The Team

Gabriel Morris
President and Digital Director

Gabriel Morris

Gabriel Morris is a second-year Politics, Philosophy, and Economics student, double-majoring in Communication Studies, and double-minoring in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Social Activism. Last year, he thrived as a Staff Writer, with his writing focusing on LGBTQ+ issues, intersectional feminism, and social change broadly. Earlier this year, he served as NUPR's Vice President of Public Relations. Outside of the club and magazine, he works at Starbucks as a Shift Manager, runs Northeastern’s SPLC on Campus Service/Research Project, and is a Program Assistant in the Social Impact Lab. With Tuesday's dedicated to NUPR, he dedicates his Wednesday nights to NU Philosophy Club, where he is the EVP. A Southern California native, he is happy to have found good Mexican food at Amelia's.

Jaclyn Roache
Editor-in-Chief

Jaclyn Roache

Hailing from the vastly underrated state of New Jersey, Jaclyn is a fifth-year political science major. She has been involved with NUPR since her freshman year and is thrilled to be serving her fourth term as Editor-in-Chief. Jaclyn is in her last semester at Northeastern, and recently finished her final co-op at the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project. She previously co-oped at a conflict resolution non-profit working to make Boston a more racially inclusive city and as a research assistant working on terrorism and wartime atrocity. While not dwelling on the most disturbing sides of humanity, Jaclyn enjoys watching Bob’s Burgers, pretending to understand poetry, and petting dogs.

Prasanna Rajasekaran
Managing Editor

Prasanna Rajasekaran

Prasanna is a fifth year economics major. He wrote his first piece for NUPR late his freshman year, and it was moderately bad. Since then, his conception of the magazine has changed from "extremely smart/thought-provoking" to "kind of cultish" to finally "the cult I'm a part of." Prasanna has done co-ops at a law firm and a policy think tank, but much more interestingly, has managed to grow unruly beards at each of these places without being reprimanded. He also purports to know much about the NBA, hip hop, and post-modern literature, but actually just paraphrases what people say on reddit.

Kamran Parsa
VP of Public Relations

Kamran Parsa

Kamran Parsa is a first year Politics, Philosophy, & Economics Major with a minor in English. Originally from Staten Island, New York, he has been part of NUPR since the beginning of his this year -- publishing his first article with the magazine in the fall. Aside from NUPR, Kamran is involved in SPLC on Campus and Philosophy Club. In his freetime, he likes to play guitar, learn pointless trivia facts about music history, watch endless cooking videos, and spends every other hour of his time studying at Pavement.

Reilly McGreen
Treasurer

Reilly McGreen

Reilly McGreen is a fourth-year political science student. Raised in Wakefield, RI he transferred to Northeastern during his sophomore year, and has been involved in NUPR ever since, focusing on domestic politics. For the past year, Reilly has worked as Governor Michael Dukakis' assistant. This past summer, he attended the 2016 Democratic Convention in Philly with the Governor. When not talking politics (rare) Reilly enjoys running, listening to Top 40 pop music, and watching Netflix.

Isiah Myers
Secretary

Isiah Myers

Isiah is a second year political science student. Originally from the understandably unknown and confusingly named Kansas City, Missouri — he is still saddened and shocked by the lack of cows in the Boston area. He has been involved in NUPR since the second semester of his freshman year and is excited to serve as secretary. Isiah spends most of his time outside of class volunteering with Peace through Play and Mentoring through DREAM. He enjoys spending his free time taking poor quality film photos, wishing he was friends with Frank Ocean, and visiting art museums.

Vanessa Gregorchik
Creative Director

Vanessa Gregorchik

Vanessa is a third-year Graphic and Information Design major with a minor in Art History. She likes working in the overlap of journalism and design and using her medium to transform stories for the digital age. She is coming to NUPR with experience working with Tastemakers and other student-led magazines. Vanessa is currently co-oping with Upstatement, a Boston-based design firm that specializes in building websites for editorial organizations. Beyond her day job, she is an active member of Scout, Northeastern’s student-led design agency where she makes brands and conference plans to boost Northeastern’s role in the local design community. She is proud of her Louisville, Kentucky roots — even though she pronounces it as “Looeyville.”

Elena Kuran
Columns Editor

Elena Kuran

Elena is a second-year International Affairs major with minors in Ethics, Social Entrepreneurship, and Japanese. Having grown up outside of Seattle, she misses good coffee and still feels shy about wearing socks and sandals in Boston. Elena joined NUPR as a freshman, fell in love, and is now the column editor. In her spare time, she runs an Instagram page dedicated to reviewing Trader Joe’s products. She is currently in the process of applying for her first co-op, but is never too busy to grab coffee and talk about the last documentary she watched, or explain why NUPR is her favorite campus publication.

Jillian Wrigley
Magazine Editor

Jillian Wrigley

Jillian is a second-year Political Science and Business Administration major with a marketing concentration from humble Fairfield, Connecticut. She has been a part of NUPR since her freshman year, and has grown from an intimidated attendee of weekly meetings to staff writer to now a magazine editor. Jillian has also worked as a writer for the Huntington News and recently went on a Dialogue of Civilizations to Russia where she studied international business and emerging markets. Her goals moving forward are to help NUPR create thoughtful and engaging content and to write about something other than Donald Trump.

Claire McHugh
Magazine Editor

Claire McHugh

Claire is a sophomore Biology major with a Political Science minor. This her second year with NUPR. Originating from the suburbs of New York City, she is always up to a conversation about what constitutes a "real" bagel, and despite Boston's abundance of fake bagels, she has ventured off Northeastern's campus to teach civics in public schools with Generation Citizen. When she isn't listening to top hits from the 70s, Claire can be found aspiring to become a Gilmore Girl, FaceTiming with her dog, and generally being the Ina Garten of her apartment.

Alex Frandsen
Magazine Editor

Alex Frandsen

Alex is a third year journalism major with a minor in sociology. A proud native of the DMV (the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area, not the terrible car place), he is particularly interested in race relations, housing, and criminal justice. In addition to his role at NUPR, Alex also serves as an editor for Woof Magazine and as a columnist for The Huntington News. He is also just coming off a six month stint at The Boston Globe. In his downtime, he is particularly good at being that guy at Marino who's trying just a little too hard for a pick up basketball game.

Reshma Rapeta
Magazine Editor

Reshma Rapeta

Shipped all the way from Tokyo, Reshma is a 2nd year international business major specialising in finance. Besides using the pretense of jet lag to constantly sleep, she is also a peer mentor for the Northeastern Explore Program and a teaching woman for GIRLS’ Leap. Reshma is an overzealous advocate for gender equality - in particular - liberating women from the culture of silence that inundates Japan and India. Although this is her first time working with NUPR, she has been a devout worshipper of NUPR and their excavations of issues (totally) worth reading about.

Jared Hirschfield
Magazine Editor

Jared Hirschfield

Jared is a second-year biology and political science student. Born and raised in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida, he is especially passionate about national healthcare issues and hopes to pursue a career at the intersection of medicine, law, and public policy. On campus, Jared spends much of his time in a microbiology lab studying colorful bacteria from Chile’s Atacama Desert. In rare occasions of downtime, he can probably be found in Marino or in bed watching a new documentary.