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Editor In Chief
Ayesha Siddiqi (2013 - 2017, 2020 - present)

Anna Aguiar Kosicki

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Francis Tseng

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Mary Borkowski
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Lou Cornum
Max Fox
Rob Horning
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Rachel Rosenfelt

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Ava Kofman

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Tim Barker
Joseph Barkeley
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Emily Cooke
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Francis Tseng
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