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Editorial Board


Hazel Leung is a third year cognitive science, human computer interaction major. She works in two labs: The Design Lab, where is is researching data visualization, and in a cognitive psychology lab, where she is researching social cognition, property, and social norms. She loves traveling, eating, and taking photos of the food she eats.

Yogitha Chareddy is a third year molecular biology major also minoring in business with the intent to enter the pharmaceutical industry. She works in a cell biology lab characterizing proteins. There isn't an on-campus organization she hasn't tried, and she has a love for all things sweet and caffeinated. 

Content Editors 

Diana Cortez is a fourth year public health major. She volunteers in a clinic for the underserved in Tijuana and is an active member of Rotaract at UC San Diego. Her favorite food group is hot chocolate and in her free time she loves to hang out with her friends at coffee shops all over SD, find new music, go on hikes and joke around with friends.

Priyanka Dasgupta is a fourth year cognitive science major. After graduation, she plans to apply to PhD programs in Neuroscience. Priyanka likes to read, binge watch TV shows and occasionally likes to write short stories.

Aditya Rao is a third year Biochemistry & Cellular Biology Major, with minors in History & Psychology. He currently works at the Cleveland Lab for Neurodegenerative Diseases. He is involved with a number of service orgs on campus such as Camp Kesem and Therakeys and in his free time he enjoys boxing recreationally.

Cailen Rodriguez is a third year Political Science/International Relations major with a minor in Law & Society. Her primary interests are international and national security, foreign policy, and political analysis. As she is finishing her degree in June, she plans to spend this upcoming year in Europe further studying international affairs.

Akhilesh Yeluru is a third year Bioengineering: Biotechnology Major. He is passionate about his research in the Cardiovascular Imaging Lab on a predictive measure of TAVR surgery success. In his free time, Akhilesh is an avid archery on the Sun God Archery competitive team.


Yubin Cho is a fourth year cognitive science, human computer interaction major. She is planning to go to grad school in South Korea after graduation. She also plans on taking a surfing class before she leaves and loves traveling the city, reading books, and swimming.

Yelitza Mendez is a first year computer science major who is interested in graphical user interface and user experience. When she’s not coding her life away she enjoys exploring San Diego, going on brunch dates, and visiting art museums.  


Ponmathi Ramasamy is a second year chemistry major. She enjoys talking to professors about their research, which made The Equilibrium a great fit for her. She likes to work out, volunteer as a peer advisor in the chemistry department, and hike.