Health and Human Biology
AJ Alcover was born in the Philippines and moved to Honolulu, Hawaii when he was very young. He is studying Health and Human Biology on the Premed Track so that he can one day become a geriatrician. His favorite hobbies are reading, hiking, going to the beach, and hanging out with friends and family.
Mneera Abdullah Saud
Computer Science and Middle East Studies
Mneera is a [rising] senior concentrating in Computer Science and Middle East Studies. Outside of class, she serves as a student coordinator for the Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment (BRYTE) program as well as a tutor. She enjoys language learning, reading The New Yorker, and making lots of pasta!
Isabel Eve Alexiades
Political Science and History
Isabel is a Greek-American rising senior from Queens, New York. On campus, she is an Editor-in-Chief of the Brown Journal of World Affairs and a teaching assistant for Financial Accounting. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching football, and yoga.
Economics and Political Science
Alex is a freshman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin studying economics and political science. Outside of class, Alex interviews for the Brown Political Review, debates with the Brown Debating Union, and is a member of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society. Additionally, he enjoys writing poetry, drawing, and playing classical guitar!
BEO Business Economics
Henry is a senior BEO business economics concentrator from central New Jersey. Henry was a member of the Bears' varsity football team as an offensive lineman for his first and second years at Brown. In his free time he enjoys playing golf and traveling.
Patrick Gilfillan is a political science concentrator. Outside of the Presidential Host Program, Patrick is a marketing associate and copy editor at the Brown Political Review and volunteers through the Swearer Center as a student teacher for Brown Elementary Afterschool Mentoring (BEAM). Patrick will be spending this spring in France studying at Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne.
Cognitive Neuroscience and Computer Science
William is a fourth year student from New Jersey, concentrating in cognitive neuroscience and computer science at Brown. He is interested in computational approaches to understanding the mind and brain and hopes to incorporate his knowledge of human behavior into software development and graphic design. In addition to being a Host for the past three years, he spends his time doing research, giving tours of Brown, singing with his a cappella group, and café-hopping around Providence.
Africana Studies and Economics
As a sophomore considering concentrating in Africana Studies and Economics, Kuno is interested in addressing racial and economic inequity through organizing and advocacy. Kuno is the Community Service Chair of Brown's Black Pre-Law Association and also works as a Minority Peer Counselor through the BCSC. Kuno is a member of the abolitionist student group Railroad and volunteers with the Petey Greene Program.
Ava is a junior studying Comparative Literature, with a focus on works written in English, Portuguese, and German. Outside of the classroom, Ava plays club soccer and volunteers with the Brown Market Shares Program, which provides locally-sourced produce to the College Hill community. She is originally from New York, but has loved getting to know Providence and finding the city’s best donuts during her time at Brown.
Ishaani is a junior studying Computational Biology at Brown. Outside of class, Ishaani plays in a jazz combo, volunteers at a citizenship test class, and edits for Brown's online science magazine, Ursa Sapiens. In her free time, she loves listening to music, exploring Providence, reading, and spending time with her friends!
Max is a first-gen senior from Newton, MA concentrating in cognitive neuroscience. You might catch him working at the Museum of Science in Boston, dressed in a giant bee costume to teach kids how bees make honey. Max is also the co-president of the Brown Outing Club, so he's super stoked about breaking down barriers to engage the entire Brown community in the outdoors.
Born and raised in Chicago, Kaeri grew up going to museums, spending time with my family, and working at the Art Institute of Chicago. At Brown, she has been lucky enough to be president of Latinas @ Brown, a WiSE mentor, and treasurer of the pirate Acapella group ARRR!!!. After graduation, she plans to pursue a PhD in virology.
Diane is a rising senior from Kigali, Rwanda. She chose computer science because she enjoys it, but also because it has exposed her to the joys of product development both through a start-up and through internships at established tech companies. She's hoping and excited to be part of the tech industry after she graduates. Outside school, she's involved in the African Students Association and enjoys reading and watching Sci-Fi and Comedy.
International Relations & French Studies
A senior from Washington, DC, Caleb spends his time at Brown exploring the ways in which media and entertainment shape global trends in politics, economics, and culture. He is a Coordinator of the Programming Department for Ivy Film Festival, a Section Head at the Brown Journal of World Affairs, and a Writing Fellow at the University Writing Center. After studying at the University of Paris in the Spring of 2019, he is excited to return to Brown for his final year on campus.
Nathaniel is a senior from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who studies Public Policy. While at Brown, Nathaniel has helped lead Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere or HOPE, which works with Rhode Islanders experiencing homelessness and fights for big structural change in the state's housing markets. After graduation, Nathaniel wants to enter a career in public service dedicated to addressing our country's affordable housing crisis.
Literary Arts and Psychology
Tess is a senior concentrating in Literary Arts and Psychology from Pawtucket, Rhode Island. On campus, she is involved in Model UN, The Critical Review, and The Brown Jug, as well as working at the Causality and Mind Lab. In her free time, she enjoys reading and writing science-fiction and watching all of her favorite movies.
Computer Science and Economics
Sonia is a senior studying computer science and economics. She's humbled to have had the opportunity to serve as Class President for all four-years. Through this role, Sonia specifically advocated for ways student government could promote awareness, education, and appreciation of diversity in the Brown community. Outside of student government, you can find her coaching students at hackathons at different universities through Major League Hacking (MLH), teaching on-campus blockchain workshops through [email protected], and finally advocating for more university-wide resources to help students develop leadership skills through the Leadership Development Initiative.