Math & Computer Science
Tamar grew up on Long Island with her three younger siblings and a pet bird. She was going to major in chemistry, English, or neuroscience, but then she discovered "real" math and changed her mind. Though she is a senior at Queens College, she is still confused by the layout of Kiely Hall.
Paul Alexander Defilippo
Hip Hop & Media
Paul Alexander Defilippo does not enjoy speaking about himself in the third person, but will do so for the sake of tradition. He is a double major in Drama/Theatre and English with the intention of pursuing acting and playwriting, which doesn’t really explain his current blogging interests. Besides his longtime avid appreciation for hip hop and rap music, he has recently found synthpop to be positively miraculous and thinks Grimes is a role model. He also likes low budget horror films and hopes that they like him, too.
Treasan Martindale is an English Major at Queens College. She has a love for the unusual, the overlooked, and the eccentric. Before becoming an English Major, she had dedicated herself to the piano and piano education. Now she plays piano in her spare time and directs most of her energy towards writing and studying ancient texts. Treasan's main goal is to become an English Teacher and to use her passion for writing and reading to help others.
Yoni was born in 1994. Some would claim this is too late to be a nineties kid, but he had dial-up aol internet, watched The Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire, and collected beanie babies. Yoni remains undefeated in his extended social circle in Lord of the Rings trivia, and his hobbies include unicycling and worrying about the impending eruption of the super-volcano beneath Yellowstone. He currently resides in Queens, but maintains a seaside villa in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.
Kevon is a Senior at Queens this year. In his free time, Kevon likes to do research on the different social and economic disenfranchisement issues victims face world-wide & throughout history. Every summer he takes a trip to Honduras to help build schools in an effort to empower youth and help end the country's cycle of gang violence. When he's not doing fundraisers for Students Helping Honduras, he can be found singing with his a cappella group The iTones, making & reading comics, or catching Pokémon for Team Mystic.
Adrianna Sirinian is a senior at Queens College majoring in Political Science. As a European-wannabe, she hopes to one day end up in Florence enjoying a cappuccino before 2pm or in London sipping tea with her pinky raised up to the sky, sitting next to Queen Elizabeth discussing politics and the wonders of Shakespeare. When she's not traveling, writing articles, attending classes, and obsessing over coffee, she's fan-girling over Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon's bromance. However, Fallon and Timberlake always come second to her dedication to the Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter she manages, where she inspires students across CUNY to get involved in the affordable housing crises in NYC. Her ultimate dream is to leave the world better than when she entered it.
Muslim American Perspectives
Ammirah is passionate about the arts, education, technology, psychology and making a unique difference in all these areas and more. Her goal in life is to become someone who can work in any situation and help others with the knowledge that she gains. Ammirah is also an avid Potterhead and is still upset that she didn't get her acceptance letter from Hogwarts. She loves meeting new people and learning about their culture, country, and lifestyles. One day, she hopes to travel the whole world! And last but not least, Ammirah's greatest aspiration is to become a published author of a bestseller.