2016-2017 Contributors:

Tamar Lichter

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

Hidden NYC

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.

Yonatan Rabinovitch


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 Manners

Social Justice

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


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.

Ammirah Lune

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.

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  1. Dear Sir or Madame,

    I have developed the QC Voices blog, “Notes of a Queens College Naturalist,” over the years. I started as a student and I am now a faculty member. As a faculty member, my email has changed and I cannot access wordpress to update and edit my QC Voices blog.

    Would you please be able to help me with this?

    In addition, I would be pleased to write additional articles for QC Voices if there is any stipend available.

    Thank you!

    • Hi David. Sorry for the delay. I just came across your comment. I’m sure we can find a solution. Get in touch with me by email, and I’ll put you in touch with the right person.

  2. Hi! I’ve been looking around the website to find a way to apply as a blogger for QC Voices. Is there a specific link or an email address where I can send my application? Hoping for your response.

  3. Hi,

    I’m a rising junior in the Macaulay Honors program at Queens College and am wondering about opportunities to join the QC Voices team for the 2016-17 academic year?

    Thank you,

  4. Hello. My name is Muhammad T. Vali. I am a lower junior in Queens College. I am interested in joining QC Voices to write articles on certain topics. I saw your flier in school but I swear it slipped out of my mind so I hope its not too late to join the team! Just to be a give background on myself, I am a Computer Science major with a minor in computational linguistics and psychology. I could write about many things but my focus would be on self-success and the future. I can already see a lot of ways I can add value to this initiative and have it grow.

  5. To whoever is in charged of QC Voices:
    I am a transfer student highly interested in writing for the blog. What are the details on the blogger position so that I may apply?
    Thank you.

  6. Much like many others before me, I am curious as how to become involved with QC Voices. I am a sophomore at Queens studying English. I would be very interested in potentially writing for the 2016-2017 academic year. Some guidance pertaining to applying would be great appreciated

    Thank you,

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