Meet the Team

Our team is still a work in progress…. Want to help us out? Join the staff by filling out this interest form!

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Audrey is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Advocate. She is a second-year physics major with a minor in music theory, and she spends the free time she has left binge-watching bad TV and thinking about snakes.


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Contact: audrey.farrell@stonybrook.edu


Byline_Anna

Anna is a junior biology and anthropology major with special interests in developmental genetics and functional morphology. She has a deep passion for tacos and podcasts, and wishes she could be a marathon runner (but the closest she’s gotten is sprinting to her 8ams every morning).


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Contact: anna.zavodszky@stonybrook.edu


Byline_James

James is a sophomore economics/philosophy double major with a political science minor. When not doing schoolwork, he likes to read about current political and economic developments. He is a pre-law student who dreams of going into civil rights law.


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Contact: james.edell@stonybrook.edu


Byline_Jen

Jennifer is a first-year psychology B.S. major with a biology and chemistry concentration. She loves psychological thrillers, cheesy romantic comedies, and most of all the rain.


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Contact: jennifer.le@stonybrook.edu


Byline_Ilana

Ilana is a sophomore physics and astronomy student with a special interest in art history, garbage indie tunes, and the never ending void of space. Feel free to get in touch for any reason, including but not limited to our excellent newsletter, bad poetry recommendations, or my favorite recipe for fruit leather.


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Contact: ilana.bromberg@stonybrook.edu


Byline_Dara
Dara Bahk is a junior majoring in psychology and sociology with a minor in creative writing. When she is not scribbling down open ideas or editing pieces, Dara enjoys binging other’s personal memoirs, putting maple butter on too burnt toast, and certain shades of green.

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Contact: dara.bahk@stonybrook.edu


Byline_Hamza
My name is Hamza. I am the editor for the Middle East. I am an international student from Saudi Arabia, probably the only Saudi you will meet in Stony Brook. I am majoring in Political Science with a concentration on International Relations and Comparative Politics. I am also a cinema lover. I spend my free time by either watching movies or reading about politics and international affairs. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Middle Eastern affairs or anything else.

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Byline_Karina

I am 24 years old and just starting my second year as a journalism major. I hate vegetables, fruit, and anything healthy, and I don’t know how to “gym.” If you haven’t heard from me I’m most likely napping!


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Owen Steele is the editor for Africa as well as being a Freshmen physics major at Stony Brook. He has always enjoyed keeping up with foreign affairs and is now happy that he has found a productive outlet for his passion.

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Contact: owen.steele@stonybrook.edu


Byline_Aly
Aly is a second-year Biology major with a double Minor in marine science and ecosystems and human impact. She loves Moray Eels, Açaí, and her fish Parmason Luke.

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Contact: alyson.hall@stonybrook.edu


Byline_Shah
Hey everyone, I know my name is kinda long so you can call me Shah for short! I may be an engineering major but for fun, I love learning about political affairs across the world, particularly the Middle East, South Asia, and North Africa. I also love discussion pertaining to controversial topics such as politics and religion, and I also enjoy learning about different cultures. A few fun facts about myself – I am a first generation immigrant, I am colorblind, I have a sarcastic sense of humor, and people typically mistaken me as older than my actual age. Feel free to provide feedback on my articles, I look forward to writing for you all!
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Jennifer Corr, a junior, is in her first year here at Stony Brook. As a journalism major, she loves to write about news, psychology, and life in general. Among her favorite activities is having beach days in the summer time and spending all day in a museum in the winter time.

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Byline_Pedro
Pedro Rodrigues is a Senior at Stony Brook University. He is a Journalism major with a History minor. Pedro is the host of a hockey podcast called Drop the Puck Podcast. He enjoys being around his family and friends as well as playing soccer and hockey.

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Contact: pedro.l.rodrigues@stonybrook.edu