Madel Beaudouin is a senior majoring in Economics and Political Science and an incoming Financial Data Analyst at Moody's Corporation. Aside from the journal, she is currently working on developing a start-up non profit as its Executive Director. Selected to compete at the Clinton Global Initiative conference, the Queens Entrepreneurship Fund dedicates consulting and microlending services to small businesses in the Queens area. Over the summer, she's pursued a full-time paid fellowship with the Roosevelt Institute wherein she collaborated with staff to rigorously develop key parts of her venture idea. She also entered the global Social Venture Challenge at the United Nations and became one of three winners to receive a prestigious fellowship with the Resolution Project. She has also interned for several local politicians, served as a mentor for Latinas on the Verge of Excellence, and designed a career training program for underserved high school students. She's also the Project Lead of the Queens College Marketing Committee and is an incoming participant in the CUNY Institute for Entrepreneurship's accelerator program. Fascinated by economic development, her interests extend to global poverty alleviation, global finance/governance, and the evolving public/private partnerships that leverage innovative approaches for social good. Her favorite activity is binge-watching Netflix with her dog and a nice jar of Nutella.
Ana Maria is a Romanian native who graduated from University of Bucharest and worked for more than two years for one of the biggest law firms in Romania, providing assistance to local and foreign corporations in relation to business law matters. After relocating to the United States, Ana Maria got involved into educational projects helping New York City students from low-income families improve their overall school performance and their grades on compulsory state tests. This experience encouraged her to pursue a teaching carrier, and she is currently a junior at Queens College with a double major in History and Secondary Education, aspiring to become a historian who empowers others through education. Ana Maria is fluent in several languages, has backpacked through Europe, and wishes to attend a FIFA World Cup.
Yasmin Eissawi is currently a junior at Queens College and is majoring in both Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies. Yasmin is an assistant director at the Arabic Language Institute in Queens, New York where she teaches elementary Arabic to children ages 5 and up. One of her main research interests include the ongoing violence against Palestinian children in Israeli military prisons. By focusing her interests on human rights violations in the Middle East, Yasmin intends to pursue a graduate degree in International Law to help secure her involvement in the lives of innocent civilians affected by war, occupation, and the persecution of ethnic and religious minorities.
Josh is a polymath aspirant who daylights as a writer in the humanities and moonlights as a computer scientist. He is a gamer, New York City partisan, atheist, and antimillennial hypercarper. Josh likes Sonic Youth and Miles Davis and Pokémon. Josh supports the bazaar over the cathedral. Josh really loves millennials.
Sara Dorfman is a senior majoring in History with a minor in Anthropology. Apart from her work as a senior editor for the journal, she is the lead intern on the World War II Veterans research project being completed by the History department. She has worked as an intern for the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. and the Queens Historical Society in Flushing, Queens. She plans to attend graduate school after taking some time to go travel and will hopefully find herself working at a job within the field of Public History. In her spare time she enjoys writing, reading, watching other people play video games, and bookmarking dessert recipes to make later.
Daria Kaczorowska is an Elementary Education and English double major with a minor in Economics. She is currently an honors student and student teacher pursuing classroom certification for grades 1-6. Her professional interests revolve greatly around socioeconomic factors in teaching and learning, the politics of education and educational activism, as well as integrating education with the publishing industry. Aside from being a senior editor for the Social Science Journal at Queens College, Daria is the Editor-In-Chief of Utopia Parkway Journal and holds positions as an editorial contractor and intern with publishers. She is a co-treasurer of the Queens College chapter of Kappa Delta Pi honors society, SPSS and statistics tutor, and reporter for The Knight News. In effect, Daria holds many leadership responsibilities and serves on campus committees whenever she has the opportunity to do so. In the near future, she sees herself as a leader in the educational world, integrating her knowledge of economics and statistics into making responsible decisions both for private and public institutions. In her time outside of these roles, Daria likes to spend her time volunteering and researching.
Bayard Carmiencke is an undergraduate student in his junior year who is attending Queens College of The City University of New York. His current major is Political Science and History. He has no minor, but he does take a passion in philosophy with an emphasis on political philosophy. Bayard is very excited and enthusiastic about being a member of the Social Science Quarterly journal. He is currently a junior contributor who provides analytic pieces on a plethora of subjects, including but not limited to the historical political, social, and economic developments and transformations in the Middle East with an emphasis on Saudi Arabia and Iran. He also enjoys writing about current affairs in the Middle East, such as the recent execution of the Iranian Cleric Nimir-Al Nimir and Saudi Arabia's monopolized control of the world's oil reserves. In addition to writing for the journal, Bayard is an active member of the Queens College Philosophy Club where he actively contributes to and participates in debates and discussions about race, morality, subjectivity, time, and the philsophy of war as well. Last semester, he led a discussion during the Philosophy Club meeting about the positive and negative repercussions of political revolutions in developed and underdeveloped societies. Additionally, at Queensborough Community College, Bayard recieved an Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences. During his tenure at Queensborough, he was a student representative for an organization called the SODA club, which stands for Students of Disability Awareness where he advocated for the rights and interests of students with academic and physical hardships. As a member of this organization, he was heavily influential in raising money for scholarships with students with disablities by sponsoring fundraisers and charitable events. He also was a member of the Queensborough Academic Senate representing the Creative Writing Club and was a student tour guide for the President's Council in which he provided campus tours for prospective students and their families. Finally, he was a member of the Talk Out Loud club, which provided peer assistance and support for students who wanted to cultivate their public speaking skills. Last of all, he is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society and the recipient of the Queensborough Academic Merit scholarship and the Queens College Office of Students Affairs 2016 book award recipient for $125.
Kyle Forbes is holds an Associate Degree from the Borough of Manhattan Community College. He also carries experience from the Business Administration degree. He moved towards many clubs at BMCC including the chess club, the Urban Male Leadership Academy (UMLA), the Honor Society of Black Student Scholars. He had the pleasure of participating with the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs. He has also met with mentors from the Streetwise Partners program and the BMCC/Goldman Sachs Mentoring Program. Upon entering Queens College, he immediately pursued work with Project Excel in affiliation with the Black Male Initiative Program. He later moved into the Executive Board position of the National Society of Leadership and Success Queens College Chapter as Society Events Chairman. He is majoring in Philosophy with minors in Journalism and Psychology. He enjoys reading and writing and envisions a career of writing books.
Johanna Colon is a second generation Dominican American who is currently a junior at CUNY Queens College. She is a history and secondary education major, with a minor in political science. Her research interests center on minority votes, education, social mobility, urban poverty, and political history. She is an aspiring history teacher and will join grassroots movements and her community board in the near future. Johanna supports education for all, and in her free time enjoys blending fruits and exploring.