MEET THE TEAM
Ting Ting joined Exploring Race because it is unique and different from the other publications on campus. She believes that in choosing to focus on the stories of her BIPoC peers, the magazine shows how powerful the voices of BIPOC individuals are, and how important it is to center their stories. She hopes to increase the magazine’s outreach and continue to publish the stories that inspired her to join in the first place.
Ting Ting Shi,
Preeya is a third-year majoring in Public Policy. She joined Exploring Race because she is passionate about creating space for BIPOC to share and own their stories and experiences.
As an editor, Carla wants to put words to her anti-racist work by listening to others and leading interview-based editorials. She finds Exploring Race’s aim to publish radical calls to action particularly important in today's climate.
Tomás is a second year planning to major in English. He joined Exploring Race in order to support a platform for marginalized students to communicate and think critically about their experiences with race. He hopes such a platform can facilitate positive change within the community.
Yazud is a second year planning to major in Creative Writing and Anthropology. They joined the editorial team in order to uphold values of transparency, community, and radical empathy through listening and storytelling. They find Exploring Race to be an invaluable platform where BIPOC students can think critically about race and build community in spite of white academia.
Donna is a second year in the College studying political science and French. Prior to joining the News team, she was a staff writer for The Gate writing on racial issues in Europe and the United States. As an editor, Donna hopes to help foster productive conversations about race on campus.
Cameron Drake is a first-year planning to double major in theatre and history. He joined Exploring Race because he loves telling the stories of those often overlooked. He hopes his contributions will lead to discussions that better foster understanding between historically opposed groups.
Jingwen joined Exploring Race because she wants to highlight the voice of BIPoC students here at UChicago. She believes that Exploring Race is not only a place to contribute to the discussion of race, but also an opportunity to reflect upon racial issues herself.
Alana is a first year planning to graduate with a BA in History. Alana got involved with Exploring Race the fall of her first year because she is passionate about lifting BIPOC voices in the community and hopes to make an impact!
Sophie joined Exploring Race because now more than ever it is important that there's a platform where the stories and voices of BIPOC people are uplifted and shown to the rest of the community. She wanted to learn more and get involved and thinks XR does a good job reflecting our own campus and sharing the experiences of BIPOC peers in Chicago and beyond. Sophie wanted to be a part of something that is making a truly positive impact and love what Exploring Race stands for.
Jinna is a Korean international student who was born and raised in Hong Kong. She joined Exploring Race to help shed light on BIPoC voices from both within and beyond the US. Jinna is excited to contribute to the magazine’s reading experience through her illustrations and graphics.