2021-2022 Editorial Board

Lizzy Galbo


Lizzy is a senior at Rose Hill double-majoring in Integrative Neuroscience and Music on the Pre-Health track. She is currently conducting cognitive neuroscience research on the interaction between music and visual processing in Fordham’s Vision and Memory Lab. Outside of FURJ, Lizzy is President of the University Choir, and enjoys playing piano, running, and reading in her free time.

Ray Rigat

Managing Editor

Ray is a senior at Rose Hill majoring in Integrative Neuroscience from Clinton, Connecticut, and hopes to pursue medicine after graduation. He is also obtaining an additional concentration in American Catholic Studies from the Francis and Ann Curran Center and is involved in neuroendocrinology research on campus. Ray is also a FASA student advisor and loves hiking, photography, and reading.

Joe Kottke

Media Editor

Joe is a junior at FCLC and is double majoring in journalism and political science. On campus, they are also the news editor at the Fordham Observer and an ambassador with Lincoln Center Society. In their free time, they enjoy playing piano, watching anime, and reading Y.A. fiction.

Sam Billings

Media Editor

Sam is a senior from Houston, Texas majoring in English with a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She is interested in pursuing a career in publishing after graduation. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, playing guitar, and reading. 

Amanda Chen

Peer Review Editor

Amanda is a senior with a major in Business Administration and a concentration in Business Economics. She is from South Pasadena, California. Her campus involvements include creating the Fordham Actuarial Club and working on the Peer Review team at FURJ. She is interested in economic theory and business law. Outside of FURJ and in her spare time, she enjoys trying different cuisines in the outer boroughs of New York City and studying in small coffee shops.

Tina Savvaides

Peer Review Editor

Tina is a senior Chemistry and Theology major from Connecticut. In addition to FURJ, she is also a writer for The Fordham Ram, a Chemistry/Biology tutor for SILC, and a member of OCF and SEAJ. She wishes to continue research on the impact of the environment on health. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, reading, cooking, and music.

Clara Victorio

Peer Review Editor

Clara is a sophomore Chemistry major from Houston, Texas. She is currently involved in peptide chemistry research. She is also the Junior Project Manager for the Fordham chapter of Engineers Without Borders. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, ballet, and baking.

Sarah Abdelaziz

Peer Review Editor

Sarah is a junior in Integrative Neuroscience with a concentration in cognitive studies and is also minoring in Bioethics. She is from Bergen County, New Jersey and is currently in a computational neuroscience lab studying cognitive representations in the brain. Outside of FURJ she is an RA for Finlay Hall and is currently also studying for her EMT license. She loves to sing, play ukulele, hangout with friends, crochet, and play with her cat Fifi when she gets to visit home!

Lucy Peterson

Copy Editor

Lucy Peterson is a senior at Rose Hill double majoring in English & Anthropology. She will be serving as a Copy Editor for the Fordham Undergraduate Research Journal this year. Her other campus involvement includes serving as a Co-Campus Correspondent for HerCampus, as well as an editor for the Fordham student newspaper. In her free time, Lucy loves creative writing and reading thriller novels.

Erica Weidner

Copy Editor

Erica is a senior majoring in English and double minoring in political science and philosophy. In addition to FURJ, she also edits and writes editorials for The Fordham Ram. When she’s not drowning in words, she enjoys baking, painting her nails bright colors, and watching horror movies.

Nicole St. Jacques

Book Review Editor

Nicole is a sophomore Psychology major at FCRH on the Pre-Health track from Southwick, Massachusetts. In the future, she is interested in psychological research pertaining to childhood development and neuropsychology. In addition to FURJ, she is a member of jazz band and FUEMs. Her other hobbies include crocheting, cooking, reading, and playing the saxophone.

Andie Estrella

News Editor

Originally from Paramus, New Jersey, Andie is a senior at Rose Hill studying International Political Economy and Spanish. She has been involved with FURJ since her sophomore year and has published research on female representation in 19th-century Italian literature. This year, she is also volunteering off-campus as an ESOL tutor with the South Bronx United. In her free time, she likes to do yoga and explore NYC, trying different foods. 

Syeda Rahman

Social Media Editor

Syeda is a sophomore at Rose Hill majoring in biological sciences on the pre-health track. Born and raised in New York City, she is interested in research relating to healthcare disparities among underserved populations, especially in her Bronx community. Aside from FURJ, she also looks forward to being involved with FUEMS, aiming to become an EMT. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, writing raps, and freestyle dancing!

Abbigail Ramnarine

Social Media Editor

Abbigail is a sophomore at FCLC, double majoring in Journalism and Political Science. She is a native New Yorker and is currently on a pre-law track. She is currently a radio DJ for Wavelengths at Lincoln Center and loves listening to all types of music but has an affinity for rock and alternative music.

Maddie Sandholm

Print Editor

Maddie, FCLC ’23, is a New Media & Digital Design major and Visual Arts minor from Happy Valley, Oregon. Apart from FURJ, she is the layout editor at The Observer. Maddie enjoys drawing, practicing guitar and playing Stardew Valley with her sisters.