Meet the Student Communications Group!
All that jazzy content you see when you click onto our website? These are the folks behind it. They're real, live Tufts students with a flair for making videos, podcasts, and articles, a great sense of humor at our weekly meetings, and a desire to share their experiences with you. Meet them below! Have something specific you want our Student Communications Group to cover? Let them know in the comments.
Chris Panella '21
Christopher Panella is a junior double-majoring in Film and Media Studies and English. Besides writing for the Student Communications Group, Panella is a Lead Community Development Assistant (CDA) in Residential Life, an Executive Social Media Editor and Arts Editor for The Tufts Daily, a board member and Explorations leader for the Experimental College, and a blogger for the Career Center.
Siwaar Abouhala '23
Hi, I’m Siwaar! I’m from West Harrison, NY and I’m absolutely excited to start off my freshman year at Tufts. While I’m still deliberating which dining hall is the best, whether waiting for TapRide is truly worth it, and how many SHUs are too many SHUs, I’m learning to channel my freshmen confusion into hopeful exploration. My academic interests include Community Health, Arabic, and Pre-Medicine. I look forward to sharing my experiences, discoveries, and lessons with you all. Go ‘Bos! 🐘💙💙
Kishandra Anne Patron '21
Hello! I’m Keesha, and I am a junior from San Bruno, CA. I am pursuing a major in Cognitive and Brain Sciences. This fall, I look forward to planning and executing events for my on-campus clubs Filipino Student Union and Questbridge/First Gen Collective.
Hasan Khan '22
Hey there! I'm Hasan, a sophomore from Sharon, MA majoring in Child Study and Human Development with a tentative Computer Science double major. Around campus, you can find me co-coordinating events with the Muslim Students Association, assisting research on early childhood coding education at Professor Marina Bers's DevTech Lab, and supporting the residents of the first two floors of West Hall as their Community Development Assistant (CDA, Tufts's version of RA's for continuing students). In my free time, I dance on Tufts's only competitive Bhangra team and play the tuba in various groups on campus (in the past, both the Tufts Symphony Orchestra and our very own Jumbo Pep Band). Thank you for reading our content!
Maggie Brosnan '23
"Heya! My name is Maggie, and I’m a Freshman from London. I am currently enrolled in the SMFA Combined Degree Program, and I’m hoping to pursue Graphic Design, Communications, and Art History. I’m incredibly excited to continue exploring my passion for design, while simultaneously expanding myself in a more traditional academic environment. On campus, I’m hoping to participate in as many performing and visual arts clubs as humanly possible. I’m also looking forward to trying out stand-up comedy for the first time. I’m eagerly anticipating all the new experiences that Tufts will offer me over the coming years!"
Valeria Velasquez '23
Hi, my name is Valeria Velasquez and I’m from Columbia, Missouri, but my family and I are from Nicaragua. My academic interests lay in psychology, computer science and European history. In my free time, I enjoy sketching portraits and writing screenplays and short stories.