2018-2019 Editorial Board


Abhi Aggarwal


My name is Abhi, and I’m an undergraduate student double majoring in Chemistry and Biology. As an author myself, I am excited to experience the other side of Spectrum and work with potential authors to raise the quality of their content. I am very passionate about undergraduate research, and I look forward to hearing about your projects

Calvin Chan


My name is Calvin and I’m a fourth-year doctoral student in cell biology. I love reading, writing, and learning about all kinds of science and have a keen interest in helping others communicate their research to a wider audience. Outside the laboratory, I am a board game collector, tea connoisseur, and an avid Netflix watcher. 

Christopher Chan

Hi folks, my name is Chris and I'm in my fifth year of a BSc in biology with a minor in history (I couldn't choose between the two so I'm doing both now). What brought me to Spectrum was its interdisciplinary approach which not only applies to the works we publish but also the awesome team behind Spectrum! When I'm off the clock, I enjoy listening to podcasts, hiking, and anything Reese's (Hershey's take a hint?)

Natalie Eng

My name is Natalie, I am a fourth year undergraduate student in economics. In my spare time, you'll find me napping, I like to think of napping as a hobby--one that I am very passionate about. I am so excited to be a part of the Spectrum team and I look forward to hearing about your research! 

Meghan Hodgson

My name is Meghan and I am a fifth year undergraduate student with a double major in Psychology and Anthropology. Throughout my Bachelor of Arts degree, my appreciation for undergraduate research grew exponentially. Students’ contributions to research on campus are invaluable, and as an editor I support students in disseminating their hard work. After I graduate, I hope to pursue graduate studies in social work, where I can continue to empower diverse communities to reach their full potential.

Susannah Mackenzie-Freeman


I graduated last year with a degree in honours philosophy and particular interests in ethics, logic, and early analytic philosophy. I enjoy interdisciplinary work and my interests include subjects which operate outside the confines of the arts. In my spare time I enjoy writing and reading fantasy fiction, my indulgent use of em-dashes and colons, interacting with animals, and going on nature walks under the stars. I look forward to reviewing your material!    

Keanna Wallace


My name is Keanna, and I’m an undergraduate psychology student. In my spare time I like to read, listen to music, and feed my caffeine addiction. I’m excited to join Spectrum this year as an editor! 

Queeny Wu

My name is Queeny, and I’m an undergraduate student specializing in Pharmacology. Despite being in the Faculty of Science, I am as passionate about the arts as I am about the sciences. Writing, reading, and watercolour painting are all a few of my favourite pastimes; as much as I love watching the borders of watercolour paint bleed into each other, I also love witnessing the bleeding of art into science or vice versa. 


Staff Advisor/Journal Manager

Crystal Snyder, Team Lead, Undergraduate Research Initiative (University of Alberta)


Faculty Advisor

Dr. Lisa Claypool, Associate Professor, History of Art, Design, & Visual Culture (Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta)



The Spectrum editorial board would also like to acknowledge the contributions of the following students in the early development and planning of the journal:

Thomas Jeffery (logo and OJS page customization)
Brittany Tetreault (Spectrum associate editor, 2017)
Daniel Walker (Spectrum planning committee 2015-2017)
Kyler Chittick (Spectrum planning committee 2015-2016)
Juanita Gnanapragasam (Spectrum planning committee 2015-2016)
Jamie Nisbet (Spectrum planning committee 2015-2016)
Sara Sarbar (Spectrum planning committee 2015-2016)
Amanda Schular (Spectrum planning committee 2015-2016)
Samantha Wesch (Spectrum planning committee 2015-2016)

Past editors (2017-2018):

Arden Burtnik
Tyler McDonald
Stefan Kaseram
Teresa Li
Meor Hashim
Liuba Gonzalez de Armas