Editorial Team

2023-2024 Editorial Board 

All members of the Spectrum Editorial Board are current University of Alberta students. 

Submissions Editors 

Heba Mahmood

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Hello! My name is Heba and I am in my fourth year of a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Biological Sciences and Psychology. Being a part of the Spectrum team has exposed me to research in disciplines other than my own and has given me the tools to approach my personal research endeavours with unique perspectives. This will be my second year as Submissions Editor and I'm excited to continue reading the diverse submissions we receive! 

Mylo Sakhuja 

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Hello! My name is Mylo and I'm in my 3rd year of an Honors Sociology major and an International Studies minor. I'm passionate about global learning and I'm always looking for opportunities to experience new languages/cultures and travel when I can. In my ever-decreasing free time I like to read historical fiction and fantasy, try out new restaurants, and dabble in digital art. I'm looking forward to reading the exciting work coming in from UofA students this year! 

Kritika Taparia

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Hello, my name is Kritika! I started my undergraduate degree at UAlberta in psychology, and I am now heading into my first year of medical school at McMaster University. In my spare time, I love reading, playing badminton, and visiting local coffee shops. This is my second year as a submissions editor for Spectrum, and I'm super excited to read your submission once it comes in!

Eu-Lim Jang

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Hello, my name is Eu-Lim and I am in my third year with a major in English and a minor in Psychology. This is my first year at Spectrum and look forward to all the different kinds of submissions that we'll get this year!


Elizabeth Assefa 

Elizabeth, Spectrum Editor

Hi, my name is Elizabeth! I started out my university journey completing a Bachelor of Arts double major in Psychology and English, and now I'm entering my final year of an After Degree in honours Linguistics. I'm passionate about psycholinguistic research, particularly in the areas of accent perception and individual differences measures, like personality! My hobbies include reading, baking, and watching sitcoms. This will be my first year as a copyeditor for Spectrum and I'm super excited to be a part of the team!

Evlin Glyson

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My name is Evlin and I am a 3rd year undergraduate science student majoring in Psychology. I am passionate about child/adolescent mental health and cognitive functioning. This will be my first year as a copyeditor, and I hope to learn and contribute a ton to the Spectrum team!

Shea Keats

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My name is Shea, and I’m a first year Doctor of Pharmacy student. My claims to fame are having no sense of direction and being able to sit in the same place reading for a near-infinite length of time. This is my second year as a copyeditor for Spectrum, and I’m so excited to see the research that’s submitted this year!

Production/Layout Editors

Misty Totman

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My name is Misty Totman and I am in my third year, Bachelor of Arts Honors in History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture. This is my first year as a Spectrum editor and I look forward to doing a second one next year. Once I graduate, I will get my Masters in Art Conservation.

Staff Advisor/Journal Manager

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

Faculty Advisors

Dr. Fiona Nicoll, Professor, Political Science (Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta)
Dr. Joao Soares, Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta)