Editorial Team

2021-2022 Editorial Board 

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

Arjun Bains

Arjun Bains, Spectrum Editor

My name is Arjun and I'm in my fourth and final year of honors nursing. This is my second year as an editor for Spectrum, and I look forward to working with more undergraduate students and their research. In my free time, I enjoy reading and listening to music.

Madeleine Beaulieu 

Madeleine Beaulieu, Spectrum Editor

Hi, I'm Maddie! I'm in the third year of my bachelor of arts, with a combined major in English and art history, and a voluntary minor in French. I've volunteered as a speaker and moderator for conferences, published both academic and non-academic work, and have been a volunteer for the Art Gallery of Alberta, Latitude 53, Crossings Journal, Constellations Journal, and Frontier College since 2019.

Jingyi He

Jingyi He, Spectrum Editor

My name is Jingyi, and I am a third-year Nursing student in the Honors program. I am passionate about older adults, healthcare technology, and reading about cool things that are going on in research. I play the violin, read Mandarin Sci-Fi books, and think about the meaning of life during my spare time. I can't wait to read about your project once it comes in!

Ayla Hermanutz

Ayla Hermanutz, Spectrum editor 

My name is Ayla and I’m a fifth-year undergraduate student in the BSc Honours in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology program, also working towards my Certificate in Sustainability. In addition to Spectrum, I work/volunteer on campus at The Landing and the Centre for Writers. When I am not running around campus, you can find me hiking, travelling, or teaching Pilates. I’m excited to learn more about the awesome research being done on campus during my time with Spectrum

David Li 

David Li, Spectrum editor

Hello! My name is David and I'm a fifth-year civil engineering student. Outside of studying and working on my research, I love reading, going for walks, and trying out new musical instruments (currently I've got a saxophone, guitar, ukulele, and harmonica in my collection although I'm still a beginner in all of them!). This is my second year as an editor for Spectrum, and I look forward to reading about your research projects!

Samantha Papuha 

Samantha Papuha, Spectrum Editor

My name is Samantha, and I'm a second year PhD student in the department of Political Science. This is my first year as a Spectrum editor, and I'm excited to support undergraduate research here at the U of A! In my free time, I'm an avid reader and swimmer (I hope to get my SCUBA license this year), and I enjoy exploring all of Edmonton's best coffee shops.

Abhisha Rathod 

Abhisha Rathod, Spectrum Editor

I am Abhisha Rathod and a fourth year BSc Honors in Neuroscience student. I have worked in a hematology and geology lab and am currently working in a neuroscience lab for my thesis project. My academic work has been published in a Journal of Clinical Medicine. I enjoy music, reading scientific literature and cooking in my spare time. I’m excited to join the Spectrum and learn about excellent research being done on campus!

Portia Rayner 

Photo of Portia Rayner, Spectrum Editor

My name is Portia and I am in my fourth year in the mechanical engineering undergraduate program. I love learning about different types of robotics and how they can be applied in the medical field.  In my spare time, I like to read and tinker with 3D printers. I look forward to learning more about different research projects on campus!

Nadiya Zuk

My name is Nadiya and I am in my fifth year of a combined BSc/BEd program.  Outside of school, I like hiking, knitting lumpy hats, and learning about everything from quantum entanglement to historical clothing.  I look forward to learning more as an editor here at Spectrum! 

Staff Advisor/Journal Manager

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


Faculty Advisors

Dr. Lisa Claypool, Associate Professor, History of Art, Design, & Visual Culture (Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta)
Dr. Joao Soares, Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta)