ZARYA

sHAIKH

(she/her/hers)

Zarya is a host for Queer Diagnosis. She is a fourth-year pre-med student studying Biochemistry and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stony Brook University. She has been involved in healthcare as an emergency medical technician, medical scribe, and shadowing student in the operating room. Zarya created the podcast as a means to generate meaningful discussion surrounding the LGBTQ+ community that she notes is generally absent in these settings.

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SRIHITA MEDIBOINA

(she/her/hers)

Srihita is a co-host for Queer Diagnosis. As a first-year graduate student at Columbia University studying Economics, she plans to explore the intersection of data analysis and public policy. Srihita hopes to incorporate more sophisticated statistical methods into research on developmental economics and climate policy from an intersectional perspective. Additionally, she would like to explore the roles of gender politics and mental health in research surrounding poverty-alleviating mechanisms.

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JAMESON

COLEMAN

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Jameson is an editor for Queer Diagnosis. He is a fourth-year student studying Physics at Stony Brook University. Jameson is determined to create a friendly learning environment in his role as a teaching assistant for young children. He hopes to have a long-standing impact on his students through encouragement to share insightful thoughts on speaking to individuality and how each child’s identity contributes to the ecosystem of their class. 

Lara
Castaneda

(she/her/hers)

Lara is an artist for Queer Diagnosis. She is a third-year pre-med student studying Health Science with a minor in Chemistry at Stony Brook University. She has served in the medical field as an emergency medical attendant, a medical scribe, and a hospital volunteer. Lara hopes to broaden public education on diversity within the healthcare field and to create a safe environment for everyone to participate in discussions about mental health.

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aaliya
sayed

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Aaliya Sayed is a editor and researcher for Queer Diagnosis. She is a senior pre-med with a major in Biochemistry and a minor in Women and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University. She has experience in the medical field as a shadowing student and hospital volunteer. She also has hands-on experience as an intern at Albany Medical College for 5+ years. Aaliya would like to learn more about people from different parts of the world and with different views within the LGBTQ+ community. She hopes to use this knowledge to be a better physician in the future.

kaiqi
liang

(she/her/hers)

KaiQi is a media specialist and handles web development for Queer Diagnosis. She is a third-year Computer Science student interested in the intricacies of software and game development. She hopes to provide technological aid for others whether due to necessity or to offer more convenience in people’s lives in order to enrich them. 

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jessica
pathmanathan

(She/they)

Jess is an intern for Queer Diagnosis. She is a third year student studying Psychology and Sociology at Stony Brook University. They currently work with the LGBTQ* Services Center at Stony Brook University as a Student Assistant. She aims to continue to learn about marginalized communities and help educate, support and advocate for others.

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hernandez

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Ana Sofia is a senior biology student at Stony Brook University with hopes of tackling the field of forensic science. Growing up in a queer household, she was fortunate enough to experience the colorful side of life and wishes to give back by advocating for LGBTQ+ inclusion and rights. She also plans to travel and immerse herself in all the rich culture the world has to offer.

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serena
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A junior at Stony Brook University, Serena is an intern for Queer Diagnosis. She handles outreach and editing for the podcast. Serena aims to educate, support, and advocate for underrepresented groups within the healthcare setting and to provide dedicated and personalized services. She hopes to continue traveling, learning about different cultures around the world, and partaking in more community and public health research opportunities.