Zarya is a host for Queer Diagnosis. She was a pre-med student studying Biochemistry and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stony Brook University. She is now working as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Weill Cornell Medicine. 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.
Srihita is a co-host for Queer Diagnosis. As a second-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.
Jameson is an editor for Queer Diagnosis. Jameson now is doing a BS/MAT Physics Teaching degree 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.
A second-year student at Stony Brook University, Raisa is an intern for Queer Diagnosis. She is studying Mathematics and Accounting with plans to study data science for graduate studies. Raisa, an advocate for immigrant and queer communities, is excited to eventually employ data analysis and research to support the queer Muslim community with a focus on the Bengali community. She hopes to shed light on marginalized communities by elevating their social media presence and building a platform for their voices heard.