Current Board

Lauren Bush


Lauren Bush is a junior majoring in both chemistry and political sciences with a minor in mathematics. She is a member of the Karsh STEM Scholars Cohort II, an ambassador for Soul Trak, and the secretary of the North Carolina Club at Howard. Bush's research interests lie with International Health Policy and its effects on communities worldwide.

Alexandra Grayson


Alexandra Grayson is a junior pursuing a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Environmental Studies and a minor in Economics. She is a student member of the Environmental Studies Council and a mentor at the National Capitol YWCA. Her personal research interests are at the intersection of climate science, socioeconomic challenges and corresponding research & development policy.

Leigh Harris


Leigh Harris, along with being apart of the journal, is a part of the chemistry mentorship program at Howard. Harris plans on becoming a doctor specializing in Obstetrics/pediatrics. Harris has conducted research focusing on women's health and the lack of equal healthcare in the black community.

Ayanni Charles


Cassandra Berko

Creative Director for Layout

Cassandra Berko's research interests revolve around mental health in the Black community, social justice, and aspects of counterculture, especially in connection to music and art. Berko hopes to eventually conduct research on how culture impacts the mental health of Black youth.

Lacey Johnson

Layout Team

Lacey Johnson is involved on campus life through CASCADE, where they serve as the lead historian. Johnson's research interests involve the political theory in literature, philosophy and media, and theories of oppression and domination.

Francis Elimbi

Layout Team

Francis Elimbi

Aïsha Philippe

Design & Technology Specialist

Aïsha Philippe is a junior mechanical engineering major from Milwaukee, WI. At present, her personal research interests lie in sustainable agriculture.

Antonia Oduguwa

Design & Technology Specialist

Antonia Oduguwa is a junior biology major and chemistry & photography double minor seeking to earn an MD/PhD in biochemistry. Oduguwa is currently a Bison Tutor, NSBE Jr mentor, and Karsh STEM Scholar.

Pharren Miller

PR Director

Pharren Miller is a senior political science and Afro-American studies major, from Bossier City, Louisiana. Miller's personal research interest includes: Black Feminist Thought, Gender Studies, Black Girlhood Studies, Body Politics, and Ethnography.

Jy'Mir Starks

PR Coordinator

Hannah Brown

Graphic Designer

Hannah Brown

Ahlina Archibald

COAS Acquisition Editor Director

Ahlina Archibald is a junior biology major and Chemistry minor pursuing medicine. Archibald is currently serving on the Globemed Eboard. Harris enjoys biomedical research and has interned researching Parkinsons disease and cancer epigenetics.

Abigail Hall

COAS Acquisition Editor

Abigail Hall is a Howard University Capstone Scholar majoring in political science within the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program.

Alexandria Adigun

COAS Acquisition Editor

Alexandria Adigun is a senior biology major, chemistry and psychology double minor from Houston, TX! Adigun is interested in developmental biology research and hope to pursue an MD/PhD. Outside of the lab, Adigun can be found practicing yoga or trying out a new recipe.

Oona Nelson

SOB Acquisition Editor

Oona Nelson is a senior international business major with a concentration with emerging nations and Sub-Saharan African with a double minor in political science and economics. Nelson looking forward to being an acquisition editor and a member of the review team for Ukweli this year.

Arrius Nelson

SOC Acquisition Editor

Arrius Nelson is a junior legal communications major and philosophy minor from West Palm Beach, Florida. Nelson firmly believes that research is the match that'll set fire to the desire to want to learn more.

Kimberly Gardner

CNAHS Acquisition Editor

Kimberly Gardner is a rising senior and an inaugural member of the Howard University Karsh STEM Scholars Program. She plans on pursuing her Ph.D. in nutrition-focused microbiology in the near future.