The editorial board of the CROW Journal consists of highly motivated and qualified UW-Bothell students. CROW editors work hard to ensure that each author that submits to the journal receives positive feedback in order to improve or enhance research papers for publication.

Check out yearly editorial board member bios to learn more about editors and their work on and and off campus!


Alex Blaskovich is a third year undergrad working towards majoring in Interactive Media Design with a minor in Creative Writing. She is passionate about world building design and animation and loves to write fantasy novels in her spare time. Currently she is working as a Lead Peer Consultant at the Writing & Communication Center. She is looking forward to being a part of this year's CROW board.


Aaron Davis will be graduating in 2021 with a B.A. in Health Studies with a double minor in Global Health and Health Education and Promotion. Their experiences at UWB have included serving on the Health Studies Curriculum Committee, and undergraduate research assistant appointments with the Global Health department and the rHEALTH research group. Aaron believes strongly in the power of community and works as an emergency shelter manager and homeless advocate while aspiring to do participatory based research in underserved communities to aid in interventions and reduce health disparities. Aaron's enthusiasm with research writing and desire to pursue a Masters of Public Health at UW Seattle upon graduation has led them to join the CROW editorial board to learn more about the collaborative process of editing and publishing.


Dacia Wagnon is a transfer student and will be graduating with a B.A. in Health Studies in March 2021. She is passionate about students challenging and improving their written communication skills during their college career. Although public health is her greatest passion, she also deeply enjoys learning about any and all topics. Since the CROW is a unique space where knowledge, passions, and writing development intersects; she couldn't be more honored to be on the editorial board this year. After graduating, she will pursue a career as a public health professional in a role where she can advocate for female reproductive health and education access. 


Karina Syrova is a third year undergraduate student in the Health Studies major with a minor in Biology. After publishing her editorial last year, Ayurveda: An Ancient Science, she aspires to participate in the process of research writing which led her to join the CROW. She is very excited to collaborate and learn with other writers in the CROW’s sixth volume. 


Mickena Butler is a junior at UWB with a major in Health Studies, and a minor in Global Health. Mickena enjoys listening to and looking for good music, reading, and watching movies or documentaries in her free time. She works as a CNA caring for fragile disabled children. She loves learning about public health issues and policies from around the world. Mickena hopes to be a public health advocate whether it be as a physician, social worker, a nurse, or helping to amend or create health policies.This is her second quarter with the CROW editorial board.

Rachel Kudlacz is a senior graduating in June 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Community Psychology with a minor in Policy Studies. With her interest in the social sciences, she uses her skills in researching, writing, editing, and visualizing in her pursuit of presenting science as accessible and understandable for everyone; with these intentions she joined The CROW Editorial Board. At the moment she utilizes these skills as a Peer Writing Consultant at the Writing and Communication Center and as the Creative Director of the Husky Game Development club on campus. 

Rose O’Connor is a second-year graduate student pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics. She received a B.A. in English from Skidmore College in 2018 where she also minored in Management & Business. She is applying to PhD programs for Fall 2021 and hopes to one day teach at the college level. She works as a Peer Consultant at UW Bothell’s Writing and Communication Center and is spending her quarantine at home in Rhode Island.


Salome Seifu is a fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in English Literature. In her free time, she likes to play video games, draw, read, listen to music, and fantasize about worlds beyond. She is incredibly excited to be a part of this year’s editorial board on the CROW. She currently works at UWB’s Writing and Communication Center.


Shahrzad Tehrani is a Junior at UWB working towards her BA in Environmental Studies, and minoring in Biology and Public Health. She is passionate about science communication and research writing which led her to join the CROW Editorial Board. She loves the editing process, particularly helping writers to refine their writing to effectively communicate their ideas, and is excited to work with authors to publish their work in the CROW. After graduation, she plans to work with sustainable, ethically-minded businesses, driven by her goal to increase public awareness of science and empower conscious consumption. Currently, her free time outside of school and work is spent tending to her plants, baking, and learning about linguistics. 


Sidra Yousaf is a second year undergraduate student currently majoring in Community Psychology as well as Biology. She intends on going to medical school and specializing in cardiology. She is passionate about social justice issues, especially those that take place in healthcare. She currently works as a Peer Consultant at the Writing and Communication Center at UWB. In her free time, she enjoys drawing and painting, as well as watching movies. 

Jordan Nguyen is a Junior undergraduate student currently in the Health Studies major and is working towards the Biology major. After graduation he intends to work as a medical assistant to gain experience and to eventually apply to Physician assistant school (PA).Outside his work at the CROW, Jordan is a research assistant working with Professor Stone on conducting research on racial disparities in health in order to improve population health outcomes.