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!


Sakshi Bhise (she/her/hers) is a junior graduating in 2023 with a major in Media and Communication Studies. She loves the writing process because with every piece of new writing the author goes through a journey. This unique journey for every author makes her passionate about writing. She currently works at the Writing and Communication Center at UWB. In her free time she likes to read books, paint and even dance. 


Jesse Blaire (they/them/theirs) is a senior transfer student and will be graduating in June 2022 with a dual major B.A. in Law, Economics and Public Policy, and Society, Ethics and Human Behavior. They are currently working on a Senior Thesis addressing the psychological influence of media on individuals’ political identity. They work on campus as a Peer Consultant with the Writing and Communication Center, as well as assisting Dr. Julie Shayne of the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies program on her work with the Feminist Community Archive of Washington. After graduating, they are excited to apply for a joint graduate program to complete a Ph.D. in Social Psychology and a J.D. in law. They are looking forward to being a part of this year's CROW board.

Alex Blaskovich (she/her/hers) is a fourth year undergraduate majoring in Interactive Media Design with a minor in Creative Writing. She is passionate about graphic and narrative design, fantasy novels, and loves to cultivate her tiny Etsy store 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.

Madison Gaines (she/her/hers) is a first-year graduate student pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics. She received a B.F.A. in Creative Writing from George Mason University in 2021 and then promptly drove from Maryland to Washington with her two cats in the backseat. She is passionate about highlighting the experiences and relationships of Black women throughout history, and hopes to someday teach creative writing at a college level. 

Connor James (he/him/his) is a first year graduate student in the MFA program for Creative Writing & Poetics. He received his Bachelor of the Arts in English from the University of Michigan in 2015. He has since been working professionally as an English Language Consultant at Macomb Community College and as a Peer Consultant with UWB’s Writing & Communication Center. This is his first year as a member of the CROW editorial board, and he’s excited to help students become published authors.

Shahrzad Tehrani (she/her/hers) is a senior at UWB working towards her BA in Environmental Studies, and minoring in Biology and Health Studies. She is passionate about science communication and research writing which led her to join the CROW Editorial Board. After graduation, she plans to work in higher education institutions to move towards meeting sustainability goals and to help empower students to engage in sustainability issues. Currently, her free time outside of school and work is spent tending to her plants, baking, and learning about linguistics. 

Sidra Yousaf (she/her/hers) 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.