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Lauren Alcindor
CC ‘21

Lauren Alcindor is a student playwright and creative, studying English and linguistics.

She has experimented with interactive fiction since taking a creative writing course on the subject. Whether online or on the stage, Lauren enjoys using interactive storytelling techniques to turn audiences into active story participants. She is amazed by the skills and work Columbia Int Fic members have contributed to this project and thanks everyone involved for making it a reality.

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Jessica Chen
CC ‘23

A sophomore studying CS and Visual Arts at Columbia College.

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Victoria Geh
SEAS ‘24

Victoria Geh is a sophomore at Columbia University majoring in Operations Research and minoring in East Asian Studies.

She has enjoyed working with Benjamine Mo on A Doubled Front, and almost didn’t sleep trying to make code work. Growing up in Shanghai, Zurich, and New York City, she has experience in research, digital marketing, and tech. She is a Columbia Spectator Analyst, on the Executive Board of Global China Connection, and an AKPsi brother. She enjoys reading the Morning Brew and runs her own bullet journal Youtube and Instagram.

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Brian Laurito
GS ‘22

As a junior in the Dual BA Program between Columbia University and Trinity College Dublin, Brian is majoring in English.

He is currently working with the Social Media team to promote Int Fic's next round of stories and is looking forward to creating visuals in the future!

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Celia Le
CC '22

Celia Lê is a junior and an illustrator at Columbia University studying East Asian Studies and Linguistics.

An immigrant from Saigon, Vietnam by way of Mississippi, she’s passionate about Indigenous Southeast Asian languages preservation, art, and human rights. Besides being a visual team member at Columbia Int Fic, this summer she served as a translator for The Southeast Asian Diaspora Project (SEAD) in Minneapolis and more.

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Erin Liang
SEAS ‘23

Erin Liang is a sophomore in SEAS majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Anthropology.

She has loved working with Vilanna, Tina, and Carly on their CIF story, despite frying her eyes trying to get Twine macros to work. Outside of CIF, Erin is also involved in CORE and is a SWE at Columbia Build Lab. You can find her slaving away over her Spotify playlists, drawing things she will never finish, and logging unimpressive athletic feats on Strava.

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Jane Loughman
GS ‘22

Jane is a junior in the Dual BA Program between Columbia University and Trinity College Dublin, majoring in English.

She is from Bray, a town about 30 minutes from Dublin in Ireland. She wrote the story Sinéad and Louisa along with Elisabeth McLaughlin. She is the GCC liaison, and on the writing and social media team. She has written for Trinity News and vlogs and blogs in her spare time.

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Elisabeth McLaughlin
CC ‘22

Elisabeth is a junior at Columbia University studying Comparative Literature and Society and Visual Arts.

Growing up outside New Orleans and having spent a year in Switzerland as an exchange student, she strongly believes the arts, innovative education, and titles-in-translation are vehicles for transformation and social activism. An experienced writer and photographer, she is particularly drawn to documenting stories relating to community health and environmental justice.

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Benjamine Mo
CC ’23

Benjamine Mo is a sophomore at Columbia University pursuing studies in Ethnicity & Race (Asian American Studies).

His interests include creative writing, public health, political advocacy, and social entrepreneurship. He lives in Queens, NYC and has worked closely with Victoria Geh to create A Doubled Front, an exploration of identity which he is grateful to have been able to share with you, and one which he himself is engaged in.

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Donna Qi
CC ’24

Donna Qi is a sophomore at Columbia University majoring in Economics and History.

As a long time enthusiast of reading and dissecting stories, Donna found Columbia Int Fic to be a fantastic opportunity to push the boundaries of her storytelling instincts and connect with her inner storyteller. Her interests also include listening to podcasts on the subway, talking people’s ears off about movies, and obsessing over Taylor Swift easter eggs.

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Carly Roth
CC ‘21

A senior studying computer science, math, and English.

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Giordana Serretta Fiorentino
CC ‘24

Giordana Serretta Fiorentino is a rising Sophomore at Columbia College majoring in Anthropology and Creative Writing.

She is honored to be a writer and editor for this project and share the impact of COVID from the perspective of women in her native country, Italy. She is excited to experiment with interactive fiction and collaborate with the GCC's talented peers.

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Christina Su
CC ’24

Christina is currently a freshman in Columbia College thinking of studying CS + Visual Arts, but also contemplates major switches every other week.

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, she is passionate about visual storytelling and urban studies. She is also a product designer at Spectator and dabbles in content creation for the Columbia Political Review and the Asian Creative Collective, all while surviving on a concerning amount of iced americanos.

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Ana Valeria Vázquez Navas
GS ‘23

Ana Valeria is a rising sophomore in the Dual BA between Sciences Po and Columbia University.

She is from Caguas, a small town, in Puerto Rico. Currently, she studies Politics and Government, but she is very interested in focusing on creative writing and film at Columbia. She is so honored to be working alongside very talented and creative teammates to deliver great stories!

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Tina Wang
CC ‘23

A sophomore majoring in architecture at Columbia College. Illustrator for Columbia Spectators and CIF visual team.

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Vilanna Wang
CC ‘24

Vilanna is a freshman who is currently undecided but interested in business/journalism! She has loved being a part of CIF's second series :)

As a writer, she uses narrative-style stories to juggle the micro and macro worldviews of a college student in the time of Covid. Through expressions of both subjective and universally-relatable emotions, her stories feature discussions of circumstances surrounding family and friends as well as more meditative thoughts on the pandemic as a whole.

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Yingjie Wang
CC ’24

Yingjie is a freshman in SEAS contemplating computer engineering with a generous does of visual arts classes.

With a passion for animation and human computer interaction, she is fascinated not only by visual graphics but also the technology driving immersive interactive experiences. Yingjie is also an illustrator at Spectator and has maintained her sanity this semester by spending more time than she would like to admit scrolling through pictures of fluffy cats.

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Lauren Alcindor
CC ‘21

Lauren Alcindor is a student playwright and creative, studying English and linguistics.

She has experimented with interactive fiction since taking a creative writing course on the subject. Whether online or on the stage, Lauren enjoys using interactive storytelling techniques to turn audiences into active story participants. She is amazed by the skills and work Columbia Int Fic members have contributed to this project and thanks everyone involved for making it a reality.

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Katherine Bibilouri
GS ‘22

Katherine Bibilouri is a rising junior at Columbia University in the Dual B.A with Sciences Po.

Despite her majors in Political Science and Psychology, Katherine is incredibly passionate about the arts, specifically visual art and dance. Her past internships with VKDF and Sarmaya Virtual Museum have prepared her for the visuals team. Katherine is grateful to be working with such an innovative group of students and is motivated by her fellow classmates’ diverse talent, drive in their own fields, and collaborative spirit.

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Rishi Chhapolia
CC ‘22

Sitting idly in home quarantine in Bangalore, India, Rishi saw Columbia Int Fic as the perfect opportunity to create at the intersection of art and technology.

As a member of the tech team, he helped build the project website and interactive elements for Sinéad and Louisa and I See You. At Columbia, he studies philosophy, directs theater and short films, dances with CU Raas, and eats a LOT of chicken. Check out his website and creative portfolio Instagram!

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Victoria Geh
SEAS ‘24

Victoria Geh is a sophomore at Columbia University majoring in Operations Research and minoring in East Asian Studies.

She has enjoyed working with Benjamine Mo on A Doubled Front, and almost didn’t sleep trying to make code work. Growing up in Shanghai, Zurich, and New York City, she has experience in research, digital marketing, and tech. She is a Columbia Spectator Analyst, on the Executive Board of Global China Connection, and an AKPsi brother. She enjoys reading the Morning Brew and runs her own bullet journal Youtube and Instagram.

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Payton Geller
CC ‘22

Payton is a junior at Columbia College, majoring in Creative Writing and Religion on the pre-law track.

As a born and raised New Yorker, and the daughter of two surgeons, Payton has witnessed the effects of the COVID-19 on her local community. She joined the Columbia Int Fic team in order to best tell the stories of those the pandemic threatens to silence. In addition to being a part of the Columbia Int-Fic, Payton is the Undersecretary General for CMUNNY XV, a member of CIRCA’s travel Model UN team, a tour guide for the URC, a member of the Women in Law and Politics, as well as a contributor for The Federalist.

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Sally Jee
CC ‘21

Sally Jee, originally from South Korea, is a senior studying Neuroscience & Behavior.

She is a peer advocate for Sexual Violence Response, an organization that supports Columbia University-affiliated survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. She is also the Vice-President of Columbia Queer Alliance. In her free time, she likes to read, bake pastries, and watch cat videos on YouTube.

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Arina Karkhanis
CC ‘21

Arina Karkhanis is a senior in Columbia College studying Human Rights.

She is passionate about preserving oral histories and exploring how stories can be endlessly modernized via technology and multimedia. Her own stories extend across her hometowns in Zürich and New York and her families’ across Japan and India. Thus, Arina finds interactive fiction a particularly powerful medium to capture global nuances in the digital age and the COVID-19 era.

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Celia Le
CC '22

Celia Lê is a junior and an illustrator at Columbia University studying East Asian Studies and Linguistics.

An immigrant from Saigon, Vietnam by way of Mississippi, she’s passionate about Indigenous Southeast Asian languages preservation, art, and human rights. Besides being a visual team member at Columbia Int Fic, this summer she served as a translator for The Southeast Asian Diaspora Project (SEAD) in Minneapolis and more.

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Jane Loughman
GS ‘22

Jane is a junior in the Dual BA Program between Columbia University and Trinity College Dublin, majoring in English.

She is from Bray, a town about 30 minutes from Dublin in Ireland. She wrote the story Sinéad and Louisa along with Elisabeth McLaughlin. She is the GCC liaison, and on the writing and social media team. She has written for Trinity News and vlogs and blogs in her spare time.

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Elisabeth McLaughlin
CC ‘22

Elisabeth is a junior at Columbia University studying Comparative Literature and Society and Visual Arts.

Growing up outside New Orleans and having spent a year in Switzerland as an exchange student, she strongly believes the arts, innovative education, and titles-in-translation are vehicles for transformation and social activism. An experienced writer and photographer, she is particularly drawn to documenting stories relating to community health and environmental justice.

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Benjamine Mo
CC ’23

Benjamine Mo is a sophomore at Columbia University pursuing studies in Ethnicity & Race (Asian American Studies).

His interests include creative writing, public health, political advocacy, and social entrepreneurship. He lives in Queens, NYC and has worked closely with Victoria Geh to create A Doubled Front, an exploration of identity which he is grateful to have been able to share with you, and one which he himself is engaged in.

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Giordana Serretta Fiorentino
CC ‘24

Giordana Serretta Fiorentino is a rising Sophomore at Columbia College majoring in Anthropology and Creative Writing.

She is honored to be a writer and editor for this project and share the impact of COVID from the perspective of women in her native country, Italy. She is excited to experiment with interactive fiction and collaborate with the GCC's talented peers.

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Ana Valeria Vázquez Navas
GS ‘23

Ana Valeria is a rising sophomore in the Dual BA between Sciences Po and Columbia University.

She is from Caguas, a small town, in Puerto Rico. Currently, she studies Politics and Government, but she is very interested in focusing on creative writing and film at Columbia. She is so honored to be working alongside very talented and creative teammates to deliver great stories!