We are very proud of our interns who inspire us with their curiosity, intelligence, and eagerness to make a difference in the world we live in.

Let's meet our 2018-2019 Team. Click on their names to follow their articles on Youngzine!


Alexis J

My name is Alexis Jones. I am an undergraduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (‘22). I intend to major in Chemical and Biological Engineering with an interest in pursuing a career in neuroscience, sustainability, or research in the medical field. I have experience in research in plant pathology, genetics, and nutrition. I also enjoy playing soccer, teaching yoga, thrifting, and finding the strongest coffee in my general proximity. I began writing for Youngzine the summer before my senior year of high school. I have loved engaging with a young audience to increase the literacy of current events and scientific news.


Arbaaz M

Hi, my name is Arbaaz. I’m a college sophomore majoring in computer science. When I’m not coding or helping to teach computer science classes, I read and write a broad variety of fiction and nonfiction. One of my favorite computer science concepts is data compression, which involves formatting information so that it takes up less space. I find it fascinating how all writing is a form of data compression and it’s a skill I hope to grow by writing for Youngzine.


James H

Hello everyone! My name is James, and I am a junior in high school. One of my favorite pastimes is to think of and write thought-provoking pieces of literature, hence I joined Youngzine. Other pastimes or hobbies that I have include reading, playing the game of Go (an ancient Chinese board game), collecting bottle caps, collecting state quarters, and exercising my problem-solving skills (I like to solve riddles, mind puzzles, etc.)


Elena W

Hey everyone! My name is Elena, and I am a sophomore in high school. Outside of my classes, I love to debate, to play volleyball, and to write. When I'm not being productive, I'm usually watching YouTube clips of late night comedy, listening to the soundtrack of Hamilton on repeat, or watching old sitcoms on Netflix. Someday, I hope to travel the world, since I find different cultures and points of view fascinating. That, combined with my passion for writing, makes me so excited to be part of the writer intern team this year. I hope you like my articles!


Anisha C

As a junior in high school, I have been around for just long enough to start discovering the world. So far, I have found out that anything written by Agatha Christie is extremely interesting, that the book is almost always better than the movie, and that talking about things that I believe in is a great way to spend my day. I love to read and consider myself to be a bookworm. My dog is named after my favorite comic book hero, Asterix. My one absolute plan for my own future is to never stop learning and discovering.


Aaditi P

Hello, my name is Aaditi and I am a freshman currently residing in Massachusetts. My hobbies include swimming, art, and of course, writing. I enjoy learning about different cultures of countries around the world and hope that I can visit Japan one day. One of my particular interests is geography, having won my school geography bee for 3 years and competed in states. I am also an avid fan of Marissa Meyer's novels and the band BTS's songs. I am excited to be writing for Youngzine and hope I can continue writing throughout my high school years.


Vedha N

Hi everyone! My name is Vedha and I am a freshman in high school. I love to write, especially nonfiction and research-based writing. Other then that, I love to draw and travel, not that I do it very often. In my free time, I like to read and watch movies on Netflix. I’m very eager to share my writing pieces with all of you!


Caitlin L

Hey everyone!  My name is Caitlin and I’m a senior in high school. I love writing, especially creative writing, and I’m a member of my school’s literary magazine. Outside of classes, I like to read and travel, and I’m totally obsessed with the musical Hamilton.  I’m excited to be working with Youngzine this year, and I hope you enjoy my articles!


Mehek K

I’m Mehek and I’m a high school senior. I’m an avid reader, passionate writer and I have a blog where I review some of the books that I read. I am on the speech and debate team at my school and I frequently participate in tournaments. I’m also an active follower of U.S. politics and current events. I hope to be able to spread my knowledge to others one day as a teacher and make a difference in the world. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music and attempting to play the ukulele.


Hannah N

Hi, I’m Hannah and I am a junior in high school. Other than Youngzine, I am involved in Speech and Debate and I also participate in Broadcast Journalism. During my free time, I like to watch movies, go on hikes, and read books. I strongly believe that striving to be informed is something really important, and I try my best to read as much news as I possibly can. I hope my articles teach you something new!


Roma B

Hello, Youngzine Community! I am Roma Bedekar, a high-school sophomore! My journey as an avid learner began when I received my first Harry Potter book for my sixth birthday. I devoured that series, and within a year, I moved on to composing writing pieces of my own. I can connect to younger children through my endearing, vivacious younger brother, Rohan. Not only do I hope to gain a lot from this experience, I hope I can educate and inspire through my writing!