Meet Our Executive Board

Addie Minerva

President, Editor

Addie is a fourth-year PhD student in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. Prior to Princeton, she studied Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology at Emory University and conducted research in behavioral neuropharmacology. She then worked for two years at UCSF, examining how cortico-striatal projections regulate emotional and motivated behaviors that are disrupted in psychiatric disease. Outside the lab, Addie is a huge foodie, enjoys all things outdoors, and is constantly asking strangers if she can pet their dogs.

Crystal Lee

Vice President, Editor

Crystal is a fourth-year PhD student in Cognitive Psychology at Princeton University, where she works with Casey Lew-Williams and Adele Goldberg in the Princeton Baby Lab. She graduated from the University of Rochester, where she majored in Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Linguistics. Crystal previously worked at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, Netherlands. She enjoys coffee, reading, and listening to true crime podcasts. Check out her website here.

Sara Geraghty

Secretary, Editor

Sara is a fourth-year PhD student in the Quantitative and Computational Biology program at Princeton. Previously, she studied Biology and Computer Science at the University of Richmond and conducted research on the genetics underlying sponge:algal symbiosis. At Princeton, she primarily studies cancer genomics and transcriptomics, and in her spare time enjoys hiking, kayaking and cooking.

Siena Dumas Ang

Treasurer, Editor

Siena is a fourth-year PhD student in the Quantitative and Computational Biology program. Prior to coming to Princeton, she spent 4 years at Microsoft Research working on DNA Storage. She graduated from the University of Washington with a triple degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Dance. At Princeton, Siena has worked on differential methylation, improving GWAS results to identify disease-gene associations using tissue-specific networks, and regulatory predictions for social behavior in bees. In her free time, she enjoys taking dance classes and performing, visiting NY/Philly, and taking her dog on long walks in the Institute woods with her fiancé.

Kamesh Krishnamurthy


Kamesh is a theorist interested in problems at the intersection of machine learning, neuroscience and biophysics. Currently, he is a C.V. Starr Fellow and a CPBF Fellow at Princeton University, hosted by the Department of Physics and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. Prior to this, he spent a semester as a Simons-Berkeley Research Fellow participating in The Brain and Computation program at the Simons Institute for Theory of Computing. He completed his graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Check out his website here.

Nancy Tran

Social Media Coordinator

Nancy is a junior in the Chemistry Department, studying the regulation of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase in the Groves Lab. At Princeton, Nancy is the development coordinator and a camp counselor for Camp Kesem Princeton, a summer camp hosted for children whose lives have been affected by a parent’s cancer.  Nancy also spends her time riding in an ambulance and volunteering as an EMT for the Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad. With her love for graphic design, Nancy will be taking the lead as the Social Media Coordinator for Princeton Insights and expanding the reach of our accessible reviews.

Isabel Rodrigues

Princeton Insights: The Highlights Podcast Lead

Isabel is a junior in the Department of Geosciences with a focus on environmental microbiology. Isabel is the head of the Podcast section of the Daily Princetonian, and manages Princeton Insights: The Highlights, a collaborative podcast between Princeton Insights and the 'Prince'. She is originally from upstate New York, and enjoys reading and rollerskating in her free time.

Thiago Varella

Princeton Insights: The Highlights Podcast Lead

Thiago is a PhD student in Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience at Princeton University, where he works with Asif Ghazanfar in vocal development. He graduated from the University of São Paulo, where he studied Mathematics applied to Neuroscience. Thiago previously worked at the Timing and Cognition Laboratory at Federal University of ABC (UFABC). Outside of work, he enjoys playing the piano, watching movies/series, and worrying about the big revolutions we are going through, like climate change or AI. Check out his website here.