The Young Scientists Journal Team

Team Leaders

Peter He

Chief Editor

Peter is the proverbial captain of the metaphorical YSJ ship. In his spare time he plays guitar for the post-good band Complete Amateurs. Based in London, England.

Hamza Waseem

Head of Editorial

Hamza has extensive editorial experience and is passionate about science communication and outreach. Based in Lahore, Pakistan.

Stewart McGown

Head of Production

Stewart builds all our systems. Sometimes he even manages to make them work. Based in St Andrews, Scotland.

Wietske Holwerda

Head of Marketing

Wietske is proud to be a member of the Young Scientists Journal. She has always loved STEM and enjoys finding solutions to problems. Based in London, England.

Chanon Olley

Head of Outreach

Chanon is a proud member of Young Scientists Journal with a passion for the STEM subjects, especially Computer Science, which he hopes to study in the future. Based in Kent, England.

Editorial Team

Tavleen Kaur

Executive Editor (Life Sciences)

Based in London.

Paul Karavaikin

Executive Editor (Physical and Mathematical Sciences)

Paul is passionate about all things STEM, believing it to be key to making a positive, lasting impact on society. He is aspiring to study engineering at university and can be found tinkering with everything from 3D printers to scanning electron microscopes. Based in London, England.

Marcus Thome

Senior Environmental Sciences Editor

Marcus is 16 years old and currently in year 10 at grammar school in Germany. His favourite subjects are natural sciences, sports and languages. In his free time, he enjoys rowing and playing the guitar.

Tito Adesanya

Senior Engineering Editor

Tito is heading to Columbia University, New York to study Mechanical Engineering. He is passionate about STEM and loves to make things in this free time - him main is to work on projects that help change the world. Based in London, England. For now...

Jiangmin Hou

Senior Blogs Editor

Joanna Olagundoye

Senior Astrophysics Editor

Joanna is an astronomy enthusiast who is looking forward to carrying on physics to A level and university.
In her free time she enjoys to sing and read. Based in England.

Katie Foreman

Senior Mathematics Editor

Lydia Sebastian

Senior Physics Editor

Sonya Lebedeva

Senior Blogs Editor

Yee Kwan Law

Senior Biochemistry Editor

Yee Kwan (YK), aged 17, is currently reading Biochemistry at the University of Oxford and hopes to go into research upon completion of his undergraduate degree. His interests currently lie within synthetic biology as well as cancer and stem cell biology. His interests include helping underprivileged students access higher education by bridging information inequality as well as rowing and polo.

Saheefa Ishaq

Senior Medicine Editor

Saheefa got interested in science through CREST projects and has always been fascinated with the human body. She aspires to study medicine at university- and is especially interested in the way that medicine impacts our society and the current problems we are facing such as antibiotic resistance. In her spare time she enjoys reading, art and sport.

Brendan Huo

Senior Engineering Editor

Brendan, aged 17, attends the Manchester Grammar School in Lancashire and is currently studying to be an electrical engineer. His hobbies include tennis and hockey, as well as building electronics projects.

Production Team

Julie Hu

Creative Director

Based in Beijing, China.

Umer Hasan

Digital Director

Umer is a proud member of Young Scientists Journal in the last year of secondary school. His interests include computers, photography, and watching movies. He is based in London. 

Charlotte Soin

Lead Content Manager

Charlotte loves being content manager as when reviewing the webpage she gets to read so many interesting articles. She hopes to make science accessible to people of all ages and hopes to spread the message about sustainability which is her other passion.

Lowena Hull

Lead Article Manifester

Lowena uses her computational prowess and godlike command of the English language to ensure articles make it onto the website in one piece. Her interests include computing, manga and Gudetama.

PR and Marketing Team

Eleanor Gibbon

Communications Director

This is Eleanor's second year as a member of the YSJ team, and as Communications Director she sends out regular updates to the wider YSJ community about the journal's activities. She is a 19 year old student based in London.

Social Media Editor
Social Media Editor
Social Media Editor

Outreach Team

Shashwat Kansal

Head of Partnerships

Alicia Middleton

Ambassador to UK

Mhairi McCann

Ambassador to Scotland

Mhairi is in her final year of secondary school, with a strong interest in STEM, particularly in the areas of veterinary medicine, marine biology and environmental science.  She is involved in several UK wide STEM advisory panels, alongside trying to inspire and encourage more young people in Scotland to engage in STEM.  In her free time, Mhairi can be found volunteering and playing the bagpipes or clarinet. 18 years old, and based in Inverclyde.

Akorede Kalejaiye

Ambassador to Africa

Akorede is currently a final year student of physics at the University of Ilorin; he is currently the Executive Vice President, Junior Chamber International (University of Ilorin chapter) and an MTN Foundation science & technology scholar. He is interested in creating a network of next-generation change makers and researchers who will bring about sustainable development in Africa. He plans to obtain a Ph.D in material science and to win a Nobel prize one day.

Frank Chen

Ambassador to Canada

With strong interests in biomedical engineering, educational reform, and nature conservation, Frank aims to create change and social innovation through his work in humanitarian medical equipment design, leadership in national environmental non-profit organizations, and his educational startup. Living in Toronto, Canada, Frank is super excited to be an ambassador for the YSJ and further spread love for science across the world. If you ever want to chat about Harry Potter, basketball, or anything at all, send him an e-mail at [email protected]

Caroline Chen

Ambassador to USA

From researching cancer metabolism to serving as the first Student Representative to the Board of Education in her school district, Caroline utilizes multiple perspectives to achieve her goal of positively impacting society. A New York native, Caroline is honored to encourage and involve young scientists from around the world as YSJournal's Ambassador to the USA!

Mattia Barbarossa

Ambassador to Italy

Kathi Thome

Ambassador to Europe

Kathi (Katharina) is a 14 year old student from Germany. She is attending to the ninth form of grammar school. Her favourite subjects are science (environmental science), music and sports. In her free time she likes to dance, to read and to meet her friends.

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