The Vanderbilt Vanguard is an online, student-run STEM publication. Our goal is to share students’ experiences with science on a personal and professional scale.

Executive Board (Fall 2023)

Brian Kim: Editor-In-Chief

Major(s): MHS, Neuroscience

Hometown: Germantown, Maryland

Why I joined the Vanguard: I joined the Vanguard because I thought it would be a fun way to express my interest in science and grow my skills as a writer.

Fun fact: I’m really good at Mario Kart Wii!

Maggie Zhou: Managing Editor

Major(s): Molecular & Cellular Biology, MHS

Hometown: Beijing, China

Why I joined the Vanguard: I joined Vanguard because I love exploring the edge of STEM academic development, and I hope to help make these knowledge more accessible!

Fun fact: I was born 11 pounds and broke the record of that hospital!

Vania Sih: Associate Editor

Major(s): Neuroscience, MHS

Hometown: Saratoga Springs, NY

Why I joined the Vanguard: I think it’s so important to communicate science to the public in a way that is accessible and engaging! I hope to help create a collaborative community with a passion for STEM, research, and writing at Vanderbilt.

Fun fact: I don’t like tomatoes. lol.

Isabella Bautista: Outreach Coordinator

Major(s): Mathematics (pre-med track)

Hometown: Easton, Pennsylvania

Why I joined the Vanguard:

Fun fact: I can play “Piano Man” on the harmonica and the piano at the same time

Tiffany Zhou: Digital Editor

Major(s): Biochemistry

Hometown: Concord, NC

Why I joined the Vanguard: I am interested in showcasing the incredible research happening at Vanderbilt and helping to bridge the gap in scientific communication.

Fun fact: I have a black belt in taekwondo!