Who We Are

Who We Are


Curreen Luongo smiling standing outside wearing a beige jacket
Submissions Editor

Curreen Luongo is a Master’s student in Psychology in Education at Teachers College, Columbia University where she is involved in suicide and forensic psychology research with the Laboratory for Clinical and Developmental Studies and the Child Protection Lab. Before working as an advocate at a legal aid organization in New York City, Curreen graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Arts.

Neha is standing on a balcony in the city in front of a few tall buildings smiling
Production Editor

Neha Parvez, graduated from the Clinical Psychology M.A. program at Teachers College, Columbia University in May 2021. Neha currently works in suicide and self-injury research. She is primarily interested in the link between emotion regulation difficulties and self-injurious thoughts and behaviors.

Claudia Rodriguez profile
Communications Editor

Claudia Rodriguez is a graduate of the Psychology in Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She holds a BFA in Dance and Psychology from Fordham University, where she graduated magna cum laude. Claudia is a Research Associate at the New York State Psychiatric Institute where she studies intervention and prevention of suicidal behavior in Latinx youth. 

Juno Pinder profile
Submissions Editor

Juno is a Master’s student in Psychology in Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to coming to TC, Juno completed a B.S. in Psychology at Yale University and worked for several years in crisis services at The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ+ youth. Juno’s primary research interest is in self-injurious thoughts and behaviors, particularly among adolescents and young adults.

Mitsu Puri smiling sitting on a water fountain in front og Columbia UNiversity's Butler Library
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Mitsu Puri is a second-year master's student in the clinical psychology program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests include the structure and dynamics of the 'self' and the implications of altered states of consciousness and contemplative practices in the clinical setting.

Daniella Ekstein smiling standin in front of tall green tree
Communications Editor

Daniella Ekstein is a student in the Clinical Psychology Masters program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Before beginning her Masters’s degree, Daniella graduated from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada with a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care. Daniella’s primary research interest is examining the social transmission of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children and adolescents.

Volume 18 Designers


Sarina Alavi
Drishti Sanghvi, BA

Faculty Advisor


Randall Richardson-Vejlgaard, PhD.

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