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The GSA Podcast Producers

Alicia Steinmetz

Alicia is a 4th year PhD student in Political Science, specializing in Political Theory. She studies imagination.

Bara Badwan

Bara is a 2nd year PhD student in Engineering and Applied Science, doing his research in a Computational Neuroscience Lab.

Laura Brown

Laura is a 3rd year PhD student is Music, specializing in Music History. In addition to her studies at Yale, Laura is an independent audio designer for film and other digital media.

Matt Shafer

Matt is a 3rd year PhD student in Political Science. His work sometimes deals with political concepts, experimental art, and religious practices.

Pratima Gopalakrishnan

Pratima is a 3rd year PhD student in Religious Studies/Ancient Judaism.

Kang Wei Heng

Kang Wei is pursuing an MA in East Asian Studies and works on technical issues for the podcast.

Nicholas Curry

Nick is a 3rd year PhD student in the Music department, specializing in music theory. He works on voice technologies in recent pop music.

Steven Paniagua

Steven is a 2nd year PhD student in genetics. He interviews graduate students to assess knowledge on various issues we address on the podcast, while also discovering questions and topics to help inform future episodes.

Elizabeth Salm

Elizabeth is a 5th year PhD student in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program.


The GSA Podcast is a project of the Graduate Student Assembly Public Relations Committee at Yale University. Its purpose is to provide information to our constituency (graduate students in the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences) about issues and resources related to student life, education, and professional development. We attempt to share information in such a way that multiple viewpoints on any issue we explore can be given their fullest articulation, subject to time and resource constraints.

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