Meet the Staff!


JUR Staff

Our journal staff consists of undergraduate students from Colorado State University, as well as satellite editors from around the globe. We are the journal "For Undergraduates and by Undergraduates" which we take to heart, as our entire staff is exclusively students working toward an undergraduate degree. Ranging from English to Engineering, our diverse background allow us to hold a high level of quality for publication across all disciplines.


Reagan fitzke – Editor-in-Chief

Reagan is a fourth year at Colorado State University studying Clinical/Counseling Psychology with a minor in Applied Statistics. She is currently in a research lab focusing on substance use and addictions, and hopes to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology with a focus on trauma and PTSD research. She also enjoys painting, drawing, and going to concerts in her free time.


Zach Shepard - MAnaging editor

Zach is a junior at CSU and is pursuing a degree in Neuroscience with a minor in Music Performance.  His current goal is to start medical school after CSU so as to work as a physician overseas.  When not studying, he enjoys rock climbing, hiking, reading, singing, and spending time with others, though occasionally you may find him practicing pipe organ in the music department.

Raegan Petch- Associate editor and Director of Training

Raegan is a third-year student at CSU. Pursuing a degree in Microbiology and a minor in Spanish, she hopes to be accepted into the DVM/PhD program after completing her studies. Raegan’s long time goal is to become a clinical veterinarian, although she has interests in expanding her studies into zoonotic diseases. In her free time, Raegan can be found hiking, drawing, or working with animals. 



Linda Fischbacher- Associate Editor

Linda is a junior studying Microbiology, immunology, and pathology with minors in horticulture and German. She hopes to get a Ph.D. in either immunology or pathology and would like to find a way to combat the antibiotic resistance in infectious bacterial diseases. Originally from Aspen, CO she loves to ski and hike in addition to traveling around the world.

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Callie Blase - Associate Editor

Callie is currently a third year student at Colorado State University majoring in Marketing and a double minoring in Spanish and Applied Statistics. When she’s not working, she can be found skiing the Colorado slopes or studying in a coffee shop. Callie has visited nearly 20 countries and hopes to continue to broaden her global experiences.

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Tiger Zhang- Associate Editor

Tiger is a senior at CSU and is currently studying Economics and Finance with a minor in Mathematics. He comes from Guilin, a famous tourist destination in China. He hopes to be accepted into the master program of Economics or Finance after graduation. He enjoys basketball, tennis, skiing, saxophone and traveling.

Sabreen Miah- Associate Editor

Sabreen is a third year student at Stony Brook University. She is pursuing degrees in Biology and International studies and hopes to attend a MD/JD program after graduating. An avid social activist, she’s also a cat lady who enjoys discussing politics, journaling and impromptu traveling.


Cheyanne Izon- Associate Editor

Cheyanne is a sophomore at Colorado State University studying biomedical sciences. She hopes to go on to graduate school to pursue a career in the health professions. Originally from Canada, she now lives in Castle Rock, Colorado and enjoys reading, painting, and enjoying the sun in her free time.



Ján Dixon - Associate Editor

Ján is a medical student at Newcastle University, UK. Academically, he is interested in trauma and emergency medicine and surgery, particularly trauma systems and health policy. He enjoys swimming, tennis, and rugby.