Suchin Gururangan, President

Suchin Gururangan is a second year Computer Science major from Chapel Hill, NC. He enjoys The Economist iPad app, TechCrunch, and orange juice. He also enjoys writing  short stories, and is a Viewpoints columnist for the Chicago Maroon. He interned at a Duke lab investigating brain-machine interfaces, and is currently involved in creating internet applications, as well as organizing TEDxUChicago.

Reid Pilch, Co-President + Research Director

Reid Pilch is a second-year at the University of Chicago studying economics.  He is currently interning as a business-analyst at a Phoenix-based firm.  In his spare time, he enjoys reading The Economist magazine (and listening to the audio edition, mostly because of the British accents), listening to NPR, and napping in the Reg.  He anxiously watched the drama unfold at the IMF, and while he supported Agustín Carstens, Reid thinks Christine Lagarde isn’t so bad herself.  Reid also likes to pretend that he speaks Spanish.

Jessica Lopez, Secretary

A rising second year, Jessica Lopez plans on studying Political Science w/ a minor in Human Rights. Unfortunately the only thing she is actually sure about and not willing to give up is that Human Rights minor. As for the major, it could end up being Near Eastern Studies or Russian Language and Literature or…well, she doesn’t know. For the past three summers she went to Colombia on mission trips with her church (if nothing else works out she’ll end up being a nun) and will attend World Youth Day in Spain. She loves languages, especially Spanish, and unlike her colleague Reid she is fluent in it and kind of in French. She tends to procrastinate and pretends she will get work done at Starbucks while drinking a Chai Tea Latte and updating herself on the drug war.

Max Viscio, Blogger-in-Chief 

Research Director and head blogger Max Viscio is a second year economics major from Eastchester, New York.  He has a strong interest in politics and public policy, ranging from state and local issues to international affairs. His writing has appeared in publications including the Chicago Maroon among others.  Max plans to pursue a career in the business world and has participated in consulting competitions sponsored by firms such as the Boston Consulting Group. A musician who plays several instruments, he is the saxophonist for a group that has performed in venues across the New York area. His is also an aviation and travel enthusiast.

Annie Pei, Marketing Chair

Annie Pei is a second-year who dreams of becoming an investigative reporter. In order to do so, she is pursuing a double major in Political Science and Economics, although the Econ part is questionable since her math skills could use some work. This past summer Annie interned at Voice of America, an international broadcasting station banned the US. You may recognize some of Annie’s work in The Chicago Weekly, the University Community Service Center newsletter, and Her Campus UChicago where she interviewed Asian PickUp Artist JT Tran. Aside from writing, Annie takes great joy in dancing, speaking three other languages (French, Mandarin, Spanish), and cheering on the Vancouver Canucks.