Student Leaders and Members

Greta Jochem (’17)

Greta is a senior at Tufts University majoring in computer science and digital storytelling. She's interested in journalism and the intersection between technology and non-fiction storytelling. At Tufts, she enjoys editing the campus section of the Observer. In the summer she can be found hiking and in the winter downhill skiing. Greta is excited to be in PNDP this semester and to learn more about documentary photography.

Cinthia Chen (’17)

Cinthia Chen is a senior, majoring in International Literary and Visual Studies (ILVS) and Film and Media Studies (FMS). She was born in California, but spent her formative years in Taipei, Taiwan. At Tufts she has been involved with many film projects, including the Half the History project, which strives to promote and film under-told stories of American women’s history. She has also been on the production crew of various theater productions. She is part of Synaptic Scholars, a student-led group within the IGL focused on interdisciplinary projects. Last year, she spent a year in the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, where she further explored her interest in issues concerning diaspora, transnationalism and anti-colonial modes of thought. She also has a keen interest in learning, in theory or in practice, art forms from different disciplines, eras and cultural backgrounds, and hence has spent time training in traditional theater forms such as Noh and Kunqu, to further inform her own projects both in and out of academia.

Julie Davis (’17)

Julia Davis is thriving as a barista in Ball Square while completing her final year as a Biopsychology major. She enjoys hands on tasks and passes free time with home brewing and gardening. Crew, rugby, and swimming have been the most central of the many sports she has played. After working on ambulances for the Israeli Red Cross, attending a medical program abroad, and long term involvement in type 1 diabetes clinical trials, she is excited to eventually settle into the medical field as a nurse practitioner.

Emma Denson (’16)

Emma is a senior at Tufts, born in small town Mississippi and raised in suburbia Texas. She is majoring in Peace and Justice Studies with pre-health — exploring the intersection of neuroscience and criminal justice. While at Tufts, Emma puts her skills to work on the Greek Council Judicial Board and interns at service-based non-profits. Because of her passion for photography, writing and their innate empathy, she looks forward to this photojournalism experience giving her a deeper understanding of others.

Dexter Eichhorst (’18)

Dexter Eichhorst is a junior at Tufts studying Cognitive and Brain Sciences and Education. On campus, Dexter is a member of the Men's Soccer team and of the Student-Athlete Advisor Committee. Dexter also loves any outdoor activity involving bodies of water, writing, and traveling.

Caro Fett (’20)

Caro is a freshman from Connecticut, who went to high school in Western Massachusetts. An avid photographer, while she primarily works in digital, she also enjoys experimenting with film. She is taking two photography courses this semester: PNDP, and a darkroom course in the Experimental College called “Exposed: Exploring Alternative Photography.” She also loves to write, and cares deeply about our environment. One day she hopes to discover a path that allows her to pursue all of these passions.

Hailey Gavin (’18)

Hailey Gavin is a junior at Tufts majoring in Political Science and minoring in English and Film & Media Studies. As the executive editor of the video section of The Tufts Daily, She produces video journalism pieces, as well as marketing videos for organizations, including the Golden Gate National Parks. She is. She is also a Writing Fellow at Tufts and plays on the club soccer team. She is originally from San Francisco.

Danielle Kong (’17)

Danielle hails from greater New York City area and is pursuing a major in Cognitive and Brain Sciences. She is drawn to the interdisciplinary nature of the program, which combines computer science, psychology, and linguistics. Danielle is also excited by art and design, and is passionate about discovering the intersections between science, technology, and design. On campus, she is part of the Tufts Observer team that creates interactive web visualizations to tell stories about cool topics. Struck by wanderlust and a zeal to immerse herself in different cultures, Danielle decided to spend a year studying abroad at University College London. When she is not wandering around, exploring different places in her local neighborhood or farther away, she can be found captivated by a conversation with friends, enjoying some good food, rock climbing, taking photos of seemingly ordinary moments, or doodling in a sketchbook.

Katyln Kreie (’19)

Katlyn is a sophomore from St. Louis, Missouri and intends on majoring in Film and Media Studies and Political Science. At Tufts, she is involved with theatre and comedy groups including The Institute Sketch Comedy and Stand Up Comedy Collective. She is the PR director for Major:Undecided sketch comedy. She also is the co-creator of the TFL comedy blog and is in the process of starting her own podcast. She is interested in American politics, especially topics centered on education, and is a member of Tufts Tutors. In the future, she would like to pursue her passion for journalism and work for a news publication doing photography, filmmaking or writing.

Henry Nichols (’18)

Henry Nichols is a junior from rural Vermont. He grew up in a town of about 2,000 people. Strangely enough, ‘the person’ is the unit he enjoys writing about the most. Majoring in English, with a minor in Political Science, Henry is using his studies to take every journalism course available, within reason. This summer he wrote for two newspapers in Vermont: The Valley News, and the Journal Opinion. He is currently working towards the publication of a long-form journalistic piece about an age claims debunker from Atlanta, Georgia

Florian Eenkema van Dijk (’19)

Florian Eenkema van Dijk is sophomore at Tufts from Darien, CT. He plans to major in Film and Media Studies and complete a minor in Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies. He spends much of his time as an avid member of the Tufts Sailing Team and Chamber Singers. Florian is also passionate about traveling, cooking, and athletics. He hopes to travel and film documentaries later in life as well as own a boat. Florian is a deeply curious, adventurous teen who seeks to always make a positive impact on those around him.

Angelie Xiong (’19)

Angelie is a sophomore at Tufts majoring in International Relations. She was born and raised in Southern China and speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. At Tufts, Angelie is a hiphop dancer in Spirit of Color, a photojournalist, and a member of the business department of the Tufts Daily, as well as a passionate team member of China Care Lux fashion show. She loves traveling around the world and meeting new people and has been to more than ten countries. She’s extremely interested in documentary photography and is excited about exploring and creating good photos through PNDP and working with other students.