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Meet the Board

Executive Board

Tyler Sarna
Sr. Editor, Executive Board, Sr. Co-Chair

I am a class of 2018 Finance and Business Honors major at Texas A&M. I am passionate about communication, and joined Explorations to pursue this through the editorial and marketing aspects of Explorations. This experience has already benefited me enormously in crafting the professional emails and communications necessary in the business world.



Christian Brazell
Sr. Editor, Executive Board, 
Jr. Co-chair 

My name is Christian Brazell and I am a sophomore Nuclear Engineering major at Texas A&M. I love math, music, philosophy, and ideas, as well as hearing how other people experience and view these things. This is why I love Explorations; it is a venue for thought and dialogue about many of the ways we experience life. Explorations means novelty and discovering something new. I look forward to partaking with authors and audiences alike in new ways to see, to feel, and to experience this life we're in.

Judy Yang
Sr. Graphic Designer, Marketing and Design Team, Sr. Editor, Executive Board, Marketing and Design Team Executive Lead, Explorations Volume 7 Cover Artist

My name is Judy Yang and I am a junior Accounting major with a minor in Art from Arlington, TX. My hobbies are playing violin, playing tennis, and cooking, but my passion is art and design. From little doodles to original artworks on paper and computer, my passion for art and design continues to grow and blossom. My cover art submission for Volume 7 of Explorations is an eye-opener to what it’s like to work as a graphic artist in a professional environment. It also boosted my confidence in considering a design and art career. However, I still have a long way to go to becoming a professional designer, and practice makes perfect. By joining the Explorations Board, I have an opportunity to continue to practice in a professional environment in addition to working with other people who share my passion. Furthermore, I love working with a group of people whom I can take inspiration from and bounce my ideas off of. Joining the Explorations Board will help prepare me in my dream of becoming a graphic designer.

Doug Fletcher
Sr. Editor,
Executive Secretary

Howdy! I am a freshmen class of 2020 Applied Mathematics major from Taylor Lake Village, Texas. I am also an aspiring mathematics researcher. I am passionate about Texas A&M University and think the research pursuits showcased in Explorations are the best ways to exhibit the university's strength. Through the privilege of working with Explorations, I hope to become connected to the scholastic fabric of our university as well as helping others advertise their strengths. 

Marina Hawkins
Sr. Editor, Editorial Board

Howdy! I am a sophomore Biology major from Arlington, Texas, and am currently performing undergraduate research in the Rosenthal lab. Science and sports are my first love, but I am also very passionate about the pursuit of education, and enjoy learning about anything and everything.

This will be my first year serving on the Explorations board, and I'm excited for the opportunities that lie ahead for me to expand my knowledge in this hands-on learning experience. I'm most looking forward to spreading the word about the great undergraduate research that is taking place on this campus.


Kadden Kothmann
Sr. Graphic Designer, Marketing and Design Team, Sr. Editor, Editorial Board

Howdy! My name is Kadden Kothmann and I am a sophomre Biomedical Sciences major. The land surrounding my hometown in west Texas inspired my passion for agricultural development, and for seeking a better world through the advancement of technology, process, and understanding. This being said, I am also interested in a wide variety of disciplines and love to see how they interact with each other through research. My research experience began in high school, where I flipped through research articles, panning for the tiny flakes of data that would kindle my interest. As a member of Explorations, I not only get the opportunity to further my experience and read new pieces of information through our article submissions, but I get to pass them on to the rest of the world.


Editorial Board


Vinathi Polamraju
Sr. Editor, Editorial Board

Howdy! My name is Vinathi Polamraju and I am a sophomore Biomedical Science major with a double minor in Business Administration and Neuroscience. I plan on attending medical school and obtaining a dual MD/PhD degree. Research has always interested me and I hope to continue discovering new things by applying the knowledge I learn in class practically. My biggest passion outside of academia is art. I have always enjoyed drawing and painting and hope to open my own art gallery in the future. I am excited to be a part of the Explorations Board this year and cannot wait to see what new and exciting opportunities this experience presents. I hope to one day publish my own work in this journal and be a part of the bigger picture here at Texas A&M University. 


Reagan Spexarth
Graphic Designer, Marketing and Design Team, Editor, Editorial Board

Howdy! My name is Reagan Spexarth and I am a freshman Nuclear Engineering major from The Woodlands, Texas. I enjoy physics, philosophy, and political science, however, my true passions have always been my curiosity and my unabashed love for everything the world has to offer. For me, true learning has never been about equations and memorization, but rather about the thrill of discovery and the chasing of reality. This is why I joined Explorations- to see the work that everyone here at Texas A&M is doing to bring us all closer to understanding the world we live in.