For our one and only “Meet the Bloggers” post for the semester, we are excited to show off the work of Ashna Sran. For Jet Fuel Review, Sran writes as a film blogger with a primary focus on women in pop culture. If you have the chance, please check out her wonderful blog: Ashna’s Celluloid Scenes: Women in Pop Culture.
Ashna Sran is a senior at Lewis University, majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry. She was exposed to filmmaking and film criticism early on in high school and has stuck with it ever since. Currently, Ashna is involved in water remediation research in the Chemistry department, and she finds it very interesting. After getting her degree, Ashna wants to attend medical school and become a physician. She has wanted to become a doctor since she was very young, and she is very excited about the next stage in her life. In her spare time, she loves to watch movies and TV shows, listen to music, and spend time with her family and dog. Her favorite titles include Knives Out, The Haunting at Hill House, New Girl, and A Quiet Place. She tries not to limit herself to a genre, so she likes to watch all kinds of movies and TV shows. Ashna hopes to learn more about visual media while writing her blog and expanding her taste in movies and TV shows.
For our final “Meet the Bloggers” of the semester we are introducing our Science/Film blogger Steven Zeko. Zeko uses his blog to evaluate the science accuracy in a variety of films such as Outbreak, Contagion, Sam Mendes’ Skyfall and more. He blogs under Steven’s Science in Cinema, so check him out!
Steven Zeko is a senior at Lewis university, working towards a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education. He is currently involved in immunology research and Chem-ED research. Following his education, Steven wants to teach biology, chemistry, and physics at a high school level. In his free time, Steven enjoys playing video games, reading, playing golf, and watching movies. He is typically reading two books at any given time, with one book being a science book and the other being any good book that he can find. Currently, Steven is reading Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Educated by Tara Westover. His fascination with science began when he was a kid by watching the works of Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Both being wonderful STEM educators, he hopes to invoke their ability to energize a crowd just by educating people about science.
For our next entry of this new weekly series, we are introducing Jesse Drake. Drake is one of our new political bloggers under his title, There is Power in a Rant.
Jesse is a senior English major with minors in political science and peace studies. He currently lives on campus but is originally from northeast Indiana. Jesse plans on staying in the Chicago area for his gap year before attending law school. Thanks to a combination of inspiring yet challenging English teachers and exposure to the culture of a small Rust Belt town, Jesse focuses his writing on working-class issues, political rhetoric, and inequality. He also enjoys craft beer and spicy food.
Our new series “Meet the Bloggers” is a way for the community to learn about the people who make Jet Fuel Review whole. For our first addition of this new weekly series for this semester, we are introducing Antonio Rodriguez. Rodriguez is one of our current television and film bloggers under his title, Antonio’s The Rare Review: A Look at Sci-Fi/Drama.
A lifelong resident of Joliet with a degree in Social Sciences and Secondary Education, Antonio still doesn’t know what he wants to be when he grows up. He has tried his hand at teaching, financial sales (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, insurance), college recruiting, and even law enforcement. In his current pursuits, Rodriguez has realized that his love of words combined with his love of the business world makes him well suited for a career in marketing. He hopes to copy the eloquence of his creative hero, Mad Men character Don Draper.