The Fellows are Bard students who write, edit, record, organize, and create for the Dissonance. Send us an email, we’re happy to connect!


Maeve McKaig is a senior at Bard College majoring in political studies. She has worked for the Dissonance since her freshman year, when the organization was the 100 Days Initiative. In her time with the Dissonance, she has published profiles of student activists and written about issues related to civics and voting rights. 

Najwa Jamal is a senior sociology major from Astoria, New York. Since 2018, her pieces have engaged with on and off campus issues of race, religion and green capitalism. Najwa’s personal research lies in race theory and the social inequalities that arise from intersectional identities of gender, race, class and religion. 

Gaby Sabogal is a sophomore from Mexico City, Mexico. She is very passionate when discussing topics that surround social injustice, such as immigration rights, systemic racism, and LGBTQ rights. She believes in the importance of engaging with those who face oppression, and hopes to inspire other students to become more involved with these issues.

Sarita Bradshaw (she/her) is a sophomore anthropology and biology major from Seattle, Washington. Since the start of her time at Bard, Sarita’s work has focused on fighting inequality and creating equity in the educational, political, and social systems of our world. She hopes to foster conversations surrounding these issues through her work for the Dissonance.

Azal Kassem is a sophomore Global and International Studies/Political studies major from New York, New York. He’s interested in learning about governmental policies and analyzing them. He also finds the idea of examining democracy and its development intriguing. He’s passionate about learning more about global issues and tackling the controversies and the complications in these them. He believes that empathy and understanding others are essential steps toward a better peaceful world.