There would be no magazine without content, and Composite is lucky to work with some of the most interesting people out there. By sharing their life experiences, bestowing sage advice on our readers, and letting us showcase their creative endeavors, our collaborators and contributors make Composite something to be proud of.


Rachel Alvelais is an undergraduate at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is pursuing an education in Chemistry and conducts research in renewable energy and novel nanostructured materials. In April 2017, she was recognized as a University of California Undergraduate Research Ambassador.

For many years, Rachel knew she loved science but could not picture herself pursuing any specific STEM career. Her first research experience as an undergrad introduced her to the diverse, vivacious, and creative scientific community, and she could finally picture herself among them pursuing a scientific career. Drawing on her experience on a high school newspaper, she founded Composite to share with the world how creative and diverse those who pursue STEM fields are.