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Mayowa Oke

President

Pathways MD-PhD - Cannon Society

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My name is Mayowa Oke and I am so honoured to serve as President of the HMS/HSDM student council! I am originally from Calgary, Canada and graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Neuroscience and a minor in Global Health. My research interests lie at the intersection of neuroscience and psychiatric disease. In my free time, I enjoy salsa dancing, baking, and playing NYT games! I look forward to working with our exceptional council this year!

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Mansi Totwani

VP of Operations

Pathways MD - Peabody Society

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Hi, my name is Mansi and I am so excited to be this year's VP of Operations! I was born and raised on the island of St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. I graduated from Princeton University in 2022 and spent last year in New York City. I am excited to explore Boston with my classmates and to get more involved in the community here! Please reach out with any questions or suggestions!!

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Aditi Limaye

Pathways VP of Student Services/Programming

Pathways MD-PhD - Cannon Society

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Hey! My name is Aditi and I'm thrilled to be the VP of Programming for our class. I grew up in Madison, AL, and went to the west coast to do my undergrad at Stanford in bioengineering. I'm looking forward to bringing my love for event programming and my love for people to bring the class together and put on inclusive and exciting events. Don't hesitate to send any ideas or thoughts my way, and looking forward to an exciting time at HMS together!

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Kaiz Esmail

VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Pathways MD - Hinton Society

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Hi all! My name is Kaiz (pronounced KAYZ, rhymes with ‘maze’; he/him/his) and I am the VP of DEI. I’m from Seattle, WA and graduated from Williams College in 2023, where I worked on a variety of DEI-related projects including college access, reproductive justice and sexual violence prevention, and refugee psychology. I’m excited to bring this expertise and a passion for social justice to our class. Please do not hesitate to reach out if I can support in any way!

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Vincent Pan

Treasurer

Pathways MD - Cannon Society

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Hi! My name is Vincent and I am one of the Treasurers. I am from Las Vegas, NV and graduated from Harvard College in 2022. I am looking forward to bringing our class together. Outside of class, I enjoy musical theater, dance, and good food.

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Grace Wang

Financial Aid Representative

Pathways MD - Cannon Society

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Hi! I'm Grace, and I'm a Financial Aid representative for the HMS student council. I am from Germantown, MD and graduated from Stanford University in 2022. I spent one year working as a grant writer for a community health center prior to medical school. In my free time, I love reading, running, and cooking!

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Christy Zheng

Financial Aid Representative

Pathways MD - Peabody Society

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Hi everyone! My name is Christy, and I’m a first year medical student from New Jersey. I graduated from Yale with a degree in Biomedical Engineering and recently spent a semester abroad in Taiwan. As a Financial Aid Representative, I hope to increase transparency about financial aid while advocating for the needs of our student body.

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Robin Hu

Graduate Council Representative

Pathways MD - Castle Society

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Hi! I'm Robin, and I'm one of the Graduate Council Representatives. I'm from Los Angeles, CA and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2022. In my free time, I love to explore restaurants and coffee shops in Boston and play tennis. Excited to serve on Student Council!

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Ruhi Nayak

Castle Society Representative

Pathways MD - Castle Society

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Hi! My name is Ruhi and I’m so excited to be one of the Castle Society Representatives! I am originally from Bloomfield Hills, MI, and graduated from Harvard College, where I studied Government and Global Health & Health Policy. Feel free to reach out to hear about why I love Castle, for Boston restaurant recommendations, or anything else!

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Nathan Wu

Cannon Society Representative

Pathways MD - Cannon Society

Greetings! My name is Nathan Wu, and I am honored to serve as one of two representatives for the best society: Cannon Society! I am from San Diego, CA and graduated from Harvard in 2023. I am interested in oncology and surgery and enjoy playing a variety of sports. Can’t wait for Society Olympics!

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Michael Motoc

Peabody Society Representative

Pathways MD - Peabody Society

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Hi! I'm Michael, and I'm one of the representatives for the Peabody Society! I am from Ann Arbor, MI and I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2021! I'm really excited to put together fun events both within Peabody as well as with other societies to make this the best year possible!

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Ashu Raman

London Society Representative

HST MD - London Society

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Hi, My name is Ashu and I'm a London Society Student Representative. I grew up in Norman, Oklahoma and went to Duke for both a BSE and MS in biomedical engineering. I'm interested in combining my medical degree with my engineering background to aid in the feasible translation of medical devices into the clinical space. In my free time, I love making music, playing soccer, and learning obscure geography facts.

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Sophio Kirimishvili

Hinton Society Representative

Pathways MD - Hinton Society

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Hello hello! I am Sophio, born and raised in Tbilisi, Georgia but also a proud New Yorker of the past many years. I graduated from CUNY Hunter College in 2021 and took some time to do basic science research. Nowadays, I use most of my free time to catch up with friends and family afar. I am also actively trying to get into running! I’m beyond excited to be representing a very special group of people – the Hintonites!

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Sarah Pitafi

Hinton Society Representative

Pathways MD - Hinton Society

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I'm Sarah Pitafi, and I am super excited to serve as the society representative for Hinton (AKA the best society)! After graduating from Yale in 2022, I lived in London for a year and researched maternal and preconception health equity. You can find me skating around the Charles, baking in Vandy, or making jewelry.

Valeria Ortiz Jimenez

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HSDM President

Pathways DMD - Peabody Society

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My name is Val, and I am so excited and honored to serve as HSDM Class of 2027's president. Although I've called Virginia home over the past couple of years, I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. I recently graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a degree in Biomedical Sciences and Chemistry. In my free time, I love baking, working out, and spending time with friends and family. I am eager to see what this year has to offer!

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HST VP of Student Services/Programming

HST MD - London Society

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Hi! My name is Rose and I’m from San Francisco, California. I’m really excited to plan memorable student events that bring the class of 2027 together.

Ananya Tadikonda

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VP of Community Health and Action

Pathways MD - Castle Society

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Hi everyone! My name is Ananya Tadikonda and I'm the VP of Community Health and Action. I am originally from Rockville, Maryland and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for undergraduate studies. As HMS students, I believe it is our moral obligation to build strong relationships with communities across Boston. As VP of Community Health and Action, I hope to integrate the diverse perspectives of community members and our student body to envision our approach to community engagement. I aspire for our community engagement work to be pursued collaboratively with the communities we are supporting, and with cultural humility. I look forward to hearing all of your wonderful ideas for Community Engagement, and to a year of service and advocacy that aims to cultivate and improve the comprehensive well-being of communities across Boston.

Matthew Yonas

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Public Relations Chair

HST MD - London Society

Hey! My name is Matt and I'm a first year MD student from Houston, Texas. I graduated from Rice University in 2023 with a degree in Biosciences, and I am thrilled to provide a window into HMS StuCo as this year's public relations chair. Check out the Instagram & FB for updates!

Vikas L Bommineni

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Treasurer

HST MD - Peabody Society

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I'm from Orlando, FL and graduated from UPenn in 2021 as an economics major. In my free time, I enjoy playing recreational sports, listening to R&B/Hip-Hop, and existing by the water.

Serenity Bennett

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VP of Mental Health and Wellness

Pathways MD - Peabody Society

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My name is Serenity Bennett and I am excited to serve as VP of Mental Health and Wellness. I am originally from Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in May of 2023. I am passionate about addressing disparities in mental health care and mental health stigma within minority communities.

Aroub Yousuf

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Environmental Health and Sustainability Chair

Pathways MD - Hinton Society

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Hi everyone! I’m from Chambersburg, PA and went to Boston College where I studied Philosophy and Environmental Studies. During my gap year, I studied the impact of micro plastics on planetary and human health. I am very excited to continue environmental advocacy in this role!

Fielding Fischer

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Graduate Council Representative

Pathways MD - Hinton Society

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I am from Chevy Chase, MD, and am a medical student in the Pathways program at HMS. I graduated from Kenyon College in 2021 as a molecular biology major, and am currently interested in orthopedics and surgical health equity. As a Graduate Council Representative, I am excited to bring the unique perspectives of HMS students to the HGC to benefit all Harvard graduate students.

Brady Hanshaw

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Gender and Sexuality Chair

Pathways MD - Castle Society

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Hello! My name is Brady (He/Him), and I am the Sexuality and Gender Chair for HMS. I am from Sissonville, West Virginia and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Robertson Scholar. I am passionate about alleviating health inequities through advocacy and community-driven research, particularly the inequities among sexual and gender minority communities.

Avi Cohen

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Castle Society Representative

Pathways MD - Castle Society

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Hi there! I'm Avi, and I am a Vermonter excited for the opportunity to study medicine. I am passionate about community-based care, alternative and complementary medicine, and climate change advocacy. As a Castle society representative, I enjoy building community and thinking about how we can forge compassionate and sustaining bonds within our class as we journey through this rigorous and rewarding time of our lives and navigate the responsibility and privilege of the profession.

Heidi Shen

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Cannon Society Representative

Pathways DMD - Cannon Society

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Hello! My name is Heidi and I'm from San Diego, CA. I graduated from Lehigh University this past May. I love deep, meaningful connections with people and learning about their stories, perspectives, and interests. I was first drawn to dentistry for the opportunities to develop long-term relationships and because the core of it is service. I'm also interested in working in academia and planting clinics, hospitals, and dental schools in underserved areas of the world to make healthcare more sustainable. I enjoy hiking, thrifting, tennis, and cooking, but nothing beats a colorful sunset at the beach. I'm thrilled to be with my friends in Cannon. Your passion and humility inspire me :)

Abby Joseph

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London Society Representative

HST MD-PhD - London Society

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Hi everyone! My name is Abby and I am so thrilled to be one of the London Society Representatives :) I was born and raised in the Boston area and went to Harvard College for undergrad, where I studied Molecular and Cellular Biology. I’m passionate about taking an economic lens to the development of effective, accessible, and sustainable international healthcare systems and hope pursuing my PhD in Economics at MIT will allow me to produce research that contributes to this goal! I enjoy listening to podcasts of all genres, running along the Charles river, hiking with friends on trails all around New England, and eating local seafood (reach out if you’re looking for any good recs). Come talk to me about potential ~ HST x Pathways collaborations ~ I’m so excited to foster amazing class-wide connections through StuCo. <3

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