Gerry Serwald

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President

Pathways MD - Castle Society

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My name is Gerry Serwald, and I am humbled and excited to be a president for HMS Class of 2026's Student Council! After graduating from Washington University in Saint Louis, I spent time working on a labor and delivery floor doing clinical research where I found my passion for community engagement, clinical innovation, and health equity. And I am excited to further pursue these passions amongst my brilliantly talented classmates! 

Ashish Dahal

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Pathways VP of Student Services/Programming

Pathways MD - Castle Society

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Hi! I'm Ashish, and I'm the VP of Programming for the HMS student council. I am from Philadelphia, PA and graduated from Harvard College in 2020. Super excited for this year-- looking forward to putting together fun events that help bring our entire class together. Please reach out if you have any questions or suggestions!

Kniya DéDé

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VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Pathways MD - Peabody Society

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I am super passionate about all forms of equity and justice, but especially when it comes to healthcare because of how health directly affects our daily lives and is deeply intertwined with every other aspect of life. Beyond that, you can probably find me watching something cheerleading related or stuffing my face with cheese balls and SUGAR cookies!

Vivian Nguyen

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Public Relations Chair

Pathways MD - Castle Society

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Hi! I'm from San Diego, CA and graduated from UC Berkeley with a Molecular and Cell Biology major. I LOVE board games, baking, and watching the same rom-coms and shows over and over again. I am super passionate about environmental justice and climate change advocacy. This will be my very first REAL winter, and I'm very excited to explore the east coast! I am so excited to share the adventures our class will have via our social media!

Vy Nguyen

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Treasurer

Pathways MD - Castle Society

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I grew up in Vietnam and the San Francisco Bay Area. I love to cook and explore new restaurants in Boston! 

Zhi Lin

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Financial Aid Representative

Pathways MD - Cannon Society

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As a Financial Aid Representative, I hope to learn more about the financial aid process at HMS to help increase the transparency between the Office of Financial Aid and students and advocate for the diverse needs of the student body. During my free time, I love going on walks, playing table tennis, and exploring the food scene in Boston.  

Cindy Won

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Financial Aid Representative

Pathways MD - Hinton Society

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Hi! I’m Cindy, a first year medical student at HMS in the Pathways Program. I’m excited to serve as Financial Aid Rep to both increase transparency about financial aid at HMS and communicate between the student body and the Financial Aid Office.

Naira Ikram

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Graduate Council Representative

Pathways MD - Peabody Society

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Hi! My name is Naira and I’m from Austin, TX and Anchorage, AK! I’m an M1 in Peabody and graduated last May from Duke with a self-designed major on psychoneuroimmunology. I’m not sure what I’m interested in clinically, but maybe some kind of surgery or pediatrics! I also love baking, going on long walks, and spending time in the best Vandy kitchen. On Student Council, I’m a graduate council representative and attend bimonthly meetings with the other Harvard graduate schools. I’m excited to be part of both councils :)

Nikki Sivakumar

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Castle Society Representative

Pathways DMD - Castle Society

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Hi everyone! I’m Nikki and I’m a D1 in Castle. I absolutely love the sense of community within our societies and throughout HMS/HSDM and I look forward to enhancing that feeling of camaraderie through fun events. 

Charlotte Thomas

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Cannon Society Representative

Pathways MD - Cannon Society

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Aiysha Ahmad

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Peabody Society Representative

Pathways DMD - Peabody Society

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I am an HSDM student from Indiana who loves exploring new places, meeting new people, and frequenting the nearest ice cream shop wherever I end up. 

Leena Hamad

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London Society Representative

HST MD - London Society

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Hi everyone! My name is Leena Hamad and I'm one of this year's London Society Representatives! I graduated from Harvard College in 2021 with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. I'm passionate about all angles of global health, including both the human social and microbial dynamics of infectious disease. I'm from the gorgeous state of New Hampshire, so I love spending time outdoors whether it's on my feet or on a bike! I also love writing, baking, crocheting/crafting, and yoga. I've been so inspired by the people I've met in our class, and I'm even more excited to foster amazing class-wide connections through StuCo. <3

Edgardo Duran

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Hinton Society Representative

Pathways MD - Hinton Society

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I’m originally from Miami, Florida and enjoy going to the beach, boating, and weightlifting. At HMS I am most excited in getting to explore different medical fields with my classmates and growing alongside them in this amazing and self-fulfilling journey of becoming a physician.

Bebe Thompson

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Hinton Society Representative

Pathways MD - Hinton Society

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I enjoy baking sourdough, swimming, and running, especially along the Charles River! I am interested in oncology and women’s health, and love all things related to the history of medicine. 

Aryeh Iosif

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HSDM President

Pathways DMD - Hinton Society

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Hi! My name is Aryeh, and I am super excited and honored to be this years HSDM president! It is a pleasure to work with this council and represent the best group of dental students possible. In my free time, I love to watch musicals, explore Boston, and try new desserts. 

Zade Akras

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HST VP of Student Services/Programming

HST MD - London Society

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Sam Steuart

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Vice President of Community Health and Action

Pathways MD - Castle Society

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Hi there, I’m Sam. I hail from Topeka, Kansas, and I love it. Broadly, I want to help HMS serve its local, national, and global communities in more ethical and sustainable ways. It’s imperative that HMS actively promotes the health and well-being of the populations its students serve, and it deeply matters that HMS’ student body, through its actions, honors how a person’s health is affected by systems far beyond the individual. Let’s facilitate more talk into more action (including advocacy/activism, volunteering, education, mentorship, etc.)! Please reach out with any and all efforts to make our world a better place.

Kacey Fang

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VP of Operations

Pathways MD-PhD - Hinton Society

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I am a Pathways MD-PhD student from the Bay Area, CA. After graduating from Yale with a double major in Cognitive Science and History, I conducted research at a psychiatric hospital in China, completed a MSc at Oxford, and researched refugee mental health services with a Fulbright scholarship in Malaysia. I am interested in global mental health and health equity, and I enjoy creative writing, drawing, and graphic design.

Chinmay Bakshi

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Treasurer

Pathways MD - Peabody Society

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My name is Chinmay Bakshi, and I'm currently an M1 at HMS. I'm originally from Cincinnati, OH (Go Bengals!), and am interested in healthcare innovation and public health. In my free time, I enjoy doing martial arts, reading, and hitting the gym. I'm excited to serve as a Treasurer in StuCo this year! 

Dorsa Moslehi 

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Health and Wellness Chair

Pathways MD - Castle Society

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Bio coming soon!!

Kevin Zhangxu

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Financial Aid Representative

Pathways MD - Hinton Society

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Kevin is from the Bay Area and enjoys bouldering and board games.

Diviya Rajesh

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Graduate Council Representative

Pathways MD - Castle Society

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I am a first-year MD student at HMS who has previously called Tucson, Arizona and New York City home. My interests include public health, racial justice, orthopedics, and surgical health equity. I was motivated to represent HMS on the Harvard Graduate Council in order to promote inclusivity, accessibility, and community engagement across Harvard’s campuses and to ensure that HMS is socially and academically integrated into the larger graduate school network. In my free time, I enjoy running, HIIT workouts, dancing, concerts, art and history museums, and eating good food with friends!  

Malikiya Hinds

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Castle Society Representative

Pathways MD - Castle Society

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As an Afro-Trinidadian woman with a disability at Harvard, I am passionate about inclusive and  equitable healthcare access for all patients as a future physician. I am a dog mom of a 2-year old Anaise.  I like restaurant-hopping, coffee shops, painting and hiking. My aspiration on StuCo as Castle Society Co-representative is to finds ways to support my fellow classmates in Castle to have better community engagement and immersion though society initiatives.

Hyae Won Redden

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Cannon Society Representative

Pathways MD - Cannon Society

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Hi everyone! My name is Hyae Won and I’m a M1 in Cannon. I was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in Little Rock, AR and University Place, WA. My interest in the human body and medicine was kindled by visits to my grandparents in rural South Korea, whose lifestyles were steeped in Eastern Medicine philosophies and practices. The contrasts against my own clinical experiences in the US shaped my interests in understanding how culture, geographical setting, and healthcare systems intersect with and influence what is perceived as modern medicine. In my free time, I love taking on random arts and craft project, trying out various sports, playing board games, swimming, and celebrating the unique contributions of each of the beautiful souls in Cannon. I’m interested in pursuing maternal-fetal medicine, perinatal-neonatal medicine, or pediatric surgery as a specialty.

Carolyn Qian

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Peabody Society Representative

Pathways MD - Peabody Society

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I grew up in New York and graduated from Columbia University in 2019 with a double major in Neuroscience & Behavior and Italian Literature. In my gap years before medical school, I had the chance to explore my interests in collaborative care and improving health literacy by working as a clinical research coordinator and a Princeton in Africa fellow. At HMS, in addition to serving as a society representative, I am involved in Medical Students for Choice, APAMSA, and the Global Health Student Interest Group. During my free time, I love to play volleyball, read books of all genres, try new restaurants with friends, and hang out with my cat, Remy!

Jiwoo Lee

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London Society Representative

HST MD - London Society

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Hi everyone, my name is Jiwoo and I'm super excited to be a London Society Representative! I am from the Boston area, and I was born in Wisconsin, spent some of my childhood in New Jersey, and went to college at Stanford University, where I studied biology and computer science. I love hiking, skiing, and riding my Pennyboard around campus (although sidewalks in Boston are unkind). I also love chatting about genetics, ethics, and Korean food and skincare. Come talk to me about potential ~ HST x Pathways collaborations ~!