School of Dentistry
Lauren is a fourth year dental student. Originally from Fort Collins, CO she is a long ways from home. Lauren received her B.S. in Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado, Boulder and looks forward to moving back west after graduation to attend a GPR before going into private practice.
|Eke Chidi Anlthow|
School of Dentistry, Dental Hygiene
I am a senior dental hygiene student here at UMB. I hope to use dental hygiene as a way to serve others both here in the states and around the world. I want to volunteer my skills to those less fortunate. To be able to provide health care to people who may otherwise never receive it is something very exciting to me!
School of Law
Robbie is a first year law student, and represents the 1L class. He is originally from Hazard, KY and received his B.S. in History/Political Science from the University of Pikeville, in Pikeville, KY. Following college, Robbie spent two years working in the insurance industry both as a licensed agent and an administrator. He is both honored and excited to be a USGA Senator for the 2013-14 academic year.
|Akosua Baofoa Koram|
School of Pharmacy
Department of Medical Research & Technology
I am on my first Year in my pursuit of a Degree in Medical Technology at the Department of Medical and Research Technology. I transferred from UMBC and I am looking forward in working with my fellow senators in USGA.
School of Medicine
Christy is a second year student in the School of Medicine. Originally from Salisbury, Maryland, she earned a BA from McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College) in Biochemistry and Biology, followed by a MS from Johns Hopkins University in Biotechnology. She worked several years researching pediatric neurological diseases at Johns Hopkins. She still plays lacrosse and manages her post-collegiate women's team, plays co-ed touch football, and enjoys Maryland wineries with her husband and puppy, Kona. She is eager to use her experience to serve as a USGA Senator.
Rosie Xuemin Zhang
Rupal is a second year student and the Student Council President in the School of Medicine. She studied Biology and English at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is thrilled to serve her second year in joining other UMB student leaders from all disciplines in together addressing issues on our campus and community.
Joe is a fourth year PhD candidate in the Pharmaceutical Health Services Research Department. His research is focused on engaging patients throughout the research process and examining survival and costs associated with treatment options for metastatic colon cancer. Before returning to graduate school, Joe worked for JP Morgan Chase and taught undergraduate economics at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
Jon is a second year graduate student in the Program in Neuroscience. Originally from outside of Green Bay, WI, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin where he triple-majored in Molecular Biology, Neurobiology, and Psychology. Jon also serves as a representative for the Graduate Student Association.
Ozell is a third-year graduate student in GPILS Physical Rehabilitation Science program. His research focuses on impairments in neuromotor and biomechanical mechanisms that compromise standing balance stability and precipitates falls among older adults. Born in Las Vegas, NV and raised in Waldorf, MD, he graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a BS/MS in mechanical engineering. He is constantly found playing basketball at Pratt Gym and is currently a member of the GSA.
Graduate School of Nursing
Derrek is in his final semester in the Masters of Science Clinical Nurse Leader program. He attended Towson University where he received his B.S. in Forensic Chemistry and Chemistry. After working at UMMC as a lab tech for two years, Derrek decided to pursue a career in nursing. He is looking forward to working in Shock Trauma after graduation in December! Aside from being a USGA senator, Derrek is the Vice-President of the Graduate Nursing Association, the Judicial Board committee leader, and a mentor for new Clinical Nurse Leader students.
Leeza Constantoulakis, BS, earned her BS from the University of Maryland, College Park in Neurophysiology in 2011. She is currently a graduate student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore enrolled in the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) program with anticipated graduation of May ’14. Leeza has career ambitions of working as a nurse in an intensive care unit as well as pursing her new found passion of nursing policy.
Mandy is in her final year in the Masters of Science Clinical Nurse Leader program. She attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she received a B.A. in Health Administration and Policy. Originally from Stockton, California, she relocated with her family to Montgomery County, MD but currently lives in Baltimore. Besides serving as a senator for the University Student Government Association, Mandy is also the Community Service Chair for the Graduate Nurses Association, is a mentor for incoming and continuing CNL students, and also sits on the Title IX campus focus group. Her primary nursing interests reside in Pediatrics and Intensive Care Units. In her free time, she enjoys camping, hiking, and anything and everything related to animals!
Ida-Marie is a Master's of Science candidate in the Clinical Nurse Leader program at the School of Nursing, set to graduate this December. Ida received her BA in economics from University of Maryland - College Park. She has enjoyed working with Neurotrauma IMC and is doing her senior practicum in ICU setting. Ida-Marie is interested in the pediatric population and hopes to work with them in a critical care setting after she graduates. Things that keep Ida stress free include but are not limited to; her family and dog, running, vinyasa yoga, soccer, quesadillas, the beach, and the 2014 Superbowl Champions - the Green Bay Packers.
Alyssa is in her final year in the Masters of Science, Clinical Nurse Leader program. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of New England in 2010. After working at Children's National Medical Center for three years as a Child Psychiatric Specialist, she decided to change career paths and pursue nursing. In addition to being a new USGA primary senator, Alyssa is an active member of the Graduate Nursing Association, a mentor for new Clinical Nurse Leader students, and a member of the Judicial Board Committee.
School of Nursing
I am a second semester BSN student in the undergraduate nursing school. This is my second degree. My first degree was a BS in Exercise Science and Public Health from Elon University in Elon, North Carolina. I grew up in The Netherlands and hope to incorporate some overseas experiences in my future nursing career. I enjoy exercising, reading, exploring new places and just being active overall :-)
Emily is a second semester BSN student at the School of Nursing. She completed her prerequisites at the University of Vermont and the University of Maryland in College Park. She is originally from Kensington, MD and is very excited to serve as a USGA Senator!
Jessica is a third year BSN student at the School of Nursing. She is originally from West Palm Beach, Florida and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Florida. She is involved with NSGA, NSNA, and various committees in the SON. Jessica is greatly looking forward to serving as a USGA senator for the 2013-2014 school year.
School of Social Work
Nancy is a second-year graduate student in the School of Social Work. She grew up in Laurel, Maryland and graduated from American University with a B.A. in Public Communication. Nancy’s professional background includes work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and a contracting firm, in which she worked on projects for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), and most recently, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Nancy enjoys spending her spare time traveling, reading, and with her two dogs, Leo and Hennessy.
First year clinical social work student at the School of Social Work. Originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin. I received my B.A. in Sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2010. Following college, I worked with foster care and at risk homeless youth in Wisconsin, and am currently a Psychiatric Counselor in the surrounding Baltimore area.
Carl is a first-year graduate student in the School of Social Work. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2008 with a BA in Sociology and Social and Economic Justice and has worked in the non-profit sector ever since in various capacities. Pursuing a concentration in Community Action and Social Policy, he is excited to be a part of the USGA and advocate for the overall student body.
Adenike is a first year student pursuing a MSW at the school of social work. She received her bachelors in Psychology from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She currently works with the office of Interprofessional Student Learning & Services Initiative (ISLSI) as a diversity fellow. She hopes to go into the Macro level concentration with a specialization in Community Action and Social Policy. Adenike looks forward to a great learning/services experience with the USGA.
Project Jump Start
Helen is a 4th year pharmacy student originally from the Bay Area, California. She has been involved in Project Jump Start for the past 2 years and really enjoys the opportunity to make an impact on the community through PJS and getting to know local community members. She looks forward to a great year as a member of the USGA Senate!
International Students Organization (ISO)
Mary is a third year pharmacy student. She received her B.S. from Radford University and M.S. in Biochemistry from Indiana University. Originally from Ghana, but lived in Northern Virginia from 1995 – 2005. She is excited to serve on the USGA and is looking forward to an eventful year.
United Students of African Descent (USAD)
Indian Association (IA)
Muslim Students & Scholars Association (MSSA)
Mizhgan is a senior in the Department of Medical and Research Technology, class of 2014. Originally from Queens, NY, she completed her prerequisites at Cecil College in North East, MD. Mizhgan looks forward to serving on the USGA as a senator representing the Muslim Students and Scholars Association for the 2013-2014 school year.
Global Medical Brigades (GMB)
Cassidy is a third year student in the School of Pharmacy. Originally from Oak Park, CA, she graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Neuroscience in 2010 before joining UMSOP's Class of 2015. Global Medical Brigades is an organization that Cassidy has been involved in since 2009 and has volunteered for twice thus far - once during her undergraduate career and again in her first year here at UMB. As president of GMB, she hopes to successfully lead the school's fourth brigade while helping to make future brigade opportunities more accessible to students across the entire campus. She looks forward to serving on the USGA as a representative not only for GMB, but for all students who are interested in international healthcare.
Pride Alliance (PA)
Kyle joined the MSTP (MD/PhD) program in 2008. Originally from southwest Michigan, he attended Kalamazoo College, where he earned a BA in Biology, and was an active member and director of Frelon, the student dance company. His PhD is in tumor immunology, and he is currently planning to practice interventional oncology (subject to change). He is one of the founding members of the Pride Alliance, and is elated to represent them before the USGA.