2013-2014 Senators

School of Dentistry

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Katherine Lin
klin@umaryland.edu

Lauren Hanzlik

Lauren Hanzlik
lauren.hanzlik@umaryland.edu

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.

Valencia Barnes

Valencia Barnes
vbarnes@umaryland.edu

No photo providedJustin Fox
justinfox@umaryland.edu
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chidi.eke@umaryland.edu

School of Dentistry, Dental Hygiene

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Shawndra Cannor
shawndra@umaryland.edu

Anne Staggers

Anne Staggers
astaggers@umaryland.edu

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!

No Photo ProvidedMolly Stranigan
mstranigan@umaryland.edu

School of Law

Robbie Walker

Robbie Walker
rwalker793@gmail.com

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.

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Gabe Maldoff
gmaldoff@umaryland.edu

Jasmyn Allen

Jasmyn Allen
jasmyn.allen@umaryland.edu

Jasmyn Allen is a 2L at the University of Maryland. She is a native New Yorker. She graduated from John Jay College with her BA in Criminal Justice and a double minor in Sociology and Philosophy. This is her second year as a senator with USGA. She looks forward to serving the greater student body and promoting interdisciplinary interaction between all of the students at UMB.

Fred CurtisFred Curtis
fcurtis2@gmail.com
No photo providedKatherine O'Konski
katherine.okonski@umaryland.edu
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awetzel@umaryland.edu

School of Pharmacy

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David Goffman
goffmand@umaryland.edu

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Fred Chang
fchang@umaryland.edu

Sharina Nandwani

Sharina Nandwani
snandwani@umaryland.edu

Sharina Nandwani is a second year pharmacy student. She is originally from Florida and graduated with a bachelors in Biology from the University of Florida. She is looking forward to advocating for the School of Pharmacy and working with other student senators to have a positive impact on the Univeristy of Maryland.

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Benedicta Asamoah
beneasam@umaryland.edu

I'm a first year pharmacy student. Originally from Ghana, I received my B.S. in Physiology and Neurobiology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Looks forward to serving during the 2013-2014 school year.
No Photo ProvidedJosh Chou
joshua.chou@umaryland.edu

Department of Medical Research & Technology

Felix Sandrino

Felix Sandrino
Felix.Sandrino@som.umaryland.edu

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.

No photo providedShalini Malaki
shalini.malaki@som.umaryland.edu

School of Medicine

Christina Morris-Berry

Christina Morris-Berry
christina.morris-berry@umaryland.edu

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.

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Rosie Xuemin Zhang
xuemin.zhang@som.umaryland.edu

Xuemin (Rosie) is a second year student in the School of Medicine. She earned her B.S. degrees in Biology and Finance from the University of Maryland, College Park. Rosie is excited to be working with fellow senators to continue the improvement of the UMB campus together.

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Rupal Jain
rupal.jain@som.umaryland.edu

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.

Michelle Romeo

Michelle Romeo
michelle.romeo@som.umaryland.edu

Michelle is a first year medical student. Originally from New York, she traveled down the east coast to go to be a Terp. She graduated from University of Maryland, College Park in 2011 with a double degree in Kinesiology and General Biology. It is her first year here on UMB campus and looks forward to being with the USGA for the years to come.

No photo providedJeffrey Lane
jeffrey.lane@som.umaryland.edu

Physical Therapy

John Grossman

John Grossman
john.grossman@som.umaryland.edu

John is a second year Physical Therapy student. Originally from Forest Hill, Maryland, he graduated in 2012 from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S. in Kinesiology. He also serves as the Vice President of his graduating class, and is looking forward to being apart of the USGA again this year!
Cassandra Hill

Cassandra Hill
cassandra.hill@som.umaryland.edu

Cassandra is a first year Physical Therapy student. Originally from Montgomery Village, Maryland, she graduated from Howard University with a B.S. in Health Science in 2013. She looks forward to joining other student leaders on campus and making a positive impact at UMB during the 2013-2014 school year!

Graduate School

Geoffrey Heinzl

Geoffrey Heinzl
heinzlg@umaryland.edu

Geoffrey is a third-year graduate student in the Pharmaceutical Sciences department. His research focuses on novel antivirulants for opportunistic pathogens. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from Allegheny College, where he double-majored in chemistry and French. Geoffrey also serves as President of the Graduate Student Association and looks forward to serving his third year on the USGA.
Joe Vandigo

Joe Vandigo
jvandigo@umaryland.edu

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. 

Alexandria Reinhart

Alexandra Reinhart
areinhart@umaryland.edu

Alexandria is a third year graduate student in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. She is originally from outside of Detroit, MI, earned a B.S. in Biology from UNC Charlotte in 2011, and is also a member of the Graduate Student Association.
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Jon Vanryzin
jvanryzin@umaryland.edu

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 Sanders

Ozell Sanders
osanders@som.umaryland.edu

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

Alyssa Bogacki

Alyssa Bogacki
abogacki@umaryland.edu

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.

Karly Funk

Karly Funk
kfunk@umaryland.edu

Karly is in her final year in the Masters of Science, Clinical Nurse Leader program. She earned her B.S. in Health Education and Behavior from the University of Florida. She has worked for Planned Parenthood of North Florida as well as a residential foster home for adolescent females in Florida. Before starting nursing school she worked for Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and taught health education in a D.C. charter school. She is interested in pursuing a career in Community Health nursing.

Lonice Carter

Lonice Carter
lonice.carter@umaryland.edu

I am in my second year in the Masters of Science Clinical Nurse Leader program here at UMB. I attended Spelman College, where I received a B.A. in Psychology in 2011. I realized that I was more interested in patient care and decided to pursue a career in nursing. I am interested in labor and delivery nursing. I also enjoy being a mentor for incoming CNL students. In my free time, I love reading suspense novels, exercising, and traveling. I look forward to serving as a USGA Senator!

Arielle Kallish

Arielle Kallish
akallish@umaryland.edu

Arielle is in her first semester in the Masters of Science Clinical Nurse Leader program. Born in Boston and raised in Lake Tahoe, CA, she attended UCLA and received a B.A. in International Development. After working for four years in Accounting and Finance, she decided to pursue a career in Nursing. In addition to being a USGA Senator, Arielle is active in the Graduate Nursing Association. In her limited spare time, she enjoys traveling and exploring Baltimore, watching and playing sports, and cooking. She is looking forward to a great semester!

Maureen Burke

Maureen Burke
mburke@umaryland.edu

Maureen is in her second semester in the Masters of Science, Clinical Nurse Leader program. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Towson University in Business Marketing in 2008. After working at Network Media Partners marketing firm and becoming an aesthetician at About Faces, she decided to pursue her passion of nursing. Maureen is an active member of the Graduate Nursing Association and plans on becoming a mentor for new Clinical Nurse Leader students.

Victoria Kutch

Victoria Kutch
vkutch@umaryland.edu

Vicky is in her second semester in the Masters of Science Clinical Nurse Leader program. She graduated from Salisbury University with a B.S. in biology. After exploring the world of science and public health policy, she decided to change her career path to something that allowed her to work more closely with those who are suffering from illness. Vicky aspires to volunteer on mission’s trips and work with infectious diseases. In her spare time, she likes to go hiking and swing dancing.

School of Nursing

Brian Hoffman

Brian Hoffman
brian.hoffman@umaryland.edu

Brian is currently pursuing a BSN at the School of Nursing. Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, he attended Anne Arundel Community College and the University of Maryland, College Park prior to his start at UMB.  For six years Brian lived and worked as a professional musician and teacher within the Los Angeles area, performing in prestigious venues as Walt Disney Music Hall, House of Blues, Viper Room, and Whiskey-A-Go-Go.  Currently Brian serves as the President and Co-Founder of the Maryland Chapter of the American Assembly of Men in Nursing (AAMN). The AAMN serves to promote the profession of men in nursing and bring awareness to issues pertaining to men in the nursing field. Additionally, Brian serves as the Co-chair for the NSNA and is the Legislative Chair for the Maryland Association of Nursing Students.

Edie Cohen

Edie Cohen
ejcohen@umaryland.edu

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 :-)

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Emily Odenwald
emily.odenwald@umaryland.edu

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 Wagner

Jessica Wagner
jwagner@umarlyand.edu

Jessica is currently pursuing a BSN at the School of Nursing with an anticipated graduation date of December 2014. She is originally from West Palm Beach, Florida and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Florida. She serves as Co-Chair for the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA), Presidential Advisor for the Maryland Association of Nursing Students (MANS) 2013-2014, President-Elect of MANS for 2014-2015, and is a BSN representative on the Entry-Level Curriculum Committee 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 Espinal

Nancy Espinal
nespinal@umaryland.edu

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.

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Kelsey Mcvey
kelsey.mcvey@umaryland.edu

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 Smith-Hannicutt

Carl Smith-Hunnicutt
carlsh@umaryland.edu

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 Ojo

Adenike Ojo
adenike.ojo@umaryland.edu

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.

No photo ProvidedJennie Cohen
jennie.cohen@umaryland.edu

Project Jump Start

Helen Wu

Helen Wu
helenwu@umaryland.edu

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 Afrane

Mary Afrane
mafrane@umaryland.edu

Mary is a third year pharmacy student. She received her B.S. from Radford University and M.S. in Biochemistry from Indiana University. She is excited to serve on the USGA and is looking forward to an eventful year.

United Students of African Descent (USAD)

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Benedicta Asamoah
beneasam@umaryland.edu

I'm a first year pharmacy student. Originally from Ghana, I received my B.S. in Physiology and Neurobiology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Looks forward to serving during the 2013-2014 school year.

Indian Association (IA)

No photo providedMukul Kelkar
mukul_kelkar@umaryland.edu

Muslim Students & Scholars Association (MSSA)

Mizhgan Rasoul

Mizhgan Rasoul
mizhgan.rasoul@som.umaryland.edu

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.

No photo providedSidick Jibril
sjibril.omogu@umaryland.edu

Global Medical Brigades (GMB)

Cassidy Hsieh

Cassidy Hsieh
cfhsieh218@gmail.com

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.

Salin Nhean

Salin Nhean
salinnhean@gmail.com

Salin is a second year student in the School of Pharmacy. She graduated from University of Maryland, College Park in 2012. Global Medical Brigades (GMB) is an entirely student-led, non-profit interdisciplinary origination. Our chapter here at UMB is just one of hundreds of chapters around the globe. Each chapter brings students on one week trips to areas in Honduras, Panama, or Ghana that have little access to healthcare. Salin has been involved with GMB since 2013 and has volunteered with an interdisciplinary team of students from different schools at UMB in Honduras last winter break (2013). She loves traveling and exploring new places. Please feel free to ask her any questions about GMB.

Pride Alliance (PA)


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Laurel Slongwhite
lslongwhite@gmail.com
Kyle Wilson

Kyle Wilson
wilson.kyle.a@gmail.com

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.

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