2018-2019 Executive Board

Red Finney

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Email: umb.usga.president@gmail.com
USGA President, School of Medicine

Redmond (Red) is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Originally from just outside Towson, Md., he graduated from the University of Richmond in 2014 with a BS in Biology. His future careers goals are to be a physician in the Baltimore area, working in health administration and policy with a focus on primary and palliative care.

Mina He

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Email: umb.usga.vicepresident@gmail.com
USGA Vice President, School of Dentistry

Yumin (Mina) is a fourth-year dental student who is interested in serving her community. Before attending the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Mina was a neuroscience and dance double major, worked as a research associate in the San Francisco Bay Area, and volunteered as a head instructor for SNAP (Special Needs Aquatic Program). She has served on USGA for three years and is excited to join USGA for her fourth year and serve as Vice President. Mina looks forward to working together with her fellow students.

Rebecca Meyerson

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Email: umb.usga.treasurer@gmail.com
USGA Treasurer, Graduate School of Nursing


Andrea Theodoru

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Email: umb.usga.programming@gmail.com
USGA Programming Coordinator, School of Medicine

Andrea is a third-year medical student from Western Maryland. She attended Johns Hopkins University, receiving her undergraduate degree in biophysics as part of the Class of 2016. She is excited to start her medical school journey and to work with fellow USGA leaders to benefit the student body as a whole.

Nivedita Hegdekar
Email: umb.usga.secretary@gmail.com
USGA Secretary, Graduate School

Nivedita (Niv) is a fifth-year graduate student in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program. Her research focuses on the molecular crosstalk between autophagy and neuroinflammation pathways following traumatic brain injury. Before matriculating into UMB, she received a bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, and a diploma in German Language and Literature from Mumbai University. Nivedita has served on USGA for three years as the senator for the Indian Association and International Students Organization, and this past year as USGA Secretary. During her free time, she enjoys reading, painting, and jogging along the Inner Harbor.

Chelsea VanOrden
Email: umb.usga.parliamentarian@gmail.com
USGA Parliamentarian, School of Law

Chelsea is a third-year law student. Originally from New Jersey, Chelsea graduated from the College of New Jersey, where she earned BAs in History and Women and Gender Studies. Before attending law school, she worked in foster care for Good Shepherd Services in New York City. Chelsea enjoys fall and documentaries!

Ray Gergen
Email: umb.usga.webmaster@gmail.com
USGA Webmaster, Physical Therapy

Ray is a third-year physical therapy student. They served as a representative for the Muslim Student and Scholars Association (MSSA) 2017-2018 with USGA. They are from Kensington, MD, in Montgomery County. They have a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from Oberlin College in Ohio. They also studied with Science in the Evening, a postbaccalaureate program, at University of Maryland, College Park. They enjoy traveling, studying languages, practicing yoga, going blues dancing, playing ukulele, and baking bread.

‌Cyndi Rice

USGA Advisor, Director of Student Development and Leadership
Email: crice@umaryland.edu
Phone: 410-706-7117

With more than 25 years of experience at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Cyndi has worked at UMB since graduating from the School of Medicine’s Radiologic Technology program. Cyndi loves advising student organizations and helping students develop into well-rounded, holistic, and professional student leaders.

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