Lucas was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and graduated from Boston University, where he received his BA in Biology in 2010. While in medical school at Yale, he volunteered as the student director of the Neighborhood Health Project training and coordinating teams of health professionals to provide basic healthcare screening, counseling, and referrals to New Haven’s medically underserved. Lucas served as the principal investigator of a clinical research project that assessed the impact of telemedicine and quality of communication on pediatric resuscitative care. He is passionate about understanding and addressing the overlap of psychosocial and medical issues. In his free time, Lucas enjoys riding his bike, bowling, making pottery and skiing. Welcome, Lucas!
University of Kansas
Will was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and graduated from the University of Kansas with a BS in Chemistry in 2013. He attended University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita where he self-directed and developed a study that analyzed the care pathway for chest pain patients at hospitals in India. Will served as the class representative for the KUMC Emergency Medicine Interest Group and helped organized the annual “procedure night.” As an Eagle Scout he developed an appreciation of being part of team and finds that same team atmosphere to be present in the Emergency Department environment. He is passionate about working with diverse populations and impacting positive change in his daily practice. Will’s hobbies include rock climbing (bouldering and sport climbing), and skiing. Welcome, Will!
University of California, Davis
Mitch was born in Ventura, California, and graduated from the University of California, San Diego, with a BS in Neuroscience. From there he went on to earn a MA in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University and then attended medical school at University of California, Davis. During his time at Hopkins, Mitch designed, built, and operated a neural recording system. He also spends time as the president of a microbiology and fermentation science student interest group. The group studies fermented food products to learn more about microbiology and its relationship with gut microbiota. In his free time, Mitch enjoys playing competitive soccer, exploring the outdoors, and learning new skills with the help of YouTube. Welcome, Mitch!
University of Washington
Braiden was born in Bellevue, Washington, and attended the University of Washington for her undergraduate studies. She graduated in 2005 with a degree in Cell & Molecular Biology and earned a second degree in French. Braiden’s interests center around HIV research. She worked as a research assistant at Tulane University School of Public Health, where she used an evidence-based HIV prevention program to focus on unintended pregnancy prevention and performed formulated research. While in medical school, she was a part of a student research training program where she executed a retrospective cohort chart review of all heart transplants ever preformed at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Braiden holds a master’s degree in Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Her interests include making art out of papier-mache, photography, and traveling. Welcome, Braiden!
New York Medical College
Yancey was born in Modesto, California, and attended Lewis and Clark College for his undergraduate studies. He graduated in 2009 with a degree in Biology. Yancey’s research focused on proteomic and genomic analysis of multiple breast cancer lines and evaluating epigenetic mechanisms in the GYN/ONC department. While in medical school, he worked as an intern studying the effect of pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide on neuronal firing patterns and ionic channels. Yancey has a demonstrated interest in international affairs and participated in an overseas semester in Kenya and Tanzania in 2008. Yancey’s interests include acoustic guitar, long-distance running, metalworking, and birdwatching. Welcome, Yancey!
University of Mississippi
Ian was born in Galveston, Texas, and attended the University of Mississippi in Oxford for his undergraduate studies. He graduated in 2013 with a degree in Biology. Ian has volunteered in many programs to help the underprivileged, such as the Baptist Medical and Dental Missions International in Francisco- Morazán, Honduras, where he assisted patients without adequate access to healthcare or means to pay for healthcare by providing affordable health and surgical care. Ian translated for doctors and patients during procedures and in clinic visits. While in medical school, he worked at the Jackson Free Clinic where he assisted in providing free medical care to low-income patients. Ian led a team of junior medical students by discussing pertinent history and physical findings and their correlation to the overall picture of the patient’s health. Ian’s interests include intramural sports, reading, and building electric guitars and basses. Welcome, Ian!
University of Illinois
Gabe was born in Seattle, Washington, and completed his undergraduate work at Western Washington University (Bellingham) where he earned a BS in Kinesiology, Biology and Chemistry in 2012. His research experience involved work in the area of biomechanical analysis systems and ultrasound, and his volunteer experience has included Wilderness Medicine and Heart Rescue (CPR training & data collection for publication). His senior year at Western saw Gabe as a NCAA Division II athlete in track and field (400m hurdler). Gabe also served as an EMT-Basic for King and Snohomish Counties. Gabe counts himself in as a big Seahawks fan. Welcome, Gabe!
University of Washington
Lola was born in Kerch, Russia, and is completing her medical school training at the University of Washington. Lola completed her undergraduate work (also at the UW) earning a BA in Sociology in 2012. A participant herself at one time, Lola taught biochemistry to freshman and sophomore students in the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) at the UW, and both experiences together solidified her decision to attend medical school. Her work experience has involved working as a research scientist and a biochemistry/biology instructor and tutor. Lola is conversant in Russian, Spanish/Spanish Creole, and Ukrainian, and she counts jazz and ballet among her hobbies and interests. Welcome, Lola!
Evan was born in Los Angeles, California, and completed his undergraduate studies at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where he obtained a BA in Religious Studies/Buddhism in 2012. Evan’s research experience during his medical school years has been in the areas of diagnostic ED bedside ultrasound studies and in preoperative and postoperative diagnosis and treatment of collegiate and professional athletes. Evan has volunteered as an EMT/medical student responder in mass casualty/weather-related disasters, and has worked extensively with LGBT homeless youth and other marginalized at-risk groups in Seattle as one example of his dedication to advocacy and policy work. He is delighted to return to the Pacific Northwest. Welcome (back), Evan!
New York Medical College
Madelyn was born in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, and completed her undergraduate work at Washington University in St Louis in 2013 where she majored in biochemistry. During medical school, Madelyn joined the United States Air Force and was a Health Professionals Scholarship Program Recipient. Since 2014, Madelyn has been a member and treasurer for the Association of Military Surgeons of the US and has been an avid member of her medical school’s climbing club. She has also studied an array of martial arts including MMA, Krav Maga, and Russian Systema and is a long-distance runner. Welcome, Madelyn!
University of California, Davis
Daniel was born in Oakland, California, and completed his undergraduate work in 2012 at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California, where he studied Biology. While in medical school, Daniel received the Pre-Clinical Excellence Scholarship Award and was a student representative on UC Davis’s admissions ranking committee. He was a member of the Christian Medical Fellowship in Sacramento, where he served as president. Daniel loves nature and enjoys the outdoors but also likes dinner parties, board and card games, and weightlifting. Welcome, Daniel!
University of Toledo
Marcus was born in Kettering, Ohio, and completed his undergraduate work in 2013 at the University of Toledo. There he studied bioengineering and was involved in extensive bioengineering research, including a summer internship with Yale University’s Biomedical Engineering Department. Marcus has spent extensive volunteer hours at the Toledo Community Care Clinic, a student-run organization that provides free health care to the underserved population. Marcus served as the Co-Chair of the University of Toledo Student Honor Committee, and holds a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Marcus enjoys percussion instruments, aviation history, and soccer. Welcome, Marcus!