Health Careers Peer Advisors

Spring 2014 Office Hours (beginning January 26):

The Health Careers Peer Advisors are an integral part of Brown's Health Careers Advising team. Consult a Brown undergraduate with experience as a health careers student during weekly office hours.  The Peer Advisors also coordinate two highly-informative and engaging events each semester and share tips with students through the Premed Jo monthly Emails.

DAY TIME LOCATION
Sundays 4pm- 6pm Science Center, 303

Michelle Bailhe, Class of 2015

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Concentration: Health & Human Biology
E-mail: Michelle_Bailhe@brown.edu

Activities:
  • imPulse Dance Company
  • Body+Sole
  • Teaching Assistant: PHP0320 Introduction to Public Health
  • SHAPE Peer Educator
  • March for Marriage Equality Co-Organizer
  • Spending time with friends
Research:
  • Winter 2103-present: Prisoner health research with the Center for Primary Care & Prevention, Memorial Hospital and the Center for Prisoner Health & Human Rights, Providence, RI.
  • Summers 2011 & 2012: Autism research, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA.
Fun Tidbit:
  • Michelle loves graphic design, typography and other design-y things.

 

Catherine Dang, Class of 2015 

Hometown: Corona, California
Concentration: Community Health
Email: Catherine_Dang@brown.edu

Activities:
  • Swearer Center Community Fellow for Algebra in Motion
  • Brown Pre-Dental Society Executive Board Member
  • Triple Helix Writer
Research:
  • Fall 2012 - Present: Investigate the histological structures of bat wing using a selective stain for elastic tissue. Brown University Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
  • Summer 2013: Investigating the effects of xylitol, the most common artifical sweetner on dental de- and re-mineralization. University of California, Irvine Beckman Laser Institute.
Work:
  • May 2013 - Present: Access Scholar, an AmeriCorps position that works to accomplish the mission and goals of the National College Advising Corps to increase the number of low-income, first generation college and underrepresented students who enter and complete high school.
Fun Tidbit:
  • My best friend was the first friend I made (on my first day of kindergarten) in my life.

     

Mary Fei, Class of 2014

Hometown: Lincolnshire, Illinois
Concentration: Neuroscience
E-mail: Xianhan_Fei@brown.edu

Activities:
  • Brown Chinacare Teacher
  • WiSE Mentor
  • MEDLIFE
  • VISIONS
Research:
  • Summer 2013 - Runa Tea Marketing Intern, Boston, MA.
  • Summer 2012: NSF MedIX REU Intern: Medical informatics research on lunch pneumonitis, Samual Armato III lab, Chicago, IL.
  • Spring 2012: Lab volunteer: Implemented western blots for the study of traumatic brain injury, Chodobska lab, Rhode Island Hospital.
  • Summer 2011: HHMI-Brown Scholar: Studied glioblastoma tumor suppressive effects of neural stem cells in 3D petri dish in vitro, Jeffrey Morgan lab, Providence, RI.
Fun Tidbit:
  • Studied a year abroad at St. Peter's College, Oxford and would love to tell you all about my travel experiences!

 

Savanah Harshbarger, Class of 2014

Home Town: Marblehead, Massachusetts
Concentration: Neuroscience
Email: Savanah_Harshbarger@brown.edu

Activities:
  • National Director of Providence Alliance of Clinical Educators (PACE)
  • CareerLAB Student Ambassador
  • Vice President of Brown Students for Choice
  • MEDLIFE Mobile Clinic Chair
  • Transfer Orientation Counselor
  • Brown Mock Trial Executive Board
  • Volunteer: Brown SAT Prep
Research:
  • Summer 2011 - 2014: Pharmacological Intervention in the Fragile X Autistic mouse, The Picower Institute for Learning & Memory, MIT, Cambridge, MA.
  • April 2011 - May 2012: Neurophysiologic Markers of Emotional Narratives, The Center of Neuroeconomic Studies, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA.
  • October 2011 - May 2012: Neuropharmacological Manipulation of Birdsong in Zebra Finches, Keck Science Center, The Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA.
Fun Tidbit:
  • Savanah loves to kickbox and is trying to teach herself German in her spare time.

 

Jordan Shaw, Class of 2015

Home Town: Grand Prairie, Texas
Concentration: Neuroscience
Email: Jordan_Shaw@brown.edu

Activities:
  • Residential Peer Leader: Women's Peer Counselor (WPC)
  • NEUR 0100 Teaching Assistant
  • Class Coordinating Board Secretary
  • 2013 Gala Co-Chair
  • Senior Week Party Manager
  • Hasbro Children's Hospital, Partial Hospitalization Program Volunteer
Research:
  • Spring 2012 - Present: Body Dysmorphic Disorder Research, Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior.
  • Summer 2013: Theory of Mind Sampling during Joint Attention, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine department of Psychiatry
  • Summer 2012: Neurogenetic Control of Lethargus in Caenorhabditis elegans, California Institute of Technology department of Biology
  • 2009 - 2010: Effects of Exercise on Primary Cilia in Mouse Spinal Cord, University of North Texas department of Biology
Fun Tidbit:
  • Jordan wants poetry recommendations.