Health Careers Peer Advisors

Fall 2016 Office Hours (beginning second week of October)

  • 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 highly-informative and engaging events each semester.
DAY TIME LOCATION
TBA TBA J. W. Wilson 313

Claire Chin Foo, Class of 2017

Hometown: Tahiti, French Polynesia
Concentration: A.B. Health and Human Biology
Email: claire_chin_foo@brown.edu

Activities:

  • University Emergency Medicine Foundation Scribe
  • Minority Association for Pre-Med Students Mentor
  • TA for PHP 1680: Pathology to Power
  • UNICEF at Brown
  • Lean In at Brown

Research:

  • Research assistant at Women and Infants Hospital 

Fun Tidbit:

Although I was born in California, I was raised in Tahiti, where I followed a French curriculum throughout High School

 

Matthew D'Antuono, Class of 2017

Hometown: Burrillville, RI
Concentration: Sc.B. Immunobiology
Email: matthew_dantuono@brown.edu

Activities:

  • Brown Hack Team
  • Brown Men's Club Tennis team
  • Rhode Island Hospital- Emergency Department Volunteer
  • Excellence at Brown Program Facilitator
  • Lifeguard
  • Brown AMSA Pre-Medical Society

Research:

  • Center for AIDS Research at The Miriam Hospital — HIV diversity, drug resistance, molecular epidemiology, and treatment monitoring

Fun Tidbit:

I love the outdoors! Hiking, skiing, sailing, basically everything else

 

Kyle Evans, Class of 2018

Hometown: Fremont, CA
Concentration: Sc.B. Physiology and Biotechnology
Email: kyle_e_evans@brown.edu

Activities:

  • New Scientist Collective Mentor
  • TA for BIOL0170: Biotechnology in Medicine
  • Minority Association for Pre-Med Students
  • Rhode Island Free Clinic Medical Recorder
  • Brown AMSA Pre-Medical Society

                    Research:

                    • Women and Infants Research Volunteer: Potential Links Between Stillbirths and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Mechanisms Leading to Preterm Premature Rupture of Fetal Membranes (PPROM)

                                Fun Tidbit:

                                I was in a Frosted Flakes commercial. 


                                 

                                Mursal Gardezi, Class of 2018

                                Hometown: Union City, California
                                Concentration: Sc.B. Immunobiology
                                Email: mursal_gardezi@brown.edu

                                Activities:

                                • Rhode Island Free Clinic Medical Recorder
                                • TA for ANTH1720: The Human Skeleton
                                • Sidney Frank Scholar
                                • New Scientist Collective Mentor
                                • Minority Association for Pre-Med Students
                                • AMSA Pre-Medical Society

                                Research:

                                • Diane Weiss Center for Orthopedic Trauma Research at Rhode Island Hospital-Utilizing Fluorescently Conjugated Antibodies to Identify Bacteria on Orthopedic Infection Sites

                                Fun Tidbit:

                                I was a volunteer baby cuddler at my local hospital. 

                                 

                                Brittany Hodges, Class of 2017

                                Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
                                Concentration: A.B. Public Health
                                Email: brittany_hodges@brown.edu

                                Activities:

                                • Co-President of the League of United Black Women
                                • Office Assistant at the Brown Center for Students of Color
                                • Member of OJA, African Modern Dance Team
                                • Radio Show Host of "OJ" through Brown Student Radio
                                • Received the Brown Design Workshop Maker Grant to build skateboards

                                Research:

                                • Molecular biology sickle cell disease research at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the NIH

                                Fun Tidbit:

                                I like sweet potatoes and plantains, a lot. 

                                 

                                Alena Kantor, Class of 2017

                                Activities:

                                  • EMT for Professional Ambulance
                                  • Volunteer for Fire Department
                                  • Brown Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Captain
                                  • Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Mentor
                                  • Peer Mental Health Advocate
                                  • TA for Biochemistry (BIOL0280)

                                                      Research:

                                                        • Worked in an immunology lab examining the role of T-cell therapy in treating
                                                        • sarcoma cancer (Summer 2014 and 2015)
                                                        • Conducted study assessing the LGBT cultural competence of students at
                                                        • Warren Alpert Medical School (Spring 2016)
                                                        • Conducting study examining the role of the medical industry in inflicting
                                                        • trauma on and contributing to the stigmatization of intersex individuals and
                                                        • how this intersects with race, class, and English proficiency (Current)

                                                                                Fun Tidbit:

                                                                                I won a Harry Potter trivia contest


                                                                                Miranda Olson, Class of 2017

                                                                                Hometown: New Brighton, MN
                                                                                Concentration: A.B. Global Health Narrative Sc.B. Biomedical Engineering
                                                                                Email: miranda_olson@brown.edu

                                                                                Activities:

                                                                                • Brown University Emergency Medical Services
                                                                                • New Scientists Collective Program Coordinator
                                                                                • Creative Scholars Initiative
                                                                                • Artists and Scientists as Partners

                                                                                Research and Design Projects:

                                                                                • Fall 2016-Spring 2017: Comparative Research Strategies for Assistive Technologies. Braingate2 Laboratory.
                                                                                • Summer 2016: Current Care Practices, Barriers, and Possible Future Steps for Palliative Care for Patients with Life-threatening Conditions in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Framework in Global Health Scholarship.
                                                                                • Summer 2015: Dance for Parkinson’s Narrative Research in London, England with the English National Ballet and Rambert Contemporary Dance Company. Royce Fellowship and LINK/SEW Award.
                                                                                • Fall 2014-Spring 2015: Accessible Assistive Eye-Tracking Device Design. SpeakYourMind Foundation (local non-profit).
                                                                                • Summer 2014: Parkinson’s Disease – Patient Perceptions of Doctor-Patient Communication Effectiveness.
                                                                                • Summer 2014: Artists and Scientists as Partners - Course Development Research. Undergraduate Teaching and Research Assistantship.
                                                                                • Fall 2013-Spring 2014: Improved Educational Success for Providence Youth with Asthma. Design for America.
                                                                                • Summer 2012: Nanoplasmonic Biosensor Lab-on- a-Chip Design. Bethel University Nanotechnology Laboratory.


                                                                                                          Ayomide Omobo, Class of 2017

                                                                                                          Hometown: Upper Marlboro, MD
                                                                                                          Concentration: A.B. Anthropology
                                                                                                          Email: ayomide_omobo@brown.edu

                                                                                                           Activities:

                                                                                                          • Brown University Emergency Medical Services
                                                                                                          • Hasbro Children's Hospital - Child Life Volunteer
                                                                                                          • Matched Advising Program Mentor
                                                                                                          • Brown University Black Pre-Med Society
                                                                                                          • CPR Instructor at Brown

                                                                                                          Research:

                                                                                                          • Sex and Gender Women's Health Collaborative Physician Registry
                                                                                                          • Research volunteer at Women and Infants Hospital

                                                                                                          Fun Tidbit:

                                                                                                          I am currently attempting to write a comic book!!