Health Careers Peer Advisors

While the Health Careers Peer Advisors won’t hold open hours beginning Monday, March 16, students interested in their backgrounds and input are welcome to email brief questions. 

  • 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 open hours.  The Peer Advisors also coordinate highly-informative and engaging events each semester.
DAY TIME LOCATION
Tuesday through Thursday During Open Hours with George Vassilev and Anja Lee Hemisphere Building Ground Floor at 167 Angell Street

Daniel Chan, Class of 2021

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Concentration: Sc.B. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; A.B. Public Health
Email: [email protected]

 Activities: 

    • Connect for Health Patient Advocate- Hasbro Children's Hospital 
    • Brown Science Prep (BSP) Mentor
    • Partnership in Adult Learning (PAL) Tutor
    • Design+Health (collaboration between Brown, RISD, Alpert Medical School)
    • ChinaCare Orphan Mentoring Program
    • KDSAP @ Brown (kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program)
    • Brown-RISD Vietnamese Students Association (VSA) Culture Committee Representative

          Research:

          • Phage Hunters @ Brown (2017- 2018)
          • Kroetz Lab at UCSF (summer 2018)
          • Laboratory for Voiding Dysfunction at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Summer 2019)

          Fun Tidbit: I love learning about different cultures through their food! You can always find me cooking up a storm in the kitchen to de-stress :D

          A piece of advice for first-year health careers students: Small mistakes and bumps along the road are in every single person's journey towards a career in medicine. So you should never feel excluded, discouraged, or inadequate for encountering these obstacles.


          Roman Drabchuk, Class of 2020

          Hometown: Chicago, IL
          Concentration: Sc.B. Neuroscience
          Email: [email protected]

          Activities:


          • Community assistant
          • Member of cross-country and track teams
          • Peer tutor
          • Amita Adventist Hospital volunteer
          • CDS Foundation Clinic volunteer
          • Rhode Island Hospital volunteer 
          • President of Volunteer for Veterans at Brown University,
          • Designated note taker at Brown University
          • Teacher assistant for NEUR0650

          Research:


          • Utilizing the time trade-off, standard gamble and willingness to pay utility measures to evaluate health-related quality of life prior to knee or hip arthroplasty at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush with Dr. Della Valle (summer 2017)
          • Outcomes of monoblock dual mobility components for primary total hip arthroplasty at MOR with Dr. Della Valle  (summer of 2017)
          • Risk stratification using genetic markers of patients with a history of pulmonary embolism post total hip or knee arthroplasty at MOR with Dr. Della Valle  (summer of 2018)
          • Research assistant at Berson Lab (future)

          Fun tidbit: I once ate a softball-sized mozzarella ball in one sitting

          A piece of advice for first-year health careers students: I encourage first year students to use the first semester to familiarize themselves with Brown and build good habits for the future. Please do not worry about getting involved in co-curricular activities because going pre-health is a four year journey, not a race


           

          Katherine Dunn, Class of 2020

          Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
          Concentration: Sc.B. Neuroscience
          Email: [email protected]

          Activities:

          • Brown Polo Club President

          • Brown University Orchestra Oboist

          • Meiklejohn Peer Advisor

          • WiSE Mentor

          • Clinica Esperanza outreach volunteer

          • Brown Brain Bee Instructor

          • teaching Assistant for The Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience (NEUR 0010)

                              Research:

                                  • Barrow Neurological Institute, Department of Neurosurgery

                                  • Paradiso Lab- Brown Department of Neuroscience

                                                            Fun Tidbit: I've been riding horses since I was 12, but I only started playing polo at Brown.

                                                            A piece of advice for first-year health careers students: If you are still deciding whether the pre/health-pre-med path is for you, try shadowing several types of clinicians to see if you like the day-to-day life.


                                                             

                                                            Allen Green, Class of 2021

                                                            Hometown: North Woodmere, NY
                                                            Concentration: Sc.B. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
                                                            Email: [email protected]

                                                            Activities:

                                                            • Campus Ambassador for Gift for Life Bone Marrow Registry

                                                            • Co-Chair of Symposia for Brown Research Club

                                                            • Meiklejohn Peer Advisor

                                                            • Rhode Island Free Clinic volunteer

                                                            • Brown University Men's Rugby

                                                                                      Research:

                                                                                      • UTRA/Independent Research on biological and environmental interactions of manganese dioxide nanosheets (summer 2018- present)

                                                                                      • AMGEN Scholar at Duke University (summer 2019)

                                                                                      • Garcia Center for Polymers and Engineered Interface at Stony Brook University (summer 2017)

                                                                                                  Fun Tidbit: Russian was my first language

                                                                                                  A piece of advice for first-year health careers students: Spend your first year exploring your interests even if they don't relate to medicine or STEM.  


                                                                                                   

                                                                                                  Kaitlyn Lew, Class of 2020

                                                                                                  Hometown: Needham, MA
                                                                                                  Concentration: Sc.B. Biology (Immunobiology)
                                                                                                  Email: [email protected]

                                                                                                  Activities:

                                                                                                  • Camp Kessem

                                                                                                  • The Triple Helix

                                                                                                  • AMSA

                                                                                                  • Clinical Esperanza/Hope Clinic volunteer

                                                                                                  • WiSE Mentor and BRYTE Tutor

                                                                                                  • CHEM 0330 TA

                                                                                                                Research:

                                                                                                                • Edward Guiliano '72 Global Fellowship on breast cancer screening study at the Instituto Oncológico Regional del Cibao in the Dominican Republic

                                                                                                                • Royce Fellowship on Buddhist meditation as adjunctive treatment for cancer patients at Chulalongkorn Hospital in Thailand Projects on Oncotype DX and cancer genetics at Rhode Island Hospital

                                                                                                                Fun Tidbit: My favorite animals are elephants. My room has many elephant-themed decorations and clothes.

                                                                                                                A piece of advice for first-year health careers students: Being pre-med is a marathon, not a sprint. Balance your life and set aside time for yourself. Everyone has a unique journey, but only you can determine your own path towards medicine.


                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                Tiffany Lin, Class of 2021

                                                                                                                Hometown: Queens, New York City, NY
                                                                                                                Concentration: A.B. English
                                                                                                                Email: [email protected]

                                                                                                                Activities:

                                                                                                                • Editor-in-Chief of Catalyst journal (science-inspired literary magazine)

                                                                                                                • Co-Head of Brown Pen Pals

                                                                                                                • First Gens @ Brown member

                                                                                                                • Connect for Health advocate

                                                                                                                • Hope Hospice volunteer

                                                                                                                • SEADD volunteer

                                                                                                                              Research:

                                                                                                                              • Working since first year spring with Prof, Li-Qiong Wang on creating and refining chemistry undergraduate labs

                                                                                                                              Fun Tidbit: When I was a kid, my dream job was to be a farmer

                                                                                                                              A piece of advice for first-year health careers students: If you really want to go to medical or other health profession school, then you'll find your way there in your own time. There are so many paths and timelines that will get you where you want to go.


                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                              Gloria Nashed, Class of 2020

                                                                                                                              Hometown: Orlando, FL
                                                                                                                              Concentration: Sc.B. Biology (Physiology & Biotechnology)
                                                                                                                              Email: [email protected]

                                                                                                                              Activities:

                                                                                                                              • Residential Peer Leader and orientation Leader

                                                                                                                              • Department of Biology Peer Advisor

                                                                                                                              • Rhode Island Free Clinic Medical Assistant

                                                                                                                              • Teaching Assistant for The Human Skeleton (ANTH1720)

                                                                                                                              • Staff Writer for the Brown Daily Herald

                                                                                                                              • Brown Global Medical Brigades

                                                                                                                              Research:

                                                                                                                              • The Oancea Lab, Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology.

                                                                                                                              Fun Tidbit: I am a citizen of three countries- Canada, United States, and Egypt.

                                                                                                                              A piece of advice for first-year health careers students: In the midst of rigorous pre-health requirements, it is important to engage in activities you enjoy just for fun! Medical and other health professions schools like to see students who have passions outside academics.


                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                              Bianca Obiakor, Class of 2020 

                                                                                                                              Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
                                                                                                                              Concentration: A.B. Health and Human Biology
                                                                                                                              Email: [email protected]

                                                                                                                              Activities:

                                                                                                                              • Miriam Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center Volunteer

                                                                                                                              • Sophia Royce Fellowship Program Mentor

                                                                                                                              • Brown University Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Trainee

                                                                                                                              • Manning Chapel Lector

                                                                                                                              • Brown Brain Bee Instructor

                                                                                                                              • Filipino Alliance

                                                                                                                              • [email protected]

                                                                                                                              Research:

                                                                                                                              • Brown University Virtual Environment Navigation Lab Research Assistant- Sayles Swarm project examining individual action influence on crowd behavior.

                                                                                                                              Fun tidbit: I met Khalid before he became super famous!

                                                                                                                              A piece of advice for first-year health careers students: Don't forget to think and prioritize your own health- all-nighters are NEVER worth it!



                                                                                                                              Keerthi Sreenivasan, Class of 2021

                                                                                                                              Hometown: Rochester Hills, MI
                                                                                                                              Concentration: Sc.B. Biochemistry
                                                                                                                              Email: keerthi_sreenivasan@brown.edu

                                                                                                                               Activities:

                                                                                                                              • Middle School Girls Lacrosse Coach at Moses Brown

                                                                                                                              • Civil Air Patrol Spaatz Cadet

                                                                                                                              • AMSA Board Member

                                                                                                                              • Organic Chemistry Group Tutor

                                                                                                                              • Rhode Island Hospital Emergency Department Volunteer

                                                                                                                              Research:

                                                                                                                              • Centers for Behavioral and Preventative Medicine

                                                                                                                              • Basu Lab (Glycochemistry)

                                                                                                                              • Wayne State University chronic pain management database research assistant.

                                                                                                                              Fun Tidbit: I've moved ten times in my life so far and I grew up both in the US (Michigan) and Canada (Windsor/Niagara Falls, Ontario).

                                                                                                                              A piece of advice for first-year health careers students: Put yourself out there and push yourself to apply for opportunities you are intersted in and don't feel down about any rejections you received- pick yourself up and learn from the experience for next time.