Health Careers Peer Advisors

Fall 2018 Open Hours (Sep. 11- Dec. 5) 

  • 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
Tuesday through Thursday During Open Hours with George Vassilev and Anja Lee Hemisphere Building Ground Floor at 167 Angell Street

Roman Drabchuk, Class of 2020

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Concentration: Sc.B. Neuroscience
Email: roman_drabchuk@brown.edu

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 BersonLab (future)

Fun tidbit:

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


 

Bethany Hung, Class of 2019 

Hometown: Fremont, CA
Concentration: Sc.B. Cognitive Neuroscience
Email: bethany_hung@brown.edu

Activities:

  • B-SIDE Magazine

  • Hack@Brown

  • NARAL Pro-Choice Brown University

  • The College Hill Independent

  • WiSE Mentor

  • Minority Association for Pre-Med Students

  • Planned Parenthood Welcome Team & Miriam Hospital Volunteer

  • Orgo tutor & TA for CLPS 1590 – Visualizing Vision

Research:

  • Perception, Action, & Cognition Lab (Brown) – The effect of visuomotor action preparation on visual crowding

  • Stanford Vision & Neuro-Development Lab x Stanford Medicine – Dynamics of contrast decrement and increment responses in human visual cortex

Fun tidbit:

I dressed as the SciLi last Halloween and it was great!


 

Kaitlyn Lew, Class of 2020

Hometown: Needham, MA
Concentration: Sc.B. Biology (Immunobiology)
Email: kaitlyn_lew@brown.edu

Activities:

  • Camp Kesem

  • The Triple Helix

  • La Clínica Esperanza volunteer

  • TA for CHEM0330

  • WiSE Mentor

  • Club Tennis

Research:

  • The Bowen Lab in the Brown Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology Department analyzing the sigma-2 receptor's function in apoptosis of carcinoma cells.

Fun Tidbit:

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


 

Kelvin Moore, Class of 2019

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Concentration: A.B. Public Health; A.B. Biology
Email: kelvin_moore@brown.edu

Activities:

  • Co-President, Minority Association of Pre-Health Students

  • Student Supervisor, Brown Annual Fund

  • Residential Assistant, Office of Residential Life

  • Hospitality Leader, Office of Alumni Relations

  • GED Tutor, Petey Greene Program

  • College Mentor, S.W.A.G to College

                            Research:

                            • Clinical research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine & Hospital investigating the role of parental insurance and confidentiality in adolescents and young adults' willingness to take HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (past)

                            • Translational research at the Massachusetts General Hospital investigating the role and implications of novel regulators in cell-mediated vascular calcification (past)

                            • Academic medical research at the Rhode Island Hospital investigating clinical performance evaluations of third-year medical students and association with student and evaluator gender (current)

                                        Fun Tidbit:

                                        The movie Step Up -- starring the ever so iconic Channing Tatum -- was based on my performing arts high school, the Baltimore School for the Arts. I play the clarinet.


                                         

                                        Reagan Menz, Class of 2019

                                        Hometown: New York, NY
                                        Concentration: A.B. Public Health
                                        Email: reagan_menz@brown.edu

                                        Activities:

                                        • BEAM (Brown Elementary Afterschool Mentoring) volunteer

                                        • Meiklejohn Peer Advisor

                                        • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Principles of Physiology (BIOL0800)

                                        • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Emergency Medical Systems (PHP1520)

                                        • Tutor for Principles of Biology (BIOL0200)

                                        • Project Sunshine volunteer

                                                      Research:

                                                      • Research on dance as a potential therapeutic intervention for older adults with cognitive impairment under the guidance of mentors at the Mindfulness Center at Brown's School of Public Health

                                                      • Research on developing and testing drugs to target acute myelogenous leukemia, specifically AML stem cells, at the Guzman Lab at Weill Cornell in New York, NY

                                                      • Research on the relationship between exercise and cognitive function with the Summer Internship Program at the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Mount Sinai in New York, NY

                                                      Fun Tidbit:

                                                      I love to dance, and I've been doing ballet since I was in first grade!


                                                       

                                                      Morcos Nakhla, Class of 2019

                                                      Hometown: North Attleboro, MA and/or Alexandria, Egypt
                                                      Concentration: Sc.B. Biology(Cell and Molecular Biology
                                                      Email: morcos_nakhla@brown.edu

                                                      Activities:

                                                      • Brown EMS

                                                      • BURP

                                                      • GlobeMed

                                                      • Volunteer at Clinica Esperanza

                                                      Research:

                                                      • Morgan Lab

                                                      Fun Tidbit:

                                                      I LOVE Ice Cream


                                                       

                                                      Jeremy Wang, Class of 2019

                                                      Hometown: saratoga, CA
                                                      Concentration: A. B. Public Health
                                                      Email: jeremy_wang@brown.edu

                                                      Activities:

                                                      • Brown Market Shares Program - Director of Program Development

                                                      • Queer People and Allies for the Advancement of Medicine (QPAAM) - Co-President

                                                      • American Journal of Public Health - Editorial Board Student Representative

                                                      • American Public Health Association - Social Media Chair

                                                      • Clinica Esperanza  - Volunteer MA and interpreter

                                                      • GLAAD - Campus Ambassador

                                                      • Brown Language Society - Spanish Discussion Leader

                                                                          Research:

                                                                              • Brown Center for Health Equity Research: Grocery store based dietary intervention for Southeast Asian Families

                                                                              • UCSF Division of HIV, Infectious Disease, and Global Medicine: Comprehensive medically tailored food support for people living with HIV

                                                                              • UTRA: Impact of a college campus based fruit and vegetable subscription program on college student fruit and vegetable consumption

                                                                                                        Fun Tidbit:

                                                                                                        I love gardening! Catch me outside defending my baby Bok Choi from mean insects :D



                                                                                                        Dorothy Yam, Class of 2019

                                                                                                        Hometown: Poughkeepsie, NY
                                                                                                        Concentration: Sc.B. Neuroscience
                                                                                                        Email: dorothy_yam@brown.edu

                                                                                                         Activities:

                                                                                                        • Coordinator at Brown Brain Bee

                                                                                                        • Volunteer at Hope Hospice

                                                                                                        • Rhode Island Medical Navigation Project

                                                                                                        • TA for The Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience

                                                                                                        • Meiklejohn Peer Advisor

                                                                                                        Research:

                                                                                                        • Summer Clinical Research intern at Mount Sinai Alzheimer's Disease Research Center,

                                                                                                        • RA at Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Lab

                                                                                                        Fun Tidbit:

                                                                                                        • I have voluntary control of nystagmus in my eyes, i.e. I can produce rapid eye movements that somewhat resemble opsoclonus on command.

                                                                                                         

                                                                                                        Nawal Yessuf, Class of 2019

                                                                                                        Hometown: Santa Monica, CA
                                                                                                        Concentration: Sc.B. Biology (Physiology and Biotechnology)
                                                                                                        Email: nawal_yessuf@brown.edu

                                                                                                         Activities: 

                                                                                                          • Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment (BRYTE)
                                                                                                          • Minority Association of Pre-Health Students
                                                                                                          • Student Caller at the Call Center
                                                                                                          • Safewalk

                                                                                                                Research:

                                                                                                                • Development of a single genomic assay for HIV incidence and transmitted drug resistance screening at USC

                                                                                                                Fun Tidbit:

                                                                                                                 I experienced my first snowfall at Brown!