Student Leadership

Co-President: Michelle Tran, MP4  (she/her/hers)

Fun facts: I run a non-profit called Soar Over Hate, which has been my main passion outside of research during my PhD. In my free time, I enjoy running in Central Park, caffeinating at cafes around the city, and traveling to tropical places!

Co-President: Joy Jiang, MP2 (she/her/hers)

Fun facts: I’ve run 8 marathons, including 4 World Majors. Next up: NYC Marathon Round 2.

Leader: Sarah Weitzman, MP2  (she/her/hers)

Fun facts: I love playing tennis, baking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family!

Leader: Sophia Siu, MP1  (she/her/hers)

Fun facts: I love running, hiking, climbing, and being outside. I was also born and raised in NYC!

Leader: Cristy Banuelos, MS2  (she/her/hers)

Fun facts: I have a huge family! I have 4 younger sisters, 14 aunts and uncles, and over 50 first cousins! I also started dancing Ballet Folklórico at 6 years old, which is a traditional Mexican folk dance, and actually just started dancing with the Nepantla Ballet Folklórico group in NYC!

Leader: Nicole Hirsh, MS2  (she/her/hers)

Fun facts: I went to go watch Good Morning America one random morning at 7 am in NYC and ended up being selected to be on the show for a segment about people with natural curly hair. 

Senior Student Advisor: Lauren Stalbow, MS3 (she/her/hers)

Fun facts: I love hanging out with my dog, running, hiking and baking.

Co-Founder: Jennifer Long Diaz, MD ’21, PhD ’19 (Current surgery resident at UCLA)

Faculty Mentors

Faculty Advisor: Talia Swartz, MD/PhD; Director of the MD/PhD Program, Associate Dean for MD/PhD Education, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

Research Advisor: Valerie Parkas, MD; Senior Associate Dean for Recruitment and Admissions