Student Leadership

Co-President: Christie Nguyen, MP4 (she/her/hers)

Fun facts: I love hiking, interior design, gardening (even in my NYC apartment), swimming, reading YA novels, and dancing in my living room.

Co-President: Amara Plaza-Jennings, MP4  (she/her/hers)

Fun facts:  I love baking for all of my friends, hosting dinner parties, walking in central park, hiking, reading, and recently took up embroidery!

Co-Vice President: Lauren Stalbow, MP3 (she/her/hers)

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

Co-Vice President: Michelle Tran, MP2  (she/her/hers)

Fun facts: I love running in Central Park, caffeinating at cafes around the city, veganizing various treats, exploring hiking spots upstate/in Long Island, and traveling to tropical places.

Treasurer: Joy Jiang, MS2 (she/her/hers)

Fun facts: I raced in the Boston Marathon on October 11, 2021! I will be racing the Chicago Marathon in October 2022, NYC Marathon in November 2022, and Berlin Marathon in September 2023.

Research Chair: Sarah Weitzman, MS2  (she/her/hers)

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

Mentorship/ Outreach Chair: Audrey Lee, MS2  (she/her/hers)

Fun facts: I love doing pilates, hiking, and exploring museums around NYC. I am also a huge fan of all things space-related, especially as it relates to human spaceflight!

Social Chair: Ali Mills, MS2 (she/her/hers)

Fun facts: I love running, skiing, reading, painting and baking!

Senior Student Advisor: Jessica Tan, PhD, MS3 (she/her/hers)

Fun facts: I love food. Eating is a joy, but I also enjoy cooking and baking. I have always been a bookworm and currently have a standing date with my nephew to read aloud to him over the phone every night. I’m also trying to learn how to knit and have some cross stitching supplies.

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

Faculty Mentors

Faculty Advisor: Margaret Baron, MD/PhD; Co-Director of the MD/PhD Program, Fishberg Professor of Medicine  Senior Associate Dean for Education, Director of Program in Hematology and Blood Disorders (Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology)


Faculty Advisor: Talia Swartz, MD/PhD; Co-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