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Class of 2018

Jacob Bruckner 

Jacob Bruckner

Jacob grew up on Mercer Island, Washington. He attended college at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington and graduated with honors in Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology. During his time at Whitman, Jacob was an active member of the Outdoor Program and a volunteer at SOS Clinic, a free healthcare clinic in the area. After graduation, Jacob spent two years researching Hepatitis C in Seattle. Prior to moving to New York, he volunteered in the Harborview Medical Center’s ER and at the St. James Cathedral’s parish kitchen. In regards to extra-curriculars, Jacob enjoys running, camping, backpacking, and skiing. Email: Jacob_Bruckner@nymc.edu

   
Jake Feldman

Jake Feldman

Jake was born and raised in Los Angeles. During high school, he volunteered as a mentor for children with developmental disorders with The Friendship Circle, sparking an interest in developmental neuroscience, which led him to the University of California, San Diego. While at UCSD, Jake studied cognitive science, conducted neuroimaging research, and worked as a mentor and tutor. After graduating with a bachelor of science, Jake spent two years as a behavior interventionist, continuing to work with adult and children with developmental disabilities. He also volunteered as a patient advocate with the Saban Free Clinic, reaffirming his decision to pursue his dual interests of research and clinical care through a medical medical education. While applying to medical school, Jake spent the year conducting fMRI research at the Yale Child Study Center, focusing on developmental information processing. In his spare time, Jake likes to play all forms of sports, go backpacking, and dabble in culinary arts. He is very excited to represent his fellow medical students as a senator and help them meet the challenges of medical school head on! Email: jacob_feldman@nymc.edu

   
Amanda Feeney

Amanda Feeney

Amanda grew up in Port Orchard, WA (a ferry ride away from downtown Seattle). She graduated from Washington State University (Go Cougs!) in 2013, majoring in neuroscience with minors in biology and Spanish. She also graduated from the Honors College . During her education at WSU, Amanda worked for Residential Life, had several leadership positions within the Honors College, and also studied abroad in Bangalore, India. After completing her undergraduate studies, Amanda deferred entrance into NYMC for a year while she finished conducting research in the field of reproductive biology and epigenetics, writing two research papers, and was a teaching assistant in the gross anatomy cadaver lab. During medical school, Amanda has enjoyed representing her class in her role as Student Senator, and also working on improvements to medical education. Amanda enjoys being outside, running, knitting or playing with her two cats in her spare time. Email: Amanda_Feeney@nymc.edu

   
Adam Gordon

Adam Gordon (President of the Student Senate for 2017-2018 academic year)

Adam, a Miami, Florida native, graduated from University of Miami in 2012 with a B.S. in Microbiology and Immunology. He then came to NYMC and completed a Masters in Basic Medical Sciences in 2014. During his time in the graduate program, Adam served as President and Secondary-President of the Graduate Student Association. In his spare time, Adam loves to play a good tune on the piano. Email: adam_gordon@nymc.edu 

   
Seung Won (Paul) Jeong

Seung Won (Paul) Jeong (Vice President of the Student Senate for 2017-2018 academic year)

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Paul arrived in Michigan at the age of twelve after growing up in Singapore and Australia. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University and graduated in 2013 with a major in Neuroscience and minor in Psychology. Before attending NYMC, he worked for two years at the Johns Hopkins Neurology Department Movement Disorder Clinic as a research coordinator and also as a patient advocate in the Johns Hopkins Emergency Department. With a “Just Do It” mindset, Paul is ready to not only take on the rigors of medical school, but also listen to his peers and make changes to improve the students’ quality of life at NYMC. He is very excited to serve the student body and get more involved with the community as a member of the Student Senate! Paul enjoys cooking, dancing, working out, playing sports…well basically anything that distracts him from studying. Email: seung_jeong@nymc.edu

   
Kaitlin Swanson

Kaitlin Swanson

Kaitlin grew up in suburban Wisconsin. She attended college at the University of Chicago, graduating in 2012 with a major in Biology with a specialization in Endocrinology. While in college, Kaitlin ran for the Track and Field team, was a member of AOII, and was president of the university’s Global Brigades chapter (something she continued while an M2 at NYMC). Before coming to NYMC, she worked for two years researching muscular dystrophy in a lab at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Kaitlin is very excited to be a representative for the Class of 2018, and to ultimately work toward improving students’ experiences here at NYMC. In her spare time, she loves to read, workout, and eat delicious donuts. Email: kaitlin_swanson@nymc.edu

Class of 2019

Justin Cole

Justin Cole

Justin was born in Topeka, KS and grew up in Northeast Ohio on the west side of Cleveland. He is a Spring 2013 graduate of Ohio University where he received a double major with a B.S. in Chemistry/Biochemistry; Biological Sciences and a minor in Spanish Language. For the last two years, he has worked as a Biomedical Engineer in Miami, FL for a neurovascular division of Johnson & Johnson. In his free time, Justin enjoys sports, traveling, golfing, fishing, hiking, camping, reading, working-out, and the beach. Email: justin_cole@nymc.edu

   
Hannah Gissel

Hannah Gissel

Hannah is from Eugene, Oregon. She graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2012 with degrees in Integrative Physiology and Spanish Language and Literature. Throughout her undergraduate career, she worked as a researcher at the Institute for Molecular and Behavioral Genetics, and as a director for Health Outreach for Latin America, a non-profit health organization. 
After graduating from college, Hannah worked for two years as a director of orthopedic clinical research at Denver Health Hospital before moving to New York to attend NYMC as an Accelerated Masters student. Hannah loves to run, hike, play sports, and eat good food. Email: hannah_gissel@nymc.edu

   
Philip Maynard

Philip Maynard 

Philip was born and raised in New York City. He studied Economics and Slavic Studies at Brown (graduating in 2011), after which he began Columbia’s Postbac Premed Program. There, Phil was an active member of the community, serving on the student government, TA-ing the rite-of-passage that is Orgo Lab, and mentoring multiple classes of postbacs. Following that, Phil worked for a year as a Project Coordinator at Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center (formerly Flower and Fifth Hospital—NYMC’s affiliated hospital from 1935 until 1978). There, he supervised a volunteer program for premeds and helped run the Huntington’s Disease Seminar Day that NYMC students attend in their clinical years. Phil is very excited to represent the Class of 2019. When not studying, he can be found running, cultivating his social media presence, and practicing his driving—a skill he acquired just to come to NYMC! Email: philip_maynard@nymc.edu

   
Alexander Selby

Alexander Selby

Alec hails from Seattle, Washington, where he grew up exploring the mountains and forests of the Pacific Northwest.  After graduating from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology, he performed atherosclerosis research at the UW and was employed as a Corneal Transplant Technologist at one of the world's leading eye banks.  An avid skier and backpacker, he also enjoys live music, photography, podcasts, and yoga.  Impacted by cultural experiences abroad, Alec considers himself a "citizen of the world" and hopes to fulfill his interests in travel and public service through a career in medicine. Email: alexander_selby@nymc.edu

   
Maya Rubin

Maya Rubin

 

Email: Maya_Rubin@nymc.edu

Class of 2020

Kenny Guber 

Kenny Guber

Kenny Guber is from New Rochelle, NY, a short drive away from campus! A graduate from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012, he majored with honors in Cognitive Science and minored in Music. Following his undergraduate academics, he worked for the Brain Trauma Foundation in New York City doing clinical research on the efficacy of eye-tracking technology in the diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injuries. He then went on to complete the Accelerated Masters Program (AMP) in Biomedical Science here at New York Medical College and subsequently worked in the “Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury Laboratory” at the Bronx VA Hospital, investigating the benefits of neurostimulation therapy for spinal cord injury recovery. Kenny loves to travel, take study breaks and wail on the piano and saxophone. Email: kenny_guber@nymc.edu

   
Robert Kane

Robert Kane

Robert is from Ogunquit, Maine. He spent most of his childhood in Oxfordshire, England, and then returned to the US to attend high school in the greater Boston area. He graduated in 2014 from the College of William & Mary with a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience. After graduating, he remained in Virginia for the next two years, working as a phlebotomist and medical scribe, and then later as a clinical research assistant at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Playing classical piano and cooking are some of his favorite hobbies. Email: robert_kane@nymc.edu

   
 ‌Jennifer Lindelof

Jennifer Lindelof (Treasurer of the Student Senate for 2017-2018 academic year)

Jen was born in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in nearby Chappaqua, New York. She graduated with honors from Bates College in 2012, double majoring in environmental studies and geology. She worked in advertising for several years before deciding to pursue a career in medicine.  She completed the postbaccalaureate program at Columbia University, before starting at New York Medical College.  When not studying Jen likes watching football, going for hikes, traveling and baking. Email: jennifer_lindelof@nymc.edu

   
Abhiniti Mittal

Abhiniti Mittal (Outreach Coordinator of the Student Senate for 2017-2018 academic year)

Abhiniti grew up in Buffalo, NY. She graduated from the University of Rochester with a B.S. in Microbiology in 2014. Throughout her undergraduate studies, Abhiniti participated in Neuroscience research and was an active member of a competitive dance team. Shortly after graduation, she enrolled in the Accelerated Master's Program at NYMC. During her second gap year, Abhiniti worked at Weill Cornell Ophthalmology in New York City!

Abhiniti enjoys traveling and exploring different cultures, especially through food. Whenever she can, she tries to continue her love of dancing and getting to explore New York City! Email: abhiniti_mittal@nymc.edu

   
Kendall Presti

Kendall Presti (Secretary of the Student Senate for 2017-2018 academic year)

Kendall was born and raised in Boston, MA. She graduated from Holy Cross in 2014 with a BA in Psychology and a concentration in Biological Psychology.  Throughout college Kendall conducted research in the Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory at Holy Cross and spent time tutoring children and young adults in volunteer, collegiate and professional settings.  After graduating she conducted translational research in the Laboratory for Psychiatric and Molecular Neuroscience at McLean Hospital.  In her free time, Kendall enjoys traveling, cooking, photography, and skiing/snowboarding. Email: kpresti@nymc.edu

Class of 2021

Tucker Callanan 

Tucker Callanan

Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Tucker grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He attended Trinity College, graduating in 2014 with a major in Neuroscience. While in college, Tucker played on the Men’s Soccer team and was president of Saint Anthony Hall Literary Society. Following his graduation, he worked for two years as a clinical research coordinator in the Spine department at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Tucker then went on to complete the Accelerated Master’s Program at New York Medical College. Tucker enjoys playing sports, being outdoors and eating good food. Email: tcallana@nymc.edu

   
Tom Kim

Hyungjin “Tom” Kim

Tom was born in Seoul, Korea and has since lived in Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, and London. He graduated from Rice University with a major in Psychology and minors in Neuroscience and Biochemistry. During his time in college, Tom developed a passion for mental health and social advocacy through his work with the university’s student peer mental health counseling program. He further pursued these interests during his MSc. Global Mental Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. During his time at New York Medical College, Tom hopes to supplement his public health education with a clinical perspective to become a successful physician and healthcare advocate both inside and outside the clinic. Email: hkim11@nymc.edu

   
Scott Lewis 

Scott Lewis

Scott was raised in Henderson, Nevada before attending the University of California, Santa Barbara. He played for the university’s D1 golf team while earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. His amateur golf career included qualifying for the US Open in 2009, so after graduation Scott spent two years pursuing a professional golf career until injuries unveiled his interest in medicine. Scott completed his post-baccalaureate work at the University of California, Los Angles. To support this endeavor, he worked in several professional capacities including: research coordination for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, youth program coordination for the Volunteers of America Los Angeles, as well as a client advocate in residential treatment for both youth and adults suffering from addiction or psychological disorders. Scott brings these experiences and an immense drive to leave a place better than he found it to our Student Senate team. Email: slewis19@nymc.edu

   
Scarlett Tohme 

Scarlett Tohme

Scarlett is a native New Yorker, growing up most of her life on Staten Island, New York. She is a graduate with a Bachelors of Arts in Biology from Columbia University and with a Masters of Science in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University. Over the past few years, Scarlett has worked as a clinical associate in a private plastic surgery practice in NYC as well as a medical assistant at a private orthopedic practice on Staten Island. She has also been an active executive board member of the Columbia College Young Alumni Association as well as an online college admissions consultant to underrepresented high school students in NYC. She is very passionate about women’s health disparities especially in cardiology and is hoping to pursue a future career in the field. Scarlett is a strong advocate for student community building, as she believes the best way to succeed is when one works together with others and they all become each other’s pillars of support and motivation. She will work at NYMC to continue to build that strong student dynamic that makes the institution exceptionally unique.  Scarlett is an avid piano and flute player, and even composes her own pieces and produces electronic music through the Music Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) platform. She also loves to fence, play volleyball and kickbox, and you’ll always find her at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, her favorite spot in the city! Email: stohme@nymc.edu

   
Suyu Zhang 

Suyu Zhang

Suyu was born in Zhengzhou China, and grew up in Sendai Japan, New Haven and Cheshire Connecticut. He graduated from Tufts University in 2013, and has a deep love for the Boston Community. He eventually settled in Crown Heights, Brooklyn to “find himself” before medical school. He had the privileged opportunity to work with individuals facing the hardship of economic and healthcare inequality in NYC. Through this experience Suyu developed a deep passion for listening to the story of different people, and advocating for social justice. “You can learn something from everyone”, being a favorite quote of his. Through his work with Memorial Sloan Kettering, Suyu has developed a passion for taking care of the “whole patient”, understanding that the quality of life is a vital consideration of ethical medicine. As a first-generation immigrant American, and a global citizen, connecting with others, and building “community” is something that is close Suyu’s heart. Shortly before coming to NYMC, Suyu backpacked, India, Southeast Asia, and Japan. His final destination was his childhood home of Sendai, which he had not visited for 16 years. Using old Kodak photos, he tracked down his childhood friends, and teachers. This touching reunion left an indelible mark on him, teaching him that people are worth all the efforts. He is an avid reader, his favorite novels include: The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende, Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami and all the Harry Potter books. During his spare time, he also likes to backpack, write in his journal, meditate and go for long runs. He is very excited to work towards making NYMC a better place! One Love! Email: szhang2@nymc.edu