Xochitl Amaro is a student at the University of Michigan and is interested in studying Public Health. She joined the MyVoice team in October of 2019 as a member of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, and she hopes to pursue a career in the medical field working with youth. In her spare time, Xochitl enjoys playing with her dog Kane, watching movies, and baking.
Matt Dunn is an MPH candidate in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He is interested in social and environmental determinants of health, as well as how public policy can be used to improve population health. Outside of work, he can always be found in Michigan Stadium on college football Saturdays.
Nathan Elder is a summer student researcher and attends the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is interested in promoting healthy lifestyle through patient education and empowerment. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, hiking, and exercising.
Abby Frank is a student at Community High School in Ann Arbor. She has been interested in medicine for years and hopes to become an OB/GYN. In her free time she loves to cook, paint, help others, and spend as much time outdoors as possible.
Jayde Frederick is a pre-med student at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama and aspires to attend medical school to become a physician. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and drawing as a freelance artist. Her goal is to inspire as well as mentor young women to follow their passion in pursuing STEM-related fields and to use their knowledge as a way of giving back to their communities.
Vinaya Gogineni is a medical student at the University of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Sciences. She is interested in adolescents’ reproductive health, preventive medicine, and health communication. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, painting, and exploring new dessert places!
Nicole Hadler is a medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School. She is interested in studying and improving mental health among adolescents and young adults. In her free time, she enjoys going on hikes, running, and playing tennis.
Kelsey Herbert is a medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School. Her passion for adolescent health stems from her prior years spent as a middle school teacher and coach. In her free time, she enjoys running, cooking, and entertaining friends and family.
Omar Ilyas graduated from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan in 2019. He analyzes the intersection between health outcomes and water contamination as a research fellow with the National Rural Support Programme (NRSP) based in Pakistan and manages a nonprofit called Paani to provide water infrastructure to low-income countries. His interests range from international development to domestic inequities.
Noa Kim is the informatics lead for MyVoice project. Noa is a user experience designer working for the University of Michigan Medical School. MyVoice aligns with their professional mission to develop digital and analog experiences that provoke, nourish curiosity, and support communities. In their spare time, they enjoy riding their scooter, listening to podcasts, and posting elaborate instagram stories of their cat BB.
Anish Mandala is currently a first-year medical student at Northeast Ohio Medical School as part of the joint 6-year BS/MD program with the University of Akron. After medical school he wants to pursue a career in cardiology. Anish is originally from Grand Haven, MI and outside of school he enjoys watching football and participating in fantasy football leagues with his friends. He also enjoys playing tennis, which he played in high school, and spending time with his family.
Cathy Park is a user experience designer at University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate from the School of Information at University of Michigan. She is interested in improving users’ experience on websites to support the community of MyVoice. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies and exploring different types of food and coffee.
Keagan Pratt is an undergraduate at the University of Michigan and a research assistant with MyVoice. His professional interests include healthcare administration and healthcare policy. In his free time he enjoy reffing and playing hockey, finding new music, being active, and spending time with friends and family.
Sam Schuiteman is a medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School. He has experience shaping policies affecting young people from his years working on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. Outside of school he likes exploring coffee shops and trying out new recipes.
Kate Siroky is a medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School who is pursuing Family Medicine as a career. She is interested in adolescent health and reproductive policy. Outside of school she enjoys exploring Ann Arbor’s many running trails.
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Eric Waselewski is a resident physician in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan pursuing a career in primary care. When he isn’t in the hospital, he enjoys watching all kinds of sports (especially UofM), lifting, running, video games, and spending time with his friends and wife. His research interests lie in education…maybe.
Karissa Koomen is a Research Assistant and an undergraduate nursing student at the University of Michigan. Her professional interests include labor and delivery, nutrition, and women’s health. In her free time she enjoys running, playing soccer, camping, and cooking/eating.