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Where We’re From

Meet our Chiefs

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Current Residents

Class of 2022

Collin Cousins
Collin Cousins
Collin Cousins
Hometown
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Undergraduate
Macalester College
Medical School
University of Minnesota
Hobbies / Interests
Camping, running, skiing, reading, Lady (my old mini dachshund)
Interesting Fact
I was the last of my friends to get a smartphone
Charity Apelo
Charity Apelo
Hometown
Walnut, CA
Medical School
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Interesting Fact
I love going to the dentist
Sarah C.
Sarah C.
Hometown
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Medical School
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Interesting Fact
I use one ear for hearing and one for jewelry
Erik Christensen
Erik Christensen
Hometown
Mankato, MN
Medical School
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Interesting Fact
I walk my cat Manchengo on a leash, unironically
Chris Feng
Chris Feng
Hometown
Torrance, CA
Medical School
The Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University
Interesting Fact
I was once stuck on a bathroomless bus for 14 hours…while having Giardia.
Kinzi Halle
Kinzi Halle
Hometown
Wenatchee, WA
Medical School
Tufts University School of Medicine
Interesting Fact
I have the perfect outline of an ATV exhaust pipe–screws and all–branded on my left thigh.
Oswaldo Avalos
Oswaldo Avalos
Hometown
San Salvador, El Salvador
Medical School
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Hobbies / Interests
Beach, eating, traveling
Megan Johnson
Megan Johnson
Hometown
Green Bay, WI
Medical School
Keck University School of Medicine
Interesting Fact
I learned ctrl+c/v/x/z in med school
Daniel Klein
Daniel Klein
Hometown
Agoura Hills, CA, USA
Medical School
Keck University School of Medicine
Interesting Fact
I met my wife while traveling in Northern Chile 5 minutes before an earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale hit the area
Simone Miller
Simone Miller
Hometown
Hadley, MA
Medical School
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Interesting Fact
I was a competitive gymnast for 12 years and can still balance in a handstand for over a minute
Michelle O’Connor
Michelle O’Connor
Hometown
Dedham, MA
Medical School
Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Interesting Fact
I am the proud sponsor of a rescue llama
Ricardo Padilla
Ricardo Padilla
Hometown
Pomona, CA
Undergraduate
CSU Fullerton
Medical School
Keck University School of Medicine
Hobbies / Interests
Dodgers, Lakers, MMA, weightlifting, competitive pistol/rifle shooting, guitar, DJing, live music, beer, tattoos, politics, American history, Mexican history, spending time with my wife, daughter and the family pitbull.
Interesting Fact
I had appendicitis three times.
Katherine Ross
Katherine Ross
Hometown
Redmond, WA
Medical School
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Interesting Fact
I was on a Latin fusion dance team in college (salsa, bachata, merengue, cha cha, etc)
Natasha Sanchez Cristal
Natasha Sanchez Cristal
Hometown
Miami, FL
Undergraduate
Vanderbilt University
Graduate
Colorado School of Public Health
Medical School
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Interesting Fact
I am the only person in my family who hasn’t been stung by a sting ray.
Hank Song
Hank Song
Hometown
Northridge, CA
Undergraduate
Princeton University
Graduate
Graduate: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Medical School
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
Hobbies / Interests
Climbing, cycling, ceramics, cello, cooking, carpentry, chatting, commiserating. Global health and humanitarian response.
Interesting Fact
I was born in New Orleans and spoke with a southern accent until I moved to California at seven years old.
Katie Stiene
Katie Stiene
Hometown
Northport, NY
Medical School
Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Interesting Fact
I have 3 titanium plates and 12 screws in my jaw from a (perfectly unlucky) fainting episode during med school.
Erik Swanson
Erik Swanson
Hometown
Waterford, CT
Undergraduate
Tufts University
Medical School
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Hobbies / Interests
Reading sci fi books, soccer, crushing the Peloton, trying to get into golfing, harder than it looks.
Interesting Fact
My grandmother was the US ambassador to France. Despite this I have never been to France.
Lily Vartanyan
Lily Vartanyan
Hometown
La Canada, CA
Medical School
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Interesting Fact
I once was in a band with Megan Johnson’s boyfriend. The band was called “Pleural”

Class of 2023

Beza Abebe
Beza Abebe
Hometown
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Undergraduate
UC San Diego
Medical School
David Geffen School of Medicine – PRIME-LA
Hobbies / Interests
Crossing items off my bucket list, finding spots to hammock, nature walks, volleyball, pencil sketching
Interesting Fact
Random events in my life have led to great stories: I got 3 stitches in the ED after getting hit in the face with a golf ball while jogging, I’ve taken 2 separate unplanned road trips with complete strangers, my husband and I met in LA and reconnected in SF even though he is from Toronto.
Chance Anderson
Chance Anderson
Hometown
Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate
UC Davis
Medical School
UC Davis
Hobbies / Interests
Pasta Making, Cooking, Baking, Reading, Hiking.
Interesting Fact
I once danced in a talent show performing alongside Shia LaBeouf.
Jack Barrett
Jack Barrett
Hometown
Danbury, CT
Undergraduate
University of Connecticut
Medical School
New York University
Hobbies / Interests
Telling people to watch “The Wire,” general admission, balling, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, balling, hot green chili peppers
Interesting Fact
Hypothetically, if there were one Pokémon with all 18 types, it would be weak against rock.
Cara Buchanan
Cara Buchanan
Hometown
Las Vegas, NV
Undergraduate
Columbia University
Medical School
George Washington University
Hobbies / Interests
Traveling without set plans, disconnecting from devices, road trips, live brass music, bookstores, days by the ocean, latin american lit, human rights photography, homemade tamales, café de olla, granadillas, jugo de maracuya
Interesting Fact
My favorite years between undergrad + med school involved the Amazon rainforest of Peru, snakes, adolescent medicine, martial arts, Sonia Sotomayor, Jazz Fest, Homegirl Café, Patagonia, Cuba, Mexico & Congressman John Lewis
David Canter
David Canter
Hometown
Tallahassee, FL
Undergraduate
Wesleyan University
Medical School
USC Keck SOM
Cat Giudice
Cat Giudice
Hometown
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Undergraduate
UC Berkeley (Go Bears!)
Medical School
University of Colorado (Go Broncos!)
Hobbies / Interests
backpacking, trail running, backcountry skiing, being a dog mom (I happen to have the best dog in the world), painting, exploring new and exotic corners of the world, pretending to be a tea connoisseur.
Interesting Fact
I used to open water swim right next to a great white shark nursery, unknowingly. Never again.
Katie Hawk
Katie Hawk
Hometown
Phoenix, AZ
Undergraduate
ASU
Medical School
Univ of AZ-COM Phx
Hobbies / Interests
physical health mostly in the form of CrossFit, all things outdoors, country and 80s new wave music with a dash of everything else, never met a food I didn’t like, extreme dog-momming, EMS and toxicology, being a good person.
Interesting Fact
I’m actually afraid of snakes and I have over 40 scuba dives on multiple continents.
Andrew Kerrigan
Andrew Kerrigan
Hometown
Ronkonkoma, NY
Undergraduate
Boston University
Medical School
Tufts University School of Medicine
Hobbies / Interests
Camping, Cooking, Traveling, Long-boarding, Woodworking, and Guitar.
Interesting Fact
I used to play in multiple pop-punk/hardcore bands and had long hair down past my three nipples (also I have a third nipple).
Lucy Liu
Lucy Liu
Hometown
Germantown, MD
Undergraduate
Northwestern University
Medical School
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Hobbies / Interests
running, hiking, happy hours, instagramming food, collecting interesting sneakers.
Interesting Fact
I am an aggressive mario kart driver.
Chase Luther
Chase Luther
Hometown
Bakersfield, CA
Undergraduate
UC Davis
Medical School
Keck SOM at USC
Hobbies / Interests
Hiking, taking my dogs out, home improvement projects, competitive video games.
Interesting Fact
I sold my car to a bank robber on the run (unbeknownst to me at the time).
Taylor Lynch
Taylor Lynch
Hometown
Breckenridge, CO
Undergraduate
University of Colorado Boulder
Medical School
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Hobbies / Interests
Skiing, exploring new cultures, yoga, soccer, mountain/road biking, backpacking, running, climbing all the 14,000 foot peaks in Colorado (currently at 32 of 58), and reading non-fiction.
Interesting Fact
I am in a ski gang called the Screamin’ Eagles. We are a (nonviolent) gang of skiers, bikers, and outdoor enthusiasts based out of Breckenridge who have the most fun on the mountain by using the power of friendship, 80s music, and Jorts. Signature trick = Spread Eagle.
Mike Messina
Mike Messina
Hometown
Columbus, OH
Undergraduate
THE Ohio State University
Medical School
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies / Interests
non-academic – beach volleyball, tennis, hiking, travel, skiing, Cleveland sports, OSU Football, local breweries/any IPA, poké, ramen ; academic – MedEd, EMRA
Interesting Fact
I can quote almost every Friends episode from start to finish.
Ags Offorjebe
Ags Offorjebe
Hometown
San Jose, CA
Undergraduate
Princeton University
Medical School
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA/Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Hobbies / Interests
travel, current events (including celebrity gossip, of course!), dancing, and indoor cycling
Interesting Fact
I’ve been camping with hyenas and hippos!
Daria Osipchuk
Daria Osipchuk
Hometown
Foster City, CA
Undergraduate
UCLA
Medical School
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Hobbies / Interests
Climbing, skiing, hiking, camping, the outdoors, running, scuba diving, traveling.
Interesting Fact
I watched the US women’s soccer team win gold at the London Olympics.
Colby Passaro
Colby Passaro
Hometown
Colorado Springs, CO
Undergraduate
Vanderbilt University
Medical School
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Hobbies / Interests
Kayaking, backpacking, learning Portuguese, exploring Latin America.
Interesting Fact
I once helped reduce a cow’s prolapsed uterus on my parents’ farm.
Andrea (Andy) Quiñones-Rivera
Andrea (Andy) Quiñones-Rivera
Hometown
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Undergraduate
UC Santa Cruz
Medical School
UC San Francisco
Hobbies / Interests
Soccer, playa y sol, health policy, health equity, social determinants of health.
Interesting Fact
childhood nicknames: duck tape, lagartija, tigger.
Alex Stern
Alex Stern
Hometown
Orange County, CA
Undergraduate
UC Berkeley
Medical School
USC Keck SOM
Hobbies / Interests
Maps, worthless freeway trivia, the perfect night driving soundtrack, Los Angeles, silent mornings with coffee, fermentation, memes, ruining photos with silly faces, stretching.
Interesting Fact
Both of my parents were professional figure skaters and coaches.
Chase Westra
Chase Westra
Hometown
Edwardsville, IL
Undergraduate
Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School
University of Illinois at Chicago
Hobbies / Interests
The EM essentials – traveling, hiking, camping, snowboarding, SCUBA, and climbing. Also, exploring bars/restaurants, proofreading for grammar, and watching Ohio State football with Mike Messina.
Interesting Fact
I was once in a bathroom with the president of Honduras.
Marissa Wolfe
Marissa Wolfe
Hometown
Buffalo, NY
Undergraduate
Binghamton University
Medical School
Stony Brook University
Hobbies / Interests
running, live music, yoga, breakfast diners.
Interesting Fact
After four months of (almost) daily yoga, I can finally touch my toes.
Hurnan Vongsachang
Hurnan Vongsachang
Hometown
San Marcos, CA
Undergraduate
Harvard University
Graduate
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Medical School
University of California, Riverside, School of Medicine
Hobbies / Interests
Running half marathons, hiking, Yelping, occasional dancing in family music videos.
Interesting Fact
All of my siblings’ and cousins’ names begin with “HUR” – gets pretty confusing at reunions!

Class of 2024

Ashley Rebekah Allen
Ashley Rebekah Allen
Hometown
Twin Falls, ID, USA
Undergraduate
Seattle Pacific University
Medical School
University of Utah
Hobbies / Interests
Surfing, snowboarding, hanging with my rad kids, hiking, working out, live music, camping, brewery samplers, the beach, random trips, seeing how much I can pack into one day
Interesting Fact
When I was a snowboard instructor, I once broke my clavicle and still continued to teach lessons (aka picking up lopsided children) for the rest of the day
Ivan Oreb Aispuro
Ivan Oreb Aispuro
Hometown
Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Undergraduate
University of Arizona
Medical School
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Hobbies / Interests
Karaoke, Cooking, Baking, Traveling, Movies
Interesting Fact
I make my own pan dulce from scratch
Eric Arnold
Eric Arnold
Hometown
Lake Forest, CA, USA
Undergraduate
Vanguard University
Medical School
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Hobbies / Interests
Travel, photography, soccer, global health
Interesting Fact
The best hummus I’ve ever eaten came from a South African grocery store.
Nolan Broussard
Nolan Broussard
Hometown
New Orleans, LA, USA
Undergraduate
Brown University
Medical School
Tulane University School of Medicine
Hobbies / Interests
College football, Cooking and eating Creole food, Saints football, Playing brass instruments
Interesting Fact
Don’t like to brag, but I’ve made more three-point shots than Shaquille O’Neal
Joey PonyBoy Cannizzo
Joey PonyBoy Cannizzo
Hometown
New Rochelle, NY, USA
Undergraduate
Cornell University
Medical School
Stony Brook School of Medicine
Hobbies / Interests
Van Life, National Parks, Hiking, Backpacking, Bouldering, Volleyball, Surfing, and 2x speed Podcasts at the gym.
Interesting Fact
My only car is a self converted Camper van named Ati-Van.
Sonia Desai
Sonia Desai
Hometown
Walnut, CA, USA
Undergraduate
Cal State Fullerton
Medical School
George Washington University
Hobbies / Interests
My german shepherd pup named Scooby Doo, Brazilian jiu jitsu, fitness classes, running/hiking, anything on Bravo, spicy margaritas & loaded nachos, FRIES!
Interesting Fact
I once worked out next to Malia Obama at Barry’s Bootcamp… thank God I wore deodorant!
Taylor Docter
Taylor Docter
Hometown
Los Altos, CA, USA
Undergraduate
Harvard
Medical School
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Hobbies / Interests
Grillos pickles, skiing, reality TV, THE outdoors, social EM, puzzles, doodle mixes, red wine, making and talking about food
Interesting Fact
I’m part of an amateur DJ duo called the Silky PJs
Megan Fischer-Colbrie
Megan Fischer-Colbrie
Hometown
Cupertino, CA, USA
Undergraduate
Stanford University
Medical School
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Hobbies / Interests
Good meals with friends, travel abroad, surfing and swimming, movies, cooking and wine
Interesting Fact
Former competitive swimmer. Still love the smell of chlorine pools, don’t miss the goggle tan.
David Fowler
David Fowler
Hometown
Brooklyn Park, MN, USA
Undergraduate
Augsburg College
Medical School
University of Minnesota
Hobbies / Interests
Taking my dog to the beach, telling him how good of a boy he is. Weightlifting and cycling. Awaiting the return of sports (currently resorting to watching esports). Trying out every west coast fast food chain.
Interesting Fact
I’ve knocked out the same front tooth three times (all non-hockey related incidents).
Ruben Guzman
Ruben Guzman
Hometown
El Monte, CA, USA
Undergraduate
UCLA
Medical School
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Hobbies / Interests
EDM festivals, hiking, camping, napping, eating, event medicine, medical school education
Interesting Fact
As an extra, I was able to appear in the VMAs with Rihanna, briefly make an appearance in “A Star is Born,” and attended a 200 person Coldplay concert.
Darlene Hanlon
Darlene Hanlon
Hometown
Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Undergraduate
UCLA
Medical School
Loyola University Chicago
Hobbies / Interests
Running, hiking, cooking and especially eating
Interesting Fact
My first pet was a chicken named Sunflower. She was really smart.
Antonio Hernandez Saenz
Antonio Hernandez Saenz
Hometown
North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Undergraduate
Cal State University, Los Angeles
Medical School
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Hobbies / Interests
Social medicine, Dodger games, soccer, boxing, breweries, tacos, and napping
Interesting Fact
I bleed purple and gold or blue depending on the time of year.
Sarah Hsu
Sarah Hsu
Hometown
Cupertino, CA, USA
Undergraduate
USC
Medical School
WesternU COMP
Hobbies / Interests
Happy hour, yoga, breakfast burritos, being near bodies of water, snowboarding, chicken tenders, corn hole/shuffleboard, running outside, casamigos, sleepy jazz
Interesting Fact
I used to want to be a horse jockey until I realized I was too tall…so I went for the next best thing: being an ER doc
Kyle Joyner
Kyle Joyner
Hometown
San Diego, CA, USA
Undergraduate
UC Berkeley
Medical School
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Hobbies / Interests
Running, eating, sports, traveling, the twisted chile, social medicine!
Interesting Fact
When I had stomach aches as a kid I always told my parents I had appendicitis. Then one day I was right.
Karra K. Maniér
Karra K. Maniér
Hometown
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Undergraduate
Spelman College
Medical School
Howard University College of Medicine
Hobbies / Interests
Traveling, fashion, wellness, blogging, trying new restaurants
Interesting Fact
I sleep with my eyes open.
Peter Mattson
Peter Mattson
Hometown
Redding, CT, USA
Undergraduate
Middlebury College
Medical School
Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
Hobbies / Interests
Sushi-making, urban photography, hockey, hiking mountains and skiing down them, bouldering, meditating, aspiring and floundering beekeeper
Interesting Fact
I grew 14 inches in high school. My family now uses me as a motivational speaker to convince young relatives they too will hit their growth spurts.
Samantha Nanayakkara
Samantha Nanayakkara
Hometown
Oxford, MS, USA
Undergraduate
Yale University
Medical School
NYU
Hobbies / Interests
Watching unhealthy amounts of TV, hiking, weightlifting, trying and failing to be a minimalist, eating breakfast for every meal, eating/baking desserts
Interesting Fact
I did ballet for 10 years, and I can wiggle my ears!
Zach Reichert
Zach Reichert
Hometown
Berrien Springs, MI, USA
Undergraduate
Andrews University
Medical School
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Hobbies / Interests
Running (road and trail), reading, watching movies, travel, relaxing at jazz clubs
Interesting Fact
I worked in a deli for 6 years but they never promoted me past the level of dish washer
Juan Valente Resendez
Juan Valente Resendez
Hometown
Laredo, TX, USA
Undergraduate
The University of Texas at Austin
Medical School
The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
Hobbies / Interests
Exploring new restaurants and breweries, being a plant dad, all things Pokémon, craft cocktails, reggaetón, binging competition/cooking/trash reality TV shows.
Interesting Fact
I used to play the trumpet in a traditional mariachi band.
Noa Pulama Yee
Noa Pulama Yee
Hometown
Honolulu, HI, USA
Undergraduate
Tufts University
Medical School
University of Hawaii Medical School
Hobbies / Interests
Surfing, poetry, ukulele, guitar design, mixology, exercise, nutrition
Interesting Fact
In-N-Out is my favorite restaurant

Class of 2025

Vian (“Vee”) Zada
Vian (“Vee”) Zada
Hometown
San Diego, CA, USA
Undergraduate
Pomona College
Medical School
Georgetown University
Hobbies / Interests
Backpacking, not killing my 64 + houseplants, stargazing on smoggy LA nights.
Interesting Fact
Learning my 6th language but no means fluent in any single one. My Tamagotchi frequently dies on shifts, but thankfully not my patients.
Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
Hometown
Watsonville, CA, USA
Undergraduate
Pomona College
Medical School
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Hobbies / Interests
Volleyball, Camping, Musical Theater, Coffee Brewing, Travel.
Interesting Fact
In search of the best breakfast burrito in LA.
Freddy Tadros
Freddy Tadros
Hometown
Alexandria, Egypt
Undergraduate
Santa Clara University
Medical School
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Hobbies / Interests
All dogs, running, food, podcasts.
Interesting Fact
The only musical talent I have is that I can one-handed clap with either/both hands. Very dumb.
Alex Sapin
Alex Sapin
Hometown
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Undergraduate
Tulane University
Graduate
Tulane University
Medical School
Tulane University
Hobbies / Interests
Cooking, eating, traveling, gardening, live music, reading, dungeons and dragons, and most importantly memorizing all the sports facts and remembering everyone who used to play sports.
Interesting Fact
I once ate a curry made with tadpoles.
Maria Isabel Santana
Maria Isabel Santana
Hometown
Downey, CA, USA
Undergraduate
Chapman University
Graduate
Keck Graduate Institute
Medical School
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Hobbies / Interests
Travel (local & international trips), escapism through reading (classic lit, poetry, romance, thrillers, fantasy, anything but medicine lol), escape rooms (done over 75 of them so far), social EM, diversity in medicine, anything Latinx, LGBTQIA+
Interesting Fact
When I was 6, I truly believed I levitated once. I didn’t tell anyone until I was in my early 20s and realized it probably didn’t actually happen.
Andrew Rosales
Andrew Rosales
Hometown
Montebello, CA, USA
Undergraduate
California State University, Long Beach
Medical School
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Hobbies / Interests
Cooking, Breakfasting w/ friends&family. Getting outside to hike/climb/camp. Social EM/Medicine/Education.
Interesting Fact
I was born at 10lbs8oz, on time.
Eric Pellegrini
Eric Pellegrini
Hometown
Orange County, CA, USA
Undergraduate
UCLA
Graduate
Boston University
Medical School
Boston University
Hobbies / Interests
Exercising, going to concerts, playing soccer, traveling, trying new restaurants/breweries, golfing, curating music playlists for friends, overly investing myself into UCLA sports, napping on my couch, snowboarding.
Interesting Fact
I’ve seen 188 different artists in concert since high school.
Benjamin Partiali
Benjamin Partiali
Hometown
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Undergraduate
University of Southern California
Graduate
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Medical School
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Hobbies / Interests
Working out, foreign films, martial arts, basketball, random YouTube channels/videos.
Interesting Fact
I still use #2 wooden pencils and prefer them over pens.
Louis Nguyen
Louis Nguyen
Hometown
San Diego, CA, USA
Undergraduate
UC San Diego
Graduate
UC San Diego
Medical School
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Hobbies / Interests
Computer stuff, making all sorts of coffee, camping, hiking, climbing, road cycling, movies, video games, studio photography, researching new hobbies.
Interesting Fact
My name in Vietnamese literally means ‘water jug’
Laura Hemker Moles
Laura Hemker Moles
Hometown
Boise, ID, USA
Undergraduate
George Washington University
Graduate
Johns Hopkins University
Medical School
University of Nevada Reno
Hobbies / Interests
Adventures with my husband and pup, trail running, skiing, learning to surf, & exploring new restaurants.
Interesting Fact
I was a river guide in Utah and Grand Canyon before medical school.
Jack Mazzulo
Jack Mazzulo
Hometown
Charlotte, NC, USA
Undergraduate
Princeton University
Medical School
Oregon Health and Science University
Hobbies / Interests
Soccer, volleyball, game nights, photography, movies, exploring vegan food in LA, and any excuse to hang out with friends and family.
Interesting Fact
Despite being severely afraid of the ocean, tight spaces, and heights, I went cage diving with great white sharks, underground cave exploring, and bungee jumping over a 700ft gorge, all in the same month.
Matthew Villelli-LaPlante
Matthew Villelli-LaPlante
Hometown
Spokane, WA, USA
Undergraduate
University of Portland
Medical School
Western University, COMP-NW
Hobbies / Interests
Playing soccer and supporting Arsenal FC. Being outdoors, whether that’s playing sports, hiking, yard work, or chilling by a body of water. Interested in the natural world and bettering our food chain – go Patagonia!
Interesting Fact
I’ve helped a llama give birth.
Nick Ingram
Nick Ingram
Hometown
Fountain Valley, CA, USA
Undergraduate
UCLA
Medical School
TouroCOM – New York
Hobbies / Interests
The beach, water sports, cooking, Hardcore History podcast, long distance running, and healing my injuries from long distance running.
Madeleine Heller
Madeleine Heller
Hometown
Seattle, WA, USA
Undergraduate
University of Southern California
Medical School
UCLA
Hobbies / Interests
Dogs, ice cream, biking, backpacking, global health, social EM, dogs.
Interesting Fact
I went to the same high school as Jimi Hendrix.
Donya Enayati
Donya Enayati
Hometown
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Undergraduate
UCA
Medical School
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Hobbies / Interests
Playing tennis and street hockey, enjoying live music, discovering new artists, cheering on my favorite soccer teams, and exploring social emergency medicine.
Interesting Fact
I have a vinyl collection of over 300 records.
Lindsay Dreizler
Lindsay Dreizler
Hometown
San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, USA
Undergraduate
UC Berkley
Medical School
Brown University
Hobbies / Interests
Climbing, swimming, salsa dancing, camping, ukulele, photography.
Interesting Fact
I lived on a goat farm for 2 months.
Matthew Demarest
Matthew Demarest
Hometown
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Undergraduate
UC San Diego
Medical School
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Hobbies / Interests
Beach Volleyball, College Football, Dodger Baseball, Italian Cooking, Road Trips, Horror Movies, the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, quoting It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Interesting Fact
I am a strong advocate for all things Pumpkin Spice.
Megan Bocchicchio
Megan Bocchicchio
Hometown
Trabuco Canyon, CA, USA
Undergraduate
UCLA
Medical School
Keck School of Medicine
Hobbies / Interests
Hiking, camping and backpacking with my dog, climbing inside and outside rocks, swimming, cooking and then eating.
Interesting Fact
Competed in the Annual Crab Festival “Fish Toss” in Kodiak, AK this year. It’s like an egg toss but with a dead fish. Did not win.
Paul Aragon
Paul Aragon
Hometown
South Valley, NM, USA
Undergraduate
University of New Mexico
Medical School
University of New Mexico
Hobbies / Interests
Biking, swimming, camping, brunching, vintage Jeeps, happy hours, traveling, breakfast burritos, 80s-90s action movies, leather work, green chile, and definitely lounging with my wife and two chocolate labs.
Interesting Fact
I can take a nap basically anywhere.
Jack Roos
Jack Roos
Hometown
Cape Elizabeth, ME, USA
Undergraduate
Colorado College
Medical School
Tulane University School of Medicine
Hobbies / Interests
Snowboarding, Live Music, Climbing, Biking, Sandwiches
Interesting Fact
If your car floods, you can fill it with kitty litter to dry it out. I’ve done it twice now.

Congratulations to our recent graduates!