Meet the Student Committee

Jourdin Batchelor - Second Look Weekend Co-Chair

Hometown: Carbondale, IL
Undergrad: Northwestern University, 2013
Organizations: University of Michigan Asylum Clinic, Black Medical Association, OutMD, Biorhythms, Doctors of Tomorrow, Mentor for two undergraduates in the Health Sciences Scholars Program, gender disparities in academic medicine research, Smoker Musical Participant
Fun Fact: I've danced on the Today Show!

Josh Kurtz - Second Look Weekend Co-Chair

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Undergrad: University of Michigan, 2014
Organizations: Student Council Curriculum Rep, Auscultations A Capella, Smoker Musical Participant, U-M Student-Run Free Clinic Volunteer Coordinator, Doctors of Tomorrow, Galen's Medical Society
Fun Fact: I am obsessed with Hamilton and recently learned a small part of the choreography for "Not Throwing Away My Shot." 

Lauren Chibucos - Social Media Co-Chair

Hometown: Gurnee, IL
Undergrad: University of Michigan, 2016
Organizations: Doctors of Tomorrow, American Medical Women's Association, Galen's Medical Society, SCRUBS, Admissions Ambassador
Fun Fact: I can knit a scarf! 

Charmayne Cooley - Student Life Co-Chair

Hometown: Montpelier, OH
Undergrad: Kenyon College, 2006
Organizations: U-M Student-Run Free Clinic Outreach and Patient Education Coordinator and Medicaid Application Counselor; American Medical Student Association; American Medical Women's Association; various committees for Hamilton M-Home; Winding Roads
Fun Fact: I once mistook wasabi for guacamole at a sushi restaurant and had to play it cool for the rest of the meal.

Nico Espinosa - Academic Life Co-Chair

Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Undergrad: University of Michigan, 2016
Organizations: Anatomy TA, Michigan Community Interprofessional Practice Training
Fun Fact: Relatively excellent at limbo.

LaVana Greene - Diversity & Health Equity Day Co-Chair

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Undergrad: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 2016
Organizations: Black Medical Association, Doctors of Tomorrow, Galen's Medical Society, Victor Vaughn Society
Fun Fact: I love teaching myself how to do different hairstyles from YouTube videos (box braids, flexy rods, twist outs).

Alex Highet - Academic Life Co-Chair

Hometown: Wellington, New Zealand
Undergrad: Williams College, 2013
Organizations: Student Council (Honor Council rep), Auscultations (med student a cappella)
Fun Fact: I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with 12 high schoolers.

Lulia Kana - Clinic Visits Co-Chair

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Undergrad: University of Michigan, 2016
Organizations: Doctors of Tomorrow, Health Equity Scholars Program, Student Diversity Council, Galen's Medical Society, Admission Ambassador
Fun Fact: I love to play the piano! Currently still taking lessons :)

Jenny Kim - Hosting Co-Chair

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergrad: Northwestern University, 2013
Organizations: MedArt, Mott Teen Night, U-M Student-Run Free Clinic, Medicaid Application Counselor, IM sports
Fun Fact: I love Zumba, piano, and soccer!

Evan Merryman - Hosting Co-Chair

Hometown: South Bend, IN
Undergrad: University of Notre Dame, 2015
Organizations: Admissions Ambassador, Doctors of Tomorrow, Galen's Medical Society, Life Sciences Orchestra
Fun Fact: I am crazy about spicy food, and currently have eight different hot sauces and curries in my kitchen. 

Max Spadafore - Student Life Co-Chair

Hometown: Lake Orion, MI
Undergrad: University of Michigan, 2016
Organizations: Tech Rep (Student Council), Osmosis Leadership Team, Undergrad Anatomy TA, Piazza Implementation, 3D printing research, Students for HOPE, Mentor for undergrad Health Sciences Scholar Program
Fun Fact: My bedroom once exploded. Not figuratively, like "haha it's so messy it looks like there was an explosion in here," but LITERALLY EXPLODED. WITH FLAMES AND STUFF.

Nishma Valikodath - Clinic Visits Co-Chair

Hometown: Rockwood, MI
Undergrad: University of Michigan, 2016
Organizations: Doctors of Tomorrow mentor, Pediatrics Student Interest Group Leader, Teen Night Coordinator, Biorhythms, Smoker, Galen's Medical Society, American Medical Women's Association, Michigan Community Interprofessional Practice Training 
Fun Fact: I love running! Currently have two half marathons and another full marathon that I'm planning to run in 2017 :) 

Nathan Vengalil - Social Media Co-Chair

Hometown: Grosse Pointe, MI
Undergrad: Wayne State University, 2016
Organizations: MiHealth, Students Teaching AIDS to Students, Admissions Ambassador, Galen's Medical Society
Fun Fact: I love interior design and real estate. I make time on Sundays to tour open houses.

Amy Young - Diversity & Health Equity Day Co-Chair

Hometown: Mountain View, CA
Undergrad: Stanford University, 2014
Organizations: Director of U-M Student-Run Free Clinic, Health Policy research on the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy, Smoker Musical Participant, Mentor to two undergraduates in the Health Sciences Scholars Program
Fun Fact: I can white-water kayak!