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Executive Board 2015-2016

  • President – Jack Warren

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  • Email: president@illinimss.org
  • Special Responsibilities: Look over all other chairs and conduct general body meetings. I also organize and run through all logistics for the organization.
  • Major and Year: Interdisciplinary Health, Class of 2015 (Senior). German Minor
  • Career Interests: Orthopedic and Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • If there were a zombie apocalypse who would you squad up with and why? My friends Ryan Cronin, Matt McCuen, and Jake Menge because we would never die.
  • What was your favorite childhood activity? Playing sports of any kind.
  • If you could have any pet in the world, illegal or not, what would you get? A German Shepherd because dogs are the greatest
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Why?  I would choose a power that would allow me to choose whatever super power I want whenever I want it. That way, I wouldn’t have to decide on just one.
  • You have to prepare dinner for a date…what will you cook? Salmon with                                                      Sweet Baby Ray’s and shredded mozzarella cheese.

 

  • Vice President – Alay Parikh

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  • Email: membership@illinimss.org
  • Special Responsibilities: I am primarily responsible for dealing with membership and the points roster. I send out emails notifying everyone of events, I update the IMSS website, I transcribe the Executive meetings, and I reserve rooms for IMSS meetings.
  • Major and Year: MCB Senior Class of 2016
  • Career Interests: Orthopedic Surgery/ Sports Medicine
  • If there were a zombie apocalypse who would you squad up with and why? Jason Statham. That dude might as well be a zombie. He never dies.
  • What was your favorite childhood activity? Going outside and playing some baseball.
  • If you could have any pet in the world, illegal or not, what would you get? A husky. You can’t find a better pet than a dog.
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Why? The ability to teleport because driving through traffic is a headache.
  • You have to prepare dinner for a date…what will you cook? Chicken                                                             fajitas with fresh peppers, onions, and perfectly grilled chicken.

 

  • Training Director – Sierra Neuharth

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  • Email: training@illinimss.org
  • Special Responsibilities: As training chair I teach members how to properly carry out basic skills needed to  assess our patients. 
  • Major and Year:  Nursing student at UIC – UIUC campus (Senior)
  • Career Interests:  Nurse, Certified Nurse Midwife
  • If there were a zombie apocalypse who would you squad up with and why?  Viggo Mortensen, reason: watch Hidalgo and Lord of the Rings and you’ll know
  • What was your favorite childhood activity? My sisters and I would dress up and pretend we were orphans and run around our neighborhood begging, and surprisingly usually made enough money to buy candy and ice cream
  • If you could have any pet in the world, illegal or not, what would you get? Parrot
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Why? Teleport, I’ve been in too many accidents and have too many tickets to drive anywhere
  • You have to prepare dinner for a date…what will you cook? Chicken Fajitas        

                                                            

  • Volunteering Coordinator – Grace Yi

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  • Email: volunteer@illinimss.org
  • Special Responsibilities:  When IMSS is not offering free medical screenings, my role is to plan frequent volunteering events to further reach out to the local community! This school year we will continue to serve at the Times Center soup kitchen, a local homeless shelter helping men transition into an independent and sustainable lifestyle. This October our medical society will be hosting a blood drive with American Red Cross! Additionally, we will be volunteering at a nearby nursing home by creating crafts and activities for the residents to enjoy! During the holidays, we will be making cards for hospital patients and hosting a canned food drive for the Times Center. I am looking forward to this year!
  • Major and Year: MCB and Senior.
  • If there were a zombie apocalypse who would you squad up with and why? Kanye
  • What was your favorite childhood activity?  Playing wood chips/lava monster at playgrounds, and winning.
  • If you could have any pet in the world, illegal or not, what would you get? A syberian huskie with bright blue eyes named Lulu and a chubby pug named Meatball
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Why?  The power to cure any illness or disease because I can impact the world greatly
  • You have to prepare dinner for a date…what will you cook? Medium-rare steak, baked potatoes, and sauteed asparagus with a nice glass of Italian red wine

 

  •  Fundraising Director – Vamsi Naidu

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  • Email: fundraising@illinimss.org
  • Special Responsibilities: As fundraising director for IMSS I’m responsible for creating fun events to raise money for our organization. I’m also working on getting us approved as a non-profit organization. capabilities.
  • Major and Year: MCB, Junior Class of 2017
  • If there were a zombie apocalypse who would you squad up with and why? Goku and Vegeta from Dragonball Z. Those guys can literally blow up/destroy anything. They would teach me epic martial arts skills and afterwards, we would run around beating up zombies.
  • What was your favorite childhood activity? Anything that involved running around outdoors.
  • If you could have any pet in the world, illegal or not, what would you get? A goldfish. Almost every other animal scares me.
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Why? Teleportation. I could sleep in every single day since getting to classes wouldn’t be such a struggle. I miss buses all the time, so teleportation would easily solve that problem. I’d also be able to visit my family in India as much as I wanted without having to pay ridiculous airfare.
  • You have to prepare dinner for a date…what will you cook? Probably Indian food since that’s pretty much the only thing I can cook.

 

  • Treasurer – Nikhita Moolayil

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  • Email: treasurer@illinimss.org
  • Special Responsibilities: As treasurer I keep track of the finances, prepare a budget, seek out donations form local organizations, and purchase supplies.
  • Major and Year: Psychology, Class of 2016 (Senior)
  • Career Interests: I want to be a physical therapist.
  • If there were a zombie apocalypse who would you squad up with and why? I would squad up with my mommy because she’s the baddest person I know.
  • What was your favorite childhood activity?  My favorite childhood activity was playing baseball.
  • If you could have any pet in the world, illegal or not, what would you get? If I could have any pet I would have a lion.
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Why? If I could have one super power I would want to be invisible because who wouldn’t want to be.
  • You have to prepare dinner for a date…what will you cook? I would cook spicy corn.                                                                                                                                                                  

 

  • Social – Gali Gannett

 

  • Email: news@illinimss.org
  • Special Responsibilities: I plan social events to allow us to get to know each other better and hang out outside of GBMs and volunteer events.
  • Major and Year: iHealth, Junior
  • If there were a zombie apocalypse who would you squad up with and why? John Brennan, head of the CIA. He probably knows the best hiding spots.
  • What was your favorite childhood activity? I loved to collect rollie pollie bugs as pets.
  • If you could have any pet in the world, illegal or not, what would you get? I would for sure want an alpaca; they are gentle and sweet (except for their spitting defense mechanism) and you can make stuff from their wool.
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Why? Definitely time travel. I would love to visit the past to see what it was like to live in another time.
  • You have to prepare dinner for a date…what will you cook? Breakfast for dinner.

 

  • Physician Recruitment/ Screening Coordinator – Rachel Dress

 

  • Email: recruitment@illinimss.org
  • Special Responsibilities: I am responsible for contacting local churches, food pantries, health clinics, and other places where our demographic is present and set up medical screenings with these organizations. I recruit physicians to volunteer their time to supervise our screenings. screenings.
  • Major and Year: I-Health, Junior
  • If there were a zombie apocalypse who would you squad up with and why? Spongebob Squarepants and his “Magic Pencil” because the pencil allows you to draw anything imaginable and once drawn it comes to life…this way I’d be able to draw to protect myself.
  • What was your favorite childhood activity? Playing “Cops and Robbers” on the neighborhood’s cult-de-sac.
  • If you could have any pet in the world, illegal or not, what would you get? A Moose… the bigger the animal the better.
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Why? The ability to teleport to any location around the world in just a few seconds. That way I would never get sick of the terrible winters we have here because I’d head to Mexico each weekend.
  • You have to prepare dinner for a date…what will you cook? Filet Mignon. Done.

 

  • Health Education – Sarah Imran

 

  • Email: healtheducation@illinimss.org
  • Special Responsibilities: Organizing GBM presentations, discussions, and speakers to keep members informed.
  • Major and Year: Molecular and Cellular Biology, senior
  • If there were a zombie apocalypse who would you squad up with and why? My mom, she can do anything and everything…at the same time
  • What was your favorite childhood activity? Really intense games of Monopoly with my siblings
  • If you could have any pet in the world, illegal or not, what would you get? Portuguese water dog. They’re ridiculously cute.
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Why? The ability to snap my fingers and have any food item appear before me.
  • You have to prepare dinner for a date…what will you cook? A spicy Thai green curry with freshly made rice.

 

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