Hello, my name is Meave, and I'm currently in my fourth year at Geisel. I serve as the secretary (a.k.a. executive of operations) on the student government executive board. I was born in Nairobi, Kenya and grew up in Mableton, GA. I completed my undergraduate studies at Cornell University, where I majored in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Animal Physiology. After that, I worked in the Peace Corps as a health volunteer in Danyi N'Digbe, Togo. Later, I earned an MS in Public Health Microbiology at George Washington University's Milken Institute of Public Health, and completed a Global Health Corps fellowship with the Centre of Infectious Disease Research in Zambia. When not practicing my suturing skills, I enjoy running, trying new cooking and baking recipes, reading historical fiction and sci-fi/fantasy novels, and keeping up with my language learning.
Hi everyone, my name is Michael Koo and I am in my first year of Tuck for my MD-MBA program (originally class of 2024) but here to serve as your Treasurer for a second term this year. I was born in Seoul, South Korea moved to Maryland near Baltimore when I was 4, spending the next 20 years of my life there before I came to Dartmouth for medical school. I majored in Biomedical Engineering and Applied Math/Statistics with a minor in Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, graduating in 2018. For the majority of the two years after graduation, I worked at Operator (formerly Atana) as a business associate, researching and analyzing the healthcare market to help develop an application to help automate patient bill negotiations. I worked jobs at Ekiben, the best restaurant in Baltimore, as a tutor at C2 education, and as a debate coach for students in Taiwan and South Korea. At Geisel I've been a rep for the class of 2024, a member our AMA med student chapter, as as a training lead for the community health clinics. After a successful year of #MakeItRain I would like ot help continue the efficient use of SG funding this year for as many people as possible. Whether it’s social events, programming for community, or free food, I want to be the guy who helps students get the money they need to have a great time in med school. Catch me outside of school playing pickup basketball.
Co-Chairs of Professional Development
Hello everyone! My name is Derek Colaizzo and I was born, raised and am very proud to be from New Jersey! I graduated from Princeton University in 2017 with a degree in History of Science, where I did my senior thesis on the history of chili pepper in western medicine. During undergrad, I walked on the varsity swim team, played saxophone in the music program, and was involved in the Big Sibs program. I decided to think about going into medicine following a shadowing program in Portugal I did prior to my senior year. Following graduation, I recorded an EP with my band, interned at a clinical research testing site, and was a beach lifeguard and bartender. Then I applied to a post bacc program at Columbia, which I completed last year. During the past year, I worked on a spinal surgery research team at the Hospital for Special Surgery and on a Chronic Kidney Disease study at the University of Pennsylvania. My interests in medicine are in orthopedics, pain management, health policy, and medical education. For hobbies, I love to play/listen to music (I play sax and guitar), cook, surf and watch sports. I am really excited to get involved with student groups and explore the surrounding nature. Looking forward to meeting you all.
Hi I am Seth! I am a fourth-year medical student from Minnesota. Fun Fact: I am triplet (all boys). I took a longer path to medical school which involved completing a BS in Chemistry in 2015, a MPH in Epidemiology in 2017, a post-bacc program in 2019, and a few years of experience in clinical research. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my wife and puppy, playing board games and cards, watching TV, and playing videogames. I am passionate about helping others achieve their educational, professional, and career goals which is why I chose to take on the position of Co-Chair of Professional Development.
Co-Chairs of Academics
Macri Gil Diaz
Hi everyone! My name is Macri and I’m super excited to serve as co-Chair of Academics with Amal. I am an MS3 from Caracas, Venezuela! I graduated from the University of Rochester in 2020, where I majored in Neuroscience and minored in German studies. During my time at Geisel I have focused on giving back to my Latino community and peers, as a former co-president of LMSA at Geisel and MEC rep for for my class. My hope is to continue to support student efforts to create a more supportive, enriching and inclusive academic community. During my free time I love to play the guitar, play with my cat, make arepas and take care of my tropical plants!
Co-Chairs of Community Service
Khaqan is an M2 from Euless, TX who ended up in New Hampshire after completing undergrad outside of Chicago, IL and working for a few years in the health policy space in Washington, DC. Professionally, he is interested in the intersection of surgery and global health. Outside of school, Khaqan enjoys basketball, mixing electronic music and just taking in New Hampshire's breathtaking nature.
Co-Chairs of Diversity and Inclusion
Hello everyone! I'm Maya, a 4th year student at Geisel going into Family Medicine. I am excited to continue working with Jada as co-chair of Diversity and Inclusion. In the upcoming year, we hope to support the work so many amazing affinity groups and student leaders in DICE are already doing, continue to build more cohesion between students, faculty and staff who are engaged with DICE work, and advocate for/ally with students of marginalized identities at Geisel. In my free time, I can be found doing anything outside (skiing, biking, hiking, baking cake while backpacking), cooking, growing vegetables, playing board games, or spending time with friends/dogs. We have work to do, but I hope to continue working with all of you to create an inclusive, equitable, and anti-racist community here at Geisel.
Co-Chairs of Social Life
Co-Chairs of Wellness
Hi, I'm Brizha! I am a second year student at Geisel. My family lives in Hawaii currently, but I grew up moving in and outside of US. I graduated from the University of Chicago in 2020, majoring in Neuroscience. I then completed a post-bacc program at Keck Graduate Institute, and worked as a scribe in the Pediatric Neurology department of Children's Hospital of Orange County. In my free time, I enjoy making videos, painting, skiing, kickboxing and now playing pickleball! I loved being a Wellness Rep last year and am very excited to work with Michelle this year as Co-chair of Wellness. I am looking forward to planning some new activities and events this year, and working in every way possible to support the wellness of our school!
Hi—I’m Michelle! I’m a third year student from the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario. I graduated from Western University in 2018 and earned my master’s in immunology from Harvard University in 2020. Before coming to Geisel, I worked as a clinical research coordinator in GI immunology at Boston Children’s Hospital. This will be my third year in Student Government and second year as a Chair of Wellness, which I adore! Truly one of the best “jobs” I’ve ever had. In my free time, I love watching Love Island UK, dancing in my room to pop girlies (and seeing them live), tending to my houseplants, convincing my friends to come to Barry’s Bootcamp classes with me, and tackling my ever-growing list of to-be-read list on Goodreads. Please always feel free to reach out to me with any suggestions or concerns regarding Wellness! (My daily screen time is embarrassingly 10+ hours so I promise I won’t mug you off). I want to make sure that you feel seen, heard, welcomed, and empowered along your medical school journey. 🙂
Co-Chairs of Alumni Engagement
Hey, everyone! My name is Connor Bridges, and I’m from East London, England. I grew up with my little sister and mum at home, and my little brother living nearby. I came to the U.S. in 2015 for my undergraduate studies at Princeton University, and worked for an educational nonprofit in D.C. for two years after graduating before starting at Geisel. Having grown up as a first-generation, low-income international student, I am intimately aware of the importance and impact of mentors that have experienced similar obstacles and challenges to their mentees. Knowing how significant this support can be, I see the position of Chair of Student and Alumni Engagement as an opportunity to ensure that these relationships are available to all students, allowing us all to thrive and reach our maximum potential.
Hi, I’m Taylor Cooper! I grew up in a few different states, but my family and I have called Colorado home for the last 10+ years. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019, where I studied public health and chemistry. I also played on the Penn Women’s Volleyball team, where I served as a team captain and am now a board member! Before starting at Geisel, I worked for a large renal care company as a senior strategy and operations analyst. I am a member of Geisel’s Urban Health Scholars, SNMA, and co-lead a project called Race.Culture.Obgyn! In my spare time, you can probably find me running, hiking, practicing yoga, or listening to podcasts. I am so excited to be in the role of co-chair of Student and Alumni Engagement and work with the amazing Alumni Engagement Office. I believe connections and mentorship are invaluable resources, and I hope to help students connect with alumni and help foster meaningful relationships between past, present, and future members of the Dartmouth and Geisel community!