Jenna Koblinski is a member of The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, Class of 2021. She graduated from The University of Arizona in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in physiology and a psychology minor. In her free time, she loves to dance, socialize, and watch anything and everything on Netflix.
Bridget Ralston is a member of The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Class of 2020. She graduated from Santa Clara University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and a French minor. She de-stresses by whipping up delicious treats (and subsequently devouring them), playing soccer, and cuddling with her cat, Tuxedo. She has a particular interest in healthcare for underserved communities.
Aishan Shi is part of the 2019 class at The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. She graduated in 2013 from the UA with bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, and English. Her interests include medical humanities, structural biology, Shakespeare, stuff in the realm of postmodern, and cartoons. She aims to bring all these interests together somehow in medicine.
Jason Singh is a student at The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, class of 2020. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor with a BS in economics. His academic interests include alternative health care models and methods to improve efficiency in medicine. In his spare time, Jason enjoys traveling, reading and running. Please feel free to contact him at jpsingh[at]email.arizona.edu with any questions or comments.
Mohammad Khan is a first-year medical student in The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, Class of 2021. He graduated from Arizona State University in 2014 with two bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry and biology. He then worked as a teacher and completed a Master’s in biomedical diagnostics in 2017. For fun, Mohammad (who also goes by Mokha) likes to practice at the archery range, work on calligraphy and fountain pen writing, and read science fiction novels. He is interested in medicine from the perspective of immunology and family practice.
Business + Policy
Kylie Jenkins is a medical student in the Class of 2021. She graduated summa cum laude with a BS in economics from Arizona State University in 2015 and worked as an analyst before beginning medical school. She has a strong interest in medical journalism and global health. She enjoys spending her time reading, hiking, and traveling.
Lisa Yanez is the Assistant Director, Curricular Programs in the Department of Academic Affairs at The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. She earned her Master of Business Administration degree at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. Lisa successfully defended her dissertation recently and will graduate in May 2017 with a Doctor of Education at Arizona State University. Her dissertation research focused on active engagement in medical education.
Madalyn Nelson is part of the 2019 class at The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. She is an Arizona native and graduated from Xavier University in 2015 where she earned her bachelor’s degree in biology. Madalyn has a passion for traveling and global health. To contact Madalyn, please email her at madalyndnelson[at]email.arizona.edu.
Nancy Lopez was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with a degree in biological sciences with a minor in medical anthropology. She received a Master’s in global medicine from the University of Southern California. She has a special interest in rural and public health. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, hiking, snowboarding when the sunny Arizona weather is permitting, and spending time traveling.
Maggie Xiong is a medical student in The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, Class of 2021. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in Asian studies before taking a winding road to medical school. Maggie tries too many new restaurants (and subsequently Yelps about them), often cleans when she should be studying, and has a hopeless habit of opening too many tubes of mascara at once.
Medical Science + Technology
Agnes Ewongwo is a first-year medical student at The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology with minor in Africana studies and biochemistry from The University of Arizona, Tucson. Agnes is captivated by the complex realm of medical technology and passionate about the intersection of research, culture, policy, and humanism in the practice of medicine. She hopes to explore and merge these different areas throughout her medical training and beyond.
Ogaga Ojameruaye is a first-year medical student at The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. He completed his BS in physiology at The University of Arizona and completed his MS in psychology at Grand Canyon University. Ogaga is passionate about translational medicine, bench-to-bedside research, and the discovery of new diagnostic tools as they contribute to the model of precision medicine.
Charles Smith is part of the 2019 class at The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. He graduated in 2014 from Southern Virginia University with a BS in biology and a minor in chemistry. He went on to earn his MA in biomedical science from Midwestern University. He is passionate about the humanities; during his undergraduate years, he was involved in theater, choir, and writing. His interests are in ethics, religious liberties and medicine, and rural medicine with an emphasis on Native American health. However, his proudest moment is performing with the groom’s party at his best friend’s wedding in the band “The Groom Reapers.”
Dr. Eric vanSonnenberg is an interventional radiologist who graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is board certified in both internal medicine and radiology, having done residency and fellowship training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Over 100 medical students have been mentored by Dr. vanSonnenberg, many of whom have first-authored articles and projects. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Society of Australia and New Zealand and a fellow of the Society of Abdominal Radiology. With colleagues, Dr. vanSonnenberg has authored over 400 primary publications and book chapters and written and edited 3 radiology and interventional radiology books. He has chaired the Department of Radiology at the University Texas Medical Branch, and been Chief of Radiology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. Professorships include those at UCSD, University of Texas, UCLA, and Harvard Medical School. Currently, he enjoys working with The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix medical students in his role as advisor in Scholarly Projects, in the Office of Student Affairs as an advisor in career and professional advising, as a simulation lab instructor, a case-based instruction facilitator, as a faculty member for radiology independent projects, and in numerous medical school interest groups.