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SGA Officers

Your SGA 2018-19 Executive Board.

Kenny Nguyen
President, Student Government Association
College of Pharmacy

Meridith Corwin
Secretary, Student Government Association
College of Dentistry

Crystal Nguyen
Vice President and Senate Chair, Student Government Association
College of Medicine

Dylan Droege
Treasurer, Student Government Association
College of Dentistry

Lauren Sinko
Campus Activities Board Chair, Student Government Association
College of Pharmacy

Meet your campus leadership.

Kenny Nguyen

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Pharmacy, P3

POSITION IN SGA

SGA President

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I chose to be a part of SGA because I wanted to empower those around me to all make a change in OUr community.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Work within pharmaceutical industry with a focus on Regulatory Affairs.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Surf the beaches of the world. (Pipeline, Hossegar, Supertubes, etc.)

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Playing video games, hanging out with friends, and spending time why my gma (grandma). My gma knows the way to my heart is through her cooking!

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PHARMACIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

A surfer.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Don't be afraid to venture out of your college and meet other future practitioners!

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf." - Jon Kabat-Zinn

Meridith Corwin

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Dentistry, DS3

POSITION IN SGA

Executive Secretary, College of Dentistry President

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I chose to be part of SGA so I could contribute to the interdisciplinary connections across the HSC campus

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

I hope to one day be a General Dentist in a small town in Oklahoma.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

See the Hobbit homes in New Zealand

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I love reading, playing piano, and exploring nature. These activities give me the opportunity to relax and enjoy the parts of life that I don't experience in my profession.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A GENERAL DENTIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

A high school teacher

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Get involved somewhere! Volunteer, lead, or run a 5K - find something that connects you with others.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Never stop learning, and never convince yourself you've learned everything.

Crystal Nguyen

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Medicine, MS3

POSITION IN SGA

Vice President and Senate Chair

WHY SGA?

I like the idea of making changes that create a better environment for students across all seven colleges. We all are in programs that are difficult in their own rights and sometimes, any small change can make a huge impact.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Pediatric Specialist - specialty yet to be decided!

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

I want to try as many different cuisines as possible.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Baking. I don't have much of a sweet tooth, but baking allows for a lot of room to get creative. Plus, it puts a smile on my friends' faces.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST, I WOULD BE

Chef. (if you couldn't already tell, I like food).

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Get outside your comfort zone! You never know what you like vs dislike without trying it first.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Learn from yesterday. Live for today, Hope for tomorrow.

Dylan Droege

 

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Dentistry, DS3

POSITION IN SGA

SGA Treasurer

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I wanted to help be a part of the change that is constantly happening around our entire campus, not just my own individual college. I was a member of SGA at OU and know firsthand the amount of good that SGA can accomplish!

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Ultimately, I would love to own my own dental practice in the beautiful city of (to be determined, hopefully I figure out soon)!

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Attend Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany in full Lederhosen.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I love to read, run, and learn new languages! Reading and running help me escape to a new adventure, and new languages help me to understand different cultures and people around the world!

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A DENTIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

Mutual fund manager.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

I would recommend to go out and experience events hosted by the other colleges on campus. Even if its more geared to that specific college, you may learn more about your health care colleagues that could help you all in the future!

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

"Per aspera, ad astra," - Through hardship, to the stars.

Lauren Sinko

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Pharmacy, P2

POSITION IN SGA

Campus Activities Board Chair

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

SGA is such a great avenue that allows student's voices to be heard as well as promoting relationships campus-wide. I want to have an active role in my own education as well as further the integration of all healthcare professions, and SGA allows me to do that.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Pharmacist

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Watch a sunrise at Haleakala.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Reading fiction because it's relaxing.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PHARMACIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

Food blogger

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Get involved & be the change you want to see.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. --Mother Teresa

Alex Kirkpatrick

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Dentistry, DS1

POSITION IN SGA

Alternate Senator

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

To make connections around campus and enhance student involvement.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Dentist

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Work as Ski Patrol.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

One of my favorite hobbies is backpacking trips with friends & family. It is a great way to spend quality time with them while getting exercise!

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PHARMACIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

In any job that I could work outdoors in the mountains.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Live in the present

Ali Hosea

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Allied Health, SPT-2

POSITION IN SGA

Senate

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I chose to be a part of SGA so that I could help students all over this campus to achieve the things they wanted to see happen on this campus.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

I hope to work in pediatric physical therapy, and potentially own a clinic with my sister one day.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Go scuba diving in Australia!

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

My hobbies include swimming, hiking, and watching Netflix. They all help me relax in a different way!

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PHYSICAL THERAPIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

Wedding planner

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Take time to yourself, and check in with your mental health! Studying is important, but so are you!

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful.

Alvin Varghese

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Allied Health, SPT-2

POSITION IN SGA

College of Allied Health Senator

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

To be able to help and assist my college to be more involved on campus.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Become a physical therapist - own a clinic

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Jump/Run with a mob of kangaroos in Australia

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

In my free time I like to ponder life's most difficult questions... like is ketchup a smoothie?  I would say I enjoy it, but I think it causes me more stress than relief.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PHYSICAL THERAPIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

A trophy husband

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Work hard -- play hard.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

If you keep your expectations low you'll always be surprised.

Ameel Hasan Chaudhary

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Medicine, MS1

POSITION IN SGA

College of Medicine Senator

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

With it being my first year at the OUHSC campus, I thought it would be difficult to get involved right away. However, SGA was very inviting and open to all the students. I've always been a big believer in collaborating across disciplines and working hard to make a difference, and I think SGA will help me achieve both of those goals.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Pediatrics, possibly serving on an Ethics Committee

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Try every possible variation of Mango, get some poetry or short story published, go stargazing with friends, go a day speaking only in puns,and spend a day herding some sheep around.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Writing - for me, writing is a nice escape and a way to express oneself. Throughout the day, I get lots of random ideas for stories and poems that I sometimes write down   Sharing stories (verbal) - Similar reason to writing, only I get to directly engage others and see how they react to some of the experiences I have been through.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE IN PEDIATRICS, I'D WANT TO BE:

A teacher or novelist

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Don't be afraid to put yourself out there! I was definitely more reserved before I came to OUHSC. When I started here, I tried to make an active effort to smile and talk to others, and tried to worry less about how others might judge me. I honestly thing my life's been better ever since :)

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

"Treat Yo Self." - Parks and Recreation

Andrea Allison

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Allied Health, SPT-2

POSITION IN SGA

Senator

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

To be involved at a college-wide level!

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Graduate, work as a physical therapist for cancer patients, and start a scholarship for future PTs.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Travel to every country and beach possible.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Traveling to new countries, trying new foods, reading, shopping, and watching movies with my dog! When you work hard, you should play harder!

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PHYSICAL THERAPIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

A Professional Donut Taste-Tester (I'm pretty sure it's a thing)

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Don't let anything stand in the way of accomplishing ALL of your dreams!

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." - Dr. Seuss

Andrea Latson-Chambers

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Pharmacy, P2

POSITION IN SGA

African-American Student Association Co-President & HSC Leadership Advisor

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I wanted to be part of SGA so I could get the opportunity to serve my fellow peers at OUHSC as well as the communities around it by being a voice as well as to start building interdisciplinary relationships with other disciplines other than Pharmacy.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Although I have some years to go and trying to keep and open mind, I am leaning towards outpatient care.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Go to a Beyoncé concert before she retires, go parasailing, and visit all of the world wonders.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Finding new coffee shops, dancing, and catching up with friends.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE IN OUTPATIENT CARE, I'D WANT TO BE:

A professional food taster.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Even though you can't wait to finish your program and start your career, to enjoy the process and being living the college life for a little while longer!

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

You will never change the world being just like it.

Anna Sahlstrom

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Pharmacy, P2

POSITION IN SGA

Alternate Senator

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I wanted to work together with students from other colleges to impact our campus and community in a meaningful way.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Clinical Pharmacist in a hospital or ambulatory care setting.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Order off an infomercial. Travel Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Watch a Packers-Bears game at Lambeau Field.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Reading and playing piano helps me relax after a long day. I also enjoy traveling to gain perspective and watching football with friends.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A CLINICAL PHARMACIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

An International Area Studies/History professor or a tour guide around the world.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Make sure you're building meaningful relationships and investing your time in things that will matter after you graduate.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

"Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

Ashlee Fletcher

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Nursing, 2nd year

POSITION IN SGA

Blood Drive Co-Chair

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I wanted to have a part in bringing students together and helping them feel connected to campus.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

I hope to work as a labor and delivery nurse and earn a Master's in Nursing to work as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

I REALLY want to travel to Greece!

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I love watching movies (all types) in my free time. It's just a fun way to escape the stress of school!

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A NURSE, I'D WANT TO BE:

I'd want to be a teacher!

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Always make time for yourself and the things you enjoy. Your mental health is so important!

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

If you can be anything, be kind.

Atmiyata Patel

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Allied Health, OTS-2

POSITION IN SGA

Senator

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I enjoy to take on leadership positions and was very involved in undergrad. I wanted to continue that on this campus as well.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

I want to be an Occupational Therapist working with Pediatrics or in the NICU.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Skydiving and traveling.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Dancing, hiking, playing tennis and yoga.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

A teacher.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Get involved to make helpful connections on campus and to have an outlet to advocate for your views.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Live without pretending, Love without depending, Listen without defending, Speak without offending.

Beatrice Atoyebi

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Pharmacy, P3

POSITION IN SGA

HASA President

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

To continue to be a leader.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Pharmacist

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Visit Abuja, Nigeria at least once.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I love to sing because it is one of my passions.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PHARMACIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

An African Studies professor while making documentaries on the advancement of African countries.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Make time for you; watch Netflix, hike, etc.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Vain is Vanity and all is Vain.

Bethany Williams

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Allied Health, NS-2

POSITION IN SGA

All College Party Co-Chair

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

To learn more about philanthropy and giving back to the OUHSC community partners.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Pursue a research career in academia.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Visit all the US National Parks.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I enjoy hiking and traveling because I love being outdoors, meeting new people and experiencing new cultures/terrains. And also, I can usually bring my dog. 

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A RESEARCHER, I'D WANT TO BE:

A non-profit program coordinator.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Get involved! And do your best to make time for the things that make you happy.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

"I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it."

Betsy Waller

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Public Health, 2nd year

POSITION IN SGA

Student Appeals/Parking Chair

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

On my undergraduate campus, there was no student government and there were not many opportunities to get involved. I wanted to change that for my graduate education and be an active member of my community!

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

I would like to work in tribal health policy on a national level.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

I want to visit every continent on earth (and every country, if I could)!

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Singing, because I love music and have always been a singer. Yoga, because it's a relaxing way to get some exercise and clear my mind.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL, I'D WANT TO BE:

A Broadway singer, lawyer, or teacher.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Go to therapy. You probably think you don't need it, but you probably do.... and even on your good weeks, therapy is still helpful and great. Plus, on-campus counseling is included in your student fees. You really don't have an excuse NOT to go!

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Be nice to yourself. It's hard to be happy when someone is mean to you all the time.

Brandon Taylor

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Pharmacy, P1

POSITION IN SGA

College of Pharmacy Senator

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I wanted to be involved with the campus and work with my fellow classmates and HSC students to improve campus

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Be a good pharmacist and possibly move into executive leadership in the pharmaceutical industry.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Go see the Colosseum in Rome and also skydive.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Hiking and shooting, concerts and music festivals because they are mentally and physically engaging.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PHARMACIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

A stock broker.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Don't be afraid to put yourself out there and get more involved! You can learn a lot and meet some great.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

If you work hard now and sacrifice, your investment will pay off in the long run.

Clark Higganbotham

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Medicine, MS2

POSITION IN SGA

College of Medicine Senator

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I ran for Senator because I wanted to not only make an impact within the College of Medicine, but also across the Health Sciences Center and Oklahoma City community at large. This has been a great opportunity to give back to others, and help facilitate change on campus for all. I think Senate puts us in a unique position to connect students from all corners of campus and accomplish common goals along the way.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Match into a Surgical Specialty

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Win a Fantasy Football League (Currently 0 for ~20) Watch all of Lost, The Office, Parks and Rec, Friends, and Breaking Bad (Insert other shows with Cult Followings here) Update from last year: I watched all of Game of Thrones and Westworld.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I enjoy exercising, traveling and reading. They allow me the opportunity to relax from studying and refocus. Feel free to ask me about any of them!

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A SURGEON, I'D WANT TO BE:

Sports broadcaster or news anchor.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Be present in everyday life, don't miss the little things because you let obligations get in the way of living your life the way you want to. Do things that you'll remember 50 years from now.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off into the wind, not with it." - Henry Ford

Danial Gebreili

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Medicine, MS2

POSITION IN SGA

Diversity Week Co-Chair

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

To help promote diversity within an interdisciplinary organization.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Currently undecided on what field of medicine is best for me. Beyond medicine, I hope to contribute to the national conversation of healthcare and healthcare policy.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Travel to 100 counties, eat at a 3 star Michelin stared restaurant, and meet Neil deGrasse Tyson.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Photography/cinematography: I enjoy telling a story about everyday things from a different perspective. It is also a sum of various artistic disciplines (music, visual arts, writing, etc.).

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE IN MEDICINE, I'D WANT TO BE:

Engineer or a film maker.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

We all have hectic schedules, my advice would be to incorporate at least one or two university wide activity into your semester. You'd be surprised the amazing people you get to meet.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Don't let someone make a decision for you who does not have to live with the consequences.

Eddison Ivan Williams

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Medicine, MS3

POSITION IN SGA

Co-President of AASA

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

To learn and understand why there isn't much diversity at OUHSC and do whatever I can to increase the numbers of African Americans in medicine.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

At this point in my 3rd year I am interested in Anesthesiology and Orthopedics Surgery. Regardless on what career path I choose my goal is to be involved in Academic Medicine. 

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

For my kids to have it easier then what I had.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Martial Arts/Taekwondo/Exercise/Video Games.  I believe people enjoy what they are good at.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE IN ACADEMIC MEDICINE, I'D WANT TO:

Open up a Martial Arts School/Taekwondo school. 

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Make sure you enjoy yourself during school and pick something that you will enjoy.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

"Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win." - Sun Tzu

Elaine Griffeth

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Medicine, MS4

POSITION IN SGA

Senator

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

SGA allows me to be involved in improving not only the Health Sciences Center campus but also the student experience. It's important to use our time and abilities to improve our campus environment and SGA is a way for students to make an impact.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Summit Mt. Kilimanjaro

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Spending time outside and with friends - helps me to stay healthy and have study breaks!

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A SURGEON, I'D WANT TO BE:

A trekking guide in Chilean Patagonia.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Be engaged, look for opportunities to learn outside the classroom, and encourage your fellow students.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

"Find life experiences and swallow them whole. Travel. Meet many people. Go down some dead ends and explore dark alleys. Try everything. Exhaust yourself in the glorious pursuit of life." - Lawrence K. Fish

"Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good." - Minor Myers Jr.

Fauziyya Muhammad

COLLEGE & YEAR

Graduate College, 3rd year

POSITION IN SGA

Graduate College Senator

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

To be aware of the activities around campus and also to be able to contribute and gain some leadership experience.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

To improve the health of underserved population.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES?

Cooking and hanging out with my daughters.

IF I WASN'T GOING INTO A HEALTH CAREER, I'D WANT TO BE:

Teacher

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

No effort is too small, know and participate in campus activity outside your domain.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Be kind and have courage.

Hanna Kluth

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Medicine- Physician Associate, PA-S1

POSITION IN SGA

PA Class of 2020 President

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I am passionate about bringing people of all backgrounds together and to create a campus that encourages students to build relationships and pursue their passions.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

I hope to work as a PA in either Women's Health/OBGYN or pediatrics. I am especially interested in populations that do not normally have access to healthcare.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

I love traveling and have been to 8 countries but would love to travel more, particularly to Switzerland. I would love to ski the Swiss Alps!

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I am originally from Colorado, so I grew up hiking, camping, skiing, and spending a lot of time in the mountains and those are all things that I still love doing today when I go home!

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A SURGEON, I'D WANT TO BE:

If I wasn't going to be a PA, I think I would want to be involved in missions in some way! I want to do more mission work as a PA but I think I would do something more permanent if I wasn't a PA.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

I know many students on the OUHSC campus are a part of very difficult programs, but I would encourage to get involved with something outside of your school work!

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

You get out what you put in! Invest your time in something you truly care about, don't invest your time in things that are not life giving because we are only given so much of it in the first place!

Hannah James

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Allied Health, DPT-2

POSITION IN SGA

CAHSA Senator

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I chose to be a part of SGA to get more involved on campus.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

My goal is to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Traveling is definitely on my bucket list.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I enjoy spending time outside with friends and family.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PHYSICAL THERAPIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

A teacher.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Focus on your studies, but also maintain a social life.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

"You are confined only by the walls you build yourself."

Jaanam Gopalakrishnan

COLLEGE & YEAR

Graduate College, Department of Pathology, 4th year

POSITION IN SGA

President, Graduate Student Association

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

To serve OUHSC and gain leadership skills.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

To become a principle investigator in the field of Genetics.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Paragliding/Bungee Jumping

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Dancing. It's a stress buster :)

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE IN GENETICS, I'D WANT TO BE:

A chef

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Never, never, never give up!

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Live life to its fullest.

Jacy Rae Glover

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Dentistry, DS3

POSITION IN SGA

Student Athletic Advisory Liaison Co-Chair

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

Athletics have always been a part of my life and I was interested in being more involved on campus so I could know what was going on throughout our campus and this position gives me the ability to have a voice for intramural, athletics branching from the Norman campus and be more involved with our wonderful campus.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

To own a general dental practice that I am eager to walk into everyday, that my patients enjoy and that gives me the opportunity to be more involved in my community.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Before graduation, my goal is to visit all of the Oklahoma state parks. Before I die, I'd love to see the northern lights.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Watching sunsets over the lake because they are so calming, going on road trips to see new places, and sewing and baking because I love the feeling of creating something.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A DENTIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

A train conductor or high school biology teacher. I love the sound of trains and the idea of adventuring through much of rural America on a train, and I loved my high school senior biology teacher and the idea of impacting students and sharing my passion for science is appealing.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Get involved! Join the Book Clubs (Read and Lead, Relax and Read), join an intramural team even if you aren't the best athlete, go to the various classes and event the Union offers (I've learned to chop onions, make delicious guacamole and create AWESOME Christmas coasters while watching Elf!)

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Why Not Me? Why Not Today?

Jennie Nguyen

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Pharmacy, P3

POSITION IN SGA

Asian American Professional Student Association (AAPSA) Co-President

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I wanted to be a part of the leadership community on campus, and to promote diversity through AAPSA.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Pharm.D.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Run a marathon and travel the world. Maybe even both at the same time.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I collect snow globes from places that I visit. Not only do they serve as mementos, they're also just nice to look at. I practice ukulele when I need a break from everything else going on in my life. Currently I am on a quest to try all the Thai restaurants in the OKC and surrounding areas.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PHARMACIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

 A Netflix tagger.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Learn to appreciate every one of your accomplishments, no matter how small it may seem and especially if it is a part of a larger whole.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

There is no such thing as too much highlighter (the makeup kind).

Jennifer Baldwin

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Public Health, 2nd year

POSITION IN SGA

College of Public Health Senator

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I wanted to make a difference for students on campus and be an advocate for my college.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

I would like to continue to pursue my career at the Oklahoma State Department of Health working in HIV/STD Service Surveillance for Hepatitis C.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

I would love to travel to Alaska and Cuba.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I love to read because it is like taking a vacation without the hassle of packing.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A EPIDEMIOLOGIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

A meteorologist. 

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Keep pushing, it will be worth it.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Don't let fear stand in the way of your dreams.

John Little

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Public Health, 3rd year

POSITION IN SGA

College of Pharmacy President

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I want to help students across OUHSC become aware of the opportunities available and empower them to get involved.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Work in an independent pharmacy.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Travel to every country.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES?

Running, Thundering-up

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PHARMACIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

A travel agent.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Get out of your comfort zone and try something new!

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Why Not? - Russell Westbrook

Jordan Permaul

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Nursing, 3rd semester

POSITION IN SGA

College of Nursing Student Association President

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I decided to be a part of SGA because I wanted to make an impact on the community and campus. Being involved allows me to work with some incredible individuals from various colleges and professions to accomplish similar goals; furthermore, it gives student's a voice in the affairs of the university.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Striving to become a Registered Nurse and then move into an Advanced Practitioner role.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Travel to different countries with my wife!

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I enjoy partaking in physical activities like playing soccer and going on runs, because it allows me to escape from the stressors I have and focus my energy into something more constructive. Other hobbies I have include reading, writing, traveling, and experiencing various types of foods/drinks!

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A NURSE, I'D WANT TO BE:

Either a professor, counselor, or lawyer.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Get involved! There are so many wonderful opportunities to interact with other students on campus.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Be the change you want to see in the world.

Kaitlin Lutz

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Allied Health, SPT-2

POSITION IN SGA

Senator

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I wanted to help create a better HSC campus and interact with students from all different colleges!

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

I hope to work with dancers to create a larger depth of knowledge on rehabilitation sciences with dancers!

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

I want to visit every continent at least once in my life!

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I enjoy reading, baking, and spending time with friends and family! Each of these helps me relax from a long day of studying!

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PHYSICAL THERAPIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

A baker.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

My advice to other students is to make time for your friends and family! And take care of yourself, grades are important but so is your own mental health.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

It simply isn't an adventure worth telling if there aren't any dragons! - JRR Tolkien

Kunhoo Park

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Pharmacy, P3

POSITION IN SGA

Co-President of the Asian American Professional Student Association

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

To promote cultural awareness.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Work as an MSL in a pharmaceutical company.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Tour the Vatican.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Reading random newspaper articles. I love learning random facts and staying on top of the current events.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PHARMACIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

A chef.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Try to hang out with students from other colleges. you will eventually work with them.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

An eye for an eye.

Kyesha Edwards

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Dentistry, DH2

POSITION IN SGA

College of Dentistry Dental Hygiene Senator

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I enjoy planning and organizing events. I love tacking hard tasks and brainstorming to get things done.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Provide the best care I can for my patients and give back to the community as much as possible. I would love to become a mentor for little girls in lower income communities in the OKC metro.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Eat across America.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I am food lover. I will try anything! My passion is cooking and serving food to the people I love.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A DENTAL HYGENIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

A chef.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Take time for yourself. Don't get too hammered down and miss out on the making important connections and enjoying the moments.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Every little thing is going to be alright.

Lance Ford

COLLEGE & YEAR

Hudson College of Public Health, 3rd year

POSITION IN SGA

College of Public Health Student Association, Senator

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

To make connections with peers from other colleges and to help improve the campus experience for all students.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

This academic year, I want to publish two scientific articles as the first author.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

I want to visit all of the U.S. National Parks.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I really enjoy running because it gives me focus and drive. I love playing volleyball because I get to spend time with friends. I enjoy gardening because I like to see things grow from work and dedication.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A BIOSTATISTICIAN, I'D WANT TO BE:

A park ranger.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

"Don't take life too seriously! Nobody gets out alive anyway. Smile. Be goofy. Take chances. Have fun. Inspire."  - Dawn Gluskin

Laura Blanchard

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Pharmacy, P2

POSITION IN SGA

Sooner Safety Week Chair

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

To further refine my leadership skills and to contribute my time to this wonderful school.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Be a pharmacy manager and run for office one day with the hope of being a Senator.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Be at the Champs-Elysees on the final stage of Le Tour de France

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Writing because it helps clear my mind and going to the theatre because Broadway is my happy place.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PHARMACY MANAGER, I'D WANT TO BE:

A performer in musical theatre.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Don't focus only on grades. It's important to do different things and to really develop as many skills that you can during this time. Get involved, meet people, have fun!.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

I live by the inspiring words of Peter Pan: "All it takes is faith, trust, and pixie dust."

Lauren Parenica

COLLEGE

College of Medicine - Physician Associate

POSITION IN SGA

Physician Associate Class Senator

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I wanted to get involved and meet people from other colleges and professions.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

To become a Physician Associate and eventually teach within the College of Medicine.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Visit all 7 continents and all 50 states.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I enjoy running and cooking. Running is a great stress reliever and I enjoy being outdoors. I also love to cook good food for myself, my family, and friends.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PHYSICIAN ASSOCIATE, I'D WANT TO BE:

A medical researcher.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Pick a stress reliever while your'e in school and don't give it up no matter how busy you get.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Be passionately curious and you'll never be bored.

Liz Chinchilla

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Allied Health, Pre-Communication Sciences and Disorders

POSITION IN SGA

Sooner Safety Week Co-Chair

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

To be co-chair of Sooner Safety Week.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

My number one professional goal is to become a neuro speech language pathologist to serve brain injury and stoke patients.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

To see the northern lights while camping!

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Running is a form of therapy for me. I also love to thrift shop because it's like a treasure hunt! I also enjoy reading books and listening to podcasts!

IF I WASN'T GOING INTO A HEALTH PROFESSION, I'D WANT TO:

Work for a design firm with a fashion focus in a place like NYC.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Be willing to ask those who have been in your shoes for help. Their advice is priceless!

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

"My own eyes are not enough for me; I will see through the eyes of others." - C.S. Lewis

Madi Trost

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Public Health, 2nd year

POSITION IN SGA

College of Public Health President; OUHSC Leadership Student Advisor

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I chose to be a part of SGA because of the opportunities to serve and enhance the environment within colleges and the HSC campus.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

I aspire to become a hospital administrator and impact a patient's experience from behind the scenes.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Run a full marathon.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I enjoy running and rock-climbing, primarily because I love to be outside.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR, I'D WANT TO BE:

A professional dancer.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Go outside of your comfort zone & meet new people! It enriches your perspective and respect for others.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

"Taking time to live will only inspire your work."

Matthew Dickson

COLLEGE

Graduate College/College of Pharmacy

POSITION IN SGA

Graduate College Senator

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

To promote the needs and concerns of the graduate student body.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Research in Health Economics and Outcomes.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Write a novel.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Writing-- it is the core element of much of my personal and professional life.   As someone that seeks to understand a lot of unknowns, I need to be aware of how I interpret and understand what I investigate. To this I often think of the famous phrase,"How do I know what I think until I see what I say?"  - E.M. Forster

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR, I'D WANT TO BE:

Writer

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Take a walk occasionally on our campus. It is beautiful.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

"...only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out just how far one can go." - T. S. Eliot

Michael Bogran

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Dentistry, DS1

POSITION IN SGA

Integrity Council

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I wanted to have an impact on the HSC campus.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Pediatric Dentist

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Attend the tomato festival in Spain

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Volleyball, exercising, reading -- keeps me engaged and healthy.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A DENTIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

A chef.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Study consistently to avoid cramming and take breaks.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

There is always something more to learn. Even for a master.

Morgan Quinn

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Medicine, PA-S1

POSITION IN SGA

Senator

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I enjoy collaborating with students from the other colleges on the OUHSC campus and want to ensure the voices of the PA program are being heard. SGA provides a great opportunity to get involved and make a difference on a campus-wide level.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

I am open-minded about specialty. Based on my past medical experience at a military hospital in Germany, I am interested in possibly working as a PA at a military hospital overseas. I believe it would be a very rewarding job and allow me to travel!

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Travel through Asia and skydive.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I love crafting espresso beverages, traveling, watching movies, and attending musicals/ballets/plays. These are my favorite stress relievers!

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PHYSICIAN ASSOCIATE, I'D WANT TO BE:

A veterinarian or science/health science professor!

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Get to know students from other colleges. Building interdisciplinary relationships is so important because you will be colleagues one day!

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

"Work hard in silence, let success make the noise."

Munim Deen

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Public Health, 3rd year PhD student

POSITION IN SGA

College of Public Health Senator

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

To represent my peers in my college.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Public Health Administrator/Epidemiologist

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Visit every country in the world.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Photography, reading,movies, music - all engage a different part of my brain than what I study.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE AN EPIDEMIOLOGIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

A diplomat.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Work hard, study, do well in classes - but take care of yourself in mind, body, and spirit. Nothing is more important.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Let you fear nothing! Another judgment awaits us all.

Nancy Ha

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Dentistry, DS2

POSITION IN SGA

Senator

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I chose to be a part of SGA to work with other passionate students from various colleges to improve student life on OUHSC campus.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Dentist.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Eat at a 5-star restaurant!

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Dancing, singing, making music, laughing are things I do when I'm happy! I also enjoy learning and experiencing life through traveling, spending quality time with people, and immersing myself in different environments.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A DENTIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

A traveling food critic.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Treat every patient as if they were your loved one.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Work hard, play hard.

Neel Naik

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Pharmacy, P3

POSITION IN SGA

Senate Alternate

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

SGA offers a unique opportunity to help improve the Health Sciences Center Campus as a whole, while simultaneously affording the opportunity to build and foster relationships with other future health care providers campus-wide.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Pharmacy - Undecided

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Road trip across America, visit the UK, visit Australia, drive across the sand dunes in Saudi Arabia, visit Johannesburg and go on a safari, get my pilot's license.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I have loved cars as long as I can remember. I love driving. I love working on cars. If it has wheels and a motor of some sort, I am interested.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE IN PHARMACY, I'D WANT TO BE:

A mechanical engineer.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

I know it can be hard to believe sometimes, but school isn't everything. Your grades do not define your intelligence. I know it is easier said than done, but you have to make time for yourself every now and then.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

"Treat people with kindness because behind every face is a story that could use a little more love." - Cheryl Richardson

Olga Kvitkina

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Dentistry, DS3

POSITION IN SGA

College of Dentistry Senator

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I wanted to be a voice of students.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Own a dental practice.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Visit as many countries as I can.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I love playing with my dog, Martini.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A DENTIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

An Egyptologist.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Make friends in different colleges.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Be kind to others.

Philip Barker

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Pharmacy, P4

POSITION IN SGA

SGA Senator

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I joined SGA to have an active role in shaping the future of our campus.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

To become a Clinical Pediatric Pharmacist.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

To attend a football game in every P5 school's stadium.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Watching football and hanging out with friends.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PHARMACIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

A storm chaser.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Don't fall behind on studying.

Raja Ullah

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Medicine, MS3

POSITION IN SGA

MHPSA President

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

Be able to network with other student organization leaders on campus and become more involved in campus activities.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Be a doctor.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Skydive

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Basketball, outdoor activities.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A DOCTOR, I'D WANT TO BE:

An engineer.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

If you work hard enough, it'll pay off.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

"I know I'm gon get got, but I'm gon get mine more than I get got though." - Marshawn Lynch

ReShicka Peterson

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Allied Health, M.A. SLP 2nd Year

POSITION IN SGA

Big Event Co-Chair

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

SGA does amazing things for our campus, community and has the student's best interest in mind. I love being a part of an organization that puts others first. SGA has challenged me to get out of my comfort zone and to think outside of the box.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Become a director of rehabiliation in a healthcare setting.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

To become fluent in a second language.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Karaoke and cooking! Karaoke just brings me so much joy and can turn any bad day into a good day. Cooking is a great creative outlet that I can share with others.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A DIRECTOR OF REHABILITATION, I'D WANT TO BE:

An ensemble member of a Broadway show!

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Your grades don't define who you are as a person.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Buller

Rijutha Garimella

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Medicine, MS2

POSITION IN SGA

Academic Integrity Co-Chair

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

SGA brings together a wide range of students across campus and I think being a part of a unique organization that integrates different professions and degree programs is very important.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

I hope to be a physician in the future.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Visit every continent.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Traveling, photography, cooking, to name a couple. I love seeing the world and taking part in activities that allow me to explore more of it.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PHYSICIAN, I'D WANT TO BE:

An astronaut.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Keep an open mind and listen to people's stories, because that's how you learn more about the world.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Carpe diem.

Ross Ogden

COLLEGE & YEAR

Hudson College of Public Health, 2nd Year

POSITION IN SGA

Native American Student Association President and Diversity Week Co-Chair

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I watched a lot of friends participate in SGA during my first year on the HSC campus. SGA provided many opportunities for them and other students that sparked my interest. I wanted to be a part of something that allowed for fellowship, leadership, and service. SGA provides all of these and is why I chose to join.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Upon graduating with a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology, I will attend medical school. I plan to return to Oklahoma and practice in rural communities around the state. While treatment is necessary, prevention is vital to the health and economy of our state. I will use my knowledge of public health and medicine to better serve Oklahoma in hopes of improving the health of our people. I also believe there is miscommunication between policy makers and the people. I eventually hope to be a bridge to connect the two for the betterment of everyone.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

I have always wanted to skydive while listening to the Man of Steel theme song. This exhilarating event would be an experience unlike most.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Some of my various hobbies include basketball, fishing, horseback riding, long walks on the beach, hiking, and singing loud for all to hear. I enjoy each of these for different reasons, but mainly because they are energetic and outdoors.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PHYSICIAN, I'D WANT TO BE:

An at-sea tour guide on an island.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

You can't always be the smartest person, but you can be the hardest working person.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Eat More Chicken

Ruby Sharif

COLLEGE & YEAR

Graduate College, 4th year PhD Candidate

POSITION IN SGA

SGA Senator and legislative liaison

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

Being part of SGA helps strengthen leadership skills and engage with a great  diverse group of people. Where we all share the same passion to improve student experience on our OUHSC campus and give back to our community.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Physician-Scientist, make a difference in improving health care quality for patients.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Continue to help save animals and pay it forward always! Visit Tibet and Ireland.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I enjoy cooking, reading poetry and playing the cello, because the joy of feeding the soul, mind and appetite bring people together.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PHYSICIAN-SCIENTIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

A professional cellist.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Join a student organization on campus and help make a positive difference in your community, organize your time,  spend time out door and smile!

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination." -Tommy Lasorda

Samantha Cordum

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Medicine, MS3

POSITION IN SGA

Athletics Chair

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

It is a great opportunity to influence the campus in a positive way.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Residency - internal medicine; Fellowship - gastroenterology

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Sporting clay shooting, weight lifting, eating delicious food, and playing soccer.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE IN MEDICINE, I'D WANT TO BE:

A police officer.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Play sports or workout - it relieves stress!

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Philippians 4:6-7

Shawn Hazlewood

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Medicine, 2019

POSITION IN SGA

Native American Student Association (NASA) President

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

It was an opportunity to serve a group that I feel a strong commitment to.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Psychiatry residency.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

To visit all 50 states in my lifetime.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I have an extensive collection of vinyl records.  I also enjoy riding my road bike and going on road trips to nearby states when time allows.  I have always had a passion for music and I prefer the sound quality on vinyl, and road biking and road trips permit me to experience life apart from my career in medicine.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PSYCHIATRIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

A family medicine physician.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Don't be afraid or too apathetic to become involved in at least one organization during your time on campus.  These experiences and some of the relationships forged through them will remain with you as you move through life and career.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Carpe diem.

Siera Freeman

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Allied Health, 2nd year

POSITION IN SGA

College of Allied Health President; OUHSC Big Event Chair

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I wanted to be apart of something greater than my one program. I wanted to expand my leadership skills and give back to my campus.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Pediatric Inpatient Physical Therapy

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Move to Europe after graduation.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I love running and anything outside! They are great stress relievers and I enjoy being in the fresh air and sun.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PHYSICAL THERAPIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

A travel food blogger.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Finding a good balance of school and social life is key. You're on this campus for too long to ignore the many opportunities to make new relationships and participate in new activities.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

“In omnia paratus”- Gilmore Girls; which means “ready for anything”

Steven Bozell

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Medicine, MS1

POSITION IN SGA

College of Medicine Student Senator

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I want to be involved in the progression of medicine, medical education and to serve my fellow students while learning as much as possible.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

I hope to be a surgeon and to improve as many lives as possible while I'm able to practice.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Outside of having an impactful career, I want to step foot on all seven continents.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

White water, skydiving, kiteboarding, climbing, basically anything physical and adrenaline inducing. I like to push myself to my mental and physical limits, and achieve new heights.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A SURGEON, I'D WANT TO BE:

A professional waterman.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Don't be afraid to be uncomfortable. Push your limits and grow every day to better your life, and the lives you touch.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Maximum Effort.

Taylor Nguyen

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Dentistry, DS1

POSITION IN SGA

College of Dentistry Representative

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I chose to be a class representative in order to take on a leadership position that allows me to be more involved with my class to hear their needs and concerns and work with the rest of student council to find solutions to bring our class together as a family.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

I hope to work in a rural area and provide oral health care for under served individuals and then open up a private practice.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

I really want to go skydiving one day.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Dancing, babysitting, sewing. I enjoy dancing and sewing because it lets me be creative. In didactic classes, I spend a lot of time memorizing and learning loads of direct information. Dancing and sewing allows me to just have fun! I enjoy babysitting all my nieces and nephews because I love kids!

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A DENTIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

A YouTube influencer!

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

As a new student at OUHSC I don't have a ton of experience, but I think it's important to never let a letter grade define who you are as a person. It is important to understand that you are more than just a person who is trying to pass exams. Keep in mind that live goes on outside of school so have fun sometimes!

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Do right, do your best, and treat others the way you want to be treated.

Taylor Zelnicek

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Pharmacy, P2

POSITION IN SGA

Community Outreach

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I wanted to get to know students outside of my college and participate in events that benefit the OUHSC.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

I hope to serve the under-served by participating in health fairs such as City Rescue Mission and constantly giving back to the profession that has given so much to me.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Travel to Australia!

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I enjoy playing tennis.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PHARMACIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

A sports broadcaster.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

School flies by so quickly, take time to do the extracurricular activities because there are always exams!

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it."

Victoria Boudiette

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Pharmacy, P3

POSITION IN SGA

All College Party Co-Chair

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I chose to be a part of SGA to grow myself and my campus.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

I would like to work and pursue ownership in an independent community pharmacy.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

My bucket-list goal is to experience as much as I can of the world by traveling and visiting new cultures.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I like to exercise because I enjoy the personal growth. I also enjoy reading and listening to music.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PHARMACIST, I'D WANT TO BE:

 A life/fitness coach.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Get involved in campus activities because it makes the time here more meaningful and fun!

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Just do it.

Wenxue Lin

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Public Health, 2nd year

POSITION IN SGA

Oklahoma City Chinese Student's and Scholar's Association (OKCCSSA)  President

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

Explore the new world.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Be a millionaire.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Live on Mars

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

Swim, because it's relaxing.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL, I'D WANT TO BE:

 A superstar.

Zach Litton

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Nursing, 3rd semester

POSITION IN SGA

Blood Drive Co-Chair

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I really enjoy donating blood and the whole process related to it so I figured why not help OUHSC coordinate their blood drives.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Graduate and become a Registered Nurse and with the career field being so extensive, I plan to further my education at one point, but have not yet decided which path I will go down.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Travel around the U.S. and Europe in my spare time

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I enjoy golf and reading (unless it is during the school year). Golf lets me still compete against my friends even though I do not play competitive sports anymore. I enjoy reading because it lets me relax and expand my mind on topics that I want to learn more about or to keep me entertained.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A NURSE, I'D WANT TO BE:

A doctor of some sort since I was pre-med beforehand and may still even take the MCAT if that is in the foreseeable future.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

One tip would be to branch out and try and meet as many people as possible. We all are going to school for something medical related and may be working together one day, so it's best to get to know people, especially from other professions.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

Encourage others to do their best and do it with a smile on your face because you'll never get the same opportunity twice.

Zane Beasley

COLLEGE & YEAR

College of Medicine - PA Program - 1st Year

POSITION IN SGA

Senator

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF SGA?

I chose SGA to be able to represent my classmates in an interdisciplinary setting. I want to create a positive impact among my program and the entire campus.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

I want to offer long-term care and build relations with my patients which is why I'm interested in primary care.

BUCKET-LIST GOAL

Perfect the art of cooking - If you knew me, you wouldn't want me anywhere near the kitchen!

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?

I enjoy cycling, running, hiking - just staying active.  I also love reading but haven't pick up a novel since school started.

IF I WASN'T GOING TO BE A PA, I'D WANT TO BE:

A social worker.

ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS ON CAMPUS?

Manage your time wisely.  Make time for yourself but do not neglect your studies.  Education and knowledge will be with you forever, take advantage of your opportunity to learn and grow.

MOTTO TO LIVE BY

"The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson

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