Moderators
  • Harvard College '15; Harvard Medical School '21; Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health '20
    Harvard College '15; Harvard Medical School '21; Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health '20

    Gabriella Herrera is a medical student from Tracy, California. She graduated with Bachelors Degree in Neurobiology and a minor in Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights. She is now completing her third year at Harvard Medical School, with plans to pursue a Medicine residency and focus on Latinx and community health. She will be taking a year off to begin the Masters degree program at Harvard's School of Public Health on the Social and Behavioral Sciences track. She intends to use these studies to have a deeper understanding of the social determinants of health, design and evaluate health interventions, and create space in the clinical setting that will help empower the Latinx community. 

    • Pediatrics
    • Hospital Medicine
    Pediatric Hospitalist at UCLA
    Pediatric Hospitalist at UCLA
    Katie graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2014, and completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital. Since 2017 she has been working as a Pediatric Hospitalist at the University of California, Los Angeles. There, she has continued her involvement in research, quality improvement, resident teaching, and mentoring.
  • MD Candidate, 2016, UMass Medical School
    MD Candidate, 2016, UMass Medical School
    Aimie is a 4th year medical student at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She completed her bachelors degree in science, majoring in microbiology with a minor in biochemistry. At the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Aimie served as Teaching Assistant in Microbiology and Student-Parent Mentor. Aimie also has a background in CNA-Medical/Surgical and Cardiac Telemetry, taking care of adult patients with diverse medical issues, and served as a Student Nurse Float at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton MA. At the University of Massachusetts Medical School, she has been involved in research including the Determinants of Health Curriculum Survey Project and Assessing Foster Parents’ Perceptions of Their Preparedness To Care for the Child Exposed To Early Toxic Stress. Aimie is interested in pursuing a residency in Internal Medicine-Pediatrics and hopes to ultimately provide Primary Care to adults and children in Franklin County, Massachusetts. Aimie’s professional interests include women’s health, justice in medical delivery, and breastfeeding medicine. In her free time, she enjoys knitting, reading, and spending time with her husband and two children.
    • Urology
    MS4, Boston University School of Medicine
    MS4, Boston University School of Medicine
    Alejandra Balen is a 4th year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) with plans to pursue a career in urology. She has held leadership roles in her school's student government and surgical society including the BUSM Student Committee on Medical School Affairs – Class of 2016 Representative (2013-Present) and BUSM Surgical Society Leader (2013-2014). She is a Founding Member of the National Society of Leadership, University of Michigan Chapter (2009-2010). She served for four years as Junior Assistant Director for Branca, Inc. Additionally, Alejandra has been involved in research at Northwestern University Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Chicago, IL, where she served as Clinical Research Programs Coordinator. She published her findings in peer-reviewed journals and presented her findings at national and international meetings. Moreover, she has volunteered at several organizations.
  • MD Program, Class of 2018, Tufts University School of Medicine
    MD Program, Class of 2018, Tufts University School of Medicine

    Kaila Dion graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, in 2014 and is currently a third year medical student at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. Throughout her first year at Tufts, she became increasingly involved with the Massachusetts Medical Society-Student Section (MMS-MSS). For 2015-2016, she was the MMS Tufts Chapter Chair as well as the MMS Membership Chair for the Student General Council plus alternate student representative of the MMS Committee on Women in Medicine.

  • MD/PhD Candidate, UMass Medical School
    MD/PhD Candidate, UMass Medical School
    Aurian García González is a fourth year MD/PhD candidate at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where she is focused on understanding the evolution of gene regulatory networks. Aurian received a dual Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology and Mathematics from the University of Puerto Rico, where she graduated with the highest honors. Since moving to Massachusetts, she has been committed to helping recruit and train successfully minorities interested in pursuing careers in science and medicine by collaborating with organizations around the city of Worcester and mentoring high school and undergraduate students. To advance the latter goals, Aurian has participated in health fairs, student panels, networking and mentoring events in conjunction with the Massachusetts Hispanic Medical Association, in which she serves as liaison between that organization and UMass Medical School students. Aurian is interested in becoming a physician-scientist within academia. Her outside interests include theater, dancing and making her grandmother's recipes.
    • Ophthalmology
    Tufts School of Medicine 4th Year Med Student
    Tufts School of Medicine 4th Year Med Student
    Talisa de Carlo, BA is a fourth year medical student at Tufts University School of Medicine applying to Ophthalmology. She completed an undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she first immersed herself in community service and peer mentorship through a directorship of Focus First Philly vision initiative. In medical school, Talisa de Carlo served on the General Council of the Massachusetts Medical Society for two years and through this leadership role organized multiple health fairs and community service opportunities for other active students. As the president of the Ophthalmology Interest Group her second year of medical school, she organized vision screenings with the Lions Eye Mobile and trained students at the Ophthalmology service of the Sharewood Project student-run clinic. Additionally, she has served as liaison of Tufts University School of Medicine students and the Massachusetts Hispanic Medical Association, with which she has participated in multiple events and health fairs obtaining clinical histories, performing blood pressure, glucose and hearing screenings in addition to ophthalmic exams. Talisa de Carlo has been awarded several awards for her work with the Massachusetts Medical Society and her dedication to the field of Ophthalmology including the Suffolk District Medical Society Medical Student Scholarship, Retina Research Foundation/Joseph M. and Eula C. Lawrence Travel Grant of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the TruFit Good Citizens Scholarship. She is passionate about vision care, peer enrichment, ophthalmology research, women’s health, and the advancement of women in leadership positions
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident at University of California, San Francisco
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident at University of California, San Francisco
    • Chief Resident at UCSF

    Molly is a fourth-year obstetrics and gynecology resident at UCSF. Her interests are in quality improvement, disparities in obstetric outcomes, and perinatal mental health and addiction. She hopes to become a leader in the field of women’s health. In her free time, she is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys writing.