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Former Leadership Teams

2023-2024 Leadership Team

Executive Directors: Fati and Gabi

Publicity Directors

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Kalina Tenorio L. Machado

Kalina is a medical student at Emory (Atlanta, GA), but she grew up in the Northeast of Brazil. During her time at Emory she studied economics and statistics. After graduating, she joined the MD class of 2025 right away. She is currently completing core rotations, woking on diversifying the student body through LMSA and F1doctors, and doing research in dermatologic conditions. 

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Poliana Hartung Toppa

Poliana is an undergraduate senior at Boston University studying Human Physiology. Before applying to medical school she will be taking two gap years to work and prepare for the MCAT. Some of her hobbies include reading and dancing.

Mentor Relations Directors

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Amarpreet Mahil

Amarpreet is a MD student at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She enjoys reading and spending time outdoors. She has been involved in many research and extracurricular activities, most significantly her work for mental health awareness. She is passionate about increasing mental health care access in the community and mentoring undergraduate students. 

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Scarlett Se Yun Cheon

 Scarlett is an international student from South Korea who has lived most of her life in Shanghai, China. She deferred her M.D. program at Tulane School of Medicine to pursue a Master of Medical Sciences in Immunology at Harvard Medical School. Outside of research and medicine, you can find her looking for new experiences/restaurants to try out.

Mentee Relations Directors


Sean Backer

Sean Backer is a Swedish-Iranian DO student at Nova Southeastern University. His goal is to improve the pathways for internationals into US healthcare and promote diversity in medicine. Being the holistic medical student he is, he also enjoys working out, learning languages, and drawing.

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Eniola Otukoya

Eniola Otukoya is a Nigerian DO medical student. She moved to the US at 16 to enroll at Texas Southern University where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biology at 19. She also worked in research during her gap years. Eniola loves music, cooking, dancing, and exploring all that nature has to offer.

Educational Resources Directors

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Zenzhou (Zach) Zhao

Zach is a second year MD-PhD student at Harvard Medical School. When he is not working towards a career as a physician scientist, you can finding him cooking, working out, or going to a plant store!

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Raghavee Neupane

Raghavee is originally from Nepal and is now a second-year MPH candidate at Boston University. She majored in Microbiology with Pre-Med at Miami University. Outside of academia, Raghavee loves to read, workout, bake, try out new cafes in the city, and listen to podcasts. She is also a co-host of season 2 of the "F-1 Pods" podcast!

Technology Directors

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Raissa Zuim Dantas de Souza

Raissa is an international student from Brazil, currently teaching A&P as an adjunct instructor at Nebraska Wesleyan University. She loves anything that gets her moving. She is passionate on sharing excellence between people, through service, knowledge, experiences.

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Quang Le

Quang Le is an international student from Vietnam who is currently a third-year University of Virginia School of Medicine. When not involved in research and medicine, he likes to play video games or chess.

Outreach & Events Directors

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Zhengyang (Kevin) Sun

Kevin hails from Qingdao, China (where you can find the OG beer-in-plastic-bags). He is currently an incoming MD/PhD student. His passion lies in cancer biology and tumor immunology (academically) and in video games, chess and MMA (in life).

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Heyuan (Michael) Ni

Heyuan (Michael) is from Beijing, China and studies Molecular and Cell Biology and Business Administration at UC Berkeley. While his current research focuses on host-pathogen interactions of MRSA. Michael envisions himself ultimately leveraging life sciences to achieve the mission of global empowerment for health equity. 

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