TJ Ortiz, SR. Biology, with a minor in Music, is the President. His goal is to get into medical school and become a physician. “Being a part of PHCC has given me the opportunity to learn more about the healthcare field as well as give me insight on what to expect with the application and interview process. The variety of different healthcare professions we see at our meetings also helps to guide me to the right field!”
James Pacheco, SOPH. Biology, is the Vice President. His goal is to find a program in the healthcare field that will allow him to achieve the goals he wants to achieve in life. “My membership with PHCC has given me insight on the numerous amounts of fields in the healthcare industry, helping me narrow down my options for the future. Through the PHCC meetings I have gained a sense of appreciation for all of the difficult work that different professionals accomplish.”
Jennifer Martinez, SR. Psychology, is the Director of Outreach and Recruitment. Her goal is to get into medical school to one day become a psychiatrist. “My membership with PHCC gives me the ability to connect with others of similar interests, and allows me access to medical professionals who want to help pre-healthcare students by sharing their individual experiences.”
Noir Hawash, SR. Biochemistry, is the Treasurer. “I am looking to find a program in the healthcare field that will align well with my future goals of researching and treating diseases. My membership with PHCC allows me to gain insight on a variety of healthcare programs that will ultimately help in my decision to apply to a program that fits well with my interests. The diversity of options out there in the healthcare field can be overwhelming. These meetings introduce options that are unique to not only medical school aspirers but to other healthcare
Ana Zepeda Aguilar, SOPH. Biology is the Social Media Director. One of her main goals is to get into PA School. “The Pre-Healthcare Club allows me to gain more knowledge about the range of careers in the healthcare field and to obtain mentorship from the speakers.”
Dr. Carolyn Bouma, is the faculty advisor. "I teach Microbiology, Histology and Medical Microbiology, and I advise PMED, POPT and students preparing for PA schools. I also recruit and advise for JAMP, a competitive scholarship program for PMED students. Being the advisor to this Club allows me to help students in a way that surpasses 'regular' advising. Also, the Club meetings are a great venue for some of our graduates to come and discuss their experiences in professional school!"