SGA Representatives Summer 2019
SGA President - Robert Dunn
Robert Dunn is a 5C semester student at RUSM serving as the SGA President. He serves as the primary advocate for the Barbados campus student body and communicates regularly with campus and RUSM administration. Additionally, he has the esteemed privilege to lead his 17 other colleagues on the SGA E-board. Prior to Ross, Robert completed a triple major in Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences, and Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. His healthcare experience includes being an EMT, dispatcher, chief scribe and project manager for two emergency departments, which has led to his passion in Emergency Medicine. Additionally, he has developed a passion for advocacy and social justice through his involvement in residence life, serving as the National Communications Coordinator and President of Residence Hall Association (RHA), Founder and Executive Chair of National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) and Associate Director for Administration and Finance (ADAF) and Regional Director of the Pacific Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (PACURH). Robert has previously sat on 18 executive boards and has led 7 of them as President/Director. He hopes to bring his experiences in healthcare, corporate, and academic advocacy to SGA to continue improving our time on the island.
SGA Honor Council President - Monisha Gudavalli
Monisha Gudavalli is a 5th semester student at Ross University. She currently serves as Honor Council President on SGA. Monisha is originally from Chicago, but recently moved to Florida with her parents and their adorable puppy, Chester. Monisha obtained her undergraduate degree in Health and Human Physiology from the University of Iowa. Prior to beginning her journey at Ross, she spent one year working as a bilingual teaching assistant at May Watts Elementary school to aid children in the English Language Learners program. During that year, Monisha spent her evenings taking courses to obtain her EMT license, and subsequently began working as an Emergency Room Technician. She then worked as a Patient Care Technician in an Intensive Care Unit for two years. Now at Ross, Monisha is excited to complete basic sciences and begin clinical sciences to pursue a career as a Pediatric Neurologist!
SGA Vice President - Marina Mina
Marina Mina is a 4X Semester student at RUSM from San Antonio, TX. She earned her B.S. Psychology from The University of Texas at Dallas. Prior to medical school, she was working as a medical assistant for a spine surgeon and a general orthopedic surgeon. Her hobbies include watching the spurs (go Spurs go!) and Scooby Doo. Marina currently aspires to become a surgeon or anesthesiologist. As SGA Vice President, Marina works with all the club leaders, the SGA board, faculty, and administration to promote educational and service opportunities offered by our 50+ clubs on campus. Feel free to contact her at any time with questions or concerns.
SGA Secretary - Opeoluwa Olukorede
Ope Olukorede is a 2x student currently interested in Pediatric medicine. Ope was born in Lagos, Nigerian and she moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 2007. Before Ross, Ope attended Johns Hopkins University where she studied Molecular and Cellular Biology. Ope also served as a Medical Assistant in a Rheumatology clinic at Brigham and Women's hospital in Boston and loved her time there! Ope enjoys reading for fun, cooking, hanging out with friends and watching netflix!
SGA Treasurer - Mahim Mahim
Mahim Mahim is a 4C student who completed her Bachelors of Science from the University of Toronto, Canada. She majored in Health and Disease and Physiology. Prior to medical school, Mahim was a medical and research assistant focusing her projects in generalized seizures and speech pathology. Currently, Mahim is the SGA treasurer and handles the SGA and club finances. She aspires to be a successful OBGYN after completing her Medical degree from RUSM.
SGA Curriculum Chair - Jeremiah Vick
A hearty hello, SGA family. I am from Oklahoma and have been practicing in medicine as a Licensed Medical Technologist for over 15 years! I graduate from RSU in 2017 with a B.S. Medical/Molecular Biology. I am here on island with my beautiful wife and daughter. We absolutely love island life and have a long-term dream to live in Florida. Lastly, I have a strong interest in a dual residency of Meds/Peds.
SGA Health and Environmental Chair - Stephanie Jangha
Stephanie Jangha is the Health and Environmental Chair for the spring 2020 semester. She is currently a semester 2x student. Stephanie is originally from Cameroon in west Africa and has been living in Oklahoma for the past 7years before medical school. Health, the environment and giving back to her community are few of her passions. She also loves cooking, trying new food, traveling and singing/dancing with her family. She is interested in Emergency medicine or Internal Medicine and hopes to one day go back to provide care in Cameroon.
SGA Activities Director - Sulihat Mudasiru
Sulihat Mudasiru is a 5C student at Ross University School of Medicine, and currently serves as the SGA Activities Coordinator. Sulihat is originally from Nigeria and lives in Maryland. Prior to attending Ross, she received a BA in Biology and French from Knox College, IL and an MS in Chemistry from Texas A&M University-Commerce, Tx. While completing her Masters, Sulihat organized a Science day fair for children in the local middle school where they observed and participated in kid friendly chemical experiments with the hope of sparking their interest in becoming future scientists. For now, Sulihat's goal as Activities Coordinator involves planning a relaxing and exciting Beach Bash.
SGA Sports Director - Rory Driscoll
Hello my name is Rory Driscoll and I currently serve as your sports Director. I am from Kansas City, Missouri. I completed my undergraduate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. I played football all four years I was at Drake and was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity . I'm interested in anesthesia and psychiatry. I love sports, especially football, cooking, and my 2 year old dog Chewie.
Hello my name is Monica Mejia and I am currently serving as your Public Relations Chair. I am from Miami, Fl. Graduated from Florida International University, and was a medical assistant for 5 years. I am very interested in the world of pediatrics and emergency medicine. And I enjoy problem solving games on our "spare" time.
SGA Ambassador - Eric Simms
Hello my name is Eric Simms and I currently serve as your SGA Ambassador. This bio is a straight up copy/paste from my intro email. I am from Elko, NV and I'm interested in Emergency Medicine. After receiving my bachelor's in music from Southwestern in Dallas, TX, I taught music and ESL in Amsterdam for two years. I'm a career-changer. Life happened, blah blah blah, and I decided to go to med school. I completed a Pre-Med Post-Bacc at Temple in Philly. I have worked as an ER Scribe, a Derm MA, a Peds Scribe, and a Rhuem MA. When I'm not holed up with Panopto in my fortress of solitude, you can find me in spin class, singing with RCF every Sunday, or hanging out with my amazing Ross Fam.
Housing/Transportation Chair - Brian Gindoff
Brian David Gindoff serves on the RUSM SGA as the Housing and Transportation Chair, a new position aimed at addressing the needs and concerns of students regarding housing and transportation on the RUSM Barbados campus. Mr. Gindoff is a graduate from New York University with a bachelors degree in art history and a former ambassador to new students entering the NYU College of Arts and Sciences. Brian's medical interests include psychiatric medicine, specifically military psychiatry, a branch of psychiatric medicine that deals specifically with the mental health challenges facing military personnel and veterans both during and after their military service. Brian is also a member of Ross University Psychiatry Association (RUPA) and hopes to engage in research promoting the importance of mental health. As a member of the SGA, Brian hopes to hear from the RUSM community and improve the daily housing and transportation operations on and off campus through openness, transparency, and a commitment as a future physician to public service and advocacy on behalf of others.
Historian - Megha Singh
Megha Singh is a 2X semester student and is serving as your SGA Historian this semester. She is excited to document student activities this semester as well as the achievements and progress that this student body continues to make. Megha was born in India and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before starting at Ross University she worked as a medical assistant for an asthma and allergy practice in which she furthered her understanding of medicine and patient care. As she works her way through clinical sciences, she has her sights set on becoming an Internist and working in underprivileged areas. Her passions outside of medicine include dance and photography, both of which she hopes to continue alongside her medical career. Don't hesitate to reach out; Megha is always looking for your suggestions and collaboration in documenting our Ross family!
1st Semester Class Representative - Tioluwani Tolani
Tioluwani Tolani is a first-semester student who was born in Nigeria but raised in Columbus, Ohio. She received her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The Ohio State University. While at OSU, Tioluwani was involved in many extracurricular organizations such as: Being a Columbus Ambassador, Ambassador for the African student association, Student Clinical Researcher at OSU James Cancer Hospital, and many more. Prior to attending medical school, she worked as an English teacher in South Korea for a year, where she was able to travel and learn more about other cultures, and people. Her passion for medicine stems from her parents who are both in the medical field, as well as her desire to combine her interests in the ever-expanding fields of medical science with the need to understand life from other perspectives . Tioluwani is currently interested in pursuing internal medicine with a fellowship in interventional cardiology. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, making people laugh, cooking, writing and reading. She is looking forward to this semester and hopes to make an impact on the RUSM community in any way she can! SGASem1ClassRep@rossu.edu
2nd Semester Class Representative - Asha Stegall
Hello my name is David Bock and I currently serve as your Semester 3 Representative. I am from West Bloomfield, MI. I currently serve as treasurer of the pediatric club, IMSA, and JSA. Before attending Ross I worked as a pediatric MA/phlebotomist. My medical specialty of interest is Pediatric Surgery.
4th Semester Class Representative - Francisca Cardenas-Lailhacar
Francisca Cardenas-Lailhacar is a 4C student here at RUSM and will be serving as the Semester 4 Class Representative for the Spring 2020 semester. Francisca was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida and attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate studies where she graduated with a B.S. in Biology. During her undergraduate studies, Francisca was one of six students to pioneer a Learning Assistant program for the Biology 1 course which promotes active learning of the material. She also gained respect and appreciation for the Deaf Community and hopes her studies in Deaf Culture and American Sign Language can help her communicate with her future patients. Prior to RUSM, her healthcare experience includes a surgical mission trip to Haiti and two years as a Medical Assistant in a private primary care office as well as the head physician's Anti-Aging practice. Francisca's love for helping others has pushed her to become an emergency medicine physician and help others when they are at their worst.
5th Semester Class Representative - Sravya Gundapaneni
Hello! My name is Sravya Gundapaneni and I currently serve as your Class 5 Representative. I was born and raised in Northern Virginia and graduated from the University of Virginia in 2017. I had the honor of being the Semester 4 Class Representative last semester and can't wait to see what this new E-Board has in store for this semester. I'm interested in internal medicine with a possible fellowship in gastroenterology. A fun fact about me is that I've broken a world record before!