Class of 2025

Meet the RMC Ambassador Class of 2025

Name Background & Interests Photo
Luciarita Boccuzzi

Hometown: Miami, FL

Undergrad: Florida International University

Interests Outside of Medicine: Running, singing, sketching & rock climbing

Harriet Fisher

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Undergrad: Bowdoin College

Interests Outside of Medicine: Hiking/running/getting outside any way I can! Food forays around Chicago, re-watching Arrested Development & trying to finish Monday crossword puzzles

Sam Gazecki

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Undergrad: Bates College

Interests Outside of Medicine: Pick-up basketball, cooking, HBO TV shows & exploring Chicago! 

Lillian Hallmark

Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

Undergrad: University of Maryland, College Park

Interests Outside of Medicine: Painting, trying all the best food places, dogs & fitness

Leyla Herbst

Hometown: Potomac, MD

Undergrad: Johns Hopkins University

Interests Outside of Medicine: Being in nature, exploring coffee shops and restaurants, perfecting by bread recipes & puzzles

Bradley Hunt

Hometown: Dansville, MI

Undergrad: Central Michigan University

Interests Outside of Medicine: Playing/watching any sport (big Michigan State and Detroit sports fan), collecting shoes, anything superheros (huge Marvel and DC fan) & exploring Chicago

Ogey Ibik

Hometown: Sugar Land, TX

Undergrad: Northwestern University

Interests Outside of Medicine: Reading, strength training and boxing, music (listening and performing!) & going to sporting events (especially Women’s Basketball)

Luke Kasson

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Undergrad: Ohio State University

Interests Outside of Medicine: Jogging around the city, cooking different recipes, exploring Chicago and traveling during free time & watching football through the fall

Sharon Kim

Hometown: Fairfield, CT

Undergrad: University of Michigan

Interests Outside of Medicine: Cooking and trying new foods, yoga and cycling, movie night & perusing the aisles of Trader Joe’s

Chris Ly

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Undergrad: UNC Chapel Hill

Interests Outside of Medicine: Soccer, listening to podcasts, playing video games. & trying new restaurants  

Melinda Matos

Hometown: Salisbury, MD

Undergrad: University of Maryland, College Park

Interests Outside of Medicine: Painting and drawing, going to the beach, art history & Chinese food

Katerina Panos

Hometown: Barrington, IL

Undergrad: DePauw University

Interests Outside of Medicine: Baking and trying new cuisines, outdoor activities like hiking and boating, traveling to new states and countries & spending time with friends and family

Makena Parker

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Undergrad: UNC Chapel Hill

Interests Outside of Medicine: Working out, singing & traveling

Sabrina Schundler

Hometown: San Clemente, CA

Undergrad: Pepperdine University

Interests Outside of Medicine: Fitness, exploring Chicago, writing reviews for Yelp & spending time with family and friends

Deepa Shankar

Hometown: Aurora, IL

Undergrad: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Interests Outside of Medicine: Hiking, cooking & Netflix

Sam Shuman

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Undergrad: Rice University

Interests Outside of Medicine: Intramural sports, traveling, making tacos & Chess

Tamara Simpson

Hometown: North Babylon, NY

Undergrad: Yale University

Interests Outside of Medicine: Sports, music & food

John Tarpey

Hometown: St. Charles, IL

Undergrad: Loyola University, New Orleans

Interests Outside of Medicine: Hiking/camping, cooking, taking care of plants & spending time with family and friends

Justin Thomas

Hometown: Chesapeake, VA

Undergrad: Virginia Commonwealth University

Interests Outside of Medicine: Cooking (especially trying new recipes at home), going to the movies, exploring Chicago & basketball

Russell Whitehead

Hometown: Boca Raton, FL

Undergrad: University of Florida

Interests Outside of Medicine: Dogs, photography, cooking/eating & music

Jordan Williamson

Hometown: Manassas, VA

Undergrad: Syracuse University

Interests Outside of Medicine: Rock climbing, weight lifting, movies & piano