Class of 2020

Meet the RMC Ambassador Class of 2020

Name Background & Interests Photo
Nick Asher

Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI

Undergrad: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Interests outside of Medicine:  Spending time with my classmates, my family, my cat Joey, and losing in flag football

Chris Barnes

Hometown: Aurora, CO

Undergrad: Valparaiso

Interests outside of Medicine:  Exploring Chicago with friends

Jordan Caffe

Hometown: Barrington, IL

Undergrad: Northwestern University

Interests outside of Medicine: Swimming, exploring Chicago, and spending time with my friends and family

Jess Chin

(Lead Ambassador)

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Undergrad: University of Western Ontario

Interests outside of Medicine: Working out, traveling, and cooking (standard, I know!)

Bishir Clayton

Hometown: Long Beach, CA

Undergrad: San Diego State

Interests outside of Medicine: Cooking, exercising, and exploring Chicago to try all of the amazing restaurants (mostly donuts though!)

Georges Compagnon

Hometown: New York, NY

Undergrad: Columbia

Interests outside of Medicine: Biking, cooking, and figuring out how to pickle vegetables

Alison Coogan

(Lead Ambassador)

Hometown: River Forest, IL

Undergrad: Carleton College

Interests outside of Medicine: Exploring restaurants around the city, making it to the beach whenever possible, and rewatching shows on netflix

Alexandre Cupler

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Undergrad: Loyola University

Interests outside of Medicine: Exploring the foodie scene (Chicago has a seemingly endless supply of amazing restaurants and bars), swimming, and playing video games

Ritika Dhawan

Hometown: Woodridge, IL

Undergrad: Illinois Institute of Technology

Interests outside of Medicine: Exploring Chicago with friends and family, and exercising

Ellie Fishbein

Hometown: Hindsdale, IL

Undergrad: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Interests outside of Medicine: Watching the Cubs, playing with dogs, and hanging out with friends

Ayo Gazal

Hometown: St. Cloud, MN

Undergrad: University of Minnesota

Interests outside of Medicine: Hanging out around the city with friends, watching Netflix, rock climbing, and seeing Broadway shows downtown

Eiftu Haile

Hometown: Hoffman Estates, IL

Undergrad: Washington University in St. Louis

Interests outside of Medicine: Playing beach volleyball, cooking up a storm, or making up anatomy mnemonics or songs

Beth Hall

Hometown: Wilmette, IL

Undergrad: Amherst College

Interests outside of Medicine: Hanging with my friends in the city, watching It’s Always Sunny, and FaceTiming with my dog Winston

Jake Hershey

Hometown: Boston, MA

Undergrad: Bates College

Interests outside of Medicine: Drumming, tossing the Frisbee around, and searching for cheap flights to my dream travel destinations

Jackie Juna

Hometown: Carol Stream, IL

Undergrad: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Interests outside of Medicine: Running, dog sitting, volunteering, and catching up on Netflix and podcasts

Sarah Keshwani

Hometown: Glenview, IL

Undergrad: Bradley University

Interests outside of Medicine: Running, taking naps, catching up on countless TV shows, spending time with family and friends, and acting like a tourist in my own city!

Danielle Komsky

Hometown: Long Grove, IL

Undergrad: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Interests outside of Medicine: Exploring the restaurants in Chicago, binging Netflix, and spending time with family, friends, and my little pup Toby!

Ryan Kuhn

Hometown: Aurora, CO

Undergrad: Colorado State

Interests outside of Medicine: Playing soccer and flag football, eating out at the endless number of great restaurants in the city, and snowboarding in Colorado and Lake Tahoe during winter and spring breaks

Kyle Kunze

Hometown: Williamstown, NJ

Undergrad: University of Chicago

Interests outside of Medicine: Trying new restaurants with family and friends, and working out

Mollie Lesser

(Lead Ambassador)

Hometown: Wilmette, IL

Undergrad: University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor

Interests outside of Medicine: Dancing, enjoying the awesome restaurant scene in Chicago, and spending time with my friends and family

Junwei Li

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Undergrad: University of California, Los Angeles

Interests outside of Medicine: Playing my ukulele and jamming with other Rush students

Jeanette Lorme

Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA

Undergrad: Northwestern University

Interests outside of Medicine: Running, spending time outdoors, playing soccer, and exploring amazing restaurants in Chicago’s West Loop

John Michet

Hometown: Rochester, MN

Undergrad: Macalester College

Interests outside of Medicine: Running, reading, and cooking

Karun Nair

Hometown: Okemos, MI

Undergrad: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Interests outside of Medicine: Exercising and playing/watching sports, and exploring the city

Benino Navarro

Hometown: Globe, AZ

Undergrad: University of Arizona

Interests outside of Medicine: Exploring the city, from museums to parks to restaurants and bars

Kristen Obiakor

Hometown: Shorewood, WI

Undergrad: University of Wisconsin, Madison

Interests outside of Medicine: Laughing with family and friends, dancing, mentorship, eating my favorite Jamaican & Nigerian foods, and trying new cuisine around the city

Nathan Parisi

Hometown: Naperville, IL

Undergrad: University Notre Dame

Interests outside of Medicine: Playing sports and being active, playing music, cooking, and spending time with family and friends

Lance Shaull

Hometown: Tea, SD

Undergrad: Augustana College

Interests outside of Medicine: Getting out of the city to explore the outdoors through mountain summits, white-water rafting, and slack-lining

Aryan Shay

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Undergrad: University of California, Davis

Interests outside of Medicine: Exercising, spending time with family and friends, and watching Game of Thrones

Roberto Tapia

Hometown: Mayfield, KY

Undergrad: University of Kentucky

Interests outside of Medicine: Staying active with my local and neighboring Latino Medical Student Association chapters, talking with my twin brother, watching movies, and going to spin class

Wendy Tian

Hometown: Naperville, IL

Undergrad: University of Chicago

Interests outside of Medicine: Rollerblading, wheel throwing ceramics, and yoga