Class of 2021

Meet the RMC Ambassador Class of 2021

Name Background & Interests Photo
Aretha Boakye-Donkor

Hometown: Tampa, FL

Undergrad: University of Florida

Interests outside of Medicine: Hunting for music festivals and concerts year-round

Oscar Chen

Hometown: El Segundo, CA

Undergrad: University of Southern California

Interests outside of Medicine: Going to the gym, going on food adventures, and hugging dogs

Alexandra Feldner

Hometown: Palos Park, IL

Undergrad: Washington University in St. Louis

Interests outside of Medicine: Traveling, reading, doing anything outdoorsy, and exploring the city with my classmates

Dipika Gaur

Hometown: New York, NY

Undergrad: New York University

Interests outside of Medicine: Boxing, exploring Chicago’s many neighborhoods, and trying out new restaurants

Kelli Hatter

Hometown: Highlands Ranch, CO

Undergrad: University of San Diego

Interests outside of Medicine: Running, playing/watching sports, anything in the outdoors (hiking, biking, camping), and traveling

Jenny Hwang

Hometown: Palatine, IL

Undergrad: Loyola University

Interests outside of Medicine: Playing ball with my dog, taking group fitness classes (spin, interval, reformer - you name it!), and watching Food Network shows while eating microwave dinners or take-out

Hope Iyieuware

Hometown: Houston, TX

Undergrad: Northwestern University

Interests outside of Medicine: Playing music, biking, cooking, and trying to “casually” run into Chance the Rapper

Tommy King

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Undergrad: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Interests outside of Medicine: Hanging out with friends and exploring every awesome corner of Chicago!

Katie Maher

(Lead Ambassador)

Hometown: Poway, CA

Undergrad: University of California, Davis

Interests outside of Medicine: Cooking, bouldering, and riding my bike

Jay Ogunkeye

Hometown: Malvern, PA

Undergrad: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Interests outside of Medicine: Finding new places to eat and exploring different neighborhoods in Chicago

Coralie Pardo

Hometown: Miramar, FL

Undergrad: Amherst College

Interests outside of Medicine: Biking, going to concerts with my friends, cooking, and surrounding myself with good people!

Jake Petersen

(Lead Ambassador)

Hometown: Roy, UT

Undergrad: Brigham Young University

Interests outside of Medicine: Hanging out with my wife and family, playing any and all sports, watching movies and eating popcorn, and being outdoors

Emily Phelps

Hometown: Forest, VA

Undergrad: University of Alabama

Interests outside of Medicine: Eating my way through Chicago, trying new fitness classes to offset said eating, and exploring free things to do in the city

Jacob Schulman

Hometown: Miami, FL

Undergrad: Washington University in St. Louis

Interests outside of Medicine: Taking part in Chicago’s various music and dance communities, and finding new coffee shops and restaurants 

Mo Siddiqui

Hometown: Rowland Heights, CA

Undergrad: University of California, Davis

Interests outside of Medicine: Exploring Chicago with friends, hanging out by the lake, and watching Korean dramas!

Saule Tamkus

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI

Undergrad: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Interests outside of Medicine: Enjoying the outdoors, whether I’m at the beach, park, or ice skating ribbon at Maggie Daley

John Walton

Hometown: Batavia, IL

Undergrad: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Interests outside of Medicine: Grilling, playing hockey, bowling, and winning arcade prizes

Daniel Webster

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Undergrad: Eastern Illinois University

Interests outside of Medicine: Exploring the incredible city of Chicago with my wife, and trying new things from kayaking through downtown to eating delicious food