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CRISSP has a network of more than 200 program alumni, many of whom have received awards such as the Fulbright, Marshall, and Goldwater scholarships, as well as numerous school-specific undergraduate, graduate, and medical school scholarships.

After completing their undergraduate degrees, many of our alumni are pursuing master’s (6%), MD (51%), PhD (14%), and MD/PhD (22%) degrees. Of our alumni who are currently in the workforce, 52% are working in their chosen career, 23% are working in a gap year, and 12% are working as residents.

Nana Acheampong
Mount St. Mary's University
Mentor: Ian Krantz, MD

Sera Aktas
CUNY Hunter College (Macaulay Honors College)
Mentor: Paula Oliver, PhD

Alejandra Alfonso
Univerisity of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus
Mentor: Lisa J. States, MD

Caroline Bodary
Denison University
Mentor: Matthew Hocking, PhD

Victoria Chinaka
University of Pennsylvania
Mentor: Fran Balamuth, MD, PhD, MSCE

Ainsley Cogburn
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mentor: C. Alix Timko, Ph.D.

Supta Das
Duke University
Mentor: Rebecca Ahrens-Nicklas, MD, PhD

Brizhay Davis
University of Virginia
Mentor: Ariel A. Williamson, PhD, DBSM

Bianca Davis
University of Missouri - Columbia
Mentor: Marni Falk, MD

Darrell Davis
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Mentor: Lamia P. Barakat, PhD

Isabelle Deng
Cornell University
Mentor: Laura Almasy, PhD

Claudia Dyer
Brown University
Mentor: Ana G. Cristancho, MD, PhD

Mary Falstin
Washington University in St. Louis
Mentor: Naiara Akizu, PhD

Caroline Fay
Villanova University
Mentor: J. Todd Lawrence, MD, PhD

Gabrielle Galchen
University of Pennsylvania
Mentor: Kai Wang, PhD

Nicole Henry
University of Pennsylvania
Mentor: Wanjiku Njoroge, MD

Megan Horan
The Pennsylvania State University
Mentor: Rodney M. Camire, PhD

Aissia (Victoria) Koffi
Howard University
Mentor: Daniel Licht, MD

Stacy Liang
University of Pennsylvania
Mentor: William H. Peranteau, MD

Jeanette Luna
Barnard College of Columbia University
Mentor: Wanjiku Njoroge, MD

Lynnette Martínez
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus
Mentor: Matthew Weitzman, PhD

Anton McFadden
Community College of Philadelphia
Mentor: Michael D. Hogarty, MD

Olivia Mentz
Haverford College
Mentor: Christina Szperka, MD

Sahil Muthuswami
Brandeis University
Mentor: Andrew J. Bauer, MD

Hasun Noh
Amherst College
Mentor: Amelia J. Eisch, PhD

Hannah Oh
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mentor: Riccardo L. Gottardi, PhD

Vidhi Pandya
Rowan University
Mentor: Sandra Amaral, MD, MHS

Kaitlene Poblete
University of Michigan
Mentor: Pamela Weiss, MD, MSCE

Chermiqua Tsosie
Arizona State University
Mentor: Elizabeth Lowenthal, MD, MSCE

Jeremy Vélez De Jesús
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Mentor: Gregory Tasian, MD, MSc, MSCE

CRISSP 2023 Alumni

Grace Adams
Bucknell University
Mentor: Eric Marsh, MD, PhD

Ifenna Amaefuna
Brown University
Mentor: Amelia J. Eisch, PhD

Mya Bojarsky
University of Pennsylvania
Mentor: Andrew J. Bauer, MD

Alexander Crego
Baylor University
Mentor: Gregory Tasian, MD, MSc, MSCE

Shrey Dalwadi
Rowan University
Mentor: Marni Falk, MD

Donna DeChambeau
Brandeis University
Mentor: Fran Balamuth, MD, PhD, MSCE

Zoe Drigot
University of Colorado-Boulder
Mentor: Laura Almasy, PhD

Morgan Evans
Community College of Philadelphia
Mentor: Christina Szperka, MD

Simone Fortin
University of Pennslyvania
Mentor: Lamia P. Barakat, PhD

Leslievette Hernández Román
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus
Mentor: Rhonda C. Boyd, PhD

Kayla Holloway
University of Pennsylvania
Mentor: Wanjiku Njoroge, MD

April Hurlock
Bucknell University
Mentor: Daniel Licht, MD

Nadeem Jones
Denison University
Mentor: Ian Krantz, MD

Jean Katz
Haverford College
Mentor: Matthew Weitzman, PhD

Ellie Kim
Pennylvania State University
Mentor: Paula Oliver, PhD

Jerimiah Kouka
Northeastern University
Mentor: Diana Montoya-Williams, MD

Eloise Lavacek
Wesleyan University
Mentor: Rodney M. Camire, PhD

Elizabeth Lee
Duke University
Mentor: Alix Timko, PhD

Raphael Lopez
University of Southern California
Mentor: Michael D. Hogarty, MD

Saradha Miriyala
Brown University
Mentor: Kai Wang, PhD

Navya Murugesan
Tulane University
Mentor: Pamela Weiss, MD, MSCE

Kennedy Redmon
Texas Christian University
Mentor: Lisa J. States, MD

Sarai Sales
Howard University
Mentor: William H. Peranteau, MD

James Shockley
Carnegie Mellon University
Mentor: Naiara Akizu, PhD

Christina Tillinghast
Villanova University
Mentor: Elizabeth Lowenthal, MD, MSCE

Patricia Torres Rivera
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus
Mentor: Matthew Hocking, PhD

Emily Tsai
Harvard University
Mentor: Rebecca Ahrens-Nicklas, MD, PhD

Giangabriel Velez Amador
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus
Mentor: J. Todd Lawrence, MD, PhD

Antonio Vera-Urbina
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus
Mentor: Ignacio Tapia, MD

Brooke Weiler
University of Missouri-Columbia
Mentor: Xilma Ortiz-Gonzalez, MD, PhD

CRISSP 2022 Alumni

*The 2020 program was canceled due to COVID and all accepted students were invited to attend in 2021.

Carmen Beliz
University of Miami
Mentor: William H. Peranteau, MD

Rachael Chacko
Dartmouth College
Mentor: Lisa J. States, MD

Anthony Chaiditya
Temple University
Mentor: Christina Szperka, MD

Chloe Connor
The Pennsylvania State University Schreyer Honors College
Mentor: C. Alix Timko, PhD

Abigail Fish
The University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Mentor: Matthew Weitzman, PhD

Samantha Garcia
University of Notre Dame
Mentor: Elizabeth Lowenthal, MD, MSCE

Sheyenne Gillis
University of Pennsylvania
Mentor: Amelia J. Eisch, PhD

Keeli Glipa
Community College of Philadelphia
Mentor: Rodney M. Camire, PhD

Kathleen Klinzing
Baylor University
Mentor: Paula Oliver, PhD

Je'Niesa Manning
Spelman College
Mentor: Ian Krantz, MD

Kassidy Manning
Villanova University
Mentor: J. Todd Lawrence, MD, PhD

Madalayne Martin-Olenski
University of Rochester
Mentor: Gregory Tasian, MD, MSc, MSCE

Lindsay Matasich
Pennsylvania State University
Mentor: Ronald Rubenstein, MD, PhD

Samantha Najmola
Temple University
Mentor: Sandra Amaral, MD, MHS

Bianca Okhaifor
University of North Carolina - Greensboro
Mentor: Fran Balamuth, MD, PhD, MSCE

Kiera Patton
Community College of Philadelphia
Mentor: Michael D. Hogarty, MD

Taylor Phillips-Jones
Howard University
Mentor: Xilma Ortiz-Gonzalez, MD, PhD

Miranda Robinson
Muhlenberg College
Mentor: Marni Falk, MD

Paola Roig
University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras
Mentor: Daniel Licht, MD

Sophie Siemsgluess
University of Pennsylvania
Mentor: Rebecca Ahrens-Nicklas, MD, PhD

Matthew Shelly
Wilkes University
Mentor: Laura Almasy, PhD

Paola Solano
Brown University
Mentor: Lamia P. Barakat, PhD

Minkeun Song
Dartmouth College
Mentor: Andrew J. Bauer, MD

Maya Taliaferro
Hamilton College
Mentor: Eric Marsh, MD, PhD

Tida Tambedou
Spelman College
Mentor: Matthew Hocking, PhD

Emma Alai
Boston College
Mentor: Lisa States, MD

Elyas Amin
CUNY Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College
Mentor: Ronald Rubenstein, MD, PhD

Julia Baran
Barnard College
Mentor: Andrew Bauer, MD

Laura Barr
University of Pennsylvania
Mentor: Sandra Amaral, MD, MHS

Patrick Beck
University of Virginia
Mentor: Michael Hogarty, MD

Samy Belbegra
Temple University
Mentor: Daniel Licht, MD

Andrew Cheng
Swarthmore College
Mentor: William Peranteau, MD

Emily Cid
Ursinus College
Mentor: Rodney Camire, PhD

Rikley Costa Paixao
Community College of Philadelphia
Mentor: Amelia Eisch, PhD

Bailee Deshler
Villanova University
Mentor: Janis Burkhardt, PhD

Avery Gulino
Johns Hopkins University
Mentor: Andrew Glatz, MD, MSCE

Cindy Hong
University of the Sciences
Mentor: Laura Almasy, PhD

David Isaacs
University of Pennsylvania
Mentor: Todd Lawrence, MD, PhD

Youseff Jakher
University of Pennsylvania
Mentor: Rebecca Ahrens-Nicklas, MD, PhD

Audrey Lawrence
Villanova University
Mentor: Ian Krantz, MD

Joshua Lee
Rowan University
Mentor: Paula Oliver, PhD

Amalia Louis
Hampton University
Mentor: Eric Marsh, MD, PhD

Amanda Makara
University of Pittsburgh
Mentor: Lamia Barakat, PhD & Chavis Patterson, PhD

Pratishtha Panigrahi
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Mentor: Christina Szperka, MD, MSCE

Kyra Rooney
Cornell University
Mentor: Marni Falk, MD

Anna Schuster
University of Maryland - Baltimore County
Mentor: Frances Balamuth, MD, PhD

Amy So
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Mentor: Rhonda Boyd, PhD

Aishwarya Sritharan
Dartmouth College
Mentor: Alix Timko, PhD

Claire Szipszky
University of Virginia
Mentor: Kristen Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHPR

Zara Wermers
Tufts University
Mentor: Sarah Wood, MD, MSHP

CRISSP 2019 Alumni