The University of Texas at Dallas
Saira Alex, PRESIDENT
Saira is a senior majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Literature. Currently going through the application cycle, she hopes to attend a medical school in Texas next year, and pursue a career in Nephrology. She joined Molding Doctors during her freshman year at UT Dallas, and has fallen in love with the mission and the growth of the organization. She often states that it’s quite humbling to be a part of a passionate student body that dedicates countless hours to improve the local community. In the rare hours that she is not working for Molding Doctors, she performs Indian classical dances as a part of Sreepadam School of Dance, Houston. She also finds joy in traveling, reading poetry, learning new languages, binge watching shows like The Office and New Girl, and visiting cats at Petsmart. At UT Dallas, she spent the past three years working in Dr. Ploski’s Molecular Neuroscience Lab. She is currently a scribe, TA for Biology 2, Hospice volunteer, The Atlantis Project ambassador, a First Year Leader, and a member of the Korean Language Club.
Maya is a sophomore majoring in Biology and minoring in Neuroscience. She plans to attend medical school and eventually pursue ER medicine. She conducts research in Dr. Kim's nanotechnology lab which focuses on nanopore-based sequencing of biomolecules. She is also a Peer Tutor, a Freshman Mentor and a clinical support staff member at the Hope Clinic. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the violin, binge-watching "Friends" and hanging out with family and friends.
Elizabeth is a sophomore majoring in Cognitive Science. She is a PLTL Leader, a Freshman Mentor, and also heavily involved in Volunteers Around the World (abroad medical shadowing). In her free time (lmao what free time?), she likes to paint canvases and practice brush calligraphy, pet good boys and scratch soft heads, as well as watch TV on her laptop.
Karina is currently a senior majoring in Biology. Karina transferred to UTD in 2016 from Brooklyn College, CUNY. Besides being an officer for Molding Doctors this year, Karina is also an SI Leader for Organic Chemistry and a trainer for the TEMRAP program. Her research interests include microbial biology and infectious disease, she hopes to expand her knowledge in the following fields and one day become a dermatologist/
Kimberly is currently a third-year student majoring in Neuroscience. She plans on pursuing a Master's Degree in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience before matriculating into the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She is heavily involved in research, as she is an assistant for both Couples' Daily Lives and Texas Vascular Associates in which she studies intimate relationship conflicts and vascular medicine, respectively. Kimberly is also committed to giving back to her community as a First Year Leader and youth advocate at her church. Aside from Molding Doctors, she is a part of the Filipino Student Association and Campus Based for Family and Life. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano, watching movies, and spending time with her family.
Ammar is a junior double majoring in Biology and Healthcare Management. He would like to use his experience to pursue a career involving both the clinical and administrative sides of healthcare. His experiences include conducting research in Dr. Morcos’s bioinformatics lab and working at The Heart Hospital as a Business Intelligence Intern. In addition to this, he is also a peer tutor for organic chemistry. In his free time, he likes to rock climb, go to the gym, and play video games.
Sree Pd Yarlagadda, HISTORIAN
Sree is a Sophomore majoring in Biology and minoring in Healthcare studies. He would like to use his experience to pursue a career in Cardiology although he is also interested in Psychology. Sree has volunteered with the Medical City of Plano for more than a year now and plans on volunteering with them until he graduates. He is currently shadowing a Cardiac Nurse technician and is in the process of becoming an EMT at UTD in Spring. In his free time, he is likes to listen to music, watch TedTalks and other medical videos/shows, and play league of legends.
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