Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) Members
My name is Elliott Rebello, and I'm the President of the Student Health Advisory Committee. SHAC is a student organization dedicated to making YOUR voice heard by the University Health Center administration. We read your feedback and work with the UHC to improve their services. I am eager to work with SHAC to make sure your voice is heard!
My name is Ryan Daigle and I’m sophomore Kinesiology major. Along with SHAC, I also am a member of Delta Epsilon Mu. I joined SHAC in order to help the health center better suit the needs of the study body. I am particularly concerned with educating students on the importance of exercise and proper nutrition.
Hello! My name is Brenda Ho, Vice President of the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC). I am a senior Neurobiology and Physiology major, with the goal to become a physician. I joined SHAC because of its mission to bridge the communication gap between students and their University Health Center. Having the opportunity to listen to both sides allows me to improve the ways our students receive health services, and health education. This year I aim to increase the diversity of students that receive services from the UHC and volunteer in our many organizations.
This is my first year serving as a SHAC member and I am excited to have the opportunity to increase awareness of campus health issues and to serve as a student voice to advise Health Center policies. I am a junior Biochemistry and Neurobiology and Physiology double major focusing on pre-medicine. SHAC has provided a platform to share the health resources that the University of Maryland offers to students and to draw communal attention to the health needs of students. This year I hope to work in outreach and event planning to increase the campus community’s awareness of the mental health issues that affect college students and of the resources that are available to improve student health.
This is my first year as a SHAC member and I cannot wait to begin my journey in helping students connect with the University Health Center. I am an undeclared sophomore looking to explore either the Public Health Science or Kinesiology major. I joined SHAC because when I was a freshman I was intimidated of the UHC and I want to help new students overcome this fear of not knowing what to expect. I hope to create a beneficial relationship between the UHC and my peers, advertise healthier campus life, and learn more about health professions while in SHAC this year!
Hello! This is my first year being on the Student Health Advisory Committee and I am very excited to be a part of a committee that has a goal of promoting health on campus. I am a senior Public Health major planning to become a pharmacist in the future. I joined SHAC because health is very important to me and SHAC works to improve health on campus. I look forward to making sure all student health needs are heard and met this year!
This is my second year in SHAC and I am excited to be able to continue working with the Health Center to provide students with the necessary information and resources to lead healthier lifestyles on campus. I am currently a senior double majoring in Neurobiology/Physiology and Psychology who is on the pre-med track. I joined SHAC because I wanted to be able to help students understand the on-campus health resources that are available to them and to help promote healthier choices in the UMD community. This year I hope to be able to be involved in more events regarding health promotion around campus as well as work to facilitate better communication between the Health Center and international students.
|This is my first year with SHAC. I am a senior double major in Biochemistry and General Biology, and hope to go to medical school in the future. I joined SHAC to help UMD students get to know and make use of the many services the Health Center offers. I hope to be involved in our many outreach activities, and to help respond to student suggestions and concerns to improve students’ experiences at the Health Center.|
|This is my second year as a SHAC member. I am a senior majoring in Neurobiology and Physiology. I am excited to be a part of SHAC again because I think that we have been successful at raising awareness to our peers about health issues on campus. I attended most events held by SHAC last year and realized how big of an impact we have on the campus community. I enjoy everything we do and I am confident that this year will be great.|
|I’m a junior Public Health Science major, French minor. This will be my second year in SHAC. I originally joined because I have a strong interest in health and in helping students get the most out of the multitude of services offered by the Health Center. After a year I still have those goals, but I am also excited to work with SHAC to promote overall health and wellness to students so that everyone on campus can take control of their own health.|
|This is my first year working with SHAC and I’m really excited to help promote awareness about the great services that the University Health Center offers on our campus. I joined SHAC because I want to help more students get more engaged with solving health issues that happen often on college campuses and help shape the UHC so that our community can easily access all the services the UHC offers. I am a general biological sciences major hoping to eventually go to nursing school.|
|I am a junior Cell Biology and Genetics major with minors in Spanish and Global Poverty. I hope to attend medical school and specialize in pediatrics. I am a first year SHAC member and I look forward to hearing and addressing student concerns about health care and major health issues on campus. This year I hope to help improve student access to resources at the Health Center, and to ensure that the student body’s voice is heard at the UHC.|
|I am a senior Public Health Science major. This is my very first year in SHAC and I cannot wait to use this opportunity to make a positive impact on the campus community. I joined SHAC because when I was an underclassmen I rarely went to the health center, mainly because I did not know about the numerous services that the health center offers aside from primary care. I want to ensure that future underclassmen are made aware of the services that the Health Center provides and that we are here for the students. During my time at the University, I have developed a passion for helping others, especially underserved communities in hopes to improve the great disparities in health.|
This is my first year as a SHAC member, and I’m so excited to bridge the gap between the students and the University Health Center. I am a senior Family Science major, and I plan on becoming a clinical psychologist in the future. I joined SHAC because I want to help students become more acquainted with the UHC and the resources that are available to them, while also bringing the student perspective to the UHC. This year I look forward to helping out with events and programs to further campus health education, specifically with mental health awareness.
Hello! My name is Nancy Zhang and I am currently a sophomore majoring in Neurobiology & Physiology and minoring in LGBT studies. I hope to enter medical school and become a neurosurgeon one day. I am a first-year SHAC member but I will do my utmost to help make student voices heard in the University Health Center! I joined SHAC so that more students will understand the services the Health Center has to offer, so if you have any questions please come visit our office!
|This is my second year in SHAC and I’m so happy to be involved again! I’m a senior Public Health Science major and student health is very important to me. With SHAC, I’m able to be an active member of the health center and serve as a resource for all UMD students in relaying helpful material about the health center and all it has to offer. Student opinions, comments, and concerns are all incredibly important to how the health center functions, and I’m excited to help facilitate the conversation!|
Hi everyone! My name is Padma Tipparaju and I am currently a senior majoring in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics and minoring in General Business. This is my first year with SHAC and I am super excited to work with such a driven group of individuals dedicated to bring out the student’s voice. I joined SHAC to help promote overall health and wellness to the student body as well as bridge the gap between students and the UHC.
I’m happy to continue my role as a SHAC member for a second year! While I spent time last year focusing on how to improve the University Health Center (UHC), I now want to shift my focus to student outreach and addressing mental health concerns within the UMD community. I decided to join SHAC to learn about more UHC services and after doing so, hope to spread the word at SHAC events. As a junior Cell Biology & Genetics major with a minor in computer science, I aim to attend medical school in the future.
|Hey everyone! My name is Jiju Kawasaki, and I am a sophomore majoring in Neurobiology and Physiology with a goal to become a physician’s assistant. This is my first year being a member of the SHAC, and I joined SHAC because I am excited to work with many other students to help promote many different resources and services that are available at the UHC. This year, I hope to help plan events to increase mental health awareness.|
Currently I am a senior, majoring in general biology and minoring in sustainability, who aspires to go to medical school and become a physician. I’m looking forward to working with dedicated, hardworking individuals who are passionate in making a difference through improving the health of the students and the services that the UMD health center provides. As a member of SHAC, I hope to educate students about healthy life choices and health issues as well as take part in addressing student concerns.
Hello! My name is Meko Graves and I am a junior majoring in Public Health Science on the pre-med track. After medical school, I plan to become a physician and open my own practice. My goal this year for SHAC is to bring awareness about student health issues dealing with sexual health, sleep health, and stress. I would also like to focus on the diversity of students at the University of Maryland by reaching out to cultural organizations and improving the University Health Center to properly serve our international student population. I look forward to working with my fellow SHAC members to facilitate a stronger student body and UHC connection.
I am a senior Kinesiology major and Human Development minor with plans to go to physical therapy school. This will be my second year as a SHAC member, and I joined to help UMD students form better relationships with and become more comfortable with the University Health Center. This year, I am excited to help SHAC facilitate events to give UMD students an opportunity to interact with the UHC’s services while also educating them about improving health and wellness.
Hello! I am currently a senior Behavioral and Community Health major. After I graduate, I hope to obtain my nursing license and eventually become a nurse practitioner. This is my first year as a SHAC member and I am so excited to help create closer relationships between students and the University’s Health Center. I hope through my experiences with SHAC I can learn more about health related resources on our campus and to spread that knowledge to my fellow classmates and friends. This year, I am looking forward to planning SHAC events to promote health and wellness in a fun and memorable way for the campus.
Hi, I’m Sam! I am a junior public health science major. My sights are set on going to medical school and I am very interested in pursuing a surgical route. I am a first year SHAC member but I’m very excited to bring my ideas to my fellow peers and the University Health Center. My goals this year are to increase the feedback from the student body regarding their experiences at the health center in order to better increase our quality of care.
Hello! My name is Bria Goode and this is my first year with SHAC. I am so excited to be joining such a dynamic group of individuals. I am a sophomore, Public Health Science major seeking to go to medical school and become a physician with a private practice. My goals this year are to increase awareness about the services at the University’s Health Center and to bridge the gap between students and staff. I hope by joining this committee that I learn not only how to improve my health but also the health of others.
Hello! My name is Nimra Naeem and this is my first year working with SHAC. I’m currently a junior who is pre-med and am majoring in Psychology with a minor in Spanish. I am very excited to get to work with SHAC and be able to share my peers concerns in regards to the UHC and make sure their voices are heard. Working on the mental health subcommittee is something I am more than thrilled to be able to be doing, as I am passionate about reducing mental health stigma and raising awareness that it is okay to not be okay.
Hi! I'm a senior pre-med majoring in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics and minoring in Spanish Language and Culture. I was part of SHAC last year as a member and this year as Secretary and part of the Diversity Committee. I joined SHAC as an avenue to enhance the healthcare experience for college students and give back to the campus community. I’m so excited to use this opportunity to improve the health care management at UHC that will have a positive impact on student’s experience in the future.
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This is my second year in SHAC and I am excited to continue to educate the campus community about the services the health center offers and build upon what we accomplished last year. I am a junior Physiology and Neurobiology major with plans to go to medical school. I joined SHAC because I wanted to inform students of the various services the health center offers because from my personal experiences freshman year, many students did not know much about how to utilize the health center. This year I hope to participate in many events in order to inform the student population on how they can use the health center in order to improve their overall health and wellness.
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