Meet the 2023-2024 Officers
President: Witt Coleman (He/Him)
Hello everyone! My name is Witt Coleman, and I am excited to serve as President for the 2023-2024 academic school year. I look forward to supporting every member of AED in a community without comparison or competition. Each of us is pursuing our professional goals, and I cannot wait to see everyone grow throughout our undergraduate journey. I am from Lexington, South Carolina and am a Biological Sciences major with a Neuroscience minor on the pre-med track. Outside of AED, I participate in undergraduate research at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, volunteer at the Free Medical Clinic, and run with South Carolina Club Cross Country. I am also active within the Honors College as the Mentor Logistics Coordinator of the peer mentor program. Lastly, I am on the leadership teams for TriBeta Biological Honor Society and the Aspiring Pre-Health Student Mentoring Initiative. In my free time, I love to watch movies, listen to music, and go to the gym.
Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions/ideas or simply want to chat! You can reach me at 803-543-5426 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Macie Coe (She/Her)
Hey y'all! My name is Macie Coe, and I am so thrilled to be serving as the Vice President for the 2023-2024 school year. I am from Burlington, NC, a smaller town about an hour west of Raleigh, NC. I am an Exercise Science major and Psychology minor on the pre-med track. Outside of AED, I work with the Connect Through P.L.A.Y. Lab as an Intervention Lead, where we do research on health outcomes for underserved elementary and middle school students. I am also involved in Give a Dog a Bone, APSMI, and I love to lift, run, and cook! Last year I had the pleasure of serving as a New Member Director for AED, this allowed me to help guide new members along their pre-health journeys. As Vice President, my goal is to make sure everyone in the organization feels like they have the guidance and support they need to reach their goals. I want to continue to grow our organization and help to foster the growth in each individual member.
If you want to get to know me more or if you have any questions/ideas please feel free to reach out! You can reach me at 336-706-4448 or email@example.com.
Vice President of Operations: Rohan Nath (He/Him)
Hey AED family! My name is Rohan Nath, and I am honored to serve as one of your Vice President of Operations for the 2023-2024 school year! I am a rising senior from Lexington, SC majoring in Cardiovascular Technology on the pre med track. I am very passionate about medicine and after graduating USC, I aspire to go to medical school to go into surgery, anesthesia, or emergency medicine. Joining AED my freshman year has given me a multitude of opportunities to help serve the community, gain knowledge from a variety of guest speakers, and make many friendships. In my free time, I love to hang out with my friends, lift weights, watch sports, and play basketball. Outside of AED, I am an intern in the microbiology department at Nephron Pharmaceuticals, I shadow at Prisma, I am a research assistant at The Connect Lab, and I volunteer at the Free Medical Clinic. As a VPO, I hope to bridge the gap between the leadership team and members of AED to increase the sense of family within AED and to make sure that the voices of all AED members are heard!
If you have any questions, clarifications, or any ideas, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (803) 553-3338!
Vice President of Operations: Ahad Chattha (He/Him)
Hi everyone! My name is Ahad Chattha, and it is my pleasure to serve you all as one of your Vice President of Operations for 2023-2024 alongside Rohan! I’m from right here in Columbia and have spent a considerable amount of time here. I am a senior majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Business Administration on the pre-med track. Being part of AED and taking advantage of all of its opportunities has truly been one of the highlights of my time at UofSC, and it has shown me how the wide spectrum of healthcare professionals work together to improve patients’ quality of life. Outside of AED, I am a research assistant working on cardiovascular research in the Azhar lab at the School of Medicine here at UofSC. I am also a Magellan Ambassador in the Office of Undergraduate Research and a TA volunteer for the Organic Chemistry Labs. In my free time, I am an avid watcher of basketball and Formula 1. Over this year, I will do my best to make your cabinet's ideas heard and come to fruition!
Reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or sports takes at email@example.com!
Secretary: Elizabeth Herring (She/Her)
Hi everyone! My name is Elizabeth Herring, and I am so excited to serve as AED’s Secretary for the 2023-2024 school year! I am originally from Charleston, SC, and I am a rising senior here at the University of South Carolina. I am on the Pre-Physical Therapy track majoring in Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition and Food Systems. I am currently interested in pediatric physical therapy and women's health. In addition to AED, I am involved with Dance Marathon, the Exercise Science Club, my Panhellenic sorority Phi Mu, and I volunteer regularly with Harvest Hope Food Bank. The most beneficial experience of my college career has been joining AED, and I am now eager to serve the organization that has provided me with countless opportunities and experiences to grow professionally and develop my passion for healthcare. As Secretary, I will strive to make sure that members stay well-informed about the amazing events/opportunities within AED, through open lines of communication and an uplifting environment.
If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historian: Nikki Frattaroli (She/Her)
Hello everyone! My name is Nikki Frattaroli, and I am honored to serve as your Historian for this year! I am a rising junior from Irmo, South Carolina majoring in Public Health with a Law and Society Interdisciplinary minor on a pre-med track. Outside of AED, I volunteer at the CommUnity Shop on campus as well as volunteer at two research labs. I also work as a peer consultant at the student success center, where I help my fellow peers achieve academic success. I am so excited to get to know each and every one of you further as your Historian, and I hope to make this another amazing year! You all are the future, and as your Historian, I hope to make sure you are able to get the most out of AED!
Thank you so much, and if you have any questions or just want to chat, please feel free to reach out at (803)-457-2166 or email@example.com.
New Member Director: Eric Nutz (He/Him)
Hey everyone! My name is Eric Nutz, and I am honored to serve as one of AED’s New Member Directors for the 2023-24 school year. I grew up ten minutes away from the beach in Newport, NC. If you ever consider going to the beach for a summer or spring break vacation, I highly recommend Emerald Isle and Atlantic Beach. On the topic of my studies, I am a junior and BARSC-MD major. I served on the BARSC-MD recruitment chair, and I engaged myself in research under the subjects of cancer and genetics. I joined AED my first semester freshman year, and it has been a thrilling experience. To be a part of a community of so many focused and hard-working individuals across all pre-health pathways has inspired me to become New Member Director. I believe that the strength of this organization comes from our diversity, as care for the patient is built from the collaboration amongst all aspects of healthcare. Therefore, as New Member Director, I will encourage the interactions between pre-health pathways and continue to present this wonderful organization to our potential new members. I am so excited to meet everyone!
If you have any questions or just want to reach out, below is my contact information:
Phone number: 252-723-5874
Treasurer: Peyton Morrison (He/Him)
Hey y'all my name is Peyton Morrison and I am honored to serve as the Treasurer for AED this year! I am a senior Biology major with a Health Promotion Education and Behavior minor on the Pre-PA track, from Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Outside of AED I am involved in Aspiring Pre-Health Student Mentor Initiative (APSMI) and work as a medical assistant! I love playing basketball, lifting, fishing, and dogs!
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns at 843-513-2522 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PA-CT Program Director: Hailey Xu (She/Her)
Hi everyone! My name is Hailey Xu, and I am super excited to serve as your PA-CT director this year! I am a pre-PA senior from Greer, SC, and I am studying biology in the Honors College. Outside of AED, I work as a Peer Tutor at the Student Success Center, I volunteer at Prisma Health Baptist in the emergency department, and I am a member of Chinese Culture Association, a club I co-founded. In the fall, I hope to volunteer for the Good Samaritan Clinic, and earn my EMT certification to gain patient care experience. In my free time, I love to cook, work out, watch Netflix, and be with friends and family! When I joined AED and the PA-CT program, I never thought I would have grown so much as a pre-PA student. Everyone I have met has been so open and friendly, and I want each member to gain as much from the programs as I have. As PA-CT Director, my goal is to foster meaningful relationships between my members and current PA students mentors, ensure that my members feel confident and prepared about the PA school application process, and to help out my members in any way I can on their paths to becoming healthcare professionals!
If you have any questions, ideas, or just want to chat, I am always available at email@example.com or 864-908-9518!
DPTMP Director: Abigail Zeigler (She/Her)
Hi! My name is Abigail Zeigler and I am serving as your Doctor of Physical Therapy Mentorship Program Director for the 2023-2024 school year! I am from Pittsburgh, Pa and will be a junior majoring in Exercise Science and minoring in Dance. I aspire to specialize in either Pediatrics or Pelvic Floor Therapy! In addition to AED, I volunteer with Give A Dog A Bone, and am a part of the Exercise Science Club. I am so excited to expand the mentorship program, explore shadowing opportunities, and put together so many workshops and social events for all members in DPTMP! I plan to smoothly transition new and old members into the mentorship program and aid in any way that I can in order for members to make the most out of this amazing mentorship program!
If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-944-5435!
VITP Director: Brianna Weirick (She/Her)
Hello, everyone! My name is Brianna Weirick, and I'm thrilled to be the VITP Director for the 2023-2024 school year. I'm a senior pursuing a Biology major and Chemistry minor with the goal of attending medical school. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, going to the gym, conducting organic chemistry research, and working as an Emergency Department technician. I'm enthusiastic about organizing VITP events that are loved by our members, and I also have some new and exciting ideas for this year. Of course, my main goals is to facilitate connections between our members and medical students at USC. I'm looking forward to supporting everyone and discovering what this year has in store for us!
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to me at email@example.com.
New Member Director: Marina Filice (She/Her)
Hey everyone! My name is Marina Filice, I am a sophomore from Buffalo, New York. I am on the pre-med track with a major in public health. As one of your new member directors, my goal is to foster an environment where everyone has a feeling of belonging. I hope to organize events allowing members to form meaningful connections within their big/little families. Outside of AED, I am a research assistant in the USC Connect through Play lab where we focus on promoting positive youth development. I also work as a GroupX instructor at Strom where I teach cycle and cardio and core classes. In my free time, I enjoy working out, cooking, traveling, and going to the beach! I look forward to meeting everyone and getting to know all of you!
Please reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-989-1096!
Service Chair: Allison Ritchie (She/Her)
Hello AED! My name is Allison Ritchie (I go by Alli), and I am so excited to serve as one of your Service Directors for the 2023-2024 school year. I grew up in Denver, CO and love spending my free time in the mountains hiking and paddleboarding. I am a junior public health major on the pre-medical pathway. Service has been, and always will be, a central part of my life. On campus, I run a volunteer club called Dream Outside the Box, am in a service sorority (Omega Phi Alpha), and was a part of AED’s service committee for the 2022-2023 school year. I currently volunteer every week on the PCU/Telemetry unit at Prisma Baptist Hospital and I absolutely love it. I am a part of two research labs, one focusing on the neurocognitive impairments of opioids and HIV, and the other focusing on the history of public health policy in New Orleans in the 1900’s. I believe a big part of being a health care professional is learning to be empathetic towards your patients and their families. Service provides the opportunity to help and learn about different populations within our community. I am so excited to meet everyone and continue to provide a wide variety of service opportunities!
Please feel free to reach out at email@example.com or text me at 303-880-4659
Service Chair: Hunter Bielicki (He/Him)
Hey everyone! My name is Hunter Bielicki, and I am excited to be serving as one of your service chairs for the 2023-2024 school year. I'm a junior Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major on the pre-med track, from Wisconsin. Outside of AED, I work at Lexington Medical Center as a patient transporter, volunteer as a medical interpreter at the Good Samaritan Clinic, and I am a research assistant at the VA in Columbia. I am excited to share my interest in service with members of AED, and I look forward to offering you a variety of service opportunities to help you become the best healthcare professionals you can be.
If you have and questions or ideas, feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair: Juveria Khan (She/Her)
Hi everyone! My name is Juveria Khan and I will be serving as this year's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair. I am a junior from Columbia, South Carolina on the pre-med track majoring in Public Health and minoring in Medical Anthropology. Outside of AED, I work as a research assistant for the Brie Labs, an obesity clinical trial, and co-founder and president of Dawah Club at USC. I love to travel and be outdoors, and hiking and exploring downtown are my favorite pass times. I am so excited to extend my love for AED's diversity and family-like environment through my role as DEI Chair, and I am looking forward to working with you all!
If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, or anything else you would like to share, feel free to contact me at (803)-569-5626 or email@example.com!
Event Coordinator: Jackson Fanelli (He/Him)
Hey everyone! My name is Jackson Fanelli, and I am beyond excited to serve as your Event Coordinator this year! I am a sophomore Public Health major with a Spanish minor on the pre-med track. I joined AED in the fall of my freshman year, and this organization has helped me further develop and facilitate my deep passion for healthcare. I plan to carefully develop and run events while taking into consideration our members' valuable input. I want to make all of AED's events a reflection of the members' wishes while facilitating spaces that are welcoming to all. I hope to actively engage our members in event decisions while balancing available funds with event opportunities. I am looking forward to another great year as a member of AED, and I can't wait to work with you guys as your Event Coordinator!
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Event Coordinator: Tremayne Ansani (He/Him)
Hi everyone! My name is Tremayne Ansani, and I am so honored and excited to be serving as one of your Event Coordinators this year! I am from right here in Columbia, South Carolina. I am a junior Neuroscience major and Geography minor on the pre-med track. I joined AED in the fall semester of my freshmen year. This organization has contributed so much to my undergraduate experience from the amazing opportunities, phenomenal speakers, and lifelong friends I have made. As Event Coordinator, I plan to provide events for members to connect as well as for them to feel the warm sense of community. Outside of AED, I am the Vice President of the Black Honors Caucus, Treasurer of Black Medical Student Association, and involved in neuroscience research. In my free time, I enjoy walking in nature, journaling, and hanging out with friends. I look forward to getting to speak and know you all!
Please feel free to reach out to me with any ideas, questions, thoughts, or just wanting to talk at email@example.com or (803)-210-7711
Philanthropy Director: Keara Cronin (She/Her)
Hi everyone! My name is Keara Cronin, and I am so excited to be serving as Philanthropy Director for 2023-2024 school year. I am a senior public health major and neuroscience minor from Boston, MA on the pre-med track. I plan to take a gap year and then apply to medical schools. I joined AED fall of sophomore year and has been the best decision I made since arriving at USC. AED has provided me with experiences, opportunities, and connections that have both solidified and aided my career in healthcare. As Philanthropy director, I hope to focus on team building to bring more excitement and engagement to fundraising for and participating in Dance Marathon. Other than AED, I am gaining more shadowing hours at various locations as well as volunteering with Food Share. Outside of school, I spend a majority of my time working out at Strom. I also love cooking, hanging out with my friends, and traveling.
If you have any questions or just want to reach out to talk, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 7815075309.
Pre-Med Chair: Nazharee Cloude (She/Her)
Hi everyone! My name is Nazharee Cloude. I am from Gresham, SC, and I am ecstatic to be serving as the Pre-Med Chair for the 2023-2024 school year. I am a senior Biological Sciences major with a minor in African American Studies on the Pre-Med track. I joined AED the first semster of my sophomore year, and it has allotted me amazing experiences and relationships along the way. Outside of AED, I volunteer at the Free Medical Clinic, I am a member and process evaluator for the Connect Lab, and I conduct independent research regarding Black maternal health. In my free time, I love trying new restaurents, hanging out with my friends, writing, and painting. I hope to discover and provide unique and helpful opportunities that all AED members can access in helping everyone attain their future goals in healthcare!
If you have any questions, suggestions, or just want to chat, don't hesitate to reach out to me @email@example.com or (843)-601-8897
Pre-Dental Chair: Nina Frattaroli (She/Her)
Hello! My name is Nina Frattaroli and I am so excited to be your Pre-Dental Chair for this year! I am a junior Public Health major with a Business Administration minor on the pre-dental track! This will be my fifth semester in AED, and I am so grateful to everything this organization has given me. AED has provided me with such amazing opportunities and has truly allowed me to progress on my pre-health journey. I have been able to make new friends and new connections that have helped me grow not only professionally but with my pre-dental track as well. Because of my wonderful experience that I have with AED, I am overjoyed to be able to serve on the cabinet to help others on their pre-dental journey. As your Pre-Dental Chair, I plan to create events that not only fosters a community, but also events that provide further insight and resources to the dental field. I am looking forward to working with everyone this coming year and to have another great year in AED!
Thank you so much! If you have any questions, requests, or ideas please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Allied Health Chair: Brandi Gayle (She/Her)
Hey y’all! My name is Brandi Gayle, and I am so excited to serve as your Allied Health Chair for the 2023-2024 school year! I am a junior from Florence, SC, majoring in Exercise Science with a minor in Sport and Entertainment Management on the pre-PT track. Outside of AED, I am involved as the Vice President of Operations for Phi Mu, the Greek Relations Director for USC Dance Marathon, and I am an Undergraduate Student Ambassador for the Arnold School of Public Health. As Allied Health Chair, my goal is to ensure every Allied Health student in AED has ample resources and opportunities to help them succeed in their journey to becoming healthcare professionals. I’m so excited to work with y’all this year!!
If you have any questions or would like to just reach out and chat, please feel free to contact me at (843)-687-7168 or email@example.com !
Social Chair: Rae Schiess (She/Her)
Hi everyone! My name is Rae and I am so excited to be Social Chair this year. I am a senior Biochem major on the pre-med track. I joined AED my sophomore year, and it has been such a great decision. I am also involved in Gamecock Barbell club, Dream Outside of the Box, and Supplemental Instruction. I love being active and can usually be found at Strom weightlifting or playing pick-up volleyball in my free time. I am so excited to work with everyone and implement social events that we all love!
Please reach out to me with requests, ideas, questions, and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wellness Chair: Ella Gustafson (She/Her)
Hey y'all! My name is Ella Gustafson, and I am excited to serve you as the Wellness Chair for the 2023-2024 school year! I am from Arlington, VA (about 10 minutes outside of DC). I am studying Public Health on the pre-PA track. After graduation, I plan to take a gap year to get patient care hours and prepare for PA school! Outside of AED, I am a research assistant in the Biostatistics and Epidemiology department here at USC. I also volunteer at Prisma Health on the Neuroscience and Neonatal Intensive Care Units and am excited to serve as a University 101 peer mentor this fall. In my free time I love to run on the Riverwalk, bake, and cheer on the Gamecocks! As the Wellness Chair, I hope to provide mental health resources to all members, while supporting physical wellbeing as well. My hope is that AED can foster a closer community and we can work to destigmatize mental health throughout the USC and Columbia community. I hope to equip each member with resources they can utilize in their future healthcare careers!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel to reach out. My email is email@example.com and my phone number is 703-473-6473.
Academics Chair: Clayton Jimison (He/Him)
Hey guys! My name is Clayton Jimison. I am a Junior Exercise Science major on the Pre-Med track. Outside of school, I work as an EMT-B for Fairfield County/ Vital Care EMS, participate in research at the Connect Lab, and am a member of Walk with a Doc and Med-Elem. I am so excited to serve as AED's Academics Chair this year! I hope to provide support to each and every member in their academic journey. I also am happy to announce the creation of the Academics committee. I hope this will provide valuable opportunities by expanding our resources, activities, and professional development capabilities. I plan to host a plethora of events that will foster academic success, engage members with one another, and help in a job/research position search. Ultimately, I want to help every member become the best future healthcare provider possible. I am looking forward to this year! If you have any ideas or if there is any way I can help you in your journey,
Please feel free to reach out to me at 2256811539 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marketing Chair: Sarah Chugh (She/Her)
Hey y’all! My name is Sarah Chugh, and I’m so excited to serve as your 2023-2024 Marketing Chair! I am from Lexington, SC and am a rising sophomore majoring in Biological Sciences on the pre-med track. I have always loved my biology classes and after graduating, I hope to attend medical school at the USCSOM or MUSC to become a pediatrician. One of the highlights of my freshman year was getting accepted into AED, and I have already gained so many valuable experiences and have made lifelong friends! AED has so much to offer such as guest speakers who are physicians or current medical students, countless volunteer opportunities, and networking with like-minded students. Outside of AED, I am going to be a peer mentor for the Honors College for the 2023-2024 school year, a research assistant for the Connect Through PLAY program, a volunteer at Prisma, and a member of TriBeta, MedElem, and CHAARG. I have loved watching Gamecock football ever since I was a little girl. You will definitely see me at every home game, so please come say hi if you see me! I also love going to the gym everyday, shopping, and hanging out with my friends and family! As the marketing chair, I hope to extend the reach of AED through social media and design super cute merch that everyone will love!
Please don’t hesitate to reach out and feel free to contact me at email@example.com or (803)-381-7674!