Meet the 2022-2023 Officers

President: Katie Slick (She/Her)

 

Hi pals! My name is Katie Slick and I am honored to serve as your President this year. I am a senior on the Pre-Med track from Lexington, South Carolina. I am majoring in public health, while pursuing a minor in social work. Joining AED further ignited my immense passion for healthcare and serving others. This organization has provided me with lifelong friendships and unparalleled opportunities. Outside of AED, I am involved with Pillars for Carolina and The BIG Event. I am a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and I facilitate research at the Connect Lab. As your President, I want to make myself personally accessible as a mentor to aid you along your journey and instill confidence. I strive to help foster bonds and connections to elevate you and your future! As an advocate of mental health, I want to continue breaking the stigma and prioritizing it. Thus, creating a goal to ensure you are never alone.
 

Please feel free to reach out to me at keslick@email.sc.edu or (803) 603-7504 for any questions or concerns. I’d adore to talk to each of you! I am here for all of you.

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Vice President: Ryan Titus (He/Him)

Hey everyone! My name is Ryan Titus, and I am beyond honored and thrilled to be the Vice President of AED for the 2022-2023 school year. I am originally from Moline, Illinois but spent the majority of my childhood in Charlotte, NC. I am a BARSC-MD (BS/MD 3+4) major with a concentration in Public Health. Outside of AED, I am a volunteer at the Free Medical Clinic and an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Chen Lab working with a tumor-suppressive miRNA. By joining AED my freshman year, I grew as a leader, built connections with various healthcare professionals, and, most importantly, fostered meaningful friendships with fellow members. My goal as Vice President will be to help you find those similar experiences and call them your own. I will strive to help you connect with a myriad of healthcare professionals to help you further your journey as a pre-health student, so you can one day be the best healthcare professional for your future patients.

 

If you have any questions, concerns, or would just like to chat, please feel free to reach out by rtitus@email.sc.edu or (704)-492-2364.

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Vice President of Operations: Kyle Goodman (He/Him)

 

Hey everyone! My name is Kyle Goodman, and I am honored to be serving as one of your Vice Presidents of Operations for this school year! I am a senior Exercise Science major on the Pre-PA track from Atlantic City, New Jersey. AED has been and will continue to be the greatest organization on campus because of its vast opportunities for members to grow professionally in their desired pre-health track all while making lifelong connections along the way. Over the years, the experiences that AED has provided have solidified my desire to want to pursue a career in the medical field, and I want nothing more as your VPO to grant those same opportunities to all members. During this year as VPO, I will strive to be the bridge between the cabinet board and the entire organization, aspiring to serve all members and foster a great sense of community within AED! Outside of AED, I dedicate my time as a volunteer with the Free Medical Clinic and I take part in Exercise Oncology undergraduate research. In my free time, I enjoy staying fit at Strom, playing golf and intramural sports with my friends, and going to the beach. I am truly looking forward to a fantastic year serving every single AED member!

 

If you have any questions or would like to just reach out and chat, please feel free to contact me at kdg5@email.sc.edu or (609)-412-3682.

Vice President of Operations: Janna MacLaren (She/Her) 

 

Hey everyone! My name is Janna MacLaren and I’m really excited to serve as VPO for the upcoming year! I’m a senior from Baltimore, MD with an exercise science major and psychology minor on the pre-med track After graduating from USC, I hope to go to medical school and eventually go into orthopedics or cardiology. I joined AED the fall of my sophomore year and since then I have gained so many incredible opportunities and have met so many great people! Outside of AED, I am a volunteer at the Free Medical Clinic, work in a cardiac research lab, and am a member of Gamecock club swimming. In my free time, I love hanging out with my friends and trying new recipes!

 

If you have any questions feel free to reach out! (jannaem@email.sc.edu, 443-886-4563)

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Secretary: Ella Postich (She/Her)

 

Hi everyone! My name is Ella Postich, and I am beyond excited to serve as AED’s Secretary for the 2022-2023 school year! I am originally from Simpsonville, SC, and I am a rising senior in the Honors College here at the University of South Carolina. I am currently on the Pre-Med track majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a minor in Spanish. I am also a research assistant in leukemia research on campus and volunteer with the Free Medical Clinic and Food Recovery Network. Joining AED has been the most valuable experience in my college career so far, and I now want to give back to the organization in return for what it has done for me. As Secretary, I hope to maximize the AED experience for every member by providing thorough communication and increasing networks between members. It is my goal to make this organization a comforting and supportive environment for everyone to grow as future healthcare professionals. 

 

If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please feel free to email me at epostich@email.sc.edu!

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Historian: Brenna Meyers (She/Her)

 

Hi everyone! My name’s Brenna Meyers, and I’m a junior on the pre-PA track. I’m a Public Health major with a minor in Psychology. My hometown is Haymarket, VA by DC. In my free time I love reading, knitting, taking care of my plants, and watching Disney movies! On campus, I’m involved in Public Health Society, Dance Marathon, Pi Beta Phi, and, obviously, AED! Off campus, I’m an EMT for Medshore Ambulance Services and I teach Barre fitness classes (come take one of my classes!!). I’m so excited to serve as your Historian and really push everyone to be as involved as possible through incentives and adjusted points requirements!

 

Please reach out to me with insight or questions! You can email me at bmeyers@email.sc.edu or text me at 571-305-0396

 
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New Member Director: Macie Coe (She/Her)

Hey y'all! My name is Macie Coe, I am a junior from Burlington, North Carolina. I am on the pre-med track with a major in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology. Outside of my academics I enjoy working out, cooking, traveling, and going to the lake! Besides AED I am also involved in Give a Dog a Bone, Capstone Scholars, and the ASL club. I currently work as a Medical Scribe with ScribeAmerica at Prisma and I love it! As New Member Director I hope to provide engaging opportunities for anyone interested in joining AED. My goal is to help every potential new member and new members find their place in our organization! I can't wait to meet everyone!

 

If you have any questions for me or about AED feel free to reach out, (336) 706-4448 or mcoe@email.sc.edu

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Treasurer: Monica Ryan (She/Her)

 

Hi!! My name is Monica Ryan and I am your treasurer for the 2022-2023 year! I’m from Chicago, IL and a junior majoring in Exercise Science and a minor in Business on the pre-PT track. Outside of AED, I am also the treasurer of exercise science club and spend a lot of time at the gym and outdoors. I love the social support that I get from AED and meeting people on the same tracks or in other health related fields. I have gained a ton of knowledge about healthcare and cannot wait to further expand upon it during my time as an officer in this organization. I am super excited to meet and work with all of you this year!

 

Please reach out with any questions to monicamr@email.sc.edu

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PA-CT Program Director: Peyton Hermodsson (She/Her)

Hey everyone! My name is Peyton Hermodsson and I am a Junior from Ellicott City, Maryland! I am on the pre-PA track studying public health with a minor in psychology. In addition to AED, I am involved in APPAS and Delta Zeta sorority on campus. I am currently working and gaining patient care hours as a medical assistant at Carolina Allergy and Asthma Consultants! I am super passionate about weightlifting and spend a lot of my free time at strom. I look forward to fostering meaningful mentor/mentee relationships and preparing pre-PA AED members for every aspect of the PA school application process!!

 

If you have any questions or ideas, please feel free to email me at hermodsp@email.sc.edu!

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DPTMP Director: Elizabeth Herring (She/Her)

Hi y'all! My name is Elizabeth Herring and I am serving as your Doctor of Physical Therapy Mentorship Program Director for the 2022-2023 school year! I am from Charleston, SC and I live five minutes from Folly Beach! I am a junior majoring in Exercise Science and minoring in Nutrition and Food Systems. I am currently really interested in pediatric sports physical therapy and neurological physical therapy. In addition to AED, I am involved with Dance Marathon, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, the Exercise Science Club, and an intramural beach volleyball team. I love to stay busy and I am very excited to lead the pre-PT members of AED through application workshops, mentor-mentee bonding activities, service/shadowing opportunities, and more! My goal is to foster meaningful mentor-mentee relationships between pre-PT AED members and UofSC DPT students by having as many social and professional events as possible!

 

If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to reach out to me at ech5@email.sc.edu or 8434941849!

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Service Chair: Clayton Jimison (He/Him)

Hey guys! My name is Clayton Jimison, and I am honored to be serving as one of your Service Chairs for this year! I'm from Fort Mill, South Carolina. I moved around a bit growing up. So I've lived in many places like Louisiana and China. I am a Sophomore majoring in Exercise Science and I'm on the Pre-PA track. I am interested in emergency medicine and currently working to obtain my EMT credentials right now. Outside of AED, I'm an active member of APPAS, the Exercise Science Club, and I really enjoy running (I'm training for a 1/2 marathon this semester). I've also gotten involved with volunteering at Transitions Homeless Shelter and have found that really rewarding. As Service Chair, I am committed to making sure that all members have access to meaningful service experiences that will foster fellowship within AED. I hope to expand our already existing service opportunities into more medical based opportunities, and help members of AED find long term service opportunities that wish to do so. I am very excited about this opportunity and look forward to getting to know each and every one of you!

 

Please feel free to reach out to me with any ideas, or questions, at cjimison@email.sc.edu or (225)681-1539

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Service Chair: Ahad Chatta (He/Him)

 

Hi everyone! My name is Ahad Chattha, and it is my pleasure to serve you all as your Service Chair for 2022-2023. I’m from right here in Columbia, and have spent a considerable amount of time here. I am a junior majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Computer Science and Business Administration on the pre-med track. Being part of AED and taking advantage of all of its opportunities has truly been one of my 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. During my time as your Service Chair, I will strive to offer AED members unique volunteering opportunities, since as future healthcare professionals, it is crucial that we understand that it is our obligation to serve whomever we come across.

 

Reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas for service events at achattha@email.sc.edu!

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VITP Director: Lauren Williamson (She/Her)

Hi everyone! My name is Lauren Williamson, and I am so excited to be serving as VITP Director for the 2022-2023 school year. I am a senior, Exercise Science major and Biology minor from Lake City, SC on the Pre-Med track, and joined AED as a freshman. Outside of AED, I volunteer at the Good Samaritan Clinic, work as a Peer Tutor for Chem 334, and participate in research with the Exercise Oncology Lab here on campus. I am eager to work alongside Avish, the VITP President, to organize events and provide opportunities that will allow members to build meaningful connections and benefit you all on your journey to becoming a physician.

 

Please reach out to me with any questions, concerns, and ideas at lew4@email.sc.edu! Happy to talk with each of you about anything.

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New Member Director: Devieek Kerai (He/Him)

Hey everyone! My name is Deiveek Kerai, and I am a junior from right here in Columbia, SC. I am a biochemistry major and a neuroscience minor, and I am also on the pre-med track. Joining AED provided me with so many amazing connections with like-minded people. It has helped me develop both professionally and personally, and joining was one of the best choices I have made in my college career. Outside of AED, I am involved with autism research, Pancakes for Parkinson's, and the Free Medical Clinic. I also serve as the philanthropy chair for Alpha Epsilon Pi. As one of the new member directors, I aspire to help our new members feel connected and engaged with this amazing organization.

 

If you have any questions or ideas, please feel free to reach out to me at dkerai@email.sc.edu!

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Diversity and Inclusion Chair: Ariel Shepherd (She/Her)

Hi everyone! My name is Ariel Shepherd, and I am very excited to serve as the Diversity and Inclusion Chair this year! I am a senior on the pre-med track from Greenville, SC majoring in Biology and minoring in Health, Promotion, Education, and Behavior. Outside of AED, I am the Vice President of the Black Honors Caucus, in the Maternal and Child Health LEAP program, and involved in health disparities research. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, kayaking, hanging out with friends, or just reading a good book. I joined AED freshman year in search of a community that would provide me support as I navigated being pre-health, and I can definitely say I found that. I can’t wait to help our community become more representative of the diversity that we strive to see in the future of healthcare.

Reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas at arielcs@email.sc.edu!

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Event Coordinator: Jack Owens (He/Him)

Hey everyone! My name is Jack Owens and I am so excited to serve as your event coordinator for the upcoming year! I am a senior Public Health major on the pre-med track from Manning, SC. After graduating from USC, I plan on taking a gap year and then hope to go to medical school. As of right now orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, and emergency medicine are 3 specialties that interest me. AED has done so much for me on my pre-med journey from giving me all of the resources I need to be successful, to meeting some of my best friends! I am looking forward to serving you all this year and planning some super fun events!


Please reach out to me with requests, ideas, questions, and comments at jsowens@email.sc.edu.

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Event Coordinator: Nina Frattoroli (She/Her)

Hello! My name is Nina Frattaroli and I am so excited to be your Event Coordinator for this year! I am a sophomore Public Health Major with a Business Administration minor on the pre-dental track! I joined AED my fall semester of my freshmen year. This organization 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, not only with my adjustment to college, but also with my pre-dental track. Because of my wonderful experience that I have with AED, I am overjoyed to be able to serve on the cabinet to help others have the same experience. As your Event Coordinator, I will work to create events that will foster an environment where everyone feels welcomed and included. 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 ninaf@email.sc.edu

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Philanthropy Director: Witt Coleman (He/Him)

Hello everyone! My name is Witt Coleman, and I am exited to serve as Philanthropy Director for the 2022-2023 academic school year. I plan to bring the passion and responsibility that comes with participating in charitable events such as Dance Marathon, our main philanthropy, to each and every member of AED. 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 the Gamecock Cross Country Club. I am also active within the Honors College as the Recruitment Coordinator of the peer mentor program and an executive board member of Dean’s Council. In my free time, I love to watch movies, listen to music, and play piano.

 

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions/ideas or simply want to chat! You can reach me at dewittmc@email.sc.edu

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Pre-Dental Chair: Oumou Diop (She/Her)

Hey, y'all! My name is Oumou Diop and I am really excited to serve as you're Pre-Dental Chair this year! Outside of AED, I serve as the Vice-President of the Pre-Dental Club, President of Minorities in America, and am an RM. In my free time, I love to eat, watch Netflix, read, and hang out with friends. As the Pre-Dental Chair, I would like to provide fellow pre-dental students in AED with the opportunity to meet dental students and dentists, learn more about the application process through fun events, and learn more about the dental schools in the US. My goal is to make sure that members feel prepared and confident as they begin their journey to become a dentist. I

 

f you have any questions, comments, or ideas, please contact me at odiop@email.sc.edu!

Allied Health Chair: Peyton Morrison (He/Him)

Hey ya'll my name is Peyton Morrison and I am super excited to serve as Allied Health Chair this year! I am a junior Biology major with a Health Promotions Education and Behavior Minor on the pre-PA track, from Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. I love AED and everything it has done for me so far and I am so thankful for the opportunity to give back! I plan on providing as many opportunities and as much support as I can to make sure our Allied Health members succeed! Outside of school I volunteer for a hospice care company and will also be working as a CNA beginning this summer. I love to play basketball, lift and fish! I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and helping ya'll find your niche within AED and within Allied Health!

 

If you have any questions, ideas or just want to talk, feel free to reach out to me through peytonsm@email.sc.edu or 843-513-2522

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Social Chair: Grier Lesslie (He/Him)

Hey AED! My name is Grier Lesslie, and I am thrilled to be serving as your social chair for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. I am a rising sophomore from Charleston, South Carolina, majoring in Biological Sciences with a minor in Business Administration on the pre-med track. Hopefully, after graduating, I will be able to own my own ophthalmology practice and conduct clinical research. Ever since joining AED, I have been able to network with incredible individuals, share my passion for healthcare, and make friendships that will last me a lifetime! I can’t wait to host events that will enhance the community aspect of our organization and help each of you build lasting relationships that you can carry with you well beyond your years here at UofSC. Throughout the time I am serving on the cabinet, it will be my goal to bring a social aspect that you, as the members, can look forward to. I love meeting new people, and I am looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible.

 

Also, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, comments, or concerns. My email is jlesslie@email.sc.edu

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Wellness Chair: McKenna Martin (She/Her)

Hi everyone! My name is McKenna Martin and I am so excited to serve you as the Wellness Chair this year! I am from Charleston, SC and I am a Junior Biology Major with a Psychology Minor on the pre-med track. After graduating, I hope to get my MBA and then transition to medical school with the aspiration of becoming a psychiatrist. By joining AED, I gained so much knowledge about my future endeavors and compassion as we go through the tough times of school together! Outside of AED, I am involved as research assistant in the Cardiovascular Technological Center at the School of Medicine. Also, I intern with various doctors and specialities at Prisma Health. On campus, I am involved with Phi Mu, Order of Omega, and the Neuroscience Club. Outside of all my other activities, I work at Anthropologie and I absolutely love to be outside with nature! This year, I look forward to connecting with new and fellow members mentally, physically, and emotionally, while using the best resources possible. Throughout this journey, we will learn to take care of ourselves better, so we can aid our future patients in the best way possible!

 

If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, or need a friend please reach out at mlm51@email.sc.edu.

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Academics Chair: Annalise Miller (She/Her)

Hi everyone! My name is Annalise Miller and I am so excited to serve as the Academics Chair for AED this year! I am originally from St. Simons Island, GA and am a rising senior in the Honors College on the Pre-Med track, majoring in Public Health with a minor in Business Administration. Outside of AED I am involved in Kappa Delta, Best Buddies, volunteering at the Free Medical Clinic, and conducting research on intermittent fasting as an intervention strategy for metabolic syndrome in low-income populations. My time in AED has been so meaningful to me and I have gained so much from this organization both professionally and personally. I hope to be able to provide the same experience to each and every member this year by organizing resources, activities, and events that will foster academic success, engage members with one another, and help all of us grow into the best future health care providers that we all strive to be. I look forward to working with and getting to know all of our members this year and I can’t wait to get started!

 

If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, or ideas, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at arm16@email.sc.edu.

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Pre-Med Chair: Rohan Nath (He/Him)

Hey AED family! My name is Rohan Nath, and I am honored to serve as your Pre-Med Chair for the 2022-2023 school year! I am a rising junior 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 either become a surgeon or an anesthesiologist. 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, watch sports, and play basketball. Outside of AED, I am an intern in the microbiology department at Nephron Pharmaceuticals, I shadow a CRNA and different surgeons at Prisma, and I volunteer at the Free Medical Clinic. As the Pre-Med Chair, I hope to find and provide unique and engaging opportunities that all AED members will have access to so that we all can grow as healthcare professionals!

 

If you have any questions, clarifications, or any ideas, please feel free to contact me at rnath@email.sc.edu or (803) 553-3338!

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Marketing Chair: Tyson Ansani (He/Him)

What’s up everyone! My name is Tyson Ansani, and I am so stoked to serve as your Marketing Chair this year. I am currently a Junior, Public Health Major on the Pre- Med track and am from right here in Columbia, SC! Outside of the classroom I also work as the student assistant for Green Quad. In the Fall I will also be serving as a University101 Peer Leader. Off campus, I work at Starbucks and volunteer at the Free Medical Clinic! As your Marketing Chair, I hope to display our organization to the furthest level it can possibly be! I look forward to having the opportunity to speak with you all!

 

Please reach out to me tansani@email.sc.edu!