Meet the 2019-2020 Officers

President: Bryce Jerin 

Hi everyone! My name is Bryce Jerin and I will be serving as your president for the 2019-2020 academic year. I am from Charlotte, NC, and I am a psychology major seeking to attend medical school after graduation. Ever since I joined AED as a freshman, the organization has provided extensive support and countless instances to connect with the community. This year, I intend to uphold and improve upon the precedence of excellence that AED has recently established. In doing so, I plan to foster the expansion of the multiple facets of our organization as well as enhance the opportunities we provide for mentorship. I hope to diversify AED and aim to expose you all to the resources and information necessary to help you achieve your dreams!

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns at bjerin@email.sc.edu. 

Vice President: Sarah Eustis

As a rising senior, getting to serve as AED’s Vice President in my final year is a tremendous honor. I will be graduating with a BARSC degree in Nutrition and Food Systems and Their Role within Our Healthcare System. Coming from a small high school in Charleston to Carolina, I initially felt lost amongst the sea of people, and I am happy to say AED helped make Columbia a home away from home. I owe so much to this organization: my personal and professional development, great memories, and greater friends. I’m enthusiastic about “paying it back” by finding speakers who will be engaging for us all and exemplifying the future students and professionals who we hope to become one day. As excited as I about some of the plans I have, I want to hear your ideas!

You can contact me at seustis@email.sc.edu!

Secretary: Kayla Sabina 

Hey everyone! My name is Kayla Sabina and I am a sophomore Exercise Science major on a pre-med track. I’m from Lexington, SC, and absolutely love having the ability to use my college experience to give back to the community where I have grown up. Throughout the past few years, I realized that I enjoy being in leadership positions that allow me to serve others and help organizations grow. I am grateful to be a part of AED, which is why I am passionate about investing my time into this organization. As secretary, my primary goal is to increase user experience on our website and to improve the methods of communication between members. I look forward to the opportunity to maintain and enhance the success of Alpha Epsilon Delta!

 

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

Treasurer: Valerie Laney

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be your treasurer for the 2019-2020 school year! I’m a sophomore biology major from Fort Mill, SC and I hope to attend PA school after graduation. In addition to AED, I do cardiac research at the medical school and volunteer at the Free Medical Clinic! As treasurer, I would like to maximize our funds in order to give members of AED a greater amount of opportunities and events to meet other professionals in their respective pre-health tracks. I am so excited to see AED grow to new heights and I hope to be a part of this growth!

 

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to email me at vlaney@email.sc.edu.

Historian: Anna Baucom

Hey y’all! My name is Anna Baucom, and I will be serving as AED’s Historian this year. I’m from Charlotte, North Carolina and am a second year Pre-Med student. AED has strengthened my interest in medicine and my appreciation for the healthcare field tremendously, so I am excited to be more involved! As Historian, I want maximize member engagement and increase AED’s presence around USC and beyond. It is, above all, my job to be here for our members, so never hesitate to reach out to me!  

 

Shoot me an email with any ideas or concerns: aeduscpoints@gmail.com or abaucom@email.sc.edu

Vice President of Operations: Madisen Faulkner  

Hey ya’ll! My name is Madisen Faulkner and I am thrilled to be your Vice President of Operations for the 2019-2020 academic year! I am from Laurens, South Carolina and here at USC, I am pre-med with a Biological Sciences major and a Spanish minor. Outside of school, I also volunteer at the Free Medical Clinic, work as a Resident Mentor, and participate in the Galen Health Fellows Program as an Ambassador. As VPO of AED, I will to work closely with our cabinet to encourage communication as well as develop professionalism through our interactions with medical schools. This year, I want to provide our members with valuable experiences that guarantee graduate school recognition and passion that extends to the lives of others.

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at madisenf@email.sc.edu for any questions or concerns!

Service Chair: Jillian Keyte 

Hi everyone! My name is Jillian Keyte and I am so excited to be one of your service chairs for the 2019-2020 school. I am a senior Exercise Science major on a pre-med track here at USC and am originally from Doylestown, Pennsylvania. In addition to AED, I am also a Personal Touch volunteer at Prisma Health and work on campus as a student assistant. As your service chair, I hope to provide inspiring and enjoyable volunteer opportunities for everyone in the chapter. I also hope that these opportunities will bring our members closer together by allowing us to share a passion for helping others, whether it be inside and outside of the healthcare field. If you have any questions or ideas that you would like to share, please feel free to contact me at jkeyte@email.sc.edu.

Service Chair: Ben Harris 

Hey AED!  I’m Ben Harris and I’m looking forward to serving as one of your Service Chairs for 2019-2020!  I’m a junior Chemistry major and Business minor, and I’m originally from southern Maryland, outside of Washington DC.  I have always prioritized volunteering in my community, and as one of your Service Chairs, I want to provide a multitude of opportunities for members to give back to the community and make a difference in people’s lives, and I can’t wait to share those experiences with you all!  If you have any ideas or questions you would like to share with me, feel free to reach out to me at bch2@email.sc.edu.

 

Philanthropy Director: Kirsten Songer

Hey AED! My name is Kirsten Songer and I am a junior Exercise Science major and a Biology and Chemistry minor. I am from Charleston, South Carolina and it’s my goal to go back there to attend MUSC for medical school to become a pediatrician. I am also an Orientation Leader, on the Women’s Rugby team, and very involved with Dance Marathon. I am so excited to be your Philanthropy Director this year and hope to get as many AED members as possible  at Dance Marathon’s Main Event this year! Let’s help raise over 1 million again this year!

 

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns! My email is kasonger@email.sc.edu.

Event Coordinator: Riley Lovett

Hello everyone! My name is Riley, and I’m a junior at USC. I grew up near Conway, South Carolina, and I am a Public Health major on a Pre-Med track. I currently work as a Medical Assistant, and I am also a supervisor working with Campus Recreation. As soon as I started with AED, I realized how great of an opportunity it is to be involved in such a phenomenal organization, and I would like to continue to help create opportunities for all of our members. If you have any ideas or questions, feel free to contact me at rwlovett@email.sc.edu.

Event Coordinator: Courtney Lubaczewski

Hey AED! My name is Courtney Lubaczewski and I currently serve as one of your event coordinators. I am a sophomore in the honors college from Irmo, SC. My major is exercise science and I am on the pre-med track. I currently work on breast cancer research and have a job as a pharmacy technician. Also, I participate in intramural sports and am an avid runner. This year as event coordinator, I want to start offering social events early on in the semester so that everyone can bond and feel more connected to AED. I plan to diversify the type of events we have while also keeping up some of our favorite traditions.

 

I value your input so don’t hesitate to reach out! My email address is lubaczec@email.sc.edu.

Allied Health Chair: Emily Collie

Hey guys! My name is Emily Collie and I am a Junior Exercise Science and Psychology major and dance minor. I am from Richmond, Virginia and I plan on pursuing my doctorate in physical therapy as well as a master's in athletic training and sports psychology. After I graduate, I hope to work in and eventually own my own athletic performance clinic. I am so excited to be your new Allied Health Chair for this upcoming school year and I cannot wait to help out all of my fellow allied health members. I hope to provide meaningful resources, opportunities, and events to help with your future pre-allied health path!

 

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions for me! You can contact me at ecollie@email.sc.edu. 

Executive Board

Cabinet

 
 

Pre-Dental Chair: Nerielle Legaspi

Hi, everyone!  I am Nerielle Legaspi, AED’s Pre-Dental Chair for the 2019-2020 academic year.  I was born and raised right here in Columbia, SC, and am now a junior within the Honors College pursuing a major in Public Health and a minor in Medical Humanities.  Outside of AED, I also serve as the Social Media Director of the Filipino-American Student Association and the President of Swype, a hip-hop/urban dance group on campus.  As the Pre-Dental Chair, I want to provide more experiences that will be beneficial to our pre-dental members, strengthen the pre-dental community within AED, and create a better network so we can share our resources as we all strive towards getting into dental school!


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

New Member Director: Ashley Brunson

Hey everyone! My name is Ashley Brunson, and I am from Alcolu, SC. I am a junior majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a minor in medical humanities, and I hope to enter an MD program after graduation. I am proud to be AED’s 2019/2020 New Member Director! I am more than happy to share my experiences at USC with anyone who is curious. My absolute favorite involvement has been in AED. I love being a part of AED because through the service, professional, and social events the members of AED have become my family. It is truly an honor to become a part of an organization full of passionate and driven individuals who support each other in their journey to become health care professionals. I am so excited to share with new members how AED became 2019 organization of the year! I want to help each new member find their niche in AED and make most of everything AED offers. Come out to recruitment, you won’t regret it!

 

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, AED, or myself, please don’t hesitate to contact me at ashleydb@email.sc.edu!

Social Chair: Noah Thompson 

Hello AED! My name is Noah Thompson and I am a senior at the University of South Carolina. I am from Myrtle Beach, SC where I attended the Academy for the Arts, Science & Technology. I am studying Biology with a minor in Chemistry, and I plan to attend medical school and join a medical research community later on. I participate in various undergraduate research, the most prominent being an HIV Self-Testing Education and Promotion project taking place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. I have served as a volunteer-intern for both the Free Medical Clinic as well as the St. Bernard Project in Columbia, SC. I have also served as both the Historian and Fellowship Director of the TriBeta Biological Honor Society, which has allowed me to promote my service-ships and work with other organizations like Gamecocks for Babies and Capstone Scholars. Alpha Epsilon Delta has allowed me to practice my leadership skills, whether it be through organizing events like the AED field day or recruiting students for service through the St. Bernard Project and I look forward to organizing events this year! You can contact me at nzt@email.sc.edu, and my phone number is (843)-251-4962.

VITP Director: Simone Werter 

Hi, AED! My name is Simone Werter, and I’m so excited to be VITP Director for the 2019-2020 school year. I’m a junior public health major on the pre-med track from Myrtle Beach, SC, and joining AED was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Along with AED, I volunteer at the Free Medical Clinic, am an avid horseback rider, and work for the university’s student affairs office as a student assistant. As VITP Director, I hope to expand our Vertically Integrated Trainee Program, match mentor families with medical student mentors, as well as strengthen AED’s relationship with USC School of Medicine.


Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or ideas! My email is swerter@email.sc.edu.

 

Director of Merchandise: Brianna Milne

Hey everyone! I’m Brianna Milne and I’ll be serving as Director of Merchandise for the 2019-2020 school year.  I’m from Charlotte, NC, but I lived in Michigan until I was 7, so my whole family is all University of Michigan fans. I’m a sophomore Cardiovascular Technology major on the Pre-PA track.  In addition to AED, I’m also in Carolina Health Outreach and I’m on the Gamecock Quidditch team. As your Director of Merchandise, I want to make a wider variety of products available to our members, such as phone wallets or laptop stickers.  I also want to make my position more open to merchandise designs that our members have.


If you have any questions for me or designs you would like to share, feel free to email me at bmilne@email.sc.edu.