Get involved with prehealth students at Tandon
Hi! My name is Abhi Deverakonda (she/hers), and I am a member of the Class of 2023 on the pre-med track majoring in Biomolecular Science. I hope to contribute to the field of medicine in the future as an MD, specializing in pediatrics. Home to me is both Cleveland, OH and Dallas, TX, and in my freetime, I like going on walks and exploring the different parks in NYC.
Melica Livai – Vice President
Hi, my name is Melica Livai and I'm a senior at Tandon on the pre-med track pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. I am a part of the VIP team Smart Wearables for Telerehab and Telemonitoring and interested in research on biomedical engineering. I hope to one day attend an MD-PHD program. I was born and raised in Queens and love spending time in NYC with my friends.
Tasnim Amran - Secretary
Hello! My name is Tasnim Amran and I am a rising junior at NYU Tandon studying BMS. In my free time, I love to read books (any and every book I can get my hands on), spend time with family, and walk around in the Great outdoors. I hope to attend medical school in the near future and specialize in pediatric emergency medicine!
Kaity Pacsai - Treasurer
Hi! I’m Kaity, a senior pursuing a major in BMS and minors in Mathematics and in Psychology. After getting my MS degree in Biomedical Engineering from the BS/MS program, I plan to earn both an MD and a PhD. My interests include tissue engineering and orthopedics. I am currently one of the coordinators for the BMS Laboratory Department and am doing my Master’s research on promoting osteogenesis through bone-targeted delivery of CXCL12.
Jennifer Granda – Opportunities Chair
Hi, my name is Jennifer Granda and I am a senior at Tandon majoring in BioMolecular Science on a pre-med track. This summer I spent my time validating isoforms through various methods such as PCR and gel electrophoresis in Dr. Pinto’s lab at Mount Sinai. I hope to become a pediatric surgeon and partake in research too. During my free-time I like to read, workout, and spend time with family and friends.
Aya Ibrahim – Communications Chair
Hello! My name is Aya Ibrahim and I’m a sophomore on the pre-med track majoring in Biomolecular Science. I am interested in pursuing a minor in public health. After graduating from Tandon, I hope to attend medical school and specialize in emergency medicine. In my free time, I love to explore the city, take photos, and sing!
Lina Lee – Social Chair
Hi Everyone! My name is Lina Lee and I am a senior on a pre-dental track studying Biomolecular Science. I’ve been helping out the BMS labs as a Teaching Assistant and a Research Assistant for an Environmental Metagenomics lab. Would love to help out anyone who has questions regarding research or dentistry. I call home both Minnesota and California! In my free time, I love to find new cafes, go to the beach, camp, and just take pictures!
Rosanne Cui - Ambassador
Hello! My name is Rosanne (Rosie) Cui and I am a first year pre-med student majoring in Biomolecular Science. I am from Upstate New York so being in the city is quite new to me, and I love it! I enjoy making and consuming boba (I have an instagram account dedicated to my boba adventures), reading, and running! I am so excited to meet fellow pre-health students!
Dhruv Patel - Ambassador
Hello, my name is Dhruv and I am a sophomore currently transferring to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering on a pre-health track. I am a first generation student from Brigantine, NJ. I spent my first year at NYU’s Washington DC campus, which allowed me to learn that accessible healthcare and medical technology is as important as the direct practice itself. I worked as a County Community Health Worker and a hospice volunteer. In my free time I enjoy nerding out with video games, comics, falling down rabbit holes of random scientific facts, and being involved in the NYU community such as Tandon Motorsports.
Tianze Xia - Ambassador
Hi! My name is Tianze, and I am a Freshman majoring in biomolecular science. My homes are in China and Spain, where I was raised! I hope to matriculate to medical school as an international student and support you to do so as well! In my free time, I like to play basketball and try new restaurants, and I am a big fan of JoJo's Bizzare Adventure!
Hi everyone, I’m Levi, a senior at Tandon pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. I am a pre-med student and serving as president of TPSB this year. In my free time, aside from pre-med activities, I enjoy volunteering at robotics events and building off-road vehicles with NYU Tandon Motorsports.
Vice President - Nawal Panjwani
Hi everyone! My name is Nawal Panjwani and I will be serving as the TPSB Vice President this academic year! I’m a Junior on the premed track majoring in BMS and minoring in Psychology. During my free time I like to sing, walk around NYC, and go thrifting! This summer I’m conducting research at the Kirsch Lab at NYU Langone Health for the early detection and treatment of osteoarthritis!
Treasurer - Emilia Bianchini
Hi! I am a rising senior at Tandon studying Biomolecular Science with minors in Mathematics and Psychology. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. I am currently pre-med, but am also a part of the BS/MS program and will get a Masters in Biomedical Engineering. This summer, I will be doing CRIPSR research at Tandon.
Secretary - Anand Patel
Hello! My name is Anand Patel, and I am a senior on a pre-med track studying Biomolecular Science. Upon graduation, I plan on attending medical school to pursue a surgical specialty. I was born and raised in Long Island, New York. In my free time, and when the weather permits, I am an avid skier! Currently, I am researching squamous cell carcinoma at the Smilow Research Center at NYU Langone.
Opportunity Chair - Abhi Deverakonda
Hi! My name is Abhi Deverakonda (she/hers), and I am a member of the Class of 2023 on the pre-med track majoring in Biomolecular Science. I hope to contribute to the field of medicine in the future as either an MD or MD-PhD. Home to me is both Cleveland, OH and Dallas, TX, and in my freetime, I like going on walks and exploring the different parks in NYC.
Social Chair - Emily Hoang
Hi! My name is Emily and I am serving as this year’s Social Chair for TPSB. I am currently pursuing my Bachelor of Science in Science and Technology Studies under the pre health track. In my free time, I enjoy biking along the Hudson river or across the Brooklyn Bridge. Currently, I am on a mission to find the best matcha place in New York. I am excited to work with like minded motivated students and provide all the health related resources you need!
Volunteer Chair - Melica Livai
Hi, my name is Melica Livai. I'm a junior at Tandon on the pre-med track pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. I am interested in research on biomedical devices and hope to attend an MD-PHD program. I was born and raised in Queens and love spending time in NYC with my friends.
Ambassador - Amy (Chaehyun) Ryu
Hi! I am Chaehyun "Amy" Ryu, a sophomore majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering on a pre-med track. I was born in Korea and moved to the United States when I was in 6th grade. In my free time I enjoy cooking while listening to Kpop, and I also love making more friends. I would love to meet more Tandon students who are interested in pre-health.
Ambassador - Hanna Gebremichael
Hi! My name is Hanna and I’m a junior at Tandon studying Biomolecular Science with a double major in Journalism. I was born and raised in Manhattan. I am a first-generation college student and I hope to go to medical school upon graduation to become a surgeon. In my free time, I love going on long walks in the city, creating calligraphy art, and watching the New York Knicks.
Ambassador - Kaity Pacsai
Hi! I’m Kaity, a junior pursuing a major in BMS and a minor is in Psychology. After getting my MS degree in Biomedical Engineering from the BS/MS program, I hope to be working on an MD/PhD with the PhD being focused on tissue engineering. I have done research regarding antibiotic resistance, metagenomics of wastewater, and mitochondria caused cell death. I have also been a TA for the Biomolecular Science program.
Ambassador - Francesca Pellerito
Hello! My name is Francesca and I am currently studying Biomolecular Science with a minor in Psychology. I am a first-generation student from Newtown, Pennsylvania, and I am applying to medical school following graduation. My biggest aspiration is to become a plastic surgeon and open up my own practice in New York City. I love reading, fashion, and cooking vegan meals! Please feel free to reach out to me at any time for advice regarding college, being premed, etc.
Ambassador - Kristen He
Hello! My name is Kristen and I'm a senior at NYU Tandon majoring in biomolecular science. Upon graduation from the BS/MS program with a degree in biomedical engineering, I will be applying to medical schools. As one of the TPSB ambassadors, I hope to share more interesting events with all pre-health students!
I'm a junior at NYU Tandon majoring in biomolecular science. I will be the president of the student board for the upcoming year. Upon graduation from NYU, I will be applying to medical schools. I hope to create more interesting events with all prehealth students and foster a warming prehealth community.
Fun Fact: Boba tea completes me :)
Vice President - Levi Olevsky
I am currently a junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering servings as the Vice President of TPSB helping to plan events for the Tandon Prehealth community. After completion of my Bachelor's degree, I hope to attend medical school and pursue a career as a physician. In my spare time, I participate in Tandon Motorsports and volunteer at FIRST robotics events.
Fun Fact: I used to be a competitive figure skater
Treasurer - Emilia Bianchini
I am a junior majoring in Biomolecular Science in Engineering. I am the Treasurer of the Pre-health Committee. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My favorite pastimes are face-timing my beloved puppy, Edie, and trying out new restaurants. In the future, I hope to peruse a career in medicine.
Fun Fact: My last name means little white one in Italian.
Secretary - Nawal Panjwani
I am a sophomore majoring in Biomolecular Science and minoring in Psychology. I am the Secretary of TBSP and am responsible for recording meeting minutes, evaluating TBSP events, and creating student interest surveys. Following her Bachelor's degree, I plan to attend medical school and specialize in either orthopedics or oncology. My favorite hobbies are singing and photography.
Fun fact: I was born in Brooklyn!
Opportunity Chair - Emily Hoang
I am a junior majoring in Science Technology Studies in the pre-med track. I am the Opportunities Chair of TPSB. I was born and raised in California.
Fun Fact: I'm currently on a mission to find the best fish tacos in New York.
Social Chair (SP21) - Francesca Pellerito
I am currently studying Biomolecular Science with a minor in Psychology. I am a first-generation student from Newtown, Pennsylvania, and I have one younger sister named Ivana. I am Italian, I play soccer, and I love fashion and cooking. My biggest aspiration is to become a plastic surgeon and open up my own practice in New York City.
Fun Fact: I want to change the world and impact as many lives as possible, making people feel confident about themselves and their bodies.
Social Chair (FA20) - Anna Sosa
I am a sophomore majoring in Biomolecular Sciences on the pre-med track. After completing my Bachelor’s degree, I hope to continue on to medical school. I am the Social Chair of TPSB, so I will be handling all things social media. I was born and raised in Colorado. During my free time here in NYC, I like to explore new coffee shops to find the best dirty chai.
Fun fact: I lived in Colorado my whole life and have never been skiing!
Volunteer Chair - Zhenxing Wu
I am a junior major in Biomolecular Science. I am the volunteering chair in the club, and I will be responsible for gathering volunteer opportunities from various resources. Besides school, I am also doing research about leukemia cancer cells at Tandon, and work as a tutor for a non- profit organization. My goal for the next two years would be attending a good medical school, and ultimately become a good doctor!
Fun fact: I like to play badminton. If you are interested in badminton, reach out to me!
Ambassador - Abhi Deverakonda
I am currently a sophomore on the pre-med track majoring in Biomolecular Science at NYU Tandon. My goal in pursuing medicine is to make medicine more accessible and sensitive to people of all backgrounds. My hometown is Cleveland, OH. Aside from serving as a member of the Tandon Pre-health Student Board, I also serve as an NYU Admissions Ambassador and a Poly Project Service Ambassador.
Fun Fact: I am a member of the NYU Taekwondo team
Ambassador - Amy (Chaehyun) Ryu
I am a freshman majoring in Mechanical Engineering serving as a TPSB ambassador. After completing college, I am hoping to attend either medical or dental school. In my free time, I love to cook and color. I was born in South Korea and moved to The United States when I was in 6th grade.
Fun fact: When I was young, I loved visiting dentistry so much that my dentist told me to become a dentist in the future.
Ambassador - Anand Patel
Born and raised in Long Island, New York. Was born with an immune system disorder that has fueled my interest and drive for medicine ever since I can remember!
Fun fact: I'm an avid, sometimes reckless skier.
Ambassador - Renee Liang