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Academic Success Programs Tutors

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Meet the Tutors!

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Tania

Item Term
Tania Pena-Alfaro, MS4

Item Definition

Undergraduate Institution and Major

  • University of Texas at Austin, Major: Nursing

Student Organizations and/or Leadership Involvements

  • Student Senate, Chair
  • Class of 2023, Vice President
  • LCME subcommittee, Member
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Member
  • Service Learning Program x3 years
  • Peer Resource Network, Leader/Mentor
  • Wellness Committee, Member
  • Alumni Student Ambassador Board, Member
  • Infectious Disease, Teaching Assistant
  • Anatomy Buddy
  • SAM Session, Teaching Assistant
  • Emergency Medicine Interest Group, Member
  • Wilderness Medicine Interest Group, Member
  • Muslim Medical Student Association, Secretary
  • AOA Academic Support Group, Member
  • Latino Medical Student Association, Member

Subjects/Courses of Interest

  • Anatomy, Infectious Diseases, Pharmacology, Cardiology/Pulmonary

Hobbies

  • Travel (has been to 40 countries!!), hiking/camping, rock and fossil collecting
Kara

Item Term
Kara Shannon, MS4

Item Definition

Undergraduate Institution and Major

  • University of Notre Dame, Major: Neuroscience and Behavior

Student Organizations and/or Leadership Involvements

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Member
  • AOA COVID Academic Support Group, Member
  • GOBIG, Member
  • Service Learning Program, Member
  • Peer Resource Network, Leader/Mentor

Subjects/Courses of Interest

  • OBGYN, Medicine, Surgery, Neurology, Anatomy, Infectious Disease

Hobbies

  • Gymnastics, kickboxing, skiing, and stuffing my face with tacos and ice cream (the two most important food groups)
Caroline

Item Term
Caroline Christmann, MS4

Item Definition

Undergraduate Institution and Major

  • University of Notre Dame, Major: Political Science and Pre-Health Studies

Student Organizations and/or Leadership Involvements

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Member
  • Service Learning Program, Member
  • ENTerest Group, Member
  • Tennis Club, Member
  • Health Policy Pathway

Subjects/Courses of Interest

  • Anatomy, FBSM, standardized tests (USMLE Step 1 & Step 2), NBME Shelf Exam Prep

Hobbies

  • Painting, playing tennis, baking, reading, fostering dogs
Lauren

Item Term
Lauren Dorn, MS3/GS1 in M.D./Ph.D. Program

Item Definition

Undergraduate Institution and Major

  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Major: Kinesiology

Student Organizations and/or Leadership Involvements

  • Student National Medical Association, Member
  • Diverse STEM Mentorship Program, Professional Student Mentor

Subjects/Courses of Interest

  • Cardiology, Heme-Onc, Renal/Nephrology, Immunology, Respiratory

Hobbies

  • Nature walks, trying new restaurants around Houston, dance, fitness
Xavier

Item Term
Xavier Jefferson, MS3

Item Definition

Undergraduate Institution and Major

  • Texas A&M University, Major: Psychology

Student Organizations and/or Leadership Involvements

  • Black Men in White Coats, Member
  • Peer Resource Network, Leader/Mentor
  • Interventional Radiology Interest Group, Founder & Co-President

Subjects/Courses of Interest

  • Cardiology, Gastroenterology Immunology, Pulmonology

Hobbies

  • Watching movies and exploring new restaurants 
Adel

Item Term
Adel Hassan, MS2

Item Definition

Undergraduate Institution and Major

  • Texas A&M University, Major: Biology

Student Organizations and/or Leadership Involvements

  • Muslim Medical Student Association, Secretary
  • AOA Academic Support Group, Member
  • Latino Medical Student Association, Member

Subjects/Courses of Interest

  • Anatomy, Cardiology

Hobbies

  • Computer programming
Liam

Item Term
Liam Ferreira, MS2

Item Definition

Undergraduate Institution and Major

  • Baylor University, Undergraduate Major: Biology; Graduate Degree: MBA

Student Organizations and/or Leadership Involvements

  • AOA Academic Support Group, Member

Subjects/Courses of Interest

  • Neurology, Histology, Gastroenterology, Anatomy, Pharmacology, HemeOnc

Hobbies

  • Playing cello, watching Premier League soccer, and delving deeper into Roman History