Helping to create a collaborative and supportive pre-med community at Vassar one mentorship at a time
The purpose of this program is to connect new pre-health students with upperclassmen to help guide you through your first year as a pre-health student at Vassar College. Course catalogues and pre-health departments can be difficult to navigate, so this program is designed to simplify this process and provide new students.
Mentors will be able to draw on their own experience to assist you with a range of things, such as:
Though most applicants will likely be first year students, aspiring pre med students of all grades are welcome to apply!!
Joseph is a senior in Vassar’s Neuroscience and Behavior program. When he isn’t acting as the Treasurer of Vassar’s chapter of Doctors Without Borders, he’s likely to be found playing rugby, working in a neuroscience lab, or drinking coffee with his friends.
Jamie is a junior studying French and Neuroscience as a double major. On campus, she works as a tour guide and as the PR officer on VCEMS. She's also on the women’s varsity volleyball team. In her free time, she loves to play piano at Skinner and get crafty! Fun facts: her fav food is dark chocolate sorbet and go-to karaoke song is anything by Patsy Cline!
Jason is a Biology major and Sociology correlate on the pre-med track from Clifton Park, New York but also spent his childhood in Singapore, Malaysia, and South Korea. He is interested in learning about mental health, epidemiology and public health. Having lived in a number of countries, he'd like to discover how health impacts different societies around the world. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music, exploring fashion, and watching K-dramas on repeat.
Natalie is a senior majoring in biology with a correlate sequence in Hispanic Studies. She grew up in a town outside of Boston and is currently living in the THs. She is involved in a variety of different health organizations on campus and is the captain of the women’s basketball team. She is in the process of applying to medical school this cycle and is looking forward to both sharing her advice and connecting with you all this semester.
Haroun is a senior majoring biology with interests in psychology, neuroanatomy, and philosophy. He grew up in Rockland County, NY. Hobbies include backpacking, bouldering, and weightlifting. Fun fact: he has experience in ER medical scribing and otolaryngological research.
Michelle Kang is a Neuroscience and Behavior major on track for physical therapy. She's from a small town in Northern New Jersey, just 30 minutes outside of Manhattan. Outside of the classroom, Michelle is involved with the ALANA Center, Ultimate Frisbee, student theater, and instrumental music.
Mehr is a Computer Science major with a correlate in Hispanic Studies and is also pursuing pre-medical studies. She is a Biochemistry research assistant and the secretary of the Computer Science Majors' Committee. On campus, she is involved in the Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering (ADSE) and Liberty in North Korea (LiNK). Mehr aims to become a physician and aspires to address healthcare access disparities.
Spencer D McGrath is a senior hailing from Western Massachusetts double majoring in psychology and Chinese and hopes to go to medical school after a few years to get more experience. As a trans/nonbinary, queer, adopted, person of color, their experiences in the medical system have motivated them to know more about how our health works and help communities that are more vulnerable to the medical system. At Vassar, you can usually find them on the quad doing circus with BFM or holed up in their TA doing work. Spencer loves meeting new people and learning more about others' experiences so feel free to reach out!