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Biomedical Graduate Student Government (BGSG) Members


 

 

 Executive Board

Ashley Munie, President

Second Year, Immunology

Contact: amunie@umich.edu

April Solon, Vice President

Second Year, Cancer Biology

Why did you join: To enable positive change in our program and the U-M community and to make sure everyone has the resources to have a great graduate experience!

Fun Fact: My backup career would be cake decorating!

Contact: alsolon@umich.edu

April Apfelbaum, Treasurer

Second Year, Cancer Biology

Fun Fact: I’m crocheting the periodic table.

Contact: aapfelba@umich.edu

 Jackee Sanchez, Secretary

Fourth Year, Pharmacology

Contact: jaquesan@umich.edu

 Representatives

 

Fabienne Birkle

Third Year, Biological Chemisty

Contact: fbirkle@umich.edu

 

Renee Conway

Second Year, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Contact: conwayr@umich.edu 

 

Tyler Hoard

First Year, PIBS

Fun Fact:

Contact: thoard@umich.edu 

Elissa Hult

Second Year, Molecular and Integrative Physiology

Why did you join: I joined BGSG because I want to help foster fun and collaboration between the different PIBS departments and make sure all of our voices are heard.

Fun Fact: I’m a big Irish and tap dancer!

Contact: emhult@umich.edu 

Fatima Javed

Second Year, Cell and Developmental Biology

Contact: fjaved@umich.edu

 Jennifer Jimenez

Second Year, Cancer Biology

Why did you join: To get more involved in the grad school community and help make changes that we can all benefit from 🙂

Fun Fact: I have a fraternal twin who is much cooler than me!

Contact: jejimene@umich.edu

Josh Lott

Second Year, Pharmacology

Contact: joslott@umich.edu

 

Sierra Nishizaki

Fifth+ Year, Human Genetics

Contact: ssnishi@umich.edu

 

Brian Peterson

Second Year, Biological Chemistry

Fun Fact:

Contact: bgpete@umich.edu

 

Brittany Salazar

First Year, PIBS

Why did you join: To advocate for my fellow students!

Fun Fact: My fingers are double-jointed.

Contact: salazarb@umich.edu

 

Stephanie Sandoval Pistorius

Second Year, Neuroscience

Why did you join: I want to help make graduate school a good experience for students.

Fun Fact: I lived in Montreal for a year and am obsessed with finding good poutine!

Contact: sspisto@umich.edu

Matt Schnizlein

Third Year, Microbiology and Immunology

Why did you join: To serve the Michigan community while interacting with graduate students from across the PIBS departments.

Fun Fact: I enjoy watching/reading murder mysteries!

Contact: mschnizl@umich.edu

Veerin Sirihorachai

Second Year, Cancer Biology

Contact: vrsiri@umich.edu

Sydney Smith

Second Year, Immunology

Why did you join: I believe strongly that all individuals should have access and opportunities to pursue education in a community that promotes their success. With this value in mind, I joined BGSG to work with other representatives to improve the programming and academic environment of PIBS.

Contact: msydneys@umich.edu

 Maria C Virgilio

Second Year, Cell & Molecular Biology

Why did you join: To improve grad student life, especially the incoming classes, and be a part of the UMich community!

Fun Fact: I enjoy sewing my own clothes and making fashion accessories by hand.

Contact: mcvirgil@umich.edu