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Medical Student Council

AAEM/RSA Medical Student Council
May 2022 — May 2023

The Medical Student Council enhances AAEM/RSA's services to students and expands the medical student leadership to coordinate student initiatives, regional activities, and recruitment.

Medical Student Council Chair — Mary Unanyan, BA 

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergrad: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Favorite Thing About Your City: LA is vibrant, eclectic, and there is always something new to see, hear, and do. AND you can’t forget about all the delicious food. Korean, Nigerian, Greek, Thai, and the list goes on and on!
Professional Interests: Healthcare policy and advocacy, social EM, medical education 
Hobbies: Reading books and webtoons/novels, binging TV shows, hiking, cooking, table top and video games
Go-To Karaoke Song: Sugar, We’re Goin Down by Fall Out Boy


Medical Student Council Vice Chair — Clara Pavesi-Krieger 

Hometown: Turin, Italy
Undergrad: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine 
Favorite Thing About Your City: Mario's Italian shaved ice, walking along the lakefront, the gorgeous architecture, exploring new restaurants 
Professional Interests: EM, Global Health, Access to Care, Limited English Proficiency Patients 
Hobbies: Being a new mom, pottery, baking lemon scones, painting, running, dancing, yoga, hiking
Go-To Karaoke Song: I am a terrible singer but probably something in Italian :) 


Western Regional Representative — Nvard Sisliyan

Hometown:  Los Angeles, CA
Undergrad: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Favorite Thing About Your City: I love Los Angeles for its incredible options and diversity of activities. It's a perfect place for foodies like me who enjoy learning about different cultures through cuisine. Not to mention access to In n Out is an added bonus! The weather is nice, the beaches are close, the hiking trails are beautiful, and there’s always great spots to enjoy live music.
Professional Interests: Health policy, Mental health awareness, EMS Prehospital care, Critical care & Trauma
Hobbies: Traveling, discovering new coffee shops, gardening, cooking, dancing
Go-To Karaoke Song: Love jamming out to any 70's music so my go-to song is a toss up between Abba's Gimme Gimme Gimme & Queen's Somebody to Love.


Midwestern Regional Representative — Shannon McDonnell, BS

Hometown: Jackson, MI
Undergrad: Loyola University Chicago
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Favorite Thing About Your City: I love exploring new places in the city and trying new restaurants. Running on the lakefront trail and enjoying the Lake Michigan beaches also makes Chicago special.
Professional Interests: Medical education, Critical care/Trauma, Pre-Hospital Care
Hobbies: Running, skiing, tennis, traveling, trying new restaurants
Go-To Karaoke Song: I'm a terrible singer, but Mr. Brightside is a fun song!


Southern Regional Representative — Amanda Eukovich

Hometown: Tampa, FL
Undergrad: University of Florida
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University
Favorite Thing About Your City: The beach!
Professional Interests: Critical Care
Hobbies: Tennis, yoga, volleyball, cooking, playing guitar 
Go-To Karaoke Song: You’re So Vain by Carly Simon


Northeastern Regional Representative — Chibuzo N. Opara

  Hometown: Ewing, NJ
Undergrad: Howard University
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Favorite Thing About Your City: The endless museums that you can get lost in
Professional Interests: Emergency Medicine, Global health, Disaster Medicine
Hobbies: I love interior designing and decorating my space! I also love to find and try out new recipes
Go-To Karaoke Song: I Wanna Dance with Somebody by Whitney Houston


International Representative — Lindsay Callahan

Hometown: Saratoga Springs, NY
Undergrad: Russell Sage College
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Favorite Thing About Your City: I’m in NYC for 3rd year and I love that there is always something fun to do! There are an endless number of places to explore and restaurants to try. 
Professional Interests: Emergency medicine and critical care
Hobbies: Cooking, reading & roller skating
Go-To Karaoke Song: I’m too shy - I’ve never sang karaoke


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