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Francesca Siegel is a third year medical student at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She received her masters in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Cincinnati. She’s passionate about preventive medicine, effective science communion, public health, and serving her community. Outside of her school work, she enjoys volunteering with Clinica Latina, OSU’s Hispanic free clinic, running with her husband, travel, and cooking.
Alec is medical student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to med school, he’s worked as an innovation officer at one of Vancouver’s tertiary care hospitals, and has served as a director and co-founder of a non-profit organization supporting youth engagement with humanitarian issues. A passionate problem-solver, Alec loves combining his interests with his lived experiences to start grassroots initiatives in his community. His current projects include investigating improvements to medical respite care for patients facing homelessness, and designing solid waste reduction strategies for improved hospital sustainability. On his down time, he loves cooking, running, and trying not to kill his plants.
Varun Phadke is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Emory University School of Medicine. He is involved in microbiology and infectious diseases education for medical students, residents, and fellows, and his scholarly interests include subspecialty clinical reasoning and diagnostic error. He loves cooking, reading mystery novels, and spending time with his wife and son.