BOARD BIOS

Below you can find out more information about the HOSA Executive Board.

Abby Laskowski

Hi friends! My name is Abby and I am your President for the 2020-2021 school year! This year I will be a senior in my first year in the Nursing Program. I’m exploring my interests in cardiology, trauma, and labor & delivery as a nurse. I have been in HOSA since my freshman year, so this will be fourth year with this wonderful club :) My favorite parts of HOSA have been the opportunities offered through the club and the relationships built with students who share the same passion for healthcare as me. As president, I hope to provide our members with informative resources to allow them to be the best healthcare providers they can be!

Rachel Sanderfoot

Hi HOSA! My name is Rachel, and I am a co-chair on the Professional Development committee. I am a junior and am majoring in Neurobiology with certificates in Promoting Activity for Diverse Abilities and Leadership. I aim to attend medical school in the future and am very interested in dermatology! I love HOSA because it has helped me grow as a pre-health student through creating opportunities and experiences related to future health care career goals. HOSA and the PD committee supply students with tools to learn and succeed throughout their pre-health journey. HOSA is a great way to form connections with peers and professionals around you!

Anton Tung

Hello! My name is Anton Tung, and I am currently a junior. I am majoring in Biochemistry and Environmental Science, with hopes of attending Medical and Graduate School. The ultimate goal would be to work both in clinics and labs. I've been in HOSA for 6 years, joining my freshman year of high school, and I'm glad I am able to continue with it through college. This year I am serving as a Co-Head of the Affiliation Committee with Nancy Chang. The reason why I've stuck with HOSA for so long is because of the opportunities and networking it offers, and the people it has. There are so many ways to get involved throughout the health community with HOSA, and its members are fun and helpful. 

Sydney Ryback

Hey HOSA! My name is Sydney and I am a senior majoring in biology with a certificate in global health. After undergrad, I hope to either do an accelerated BSN program or attend PA school (maybe both!). I also have a huge interest in healthcare administration and would love to pursue a career that allowed me to explore this further. This will be my third year in HOSA and first as a co-chair of the Special Events committee. My favorite part of HOSA is the opportunities it provides to explore numerous health careers and the ability to learn and share experiences with fellow pre-health students. I'm excited to get to know everyone this year!  

Claudia Sheldon

Hey HOSA! My name is Claudia and I am a senior here at UW studying Genetics and Genomics. I have been a member of HOSA for 4 years. This year, I am a co-chair of the Campus Relations Committee. My favorite part of HOSA is getting to listen to guest lectures. The people who have come to speak have opened so many doors for me both academically and professionally. I’m looking forward to a great year in a great student organization! 

Anna Turdo

Hey HOSA! My name is Anna Turdo, and I am one of the co-chairs for the Interdisciplinary Development committee! I’m currently a sophomore majoring in Biochemistry with a certificate in Biocore Curriculum Honors, and in the future, I would like to work as either a pediatrician or a physician assistant. My favorite parts of HOSA are getting to listen to different healthcare professionals share more about their careers and experiences and getting to meet a bunch of pre-health students. I’m super excited for another year HOSA, and I can’t wait to meet everyone!

Nancy Chang

Hello! I’m Nancy and I am the UW-Madison HOSA VP for this crazy COVID year! I am currently a senior majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics with a certificate in Asian American Studies with a HMoob Emphasis. My end goal in mind is to become a registered dietitian. This is now my fourth year of HOSA, but I have been active with the organization since freshman year of high school! My favorite part would be seeing all of the hardworking and inspiring HOSA members around me. I’m looking forward to my last year of HOSA with you all!

Alex Moreno

Hey HOSA! I'm Alex and I'm a sophomore double majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Spanish with a Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Certificate. As for the future, I plan on going to Graduate School and becoming a Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist. This is my second year in HOSA and I am one of the Co-Chairs for the Special Events Committee. My favorite part of HOSA is being able to surround myself with other hardworking and supportive members who strive to be the best versions of themselves. I look forward to a great year!

Maya Mollgaard

Hi HOSA!! My name is Maya Mollgaard and I am a sophomore pre-nursing student with a global health certificate. I am a co-chair for the special events committee this year. Someday I hope to become a Nurse Anesthetist. I have done HOSA all throughout high school and have loved continuing it in college. My favorite thing about it is how much I have learned about the medical field. Some things I love to do are bake, travel, spend time at my cabin, and with friends and family. Can’t wait for a great year!

Torri Glissendorf

Hey! My name is Torri, and I am a co-chair for the Campus Relations Committee. I am a senior majoring in Neurobiology & Psychology, with a certificate in Religious Studies. After attending graduate school, I hope to go to medical school and become a doctor. I have been a member of HOSA since my freshman year, and I am excited to be on a committee for my last year as an undergrad! HOSA has given me a wide variety of opportunities not only for volunteering, but for figuring out what part of healthcare I want to go into. I look forward to having a great Senior year with HOSA!

Nicole Frank

Hey HOSA! My name is Nicole and I am one of the student advisors this year! This is my third year being apart of HOSA. I am currently a senior in the Kinesiology program and completing the Athletic Healthcare certificate. After undergrad, I plan on attending graduate school for physical therapy. In the future I hope to become a Pediatric Physical Therapist in an acute care setting. I enjoy hiking, playing soccer and baking. I am really looking forward to a great year! 

Alina Hampton

Hello everyone! My name is Alina Hampton and I am a junior here at UW-Madison. I am majoring in biology and hoping to become a pediatrician one day! This is my second year in HOSA, and I am one of the leaders of the Professional Development committee. I believe that the best thing about HOSA is that it opens up your opportunities. Without HOSA, I wouldn’t be able to experience a job shadow with a UW physician or become a certified phlebotomist. HOSA allows you to explore your options in the Pre-Health world and it’s a great place to be!

Shree Dudhat

Hi HOSA! I'm Shree and I am a sophomore majoring in Biology on a pre-med track with certificates in Classical Studies and Art History. I plan on attending medical school after graduating; I want to be a pediatrician because I love working with kids! This is my second year as a HOSA member and I'm so excited to be co-chair for the Internal Affairs Committee! My favorite thing about HOSA is the connections I've been able to make because of it. Whether they're professional or personal relations, HOSA has given me the opportunity to meet so many new people and learn all about the different aspects of healthcare. I can't wait to have an amazing year with you all! 

Molly Pistono

Hi HOSA! My name is Molly, and I am a junior majoring in Neurobiology with Italian and Gender and Women's Studies certificates. After college, I hope to attend medical school to become a Neurologist. I have been a member of HOSA since my freshman year of college and am excited to be a co-chair for Community Relations this year! HOSA has given me numerous volunteer opportunities and connections in medicine. I love hiking, playing volleyball, and spending time with friends and family. I'm looking forward to a great year!

Marlina Mueller

Hey HOSA! My name is Marlina and I am a senior this year double majoring in Neurobiology and Psychology with a Health and the Humanities certificate. I plan on either going to med-school or grad school and becoming a child psychiatrist. I absolutely love kids and am a huge advocate for mental health and mindfulness, so I want to pursue a career involving both those aspects! This will be my second year in HOSA and I am really excited to be a co-chair for Internal Affairs committee this year. The best part of HOSA is being able to meet all the new people (whether it be in the club or the speakers) and becoming more confident and aware of the different aspects within the medical field, and obviously all the awesome socials! 

Alexys Birmingham

Hey HOSA! My name is Alexys, and I am a junior studying biology. I have a passion for learning about the mind-body connection, so I am also a mind body instructor through UW-Madison’s Recreation and Wellbeing department. I am very interested in becoming a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine! HOSA has provided numerous opportunities for me to explore the healthcare field. This year, I am one of the co-chairs for the Interdisciplinary Development committee. I can’t wait to explore the healthcare field with everyone!

Kami Kuester

Hiya HOSA! My name is Kami, and I'm a senior  majoring in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) and Psychology with certificates in Leadership and Health and the Humanities. I've recently decided to become a chiropractor, and I couldn't be more excited! I've been in HOSA since I was a freshman in high school and wanted to continue doing it in college. I am one of the Communications Coordinators this year with Nitin. Fun fact: National Squirrel Appreciation Day is  January 21st.

Anna Hinz

Hey HOSA! My name is Anna Hinz and I am a sophomore pre-nursing student with a global health certificate. I am the co-chair for the affiliation committee this year.  I want to become a cardiac nurse or get an advanced nursing degree, but the door is always open to new options. I am very passionate about health equality, particularly in how it relates to vaccine coverage and why people choose not to vaccinated. My bucket list consists of visiting all 62 national parks as well as traveling as much as I can.  My next favorite pastimes are reading and going up to the lake.  I can't wait to meet you!!

Rita Simpson

Hello HOSA! My name is Rita and I’m a senior here at UW starting my first year at the School of Nursing. I’ve been a part of HOSA since the start of my freshman year and am thrilled to be entering my fifth semester with this awesome organization! This year I’ll be one of the Special Events Chairs, planning the All Campus Healthcare Symposium and Trot 4 Tots along with my amazing co-chairs Sofie and Sydney. In the future, I’d like to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner, specializing in psychiatry or cosmetics. My favorite part about HOSA is the opportunity to network with both peers and professionals in a super fun, welcoming environment. Can’t wait to meet you all!

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