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

Kayla Bahr

I’m from La Crosse, WI. I’m a junior studying biology with a global health certificate. After college, I hope to attend medical school and become a family practice physician. In my free time I like to binge watch a show on Netflix and hang out with my friends. 

Fun Fact: I play on the Women’s Club basketball team, and we won nationals last year.


Becca Warzyn

Professional Development

Hi HOSA! My name is Becca Warzyn and I am a Junior studying Kinesiology, with certificates in Athletic Healthcare and Promoting Activity for Diverse Abilities. I hope to become a Physical Therapist. This is my second year on the HOSA board as co-chair of the Professional Development Committee, and I was a committee member my freshman year! I look forward to meeting everyone and having another great year in HOSA!

Kylie Wilson
Campus and Community Relations

Hello everyone! My name is Kylie Wilson and I am a junior studying global health, and minoring in disability rights and services. I am from Merrimac, Wi and am hoping to attend PA school following graduation. I work in the neuro ICU at the university hospital. A fun fact about me is that I have two bernedoodles!


Olivia Schmitz

Special Events

Hi HOSA! My name is Olivia Schmitz. I am on the Special Events Committee this year. I am a Senior hoping to have my own wellness practice as a dietician and chiropractor. See you all at the events throughout the year! 


Madison Barnes

Communication Coordinator

Hey!! I’m a sophomore from Sussex, WI, and I’m majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology with a BioCore certificate. I plan on going to medical school to become a pathologist, which is a behind-the-scenes doctor that uses a microscope to diagnose diseases. In my free time, I like to read and write poetry and take care of my plants. A fun fact about me is that I’m working on publishing a poetry book!

Katelyn Drake

I’m a senior from Huntington Beach, California. I am currently in my second year of nursing school, and after graduation I plan to work in a hospital as a bedside nurse (uncertain of what type of unit at the moment). I love to pretend to do homework while I am actually talking with friends, to go to school events with free giveaways, go for walks, read, and listen to music. Fun fact: I have a horrible fear of opossums. 


Eliza Loechl

Professional Development

I am from Champaign, Illinois. I am a Senior studying global health and health promotion and health equity with a certificate in business. After graduating, I hope to get my master’s in either public health or health administration. In my free time I love spending time with my friends and family, going for walks, and trying new food places in Madison! Fun fact: I went to Greece this past summer.

Kelty Neff
Campus and Community Relations

Hi everyone! My name is Kelty Neff and I am a sophomore majoring in Pre-Nursing. I plan on receiving my BSN and then eventually going back to school to become a CRNA. I am from Eagle River, Wisconsin so in my free time I love to be out on the boat with my friends. A fun fact about myself is that I know how to juggle.

Maddie Gehring
Communication Coordinator

Hi all! My name is Maddie and I’m a senior from Fond du lac, WI studying Global Health. I intend on becoming a Physician Assistant and specializing in cardiothoracic surgery. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, playing with my roommate's dog, and spending time outdoors.  

Fun Fact: I traveled abroad to Uganda this past summer where we conducted Mobile Health clinics and learned about their healthcare system. I also traveled to Breckenridge, Colorado this summer.

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Anika Eder
Campus and Community Relations

Hi! My name is Anika Eder and I am from Wausau, WI. I am a sophomore and majoring in Pre-Nursing. I am hoping to work as a nurse after receiving my BSN and then wanting to go back to school to become a Nurse Practitioner. Some things I love to do are read, ski, and play tennis. I have been a CNA at the hospital in Wausau for 3 years now, working on varying units such as Palliative and Oncology. A fun fact about me is that I went to state for tennis twice!

Gabrielle Garrigan
Special Events

Hello! I am a senior from Portage, WI and I am majoring in Genetics and Genomics with a certificate in Global Health. I am taking a gap year then attending PA school to work in women’s health either in OB or infertility with IVF. In my free time, I like to play sand volleyball with my friends! A fun fact about me is that this summer I studied abroad in Uganda working in Mobile Clinics and learning about their healthcare system.

Afton Congdon
Special Events

Hey, I am a junior from Neenah, Wi. I am pursuing a biology degree with a certificate in disabilities rights and services on a pre-med route. I would love to become a Radiologist one day, and I currently work in the Neuro ICU at UW. In my free time I enjoy watching movies, swimming, eating breadsticks, and spending time with friends. 

A fun fact about me is that I broke my face in first grade and you can still see the crack when I smile.

Veni Nikolova
Global and Public Health

Hi everyone! My name is Veni Nikolova and I’m from Pingree Grove, Illinois. I am a junior majoring in Health Promotion and Health Equity with a Global Health Certificate. I hope to become a neonatal nurse in my future! In my free time, I love to read, hangout with friends and go on walks! A fun fact about me is that I speak Bulgarian.

Julie Jones
Global and Public Health

Sara Hoffman

Internal Affairs

Hey! I’m a senior from Middleton, WI. I’m in my second year of the nursing program and would like to become either a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. I love traveling, reading, baking, working out, and hanging out with friends.. A fun fact about me is that I was adopted!

Hi! My name is Sara Hoffman and I am this year’s Communication Coordinator! I am a psychology and pre-nursing major with a certification in environmental studies. I am interested in a future career in nursing but also have an interest in holistic health and psychology research, so we will see where I will end up! In my free time I love to backpack, snowboard, play music and hang with friends. I am also involved in the Hoofer’s outing club and ski and snowboard club on campus. I am excited to get to know you all!

Laci Martinson
Interdisciplinary Development
Preethi Saravanan
Interdisciplinary Development

Hi my name is Laci Martinson and I’m from Cottage Grove, Wisconsin. I’m a sophomore majoring in Neurobiology, on the pre medical track. I hope to one day become a neurologist. In my free time I like to read, hike and boat in the summertime, and go on walks when the weather is nice!
Fun Fact: I had 2 hip surgeries in high school, definitely inspiring me further to pursue a career in healthcare!

Hi HOSA! My name is Preethi. I am a junior majoring in Neurobiology with certificates in Global Health and Art History. My career goals are to do research abroad and then attend medical school. I’m very excited to delve into healthcare through HOSA this year and meet all of you. Feel free to email me about anything HOSA, academic, or student life related!

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