Class Officers 

Meet our student leaders.

Medical student leaders work together to advocate for the student body, improve medical-school life, and strengthen the overall experience at the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM).

Student Leadership

  • AAMC OSR Representatives: Chelsea Pan (MS4), Joanne Newens (MS3), Melanie Ramirez (MS2)
  • Charles R. Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program Representatives: TBD
  • PRIME Representative: TBD
  • MSTP MSC Representative: TBD
  • MSTP MEC Representative: TBD
  • President: Rohini Nott
  • Vice President: Juhee Agrawal
  • Medical Student Council Representatives: Nonye Ikeanyi 
  • Treasurer: Hannah Parish
  • Secretary: Mary Kaplan
  • Graduate Student Association Representatives: Durga Ganesh, Persiana Saffari
  • Medical Education Committee Representatives: Holly Huang, Fahim Mahmud, Lara Tang
  • Alumni Affairs Representatives: Durga Ghosh, Dong Ho Shin
  • Equity and Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Representatives: Kendra Arriaga-Castellanos, Samuel Hulbert, Colin Wang
  • Professionalism Council Representatives: Sarah Pena Carmona, Beau Sperry
  • Well-Being Committee Representatives: Callie Cuff, Annette Marinello, Clare Moffatt, Connie Ho
  • Social Activities Committee Representatives: Parsa Asachi, Vera Khurshudyan 
  • President: Jade Cook
  • Vice President: Santiago Gudiño-Rosales
  • Medical Student Council Representative: Clara Nguyen
  • Treasurer: Bennett Shaw
  • Secretary: Marilyn Bravo 
  • Graduate Student Association Representatives.: Nicholas Hamilton, Harika Kottakota
  • Medical Education Committee Representatives: Toery Averick, Joanne Newens, Matthew Rios
  • Alumni Affairs Representatives: Yousseff Essanaa
  • Equity and Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Representatives: Michael Freddy, Alberto Juarez, Elizza Villarruel 
  • Professionalism Council Representatives: Jonathan Attalla, Anthony Nguyen
  • Well-Being Committee Representatives: Michaela Juels, Yifan Mao, Gianna Radeljic, Shannon Richardson 
  • Social Activities Committee Representatives: Raimel Brooks, Daem Celestin, Boss Le, Luigi Varilla, Mia Williams, Frank Zhou
  • President: Amara Onyiah
  • Vice President: Kaav Shariati
  • Medical Student Council Rep: Abinaya Ramakrishnan
  •  Treasurer: Thomas Issa
  •  Secretary: Taylor Liu
  •  Graduate Student Association Reps: Oladunni Alomaja, Stacy Piva
  •  Medical Education Committee Reps: Amani Carson, Audrey Chung, Maryam Farooq 
  •  Alumni Affairs Reps: Maxwell Weng, Matthew Yan
  •  Equity and Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Reps: Nadir Adra, Keytiana Hempstead , Reeta Asmai 
  •  Professionalism Council Reps: Ilich Rodriguez-Rivas, Angelina Wei
  •  Well-Being Committee Reps: Raeven Grant, Leslie Nunez, Vidhi Singh, Dona Syriani 
  •  Social Activities Committee Reps: Giovanni Gamalong, Autreen Golzar, Luke Murphy, Eugene Oh, Ani Orujyan, Anais Panossian, Manish Suryapalam
  • President: Camille Motchoffo Simo
  • Vice President: Cindy Curiel
  • Medical Student Council Rep: Christopher Mason
  • Treasurer: Simon Liu
  • Secretary: Lavender Micalo
  • Graduate Student Association Reps: Sabrina Rainsbury, Ezi Okoro
  • Medical Education Committee Reps: Kruti Desai, Mario Eusebio
  • Alumni Affairs Reps: Jose Chevalier, Jose Segura-Bermudez
  • Equity and Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Reps: Marlena Freeman, Hellen Jumo, Makaelah Murray
  • Professionalism Council Reps: Iman Kazah, Jared Wiegand
  • Well-Being Committee Reps: Lorenzo Miller, Rony Moon, Hillary Nguyen, Yee Nip
  • Social Activities Committee Reps: Ava Jafarpour, Michelle Ryder

About the Medical Student Council

As members of the Medical Student Council, we will strive to positively influence student life through advocacy, policy, open communication, and leadership. 

A DGSOM community with a unified education enterprise, transparent and effective communication between students and administration, and strong student leaders.

  • Foster student and administration leadership that resonates through the years 
  • Ease transition for new members of the DGSOM community
  • Encourage, facilitate and demonstrate mentorship
  • Support and cultivate ideas and initiatives; encourage innovation 
  • Lead transparent and effective communication between the student body and administration 
  • Identify and address the needs and concerns of the DGSOM community.
  • Serve as the unified voice of the student body from all DGSOM programs (Geffen, Drew, Prime, MSTP)

Class Officer Roles and Responsibilities

  • Represents the class at meetings with the Dean, Faculty Executive Committee, and Medical Student Council (1-2 hours/month)
  • Voting member on MSC (2 hours/month)
  • Oversees class MSC
  • Facilitates communication between class and administration
  • Time Commitment: ~6-10 hours/week
  • Biggest Responsibilities
    • Ceremony of Thanks 
    • Facilitate monthly MS1 MSC meetings
  • Voting member on The MSC
  • Voting member on The MSC Budget Committee
  • Attends meetings/functions on behalf of the President when needed 
  • Facilitates monthly class MSC meetings
  • Time Commitment: ~5-8 hours/week
  • Biggest Responsibility: Talent Show
  • Takes minutes at meetings
  • Maintains all non-financial records
  • MS1 Secretary is responsible for updating the student calendar in the main hallway
  • Reserve and organize class MSC meetings
  • Time Commitment: ~2-3 hours/week
  • Biggest Responsibility: Operation Matriculation
  • Represents class at all meetings for the GSA
  • Time Commitment: ~1-2 hours/week (exception: large time commitment week of Grad Games (usually early block 4)
  • Biggest Responsibilities
    • UCLA Grad Games Coordinators 
    • Class T-Shirt design and sale
  • Attends monthly meetings of MEC and subcommittees
  • Serves on the Human Biology and Disease Committee
  • Provides feedback to faculty and administration
  • Responds to students’ questions, suggestions, and complaints
  • Run block feedback groups
  • Time Commitment: ~3-5 hours/week
  • Biggest Responsibilities
    • Attend MEC & HBD Meetings
    • Lead Block Feedback groups  
  • Attends meetings of the MAA
  • Assists with miscellaneous events sponsored by the MAA
  • Publicizes events and services of MAA
  • Time Commitment: ~1-3 hours/week
  • Biggest Responsibility: MAA Career Conference
  • The Professionalism Council acts as an advisory board to the Dean of Student Affairs and MSC Make recommendations regarding issues of professionalism and the Honor Code
  • Time Commitment: ~1-4 hours/week
  • Biggest Responsibilities:
    • Attending monthly Professionalism Council meetings and MSC meeting
    • Planning and hosting the Ethics symposium
    • Responding to reports of unprofessionalism from the class
    • Gauging the climate of DGSOM via town halls, surveys, etc
  • Attend quarterly meetings
  • Promote student well-being by advertising and utilizing on-campus resources.
  • Develop specific well-being initiatives for nutrition, mental health and fitness.
  • Help coordinate well-being activities for incoming class as part of the MS1 Base Camp Course.
  • Promote community well-being with student participation in activities (i.e. beach clean-up, organized trip to a Farmer’s Market, 5K/10K benefit).
  • Encourage responsible practices (reducing waste, recycling in lecture halls, etc.).
  • Time Commitment: ~1-2 hours/week
  • Biggest Responsibilities:
    • All-School Well-Being Events
    • Class Well-Being Events and Initiatives

Get Involved 

  • Orientation (August)
  • Med Games (October)
  • Ethics Symposium (November/April)
  • All-School Formal (January)
  • Talent Show (March)
  • Revisit Weekend (April)
  • Grad Games (May)
  • Ceremony of Thanks (May)
  • Commencement Ceremony (June)
  • Recruitment activities – calling 1st years
  • Student panels
  • Class Socials 
  • Well-Being Events

Attendees: Meetings are open to all students 

When: Meets monthly, second Tuesday of the month

Topics of Discussion:

  • Committee reports
  • Student initiatives
  • Administrative issues
  • Other time sensitive matters


  • MS1, MS2, MS3, MS4 President
  • MS1, MS2, MS3, MS4 Vice President
  • MS1, MS2, MS3, MS4 MSC Rep 

Budget Committee: Manages a $25,000 budget for student initiatives. Meets monthly to review proposals.

When: Meets monthly to review proposals (first Tuesday of every month)


  • MS1, MS2, MS3, MS4 Vice President
  • MS1, MS2, MS3, MS4 Treasurer 
  • Manages a $25,000 budget for student initiatives