Student Wellness Committee


Class of 2021


Integration Sub-Committee and Mental Health Chair - Anita Savell

  • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
  • Undergraduate Degree: Electrical Engineering
  • Hometown: A Little Bit of Everywhere
  • Career Goals: I plan to become a dermatologist
  • Hobbies: Vistual fine arts and martial arts

Integration Committee - Joseph Thomas

  • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
  • Undergraduate Degree: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
  • Career Goals: I’m excited to be going into pediatrics! I am leaning towards a fellowship of some sort (cardiology vs. critical care vs. NICU) but haven’t made up my mind on which
  • Hobbies:  I love to watch TV and movies (domestic and foreign), read sci-fi and fantasy books, cook with my friends, and snoop out hidden gems in town! I have an unhealthy board game buying habit and recently picked up ceramics and piano.

Integration Sub-Committee - Cindy Valverde

  • Undergraduate College: University of California, San Diego
  • Undergraduate Degree: Physiology and Neuroscience; Minor in Psychology
  • Hometown: Santa Ana, CA
  • Career GoalsI look forward to becoming a family medicine physician and working with underserved communities. I am especially interested in women’s health, peds/adolescent health, global medicine, and preventative care. 
  • Hobbies: During my free time you’ll find me hiking with my dog, gardening, or at a yoga or spin class. I also enjoy baking/cooking new recipes, exploring coffee shops, and traveling to new places.

    Class of 2022


    Social Wellness Chair - Manoj Mathew

    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Undergraduate Degree: Biochemistry
    • Career Goals: I am not exactly sure which specialty I would like to go in, but I aspire to be a physician that is involved with the community and medical students.
    • Hobbies: I love food, dogs, and longboarding. Perhaps my favorite activity is cooking up meals with a bunch of random ingredients I find in the pantry. Most of the time the dish is pretty good.

    Integration Sub-Committee - Pascal Nilsson

    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    • Undergraduate Degree: Biological Sciences
    • Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
    • Career GoalsI am most interested in internal medicine and neurology. I would like to practice in an academic setting and have a teaching role.
    • Hobbies: I enjoy going to stand-up comedy shows and indie-rock concerts. I enjoy playing ping pong, hiking, baking and going to coffee shops. Favorite foods are sushi and blueberry muffins.

    Physical Wellness Chair - Abi Prabhu

    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Undergraduate Degree: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Career Goals: I’m not sure what I want to specialize in but I look forward to exploring around much more and finding something that I love to do!
    • Hobbies: I love to read, cook using healthy recipes, take pictures, and spend time with friends. I’m obsessed with dogs and take every opportunity possible to pet random dogs since my own pup is back home in Vegas and I miss him a bunch. I also like exploring new places and finding cool artsy places in the city!

    Integration and Family Involvement Sub-Committees - Mario Pucci

    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    • Undergraduate Degree: Biochemistry, Minor in Biology
    • Hometown: Henderson, Nevada
    • Career GoalsI am still deciding what I want to do, but I know it will be within the primary care fields. I want to be involved with academia, global health, and integrative medicine modalities.
    • Hobbies: I love anything and everything water related: swimming, fishing, boating, snorkeling, etc. Also, I am a foodie and love reading and writing reviews on Yelp. In my down time, I enjoy getting lost in YouTube wormholes.

    Mind Wellness Chair - Lily Tam

    • Undergraduate College: University of California, Berkeley
    • Undergraduate Degree: Political Economy
    • Hometown: South Lake Tahoe, CA
    • Career GoalsI've fallen in love with so many specialities along the course of my inquiry. At my local community clinic in family medicine, I was like -- That! And later, I met an amazing neurologist, and was then like -- That! Again with rheumatology and palliative care -- That and That! As one can see, this is my way of saying: I'm not sure. I stay open to the possibilities, and am quite content with the freedom of curiosity. I will say, however, I do have a special place in my heart for oncology. Especially spotlighting those beautiful lungs.
    • Hobbies: Lily finds a lot of joy in the simple things. Like coffee -- Folger's instant coffee, she's totally okay with that! Nature is her jam. She enjoys getting lost (the intentional kind) and exploring. A happy day is one where she is outside all day. Perhaps even capped off with hot drinks around a nighttime campfire. She strives to find the beauty in the moments that make up this extraordinary gift called life.

      Class of 2023


      Integration and Family Involvement Sub-Committees - Ngantu Le

      • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
      • Undergraduate Degree: Biology and Neuroscience
      • Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
      • Career Goals: I am mostly interested in neurosurgery and OBGYN, but still keeping an open mind until clerkship rotations. I enjoy the academic setting and plan to be involved in academia after graduation.
      • Hobbies: I love jigsaw puzzles, painting, and trying new foods. I have high tolerance for spicy foods and will always take the highest challenge that’s offered. I also enjoy being around all animals and will find a way to spend time with my friends’ pets any time I can.

      Awareness Sub-Committee - Gideon Lomiiko

      • Undergraduate College: Weber State University
      • Undergraduate Degree: Zoology
      • Hometown: Maralal, Kenya
      • Career Goals: I am interested in Family Medicine and would like to be involved in Global Health
      • Hobbies: Hobbies: Cycling, hiking, camping and generally being outside in nature.

      Awareness Sub-Committee - Sabel Witmer

      • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
      • Undergraduate Degree: Neuroscience 
      • Hometown: Reno, NV
      • Career GoalsI have not completely decided yet on a specialty, still hoping to find the best fit for me and my future patients. I’m looking forward to learning more about different specialty options during clinical rotations in my third year. Overall, my goal is to find a career choice that is fulfilling and stimulating for me for many years to come.
      • Hobbies: I absolutely love to read and will do it any chance I get! I also enjoy spending time with pets, and skiing/mountain biking.

        Class of 2024


        Integration and Family Involvement Sub-Committees - Kristen Morrill

        • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
        • Undergraduate Degree: Biology
        • Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
        • Career Goals: I’ve dreamed of being an OBGYN with my own practice since elementary school. However, if there is a different specialty that allows me to provide patients continuity of care, improve women’s health, and serve underrepresented communities, I’ll pursue that! I suppose time will tell!
        • Hobbies: I love endurance running and other activities that get me outside like hiking. I also enjoy making scrapbooks, watching movies, and baking!

        Integration and Family Involvement Sub-Committees - Taree Chadwick

        • Undergraduate College: Columbia College Chicago and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
        • Undergraduate Degree: Theater Production and Biology
        • Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
        • Career Goals: I plan on working in a rural area as a family medicine physician. Rural medicine excites me because of the unique relationship between the physician and patient. As a rural doc I’ll get to wear multiple hats and do a little bit of everything.
        • Hobbies: I love endurance running and other activities that get me outside like hiking. I also enjoy making scrapbooks, watching movies, and baking!

        Integration Sub-Committee - Sonia Figueroa

        • Undergraduate College: Nevada State College
        • Undergraduate Degree: Biology
        • Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
        • Career Goals: I am not too sure what I want to go into. I have an open mind and am willing to go where this journey takes me. Right now I am thinking about Internal Medicine! My goal is to be able to be involved in academia and be involved in teaching after I graduate!
        • Hobbies: I enjoy cooking with my boyfriend, going to the gym, long showers, and watching movies! Not a hobby - but I love the summertime!

        Awareness Sub-Committee, ACT Representative - Irene Li

        • Undergraduate College: Vanderbilt University
        • Undergraduate Degree: Medicine, Health, and Society; Psychology & Economics Minors
        • Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
        • Career Goals: I am most interested in psychiatry (it’s really what I came to med school for!), but I’m keeping an open mind. We will see!
        • Hobbies: I love reading, working out, hiking, and meditating. I’ve recently started a budding plant collection, so now I’d call myself a plant mom.