Nsaws co-director | Olivia Plana
Olivia is a junior in Quincy house studying Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology. She is interested in stem cell research related to in vitro disease models, drug development, and lincRNA functionality/characterization. She has been involved in WISHR since her freshman year and served as an NSAWS Co-Director last year and again this year. When she is not studying, doing research in lab, or organizing this awesome symposium, she loves to run, practice martial arts, spend time with friends, explore Boston, and eat all kinds of chocolate and try new foods.
NSAWS CO-DIRECTOR | Sarah zaghouani
Currently a sophomore in Quincy House, Sarah is a rookie Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology concentrator, aspiring physician-scientist, and molecular immunology enthusiast, with a penchant for the study of autoimmune disease models. Also near and dear to Sarah's heart: her Tunisian heritage,afternoons with her sassy Alzheimer's buddy (shameless Harvard College Alzheimer's Buddies plug!), and the slow, yet steady expansion of her miniature stuffed cow collection.
NSaws student events chair | Sara asad
Sara is a sophomore at Lowell House concentrating in Biomedical Engineering. She is interested in investigating chronic medical diseases through an interdisciplinary approach in biomedical engineering and computer science. On campus, Sara serves as the Speaker Series chair for WISHR, a Program Coordinator for Strong Women Strong Girls, and Client Service Manager for LIFT. In her spare time Sara loves to Zumba and explore the city of Boston.
nsaws publicity chair | Lilian benet
Lilian is a freshman at Harvard College interested in biology, chemistry, and mathematics. She hopes to concentrate in Applied Mathematics and possibly attend medical school after her four years at Harvard. Besides acting as the Publicity Chair for NSAWS this year, she is a part of the Foundation For International Medical Relief of Children, where she teaches kids at local schools the importance of being healthy. Lilian also likes to spend her time running, tutoring, and exploring Boston.
nsaws publicity committee member | selena pasadyn
Selena Pasadyn ('16) is concentrating in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. She became interested in pre-medicine and working with patients because both of her parents are registered nurses and she has volunteered and shadowed extensively in hospital settings. She wants to maximize patient care through research and compassion, and aligns her values with Women in Science. Selena is a member of the varsity cross country and track and field teams, participates in Alzheimer's Buddies, is an LS1a facilitator, and is currently conducting research modeling hereditary dystonia. Selena loves running, swimming, spending time with family, reading, and country music.