The inspiration behind creating MedConnects stems from the limited amount of resources available to pre-medical students at Cornell University. Due to the absence of individualized mentorship, we aim to connect Cornell pre-medical students to alumni that are either currently in medical school or attending physicians. Serving as the first organization to bridge aspiring physicians with experienced healthcare providers nationwide, we proudly support all cornellians in their journey to become health professionals!
President & Alumni Connections Chair
Zenia is a senior on the pre-nursing track majoring in Biology & Society with a minor in Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is originally from Chevy Chase, MD and plans to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner. In addition to her role in MedConnects, Zenia is a member of Alpha Iota Gamma and works as a resident care assistant at a local nursing home. In her free time, she enjoys doing film photography, trying out new places to eat, and cuddling with her dog.
Kaitlyn is a junior majoring in Biology & Society in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She is originally from Elmwood Park, NJ and came to Cornell directly after high school. In addition to her role in MedConnects, Kaitlyn is part of the Absolute A Capella group, GlobeMed, CSTEP, and is an assistant in the Ophir lab conducting research on various hormones associated with social bonding in prairie voles. She hopes to pursue some form of graduate school in the future. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, watching films, and playing with her pets.
In addition to her role in MedConnects, Lina is part of the Cornell Healthcare Review and Project Sunshine. She is originally from Seoul, South Korea, and recently transferred to Cornell from UC Berkeley. She is now in her sophomore year majoring in human biology, health, and society with a minor in health policy in the College of Human Ecology, and on the pre-medical track. She is still exploring what specialty to pursue but is currently interested in pediatric cardiology and emergency medicine. In her free time, Lina enjoys reading, listening to music, and eating good food with family and friends.