Health Careers Peer Advisors

Fall 2014 Office Hours (beginning September 14):

The Health Careers Peer Advisors are an integral part of Brown's Health Careers Advising team. Consult a Brown undergraduate with experience as a health careers student during weekly office hours.  The Peer Advisors also coordinate two highly-informative and engaging events each semester and share tips with students through the Premed Jo monthly Emails. The full HCPA team will be announced shortly. 

DAY TIME LOCATION
Sundays 4pm- 6pm Science Center, 303

Catherine Dang, Class of 2015 

Hometown: Corona, California
Concentration: Community Health
Email: Catherine_Dang@brown.edu

Activities:
  • Swearer Center Community Fellow for Algebra in Motion
  • Brown Pre-Dental Society Executive Board Member
  • Triple Helix Writer
Research:
  • Fall 2012 - Present: Investigate the histological structures of bat wing using a selective stain for elastic tissue. Brown University Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
  • Summer 2013: Investigating the effects of xylitol, the most common artifical sweetner on dental de- and re-mineralization. University of California, Irvine Beckman Laser Institute.
Work:
  • May 2013 - Present: Access Scholar, an AmeriCorps position that works to accomplish the mission and goals of the National College Advising Corps to increase the number of low-income, first generation college and underrepresented students who enter and complete high school.
Fun Tidbit:
  • My best friend was the first friend I made (on my first day of kindergarten) in my life.

     

Jordan Shaw, Class of 2015

Home Town: Grand Prairie, Texas
Concentration: Neuroscience
Email: Jordan_Shaw@brown.edu

Activities:
  • Residential Peer Leader: Women's Peer Counselor (WPC)
  • NEUR 0100 Teaching Assistant
  • Class Coordinating Board Secretary
  • 2013 Gala Co-Chair
  • Senior Week Party Manager
  • Hasbro Children's Hospital, Partial Hospitalization Program Volunteer
Research:
  • Spring 2012 - Present: Body Dysmorphic Disorder Research, Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior.
  • Summer 2013: Theory of Mind Sampling during Joint Attention, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine department of Psychiatry
  • Summer 2012: Neurogenetic Control of Lethargus in Caenorhabditis elegans, California Institute of Technology department of Biology
  • 2009 - 2010: Effects of Exercise on Primary Cilia in Mouse Spinal Cord, University of North Texas department of Biology
Fun Tidbit:
  • Jordan wants poetry recommendations.