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Meet The Team

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Jesse Becker

Internal Club President

"IFMSA is an organization that can connect us not only in Grenada but globally. It showcases everyone’s passion for global health and creating an international impact."

Fun Fact: I have travelled to over 20 countries

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Natasha Vo

External Club President

"I joined IFMSA because of its global recognition and impact this organization can make locally and globally. IFMSA brings together medical students all over the world with the common goal of global health and improving the world in every aspects of life"

Fun Fact: I represented team USA in synchronized figure skating

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Stefan Biput

Internal Vice President

"I joined IFMSA last semester to connect with other medical students in Grenada as well as internationally, and to give back to the Grenadian community via volunteering at health fairs and orphanages"

Fun Fact: I am from Trinidad & Tobago and competed in taekwondo for 19 years!

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Brenna Black


"I have been a member of IFMSA since my first term, and love the opportunities it gives our members to be involved with the community as well as the school  "

Fun Fact: My hometown has 600 people in it

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Spencer Briglio

Finance Director

"My favorite thing about IFMSA is getting to interact with others from all around the world"

Fun Fact: I have a twin brother

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Roberta Vadan 

Fundraising Director

"What I like about IFMSA is the diverse events within each committee that all provided great ways to give back to the community!"

Fun fact: I was born in Transylvania

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Ambreen Azim 

Membership Director

"I love IFMSA because it is a gateway to the world and is full of resources and connections that can help you on your journey in whichever specialty you choose!"


Fun fact: I am an avid kdrama/cdrama fan and my favorite band is the kpop group BTS 💜

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Melina Simonpietri 

Communications Director

Fun fact: I am from Venezuela and I love gymnastics!

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Uyiughoesa Idahor

SCOME Director

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Azka Iqbal

SCOPH Director

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Gabrielle"Gabby" Arens


"Being able to interview my peers who wanted to go abroad for IFMSA exchanges will always be a highlight. It was so cool to be able to hear about everyone's passion for travel, global health, and plans for their respective futures."


Fun Fact: I learned Arabic and Russian in undergrad, and studied abroad in Jordan.

"I love that IFMSA inspires collaboration and that there are so many committee’s and opportunities to make an impact in healthcare during our time in medical school!"

Fun Fact: "I’ve gone sandboarding down a volcano in Nicaragua! I can also speak 5 languages!"

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Maria Giacopelli

SCORP Director

"IFMSA has been, and continues to be, one of the greatest experiences of medical school so far! Aside from the events we’ve thrown for great causes, the sense of community and support from the Eboard and members is truly heartwarming!" 

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Madisyn Grace

SCORA Director

"What I love about IFMSA is how much good I’ve participated in since joining a year ago!"

Fun fact: I was named after Daryl Hannah’s character in the 1984 movie Splash, about a mermaid living in NYC!

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Nicolette Williams

SCOPE Co-Director

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Jeanette Carrillo

SCOPH Director

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 Toyin Balogun


"I love that IFMSA provides an opportunity for medical students to learn about aspects of medicine we aren’t taught in lectures or small groups."

Fun Fact: My favorite ice cream flavors are french vanilla, vanilla bean and homemade vanilla (in that order)


 Mounica Chilukuri

SCOME Co-Director

"I love that IFMSA inspires collaboration and that there are so many committee’s and opportunities to make an impact in healthcare during our time in medical school!"

Fun Fact: "I’ve gone sandboarding down a volcano in Nicaragua! I can also speak 5 languages!"

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Amber Evans

SCOPE Co-Director

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Erin Hale

SCORE Co-Director

"I joined IFMSA to connect with international students with a passion for research."

Raven Richardson

SCORE Co-Director

"I joined IFMSA to network with other students across the globe who are just as passionate about research and medical school as I am! "


Calum Macpherson,



Founding director and Vice President, WINDREF

Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, and Director of Research, SGU, Faculty Advisor of IFMSA

Dr. Macpherson completed his PhD at Imperial College, London, joined the African Medical Research and Education Foundation (AMREF: The Flying Doctors) in Nairobi, Kenya, which he worked with for 10 years.  In 1982, he was appointed the Head of a National Control Program on Cystic Hydatid Disease, an important zoonotic infection amongst the pastoral peoples of Eastern Africa. He then joined  the Swiss Tropical Research Institute in Tanzania, and served as Director, working on malaria vaccine trials, schistosomiasis control initiatives, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, and nutrition, infection, immunity and the environment projects. He then spent a year at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and then moved to Trinidad as Professor of Veterinary Parasitology at the University of the West Indies. He joined St George’s University in 1993 as Professor of Parasitology and Director of Research in the School of Medicine.  He assisted with the creation of the Schools of Veterinary Medicine and Graduate Studies.  He has been an invited speaker and conducted field based research in over 70 countries.  He serves on many internal and international committees. Dr. Macpherson is the Founding Director and Vice-President of the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation, a 501 c 3 charitable trust registered in New York and the UK and an NGO in Grenada.  Over the course of his career, he has supervised over 80 master’s degree and PhD students in Kenya, Tanzania, India, the UK, Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada. In 2014 he was appointed to the Research Advisory Committee of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and elected as a Global Football Ambassador by the Grenada Football Association.  He has served on many World Health Organization and Pan American Health Organization Advisory Committees, published over 140 peer-reviewed international journal articles and written or edited 5 books and over 30 book chapters.  He has a wide diversity of research interests, but focuses on human behavior, zoonoses, vector-borne diseases, and surveillance.  In 2008, he was the Founding Faculty Advisor for the IFMSA.  

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