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DO 2021 Student Government Association

 

DO 2021 2018-2019 SGA(from left to right: Shelby Brown, Jiwon Yang, Manojna Kintada, Steven Jimenez, Giselle Ricoy, Kevin Weisson, Sioned Kirkpatrick, James Dinn, Alisha Ness, Nikki Mangan-Reta, Channing Williams, Catherine Ku, Linh Luong)

 

 

Welcome to the UIWSOM DO Class of 2021 page. We are so excited to learn and serve with you!

The DO Class of 2021 President and Vice President are the UIWSOM representatives  of COSGP, which allows them to collaborate and learn with other osteopathic medical schools to help them identify and implement new strategies and opportunities for their class in an ever changing profession.  

Have a comment of a concern, submit an SGA Feedback Form and a member of our team will reach out to you. You can also reach us at SOM2021SGA@uiwtx.edu.  

Constitution & Bylaws

 

Sioned Kirkpatrick, DO 2021 President

Sioned Kirkpatrick

President
skirkpat@student.uiwtx.edu
 
Undergraduate: BS Molecular Biology and BA Chemistry from Texas Lutheran University
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Spirit Animal: Puppy
Favorite Food: Potatoes
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    Be available to listen to the concerns and accolades of classmates and address the class with issues that affect the entire class.
    Oversee all other class council members activities.
    Serve as the central point of communication for all class officers.
    Serve as a liaison to the executive board.
    Bring forth class sentiment to the attention of the SGA class council and the executive board.
    Inform the student body about university and SGA issues/activities or delegate such responsibility to an officer.
    Give a report of class activities at the SGA meeting.

 

Linh Luong, DO 2021 Vice-President

Linh Luong

Vice President
lluong@student.uiwtx.edu
 
Undergraduate: Biochemistry and English from UT Austin
Hometown: Houston, TX
Spirit Animal: Cat
Favorite Food: Poke
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    To aid the President in all duties associated with SGA and to fill in as representation in her/his absence.

 

James Dinn, DO 2021 Treasurer

James Dinn

Treasurer
dinn@student.uiwtx.edu
 
Undergraduate: Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University Kingsville
Hometown: Alice, TX
Spirit Animal: Dolphin
Favorite Food: Margaritas
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    Keep a current account of class specific funds
    Oversee submission and approval of all class spending
    Present up to date budget to class and SGA Treasurer on a timely basis
    Attend Finance and Fundraising Committee meetings and be a voting member
    Should be familiar with and abide all financial policies set by the Constitution, Office of Student Affairs, and Main Campus.

 

Catherine Ku, DO 2021 Secretary

Catherine Ku

Secretary 
fku@student.uiwtx.edu
 
Undergraduate: Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University
Hometown: Sugar Land, TX
Spirit Animal: Pig
Favorite food: Beef Noodle Soup
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    Serve as a liaison from class council to the entire class
    Oversee and regularly monitor the class council email account, as well as record and make available minutes for class council meetings.

Channing Williams, DO 2021 Curriculum Rep

Channing Williams

Curriculum Representative
cgwillia@student.uiwtx.edu
 
Undergraduate: Physiology and Developmental Biology from Brigham Young University
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Spirit Animal: Wolf
Favorite food: Chick-fil-A and Diet Coke
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    Act as the direct link between Learners and the faculty at UIWSOM.
     Address issues related to UIWSOM's curriculum, i.e., SIGS, Structures, DOCS, LGS, ECX/CE, and EMT.
     Receive Learner's opinion and concerns about the curriculum – problems, solutions, tests, remediation–and will speak on behalf of the student body to faculty regarding possible curriculum policy changes in response to the student's concerns when they attend curriculum meetings.
    OMS-II representatives will serve as members of the Curriculum Committee (DOCS2), Phase 1, and Phase 2.
    OMS-I representatives will serve on sub-curriculum meetings, i.e., Phase 1 and Phase 2.  

 

Nikki Mangan-Reta, DO 2021 Curriculum Rep

Nikki Mangan-Reta

Curriculum Representative 
manganre@student.uiwtx.edu
 
Undergraduate: Biology from Texas A&M University
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Spirit Animal: Otter
Favorite Food: Pasta
  • More Information
    Act as the direct link between Learners and the faculty at UIWSOM.
     Address issues related to UIWSOM's curriculum, i.e., SIGS, Structures, DOCS, LGS, ECX/CE, and EMT.
     Receive Learner's opinion and concerns about the curriculum – problems, solutions, tests, remediation–and will speak on behalf of the student body to faculty regarding possible curriculum policy changes in response to the student's concerns when they attend curriculum meetings.
    OMS-II representatives will serve as members of the Curriculum Committee (DOCS2), Phase 1, and Phase 2.
    OMS-I representatives will serve on sub-curriculum meetings, i.e., Phase 1 and Phase 2.    

 

Jiwon Yang, DO 2021 Resource Rep

Jiwon Yang

Resource Representative
jwyang@student.uiwtx.edu
 
Undergraduate: Biology and Business from Brandeis University
Hometown: Irvine, CA
Spirit Animal: Dolphin
Favorite food: Korean Galbi
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    Serve as members of the Resources Committee.
    Convey all valid facility related suggestions and requests made by the class to the Resources Committee of UIWSOM by attending official UIWSOM Resources Committee meetings.
    Convey all valid academic related suggestions and requests made by the class to the appropriate personnel.
    Monitor and update the class about responses and actions made by the Resources Committee.   

 

Steven Jimenez, DO 2021 Resource Rep

Steven Jimenez

Resource Representative
stjimene@student.uiwtx.edu
 
Undergraduate: Biochemistry/Molecular biology from Houston Baptist University
Hometown: Houston, TX
Spirit Animal: Chihuahua
Favorite food: Buffalo Wings
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    Serve as members of the Resources Committee.
    Convey all valid facility related suggestions and requests made by the class to the Resources Committee of UIWSOM by attending official UIWSOM Resources Committee meetings.
    Convey all valid academic related suggestions and requests made by the class to the appropriate personnel.
    Monitor and update the class about responses and actions made by the Resources Committee.   

 

Shelby Brown, DO 2021 Social Chair

Shelby Brown

Social Chair
sdbrown2@student.uiwtx.edu
 
Undergraduate: Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University
Spirit animal: Elephant
Hometown: Mesquite, TX
Favorite food: Pizza
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    Plan, organize, and coordinate social events within or across classes/programs.
    Chair the Events Committee.
    Work with the Mission Leaders to help identify and organize professional development opportunities.
    Act as representatives of the Awards Committee and will assist faculty & staff in identifying award recipients for the Awards Ceremonies.
    Organize and collaborate with fellow committees.
    Publicize current social events.

 

Alisha Ness, DO 2021 Social Chair

Alisha Ness

Social Chair
ness@student.uiwtx.edu
 
Undergraduate: Nutrition from College of St. Benedict
Hometown: Onamia, MN
Spirit Animal: Bear
Favorite Food: Homemade baked goods
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    Plan, organize, and coordinate social events within or across classes/programs.
    Chair the Events Committee.
    Work with the Mission Leaders to help identify and organize professional development opportunities.
    Act as representatives of the Awards Committee and will assist faculty & staff in identifying award recipients for the Awards Ceremonies.
    Organize and collaborate with fellow committees.
    Publicize current social events.

 

Manojna Kintada, DO 2021 Research Rep

Manojna Kintada

Research Representative
kintada@student.uiwtx.edu 
 
Undergraduate: Biology from UTSA
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Spirit Animal: Elephant
Favorite Food: Tacos
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    Serve on the UIWSOM Research Committee.
    Act as a liaison between the medical student body and the UIWSOM Research Committee. Disseminate opportunities in research to the medical student body.

Giselle Ricoy, DO 2021 Diversity Chair

Giselle Ricoy

Diversity Chair
ricoy@student.uiwtx.edu 
 
Undergraduate: Human Development from UT Austin
Hometown: Brownsville, TX
Spirit Animal: Goldendoodle
Favorite Food: Dark chocolate
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    Educate and engage the campus community.
    Integrate cultural sensitivity and awareness into the UIWSOM community.
    Assess campus needs related to diversity and inclusion excellence.
    Plan and organize activities and seminars aimed at enhancing inclusion, diversity, and equality.
    Implement best practices, programs and processes to address the campus needs.

 

Kevin Weisson, DO 2021 Fundraising Chair

Kevin Weisson

Fundraising Chair
kweisson@student.uiwtx.edu
 
Undergraduate: Psychology from Baylor University
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Spirit Animal: Golden Retriever
Favorite Food: Rice and beans with Carne Asada and Maduro
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    The Fundraising Chairs from OMS-I and OMS-II will chair this committee.
    Plan and develop fundraising opportunities for the SGA fund 16.
    Collaborate with the executive and class treasurer.

 

 

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