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Meet Our Student Ambassadors (2022-2023)

If you are applying for admission to the T.H. Chan School of Medicine at UMass Chan Medical School and have questions about student life, research or curriculum, you are welcome to contact our Student Ambassadors for firsthand feedback.

  • Arpan Bose

    Arpan Bose

    MD, MS2
    Undergrad: University of Michigan, 2020
    Degree: Biomolecular Science
    Hobbies: Sports, TV, movies, cooking
    Favorite quote: "Some people were born to play for the Yankees; I was born to play against the Yankees." David Ortiz
    Contact: Arpan Bose

  • Kasia M. Dillon

    Kasia M. Dillon

    MD, MS2
    Undergrad: Skidmore College, 2019
    Degree: BA, Neuroscience
    Special Interests: Pediatrics, Pediatric Oncology
    Hobbies: Hiking, backpacking, anything on a mountain
    Favorite quote: "We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided." Albus Dumbledore
    Contact: Kasia M. Dillon

  • Jason Freedman

    Jason Freedman

    MD, PhD (MS3/GS2)
    Undergrad: Oberlin College, 2016
    Degree: Neuroscience
    Special Interests: Neurology, psychiatry, behavioral medicine
    Hobbies: Ultimate frisbee, music, cooking, outdoors
    Contact: Jason Freedman

  • Jack Hanna

    Jack Hanna

    MD, MS2
    Undergrad: UMass Amherst, 2019
    Degree: Finance
    Special Interests: Health systems science, simulation in healthcare
    Hobbies: Exercise, foodie
    Favorite quote: "Work hard, be nice."
    Contact: Jack Hanna

  • Sarah Hansen

    Sarah Hansen

    MD, MS3
    Undergrad: Kansas State University, '20
    Degree: Microbiology, minor in anthropology
    Special Interests: PURCH track, patient advocacy, pediatrics, neurology
    Hobbies: Rock climbing, hiking, travel, reading, spikeball, knitting
    Favorite quote: "Adventure is worthwhile in itself." Amelia Earhart
    Contact: Sarah Hansen

  • Kayla Loycano

    Kayla Loycano

    MD, MBA
    Undergrad: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
    Degree: Bioengineering
    Special Interests: Emergency medicine, sports medicine, pediatrics
    Hobbies: Soccer, hiking, camping, reading, DnD
    Favorite quote: "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right." Henry Ford
    Contact: Kayla Loycano

  • Brian Nickley

    Brian Nickley

    MD, MS3
    Undergrad: Georgetown, 2018
    Degree: Human science
    Special Interests: Community-based medicine, free clinics, vaccine drives, primary care
    Hobbies: Exploring, beach, hiking, trying new restaurants
    Favorite quote: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
    Contact: Brian Nickley

  • Abiola Ogunsola

    Abiola Ogunsola

    MD/PhD (G3/M3)
    Undergrad: University of Pittsburgh, 2014
    Degree: Microbiology
    Special Interests: Maternal/fetal health, health disparities, leadership in medicine, biomedical research
    Hobbies: Sewing, crafting, baking
    Contact: Abiola Ogunsola

  • Rebecca Panwala

    Rebecca Panwala

    MD/PhD, MS2
    Undergrad: UC San Diego, 2020
    Degree: Bioengineering, biotechnology
    Special Interests: Marine biology
    Hobbies: Running and swimming
    Favorite quote: "I'm not superstitious, but I am a little stitious."
    Contact: Rebecca Panwala

  • Toireasa Rafferty-Millett

    Toireasa Rafferty-Millett

    MD, MS2
    Undergrad: Washington University in St. Louis, 2016
    Degree: Anthropology, Global Health and Environment
    Special Interests: Pediatrics, OBGYN, Dermatology
    Hobbies: Swimming, tennis, hanging with friends, crosswords
    Favorite quote: "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." Oscar Wilde
    Contact: Toireasa Rafferty-Millett

  • Alex Richard

    Alex Richard

    MD, MS3
    Undergrad: University of Notre Dame, 2020
    Degree: Science professional studies
    Special Interests: Injury prevention, public health, trauma and critical care
    Hobbies: Cooking, yoga, running, reading, traveling
    Favorite quote: "Decide what to be and go be it."
    Contact: Alex Richard

  • Lisa Sangermano

    Lisa Sangermano

    MD, MS2
    Undergrad: Tufts University, 2016
    Degree: Psychology, Biology
    Special Interests: Reproductive justice, nutrition, peer mentorship
    Hobbies: Travel, cooking, tennis
    Favorite quote: "I would rather be happy than dignified." Charlotte Bronte
    Contact: Lisa Sangermano