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Meet Our Student Ambassadors (2023-2024)

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, MS3
    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

  • Jason Freedman

    Jason Freedman

    MD, PhD (MS4/GS3)
    Undergrad: Oberlin College, 2016
    Degree: Neuroscience
    Special Interests: Neurology, psychiatry, behavioral medicine
    Hobbies: Ultimate frisbee, music, cooking, outdoors
    Contact: Jason Freedman

  • 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, MS4
    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

  • Rebecca Panwala

    Rebecca Panwala

    MD/PhD, MS3
    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

  • Lisa Sangermano

    Lisa Sangermano

    MD, MS3
    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