Pre-Health Ambassadors


Pre-Health Ambassadors are URI students following various pre-health pathways. They give presentations about health careers, attend info sessions and events, and are available to fellow students to offer guidance from the perspective of an experienced peer. Feel free to reach out to any of the Ambassadors listed below!

Ariana Azzoli

ariana_azzoli@my.uri.edu

Grad Year: 2017

Academic: Heath Studies major, Biological Sciences minor

Home Town: Cranston, RI

Professional Track: Optometry

Activities:

  • Optometric technician at a private practice
  • Dietetic technician at Kent Hospital
  • Teaching assistant for the honors seminar: infectious diseases in developing nations
  • Volunteer at Insight Vision Rehabilitation
  • Member of CELS seeds of success organization
  • Former undergraduate teaching assistant for intro biology labs

Kamil Bahit

kbahit@my.uri.edu

Grad Year: 2018

Academic: Political Science major, Honors Program.

Home Town: Woonsocket, RI

Professional Track: Medicine (admitted to Brown Early Identification Program)

Activities:

  • Lab Research
  • EMS
  • Doc Opp
  • URI Debate Union
  • Young Americans for Liberty.

Rachael Holmes

rachael_holmes@my.uri.edu

Grad year: 2017

Academic: Cell and Molecular Biology major, Spanish minor, Honors Program

Home Town: North Attleboro, MA

Professional track: Medicine

Activities:

  • CELS Ambassador
  • URI 101 Mentor
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Human Physiology
  • URI SNAP Outreach Project Worker

Ellis Iacono

ellis_iacono@my.uri.edu

Grad Year: 2018

Academic: Biological Sciences and Journalism majors; Honors Program

Home Town: Barrington, RI

Professional Track: Medicine

Activities:

  • President of Doc Opp
  • Medical Scribe at Brown University’s Emergency Medicine Foundation
  • Volunteer at Rhode Island Free Clinic
  • DJ at WRIU
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in BIO121/244 labs
  • PASS Worker at Frank Olean Center

Richard Lisi

richlisi@my.uri.edu

Grad Year: 2018

Academic: Kinesiology major

Home Town: Cranston, RI

Professional Track: Medicine

Activities:

  • Delta Epsilon Mu
  • Vice President of Doc Opp
  • URI EMS
  • Research Assistant at the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center
  • member of URI Powerlifting
  • Intern at Center for Orthopedics, Inc.

Rachel Moody

Rmoody07@my.uri.edu

Grad Year: 2019

Academic: Biological Sciences major; Honors Program

Home Town: Richmond, RI

Professional Track: Medicine

Activities:

  • Delta Epsilon Mu member
  • URI 101 Mentor
  • Resident Advisor in Burnside Hall
  • South County Hospital Volunteer

Sean Pierel

spie129@my.uri.edu

Grad Year: 2017

Academic: Communication Studies Biological Sciences major. Honors Program–Capstone project in human anatomy

Home Town: Smithfield, RI

Professional Track: Dentistry

Activities:

  • Shadowing–Herbie Dental, Attleboro-Cumberland Oral Surgeons, and Physician Assistants at RI Hospital emergency room.
  • Volunteering–RI Pride, RI Hospital, and Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic.
  • Notable work experience–EMT-Basic with MedTech Ambulance, human anatomy lab TA, and tutor to student athletes.

Hannah Sheehan

hannah_sheehan@my.uri.edu

Grad Year: 2017

Academic: majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology, and Biological Sciences

Home Town: North Andover MA

Professional Track: Medicine

Activities:

  • Delta Epsilon Mu chapter president
  • lab research
  • Partners in Health Engage

Austin Shission

Shission@my.uri.edu

Grad Year: 2018

Academic: Cell and Molecular Biology major

Home Town: West Wyoming, PA

Professional Track: Medicine

Activities:

  • Phi Kappa Psi

Erin Smolka

erin_smolka@my.uri.edu

Grad Year: 2017

Academic: majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology, and Biological Sciences

Home Town: Groton, MA

Professional Track: Physician Assistant

Activities:

  • URI EMS
  • URI Women’s Ultimate Frisbee
  • President of Pre-PA club
  • Exercise Physiology research with Dr. Hatfield
  • Nursing Assistant at Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston
  • Volunteer at Kent Hospital

Adam Sokolowski

sok3-uri-edu@my.uri.edu

Grad Year: 2017

Academic: Cell and Molecular Biology major

Home Town: Southington, CT

Professional Track: Physician Assistant

Activities:

  • Corporal at URI EMS
  • Treasurer URI Pre-PA Club
  • Undergraduate research assistant for Professor Nelson
  • CPR Instructor for URI Health Services
  • Anatomy Lab Undergraduate TA
  • Vice President URI Scuba Club

Tori Zeyl

victoria_zeyl@my.uri.edu

Grad Year: 2018

Academic: Spanish major; Honors Program

Home Town: Wakefield, RI

Professional Track: Medicine (admitted to Brown Early Identification Program)

Activities:

  • Doc Opp
  • Developing Opioid Addiction in Hispanic Populations Outreach Project
  • Oil pastel artist, currently working on a human anatomy portfolio

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