ASUW SHC

Staff (2014-2015)

SHC Director

Hello! My name is Daniel Masin. I am thrilled to serve as the 2014-2015 Student Health Consortium (SHC) Director alongside everyone in ASUW and the UW pre-health community.  While SHC is a programming entity within ASUW, I plan to increase health education and advocacy efforts this year by taking on particular health initiatives in partnership with others in the community and around campus. Below, I’ve listed my goals for this academic year for SHC.  If you have any questions, concerns, ideas, etc., feel free to visit my new office in the HUB (in the 131A suite, shared with ASUW A+E) or get a hold of me via e-mail (asuwshc@uw.edu). The 2014-2015 intern team has been integral to SHC’s success so far this year (see below for intern profiles).

1.  Further increase the UW student population’s awareness of SHC’s programming;

2.  Facilitate the collaboration between pre-health RSOs, and continue to build stronger relationships between Pre-Health registered student organizations (RSOs) and SHC, between Pre-Health individuals, and between SHC and other ASUW entities;

3.  Develop quality health-related programming that addresses the public health issues that many students face, or will face in the near future;

4.  Improve outreach to non-health majors.

 

2014-2015 Interns:

Sarah Rubin

Year: Freshman

I got involved with SHC because I have always been passionate about health and wellness and interested in how those ideas can be promoted within a community. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with the awesome SHC team to help all of us here at the UW live happier, healthier lives! While I am unsure of where my path will lead after I finish my undergraduate studies, I am considering practicing medicine abroad in a Spanish-speaking country and combining this with work related to gender and women’s studies.

I am excited to see what this year has in store, and can’t wait to put our plans and programming into action!

Fun Fact: I am a huge animal lover!

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Isbah Barlas

Year: Sophomore

Major: Public Health

One of the greatest aspects about public health is being able to take what I’m learning and apply it in the real world to bring a tangible impact in people’s lives on a daily basis. Being a part of the lovely Student Health Consortium means we can work together to improve the health and wellbeing of our own community here at UW, and have fun while doing it.  Whether that’s through programming, writing Husky Hope Notes, or hosting the Everybody Every Body Fashion Show, it’s good to know that we have this ability to educate students from all walks of life about all things health.

In my free time, I love writing, baking cookies, buying old books from hole-in-the-wall bookstores, and watching reruns of The Office. In the future, I plan to pursue a health-related career and work abroad with international communities in need of better healthcare and public health reform.

Fun fact: I’m slightly obsessed with hedgehogs; I’m making it a personal goal to adopt one and travel the world with it.

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Andy Taing

Year: Sophomore

Major: Marketing/Public Health

Last year, I joined UW Leaders and had met last year’s SHC Director and two of last year’s interns. They would tell us about all of the events and services they did and that’s when I got hooked. That’s when I knew I wanted to be part of SHC. I want to be part of a team that’s passionate in educating other students about all different kinds of health, wellness, and making a difference. I’m an optimistic person and believe that we can all find joy in even the darkest of times, that’s the magic of the moment.
Fun Fact: When I was 6, I watched part of a movie I didn’t know the title to and thought it was a horror movie. I got so scared I turned off the television and feared that horror movie from then on…I found out when I was 17 I was watching the movie, “Matilda.”
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Ali Everhart

Year: Freshman
Major: Public Health
What drew me to be a part of SHC because of its mission to promote health to the student body. I’m excited to be a part of this team because I want to help other students understand there are so many small, daily actions that they can take that can improve their health. I’m particularly interested in social determinants of health, and I’m working towards a health oriented career that seeks to improve the social determinants that are detrimental towards a population’s health.
Fun Fact: I’ve never seen any of the Star Wars movies.
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Surupa Sarkar
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biochemistry
I became involved with SHC because I want to help make health related resources and opportunities more visible and available for the massive UW student population. I know how difficult it is to find time to maintain a healthy lifestyle as busy college students. Therefore, I want to contribute towards providing attainable, simple ways through which UW students can easily learn how to maintain and improve their health. I also really enjoy planning fun events to help unite people with common interests and goals.Other than my interests in health, I also enjoy cooking, learning new dance styles, and hiking. After finishing my undergraduate education at UW, I am aiming to attend graduate school to become a Physical Therapist.
Fun fact: I can rap almost every single Kendrick Lamar song. I am also very skilled at entering and exiting canoes.

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Miranda Eriksen

Year: Junior

Major: Public Health, Nutritional Science (minor)
I became interested in SHC because of it’s mission and ability to get other students involved while at the same time creating a healthier campus. I believe very strongly that education plays a key role in people’s health. Whether that’s a person’s level of general education or specifically health education. SHC works to do this through events, promotions and volunteering.
This year I am excited to help put on a successful fashion show that works hard to spread awareness and acceptance of everybody and every body! I am also looking forward to planning various other events that relate to mental health, nutrition, physical activity and sexual health.
Fun Fact: I bungee jumped off of a 300ft high tower in South Africa this summer.
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Greta Grainda
Year: Sophomore
Hello! I’m currently pre-med and majoring in Biochemistry with a double minor in Art History and Global Health.  I decided to join the Student Health Consortium after attending the Everybody Every Body 2014 and loved the message of the SHC was promoting. Being interested in medicine naturally kept me curious and I decided to join! I’m really excited about improving the UW community’s knowledge and awareness about public health and wellness! In addition to being an intern, I am an AED officer and volunteer with both Farestart and Girls on the Run. In my free time I like to explore all the neighborhoods of Seattle, do photography, travel the world, paint, and try new restaurants around the PNW. For the future, I hope to become a doctor and live in London.
Fun Fact: One of my photos of Westminster Abbey was featured on Travel and Leisure’s Instagram. I also like to take pictures of ice cream cones around the world.
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Shreya Chandrashekhar

Year: Junior

Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

I got involved with SHC because I wanted to get more involved on campus and with the community. I’ve always been passionate about health and wanted to make a difference on campus. Having experienced much of the stress that comes with college and seeing my friends experience it as well makes me interested in helping others lead a physically, mentally, and socially balanced lifestyle. I’m so excited to be able to have the opportunity to have a direct role in the planning of events that promote health and wellness on campus and in the community!

When I’m not in class, I love working in my lab researching individuals’ genetic susceptibility to infectious diseases. Outside of school, I love to dance, swim, and hang out with my friends! After graduating from UW, I hope to go to medical school and maybe even work abroad at some point.

Fun Fact: I can quote way too many episodes of Grey’s Anatomy.