2021 – 2022 Officers

2021-2022 Officer Elects

Nidda Mian
President Elect

I am a currently a junior graduating in 2022, majoring in Biology. On campus I am a Peer Mentor for Freshman and a part of Sigma Alpha Pi. I am currently studying for the MCAT, and hope to apply this upcoming cycle (spring 2021) and would like to pursue a career in dermatology or ophthalmology. In my free time I love to paint, make ceramics, cook, bake and anything to do with skincare, makeup, and plants. A fun fact about me is that I can know almost 5 languages excluding English (Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Persian, and Spanish).

Praise Oderinde
Vice President Elect

I am a junior (class of 2022) majoring in Biology and aspire to pursue a career in medicine as a Cardiothoracic or Trauma surgeon. Being originally from Nigeria I appreciate diversity and I am passionate about helping all students especially immigrants to better navigate college. I am currently a Peer Mentor, a supplemental instruction Leader, a member of UHD LightHouse fellowship, and a member of Scholars Academy. In my free time, I love reading Webtoons, singing and taking photographs. If you have any questions, don’t be shy to ask me!

Reyna Romero
Secretary Elect

My name is Reyna Romero I am a non-traditional student. I am currently a junior expected to graduate the Fall of 2021. My major is Biology and I aspire to become a Physician Assistant. I have a deep interest in emergency medicine and trauma but would not be surprised if I end up in either the neonatal or dermatology fields, only time will tell. I am the social coordinator this school year and assist with Professional Development. I love meeting new people so please do not be afraid to say hello!

Hafsa Khalil
Professional Development Chair Elect

I am a junior majoring in Biological and Physical Sciences and minoring in Biology and Chemistry. Fun fact, I have lived abroad in Asia for a good portion of my life, and my experiences there continue to drive me to pursue neurosurgery in the long run. On campus, I am a student of Scholars Academy and also a part of the Texas JAMP program. I am excited to assist you all to the best of my abilities to help acheive your dreams in medicine!

Naghmeh Foroghi
Volunteer Coordinator

Hello AMSA fam, I’m the volunteer coordinator for this year! I am currently a senior graduating fall 2021, majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. I am currently studying for the MCAT this summer and hoping to apply next cycle. I am interested in OB-GYN or anesthesiology. I am apart of the Scholars Academy, UHD Womens Soccer club and of course AMSA! I am fluent in Farsi and intermediate in Spanish. Please feel free to reach out to me if you come across any interesting volunteer opportunities!

Taylor Nguyen

I am a junior (℅ 2022) majoring in Biological and Physical Sciences with a minor in Military Leadership. I am an Supplementary Instruction Leader at UHD and am a cadet in UH’s ROTC program. I am currently in the National Guard as a combat medic and intend to commission as a Medical Services Army Officer upon graduation. I am determined to pursue a career in medicine either in either the civilian or military sector. My hobbies include training for marathons, cycling, and reading a great book.

Xavier Mitchell

Hello fAMSA! My name is Xavier and I am happy to be your new Historian. I am a fellow Houstonian, but I have done a little traveling over the years while serving in the military. I graduated from Nimitz HS in June of 2015, and I have been slowly getting closer to my degree since then. Originally, I was a psychology major before I changed my goal to the sciences. This fostered my interest in suicide prevention, human behavior, and equity among individuals. I truly hope to be of assistance, to any degree, to any member or nonmember who needs it. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments via discord.

Vishwa Bhakta
Social Coordinator

Currently I am a senior graduating in 2022, majoring in Chemistry. I was born in India and moved to the United States in 2012. I plan to go to pharmacy school after graduation. My hobbies are listening to music, play badminton, and love to travel. I am currently planning to study for PCAT and hope to apply in the cycle of Spring 2023. I plan to be a pharmaceutical scientist also open a small pharmacy and help people in need.

Riyasa Shrestha
Webmaster and Graphic Desiner

I am currently a sophomore graduating in 2023. I am majoring in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry and minoring in Psychology. I am planning to apply to medical school in spring 2022. I am particularly interested in general surgery and emergency medicine. At UHD, I am currently a member of the Honors Program, Scholars Academy, Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society and a writer at the Dateline UHD. In my free time, I like to read books, paint, bake, and learn new languages/culture.