MEDLIFE at UGA Executive Board

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Ridge Maxson, Co-President

My name is Ridge Maxson, and I am a senior from Atlanta, GA majoring in Exercise and Sport Science with a minor in Music; I plan on attending medical school and pursuing a career as an orthopedic surgeon following graduation. As a freshman, I committed to MEDLIFE at UGA’s mission of combating poverty and healthcare disparities and have since attended a mobile clinic in Cusco, Peru and served as Treasurer and Service Chair. Through my involvement in MEDLIFE, I have gained an understanding of the social determinants of health, as well as healthcare in a global context. 

Felicity Guy, Co-President

My name is Felicity and I am a senior majoring in Biology and planning to attend graduate school to receive a Master’s in Healthcare Administration following graduation. I am from Marietta, GA and joined MEDLIFE my sophomore year here at UGA. I fell in love with the stance MEDLIFE takes to combat the effects of poverty both locally and abroad. 

Kallie Wynens, Co-Fundraising Chair

My name is Kallie Wynens and I am a senior majoring in Biology and Spanish. I’m from Decatur, GA and joined MEDLIFE my freshman year. From serving locally in Athens to traveling to Cusco, Peru for a service-learning trip, I have developed a strong passion for MEDLIFE’s mission, especially MEDLIFE’s holistic approach to patient care and its’ unwavering dedication to taking steps to eliminate health disparities. The opportunity to organize MEDLIFE at UGA in raising money for the MEDcenter in Lima, Peru as Co-Fundraising chair this year means a great deal to me and I am so thankful to be involved with such an impactful and meaningful organization.

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Sam Beard, Co-Fundraising Chair

I am Sam Beard, a senior Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major from Peachtree City, GA. I have been a part of MEDLIFE at UGA for 2 years and have grown to love the mission of our organization. I believe that health involves the whole person, and our key focuses (Medicine, Education, and Development) are huge in improving health across the world. 

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Ave Fouriezos, Co-Service Chair

I’m a 4th-year student from Norcross, GA studying Biology and Psychology. I love MEDLIFE at UGA because it educates and empowers me to combat the root causes of poverty both locally and abroad. It’s also given me a group of people who are passionate about making the world a better place for everyone, and for that, I am super grateful.

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Hari Lakshmanan, Co-Service Chair

Hey people! My name is Hari I’m a 4th-year Cellular Biology Major with a Minor in Ecology from Johns Creek, GA. I’ve been part of MEDLIFE since my freshman year and it’s been such a great experience getting more involved in the club. The best things about MEDLIFE are that you get to help underserved populations around Athens and the world. 

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Sahil Patel, Treasurer

My name is Sahil Patel and I am the Treasurer for MEDLIFE at UGA. I am a second-year majoring in Biochemistry and Economics and I am originally from Buford, GA. I joined MEDLIFE my freshman year but it has already become a big part of my life. I love how it has put me in a position to fight against the effects of poverty directly at their source both locally and abroad.

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Jenny Lee, Advertising Chair

Hi everyone! My name is Jenny Lee and I am MEDLIFE at UGA’s Advertising Chair! I am currently a 4th year at the University of Georgia and grew up in Johns Creek, GA. My journey with MEDLIFE started with a mobile clinic to Lima, Peru in the summer after my freshman year. Driven to be a part of the global health movement, I had the wonderful opportunity to serve communities in Athens abroad and fundraise to support MEDLIFE’s mission.

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Caroline Forester, Service Learning Chair

Hey! My name is Caroline Forester and I am a junior majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. I am from Roswell, GA and I have been a part of MEDLIFE since my freshman year. I became interested in MEDLIFE after learning about the many diverse service opportunities offered not only locally but abroad.

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Ashley Stockstill, Internal Affairs Chair

Hello! I’m Ashley and I’m a pre-med Spanish major in my 2nd-year at UGA. I’m from Roswell, GA and I joined MEDLIFE my freshman year. Walking into that first general body meeting, I was looking for something to get involved in and didn’t expect to fall in love with MEDLIFE the way I did! Everything MEDLIFE stands for, as I found out, closely aligns with what I want to do with my life.

Casper Watson, Public Relations Chair

Hey there! I’m Casper, a 2nd-year Early Childhood Education major here at UGA and I’m from Roswell, GA. MEDLIFE at UGA really spoke to me my freshman year as a down to earth type of organization that I simply had to be a part of. The more I attended service and fundraising events, the more passionate I grew for the MEDLIFE Movement, and my desire to help has only grown since then. 

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