Howdy! My name is Kade McAdams and I am a sophomore Business Honors major on the pre-med track from Seymour, Texas. I am excited to be serving as the Pre-Med Society Treasurer this year. My job is to handle the society’s finances. I joined the Pre-Med Society last year as a freshman, and was blown away by all the useful information and great connections the organization provided to me! I could not be more thankful for the opportunity to serve on the officer team for such an awesome organization. Outside of the Pre-Med Society, I work as a clinical assistant at a primary care clinic, serve as a Freshman Business Initiative peer leader at Mays Business School, preside as an executive on the Student Government COSGA (Conference on Student Government Association) committee, and play on the Texas A&M Tennis Club team. If you ever have any questions, always feel free to reach out to me or any of the other officers! I’m so excited to see what we accomplish this year!
Howdy! My name is Kailee Shockey and I am a senior Public Health major from Bryan/College Station, Texas. I am so excited to be serving as President of Texas A&M Pre-Medical Society this year. My job as President involves overseeing our organization’s activities and ensuring we offer the best opportunities available to help members prepare for medical school. I joined Pre-Medical Society as a freshman and have served as Vice President last year and as Secretary the year before that. I am so thankful for this organization and the support it has offered me in my time here at A&M! I have met so many amazing people, learned so much, and have strengthened my desire to become a physician. This organization has been so welcoming and encouraging to me, and my goal as an officer is to ensure all our current and future members feel the same way. Outside Pre-Med Society, I work as a Patient Care Tech in a local emergency room. In my free time I love to read, travel, cook, find new shows to binge on Netflix, and grab coffee with friends. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me or any of the other officers! We are here to help, and we love getting to know you all! I am so excited to see what we all can accomplish this year in Pre-Med Society!
Tristan Nguyen – Community Service Chair
Howdy! My name is Tori Vargas and I'm a senior Kinesiology major from Katy, Texas. I am so honored and excited to serve as your Vice President for this upcoming year! This will be my fourth year in the Pre-Medical Society, and I can say without a doubt that it's the best organization to be a part of. As your Vice President, I will be tasked with scheduling speakers for all our society meetings and working with our MCAT Prep companies and sponsors to provide scholarships and discounts which we award to our members! I first joined Pre-Med Society as a freshman, and since then, this society has helped pave my college career and truly solidify my passion for medicine. It has also allowed me to meet and build relationships with so many people on the same pre-med path. I gained so many new friends, experiences, and opportunities that I would not have found anywhere else. Outside of the society, I spend my time powerlifting, practicing violin, hanging out with friends, or watching Netflix. With any extra free time, you can definitely find me studying or eating, so if you're ever looking for a study/food buddy, I'm always free! Please don't hesitate to approach me or any of the other officers for any concerns regarding the pre-med path or just with school life in general! I can't wait to meet everyone and serve on your officer team this year! Thanks and Gig'em!
Howdy! My name is Barbara Gano and I’m a Sophomore Biomedical Sciences major from Austin, Texas. This will be my second year as a member and it is a privilege to be serving as your Events Coordinator! My past year in this organization has been transformative as a pre-medical student. The opportunities to give back to the community, learn from current medical professionals, and create lasting friendships are endless! As your Events Coordinator, it is my job to plan social events, field trips to medical schools, and our end-of-year banquet. My goal for this upcoming year is to create an enjoyable community, where we’ll laugh, make memories, and take breaks from our demanding coursework. Outside of this organization, you can find me reading, at the rec, spending time with family and friends, and of course, studying. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any other officers with questions or concerns. We’re here to help you succeed! I can’t wait for what the future holds. Let’s make this year a great one!
Howdy! My name is Ruqaiyah Darugar and I am a senior Public Health major with a Psychology minor from Houston, Texas. I am excited to be serving as your technology chair this year and cannot wait to see what we all accomplish together. My duties include updating all of our social media accounts, calendar and official website. Pre-Med society has been an amazing organization, I have met amazing people and learned more about medical schools and the resources I can use that will help me towards my journey to medical school. In my free time I love to swim, read, draw, listen to music, explore with my friends, and try new things. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any other officers! I am honored to be serving you this year and can’t wait to meet everyone! Thanks & Gig’em.
Barbara Gano – Events Coordinator
2021-2022 Pre-Medical Society Officers
Howdy! My name is Gabrielle Sakel and I am a senior biology major from Bowie, Texas. I have been a member of the Pre-Medical Society for two years. As Philanthropy Chair, I am responsible for setting up fundraisers to support the Alzheimer’s Association. I will also coordinating a committee that helps prepare for a fundraising event at the end of the spring semester. If this is something you might be interested, please apply to be apart of the committee! I am very grateful to be apart of an organization that has so many inspiring, driven, and compassionate members. My goal as officer for this upcoming year is to always show support and encouragement towards new members and current members. Outside of Pre-Medical Society, I am apart of two neuroscience research labs, Starlight Aggies, Kappa Alpha Theta, B.R.A.I.N.S (Building Researchers and Innovators in Neuroscience and Society), and a Peer Mentor through the Undergraduate Biology Department. In my free time, I love to work as a M.A.V (Medical Accompaniment Volunteer) at Baylor Scott and White’s Emergency Room. I also love to read, bake, and grab coffee with friends! If you have any questions about our philanthropy or anything in general do not hesitate to reach out!! I’d love to get coffee or study together, and am so eager to serve y’all this year!
Lexxi Smith – Membership Director
Howdy! My name is Tristan Nguyen, and I am a super senior Biology major from Katy, Texas. I will be serving as your Community Service Chair and my job entails setting up our club's weekly volunteering and managing anything related. I joined the Premedical Society my freshman year to meet like-minded people who were going through the same things I would be going through on my path to becoming a physician. Being in the club gave me an appreciation for the people I have met and the opportunities that could come forth from being an active member in the club. The one thing that has made my time in the Premedical Society so special were the people in it and I hope you have a similar experience. Outside of Premed, I love practicing Judo, working out, playing sports, and spending time with friends. I love meeting new people so feel free to talk to me or any of the other officers anytime about pretty much anything. I look forward to making the most of this year and I hope to see you along for the ride. Thanks, and Gig’Em!
Kade McAdams – Treasurer
Howdy! My name is Colette Jones and I’m a junior Biomedical Sciences major and Psychology minor from Huntsville, Alabama. I can’t wait to serve as secretary of the Pre-Med Society this year! I will be making our newsletter, the Caduceus, for each meeting - this includes the member of the week, MCAT practice questions, OPSA workshop dates, and upcoming Society events. I have loved learning more about the medical field through this organization and am so thankful for all of the opportunities it has provided me. Outside of Pre-Med Society, I am involved in undergraduate research and I teach group fitness classes at the Rec Center. I also love to read and bake! If you have any questions or just want to chat, please feel free to reach out to me! I’m always down to make a new friend! Thanks and Gig’em
Howdy! My name is Lexxi Smith and I’m so excited to serve as your Membership Director for the upcoming school year! I’m a senior USVM major with minors in Public Health and Psychology from Deer Park, Texas. I had the honor to serve on the Philanthropy Committee last year and help raise awareness for the Alzheimer’s Community. The Pre-Medical Society has given me so many opportunities, resources, and friends and I can’t wait to pay it forward. My job this year is to accurately record all membership points as well as help recruit and grow our Pre-Medical family! A fun fact about me is that I was on the Texas A&M Cheerleading Team freshman year and won NCA College Nationals. In my free time I love cooking, watching Netflix and working out. I know this will be a great year and I can’t wait to get started. If you have any questions about how to join or just want to get more information about our organization, don’t hesitate to reach out!
Ruqaiyah Darugar – Technology Chair
Veena Chauhan – Historian
Texas A&M Pre-Medical Society
Howdy! My name is Veena Chauhan, and I am a junior Biology major from Murphy, Texas, and I will be serving as your Historian. My job entails documenting the society’s events including important meetings, socials, and field trips. I am also in charge of intramurals for the club so if you are a sports person or want to start learning a sport, definitely take advantage of this to meet new people and have fun while doing so. I joined Pre-Medical Society my freshman to become part of a community that serves, has fun and to learn more about a future in medicine. Being in the society made me grateful for the people I have met and the long-lasting friendships we have. The one thing that has made my time in Pre-Medical Society special are the people in it and getting to serve and play sports with those people beside me and I hope you have a similar experience.
Outside of Pre-Med Society, I love playing sports, spending time with friends, binge watch tv shows, and drink a lot of coffee! I love meeting new people so if you have any questions or would like to study or grab a coffee, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me! I feel so honored to be able to serve you all this year and am looking forward to meeting everyone! Thanks and Gig’em!