Howdy! My name is Rafael Fortes and I am a junior Biomedical Sciences major. As my third year in Pre-Med Society I will be serving as the organization’s Community Service Chair. My responsibilities are setting up weekly group volunteering opportunities for members and anything related to volunteering. Pre-Med Society has been a great source of information for myself on how to improve professionally and academically. This past year I had the privilege to serve as community service chair and so I spent most of my time volunteering all over College Station and it has been such a great experience to get to know people everyday and create bonds; definitely recommend going to volunteering if you’re interested in getting to know people and to be involved in the society. Some of the community services that I have been a part of were BUILD, Phoebe's Home, Big Event, Patient Transporter at St. Joes Hospital, Skilled Nursing & Assisted Living at St. Joes Hospital. In the two years being a part of the organization I have made many connections with like-minded people, learned so much about the medicine track, improved my professional skills and so many other things. Some fun and random facts about me are that I was born and raised in Brazil; I have lived in three different countries (Brazil, Sweden & USA); I love playing soccer and working out; and I love traveling and trying new things. I love meeting new people and getting to know who they are so feel free to reach out to me for anything you may need help on. I am confident to say that this year will be one for the books and I hope to see you at events, mainly volunteering:)! I am really looking forward to talking to y’all! PS: I can talk forever so don’t feel bad for stopping me.
Eric O'Brien – Treasurer
Haley Russell – Historian
2023-2024 Pre-Medical Society Officers
Howdy guys! My name is Michelle Dickey and I am a sophomore Chemistry major from Round Rock, Texas. It is my pleasure to serve y’all as your secretary this coming school year. This past year, I had the opportunity to serve on our Philanthropy committee raising money and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association. I also really found a home within our organization and I can’t wait to spend the next year helping to serve and better the Pre-medical Society! Outside of our organization I am involved in undergraduate research, the American Chemical Society, and volunteering. In my free time, I love to read, crochet, and watch TV. My favorite author is Kurt Vonnegut, and I love reading classics. I am always open to meeting new people and having fun, so don’t ever hesitate to reach out! I am so excited to get to know everyone even better and serve on the officer team this year! Thanks and Gig’em!
Howdy! My name is Mia Weidenbach and I am a Public Health major from New Braunfels, Texas. It is a privilege to be serving as President of the Texas A&M Pre-Medical Society! I joined as a freshman and served as your Technology Chair this past year. From meetings to events, intramurals, volunteering, and everything in between, the Pre-Medical Society offered opportunities, memories, and friends that cannot be replaced. As your President, my job involves overseeing our organization’s activities and ensuring we offer the best opportunities available to help members prepare for medical school. My goal for this upcoming year is to continue growing our Society into a place where pre-medical students can not only grow their interests and learn, but also where they can make friends, relax, and truly enjoy giving back to the community. Outside of this organization, you can find me listening to crime podcasts, spending time with friends, watching reality t.v., drinking coffee, and trying new restaurants! In addition, I’m a member of JAMP, I work on a BRC research team under Dr. Gatson, and I am apart of a sorority. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any other officers with questions, concerns, or just to chat. We’re here to help YOU succeed! I'm eager to get to know y'all and see where this year takes us!
Bailee McEwan – Membership Director
Howdy! My name is Courtney Holmes and I’m a senior Public Health major and Biology minor from Abilene, Texas. I am excited to serve as your Events Coordinator for this upcoming year! I had the honor of serving on the Philanthropy committee my sophomore year which entailed raising awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association. In addition, I served as the Membership Director last year which entailed recording membership points and dues as well as helping recruit and grow our Pre-Med community! As events coordinator, I will strive to provide opportunities through social events for our members to connect, build relationships, and find a sense of community in the society. Outside of the Pre-Med Society, I am involved in undergraduate research, volunteering, serving as a Student Ambassador for Atlantis, and working as a Medical Assistant at BVD. I also enjoy playing tennis, cooking, working out, and dancing! If you have any questions or just want to chat, feel free to reach out! I am excited to meet everyone and serve on your officer team this year! Thanks and Gig’em!
Howdy! My name is Shaina Gomez and I am honored to serve as your Technology Chair for this year! I am a Junior Biomedical Science major and a Public Health minor from Houston, Texas. I joined the Pre-Medical Society during the spring of my freshman year to learn more about the medical field. This organization provides many resources and creates an environment to meet amazing people with the same passion. It is my goal to make each of our members feel welcome and experience all that society has to offer, just as I have. My duties include updating all of our social media accounts, calendar, and official website. Outside of Pre-Med Society, I am involved in undergraduate research, Maternal & Child Health, Cupcake for A Cause, Scotty’s House, and Jamp. In my free time, I enjoy baking, watching kdramas, cooking, and solving puzzles. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you may have! I'm eager to get to know y'all and I look forward to having a wonderful year serving you. Thanks and Gig’Em!
Howdy! My name is Eric O’Brien, and I am a senior Biomedical Sciences major from Austin, Texas. I am incredibly excited to serve as Treasurer of the Pre-Med Society this year! As Treasurer, I will be responsible for handling the Society’s finances and collecting dues. The Pre-Med Society has been an invaluable source of medical field information, numerous volunteering opportunities, and many great connections with motivated, like-minded people. Outside of the Pre-Med Society, I work for Biometric Profile Health to help achieve their goals of optimizing patient health and longevity through the creation of personalized health profiles. I am also a member of the Aggie Mental Health Ambassadors, as well as part of the Texas A&M Guitar Club. In my free time, I love listening to music, watching old action movies, and reading! I am super excited to get to know everyone and look forward to serving on the officer team this year! Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or just want to chat! Thanks and Gig ‘Em!!!
Rafael Fortes – Community Service Chair
Howdy y’all! My name is Tori Frank, and I am beyond excited to serve as the Vice President of the Texas A&M Pre-Medical Society this year. I am a senior Biomedical Sciences major with a minor in Public Health, and am going on my fourth year of being involved in this organization. I hold this society very near and dear to my heart, so I am thrilled to be serving as an officer for a second year. I have had my eyes set on a future in medicine since I was a little girl roaming the halls of the world-renowned M.D. Anderson Cancer Clinic while my mother battled metastatic melanoma. I was inspired by the physicians who cared deeply for her, and knew instantly I wanted to be just like them when I grew up. Here I am now, grown up, and am pursuing a career in surgery. My interests fluctuate, as most specialties fascinate me, but my heart always redirects me back to my love for cardiovascular surgery, with hopes to employ my skills through medical missions. For the past year, I have been working as a medical scribe for the CHI St. Joseph Health system at the Orthopedic Associates clinic, and am an undergraduate research assistant in a NASA research lab studying the impacts of micro-gravitation, genetic abnormalities, and mechanical unloading on muscular atrophy. Throughout my college years, I have served as a Youth Counselor for Christ Student Ministries at Christ Church in south College Station, where I lead small groups, bible studies, and am a mentor for the leadership program called LEAD. I have enjoyed participating in the Big Event each year with the Pre-Medical Society, and, as a CSTAT local, I have a true love for giving back to this community. In my free time, I love spending time outdoors, watching movies with my family (I am a BIG Marvel, Harry Potter, James Bond, John Wick, etc. fanatic), trying new coffee shops, and spending quality time with my kitty, Jarvis (again, BIG Marvel gal). I love connecting and building new relationships, so please reach out to me for anything!
Howdy! My name is Bailee McEwan and I am a sophomore Biochemistry major with a Biology minor. I grew up in southern Ontario, Canada, but moved to San Antonio, Texas a couple years ago. It is my pleasure to serve as the Membership director of the TAMU Pre-Medical Society for the 23’/24’ school year. I had the honor of being a part of our philanthropy committee this past year raising awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association. Pre-Med gave me so many friendships, experiences, and opportunities throughout my freshman year and I am excited to pay it forward this upcoming year. My job as Membership Director entails recording membership points and dues as well as helping recruit and grow our Pre-Med community. This year I will also presume the role of the Chair of our Peer Mentorship Committee which I hope to continue to expand. In my free time I enjoy volunteering, playing intramural sports, and wake-surfing with the TAMU Wake team!! I love meeting new people and am stoked to get to know everyone this upcoming year. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or if you just need someone to talk to. Thanks and Gig’em!
Courtney Holmes – Events Coordinator
Howdy! My name is Bethany Beal and I am a junior Biology major (with a Sociology minor) from Keller, Texas. I'll be serving as your Philanthropy Chair, and I am the one responsible for organizing our Philanthropy Committee and setting up a variety of fundraisers in support of the Alzheimer's Association. As a member of the Premedical Society and Philanthropy Committee for the last year, I am very excited and extremely blessed to be given the opportunity to serve as an officer and overall help people find a home here like I did! Coming into A&M, I really didn’t have a super solid foundation- but throughout the Society, I have been able to build my own family of people who are able to help lift me up and support me. Truly from the bottom of my heart, this organization has truly helped me to fulfill my passions that drive me to pursue a career in medicine, and the experience I have gained with the Society are priceless. Outside of the Society, I am a member of SUBS (Society of Undergraduate Biology Students), I work as a Pharm Tech, I coach a U10 rec soccer team in Bryan, and I frequently volunteer with Phoebe’s Home, Boys and Girls Club, St. Joes, and the Humane Society. I also love to play soccer, listening to music (huge fan of Sleeping with Sirens and the like), journaling, photography, and watching true crime documentaries and anime! All in all, I’m extremely excited for all to come this year and I cannot wait to meet all of y’all. Truly if you need anything at all- don’t hesitate to ask! Thanks and Gig’em!
Texas A&M Pre-Medical Society
Shaina Gomez – Technology Chair
Howdy! My name is Haley Russell! I am a San Antonio native, a Junior Forensic and Investigative Sciences major double minoring in Psychology and Genetics, and I am so excited to be your Historian this year! I am thrilled to be able to document and collect all of the moments that this society encounters and I am more than ready to capture these moments for you to enjoy for years to come. As Historian, I ensure that all of the happiest moments this society comes across will be well documented, for I want everyone to know how special this organization is and a picture is worth 1,000 words. I am also responsible for organizing and leading the society’s intramural sports teams. I am looking forward to being able to show off our competitive side as members get together to play volleyball, basketball, soccer, and much more! I am most excited about this part of my position, as I love working out and playing different sports with you guys! Outside of pre-med society, I am a mentor for freshmen entering the Forensics department, a research assistant at the Human Clinical Research lab on campus, a newly certified Medical Assistant, and a hospice volunteer in College Station and San Antonio. I also enjoy reading, baking, and playing volleyball! I am very much looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you and want to make this year a great one! If you need someone to talk to or just someone to sit there and listen to a vent session, don’t hesitate to reach out to me, I am here for YOU! Thanks and Gig ‘Em!!