Our 2016-2017 Board Members


Darlina Liu (2017)
Position: President

Darlina Liu is a junior in the College majoring in Biology. She was drawn to eMED because it melds two of her interests, technology and medicine, and highlights the importance of innovation in healthcare. Besides eMED, Darlina does fMRI research at the Communication Neuroscience Lab, day hosts for the Kite & Key Society, and enjoys good cooking, company, and conversation.
Kathryn Khaw (2019)
Position: Vice President

Kathryn is a sophomore in Bioengineering. She is interested in health care and medicine, particularly medical devices. Her spare time is devoted to Penn's fencing team. When not in classes, Kathryn can be found at PAACH or catching up on much needed sleep.
Alejandro Villasmill (2018)
Position: Professional Development Chair

Alejandro is a junior in Bioengineering whose interests lie in the intersection of medicine and technology. He has experience and hopes to one day contribute to the advancement/innovation of neuroprosthetics. In his spare time, Alejandro enjoys spending time with friends, eating different types of food, listening to electronic music, and playing volleyball/baseball.
Jessica Schwartz (2017)
Position: Professional Development Chair

Jessica Schwartz is a junior in Chemical and Bimolecular engineering, who is interested in the intersection of cellular and nano-scale engineering and clinical medicine. Outside of class, Jessica enjoys volunteering on MERT, teaching dance, playing piano, and watching obscure shows on Netflix.
Geli Du (2020)
Position: Freshman Representative


Richard Adamovich-Zeitlin (2019)
Position: External Affairs Chair

Richard Adamovich-Zeitlin is a sophomore in Bioengineering, and his interest lies in the combination of health care and engineering. Besides for classes, you can find Richard working in the Meaney Lab, building houses for Habitat for Humanity, or watching Mets/Jets games on TV.
Danielle Tsougarakis (2020)
Position: Freshman Representative

Jiyoung Song (2018)
Position: Community Outreach Chair

Jiyoung is a junior studying Bioengineering and Chemistry. He hopes to become a medical professor who both practices medicine and conducts research. In his free time, he enjoys surfing the net and listening to music. His favorite bands include Foster the People,OneRepublic, and Imagine Dragons.
Katherine Novak (2020)
Position: External Affairs

Kelsey Friberg (2019)
Position: Professional Development

Kelsey is a sophomore majoring in Bioengineeering from the DC area. Due to her interest in the intersection of medicine and technology, she hopes to one day work with surgical technology and other medical devices. When she isn't in class or studying, you can usually find her out on a run, listening to music, photoblogging, or trying out a new coffee shop.
Caroline Atkinson (2019)
Position: Webmaster

Caroline is a sophomore studying Bioengineering interested in using techonlogy in the medical field. In her free time, Caroline enjoys playing squash and guitar.
Scott Ritter (2010)
Position: Professional Development Advisor

Scott does Professional Development. In a sense, you might say he is Professional Development. He realizes that engineers and other experienced professionals who become physicians have great potential for improving medicine. Is the body not a biological machine after all? Scott hopes to spark your interest into thinking about how up-and-coming technologies, and your own ideas, can improve healthcare for the long term.

If you have questions about the board positions, please e-mail Darlina Liu at darlina@sas.upenn.edu.

Warm regards,
The eMED Board