BURST Executive Board 2022-23

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Tiffany Luan

Year: Senior 
Major: Neuroscience
Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Duties: Direct general and officer meetings, coordinate officer activities, act as liaison to all external entities concerning BURST 
Fun Fact: I'm ambidextrous! I write and draw with my left hand, but my dominant hand for almost everything else is my right.
Email: tiffany_luan1@baylor.edu

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Tooba Haris
Vice President of External Academic Events

Year: Senior
Major: Biology
Hometown: Victoria, TX
Duties: Contact potential general meeting speakers, lead the Events Committee, plan events for each semester (socials, academic lectures, general meetings, lab technique workshops), book rooms for events.
Fun Fact: I lived in the Middle East for 5 years!
Email: tooba_haris1@baylor.edu

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Gabriel Sungcad
Vice President of Internal Academic Events

Year: Junior
Major: Biology
Hometown: Houston, TX
Duties: Work with the Academic Events Committee to plan workshops and events, organize general meetings, and promote research involvement. 
Fun Fact: I was born in the Philippines!
Email: gabriel_sungcad1@baylor.edu

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Sanjana Ade
Vice President of Journal Clubs

Year: Senior
Major: Neuroscience
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Duties: Works closely with the Journal Club Leaders to secure guest speakers, coordinating lab tours, selecting journal articles for attendees to review and facilitate discussion.
Fun Fact: I'm double-jointed!
Email: sanjana_ade1@baylor.edu

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Isha Thapar 
Vice President of Scientia 

Year: Senior
Major: University Scholar (Biochemistry, Medical Humanities, Environmental Health Science)
Hometown: Houston, TX
Duties: Manage publication of Baylor's undergraduate scientific journal Scientia with the goal to showcase the amazing research that undergraduates do here at Baylor University, coordinate editing and designing process with the BURST editorial team.
Fun Fact: I’m currently in the Brooks Lab researching COVID-19 wastewater based epidemiology!
Email: isha_thapar1@baylor.edu


Medhini Kapa

Year: Sophomore
Major: Neuroscience
Hometown: Waco, TX
Duties: Send out the weekly emails, manage attendance, update the website, answer member questions through email.
Fun Fact: I have a snapchat streak that's over a thousand days long!
Email: medhini_kapa1@baylor.edu

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Leah Peralta
Special Events Co-Chair 

Year: Senior
Major: Biochemistry
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Duties: Coordinate Research and Internship Day (Fall) and Heart of Texas Undergraduate Research Conferences (Spring) in order to support Baylor’s undergraduate students with their research aspirations
Fun Fact: When I retire, I want to live in Australia
Email: leah_peralta1@baylor.edu

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Namrata Mathew
Special Events Co-Chair 

Year: Junior
Major: Neuroscience & Philosophy
Hometown: Huntsville, TX
Duties: Coordinate Research and Internship Day (Fall) and Heart of Texas Undergraduate Research Conferences (Spring) in order to support Baylor’s undergraduate students with their research aspirations
Fun Fact: I’ve lived in 3 different states and 2 countries
Email: namrata_mathew1@baylor.edu

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Matthew Mallinson
Resources Co-Chair 

Year: Senior
Major: Biology
Hometown: Sherman, TX
Duties: To create innovative tools and resources for undergraduates interested in research, coordinate with service opportunities, run a research mentorship program 
Fun Fact: I qualified for the world archery tournament in middle school! 
Email: matthew_mallinson1@baylor.edu

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Avery Voight
Resources Co-Chair

Year: Senior
Major: Biochemistry, Mathematics 
Hometown: Groves, TX
Duties: Oversee service and resource opportunities 
Fun Fact:  I was voted Baby Of The Year at a local credit union in 2001.
Email: avery_voight1@baylor.edu

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Ruhi Thapar
Publicity Chair

Year: Senior
Major: University Scholar (Medical Humanities and Biology)
Hometown: Houston, TX 
Duties: In charge of public relations, spread all information related to BURST through social media, flyers, and chalking 
Fun Fact: I love music, coffee, and my friends!
Email: ruhi_thapar1@baylor.edu

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Mariam Eid

Year: Senior
Major: Biology
Hometown: Houston, TX
Duties: In charge of budgeting, managing and overseeing the BURST bank account, creating fundraising events and monthly income statements.
Fun Fact: I was born in Cairo, Egypt and have lived there for 19 years of my life!
Email: mariam_eid1@baylor.edu

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Bhaarathi Venkata
Social Events Chair

Year: Junior
Major: Biochemistry
Hometown: Frisco, TX
Duties: Leading BURST’s social events committee in planning social events for our members, including post-meeting socials and research coffee hours.
Fun Fact: My all time favorite show is Friends!
Email: bhaarathi_venkata1@baylor.edu