Meet the Officers

Cassidy Parshall

Co-President 

My name is Cassidy Parshall and I am a senior Business Fellows and Finance major and Mathematics minor on the Pre-Medical track. I hope to spend my future medical career addressing the lack of safe and affordable surgical care around the world. My interests lie at the intersection of global health, sustainable development, social justice, and global health policy. When I am not studying on campus, I love reading, spending time with friends, travelling, enjoying the outdoors, and learning new things.

 

 

Carolyn Carper

Co-President 

Hi! My name is Carolyn Carper, and I am a senior University Scholar major concentrating in Biochemistry and Political Science on the Pre-Medical track. As a student I am interested in infectious disease, tropical medicine, global and rural health, epidemiology, public policy, and political development, among other topics! When I’m not in class, I enjoy exercising, playing the violin, reading, camping, backpacking, exploring Waco, going on random adventures, attempting to cook, and hanging out with friends.

 

 

 

 

Parker Hoffman

Foundations Coordinator                                                                                                                                                      

Hi! My name is Parker Hoffman, and I'm serving Pre-Health Mentors in the role of Foundations Coordinator this year. I'm a rising junior from Metamora, Illinois majoring in Cellular and Molecular Biology and minoring in Biochemistry and Church Music. Like many of you, I'm on the pre-med track, and my ultimate goal is to become a pediatric hospitalist. I love being involved in student life at Baylor - outside of PHM, I serve as an officer in Christian Pre-Health Fellowship and the Baylor University Men's Choir, and I lead worship and serve in the college ministry at Grace Church! One of my favorite hobbies, when I'm not studying, is making music (hence the electric guitar I'm holding in my picture)! I play the guitar, piano, drums, bass, and I sing as well. Some of my other hobbies include trying local restaurants, eating any flavor of ice cream, watching Marvel movies or The Office with friends, playing with my dog Ike, hammocking, and snowboarding!

 

 

 

Andrew Munoz

Foundations Coordinator

Hey everyone! The name's Andrew Munoz and I'm a biology major from Seattle, WA, and I'm also on the pre-med track. I enjoy spending my time conducting research, with strong interests in immunology and systems biology. My research at Baylor focuses on cancer-related fatigue within the newly founded psychoneuroimmunology lab. During my free time, I enjoy doing the usual things such as video games, binging Netflix, and skateboarding. I really enjoy music, both listening and playing, so any and all song recommendations are welcome!

 

 

Sher Isada

Pre-Health Coordinator

Hi everyone! My name is Sher Isada and I am a junior University Scholars major studying Poverty Studies and Social Justice, Public Health, and Medical Humanities. After I graduate, I plan to go to medical school and obtain an MD/MPH. I am very passionate about addressing the different social determinants of health and seeing how it affects different communities. I love trying foods from all different cuisines by cooking and exploring Waco! I love listening to all different types of music and have a Spotify playlist for basically everything. If you ever need any book recommendations or a friend to go on a run with always feel free to reach out to me! I can’t wait to meet all of you!

 

 

Brandon Swinney 

Peer Leading Coordinator 

Hey guys! My name is Brandon Swinney. I’m a Junior University Scholars major concentrating in Biochemistry and Philosophy. I’m on the pre-med track at Baylor, and I’m looking to become either a family practitioner or a neurosurgeon (I’d be happy to talk about these interests any time!). My main hobbies include rock climbing, making people coffee, and playing guitar. I’m super excited to help lead PHM this year and am looking forward to getting to know you!

 

 

 

 

Caroline Hughes

Student Wellness Advocates

My name is Caroline Hughes and I am a senior University Scholars major studying Biochemistry and Medical Humanities. In medicine, I am especially interested in Public Health and would like to work in a specialty that allows me to engage with people. Around campus, I am involved in Christian Pre-Health Fellowship, Kappa Alpha Theta, and the Behavioral Medicine Lab. Outside of school, I love reading, hiking, camping, and doing anything outdoors.

 

 

Ifeoma Ikedionwu

Student Wellness Advocate 

Hey hi hello! My name is Ifeoma and I'm one of the Student Wellness Advocates with Caroline Hughes on the Pre-Health Mentor Leadership Team. Focused on social and mental health, I'm really excited to help address the non-academic aspects of being a pre-health student at Baylor. During my free time, I like to run/workout, crochet and scroll through YouTube. Feel free to email me anytime; Don't be a stranger

 

 

 

Ben Nortch

Allied Health Coordinator 

Hi everyone! My name is Ben Nortch and I am a senior Biology major on the Pre-Dental track from Nacogdoches, TX. In terms of my academic life, I have been able to take part in Genomics research and have also been given the opportunity to be a Learning Assistant for Introductory Biology and now for Human Physiology Lab. I also take great interest in global healthcare, medical missions, healthcare policies and immunological studies. When I am not studying or in class, I love swimming, taking walks with people, going on runs, playing tennis, camping, hiking, hanging out with friends, and finding new things to do.

 

 

Anthony Allam 

Resource and Engagement Director 

Hello everyone! My name is Anthony Allam and I am a senior Business Fellow, Finance major with a Biology and Biochemistry minor on the Pre-Medical track. Academically, I work in Dr. Romo's Organic Synthesis lab where I try to synthesize anti-cancer natural products. I also love learning about neurosurgery and the intersection of global health and healthcare reform.  In my free time, I love working out, reading books, and modifying my car. If you ever need a workout partner or want help on modifying your car feel free to reach out! I can't wait to meet all of y'all! 

Prehealth Programs

(254) 710-3659

Mailing Address
One Bear Place #97108
Waco, TX 76798-7108

Office Location
BSB B111