Ms. Cassidy Parshall of Colleyville, Texas, is a senior at Baylor University. She is pursuing a BBA in Business Fellows and finance with minors in mathematics and biochemistry. She plans to attend medical school upon graduation. Ms. Parshall is president of Baylor’s chapter of the Global Surgery Student Alliance, a national organization committed to educating, inspiring, and uniting students through engagement and mentorship in global surgery. She also serves as a supplemental instructor for managerial accounting and is a member of the Epsilon Epsilon chapter of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. As a first-generation Baylor Bear, Ms. Parshall knew Baylor was home when she came to campus and saw Baylor’s commitment to academic excellence and Christian values. She attends Highland Baptist Church in Waco, Texas.
Ms. Sher Isada is a junior University Scholars major studying International Studies, Public Health, and Medical Humanities at Baylor University. After graduation, she plans to attend medical school. Ms. Isada is the Resources Co-Chair for the Baylor Undergraduate Research in Science and Technology (BURST) organization, which is at the forefront of pushing for research at Baylor. She works in Dr. Christopher Kearney’s lab developing mosquito-specific toxins to alleviate third-world issues regarding mosquito control.
Born in the Philippines, Ms. Isada is passionate about different cultures and serves as a cross-cultural Global Engagement Peer Leader. Furthermore, her commitment to helping underserved communities has led her to be named as a Shepherd Scholar. She is also a part of the Baylor Pre-Health Leadership Team and serves as the Pre-Health Coordinator. She tutors for the Student-Athlete Center for Excellence and is a violinist in the Baylor Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Isada is proudly Christian and is a member of the Asian Ministry InterVarsity on campus, or AMIV, and attends Fellowship Bible Church in Waco, TX.