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Silas is currently a medical student at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a Neuroscience honors graduate from the same institution. He has devoted considerable time and energy to understanding the intricacies of the Drosophila melanogaster brain, and the processes by which these insects assimilate sensory information from their surroundings. As an active member of his community in Block Island, where he was born and raised, Silas has offered his services as a volunteer for the local emergency medical services over the past six years. This sense of community engagement and service to others has been carried forward into his medical school journey. Silas currently spearheads the Brown chapter of Medical Students for Choice (MSFC), striving to extend reproductive rights nationwide. He is also the lead of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Interest Group, where he helps provide pre-clinical students with opportunities to explore this particular field.
Chiamaka (Amaka) Okorie is a first-generation medical student at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She immigrated from Nigeria to the United States for college and graduated Summa cum laude with a B.Sc. in Biology from SUNY Geneseo. There she was chosen to represent Geneseo’s graduating class as the commencement speaker. Amaka has remained curious through medical school, participating in both clinical and translational research with peer-reviewed publications. She is a member of the Dartmouth medical school admissions committee, participating in the interview and candidate selection process. Amaka loves to teach and has mentored numerous students through the college and medical school application process, specifically in her role in the McGill Scholars program at Dartmouth College, working with the students of color collective at the Lebanon High School and Inspira. She was the public relations officer for the Dartmouth Student National Medical Association chapter and currently serves as the Vice President for the dermatology interest group. She also enjoys traveling, dancing, and spending time with family and friends.