​MEET OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD

Rabia Tahir - Senior
Nutritional Science Major
Pre-Med Track
President
"I joined CRD because I wanted to join an organization that would support me on my pre-med journey and give me the motivation and inspiration to never give up. I joined CRD to gain new friendships and connections with other minority pre-health students."
Zaria Fyffe - Senior
Public Health Science Major
Pre-Med Track
President
"I joined CRD because I found direction, motivation and purpose from the organization. It was the foundation of my success. As a minority, being surrounded by other driven and like minded peers was pivotal. Also, I love that CRD values service because as a future health professional, service is the reason for it all."
Tosan Eweka - Junior
Public Health Science Major
Pre-Med Track
Treasurer
"I joined CRD to get connected to pre-health advisors, health professionals, and other pre-health students that I can learn from and find opportunities for personal and professional development. CRD provides a community of high-achieving students that share a passion for medicine and support each other in reaching their career goals."
Kyeisha Laurence - Sophomore
Microbiology Major
Pre-Med Track
Secretary
"I joined CRD to be apart of the amazing network and to interact with another minority students on the pre-health track. CRD provides so many opportunities to students and being apart of this community has helped me and other students prepare for a successful future."
Seyrona McLean - Junior
Public Health Science Major
Pre-Med Track
Programming Chair
"I joined CRD because I wanted to surround myself with like-minded pre-health students pushing towards the same goal, which is to touch people’s lives through the use of medicine. And I thought CRD would give me the exposure to the medical field and resources I was looking for when I came to college."
Lauren Smith - Junior
Public Health Science Major
Pre-Med Track
Fundraising Chair
"The Charles R. Drew society is a safe place for pre-health minorities and underrepresented personal. I wanted to be apart of this organization, as it focuses on the success of these students by introducing them to health professionals and providing them with the tools they need to prosper. CRD has provided me with guidance and excitement for my future in the world of medicine and I enjoy servicing CRD to provide this for others."
Jerimiah Olabosipo - Sophomore
Bioengineering Major
Pre-Med Track
Community Service Chair
"I joined CRD because having a community of pre-med students going through the same trials and that have the same goals is encouraging. And we offer a lot of resources for premed students so I want to help the org grow and have more students take advantage of those."
Sydney Sharp - Sophomore
Cellular Biology and Genetics Major
Pre-Med Track
Webmaster
"I joined Charles R. Drew because I wanted to support and be supported by other pre-med students of color. Our community is very tight knit and being around other students with the same life goals as you is encouraging and pushes me to be the best version of myself. I have been able to learn from my peers, especially the upperclassmen and I have gained unprecedented knowledge on how to navigate being pre-med at UMD."
Christine Nzokou - Junior
Public Health Science Major
Pre-Med Track
Historian
"I joined CRD because I want to help create a cohort in which minority students can work together to become successful and more present in the medical field."

​MEET OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD

Tosan Eweka
Public Health Science Major
Pre-Med Track
President
"I joined CRD to get connected to pre-health advisors, health professionals, and other pre-health students that I can learn from and find opportunities for personal and professional development. CRD provides a community of high-achieving students that share a passion for medicine and support each other in reaching their career goals."
Lauren Smith
Public Health Science Major
Pre-Med Track
President
"The Charles R. Drew society is a safe place for pre-health minorities and underrepresented personal. I wanted to be apart of this organization, as it focuses on the success of these students by introducing them to health professionals and providing them with the tools they need to prosper. CRD has provided me with guidance and excitement for my future in the world of medicine and I enjoy servicing CRD to provide this for others."
Kyeisha Laurence
Cellular Biology and Molecular Genetics Major
Pre-Med Track
Vice President
"I joined CRD to be apart of the amazing network and to interact with another minority students on the pre-health track. CRD provides so many opportunities to students and being apart of this community has helped me and other students prepare for a successful future."
Marie-Line Kam
Public Health Science Major
Pre-Med Track
Secretary
"I joined CRD because I found purpose in the organization’s mission to improve the healthcare system by increasing the representation of minorities. CRD has given me the opportunity to meet other like minded individuals who are driven to succeed within their future careers as health care professionals. For that, I am forever grateful and look forward to connecting with even more individuals through this organization!"
Jeremiah Olabosipo
Neurobiology and Physiology
Pre-Med Track
Treasurer
"The first meeting I attended I was amazed at the wealth of resources the group provided to pre-med students, and how the upperclassmen wrapped around us as mentors."
Chioma Ekwunazu
Public Health Science Major
Pre-Med Track
Community Service Chair
"I joined CRD to be connected with other driven, like-minded individuals with similar goals and passions. CRD provides a supportive environment catered towards leading minority students in the right direction to reach our goals in the healthcare field. This organization has provided a multitude of opportunities to help its members as we prepare for our professional lives. "
Alison McLure
Microbiology Major
Spanish Minor
Pre-Med Track
Fundraising Chair
"I joined CRD because I wanted to surround myself with powerful, like-minded people who can push me to reach my full potential. It has allowed me to be a part of a mission that I believe in and help others in the process. I am so grateful to have connected with such amazing people and excited to continue growing with my fellow CRD members!"
Sydney Sharp
Neurobiology and Physiology Major
Pre-Med Track
Webmaster
"I joined Charles R. Drew because I wanted to support and be supported by other pre-med students of color. Our community is very tight knit and being around other students with the same life goals as you is encouraging and pushes me to be the best version of myself. I have been able to learn from my peers, especially the upperclassmen and I have gained unprecedented knowledge on how to navigate being pre-med at UMD."
D’Marfeivel McLean
Kinesiology Major
Pre-Med Track
Public Relations Chair
"I joined CRD because I wanted to join a group of driven and passionate individuals that are pursuing a career in the health field. I love how CRD is geared towards minority exposure in medicine as this has been an ongoing issue for decades. CRD has given me the opportunity to engage with other pre-med/pre-health students and I have gained a number of clinical opportunities and insight by joining this prestigious club and I am eternally grateful for it."
Grace Igbinosun
General Biology Major
Pre-Med Track
Historian
"CRD’s focus on minorities in medicine attracted me to the organization and seeing the e-board from previous semesters  demonstrate a welcoming atmosphere to members made me interested in joining the e-board."
Kendra Soh
Neurobiology and Physiology Major
Pre-Med Track
M.A.P.S. Liaison
"I decided to join CRD because I've always been an advocate for diversity, inclusion, and diffusion. As a minority student interested in becoming part of the medical field I thought it was important for me to find a group of people advocating for the same things and more! I also feel like being a part of CRD allows me to be surrounded by students with whom I can share a passion for medicine and who will motivate me to reach that goal!"
Seyrona McLean
Public Health Science Major
Pre-Med Track
Health Professionals Liaison
"I joined CRD because I wanted to surround myself with like-minded pre-health students pushing towards the same goal, which is to touch people’s lives through the use of medicine. And I thought CRD would give me the exposure to the medical field and resources I was looking for when I came to college."
Rutha Adhanom
Neurobiology and Physiology
Pre-Med Track
Programming Chair
"I joined CRD because I wanted to be a part of a community that promoted and advocated for the success of minorities on the pre-health track. CRD provides several resources and gives students the opportunity to network, give back to their community, and receive guidance in their journey to professional school."

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