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  • Matthew Hudson

    Medical Brigades President 2022-2023; Dental Brigades Vice President 2021-2022

    Hi! My name is Matthew Hudson, and I am a senior majoring in Immunology and Medical Microbiology from Teays Valley, West Virginia.

    Matthew Hudson’s Bio

  • Wren King

    Dental Brigades President 2022-2023; Triage Co-Chair 2021-2022

    Hello! My name is Wren King, and I am a senior Anthropology, Women's and Gender Studies, and Geography triple major with a minor in Native American Studies from Morgantown, WV.

    Wren King’s Bio

  • Kiran Patel

    Medical Brigades Vice President 2022-2023

    Hi! My name is Kiran Patel, and I am a senior Biology major with a minor in Medical Humanities and Health Studies from Parkersburg, West Virginia.

    Kiran Patel’s Bio

  • Deshon Simon

    Dental Brigades Vice President 2022-2023

    Hello! My name is Deshon Simon, and I am a senior pursuing a Biology major and a Business minor. I am from a small town called Williamstown, located in Wood County, West Virginia.

    Deshon Simon’s Bio

  • Bailey Gibson

    Chief Medical Officer 2022-2023

    Hello! My name is Bailey Gibson and I am senior majoring in Immunology and Medical Microbiology with a minor in Dance from Morgantown WV.

    Bailey Gibson’s Bio

  • Alex Beckman

    Fundraising Chair 2022-2023

    Hi! My name is Alex Beckman, and I am a recent alumni of West Virginia University from Haymarket, Virginia and majored in Exercise Physiology.

    Alex Beckman’s Bio

  • Jake Herriott

    Triage Co-Chair 2022-2023

    Hello everyone! My name is Jake Herriott. I am a senior majoring in Exercise Physiology from Parkersburg, WV

    Jake Herriott’s Bio

  • Sandrik Tabidze

    Triage Co-Chair 2022-2023

    Hello everyone! My name is Sandrik Tabidze and I am a junior majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from Atlanta, GA.

    Sandrik Tabidze’s Bio

  • Olivia Dowler

    Charla Co-Chair 2022-2023

    Hi! My name is Olivia Dowler, and I am a junior from Weirton, West Virginia with majors in History, Spanish, and Philosophy.

    Olivia Dowler’s Bio

  • Luke Ochsenbein

    Charla Co-Chair 2022-2023

    Hi everyone! My name is Luke Ochsenbein, and I am a junior Biology major with a minor in Spanish from Wheeling, WV.

    Luke Ochsenbein’s Bio

  • Thomas DeVecchis

    Leadership Support Team Member 2022-2023

    Hi! My name is Thomas DeVecchis and I am from Weirton, WV. I am a sophomore at WVU majoring in Immunology and Medical Microbiology.

    Thomas DeVecchis’s Bio

  • Sophia Flower

    Leadership Support Team Member 2022-2023

    Hi! I’m Sophia Flower, and I am a junior Biology student, minoring in Appalachian Studies from Fairmont, West Virginia.

    Sophia Flower’s Bio

  • Ethan Hamilton

    Leadership Support Team Member 2022-2023

    Hello there! My name is Ethan Hamilton, and I am a sophomore majoring in Immunology and Medical Microbiology from Connellsville, Pennsylvania.

    Ethan Hamilton’s Bio

  • Vanessa Mueller

    Leadership Support Team Member 2022-2023

    Hi! My name is Vanessa Mueller, and I am a sophomore biochemistry major with a minor in Nutrition and Food studies from Germantown, Maryland.

    Vanessa Mueller’s Bio

  • Professor Daniel Brewster

    Professor of "Sociology of Health and Medicine" course required for travel and Advisor for Global Medical Brigades and Global Dental Brigades: Panama in 2015, Nicaragua in 2016, 2018, and 2018, Honduras in 2019 and 2020, Ghana in 2019, and Greece in 2020.

    Hi. My name is Daniel Brewster and I am a teaching instructor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. I serve as the advisor for both the Global Medical and Global Dental Brigades, respectively. These two organizations represent the international Global Brigades non-profit.

    Professor Daniel Brewster’s Bio

  • Rachel Nieman

    INSTRUCTOR OF SUPPORT: Nicaragua 2018 and Honduras 2019

    Hi there! My name is Rachel Nieman, and I served as a faculty chaperone for the Global Medical and Dental Brigades to Nicaragua in 2018 and Honduras in 2019. I work at the College of Business and Economics as the Director of Recruitment and Retention.

    Rachel Nieman’s Bio

  • Kallie Nealis

    Instructor of Support: Nicaragua 2018, Honduras 2019, and Ghana 2019

    Hi! My name is Kallie Nealis, and I work for University Relations as a social media specialist. After traveling to Matagalpa for the 2018 Global Medical and Dental Brigades trip as a graduate student, I served as a chaperone for brigades to Honduras and Ghana in 2019.

    Kallie Nealis’s Bio

  • Professor Genesis Snyder

    Instructor of Support: Nicaragua 2017 and Honduras 2019

    Hello, my name is Genesis Snyder. I am a teaching instructor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at WVU.

    Professor Genesis Snyder’s Bio