The Executive Team

Mica Esquenazi Glaun
Co-Founder
Mica is an otolaryngology resident at the Baylor College of Medicine. She graduated with honors from Stanford University with a B.S. in Science, Technology, and Society, and a B.A. in Medical Anthropology and then went on to complete her M.D. at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.
Gabriel Glaun
Co-Founder
Gabriel is a general surgery resident at the Baylor College of Medicine. He graduated magna cum laude with honors from Florida State University with a B.S. in Biological Science and then went on to complete his M.D. at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine.
 
Samantha Nguyen
Editor in Chief
Samantha is a member of the University of California, Davis School of Medicine Class of 2021. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University with a B.A. in Biological Sciences and a concentration in physiology. As an undergraduate, she served as Executive Editor of The Research Paper. After graduation, she worked as a clinical research coordinator in the Division of Rheumatology at the Columbia University Medical Center. She previously served as the Associate Editor for the Free Clinic Research Collective for two consecutive years.
Pallavi Dev
MSPress Executive Editor
Pallavi is a member of the UT Southwestern Medical School Class of 2021. She graduated summa cum laude from UT Dallas with a B.A. in Biology as part of the UT PACT seven year B.A./M.D. program. She has a special interest in genetics and clinical oncology. She is Vice President for UT Southwestern’s Internal Medicine Society and enjoys volunteering at free clinics in Dallas. Outside of school, she likes to travel, dance, and play the piano.
Brienna Milleson
MSPress Journal Associate Editor
Brienna is a member of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine Class of 2022. She graduated summa cum laude from Oklahoma State University with Bachelors degrees in microbiology and biochemistry and a minor in Spanish. During her undergraduate career, she researched probiotics in the agricultural industry and tobacco at the CDC, and currently studies HBV drug discovery. Brienna is interested in education and health literacy, and teaches high school and undergraduate students in the community. At SLUSOM, she leads the student organizations for medical education, LGBTQ+ health, and the One Health Initiative. In her free time, she practices archery, gardening, and hiking.
Leah Peer
MSPress Blog Associate Editor

Leah is a member of the Saint James Medical School Class of 2022. She graduated from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec with a Bachelor of Science in biology and a minor in human rights. Her research interests include genetics, pediatric oncology, emergency medicine, global health, social justice and the provision of medical care for underserved communities across the world. Alongside her medical studies, Leah loves voicing her thoughts through writing as she believes being publicly vocal on issues that matter is the first step of committing to change.

 

The Editorial Team

Niveditha Manivannan
Editor
Niveditha is a member of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine Class of 2019. She graduated summa cum laude with university honors from Ohio Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Pre- Professional Zoology and Biochemistry. At SLU SOM, she is currently the lead of the GI interest group, the community service officer of the Family Medicine Interest Group and she also serves on the Global Health Learning Community as the medical missions chair. In her free time, she loves to write poetry and short stories, watch cricket matches and play chess with her dad.
Swati Rajprohat
Editor
Swati is a member of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine class of 2022. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016 with a B.S in Neuroscience with Honors. She went on to complete her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Global Health at Brown University in 2018. She completed her MPH thesis research in barriers and facilitators to maternal nutrition in India. As an undergraduate, Swati served as a Senior-Editor for the Pitt Political Review. Swati has interests in healthcare policy, communication and community-based interventions. Outside of school, she enjoys running, cooking, and dancing.
Whitney Stuard
Editor
Whitney is a member of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD). Originally from Dallas, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of Texas at Dallas with a B.A. in Biology as part of the UT PACT seven-year B.A./MD program in 2015. During medial school she was awarded the Deans Research Scholars Program at UT Southwestern. Whitney’s research is currently in corneal health and disease. At UT Southwestern she has led a variety of groups including the DFW Hepatitis B Free Project, The Monday Clinic, and she works as a teacher’s assistant for Anatomy and Physiology. Outside of school, Whitney enjoys running half marathons, volunteering, and traveling.
Priyanshi Patel
Editor
Priyanshi is a member of the University of Central Florida College of Medicine Class of 2020. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Florida with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences and minors in Psychology and Nutrition. At USF, she conducted research on health disparities and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Her current research involves Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Cystic Fibrosis. At UCF COM, she volunteers at the school’s student-run free clinic and serves as the president for Mission Nutrition. Outside of school, Priyanshi enjoys dancing, traveling, and trying new recipes.
John Koh
Editor
John is a medical student based in Sydney, Australia. He is a member of the University of New South Wales School of Medicine Class of 2023 on a combined BS/MD pathway. He serves on the editorial boards of several other peer-reviewed medical student-run journals based in the UK and Asia. His research interests are primarily in psychiatry and public health, with a current focus on meta-research/methodological quality of studies.
Steven Duncan
Editor

Steven is a member of the UT Southwestern Medical School Class of 2022 and is on track to receive a degree with distinction in global health. He graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University where he completed a double major in microbiology and Russian. During medical school, he has served as editor in chief of Home and Abroad magazine and student editor at In-Training. Steven enjoys volunteering in free clinics and as an ESL teacher in the Dallas community. His career interests include practicing primary care, serving immigrant populations, and researching sociocultural determinants of health. Outside of school, he likes writing poems and ordering takeout more often than is probably responsible.