Meet Our Prospective Student Representatives

Our Prospective Student Representatives are current medical students who play an integral role in a variety of admissions activities and events.

Before interview day, they set up a virtual pre-interview meet and greet, where students meet with applicants the night before the interview to provide insight into their personal experiences at CU School of Medicine.

On interview day, the Pro-Reps participate in our student panel, which is a question and answer session for all applicants. Our Pro-Reps also lead Campus Tours, showing applicants lecture halls, small group sessions classrooms, hospitals and other important locations on campus.


Patrick ZimmermanPatrick Zimmerman

Preferred Name/Pronouns: Patrick He/They

Hometown: Denver, Colorado

Undergraduate School: University of Puget Sound

Degree: BS in Physics and Mathematics, 2019

Random Fact: I won a Grammy in high school -- no lies ;-)

Hobbies/Interests/Obsessions: Ving Tsun Kung Fu, baking sourdough bread, petting my cats, playing video games, singing/playing music. Also obsessed with dogs with short spine syndrome (Check out @frogqueenivy on IG. She does not disappoint)


Yoojin YoonYooJin Yoon

Preferred Name/Pronouns: YooJin She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Incheon, South Korea

Undergraduate School: Tufts University

Degree: BS in Biology and Community Health, 2019

Random Fact: I was the state champion in Connecticut for women’s singles badminton in 2014-2015!

Hobbies/Interests/Obsessions: I enjoy exploring new places, eating delicious food, hiking, painting, making ceramics, and am currently obsessed with pilates as a form of working out!


Tyler BenjaminTyler Benjamin

Preferred Name/Pronouns: Tyler “Benji” Benjamin He/Him/His

Hometown: Manchester, Tennessee

Undergraduate School: Auburn University

Degree: BME, Music Education, 2006 MM, Euphonium Performance, 2010, University of Colorado

Random Fact: I recently found my birth parents through an online genetic testing site. Turns out my birth father is a doctor.

Hobbies/Interests/Obsessions: Running, Climbing, Poker, League of Legends, Harry Potter, Board Games


Brandon BellenBrandon Bellen

Preferred Name: Brandon He/Him/His

Hometown: La Porte, Indiana

Undergraduate School: Indiana University - Bloomington

Degree: BS in Biochemistry, 2021

Random Fact: I have a phobia of ladybugs

Hobbies/Interests/Obsessions: Volleyball (indoor, beach, grass), watching sports, being outdoors, cooking, singing


Hillary TaHillary Ta

Preferred Name/Pronouns: Hillary She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Undergraduate School: University of California, Santa Barbara

Degree: BS in Biology, 2019

Random Fact: I’ve played NBA 2k with Kobe Bryant

Hobbies/Interests/Obsessions: Cooking, sunsets, and crime shows


Andy AscencioAndy Ascencio

Preferred Name/Pronouns: Andy He/Him/His

Hometown: Chatsworth, California

Undergraduate School: University of California, Los Angeles

Degree: BS in Biology, 2016

Random Fact: I did not cry when I was born

Hobbies/Interests/Obsessions: Watching NBA basketball (especially the Lakers), bike riding, getting drinks with friends, binge-watching House and The Office


Katharine LewisKatharine Lewis

Preferred Name/Pronouns: Katie She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Parker, Colorado

Undergraduate School: Xavier University

Degree: Biology, 2019

Random Fact: I have dual citizenship with the UK

Hobbies/Interests/Obsessions: Rock Climbing, Skiing, Dog Rescue, Hiking, Camping, Cooking, Travel


Nicholas FelanNicholas Felan

Preferred Name/Pronouns: Nick He/Him/His

Hometown: Highland Village, Texas

Undergraduate School: Lawrence University

Degree: BA in Biology and Biochemistry, 2019

Random Fact: I left home at the age of 17 to play junior hockey!

Hobbies/Interests/Obsessions: Hockey, all things triathlon, most sports, all outdoor activities, photography, coffee, wine, video games, a good TV show, and, of course, spending time with my husky named Bjorn!


Caitlyn HummerKC Hummer

Preferred Name/Pronouns: KC She/They

Hometown: Milwaukie, Oregon

Undergraduate School: Oregon State University

Degree: BS in Botany, 2013; BS in Biology, 2013

Random Fact: I spend 2-3 months a year living in a tent

Hobbies/Interests/Obsessions: Plants, roller derby, platypus/science facts


Office of Admissions Contact Information 

  • Jeffrey SooHoo, MD, MBA
    Assistant Dean of Admissions 
  • Haylee Shacklock, MHA
    Director of Medical Education and Student Affairs 
  • Karina Goodwin, MA
    Admissions Manager
  • Lamar Cherry
    ​Senior Admissions Specialist 
  • Isabella Jaramillo
    ​Admissions Professional​

Building 500, First Floor
Mailing Address: 13001 E. 17th Place, Mailstop C292
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: 303-724-6407
Fax: 303-724-8028