Prospective Student Representatives 2025

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 
  • Karina Goodwin, MA
    Admissions Manager
  • Lamar Cherry, BA
    ​Senior Admissions Specialist

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