(Meals & Mentorship advice event)
Advice: The MSTP SC compiles and consolidates advice, resources, and wisdom of senior students and hosts events to help all students navigate MD/PhD transitions and milestones. Events are planned and implemented by MSTP SC.
Communication: The MSTP SC is a conduit for reciprocal communication between the MSTP student body and the MSTP administration. MSTP SC also serves to promote program cohesion, community building, and peer mentorship through social events. The Communication Committee is responsible for overseeing the social, interactive, and messaging program of MSTP SC.
Policy: The MSTP SC studies issues related to current program structure and makes recommendations for programmatic change to the MSTP administration. Policy changes are recommended only after careful consideration and consultation of the MSTP student body and all relevant stakeholders.
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Advocacy (IDEA): The MSTP SC serves to facilitate a broad awareness of how and why diversity is unequivocally linked to all MSTP areas of concern such as intellectual freedom, education and continual learning, literacy and fairness of access; to support our current and future students in all aspects of equity and justice; and to foster the development of a diverse MSTP student community.
As a branch of the MSTP Student Council, the MSTP Community Outreach Group has the mission to connect with and provide community to people regardless of race, gender, or family income. The Community Outreach Group coordinates community service and engagement opportunities for MSTP students. This includes emailing existing volunteer opportunities on campus monthly, regular meeting with the Outreach Interest Group, organizing service projects, supporting MSTP student-led outreach initiatives, and building new outreach programs.
Pre-doc Mentoring Program, STEM Scholars, MD-PhD Panel Informational Session,
and community volunteer projects
Past Outreach Projects/Initiatives:Summer Research Training Program (SRTP), Westminster High School Scientific Advisory Board and Outreach, monthly Outreach Interest Group meetings, and more!
Fun Fact: I play Jazz trumpet!
GS2 Molecular Biology
Fun Fact: I have been scuba diving in a volcanic crater in Utah
Connor Hughes (he/him)
Co-President & Policy Co-Chair
Fun Fact: Connor has played percussion and the drumset for 19 years (and pictured here with Dr. Peter Agre)!
GS3, Cancer Biology
Fun Fact: I have been dancing since I was 2 years old and I still take classes today in Denver!
Roy Shanawaj Khair (he/him)
GS4, Molecular Biology
Fun Fact: Roy is from Queens, NY and did not get a driver's license until he moved to Colorado in 2017!
Jackie Turner (she/her)
Co-President & Outreach Co-Chair
Fun Fact: Jackie loves visiting the Denver Cat Cafe!