AMWA Student Region 1

Region 1 includes CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, and VT

The current Region 1 director is Spoorthi Davala, Boston University School of Medicine 2021.

To get in touch with a specific branch, contact the branch leaders listed below. To explore local and regional events, see the Region 1 calendar below.




Photos from the Region 1 Conference held on October 13th, 2018 at Boston University School of Medicine!

Conference website:

2018-2019 Region 1 Committee

Programming Chairs:
Anagha Nagaraj, Marwa Ali & Sharon Wu

Madeline Dewane, Sylvia Lobo & Melisa Noriega

Publicity/Social Chairs:
Kayla Meyer, Liz Wolfe & Lulu Xu

Email Spoorthi if you’re interested in being a part of the Region 1 Committee, or if you’d like to get in touch with one of its members!


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Region 1 Branches

Connecticut Chapters:

Frank H. Netter Medical School at Quinnipiac University

  • President: Roshni Patel
  • Vice President: Seija Maniskas
  • Treasurer: Kate Renkosiak
  • Secretary: Devon Soucier
  • Service Chair: Roshni Patel
  • Events Chair: Meagan Derbyshire

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

  • President: Madeline DeWane
  • Vice President: Rebecca Zweifler
  • Secretary: Devika Sparks
  • Treasurer/Fundraising Chair: Mary Soyster
  • Community Service Chair: Michelle Duong
  • Recruitment Chair: Anagha Nagaraj
  • Advocacy Chair: Brooke Schuman

Yale School of Medicine

  • Co-President: Linna Duan
  • Co-President: Cynthia Tsay

Maine Chapters:

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Co-President: Tara Formisano
  • Co-President: Aleksandra Kolnick

Massachusetts Chapters:

Boston University School of Medicine

  • Co-President: Carrie Chen
  • Co-President: Spoorthi Davala
  • Co-President: Annaliese Ionson
  • Co-President: Jessica Shi

Harvard Medical School

  • Co-Director: Rachael Acker
  • Co-Director: Aida Shadrav

Tufts University School of Medicine

  • Co-President: Melisa Noriega
  • Co-President: Adeline Browne
  • Treasurer: Rebecca Bell
  • Advocacy Chair: Megan Harper

University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Co-President: Wendy Ma
  • Co-President: Susan Jacob
  • Co-President: Rose Shutzberg
  • Co-President: Amanda Whitehouse
  • Co-President: Wanlu Xu

Rhode Island Chapters:

Brown University Alpert School of Medicine

  • President: Julia Festa
  • Vice President: Joanna Georgakas
  • Mentorship and Advocacy Chair: Sarah Hays
  • Operations: Alex Rosenthal
  • Operations: Tina Hinman
  • Treasurer: Sahar Shahamatdar

Vermont Chapters:

University of Vermont College of Medicine

  • Operations Director: Sienna Searles
  • Event Planning Chair: Kate Kurchena
  • Communications Chair: Hannah Woodruff
  • Communications Chair: Jenna Dafgek
  • Recruitment Chair: Joy Benner
  • Treasurer: Sarah Sherman

Want to get in touch with a chapter leader?

Attending a medical school in our region that does not have an active AMWA chapter & want to start your own?

E-mail Spoorthi at