NSMJC Officers

Officer Info Biography
Jessica Palka
Jessica Palka,
President

Hello! My name is Jessica Palka and I am excited to be your NSMJC President this year. As a senior at Sac State pursuing a Biology major (Biomedical Concentration) and a Chemistry minor, I have taken many classes in the NSM disciplines. These last few years, I have also been involved in a variety of endeavors, which range from mentoring students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields, to assisting in labs and in hospitals. I enjoy traveling, reading, watching classic movies, and spending time with friends. In the future, I'd love to be involved in the medical profession so that I could help underserved communities gain the medical knowledge they need to thrive. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

Email: palkaj920@gmail.com

Elisa Spitzer
Elisa Spitzer,
Vice President

Hello everyone! My name is Elisa Spitzer and I am a pre-pharmacy student majoring in Biochemistry. Some of my favorite things to do include watching movies, going out with friends, eating ice cream, reading novels, and crafting! I look forward to helping students of NSM with classes, career goals, and improving their connections within the college. So let me know if you have any questions or suggestions for us :)

Email: ellespitz520@gmail.com

Gillian Andaya
Gillian Andaya,
Secretary

Hello! My name is Gillian Andaya and I am a pre-pharmacy student pursuing a B.S. Biochemistry degree. I am currently a biology research assistant and I have research experience in chemistry as well. I am (notoriously) known to be an organic chemistry enthusiast, but sometimes being a little silly while learning course material can do wondrous things to the mindset of classes! I love meeting new people and one of my favorite things to do with friends is trying out different restaurants. I also enjoy listening to music and hearing jokes, especially puns!

Email: andayag@gmail.com

Huong Huynh
Huong Huynh,
Treasurer

My name is Huong Huynh and I am majoring in Biochemistry. I am a senior at Sac State and my goal is to become a pharmacist. Some of things I love to do are hanging out with friends, watching movies and tv shows, and eat! Feel free to contact me with any questions. I am happy to help!

Email: huong2huynh@yahoo.com

Nathan Dang
Nathan Dang,
Activities Coordinator

Hello! My name is Nathan Dang and I am a 3rd year student majoring in Biology (Biomedical Sciences concentration) and minoring in Chemistry and Mathematics. I am pre-pharmacy, an active member of the Future Pharmacist Student Organization, and currently a Bio 2 Learning Assistant.

A lot of my time is spent studying as well as helping my peers study for their classes. I like reaching out to others and answering any questions they may have. I hope to one day have a career in the healthcare profession to help improve the lives of others. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, playing video games, watching TV, sleeping, or going out for a jog.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me!

Email: nath4nd@yahoo.com

Lauren Whitehurst
Lauren Whitehurst,
Fundraising Director

Hello Everyone! My name is Lauren Whitehurst. I'm majoring in Biology with a concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology. Previously from Florida, I began attending Sac State Spring semester of 2012. I enjoy finding ways to give back to the community and intend to use my position as Fundraising Director as an outlet to do so. I look forward to the next year of NSMJC. I'm excited to better know all of our members.

Email: laurenwhitehurst@me.com

Sergio Rodriguez
Sergio Rodriguez,
Web Director

Greetings, I am Sergio Rodriguez, a Chemistry major. I have two passions: Chemistry first and School second. When I'm not busy with either I find time to stick my nose in a comic book or graphic novel. I follow many titles and I've only recently started reading after the events of DC Comics' Blackest Night series. I am originally from San Diego and I intend on moving back and pursuing my graduate degree or career in my hometown. During my tenure at Southwestern College, I tutored Chemistry and Mathematics both in class and out of class as a walk-in tutor.

Email: Sergio.rodriguez421@yahoo.com

Ashley Edwards
Ashley Edwards,
Marketing Director

Hello! My name is Ashley Edwards and I am very excited to be your Director of Marketing this year. This will be my fifth year attending Sac State. I am majoring in Biology with a concentration in Biomedical Sciences and am pursuing a career in pharmacy. I am also a member of FPSO, MOSS, and ΔΕΙ and enjoy getting involved with other clubs on campus. In my spare time, I like to play with my two cats, decorate cakes, or watch a good movie with my husband. I hope that I can talk more with you soon!

Email: ashley_marie_edwards@yahoo.com

Kevin Tien
Kevin Tien,
Marketing Director

Hello, my name is Kevin Tien and I'm majoring in Biochemistry. I am currently a pre-pharmacy student and am currently the Vice President of Outreach for the Future Pharmacist Student Organization. I enjoy video games, driving, music, and politics. My goal is to get involved with all of the pre-health student organizations so that students of those disciplines can seek help from people who are in a similar pathway.

Email: kevintien395@gmail.com

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