Executive Board

Daniel Klyde
Daniel is a student in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences studying Bioengineering. Daniel joined MERT his freshman year and spent some time gaining reciprocity before becoming an active member in MERT. On campus he is an active member in many pre-health student groups including MEDLIFE, eMED and Penn Bioethics Journal. He also enjoys fishing and hiking in his free time and is a proud member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity at Penn.
Maria Pomponio
Maria is the Captain of MERT. She is a member of the Class of 2018 studying Biological Basis of Behavior with a minor in Sociology. Outside of MERT, she is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, does research on biological models of autism, and is an active member of Penn's Social Planning and Events Committee.
Clarissa Liu
Clarissa Liu is the Lieutenant for MERT. She is a member of the Class of 2018, majoring in Bioengineering and minoring in Psychology and Chemistry. Besides being a MERT member, Clarissa also works as a medical scribe and is an ITA for Harrison College House. She is also a member of the Engineering Student Activities Council.
Sam Linhares
Administrative Director
Sam is a member of the 2018 class studying Cognitive Neuroscience and Chemistry. She is also a member of Sigma Kappa and does research studying the behavioral and neural mechanisms of future thinking and its relation to discount rates. Outside of school, Sam enjoys running and cooking.
Ben Campbell
Training Officer
Ben is the Training Officer. He is a member of the Class of 2018 majoring in Religious Studies and South Asian Studies. Ben is on the Executive Board for Penn Faith and Action. When not doing "Penn-things", Ben enjoys hot cocoa; burritos; coffee; dogs of all shapes, sizes, and ages; and baseball. "Cash me ousside, how bow dah"
Antoinette Radcliffe
Internal Technology Officer
Toni is the Internal Technology Officer. She is a member of the Class of 2018 majoring in Biological Basis of Behavior. Toni also serves as the co-president of Penn Speaks for Autism, a student-run group that aims to support individuals with autism spectrum disorders and increase autism awareness on campus. Toni also works as a clinical research intern at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's neurology department, focusing especially on multiple sclerosis.
Abhishek Rao
Disaster Response Team Officer
Abhishek is a member of the class of 2018, majoring in Molecular Biology in the College and Operations Management in Wharton. Outside of MERT, Abhishek serves as the chair of University Honor Council, volunteers with Penn Health Initiative, and participates in Penn Undergraduate Biotech Society. In his spare time, Abhishek enjoys reading, hiking, charcoal drawing, and trying not to break his wrist as he skis.
Casey Krickus
Social Coordinator
Casey is a member of the Class of 2019 and is studying economics in the college. She is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha and does orthopedic research. She is very good at being indecisive, treating herself to cookies, and drinking too much green tea.
Thomas Uhler
Community Relations Officer
Thomas is a member of the class of 2019, majoring in chemistry in the College and finance in Wharton. On campus, Thomas researches pulmonary nanomedicine and mentors a student through Big Brothers Big Sisters. In his free time, Thomas plays intramural soccer, learns to play piano and tries to improve his photography.
Bicycle Engineer
You can reach our bike engineer at engineer@pennmert.org
Austin Borja
Athletics Coordinator
Austin Borja is the Athletics Coordinator with Penn MERT. He is member of the Class of 2018, studying the Biological Basis of Behavior with minors in Chemistry and Health Care Management. Outside of MERT, he enjoys long walks on the beach and brewing his own coffee. When Austin is not feeding various stimulant drugs to Drosophila larvae in his neuroscience lab, chances are that he is planning awesome campus-wide events in his role as a SPEC Director.
Ezra Brooks
CPR Coordinator
Ezra is a sophomore in the college studying mathematical economics and pre-medicine. Other than MERT he is a member of the Pennsylvania Punch Bowl, the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, and he conducts research on health care economics.
David Gordon
Equipment Officer
David is the equipment officer for MERT. David is a member of the Class of 2019 majoring in Architecture and Biology. In addition to his role within MERT, he leads projects with the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education (SCUE), serves as a TA for introductory biology, and runs cross country and track with the club running team. He also volunteers with Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps (NY) and enjoys hiking and the outdoors in his free time .
Alexander Zhang
Membership Officer
Alex is a member of the Class of 2018 studying the Biological Basis of Behavior with a minor in Health Care Management. Outside of MERT, he is an active member of Penn Boxing Club and does research on opioid and cocaine addiction in the Psychiatry Department of the Perelman School of Medicine.
Ryan Fan
Ryan is the Scheduling Officer of MERT. A native of Pittsburgh, PA, he is a junior studying Biological Basis of Behavior. When Ryan's not on shift or scheduling shifts, he participates in Penn Science Across Ages as a board member, volunteers for the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network, and conducts translational cancer research at the Perelman School of Medicine.
Dr. Alvin Wang
Medical Director
Alvin Wang, DO FAAEM NRP is an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the medical director for the University of Pennsylvania MERT and the University of Pennsylvania Police Department. Dr. Wang has had a long-standing interest in EMS beginning at the age of 16 with his certification as an EMT. While attending Penn State University, Dr. Wang worked with Penn State EMS and rose to the level of training officer in the department. After graduating with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and completing his paramedic training, he attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Throughout his medical education and residency, Dr. Wang worked on a part-time basis as a ground paramedic for various 911-agencies and as a critical-care flight paramedic.

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