MERT Board

A subgroup of MERT members occupy a variety of different positions which help MERT run, grow, and improve 

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As Chief, Max (‘24) oversees MERT's Board, represents MERT to external parties, and manages MERT's long-term goals and projects. Max is studying sociology with minors in nutrition and chemistry. Outside of MERT, Max enjoys baking bread, trying new InstantPot recipes, and browsing Zillow.

Chief: Max Yang

As Captain, Amelie ('24) oversees all of MERT's daily operations, manages exposure control, and coordinates interagency events. Amelie is majoring in Biology and French and Francophone Studies, and in her free time, she likes to watch British TV shows, read, and play the ukulele.

Captain: Amelie Warneryd

As Quality Assurance Lieutenant, Julia ('24, she/her) oversees assuring MERT’s continued clinical competency. Julia is studying biophysics with a masters in biology. In her free time, Julia likes playing board games, taking care of her plants, and baking.

Quality Assurance Lieutenant: Julia Pfrommer

As Administrative Director, Kira ('24) oversees MERT's budget and the administrative side of MERT. Kira is majoring in bioengineering and outside of MERT she enjoys doing the NYT mini crossword and reading.

Administrative Director: Kira Lu

As Training Lieutenant, Randy ('24) oversees MERT's weekly trainings and clinical EMT skills, identifies and prepares members for advancement, and holds MERT members to our high standards of clinical competency. Randy is majoring in Neuroscience with minors in Chemistry and Consumer Psychology. In his free time, you can find him trekking to farmers markets, yelping coffee shops, or crafting charcuterie boards.

Training Lieutenant: Randy Bach

As Equipment Officer, Shannon ('24) oversees MERT's equipment to ensure that MERT offers high quality medical care to the community during every shift. Shannon is majoring in biology with minors in chemistry and health care management. Outside of MERT, you can find Shannon playing tennis, exploring nearby brunch places, or watching episodes of The Great British Baking Show with friends.

Equipment Officer: Shannon Zheng

As Co-Outreach Officer, Junny (’24) coordinates initiatives promoting safety throughout the Philadelphia Community, including First Aid trainings at secondary schools, correctional facilities, and on Penn’s campus. Junny is studying Biochemistry with a minor in Fine Arts and is submatriculating for a Master’s in Chemistry. Outside of MERT, Junny can be found crocheting and FaceTiming her dog.

Co-Community Outreach Officer: Junny Kim

As Co-Outreach Officer, Victor ('25) coordinates a variety of initiatives promoting awareness of emergency medical procedures throughout the community. These include Narcan trainings for the Penn and Philadelphia community, as well as First Aid trainings at local schools and on Penn's campus. Victor is majoring in Art History and Biology. Outside of MERT, Victor can be found biking and playing the violin.

Co-Community Outreach Officer: Victor Tsao

As Internal Technology Officer, Graham ('24) manages MERT's technology, including website upkeep and call statistics. He also leads the MERgineers committee, which leads exciting tech-related projects to improve MERT, such as the MERT mobile app. Graham is majoring in Biology and minoring in Chinese. Outside of MERT, he likes running and playing the saxophone.

Internal Technology Officer: Graham Branscom

As Scheduling Officer, Camilla (‘24) coordinates the staffing of all shifts working with all members to ensure MERT offers maximum high quality coverage. Camilla is majoring in bioengineering and outside of MERT enjoys listening to music and obsessively cleaning.

Scheduling Officer: Camilla Whitesel

Christopher Capiola is a member of the class of 2025, majoring in Biomedical Engineering. He is from Naples, Florida and misses the beach and water. In addition to MERT, Chris is a member of The Engineering Student Activities Counsel which serves as an umbrella organization for various undergraduate engineering clubs.

Disaster Response Team Officer: Christopher Capiola

As Standby Coordinator, Benita ('25) manages the standby requests for MERT coverage at University-wide events and Penn Recreation athletic games. Benita is pursuing a major in nursing, and in her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, crocheting, and taking weekend trips to TJ’s!

Standby Coordinator: Benita Cui

As social officer, Cindy ('24) maintains alumni relations, coordinates uniforms, and plans events for MERT members to strengthen our community and unify our crew. Cindy is studying neuroscience with minors in chemistry and healthcare management. Outside of MERT, she enjoys exploring skincare products and learning to meal prep!

Social Coordinator: Cindy Li

As EMT Class Membership Officer, Bella ('24) manages MERT's recruitment and onboarding for the students in the EMT class held through the Perelman School of Medicine, co-leads the diversity committee, and mentors new members and students in the class. Bella is a nursing student with an interest in critical care or emergency medicine. In her spare time, Bella loves to read, cook, and listen to music.

EMT Class Membership Officer: Bella Barbosa

As Reciprocity Membership Officer, Micaela (‘25) manages MERT's recruitment and onboarding process for individuals licensed as EMTs, co-leads the diversity committee, and mentors new members. Micaela is studying biology, biochemistry, and biophysics, with a minor in anthropology and plans to submatriculate for a master's in chemistry. In her spare time, Micaela loves to read, hike along the river trail, and tinker with amateur radio.

Reciprocity Membership Officer: Micaela Alpert

As CPR Coordinator, Akin (C’25) organizes CPR/AED and Stop the Bleed events within the Penn and West Philly community. Akin is studying neuroscience with a minor in chemistry. He enjoys playing basketball, running, and hanging out with friends.

CPR Officer: Akin Adio

As Bicycle Engineer, Pavan (C’24) ensures that MERT’s bikes are safe for member use, repairs/restores equipment, and organizes bike classes for incoming members. Pavan is studying Biochemistry and Biology. Outside of MERT, Pavan enjoys swimming, watching movies, and trying to cook.

Bicycle Officer: Pavan Iyengar

Dr. Joshua Glick is Penn MERT's Medical Director, ensuring that the organization continues to provide high quality care to students on campus by reviewing complicated calls and ensuring protocols are up to date. He was once the Chief of Penn MERT (a very long time ago!) and now serves as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Medical Director: Dr. Joshua Glick