2016 Current Officers

President – Kevin Guise
role – Oversees and coordinates all CIG related events

Vice PresidentBenjamin Yen
role – coordinate weekly case-study sections. Host networking events with industry to expose CIG members to the consulting / industry opportunities. sinaicig email support; non technical logistics of elections; work with VP of technology to digitize and organize all CIG related information/media
initiative opportunity – create efficient processes for daily or repetitive operations

VP of Finance Laura Zheng
role – creation and submission/approval of budgets
initiative opportunity – fundraising and external funding application

VP of Social Media – Sanya Anand
role – maintenance of social media sites and CIG website updates of social events; photography and promotional media maintenance for events
initiative opportunity – creation of new social media outlets and branding material for CIG

VP of Technology Jamel Meslamani
role – support for all technology related projects/initiatives; digitization of all current CIG related initiatives (work closely with VP of Administration)
initiative opportunity – visualizing CIG organizational structure / conceive an i-voting plateform for CIG elections

VP of Data Science – Maria Suprun
role – digitization of CIG related data and statistics; creation of polls/surveys; works closely with VP of Skill Development and VP of Technology
initiative opportunity – visualizing CIG organizational structure and open projects.

VP of Curriculum Planning and Skill Development Suzanna Katz
role – work closely with other board members to organize speaker events, workshops, and hackathons; work with VP of Industry Relations to organize speaker events and recruit mentors; work with VP of Skill Development to organize workshops; help design sessions/promote opportunities that will allow CIG members to develop their skills necessary for business development, consulting, etc.
initiative opportunity -planning to create skill development workshops for the development of a non-research skill rubric and glossary for the various career paths
initiative opportunity – teach a workshop or recruit mentors/volunteers to teach one.

VP of Industry and Alumni Relations – Nikos Tzavaras
role – represent CIG at external events and forward career and contact opportunities with industry and other related organizations; interact and reach out to CIG alumni
initiative opportunity – organize industry speaker and networking events

The following members are currently at Sinai and have initiated and completed projects to earn a permanent board seat:

Suzanna Katz, PhD student: Dept of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics (Past President/Initiating Officer)

Permanent Board Members:
Susana Bardina, PhD student: Microbiology/Virology (Past VP of Industry Relations/Initiating Officer)
Ben Chadwick, (Past VP of Social Media/Initiating Officer)
Nikos Tzavaras, Postdoc Fellow: Dept of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics (Past VP of Curriculum Planning/Initiating Officer)
Benjamin Yen, PhD student: Microbiology/Virology (Initiating Officer: Case-Study Workshops)

Alumni Board members:

Stephanie Duhoux

Yan Kou

Jose Sanchez

Adriana Arita

Irini Margine

Benjamin Chadwick


PARTICIPATING MEMBERS (participants who attended 3+ events)
Tuyen Nguyen, PhD student: Dept of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics/Neuroscience
John Mariani, PhD student, Neuroscience
Jessca Levingston Macleod, Postdoc Fellow, Dept of Microbiology
Aslihan Dincer, PhD student, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Elizabeth Quezada, Postdoc Fellow, Dept of Oncology
Muhammad A. Parvaz, Postdoc Fellow, Dept of Psychiatry
Michael Schotsaert, Postdoc Fellow, Dept of Microbiology
Qian Wang, Postdoc Fellow, Genetics & Genomics
Alesha Grant, PhD student, Department of Microbiology
Michael Miller, MD/PhD student, Neuroscience
Victor Bornstein, PhD student, Immunology Institute

MEMBERS (100+ list serve participants – currently private except those listed above)