Our class officers are elected by program vote.
Adam O. Rogers – President
Hey everyone, my name is Adam Rogers and I’m from Tampa, Florida. In undergrad I attended The University of Alabama where I majored in biomedicine (Roll Tide). During my time at UA, I represented 10,000 students as an elected class senator and created many pieces of legislation to change the university. I decided to attend the Biotechnology program here at Georgetown University over other programs because I truly believe they put you in the best position to succeed. In the future, I plan to combine science and finance to have a career in venture capitalism or business development. I am honored to be elected as this cohort’s class president and I’m excited for all of our future endeavors!
In my term I want to accomplish many things, firstly I want to build a stronger connection with the alumni and current students in the program. This will foster many job opportunities and connections for future endeavors. Secondly, I want to make it more easily accessible for prospective students to get in contact with our current graduate students. This will allow insight for potential candidates to see how exactly the program is run and what to expect. Lastly, I want to encourage events outside of the classroom to create a tighter-knit group. Doing so will establish a stronger bond within our program and make this year even more special. Thank you and Hoya Saxa!
Jonah Golder – Vice President
Hello! My name is Jonah Golder. I am a Class of 2022 graduate of Tulane University where I majored in Neuroscience and minored in Spanish. During my time in New Orleans, I worked for the New Orleans BioInnovation Center (NOBIC), a biotech accelerator. Originally, I am from Kansas City and am an avid KC sports fan and BBQ enthusiast. In my free time, I enjoy playing guitar, watching Seinfeld, cooking, and playing ultimate frisbee. I am passionate about designing innovations in the medical field to combat health inequities that will foster a healthier and happier society. I am thrilled to serve as Vice President of the Masters in Biotechnology program, and hope I can help deliver a rewarding and enjoyable year for our cohort. I am looking forward to an exciting year on the Hilltop!
Tulsi Vyas – Vice President
Hello, I’m Tulsi, I’m 26 and I’m from Kenya! I did my Bachelor’s in Biology, and I’m so excited to be a part of this program. I love being active and hands-on in the lab, so I’m hoping to find my career in doing research. I’m deeply interested in the food sector and I’m hoping to see biotechnology play an even bigger role in agriculture. In my free time, I’ve been enjoying exploring DC!
Mayisha Rahman – Vice President of Service
Hello, my name is Mayisha and I’m from Dhaka, Bangladesh, but now call Philadelphia my home. I studied biology and public health at Bryn Mawr College and hope to use my time at Georgetown to learn how to build a stronger bridge between emerging medical technologies and patient advocacy. My future plans include to pursue a career in medicine.
Navtej Singh – Vice President of Service
My name is Navtej Singh. I am from Manteca, California. I studied Chemistry with an emphasis on Biology at the University of California, Merced. After my master’s, I plan on pursuing an M.D. and working as a medical officer in a biotechnology company.
Alexis Huber – Social Media
Hello, my name is Alexis and I grew up in northern New Jersey before moving to Baltimore. I graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2022 with a degree in biology. Currently I’m on the drug design and discovery track and hope to work in the pharmaceutical industry doing research in drug discovery.
Simran Mirchandani – Social Media
Hey everyone, my name is Simran Mirchandani and I was born and raised on the small island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language, Literature and Culture from Syracuse University. Throughout undergrad, I did molecular biology research and completed an Honors Thesis.
After graduating from Syracuse, I worked in the industry as the Production Manager at a small biotechnology company in Upstate New York for one year. This experience, along with my strong research background, and my interest in economics led me to pursue my Master’s in Biotechnology at Georgetown University on the Cell and Gene Therapy Track. Throughout this program, I hope to explore the various tracks one can pursue within the biotechnology industry and discover my own passions. I am so excited to be working with the other officers to make this year a memorable one for our entire cohort!
Fernando Andres Martin – International Student Relations
Hi! My name is Fernando and I am from Zaragoza (Spain). Last July, I graduated from University of Zaragoza with a BSc in Biotechnology. I previously study abroad at the Danish Technical University in Denmark, where I completed my undergrad dissertation, and at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Currently, I am on the Cell and Gene Therapy track pursuing my Master´s in Biotechnology and work as a Graduate Research Assistant in an immunopathogenesis lab. Having this experience in the Department of immunology and Microbiology at Georgetown has allowed me to gain valuable experiences in the lab. I am excited to explore all the opportunities available in the Biotech Industry during this year. Hoya Saxa!
John Batley – Program Representative
Hi, my name is John Batley and I am from Rydal, Pennsylvania, right in the Philadelphia area. I went to Immaculata University as an undergraduate for Biology. I am currently in the BioBusiness track at Georgetown. My career goal is to work in business operations or project management for a biotech company.
Mary Langill – Program Representative
Hello, my name is Mary and I’m from Toronto, Canada. I studied at McGill University where I majored in Microbiology and Immunology and minored in Entrepreneurship. I hope to pursue the intersection of finance and biotechnology by working in business development at a biotechnology firm or as an analyst in the VC world.
Danae Aslidis – Spring Class Liaison
Hello everyone, my name is Danae Aslidis. I grew up in New Jersey but spent most of my summers in Greece visiting family. I graduated last winter from Barnard College in New York City with a degree in Psychology. My minor focused on Science, Ethics, and Genetics and I concentrated in Public Health. Now, I am on my second semester of the BioBusiness Track and am currently interning at CSSi Life Sciences doing Business Development. I am interested in drug development and launch both on the commercial and R&D side and hope to pursue a career in these spaces. Looking forward to getting to know you all!