Meet Our Clinic Coordinators
They're Some Talented Folks!
ST. RAYMONDS COORDINATOR
Sayeh is a first year medical student from Washington D.C. She completed her undergraduate education in Nutritional Science at the University of Maryland, College Park, and then received a Masters in Biomedical Studies at Drexel University. As an undergraduate, she worked with underserved populations as a literacy educator and a nutrition coach in the greater DC area. After moving to Philadelphia, she continued her service to the community by volunteering with organizations aimed at empowering disadvantaged populations. Through this work, Sayeh has developed a passion for helping to decrease healthcare disparities across differing patient demographics. Upon starting at Drexel University College of Medicine, she was attracted to the Health Outreach Project by the opportunity to work with various populations in need of better access to medical care and to continue to learn more about her community. Sayeh was particularly drawn to St. Raymond’s by the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with residents and looks forward to providing compassionate care to her community. In her spare time, she enjoys running, reading, and traveling.
SALVATION ARMY CLINIC COORDINATOR
Sanjana is a first year medical student at Drexel and has spent her whole life in the Philadelphia area. After spending most of her childhood in Montgomery County, she completed an undergraduate degree from Drexel University in mathematics in 2019. From attending concerts and cultural events in high school to volunteering experiences in college, she has found a unique character and strength in every neighborhood of the city. The people of Philadelphia are what inspired her to go into medicine, and being surrounded by their resilience is one of the best aspects of being at a HOP clinic. Evenings working in the SalVal clinic have been some of the best nights of her medical education so far, and she is thrilled to be able to play a role in progressing the clinic forward. In her free time, Sanjana enjoys running and being with friends and family.
Quynh was born in Vietnam but raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland. After completing her undergraduate education at Salisbury University, she lived in Colorado for several years enjoying all the Rocky Mountains had to offer while gaining clinical experience as a medical scribe. Before matriculating at DUCOM, she completed the Intensive Medical Sciences Masters Program which helped her develop the learning skills she would need to succeed in medical school. Through conversations with students already attending DUCOM, she knew she wanted to be involved with HOP before even starting school. She loved that HOP offers students the opportunity to apply the concepts they are learning in the classroom and gain experience on how to interact effectively and compassionately with patients while giving back to our local community. She was instantly drawn to the Streetside clinic given her interest in Emergency Medicine. The enthusiasm and commitment of the former HOP committee members really inspired her. Being a part of HOP reminds her why she wanted to become a physician in the first place, to help those that need it in any way that she can.
ELIZA SHIRLEY COORDINATOR
Katie is a second year medical student from New London, PA. She attended undergrad at UCLA and graduated with a B.S. in psychobiology. In college she volunteered at the Homeless Healthcare LA's Harm Reduction Center which inspired me to continue working with underserved populations to improve health care access. Additionally, she has a passion for women's health care which is why she was drawn to Eliza Shirley. Eliza Shirley has quickly become a huge part of her Drexel experience. In her free time, she likes running (she ran the Philly marathon in November), baking, and practicing yoga.
THE ARC COORDINATOR
Matthew is a first-year medical student at Drexel. Originally from Altoona, Pennsylvania, Matthew attended George Mason University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience. As an undergraduate student, Matthew conducted research across multiple fields including: sleep, liver disease, concussion, and
systems genetics. He also served on his Student Health Advisory Board and captained his college ultimate frisbee team. Prior to medical school, he spent a year as a postbaccalaureate fellow at the National Institutes of Health and participated in the NIH Academy, a training program focused on health disparities. Matthew’s favorite experience at Drexel has been volunteering with the HOP clinics. He aligns with HOP’s commitment to health equity and service to the community. He has over 10 years of experience working with children and adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDDs) and is ecstatic to work with this population further. When Matthew is not volunteering at HOP or studying for exams, he enjoys playing with the DUCOM
Basketball Club, cooking, biking, and exploring the city of Philadelphia.