Meet Our Executive Board

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BEN HUTCHISON

HOP CO-CHAIR

Ben Hutchison is a  second year medical student from Williamsburg, Virginia. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Political Science from Grove City College. Prior to medical school, Ben worked as a project manager for a nation-wide Alzheimer’s disease clinical trial at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. During this time, Ben fostered an interest in clinical management, epidemiology, and working with underserved populations, particularly those underrepresented in clinical trial research. While excited to contribute his own experience and interests to the leadership of HOP board, he is also excited to learn from his fellow board members and maximize their contributions and experiences. When Ben is not studying and working with HOP, he enjoys running, following his beloved St. Louis Cardinals, cooking (and eating), and spending time with his wife, Kristin. They are excitedly expecting their first child in the summer of 2020

 

               

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ROHAN SEHGAL

HOP CO-CHAIR

Rohan is a second year medical student from Seattle, Washington. He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Neurobiology. Prior to moving to Philadelphia, Rohan performed aging research at the Max Planck Institute in Cologne, Germany & at the Harvard School of Public Health. He also has an avid interest in sports - having previously worked for the Seattle Seahawks corporate organization and also continues to play soccer, basketball, and table tennis in his free time! He is excited to utilize his experiences in conjunction with all of those brought forth by every HOP leader and volunteer to benefit underserved and underprivileged populations in Philadelphia.

           

                

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DIVYA VISWANATHAN

HOP SECRETARY

Divya is a second year medical student from Monmnouth Junction, NJ. Prior to starting school at Drexel, she graduated from the University of Virginia and worked as an emergency department scribe at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center. Divya also spent time working as a research assistant in a developmental neuroscience lab at RWJMS. While in college, Divya was involved in writing for the Health and Science section of the Cavalier Daily, a student-run newspaper. She also served as the president for Stop Hunger for Students Now, an organization that worked to provide food and nutritional resources to underserved populations in the Charlottesville community. She was drawn to HOP due to all the services it provides for several populations around Philadelphia. Outside of school, Divya loves watching tennis, running, and taking photos.             

     

           

              

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Christian Johnson

HOP TREASURER

Christian moved to Philadelphia from Salt Lake City, Utah where he attended Westminster College, earning a BS in Biology. Prior to attending Drexel, Christian conducted Molecular Medicine research at the University of Utah and worked in a rural pediatric clinic. He also served as the program manager for an afterschool mentoring program for at-risk youth and volunteered as an AEMT. Christian is excited to be a part of HOP to continue providing for the underserved in his local community. Although opportunities to alpine ski around Philadelphia are limited, Christian enjoys hiking and hammocking in the local parks and experiencing the local food scene.

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