Meet the 2021-2022 Executive Board

Tribunal Officers


Shivani Patel, President

Class of 2022
Hometown: Streamwood, IL
 Medical Sciences Major

I’ve been involved with Tribunal for my entire college career and hope to help make this a great year for all of our new students and those who missed out on all of our in-person activities. Outside of Tribunal, I work as a PCA at UCMC, am an A&S peer leader, and work with 4 Paws for Ability to help raise my little service dog in training and honorary tribunal member, Mimzy.

Fun Fact: I own enough sweatshirts to wear a different one every day of the month.

Contact me using my UC email, patel5si@mail.uc.edu, or text/call at (847) 373-6490.

Office hours by appointment


Milan Parikh, VICE President

Class of 2022
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Medical Sciences Major

Hey everyone! I’m entering my third year at UC, majoring in Medical Sciences with an additional major in Statistics. After I graduate this year, I plan to get a master’s degree in epidemiology prior to going to medical school. I am involved in some really cool research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital associating environmental pollution during pregnancy with epigenetic markers at birth.

The College of Medicine has set me up with all the opportunities I have needed to succeed in my undergrad, and as Vice President of Tribunal, I’m excited to help everyone else in the College of Medicine gets that same chance to succeed. Please contact me at any time for any reason!

Fun Fact: I’m addicted to fantasy novels, and it would probably take me the better part of a year (if not longer) to read everything on my favorites bookshelf.

Contact me using my UC email, parikhmn@mail.uc.edu.

Office hours by appointment


Yamaan Ahmad, Treasurer

Class of 2024
Hometown: Villa Hills,KY
Medical Sciences Major

Hi there! My name is Yamaan Ahmad, and I currently serve as the CoM Tribunal Treasurer. I am a sophomore from Northern Kentucky. You can find me studying, doing research, or volunteering in different healthcare settings. In my downtime, I enjoy watching movies, writing rap lyrics, and scootering with a pair of headphones on. I am looking forward to a fun school year!

Fun fact:

Contact me using my UC email, ahmadyy@mail.uc.edu.

Office hours by appointment

Anwesa Basa, secretary

Class of 2024
Hometown: Mason, Ohio
Medical Sciences Major

Hey guys! My name is Anwesa Basa and I’m a Medical Sciences major with a minor in Philosophy. I’m so excited to serve as your COM Tribunal Secretary this school year! I’m a second year, so I haven’t gotten to experience the true ~college life~ quite yet, but I’m looking forward to making this year fun-filled 🙂 I enjoy traveling, watching movies, biking around Mason during the summer months (go comets!), and listening to true crime podcasts!

Fun fact: I have moved 14 times!

Contact me using my UC email, basaas@mail.uc.edu.

Office hours by appointment


Ariel AlaPPatt, Senator

Class of 2023
Hometown: Centerville, OH
Medical Sciences Major

Hi everyone! My name is Ariel Alappatt, and I am majoring in Medical Sciences and minoring in Spanish. I am originally from Centerville, OH and attended Centerville High School. In my free time I like to play tennis, workout with friends, or try new restaurants in Cincinnati.

Fun Fact: 

Contact me using my UC email, alappaar@mail.uc.edu.

Office hours: TBD


Alex Snyder, Senator

Class of 2024
Hometown: Toledo, OH
Medical Sciences Major

I’m very excited to be representing you both in Tribunal and the Senate Room! I look forward to implementing new initiatives that can benefit both COM and UC as a whole.

Fun fact: I have almost every type of car memorized.

Contact me using my UC email, snydeag@mail.uc.edu.

Office hours: TBD


Committee Heads


FACULTY RELATIONS COMMITTEE Chair

Nick Shaw

Class of 2023
Hometown: Xenia, OH
Medical Sciences Major

Throughout my first two years in the Medical Sciences program, I have gotten to know many of the amazing faculty members that are part of the College of Medicine. As chair of the Faculty Relations committee, I want to help students learn about and connect with faculty members and help faculty understand what is going on in the lives of their students.

Fun fact:

Contact me using my UC email, shawns@mail.uc.edu.

MENTORSHIP COMMITTEE Chairs

John Burwinkel

Class of 2023
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Medical Sciences Major

Hello! I am a third-year Medical Sciences major from Cleveland, Ohio.  Along with tribunal, I am involved with the MedSci Ambassadors, and I volunteer with Special Olympics Hamilton County and Crossroad Health Center. I also work at Cincinnati Children’s in a neurodevelopment lab where we study the effects of Fragile X Syndrome on neurons. Outside of these involvements, you can catch me playing frisbee on Sigma Sigma Commons or cheering on the Bearcats at Nippert Stadium! Go Bearcats!.

Fun fact:

Contact me using my UC email, burwinjh@mail.uc.edu.

Riddhi Bhatt

Class of 2023
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Medical Sciences Major

Hello everyone! As the co-chair of the mentorship committee, I am excited to plan fun activities for our mentors and mentees. I look forward to planning in-person events and help the incoming class get involved in the UCCOM community.

Fun fact: I was bitten by a monkey when I was 10.

Contact me using my UC email, bhattrs@mail.uc.edu.

Social Media Committee Chair

Maya Goertemoeller

Class of 2024
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Medical Sciences Major

For fun, I love all things creative, trying new restaurants, fashion, alternative music, and spending time with friends. I am so excited for this role as social media chair to showcase the faces of UCCOM and show our community what our UCCOM family looks like behind the scenes.

Fun fact: I did dance for 16 years and competed against the teams from dance moms!

Contact me using my UC email, goertemj@mail.uc.edu.

Wellness Committee Chair

Gargi Rajput

Class of 2023
Hometown: Centerville ,OH.
Medical Sciences Major

Hello, I am Gargi Rajput a 3rd year in the program. I enjoy making art and dancing with my friends. I am excited to serve as the Wellness Committee Chair again and hope to introduce lots of new and relaxing events for our MedSci peers.

Fun fact: This year I am planning on exploring as many local coffee shops as possible, so please let me know of recommendations, or if you ever want to grab coffee together 🙂

Contact me using my UC email, rajputgv@mail.uc.edu.


Advisor


Tyler Swanson, medical sciences staff member

Need to contact me? Email swansotr@ucmail.uc.edu