Isaiah has served as a national leader in the American Medical Student Association for four years. He has held positions as Premedical Regional Director (2013-2014), Premedical Trustee (2014-2015), Global Health Chair (2015-2016), and Vice President for Membership (2016-2017). This year he will serve again as the Vice President of Membership on the Board of Trustees for AMSA. Isaiah has been a passionate leader through his years in AMSA and seeks to continue to open up opportunities for students. His number one goal for the year is to empower medical students, as well as premedical students by way of shedding more light on AMSA’s robust and progressive programming. With his previous AMSA experience Cochran hopes that he will be able to engage many members and help them carry out AMSA’s progressive voice.
Isaiah graduated from Waynesburg University in 2015 with a B.S. in biology. During his undergraduate years he had the opportunity to conduct research at Yale and Harvard Medical Schools. While he enjoys research, his passion is in community service. At the Boonshoft School of Medicine Isaiah has been involved in many service organizations. He happens to be a part of his medical school’s international health program where he had the opportunity do service after his first year, and also will during his fourth year in countries with less health care accessibility than in the United States. During the summer of 2016 Isaiah went to the Peruvian Amazon where he and other Boonshoft medical students helped Peruvian medical professionals provide service to people who live on the Amazon River Basin.
In his free time Isaiah enjoys playing tennis. He played tennis during his undergraduate years on the varsity tennis team. Cochran also enjoys playing the piano, working out, and relaxing with friends in his free time. Isaiah is a passionate leader and cannot wait to take on the Vice President of Membership position for year ahead.