Elisa is a second-year medical student at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences and Minor in Neuroscience from Texas A&M University. At A&M, she was very much involved in student organizations and always considered her pre-medical AMSA chapter to be her home. She served two years as a Chapter Officer for her chapter before stepping into her first national leadership position as Pre-Medical Regional Director for Region 4 in 2015-2016.
Along with leadership roles in her medical school’s local AMSA chapter, Elisa is involved in student mental health research at TTUHSC and is serving as a co-director for a new culinary medicine elective. In the 2016-2017 leadership year, she served as the first Advocacy Coordinator for the Wellness & Student Life Team and is excited to expand on this role as the Chair for the 2017-2018 leadership year.
Coco Victoria Gomez Tirambulo
Coco is a pre-med student taking a gap year before applying to medical school this summer. She graduated from Brandeis University in Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with minors in both Chemistry and Environmental Studies. As an undergraduate, she was involved in many clubs as an executive board member, including the Senior Adviser/Arts Director of Brandeis’ Education for Student by Students (ESS) and President/Digital Media Chair of Southeast Asia Club (SEAC). She also helped co-found and direct the first ever Brandeis Diversity Conference.
Growing up in Tucson, AZ and being raised in her parents’ adult care home has cultivated Coco’s interest in Integrative Medicine. Curiosity led her to join AMSA’s Integrative Medicine Scholars Program in 2016. As the Wellness & Student Life Programming Coordinator, she hopes to integrate resources in her area to enhance and improve the AMSA community of educators, students, physicians, and many more individuals. In her free time, she enjoys going on photo-adventures, hiking, and trying out new foods with friends.