Kavita Shah is a fourth-year medical student at St. James School of Medicine. She graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Business Administration. Kavita’s passion in Integrative Medicine started when she joined AMSA’s Integrative Medicine Scholars Program, where she learned about patient-centered medicine, self-care techniques, and integrative modalities. She went on to become AMSA’s Integrative Medicine Coordinator for the past two years and was recently elected in her new role as the Wellness & Student Life Chair. As the new chair she hopes to provide resources for patient wellness, as well as, self-care for students in a supportive and encouraging environment. In her free time, Kavita loves to travel, dance and watch movies.
Elisa Vengalil graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences and Minor in Neuroscience from Texas A&M University in December 2015. 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 an officer for her chapter before stepping into her first national leadership position as Pre-Medical Regional Director for Region 4 in 2015-16.
This leadership year she is serving as the advocacy coordinator for the Wellness & Student Life Team. She will be attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in the fall.
Autumn Pace is a senior majoring in Genetics, Cell Biology and Development at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She will be graduating in May and taking a gap year before hopefully attending medical school. As an undergraduate, she was involved with Pre-Med AMSA at the U of M as a general member, travel coordinator, and vice president throughout the years. She has also been an executive board member for Chi Omega, a TA for an introductory biology course, and conducts developmental biology research. In her free time, she enjoys coaching gymnastics and playing hockey.