Women in Medicine and Science
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Executive Board






Brenda is a fourth year student majoring in Physiology and minoring in Biochemistry and Microbiology. She has volunteered at Banner University Medical Center and worked at the UA Cancer Center. Over the summer she spent her time as an intern at Roche Ventana Medical Systems working on various projects. During the school year, she is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for courses such as Psio 201 and Chem 241a. Her goal is to pursue a career in the health field. In her free time she loves reading, baking, and watching movies. She is open to new ideas regarding club events and projects, so please feel free to contact her. Email: brendaho@email.arizona.edu


Rose Purtell is our WIMS treasurer and a third year student pursuing a degree in Nutritional sciences with a minor in biochemistry. Rose also is working on multiple clinical studies in a Research Associate Program at UMC, she is also the Community Outreach Director for Project Sunshine. Her future plans include attending medical school and to one day work for Doctors Without Borders. Rose is more than willing to help with any questions or concerns you may have, so don't be shy to reach out to her! Email: sarahpurtell@email.arizona.edu

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Hi I’m Sadie, I’m a second year honors student here at the U of A. I’m double majoring in chemistry and neuroscience/cognitive science with an emphasis in development and aging. Outside of WIMS, I volunteer at Clinica Amistad, am involved in Blue Chip, and work as a UTA for the math 100 program. Outside of school I love to watch movies and go for walks with my two dogs. Email: sadiek@email.arizona.edu

Student Board

Health Initiative Coordinator

Brynn is a honors junior studying Neuroscience, with a minor in Health and Human Values, with plans of attending medical school after graduation. Along with involvement in WIMS, Brynn does work in a lab that studies memories, volunteers at the UMC, is a SAIL fellow leader, is involved with the club Project Sunshine, has been a general chemistry preceptor, and has done mission trips in Mexico and Peru. Outside of school, Brynn trains and teaches martial arts and self-defense and is a second degree black belt and enjoys working out, and hiking around Tucson! Email: brynnellis@email.arizona.edu

Social Chair

Hi everyone, my name is Julianna Barsch and I serve as the Social Chair Coordinator for WIMS. I am a Junior at the U of A with a double major in Public Health and Italian Studies. After college I plan on attending nursing school to become a Neonatal Nurse! Email: jbarsch@email.arizona.edu


Members' Representative

Rebecca is an untraditional student, staring her 5th year at the University of Arizona at the age of 24. She is pursuing Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Pre-Medical emphasis and a minor in Astronomy. She joined WIMS the first semester of it’s founding and has greatly enjoyed and benefited from her involvement. She is very excited to be the Representative for WIMS and thrilled to have the opportunity to help current and future members have the best experience possible. Email: raw13@email.arizona.edu