Meet The Team

Rinki Goswami MD MS

Founder and President

Rinki, BMGCs founder, is an internal medicine resident at the University of Cincinnati originally from Dayton. She studied bioengineering at Cornell University after which she received her master's in Emerging Infectious Disease at Georgetown University. She also researched at the National Institutes of Health and worked as a biosafety and biosecurity specialist at the Association of Public Health Laboratories. She also serves on the Trainee Advisory Committee for the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. These experiences enhanced her passion for public and global health. Her research in medical school was focused on refugee health. Her hobbies include hiking, music, and her two cats. 

Vinaya Gogineni

Board Member

Vinaya Gogineni is a 4th year medical student at the University of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Sciences. She is applying into Family Medicine and has special interests in adolescents’ reproductive health, preventive medicine, and health communication. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, painting, and exploring new dessert places!

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Corey Dixon

Board Member and Sound Engineer 

Corey Dixon is a multi-disciplinary artist from Dayton, OH specializing in audio recording and sound design. He has enjoyed many roles in the music industry including recording engineer, performer, and composer. During his undergrad, he pursued a Bachelor’s in Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music where he further developed his ear and recording techniques.

Founding Board Member

Rebecca Fujimura MD

Founding Board Member

Rebecca Fujimura is a family medicine resident at MedStar Georgetown/ Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.  She has a BS in Biology with a minor in neuroscience, as well as a BA in theater from The Ohio State University. She attended medical school at Wright State University, where she earned her MD and completed the international health program. During this time she did worked in Swaziland and Moria Refugee Camp. Currently she is in the Georgetown Internal Medicine through the global health track. She has participated in advocacy through the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, Doctors for Camp Closure, and the DC Academy of Family Practice. She is passionate about strengthening primary care, preventative medicine, and public and global health. 

Tushar Goswami MSc

Founding Board Member

Tushar Goswami is a Biomedical Engineer bridging gaps between the medical and defense industries. He started his career at The Ohio State University studying bioengineering and researching heart & lung disease, medical devices for orthopedic applications, and neurodegenerative diseases. Since 2018, he has been developing technologies for dermatology, sensors, and artificial gravity servicing the Department of Defense and NASA. Based in Dayton, Ohio, where he completed his master's in biomedical engineering in 2019, he has worked with Air Force Research Laboratory and is currently a consultant for small businesses.  

Tarush Khurana MD

Board Member

Tarush Khurana is currently an internal medicine resident at the University of Cincinnati. He received his medical training at Rush University in Chicago, IL, and undergraduate training at Saint Louis University.  He has a special interest in Gastroenterology, healthcare equality, and patient-reported outcomes. Tarush loves the NBA,  the Chicago Bulls, and Michael Jordan. Aside from medicine, he likes to hike, travel, and eat delicious food.

Andrea Kratzke Nelson MD

Founding Board Member

Andrea is a Family Medicine Resident At University of Wisconsin Madison/ Baraboo. She graduated from Rush Medical College at Rush University in Chicago IL. She became interested in public health as a way to qualify and eventually improve health disparities. Andrea initially went to work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency through AmeriCorps, where she worked quantifying the impact of local disasters on endangered species, earning her the Administrator’s Award for Innovation. Upon entering medical school, she began applying some similar data analyses to the homeless shelter clinic that she led, leading to  an ongoing interest in clinical epidemiology. When she is not in the hospital or clinic, Andrea can be found wrapped in a blanket with her knitting, painting, or hiking.

Linda Nguyen MD, MPH

Founding Board Member

Linda is a medical student finishing her last year of school. Aside from school,she is also a small business entrepreneur with a public health background. As a part of the public health industry, she has worked domestically helping to identify cancer caregiver unmet needs and globally as a community health worker in the Peace Corps. Through her experiences,she has advocated for reducing healthcare disparities and improving access to healthcare for underserved populations.  Apart from school and work, she loves exploring different places, doing anything adventurous, trying new foods, drawing/painting, and the list goes on. Her hometown is Cleveland, OH, but she has also lived in Australia and Burkina Faso.

Esha Sarai MA

Founding Board Member

Esha is a journalist at Voice of America, recently serving as acting West Africa correspondent based in Dakar, Senegal and currently reporting on higher education in the United States. Esha completed her MA in political science at UNC Chapel Hill, conducting research in Germany and Punjab, India. Esha also studied opera in undergrad at the New Zealand School of Music and has made many attempts in recent months to recreate videos of Italians serenading their neighbors from their balconies. She is excited to use her communication experience to work with experts to synthesize helpful information to the wider public.

Jessica Stauber MD

Founding Board Member

Jessica is a radiation oncology resident physician at the University of Utah/Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, UT. She was born in California and raised in Texas, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas A&M University and her Medical Doctorate from the University of Texas Medical Branch. She worked as a neonatal intensive care nurse before deciding to pursue medicine. Jessica fosters a passion for public health at both the local and global levels and currently works with many national and community organizations addressing holistic health promotion, mobilization of community resources, health advocacy, expansion of healthcare accessibility, and medical humanism. As a radiation oncologist, she ultimately hopes to broaden accessibility to comprehensive cancer care and palliative medicine, both locally and globally. In her free time she enjoys a broad range of activities including surfing, gardening, weight-lifting, snowboarding, music, yoga, and hiking with her partner, Daniel, and rescue pup, Sawyer.

Chris Mangal MPH

Board Advisor

Chris Mangal is a senior public health professional with over 15 years of experience leading complex emergency preparedness programs, managing personnel and providing scientific guidance to local, state, territorial and federal agencies. Currently, Chris serves as the Director of Public Health Preparedness and Response at the Association of Public Health Laboratories, where she provides leadership for emergency preparedness and crisis response to natural disasters and emerging threats. Chris has worked closely with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), other federal agencies and international partners to strengthen global laboratory systems to prepare for, respond to and recover from emerging threats. She has over 18 years of experience with developing and expanding networks such as the Laboratory Response Network (LRN), supporting domestic and global crisis responses, strengthening biosafety and biosecurity practices, promoting a culture of innovation and accountability, and advocating for policies and resources to strengthen healthcare and public health systems. In 2012, Chris completed the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI) at Harvard University. Chris received her Master of Public Health Degree, specializing in Tropical Public Health and Communicable Diseases, from the University of South Florida. She also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida.

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Chris Stark

Design Consultant

Chris Stark is a multi-talented designer and has several years of industry experience, most notably with Lacaze London, Hasbro, and the University of Cincinnati. He has designed products ranging from high-end furniture to Star Wars branded Nerf blasters. Chris received his Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design from the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning in 2018.

Tenzin Choedon

Intern

Tenzin is an international student from Tibet and India, majoring in Biology with a concentration in biomolecular sciences. After winning a scholarship to study IB for two years at an international boarding school in Norway, UWC Nordic, she is now a rising junior at St. Olaf College in Northfield. She is a TRIO mentor, an executive member of Team Tibet, and is also elected to the Honor Council. She is interested in learning about public health and pursuing health equity for all. 

Camille Stich

Camille is a rising senior at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, majoring in Psychology with concentrations in Neuroscience and Linguistics. She has participated in and led many volunteer activities and organizations in her undergrad career and plans to keep the momentum going in assisting the campus and the community during her last undergraduate year. She has experience working with connecting people to volunteer opportunities in categories such as the elderly, disadvantaged children, the homeless community, mental health, and more.  Her greatest passion in life is volunteering to help others which has tied into her interest of learning about health disparities. Outside of volunteering she enjoys hanging with her family, getting bubble tea with her friends, and listening to true crime podcasts.

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