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Meet The Team

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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. 

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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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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Jessica Stauber BSN, 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.

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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. 

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