Shilpi Ganguly, MS - Founder
Alex Lupi - Chair
Sam Masyr- Lead Coordinator
Seth Lisle - Co-Vice Coordinator
Catherine Lawton - Co-Vice Coordinator
Catherine completed a Bachelor of Science at The University of Michigan majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience and minoring in Biochemistry. Her specific interest in wilderness medicine lies in ultra-endurance, space, and rescue medicine. She has run a variety of full and half marathons including the Detroit International Marathon and will be training soon for her first ultra. Catherine finds the physiological changes in endurance sports such as ultra running or Iron Mans fascinating and loves the detailed work that goes into competing at such distances. Full Bio
Nathan Mercado - Communications Coordinator
Ian Brodka - Finance & Resource Coordinator
Ian received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Rochester. During that time, he also earned his EMT-B certification and has been working county EMS since then. He co-started an EMS Journal Club for his region where he dissects recent research articles with local first responders to ensure evidence based practices. Outside of school and work, you can commonly find Ian outside either in the warm becoming an Adirondack 46er or in the cold skiing and ice skating. His interests in wilderness medicine surround cold climates, expedition medicine, and altitude (looking at you Himalayan Range).
Kelsey Ellis - Social Media Coordinator
Hello! My name is Kelsey Ellis and I am a current OMS2 at Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine. I have a B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology with minors in Chemistry and Animal Science, as well as a M.S. in Biomedicine. While obtaining my undergraduate degree, I rode for the MSU Equestrian Team and MSU Ranch Horse Team, and also worked in a level 1 trauma center. Now at ARCOM, I am involved in several clubs and I spend as much time as I can volunteering at the Good Samaritan Clinic which serves the underserved population in Fort Smith, AR. Full Bio
MOrgan Braswell - CO-Outreach/PR Coordinator
Growing up in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and along the shores of the Great Lakes, Morgan's passion for the outdoors preceded her interest in medicine. She attended Oregon State for her BS in Biology where she was involved in the Adventure Leadership Institute as an operations staff member, a teaching assistant for wilderness first-aid, a trip leader, and a raft guide. She ultimately went on to receive her Wilderness EMT, Swift Water Rescue, and climbing wall instructor certifications. Full Bio
Nate Barott - CO-Outreach/PR Coordinator
Nate attended Cornell University for his undergraduate years where he majored in biology and did a lot of running and cross country skiing. Before starting medical school, Nate spent a few years leading backpacking trips, ski patrolling, working at an apple orchard, living in Nepal, and riding his gravel bike a lot. He is very interested in everything wilderness medicine-related and has especially strong interests in disaster medicine, expedition medicine, tactical medicine and aerospace medicine. When he’s not exploring the wonderful world of wilderness medicine, Nate enjoys spending his free time running, skiing, bikepacking, and baking.
Katrina STevens - Webmaster
Leo Diamond - Lead Undergraduate Coordinator
Leo is a pre-med undergraduate at the University of Chicago majoring in geophysical sciences and English literature. He started his wilderness medicine journey when he got his WFR in high school and instantly fell in love with it. Since then he has upgraded to a WEMT, worked as a ski patroller during his gap year, and attended the National Conference on Wilderness Medicine. In his free time he is an avid triathlete. Leo is excited to help grow the project and help bring wilderness medicine to a wider audience.