Meet the Staff

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Lydia Casmier
Program Director
Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine

As Director of the Summit, Lydia works closely with all sites, partners, faculty and program staff to ensure a robust educational experience.  Her background is in social-emotional learning and college and career readiness training. Her approach to program management is driven by the Positive Youth Development (PYD) framework and her commitment to expanding college access to under-resourced and first generation students.

Prior to joining Brandeis, Lydia taught high school in Medellin, Colombia, and served six years as Senior Youth Development Coordinator at the Mary's Center Teen Program in Washington, D.C. Lydia received her Bachelor's degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Afua Nti
Afua Nti
Faculty Mentor
University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2nd year
Alex Valentine
Alex Valentine
Faculty Mentor
Boston University School of Medicine, 2nd year
Alyssa Tutunjian
Alyssa Tutunjian
Faculty Mentor
Tufts University School of Medicine, 2nd year
Erin Smith
Erin Smith
Faculty Mentor
Boston University School of Medicine, 2nd year
Ke Zeng
Ke Zeng
Faculty Mentor
Boston University School of Medicine, MA Medical Science
Kirstin Lee
Kirstin Lee
Faculty Mentor
University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2nd year
Mike Nitz
Mike Nitz
Faculty Mentor
Boston University School of Medicine, 2nd year
Mir Lim
Mir Lim
Faculty Mentor
Boston University School of Medicine, 2nd year
Nakul Sagdeo
Nakul Sagdeo
Faculty Mentor
Boston University School of Medicine, 2nd year
Phil Moleus
Phil Moleus
Faculty Mentor
Boston University School of Medicine, MA Medical Science
Prith Roychowdhury
Prith Roychowdhury
Faculty Mentor
University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2nd year