Andrew Lee | Co-President
Andrew is a senior in Bioengineering and co-term in Management Science and Engineering. He is passionate about bringing new medical technologies to global, low-resource settings to improve healthcare capacity and delivery. Andrew is also interested in patient-centered health innovation, medical device design, and bottom-up healthcare delivery. When not pondering global health issues, Andrew enjoys playing jazz piano, kickboxing, and bartending.
Emily Pang | Co-President
Mechanical Engineering 2018
Emily is a junior studying mechanical engineering and feminist, gender, and sexuality studies. In the future, she hopes to make an impact at the intersections of medicine and technology. She is particularly excited about medical devices and robotics, engineering for global development, and women's health issues. She enjoys spending time in the Product Realization Lab, reading about social issues, eating spicy foods, and admiring floral patterns.
Kirsten Thompson | Co-President
Kirsten is a senior majoring in bioengineering and plans to pursue an MD/PhD with a focus on cancer immunotherapy. She has been involved in SSB for the past three years and is looking forward to expanding SSB's efforts in the medtech space this year, specifically in hands-on opportunities for students. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking, and playing bass.
Ariana Barreau | Journal Committee Co-Chair
Ariana is a sophomore planning on majoring in bioengineering and minoring in Studio Art. She is interested in pursuing an MD degree and hopes to create impactful and innovative medical technology. Ariana has been involved in SSB journal for a year and is looking forward to working with Victoria to launch SSB’s online magazine, Probe. In her free time, she loves to play tennis, teach children about the environment, read science fiction novels, and sketch in her journal.
Michael Becich | Connect Co-Chair
Mathematical & Computational sciences, Bioengineering 2018
Mike is passionate about solving problems and improving medicine. A junior, he is getting involved with SSB’s Connect for his first year and is excited to help Stanford undergraduates interact with biotechnology leaders in industry and academia around the Bay Area and beyond. Mike enjoys running, playing Ultimate, and exploring new environments in his free time.
Augustine Chemparathy | Conference Chair
Augustine is a sophomore interested in gene therapy and metabolic engineering. As Conference Chair, he’s excited to bring researchers who are making biology more engineerable and reproducible to campus. Augustine dreams of a future where science can differentiate stem cells into every mature cell type in the human body.
Richard Hojel | Incubator Workshop Co-Chair
Richard is a junior majoring in bioengineering whose interests center around genetic engineering and its wide range of applications from gene therapy to laboratory grown leather. He has been involved with SSB’s Incubator course for the past two years, and he is excited to co-lead the first year of Incubator Workshops. Richard also enjoys playing lacrosse, skiing, and traveling.
Lea Jabbour | Incubator Workshop Co-Chair
Lea is a junior studying bioengineering and interested in the intersection of medicine and technology. She is particularly excited about medical devices pertaining to cardiovascular disease treatment. She has been involved in SSB since arriving at Stanford, and hopes to continue improving and diversifying SSB’s projects. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, drawing, and eating sushi.
Neal Patel | Incubator Class Co-Leader
Management Science & Engineering
Neal’s background in the biotechnology and medical device industries sparked his interest in SSB. Through the Incubator Class, Neal hopes to learn more about commercializing healthcare technologies, while supporting others as they learn the biodesign process. When not busy building vision technologies, he can be found rooting for Chelsea FC or performing with Dil Se.
Victoria Wang | Journal Committee Co-Chair
computer science 2017
Victoria is a senior interested in the intersection of computer science and medicine; she is especially passionate about clinical data mining and computational genomics. This is her first year in the SSB journal committee, and she is excited to launch Probe’s online presence with an awesome team. In her free time, she enjoys playing the violin, reading/writing, and drinking tea.
Gabe Weininger | Incubator Class Co-Leader
Gabe is a sophomore interested in ophthalmology and neurobiology. This is his second year on the incubator team, where he enjoys sitting in on the lectures and advising teams on their projects. He is also on the Stanford Fencing Team and a member of the Giles Plant Neurosurgery Lab. In his free he enjoys skiing, climbing, and fantasy football.
Shannon Wu | Director of Design
Computer science 2018
Shannon is a junior interested in the role of technology and design in healthcare. She is passionate about accessible healthcare and other social issues, and she hopes to learn more about social inequalities in medicine. This is her first year on the the SSB team. In her free time, Shannon enjoys swimming, visiting record stores, and drinking coffee.