Team Leads

 
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Susie Song, Team Lead 🔗

Susie Song is currently a senior from Kansas City, KS, studying biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering with a minor in computer science. Other than being the Team Lead for DEBUT, she is the Director of Professional Development for Alpha Omega Epsilon engineering sorority. She is also a research assistant in the Van Der Meulen Biomechanics lab. After graduating, Susie hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering. Susie would describe DEBUT as challenging, and her favorite part of DEBUT is seeing members come together as one team to work on developing and creating projects.

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Alex Wurm, Project Manager 🔗

Alex Wurm is currently a senior from Armonk, NY, studying chemical engineering in the College of Engineering with minors in business and computer science. Other than being the Phase II project manager for DEBUT, he is the captain of Cornell ChemE Car and the treasurer of Tau Beta Pi. He is also involved with Zeta Psi, Cornell Hillel, and Alpha Chi Sigma. After graduating, Alex hopes to work in industry for several years before returning to school for his masters degree. Alex would describe DEBUT as enlightening, and his favorite part of DEBUT is the creativity and the diversity of backgrounds among team members.

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Cole Leinbach, Project Manager 🔗

Cole Leinbach is currently a junior from Yakima, WA, studying chemistry and philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences. Other than being the Phase I project manager for DEBUT, he is a member of Alpha Chi Sigma professional chemistry fraternity. After graduating, Cole hopes to pursue a Ph.D. and possibly a law degree. Cole would describe DEBUT as relevant, and his favorite part of DEBUT is making cool stuff with even cooler people.

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Sydney Eisenberg, Operations Director 🔗

Sydney Eisenberg is currently a junior from Furlong, PA, studying economics and French in the College of Arts and Sciences with a minor in Law & Society. Other than being the Operations Director for DEBUT, she is an assistant center director for the Cornell Roosevelt Institute and a member of the Big Red Marching Band. She is also involved in Phi Alpha Delta and Golden Key International Honor Society. After graduating, Sydney hopes to attend law school and then pursue an MBA and a PhD. Sydney would describe DEBUT as innovative, and her favorite part of DEBUT is working with people from diverse backgrounds to bring ideas to life and create the future of biomedical innovation.

Brandon Schran, Team Lead Elect 🔗

Brandon Schran is currently a junior from West Salem, WI, studying biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering with a minor in business. Other than being the team lead elect for DEBUT, he is a member of the Cornell Bowling Club and the Peer Review Board. After graduating, Brandon hopes to pursue a career in engineering management. Brandon would describe DEBUT as meaningful, and his favorite part of DEBUT is seeing the development of a potential solution to a real-world problem from beginning to end.

 

Aashna Kaur is currently a junior from Plainview, NY, studying biological sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a minor in business. Other than being a research and development analyst and a Fall 2019 Team Representative for DEBUT, she is the President of the Society for India and a research assistant at the Schaffer-Nishimura lab. After graduating, Aashna hopes to attend medical school. Aashna would describe DEBUT as collaborative, and her favorite part of DEBUT is working alongside people of different majors to apply our unique skills and perspectives towards the improvement of current medical concerns.

Aashna Kaur is currently a junior from Plainview, NY, studying biological sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a minor in business. Other than being a research and development analyst and a Fall 2019 Team Representative for DEBUT, she is the President of the Society for India and a research assistant at the Schaffer-Nishimura lab. After graduating, Aashna hopes to attend medical school. Aashna would describe DEBUT as collaborative, and her favorite part of DEBUT is working alongside people of different majors to apply our unique skills and perspectives towards the improvement of current medical concerns.

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Fall 2019 Team Representative

Nina Velasco is currently a junior from El Paso, TX, studying human biology, health, and society in the College of Human Ecology with a minor in human development. Other than being a research and development analyst and Fall 2019 Team Representative for DEBUT, she is involved with PATCH, rugby, Pa’Lante Salsa dance club, and Cornell Tradition. After graduating, Nina hopes to attend medical school and complete a pediatric residency. Nina would describe DEBUT as inspiring, and her favorite part of DEBUT is the ability to be creative.

Nina Velasco is currently a junior from El Paso, TX, studying human biology, health, and society in the College of Human Ecology with a minor in human development. Other than being a research and development analyst and Fall 2019 Team Representative for DEBUT, she is involved with PATCH, rugby, Pa’Lante Salsa dance club, and Cornell Tradition. After graduating, Nina hopes to attend medical school and complete a pediatric residency. Nina would describe DEBUT as inspiring, and her favorite part of DEBUT is the ability to be creative.

Nina Velasco
Fall 2019 Team Representative