Medical Access and Awareness

MISSION

Our mission is to educate ourselves and others regarding health access and resources in New Hampshire and to use this knowledge to improve the health of our community and beyond.

MEMBERS

Alyssa Greig, Julia Paquette, Jakob Scopelites, Kaitlyn Seamans, Brooke Seigars, Brandon Smith, Ajay Panesar, Brittney Spooner, Violet Sullivan, Krysten Walker, Ryan Iller, and Kersten Mercurio

Alyssa Greig – Class of 2021 Hometown: Derry,NH Major: Biomedical Sciences: Medical Microbiology Future Aspiration: Infectious disease researcher/professor Fun fact: She bartends on the weekends
Ryan Iller – Class of 2024 Hometown: Chester, NH Major: CEPS, undeclared Future aspiration: Environmental engineer Fun Fact: I am an Electro Optics Ordinance Repairer in the Marine Corps Reserves
Kersten Mercurio – Class of 2022 Hometown: Nashua, NH Major: Occupational Therapy Future aspiration: Inpatient occupational therapist Fun Fact: I love to run, sing, and am in the Catholic Student Organization
Ajay Panesar – Class of 2021 
Hometown: North Hampton, NH
Major: Economics 
Future Aspiration: General Dentist
Fun Fact: He is a member of the Rines Angel Fund.
Julia Paquette – Class of 2021
Hometown: New Boston, NH
Major: Biomedical Science: Medical Microbiology
Future Aspiration: Molecular/Microbiology Researcher/Public Health Scientist
Fun Fact: She enjoys baking and yoga in her free time.
Jakob Scopelites – Class of 2021 
Hometown: Litchfield, NH
Major: Occupational Therapy 
Future Aspiration: Inpatient Occupational Therapist 
Fun Fact: I studied abroad in January 2020 in Rome and visited my family in Greece!
Kaitlyn Seamans – Class of 2021
Hometown: Canaan, NH
Major: Occupational Therapy
Future Aspiration: Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Fun Fact: She is President of ASL Club and loves working as a nanny.
Brooke Seigars – Class of 2021
Hometown: Wolfeboro, NH
Major: Spanish and International Affairs
Future Aspiration: Immigration Lawyer
Fun Fact: She loves gardening, cats, and takeout.
Brandon Smith – Class of 2021
Hometown: Jaffrey, NH
Major: Biomedical Sciences: Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Future Aspiration: General Dentist
Fun Fact: He enjoys cooking, cats, swimming, and video games
Brittney Spooner – Class of 2021
Hometown: Weare, NH
Major: Biomedical Sciences: Medical Laboratory Science
Future Aspiration: Physician-Scientist
Fun Fact: She loves music and plays the cello
Violet Sullivan – Class of 2023
Hometown: Brentwood, NH
Major: Exercise Science
Future Aspiration: Footwear Biomechanics Researcher or Doctor of Osteopathy with a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sports Medicine specialty
Fun Fact: She is a distance runner on the UNH Women’s Cross Country and Track teams and loves to travel and cook.
Krysten Walker – Class of 2021
Hometown: Manchester, NH
Major: Occupational Therapy
Future Aspiration: Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Fun Fact: She is a captain of the UNH Club Tennis Team

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Fall 2020

Walk to End Alzheimer’s – September 29th, 2020

A group of task force students met to participate in the walk on campus, while other members and students participated remotely.

Dental Health Goody Bags for Gates Recovery Center

Dental health kits remaining from our dental health tabling on campus to be donated to the Gates Recovery Center in New Ipswich, NH.

Fall 2019

  • Established areas of focus:
    • Woodman Park After School Enrichment Program
    • Partners for World Health
    • Period Movement
    • Oral Health Awareness

Spring 2019

  • Established areas of focus
    • Medical access
    • Public health education
    • Food insecurity
    • Community involvement
  • Volunteered with Partners for World Health
  • Had educational meeting with Professor Anne Jamieson
  • Met with Dawn Zitney at Health and Wellness about STD prevention
  • Participated in Stuff the Bus Food Drive