HST Joint Council

The HST student association, known as the Joint Council, sponsors activities and creates policies that improve student life. The Joint Council Chairs, one MD student and one PhD student, are elected each year along with other officers and student representatives to various HST committees. HST has a rich tradition of including student voices in policy making as well as in admissions, curriculum design, and alumni relations.

Student Officers and Representatives (AY 2019-2020)

Council Chairs
Responsibilities include calling and presiding over regular meetings of the Joint Council (JC), managing the HST Joint Council budget, assembling and distributing meeting agendas.

Subramanian

Sandya Subramanian
PhD Chair

Evans

Kathryn Evans
MD co-Chair

Schiantarelli

Julia Schiantarelli
MD co-Chair

Treasurer

Works with the Chairs to oversee the HST Joint Council budget and works closely with Graduate Administrator to ensure that expenses are properly accounted for.

Patel

Jay Patel

Secretary

Works with Chairs to communicate on behalf of the JC. Coordinates meetings and takes minutes at JC meetings.

Cannon

Taylor Cannon

Social Chairs

Work with the Chairs and administrators to plan events that build community. Examples of events are the TGIFs, Formal dinner and the Retreat.

Ariziti Sanz

Jon Arizti Sanz

Deitrich

Chris Deitrich

Donnenfield

Jonah Donnenfield

Stacie Lin

Stacie Lin

Sydney Sherman

Sydney Sherman

Constantine Tzouanas

Constantine Tzouanas

Michelle Wei

Michelle Wei

Public Service Chairs

Organize public service activities for student, staff, and faculty participation. Ideally, one Service Day a semester will take place.

Jen Dawkins

Jen Dawkins

Ami Thakrar

Ami Thakrar

Constantine Tzouanas

Constantine Tzouanas

Constance Wu

Constance Wu

Professional Events Coordinator

Organize professional development events such as interview/CV workshops, discussions with representatives from local industry/startups/other life sciences-focused businesses, and site visits.

Aditya Misra

Aditya Misra

Representatives to the HST-IMES Committee on Academic Programs (HICAP)

Responsibilities include attending regularly scheduled meetings of HICAP, providing student input, and communicating information regarding issues before HICAP to the student community.

Ariziti Sanz

Jon Arizti Sanz

Neha Kapate

Neha Kapate

Allison Porter

Allison Porter

Shoshana Das

Shoshana Das

PhD Representatives to the HST MD Curriculum Committee

Responsibilities include attending the monthly meetings of the HST MD Curriculum Committee, providing student input, and communicating details of MD Curriculum Committee deliberations to the student community.

Ellen DeGennaro

Ellen DeGennaro

Kristen Rodrigues

Kristen Rodrigues

MD Representatives to the HST MD Curriculum Committee

Responsibilities include attending the monthly meetings of the HST MD Curriculum Committee, providing student input, and communicating details of MD Curriculum Committee deliberations to the student community. Each entering MD class has two representatives

Edward Li

Edward Li
MD Class 2016

Eriene Sidhom

Eriene Sidhom
MD Class 2017

Carly Ziegler

Carly Ziegler
MD Class 2018

Sarah Weiss

Sarah Weiss
MD Class 2019 

Angela Zhang

Angela Zhang
MD Class 2019 

Scott Goodwin

Scott Goodwin
MD Class 2020

Michael Tom

Michael Tom
MD Class 2020

David Cookmeyer

David Cookmeyer
MD Class 2021

Rahul Gupta

Rahul Gupta
MD Class 2021

Alaina Bever

Alaina Bever
MD Class 2022

Evans

Kathryn Evans
MD Class 2022

Brian Chang

Brian Chang
MD Class 2023

Deitrich

Chris Deitrich
MD Class 2023

Representatives to MIT’s Graduate Student Council

Responsibilities include attending the meetings of the MIT Graduate Student Council to represent HST student interests, and making reports to the HST graduate council at their meetings on issues discussed by the GSC.

Cannon

Taylor Cannon

Sydney Sherman

Sydney Sherman

Patel

Jay Patel

Representative to the HST 50th Planning Committee

In fall 2020, HST will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding. Student representatives to the planning committee will serve a two-year term starting fall 2018. Responsibilities will evolve from helping to shape concepts during the early planning stages to the implementation and execution of student-led components of the event.

Melodi Anahtar

Melodi Anahtar

Cannon

Taylor Cannon

Ashwin Kumar

Ashwin Kumar

Soley Olafsson

Soley Olafsson

Constance Wu

Constance Wu