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Chemistry SI Leaders

Chemistry SI Leaders

CHEM 1300

Nita Pedavalli

 My name is Nita Pedavalli, and I’ll be an SI Leader for Chemistry 1300. I am a neuroscience major on the premed track in the BS/DO program. I chose SI because I am passionate about teaching in addition to my passion for science and medicine. I wanted an opportunity to combine my interests and apply them in a way that helps other people and to be able to provide guidance to all students, but especially to struggling ones. I am part of many clubs on campus including Pre-Med Society, Pre-SOMA, and American Red Cross. I am also part of the e-board for RESULTS, She’s the First, and Neuroscience club. A few fun facts about me are that I am a massive Marvel fan, I love to cook, and my favorite TV shows are Parks and Recreation, Criminal Minds, and Grey’s Anatomy.

CHEM 1300

Harsh Chheda

 My name is Harsh Chheda and I am an SI Leader for General Chemistry. I am a Biology major with a business and honors minor on the pre-dental track. I chose to be an SI Leader because I was given a great experience in my freshmen year biology course. The SI leader provided insight and worksheets that really helped prepare me for exams and I wanted to do the same for others. Some clubs that I am a part of include AAHANA Dental, Student Research Society, and Med-Ed. Some things to know about me are that I love to play tennis, I am a huge marvel fan, and I love cars. 

CHEM 1300

Ashley John

 Hi! My name is Ashley John and I am currently a Biology major with a Business and Honors minor and I am a Dual Admissions student for the College of Dental Medicine. I am a SI leader for General Chemistry 1. I chose to become an SI leader because I wanted to help other students achieve their academic goals and make them feel confident in their work. I am the Vice President of Best Buddies and AAHANA Dental. I am also on the E-board for the South Asian Student Association and am active in the Pre-Dental Society.  In my free time, I enjoy watching Netflix and going to the beach. I also love to rollerskate!

CHEM 1300

Mina Ghali

Hello, my name is Mina Ghali and I am a Biology major on the pre-medicine track in the Dual Admission D.O. Program. I am an SI leader for CHEM 1300 and I chose to become an SI leader because I love chemistry and want to teach students how to think about it differently. I serve in the Orthodox Christian Campus Ministry organization as the Vice President. My favorite show to watch is The Office. My favorite sports team are the Toronto Raptors. My favorite athlete is Lionel Messi. 

CHEM 1310

Anjana Reddy

Hi everyone! My name is Anjana Reddy and I am going to an SI Leader for General Chemistry 2 this semester. I am a biology major on the pre-medical track. I chose to become an SI leader, because when I first started college, I struggled with finding the most beneficial study methods for each class. When I started attending SI sessions hosted by my General Biology 1 SI leader, they were able to help me revise my study methods so that I could be more efficient, while also learning the material in the best way. As an SI leader, I want to help struggling students in this way by acting as a resource that can help them effectively learn the material for the course, not just in our sessions, but on their own as well. I am currently the PR chair for Junior Pediatrics and the secretary for Tribeta. Additionally, I am currently working on research for my honors thesis. A few fun facts about me are that I can always watch the tv show New Girl and never get tired of it, in high school my senior quote was the phonetic pronunciation of my name, and my favorite day of the year is Thanksgiving.

CHEM 2400

Orly Doman

 I am an SI Leader for Organic Chemistry and majoring in Biology Major – PreMed I always wanted to give back to the support system the school have in place through the SI program as a mean of saying thank you for all the help I received when I needed it the most, and what better way than to join the team. Besides, I enjoy helping my fellow classmates and other students in achieving their educational goals with my knowledge on any giving subject. I’m currently pursuing a career as PA. I love outdoors sports and past-times including but not limited to jet skiing and snowboarding. I’m a transfer student from Los Angeles, California, born in Limón, Costa Rica.

CHEM 2400

Patrick Martin

Hi! My name is Patrick Martin and I am an SI leader for CHEM 2400 (Organic Chemistry I). I am a senior majoring in Behavioral Neuroscience on a pre-med track. I chose to become an SI leader because I wanted to assist students for them to succeed in the course and to also build connections and relationships with students, faculty, and staff. I am a part of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Order of Omega, and the Farquhar Honors College. Three fun facts about myself are that I have an identical twin brother, I was born on Valentine's Day, and I have visited all 50 states.

CHEM 2400

Akshata Sastry

Hello everyone! My name is Akshata Sastry and I am a senior at NSU, majoring in Biology and minoring in Business and Psychology. I am also a part of the Dual-DO program. This semester, I will be an SI for Organic Chemistry 1. I have always loved tutoring and helping students build confidence in themselves, so naturally, I wanted to continue pursuing this passion in college as an SI. On-campus, I am involved in Med-Ed, The Ok Club, Village Mentors, and Pre-Med society. In my free time, I love to read (currently reading 'A Storm of Swords' from the Game of Thrones series and I highly recommend it), go on adventures (I just went zip-lining in the Smoky Mountains!), and am highly afraid of butterflies (don't ask). 

CHEM 2410

Saif Ghanayem

Hello! My name is Saif Ghanayem; I am a Biology major currently enrolled in NSU's Dual D.O. program. Starting in the Fall of 2021, I will be serving as a new Supplemental Instructor for Organic Chemistry II. I chose to be an SI after I realized the significant impact that such a position could have on students. As once a struggling organic chemistry student myself, I found much benefit in attending SI sessions. I collaborated with others and built great friendships as enhanced my learning and understanding of the subject. Aside from academics, I serve as a member of NSU Club Soccer's E-board. If I do say so myself, I think I am the biggest FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi supporter in the world. Along with my passion for sports such as soccer, I am a Formula 1 and burger fanatic. 

CHEM 2410

Rajin Persuad

Hi everyone! My name is Rajin Persaud. This semester I am going to be a SI Leader for an Organic Chemistry II class. I am part of the Dual DO Program here at NSU and am majoring in Biology with minors in Public Health and Nutrition. I used to be a part of the Title IX Office as well as the club Union on campus. I am hoping to meet students with similar and different passions from my own. A couple fun facts about myself are that I can read, write, and speak some Mandarin, I am a struggling plant dad, and if I could have dinner with anyone right now it would be Neil deGrasse Tyson. 

CHEM 3650

Valentina Guidi

Hello! My name is Valentina Guidi; I am a Chemistry major in my Junior year at NSU. I am an SI leader for Organic Chemistry II, which happens to be my favorite subject! I chose to become an SI leader to share my love of science with my students, as well as to help my students master challenging subjects. I used to be a professional ballet dancer, having lived in Russia for four years, but now I am striving to either become a reproductive endocrinologist or obtain a PhD in Chemistry. I am the Community Service E-Board Chair in the Junior Pediatrics club on campus. I am also an insurance adjuster for property claims and animal/nature enthusiasts who love to do yoga!

CHEM 3650

Naziba Nuha

Hello! My name is Naziba Akther and I am a fourth-year Biology and Mathematics major with minors in Chemistry, Bioinformatics, Applied Statistics, and Honors Transdisciplinary studies. I initially chose to become a SI leader because it allows me to build one-on-one relationships with other students while helping them succeed in courses I love. This year will be my fifth semester as a SI leader and third semester as a Senior SI leader and I have been a SI for multiple subjects including Biology I, Chemistry I & II and Biochemistry. Currently, I'm also serving as a member of President’s 64, Math and Science Tutor at the TTC, President of Tribeta National Biological Honors Society, Advocate for Farquhar Honors College, and a student researcher at GHOC. My hobbies include dancing, skateboarding, and traveling. I can't wait to meet you all!

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