My name is Rithvik Ganti and I am a neuroscience major that will be assisting with Chem 1300! I chose SI because I love the opportunity of being able to make students feel comfortable with my favorite subject! My key involvements around campus surround Village Mentors and Pre-SOMA! Some fun facts about myself are that I love to hike as I’ve hiked a lot in the Northeast! Another key hobby is I love biking and I am a huge Jets fan!
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.
Hello my name is Philopatier Ibrahim. I am a Neuroscience Major on the Pre-Med track and am an SI for Chem 1310. I chose to be an SI because I genuinely want every student to reach their full potential in the class. An organization I am a leader in is Science Alive and I am a member of MENA. An interesting fact about me is that I love working out.
Hi everyone! My name is Anjana Reddy and I am going to be 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 Secretary for Junior Pediatrics and the President of 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.
Hello! My name is Phillip Alexeev and I SI for CHEM 1310! I am a Biology major on a pre-med track. I chose to be an SI to have a positive impact on other students and to create a comfortable environment. I am a brother of Phi Delta Theta and a member of the Pre-Medical Society. One fun fact about myself is that I am trilingual!
My name is Camilla Vertsman and I am a Biology major in the dual admission dental program. I am an SI leader for Chemistry II. I chose to participate in SI because it is a great way to help out on campus, as well as form connections with both students and faculty. A fun fact about me is that I used to professionally latin and ballroom dance for 13 years of my life!
My name is Keerthi Polam. I am an SI Leader for Organic Chemistry 1. I am a biology major, with a business minor. I am in the Dual DO program on the pre-med track. I chose to be an SI leader because I love being a mentor to my students in and out of the classroom. I hope to help
my students gain confidence in themselves while learning challenging concepts. I am currently the President of Pre-SOMA and the Secretary for Pre-Medical Society. A couple fun facts about me is that my favorite TV show is One Tree Hill and I have a dog named Prince!
Hi there! My name is Rehan Contractor. For winter 2023, I am an SI leader for CHEM 2400. My major is public health, and I am currently on a pre-med track. I chose SI because I wanted to be able to help students in a subject that I love! Through SI, I hope to help students feel more confident about the content they are learning and foster productive relationships with the students that will help them succeed in future classes. I am currently apart of Down to Dance, a club focused on empowering individuals with Down's syndrome through research-based dance movements. I am also apart of RESULTS, an advocacy club centered on improving public health measures in the U.S. One fun fact about myself is that I love making short films and using cameras! Another fun fact about me is that I like to drive manual/stick-shift cars. Finally, I also have a pet fish!
Hey! My name is David Habib, and I am an SI Leader for Organic Chemistry I. I am a fourth-year Behavioral Neuroscience Major on the Pre-Med track and currently in the Dual Admissions Program for Osteopathic Medicine. The reason I chose to be an SI Leader is to lend a helping hand to students taking a subject known to be challenging, for I, too, received help from SI throughout my years as a student. In addition to SI, I am also the Campus Outreach Coordinator of the Orthodox Christian Campus Ministry (OCCM) group and the Middle Eastern & North African Association (MENA) Event Coordinator. My favorite weekend activities are going to the beach, playing basketball, and watching Marvel
Hi! My name is Shriya Reddy and I am a current junior majoring in Biology and Neuroscience. I am also in the Dual D.O program and aspire to be a physician. This semester, I am an SI for Organic Chemistry II. I chose to become an SI leader in order to support students on their journeys to academic success. I know that challenging course content can be very discouraging, so I wanted to be able to create a positive atmosphere in which students can work together to better understand the material. I was given this atmosphere by my SI leaders in the past, and I want for other students to experience it as well. A couple fun facts about me are that I was born and raised in California, I love Thai food, and something on my bucket list is to go skydiving in Hawaii!
My name is Rajvi Patel. I will be an SI leader Organic Chemistry II. I
am a biology major in the Dual DO Program, on the pre-med track. I
chose to be an SI Leader because SI sessions have helped me so much and I want to reciprocate that to future students. It is an extremely beneficial way to review concepts more in-depth and master the material in an active and engaging way. I also decided to be an SI leader because I absolutely love organic chemistry, and I hope to share that passion with other students. As an SI Leader, while helping students with organic chemistry, I hope to mentor students through other aspects of their academic and personal goals. Some organizations I am a part of are NSU Club Tennis and Mission Brain NSU. A couple of fun facts about me are that I love to bake new items, I love traveling, and the biggest thing on my bucket list is to go skydiving!
My name is Elaine Chen and I am an SI leader for Organic Chemistry II this semester. So just a little bit about me, I am a biology major in the pre-optometry program and I really enjoy teaching, which is why I decided to be an SI. I am a part of a couple of organizations, including the Asian Student Association, Pre-Optometry Society, Pawsitivity, and Scientific Literature Society. Lastly, a few fun facts about me are that I love listening to music, my favorite show is Criminal Minds, and I finished Candy Crush :).
Hi, my name is Ethan DePry and I am an SI leader in Biochemistry. I'm in my final semester here at Nova, and I'll be starting medical school next fall having graduated with a major in biology and minors in public health, chemistry, and prehealth. I chose to become an SI leader because I was personally inspired by the SI leader that I had when I was taking the biochemistry course myself, and it's been extremely rewarding to see the students who I've helped improve throughout the semester. A couple fun facts about myself is that I enjoy cooking, surfing, and skiing back home in California.
Hey! My name is Daniel Malak, and I am an SI leader for Biochemistry. I am a third-year Biology major and a Business minor on the pre-medicine track in the Dual D.O. program at NSU. I chose to become an SI leader because I previously attended SI sessions for my upper-level science courses and enjoyed the experience of additional practice and tackling complex topics outside of class. Additionally, I am passionate about the opportunity to break down seemingly tricky concepts into manageable ideas for others to comprehend effectively. I am currently the Vice President of the Orthodox Christian Campus Ministries club on campus and am a part of the club basketball team and Pre-Med Society. A few fun facts about me are that I am a huge NBA fan, love traveling around the world, and my family is from Egypt.
My name is Eleanor Wind and I am an SI leader for Biochemistry. I am majoring in biology and neuroscience on the pre-med track. I chose SI because I enjoyed the challenge of biochemistry and I want to help empower others to learn the subject effectively while strengthening my own understanding. I am also a student success mentor, an active member of NSU club swimming and I work in a neuroscience lab on campus studying the neurobiology of substance abuse. A fun fact about me is that I can play the drum set.