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Member spotlights

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Julian Lanum

Pi Class

Julian is a senior in LSA majoring in Neuroscience. Julian is committed to improving the health and well-being of underserved communities and incorporates this into his work at The Dr. B Lab. Julian also enjoys playing tennis, producing music, and spending time with friends.


Emma Hatija

Sigma Class

Emma is a sophomore studying neuroscience on the pre-med track. She enjoys working as a CNA where she assists patients with dementia and as a personal trainer where she helps promote wellness. She is interested in the interactions of the brain circuit during awareness and works in a research lab that allows her to study this further. 


Bharat Koripella

Pi Class

Bharat is a senior pursuing a BA in public health. He is interested in healthcare policy and hopes to leverage his future career as a physician to advocate for his patients in spaces where they are traditionally ignored.


Sophie Raphael

Tau Class

Sophie is a sophomore studying biomolecular science with a minor in the sociology of health and medicine. Sophie works as an EMT during the summers and does clinical research focused on improving cardiac arrest training and outcomes using virtual reality. In the future, she hopes to focus on improving access to primary care. Outside of school, Sophie spends her free time at animal shelters playing with puppies (pit bulls are her favorite) and swimming in Lake Michigan. 


Sheehan Hussain

Rho Class

Sheehan is a senior majoring in Biology, Health, and Society as well as Film, Television, and Media, with a minor in Business Administration. Aside from PhiDE, he commits himself to several on-campus organizations, including UM-Med, UM-Housing, SLC, KDSAP, and DES. When he’s not consumed by his diverse academic portfolio, he dabbles in editing software to create visual and auditory art.


Anne Zhang

Xi Class

Anne is a senior at the University of Michigan pursuing a degree in Public Health with a minor in Gender and Health Studies. She is interested in how education can improve global health, promote health equity, and increase one's sense of agency.


Nikhil Mantena

Pi Class

Nikhil is a junior majoring in biomedical engineering with a minor in business. Outside of PhiDE, he is involved with Nexecon consulting, his startup Tech Buddies, and research at the Center of Surgical Innovation. In his free time, he loves swimming, photography, and traveling.


LeeAnne Brownlee

Sigma Class

LeeAnne is in the class of 2025 and is part of the sigma pledge class (THE BEST ONE EVER). She intends on double majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience and Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture. She loves to make new friends, play sports, model, and learn! She can not wait to see what the future holds for not only herself, but the entire PHAM .


Ayush Trivedi

Omicron Class

Ayush is a senior studying Biology, Health, and Society with a minor in music. Ayush joined PhiDE his sophomore year, in the Omicron class, and says his favorite memories of PhiDE are the bid nights and ice skating trips. On campus, Ayush is a part of the Michigan Electronic Music Collective Organization (MEMCO), and is currently writing an Honors Thesis on his research in Pancreatic Cancer. In his free time, you can find Ayush DJing at venues across Ann Arbor, producing electronic dance music, taking walks in the arb, playing outside, or hanging out with friends.


Lars Andersland

Pi Class

Lars is a junior studying environmental engineering from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He’s VP of Finance at Blueprints for Pangaea, a singer in the Men’s Glee Club, and training to become an EMT. Around campus, he enjoys running along the Huron, playing soccer at Elbel, and chilling with friends. 


Aditi Vijendra

Omicron Class

Aditi Vijendra is a junior from Sylvania, Ohio majoring in Public Policy and minoring in Biology. Outside of PhiDE, she volunteers as a doula and works in an immunology lab at Michigan Medicine. In her free time, she loves being active and cooking with her friends.

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