Meet the MGB Post-Baccalaureate Association Team

The Mass General Brigham (MGB) Post-Baccalaureate Association is comprised of selected Board Members who coordinate Committee Members and associated activities. Our post-baccalaureate team is supported by faculty advisor, Marjorie Oettinger, PhD, and we are always looking for new members!

Please navigate to our About Us page for further information on our Committees.

Board Members

ALISON GOLDSTEIN she/her/hers
RA, Center for Recovery from Chronic Pain (SRH)

  • PBA Involvement: Co-Chair Mentorship
  • Education: BA in Neuroscience, University of Virginia
  • Career Plans: Education
  • Fun Fact: I was at UVA in 2019 when we won the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.

ANNA LUDDY she/her/hers
CRC, Neurology

  • PBA Involvement: Co-Chair Mentorship
  • Education: BS in Neuroscience, Trinity College
  • Career Plans: Clinical Psychology
  • Interests: Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Fun Fact: I like to indoor cycle.

ASHLEY HAYDEN she/her/hers
CRC, Psychiatry

  • PBA Involvement: Co-Chair of Diversity & Belonging
  • Education: BA in Psychology, Hope College
  • Career Plans: Clinical Psychology/PhD
  • Interests: Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Neuroimaging, Psychophysiology
  • Fun Fact: In my spare time, I enjoy taking dance classes around Boston!

CORINNE AUGER she/her/hers
RT, Neurology

  • PBA Involvement: Chair of Social Events
  • Education: BM in Violin Performance, Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Career Plans: Allopathic Medicine, PhD
  • Interests: Neurologic diseases
  • Fun Fact: I went to college to be an orchestral violinist before going into medical research.

GEETANJALI SCARFF she/her/hers
CRC, Neuroendocrine

  • PBA Involvement: Co-Chair of Speaker Series; Member of Volunteer & Community Outreach
  • Education: BS in Biology, Northeastern University
  • Career Plans: Allopathic Medicine
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JEFFREY ORREGO
RT, Center of Genomic Medicine

  • PBA Involvement: Co-Chair Diversity & Belonging, Co-Chair Youth Engagement
  • Education: BS in Psychology, University of Utah
  • Career Plans: Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)

JENNA BOURASSA she/her/hers
CRC, Neuroendocrine

  • PBA Involvement: Co-Chair Volunteer & Community Outreach
  • Education: BS in Behavioral Neuroscience, Northeastern University
  • Fun Fact: I was part of the world record for most people crab-walking at once!

JESSICA SEIDENBERG she/her/hers
CRC, Cancer Center

  • PBA Involvement: Co-Chair Speaker Series
  • Education: BS in Neuroscience, William & Mary
  • Career Plans: Allopathic Medicine
  • Interests: Preventive Medicine and Primary Care

JOELY CENTRACCHIO she/her/hers
CRC, Cancer Center

  • PBA Involvement: Co-Chair Speaker Series
  • Education: BA in Psychology, Minor in Medical Humanities, Boston College
  • Career Plans: Clinical Psychology
  • Interests: Psycho-Oncology, Health Psychology, Behavioral Medicine, Health Literacy & Communication, Health Disparities
  • Fun Fact: I have been at MGH for nearly 4 years (1 year as an intern and almost 3 as a CRC)!

JULIANNE STRAUCH she/her/hers
CRC, Neuroendocrine

  • PBA Involvement: Co-Chair Volunteer & Community Outreach
  • Education: BA in Biology, Dartmouth College
  • Career Plans: Allopathic Medicine, Industry/Finance
  • Interests: Psychiatry, Social Determinants of Health
  • Fun Fact: I love pickles!

KATHRYN (KATE) NUZZOLO she/her/hers
CRC, Vascular & Endovascular Surgery

  • PBA Involvement: Co-Chair Volunteer & Community Outreach
  • Education: BS in Human Physiology & BA in Psychology, Boston University
  • Career Plans: Allopathic/Osteopathic Medicine
  • Interests: Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Fun Fact: I am a three-time U.S. National Intercollegiate Figure Skating Team champion!

LUCIA COSTANZA she/her/hers
CRC, Pediatric Allergy & Immunology / MA, Ketamine Clinic (current)

  • PBA Involvement: Co-Chair Speaker Series
  • Education: BA in Molecular Biology, Colorado College
  • Career Plans: Allopathic Medicine
  • Interests: Health Equity, Health Policy
  • Fun Fact: I played soccer growing up and in college.

MARCO KAPER he/him/his
CRC, Gastroenterology

  • PBA Involvement: Co-Chair Speaker Series; Member of Mentorship, Social Events, Volunteer & Community Outreach
  • Education: BA in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Middlebury College
  • Career Plans: Allopathic Medicine, PhD, Public Health
  • Interests: Metabolic disorders impacting longevity and quality of life
  • Fun Fact: I’ve flown a military grade helicopter.

Committee Members

ARJUN LAUD he/him/his
CRC, Neurology

• Social Events
• Speaker Series

CRYSTAL CASTILLO
CRC, Psychiatry

• Social Events

ELIZABETH SHIN she/her/hers
RT, Cardiology

• Mentorship
• Youth Engagement

ERIN DIXON she/her/hers
CRC, Neurology

• Volunteer & Community Outreach

GRACE GRMEK she/her/hers
CRC, Radiology

• Volunteer & Community Outreach

FRANCESCA GIACONA
CRC, Pulmonary/Critical Care

• Mentorship

ISABELLA TURCO
CRC, Psychiatry

• Social Events

JESSICA MOSZKOWICZ she/her/hers
CRC, Vascular & Endovascular Surgery

• Volunteer & Community Outreach

JULIA GYDUS she/her/hers
CRC, Neuroendocrine

• Mentorship

JOHN (JACK) LEMANSKI he/him/his
RT, Center for Genomic Medicine

• Volunteer & Community Outreach

MACKENZIE PARSONS
CRC, Neuroendocrine

• Volunteer & Community Outreach

MADELINE KUPPE
CRC, Neurology

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MARK CHICOTE he/him/his
CRC, Neuroendocrine

• Social/Communications

MCKAIN WILLIAMS
CRC, Psychiatry

• Volunteer & Community Outreach

MICHELLE DUFFE she/her/hers
CRC, Genomic Medicine

• Volunteer & Community Outreach

MICHAEL GALETTA
CRC, Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

• Mentorship

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PRABHAT KATTEL he/him/his
RT, Cancer Center

• Diversity & Belonging
• Mentorship

SAFIA ELYOUNSSI she/her/hers
CRC, Psychiatry

• Volunteer & Community Outreach

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WIDVINE PIERRE she/her/hers
CRC, Psychiatry

• Diversity & Belonging

Alumni

ADITYA DATYE
Neurology

• Mentorship

AMRITHA HARIKUMAR
CRC, Psychiatry

• Mentorship
• Transitioned to: PhD program

AUTUMN BOUTIN
CRC, Neuroendocrine

• Diversity & Belonging

CHRISTOPHER ALBA
CRC, Mongan Institute

• Diversity & Belonging
• Speaker Series

CLAIRE COOK
Rheumatology, Allergy, & Immunology

• Mentorship

EMILY LOGAN
CRC, Center for Genomic Medicine

• Mentorship
• Social Events

GRACE SASSANA
Endocrine

• Mentorship

JESSICA WANG
Cardiology

• Social Events, Volunteer & Community Outreach
• Transitioned to: MD/PhD program

JORDAN ZIMMERMAN
Psychiatry, Neuroimaging

• Speaker Series

KATHERINE STALNAKER
Alumni

• Volunteer & Outreach

MADELINE KLEIN
CRC, Neuroendocrine

• Social Events

MANLIN SHAO
Anesthesia

• Mentorship

MEGI MACI
Alumni

• Social Events
• Youth Engagement

NAGENDRA GUDIPATI

• Mentorship

NATALIA HADAWAY
Neuroendocrine

• Diversity & Belonging

SAMUEL CARR
Neurology

• Mentorship

Our Faculty Advisor

MARJORIE OETTINGER, PhD
Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Margie Oettinger is a Professor of Genetics at HMS and Member of the Molecular Biology Department at  MGH and Faculty Advisor of the MGH Postbaccalaureate Association. Margie attended the Health Science and Technology program at HMS and received her PhD from MIT before joining the faculty at MGH and HMS.  Her research focuses on the mechanism and regulation of the development of the B and T cell antigen receptors during lymphoid cell maturation. She has advised high school students, undergraduates, postbaccalaureates, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who have gone on to diverse careers informed by their training in the sciences. In addition to facilitating mentorship workshops for faculty and students, she is a facilitator for the Arts and Dementia Program at HMS and the Resilience Training Program of the NIH Office for Intramural Training and Education.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact pbainfo@research.mgh.harvard.edu.

Abbreviation Summary:

  • CRC= Clinical Research Coordinator
  • RT= Research Technician
  • RA= Research Assistant
  • SRH= Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital