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Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport

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Adam Zulli


Adam is a second-year medical student at LSUHS. He is from Mandeville, Louisiana, and
graduated from LSU with a degree in Biology. He loves sports and exercise, being a former
soccer player and he now enjoys working out, cycling, yoga, golf, and most other physical
activities. He also has a passion for cooking and loves giving people joy through food. He is
excited about using Medicine in Motion to help the community as well as people in medicine to
keep a healthy mind and body and to find passion in their self-wellness.

Francesca Weis


Francesca is currently a second-year medical student at LSU Health Shreveport. In March of 2021, she graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. As a Cystic Fibrosis patient, regular exercise has always been important. She grew up playing soccer in Monroe, Louisiana, which eventually developed into a love of running. After putting away the Anki cards, Francesca enjoys outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking, biking, and fishing. She is passionate about making fitness accessible and enjoyable to everyone, and she is excited to achieve this goal through the LSUHS chapter of Medicine in Motion.

Gaelen Shimkus


Gaelen is a second-year medical student at LSU Health Shreveport, and serves on the Fitness
and Wellness committees for the school. Gaelen is from Austin, Texas and graduated with a
bachelor’s in biomedical science from Texas A&M in 2020, and a master’s in biology from
Mississippi college in 2021. Weightlifting has been part of his daily routine since late high
school, and his favorite activities involve snowboarding, hiking, fishing, and generally being
outdoors. It is his belief that the key to better overall physical and mental wellbeing is staying
active and exploring your own limits, whether it be pushing through difficult coursework or
setting a new PR in the gym.

Madeline Gautreaux


Madeline is currently a second-year medical at LSU Health Shreveport. She from Rayne,
Louisiana, the Frog Capital of the World, and graduated from the University of Louisiana at
Lafayette with a degree in biology and minor in chemistry. Over the years, she has developed a
passion for health and fitness, and is currently a cycle and yoga instructor at Club4 Fitness here
in Shreveport. She thinks the benefits of exercise extend far beyond physical health and she is
looking forward to bringing those benefits to others in her community through Medicine in

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