Sidney Kimmel at Thomas Jefferson University
Andrew is a second-year medical student at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He grew up in the city of Philadelphia, where he began participating in American Kenpo at the age of 6. His love for martial arts only deepened throughout out his teenage years and into college where he transitioned into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which he has been training for over 3 years. When Andrew is not on the mats, he likes to exercise in other ways, whether that be in the gym or on the trails. Andrew believes that exercise is the cornerstone to maintaining a healthy work-life balance and is truly passionate about finding exercise that is not only good for health, but enjoyable as well.
Clarissa is a second-year medical student at SKMC at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Prior to SKMC, she received her undergraduate degree from and competed in track and cross country for the University of Pennsylvania. Clarissa’s gap years were spent in Boulder, Colorado where she coached youth cross country/track and worked as a medical assistant and research assistant. Clarissa knows that running keeps her balanced and humble, so she has kept training and racing with teammates post-collegiately. She hopes to contribute positively to MiM at SKMC and help fellow students be well and find their strength through activity and exercise.
Garrett is a second-year medical student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. He attended Franklin & Marshall College, where he majored in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Through helping his mentor train for the Boston Marathon, he discovered a passion for endurance sports like marathon and triathlon. His recent accomplishments include the philadelphia marathon, a 50K ultramarathon, the Goggins 4x4x48 Challenge, half ironman lake placid, and ironman maryland. Garrett believes that exercise is important for a balanced lifestyle, and he is excited to share the benefits of physical and mental wellness with others through Medicine in Motion.
Katie is a second-year medical student at SKMC at Thomas Jefferson University. She grew up running and swimming competitively, and she continues to run every day in medical school with her roommate. Katie believes that exercise is a great way to maintain wellness during medical school, and she hopes to share her enthusiasm for it with other medical students.