UMass Chan Medical School
The UMass Chan Medicine in Motion chapter partners with existing campus groups to provide fun opportunities for members of the UMass community to engage in physical activity. These events will bring together students, physicians, and other healthcare workers for stress-relieving, community-building, wellness-strengthening experiences. Examples of our activities include partnering with doctors from our Peds division to promote a UMass team for a 5k in Worcester and working with educational leaders to pair physical activity with in-class learning.
Annie is a Third-year medical student at UMass Medical School. She is from Poughkeepsie, New York and attended Cornell University for undergrad. Annie loves running; she was a member of her college club running team and competed as a hurdler while in graduate school for the University of Cambridge track team. She is excited to be a part of a supportive community that is passionate about activity and wellness!
Cedrick is a second-year medical student at UMass Chan Medical School. He is from San Diego, California and attended Boston College for undergrad. When not drilling for the Navy, Cedrick loves to run, hike, surf, and ski in his free time. He is excited to be a part of a supportive community that is passionate about fitness and wellness!
Emily is a second-year medical student originally from Clinton, New York. She is a certified spin and yoga instructor and actively teaches for MIM (and friends and family in quarantine). She went to college in Middlebury, Vermont, where she spent most of her time hiking, ski patrolling, and teaching spin. She continues to ski, hike, and move her way through medical school, and she loves being a part of MIM because she can connect with people that share this same passion for mindful movement and cultivating self-love and appreciation for what our bodies do for us each and every day.
Erica is a Third-year medical student at UMass Medical School. She went to Middlebury College in Vermont, where she was on the cross country and track team for four years. She has continued running while in medical school and is hoping to form a similar sense of community and support as a leader of MiM. Erica is excited to share her passion for running and wellness within the community and help encourage others to lead a well-balanced life.
Jenny is a second-year medical student at UMass Medical School. She received her undergraduate degree in Global Health at Georgetown University in 2018, where she was also a diver on the Swim and Dive team for four years. Jenny is excited to find the same sense of community, support, and passion for fitness that she had during college athletics as a member of Medicine in Motion. In addition to her role as a chapter lead at UMass, she is also the VP of Sponsorship at MiM.
Marianna Paradise is a second-year medical student at UMass Medical School. She attended University of Maryland, College Park for her undergrad education (go Terps!) and was a member of the club rowing team. When she’s not studying, she is busy baking or running (slowly). Mari is excited to share her passion for fitness with her community and is a proponent of leading a well-balanced life in order to prevent burnout.
Vanya is a second-year medical student at UMass Medical School. She is originally from the South End of Boston, and went to Harvard for undergrad. She has always loved dancing, and has been a part of many dance teams, as well as teaching Zumba during undergrad. In Worcester, she spends many mornings running (hills are the best!) and trying to find her inner peace doing hot yoga. She also loves escaping to Vermont to hike and ski with her family and her crazy puppy Koko. Being a part of MiM and meeting others passionate about fitness and wellness has been a wonderful opportunity, and she looks forward to doing more workouts with all of you!