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University of the Pacific School of Dentistry

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Ben Dunlap

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Ben is a 2nd year dental student at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He grew up in the Bay Area of California and attended the University of Oregon for his undergraduate degree (Sco Ducks). There, Ben majored in general science and minored in biology and chemistry. Ben is an active runner and enjoys playing football, hockey, as well as surfing and hiking.

Oliva Feng

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Olivia is a 2nd year dental student at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. She grew up in Bakersfield, California, and went on many trips with her parents hiking and exploring national parks like Yellowstone and the Redwoods. She fell in love with nature through these experiences and studied Molecular Environmental Biology at UC Berkeley for her undergraduate career. Through her 1st year at dental school, she found that the busy schedule gave her less time for hiking and picked up yoga and rock climbing instead, as she realized the importance of prioritizing her own physical and mental health in order to become the best healthcare provider in the future. She is extremely excited to work with Medicine in Motion to promote self-care on the road to caring for others!

Pardis Vakili

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Pardis (Par) is a 3rd year dental student at the University of the Pacific, Arthur. A Dugoni School of Dentistry. He grew up in the Sacramento area, before moving to Arizona to attend Arizona State University. Par loves going on long walks/runs, but his favorite way to get the heart pumping is playing basketball. His first year of dental school made him realize how stressful and time consuming dental school was, and noticed many of his classmates struggling to stay healthy as well. He understands the importance of focusing on mental health, and really wants to implement ways to keep his colleagues healthy both physically and mentally. Par is inspired by the mission and goals of Medicine in Motion, and is excited to start and grow the chapter at UoP in the coming years!

Susanne Carpenter

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Susanne is a 2nd year dental student at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. When she’s not in clinic or studying for classes, Susanne likes to hike, bake, start DIY projects, and relax with friends in the San Francisco parks. She is originally from the greater Los Angeles area where she also attended undergrad at Loyola Marymount University to study biology and studio art. Susanne is a certified personal trainer and values a balanced lifestyle, especially during graduate school. She is looking forward to motivating her student body to build healthy and fun habits.