PGY1 – Class of 2021

BeckermanLACphotoSam Beckerman

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Undergraduate: Emory University

Medical School: University of Miami – Miller School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests: Professional cook, cyclist, Giants/Warriors/49ers all day!!!

Interesting Fact: I was stranded at sea and surrounded by jellyfish…but was saved by a pod a dolphins.

William BrunoWilliam Bruno

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate: UC Santa Barbara

Medical School:  UC San Diego School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests: Running, backpacking, surfing, climbing, traveling, reading non-fiction, music.

IMG_3288Carlee Carranza

Hometown: Manlius, NY

Undergraduate: Iona College

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM)

Hobbies/Interest: Bodyboarding, surfing, reading, lacrosse, yoga, running, snowboarding, watching Bravo-especially Andy Cohen, serving as my husband’s personal surf photographer despite my affinity for consistently “missing the shot.”

Interesting Fact: I was a bartender on the beach in El Salvador at a place called Coco Bar before starting medical school, everything was all fun and games until someone would ask me to muddle the mint. I also have 23 ribs.

image1.jpgMolly Grassini

Hometown: Calabasas, CA

Undergraduate: New York University; Columbia University

Medical School: UC San Diego School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests: NY Times, New Orleans, intersectional feminism and social justice, hip hop cardio (organized and alone in my room), rosé, architecture, snowboarding, more rosé.

Interesting Fact: Before starting down the path to medicine, I studied theatre and worked as an actor in LA and NYC.

HarleenHarleen Grewal

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Undergraduate: Boston University

Medical School: Washington University

Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, hiking, kickboxing, screaming, watching Love and Hip Hop, brunch, house music, coloring books, puzzles, ramen

Interesting Fact: I’ve been to a raccoon cafe, rabbit cafe, hedgehog cafe, cat cafe, and puppy cafe. There was a capybara present at the raccoon cafe. And, when I was in Seoul, I unfortunately didn’t have time for the sheep cafe 😦

MeghanMeghan Hurley

Hometown: Denver, CO

Undergraduate: Rockhurst University

Medical School: University of Colorado

Hobbies/Interests: Basketball, running, snowboarding, camping, backpacking, reading, taking my dog to the park

Interesting Fact: I’ve climbed a 14er by moonlight in October.


Kayla Jagoda

Hometown: Saratoga Springs, NY

Undergraduate: Ithaca College

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Hobbies/Interests: Travel, music, running, skiing, hiking, camping…literally anything outdoors and active, yoga, photography, kombucha brewing

Interesting Fact: I lived in Hawaii for a bit and helped out on a dolphin boat.

RowenOu (Rowen) Jin

Hometown: Wenzhou, China

Undergraduate: Swarthmore College

Medical School: UCSF

Hobbies/Interest: Nature and all of the many ways to engage with it: camping, biking, running, climbing, hiking, smelling it, touching it, eating it, etc

Interesting Fact: I have a very expensive sushi habit that has persisted despite student loans


EmilyEmily Johnson

Hometown: Roseville, CA

Undergrad: UCLA

Medical school: Keck School of Medicine of USC

Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, politics, board games, running, getting stronger, cooking & entertaining, winning baby smiles.

Interesting Fact: I know jump-rope tricks.


Erica Kiemele

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta (secretly born in Los Angeles)

Undergrad: University of Calgary

Medical School: Harvard Medical School

Hobbies/Interests: Dancing, teaching dance and staying fit…I work outttt. Indigenous Advocacy (specifically Native American, Alaskan Native, Inuit, First Nations and Metis peoples).

Interesting Fact: I have 4 sets of full native regalia (dress, leggings, moccasins, beadwork). I made all my sets myself. It totals about 400 hours of work. A very intricate beadwork set can take up to 100 hours. I take requests!

ScottScott Kobner

Hometown: Flemington, NJ

Undergraduate: Emory University

Medical School: NYU School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests: Settling Catan, street photography, scuba diving, chocolate milkshakes, anything tech related.

Interesting Fact: I once won a trip to Las Vegas playing bar trivia. Dreams do come true.

nhu-nguyenNhu-Nguyen Le

Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA

Undergraduate: Santa Clara University

Medical School: Creighton University

Hobbies/Interests: Being with friends and family, trying/seeing/ learning new things, trail running, breakfast diners, ice cream

Interesting Fact: A photo of me was once used as an ad in Nike stores.


JoshJosh Lee

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Undergraduate: UC Berkeley

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC

Hobbies/Interest: College football, hockey, weightlifting, hill sprints, In-N-Out Burger, happy hour, movies with excessive pyrotechnics

Interesting Fact: I’m a lifelong Cal fan, and my dad still has the Cal baby socks to prove it! We’ll get that Rose Bowl… someday. GO BEARS!.

USC DEM Photo_NealNeal Moehrle

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Undergraduate: University of Southern California

Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests: Live music, hiking, hanging out at beaches/lakes/pools/any body of water, USC football and tailgating, traveling, eating

Interesting Fact: I broke my arm in third grade, and when the nurse asked me how it happened, I allegedly pointed to my stepdad.  I was later told that they pulled him aside and questioned him.  And that’s how I almost broke up my family at the ripe age of 8 years old (spoiler alert, he was innocent).

Ross DEM Photo.jpgMadeline Ross

Hometown: Washington, DC

Undergraduate: Tulane

Medical School: Georgetown University

Hobbies/Interests: Cheese, dancing, L-shaped couches, reality TV classics a la Survivor, slow cookers, live music, and all things aquatic.

Interesting Fact: Technically, I was casted/performed in Beyonce’s Super Bowl XLVII halftime show.


Brittany Tyson

Hometown: Stuart, FL

Undergraduate: University of Miami

Medical School: University of Miami – Miller School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests: Anything that involves my dog Bailey, eating, cooking, board game nights, Netflix, hiking, running, traveling

Interesting Fact: I once won a video game contest in college by knowing every secret level on Super Mario World for Super Nintendo.


Mark Zhang

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Undergraduate: Arizona State University

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC

Hobbies/Interests: Binging every Netflix show ever made, being a Costco Executive member, and occasionally going outdoors when the internet goes down. Huge fan of pumpkin spice lattes.

Interesting Fact: For a non-dad, I make a ton of dad jokes.