Ms. Joyal has been a registered nurse for over 30 years and enjoyed a rewarding career in the ICU of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. Moved by the educational disparities that she witnessed in the Boston Public School District, she earned an Ed.M in Education Policy & Management from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Within minutes of observing the MEDscience program, she knew she had found something special and her soon-to-be life’s work. Julie’s multi-faceted background in nursing and education, combined with her commitment to the program’s unique mission and pedagogy, position her to make an especially meaningful impact on the HMS MEDscience Program.
Dr. Oriol is Former Dean for Students, and current Dean of Community Engagement in Medical Education, Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, and Lecturer on Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her educational innovations include introducing the use of mannequin simulation to the curriculum for medical students and co-founding the HMS MEDscience program to teach science and inspire critical thinking in high school students. Her passion for community service and social entrepreneurship, such as starting Family Van and the HMS MEDscience program, continuously inspires her students and colleagues.
Colby received her PhD in Biology from Baylor University in 2014 followed by a postdoc in STEM Education with the Academy for Teaching and Learning. Her experiences have allowed her to teach at the university level, lead teaching workshops, and develop programs to aid graduate students in their transition to faculty member. She is looking forward to engaging Boston area students through hands-on activities that promote critical thinking and problem solving. In addition, MEDscience will allow her the opportunity to develop as a teacher by utilizing the effective pedagogy of problem- based learning.
Uzo is professionally trained as a medical doctor specializing in rare genetic and metabolic disease research. She is skilled in both Lab and Clinical research with a focus on rare biochemical genetic diseases. An Experienced business strategist she is a founding Partner of Haegrun Holdings, an early growth equity and venture fund focused on emerging innovative consumer brands in North America’s clean health industry.
Livia was a high school science teacher at Boston College High School where she implemented the MEDscience curriculum into her physiology course. She was drawn to MEDscience as she values experiential learning as an effective teaching method to inspire students to enjoy science and explore STEM careers. Furthermore, the pedagogical emphasis on boosting confidence in the classroom and empowering young minds to think critically aligns with Livia’s mission as an educator. Livia’s enthusiastic approach to teaching and interest in medicine pair well together in the MEDscience classroom. Livia graduated from Amherst College with a biology and political science major and has completed all pre-medical coursework.
Erin recently graduated from Connecticut College with a BA in Behavioral Neuroscience and a minor in Applied Statistics. Her passion for medicine, public health, and education inspired her to become deeply involved with the program’s various internship opportunities along with the general mission of the program. Erin is inspired by the hands-on teaching pedagogy employed at HMS MEDscience and hopes to engage students of various backgrounds in the Boston area with the use of high-tech interactive learning and critical thinking.
Inspired by the opportunity to expand the reach and access to this innovative and unique way of learning about the medical field, Jen joined the MEDscience team as finance director in the summer of 2019. A CPA for the past 22 years, she was a partner with Martingale Asset Management, a senior associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers and has launched and advised growth companies and non-profit organizations.
Ms. Noteware has been an involved member of the education field for over 30 years. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated her skills in program evaluation, design and implementation as a Tutorial Program Coordinator at Brookline High School and as Liaison for the 21st Century Fund. Sally first learned of MEDscience when the course debuted at Brookline High School and was an enthusiastic supporter of it’s innovative teaching pedagogy. Her extensive background as a teacher and program coordinator has proven invaluable towards forwarding HMS MEDscience’s mission.
Sandy has spent 22 years supporting academic missions of both local and international schools, most recently as student sponsorship coordinator with a non-profit organization that supports and educates marginalized girls in Tanzania. Appreciating the value of education to empower and transform lives, Sandy is inspired by the engaging and active learning at MEDscience. Sandy holds a BA in Social Work from Michigan State University.
Jonathan was formerly the Coordinator of Academic Advising at Regis College. He earned both his master’s degree in Health Administration and his bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Regis College, where he interned for Boston Children’s Hospital and Cambridge Health Alliance. He discovered the HMS MEDscience program and was drawn to the program’s dynamic pedagogy, the positive impact that the program was having on its students, and the HMS MEDscience mission.