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 Dean for Students, 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.
Stephanie was a clinical research assistant for the ICU at Brigham & Women’s Hospital when she began volunteering for the MEDscience program. As a volunteer, she was able to witness the program’s positive environment and its profound effects on students. Stephanie's passions lie in global health and impacting today's youth to reach their greatest potential. She officially joined the team in Fall 2014 and has experienced various roles in MEDscience in teaching and research and now assumes the role as Program Director. Stephanie leads various research efforts to evaluate the MEDscience pedagogy while ensuring operational success of the program. She draws from her experiences in drug development, clinical research, and global health delivery to advance HMS MEDscience's mission. She is currently working on her master's degree in global health at Northwestern University.
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.
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.
Mary Kathryn Fallon is our financial associate and grants manager. A CPA for the past 21 years, she has extensive experience working with companies in both the medical and non-profit sector. While working as a senior auditor for KPMG LLP, she audited many companies in the healthcare and life sciences lines of business. More recently, she has focused her efforts on many non-profit organizations, including several whose missions promote and support education. Joining the team in November 2013, she is inspired daily about the HMS MEDscience Program and its impact on the youth of our community.
Tina Grotzer is an associate professor of education at HGSE, a principal investigator at Harvard Project Zero, and a faculty member at the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard School of Public Health. She is a cognitive scientist whose research identifies ways in which understandings about the nature of causality impact our ability to deal with complexity in our world. Dr. Grotzer came to observe HMS MEDscience and found herself compelled to further investigate the unique and impactful pedagogy of MEDscience.
Peggy has dedicated over 30 years to a career in nursing, a major focus being health education at the university, high school and primary school levels. Peggy's involvement in the HMS MEDscience program includes volunteering in the simulation lab and participating as a member of the Advisory Board to raise funds and develop collaborative partnerships in the community.