Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is nominated once every two years at the National Convention. The current Committee will hold these positions until July 2017.  As the national governing body of Delta Epsilon Mu, the Committee is responsible for the upkeep and development of the national interests. We work with the Board of Directors, which is composed of two representatives from each chapter to ensure the success of our prestigious organization.


 

Jake Koster

President
Jake Koster

Jake is a graduate (BS) of the University of Maryland and an alumnus of Gamma (UMD) chapter.  His educational concentrations include cellular biology, molecular genetics and biotech entrepreneurship.Jake’s professional interest lies in the impactful and responsible development of emerging healthcare markets. He is currently employed in the field of biotech intellectual property law at LeClairRyan in Alexandria, VA. Jake lives in Alexandria, VA with his partner Zach and dogs.


 

National Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President

Dhruv Sethi

Dhruv graduated with a BS in Psychology from the VCU Honors College in 2015. Dhruv completed his MPH at George Washington University and his MBA from the University of Richmond. He matriculated at the Medical College of Virginia as an MD student in the Fall of 2017. Dhruv hopes to continue to become involved in health care policy and administration to create better access to care for communities in need. Dhruv was born and raised in Richmond, VA where he continues to live and take advantage of amazing local food and everything the River City has to offer. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, and staying up to date with the fields of healthcare and business!

 

National Vice President of Operations

Vice President of Operations
Maggie Toye

Maggie is a 2017 graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, and a minor in Biological Sciences. She is a founding member of the Alpha Gamma Chapter and served as their National Liaison for two consecutive years. Maggie's professional interests lie in Physical Therapy and she is currently working as a Physical Therapy Technician before applying to graduate school. In her free time, Maggie enjoys watching tv, playing sports with friends, and reading. 

 

Jaclyn Podd

VP of Finance
Jaclyn Podd

Jaclyn is a Fall 2014 alumna of the Alpha Epsilon class from Alpha Chapter's Binghamton University. She graduated with a BA in Spanish Language and Culture with a minor in Biology, and is currently serving as DEM National Treasurer for the 2015-2017 year. She is currently an Emergency Department Scribe at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY. She will be applying for medical school and nursing school in 2017. In her free time she likes to run, hang out with friends, enjoy lots of good food, like bhel puri and cheese empañadas.


 

National Vice President of Records

Vice President of Records
Tony Da Lomba

Tony is a 2017 graduate of the Alpha Beta chapter at the University of Richmond where he earned a BS in Biology and a BA in French. He formerly served as the alumni representative for his chapter. Tony now works as a Fellow for Take the Fight to Cancer, working with the nonprofit to support cancer patients in Richmond, Virginia and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is currently applying to medical school to further explore his interest in oncology. In his free time, Tony enjoys drawing and painting, running, and exploring new restaurants in the city of Richmond.
 

 

National Vice President of External Affairs

Vice President of External Affairs

Jacq Castellanos

Jacq is a 2017 graduate of Florida International University with a B.A. in Psychology. She is a founder and former chapter president of the Alpha Eta chapter at FIU. She is currently applying to graduate programs for occupational therapy. In the meantime, she is completing observation hours at an occupational therapy and speech therapy clinic and also volunteering part-time with a cerebral palsy center. Her leisurely interests include traveling, exercising, reading and spending time with friends.


National Vice President of Membership

Vice President of Membership
Randell Rueda

Randell was born and raised in San Jose, California but has lived a majority of his life in the Central Valley of California. He became a Founder of the Theta Chapter at the University of California, Merced in 2009. He later graduated in 2011 with a B.S. Biological Sciences with Emphasis in Microbiology/Immunology, a Minor in Anthropology, and a Minor in Public Health. He went on to attend UC Davis School of Medicine,  graduating in 2017 and matching into Family Medicine in Fresno, California. Outside of his professional endeavors, Randell enjoys listening to music, reading, writing poetry, and learning about other cultures through cultural immersion.