Hello, my name is Elisaul Diaz (EMT-B). I am a Pre-Med Psychology major. This is my last year at CCNY and VES. I have been volunteering in VES as an EMT since my first semester here. Over the years I have held many different positions including: Crew Chief, Lieutenant, BLS Instructor and Director of VES. Now, in my last year, I am President. I hope to leave this organization in great standing so more students can get the same great opportunity I had in the many years to come. Even though classes, volunteering and work keep me pretty busy, I do take time to enjoy reading a good book, playing video games, and watching movies.
Luke Lukose (EMT-B): An EMT-B for VES for the past 2 years, I plan on pursuing a career in Medicine. I am currently a senior at CCNY and will graduate with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Economics. I became an EMT-B to help people in need and to gain first hand experience with patient care.
Hey there. I am Mark Cavallo (EMT-B), an EMT and Director. I joined VES as a freshman to expand my ability to intervene – to make changes in every person I meet. Since then, I have come a long way. While working in EMS outside of VES puts food on my table, I expect to graduate between 2013-2014 with a B.S. in Biology. My hobbies range from spending time with my closest ones, to spending time trying to increase fitness. I also enjoy taking out time to think for myself--I find it super important! I am very homely, mild-mannered and super confident.
Originally a Criminal Justice major at John Jay College, Andrew Lesce (EMT-B) took the EMT-B course in 2008 and found his passion for Medicine. After transferring into City College, Andrew joined VES in the fall semester of 2009 as an EMT-B. Andrew has set goals of going to Paramedic school and soon after going to medical school to become a Physician. Estimated graduation date: Spring 2013.
Jennifer Zhu (EMT-B) is currently a senior in CCNY. She is majoring in Biology and considering a minor in Asian Studies. After taking the EMT course out of curiosity and obtaining her EMT-B license she decided to apply to VES to put her license to use while serving the CCNY community. She joined VES in Spring 2010. In her free time she enjoys reading, drawing, surfing the web, and pursuing random interests.
Hi! My name is Natalie Marte (EMT-B) and I'm the secretary for the 2011-2012 academic year. I joined VES January 2010 and have been volunteering as a CFR until this year when I became an EMT-B. Hopefully I will graduate in the spring of 2012 with a degree in Biology and a minor in Psychology. When I graduate I hope to leave a little part of me in the office I call home and with the members I call my family.
Hi, my name is Sarah Singh (EMT-B). I am currently in my fourth year as Management and Administration major here at City College. I also participate in a few other clubs on campus including the Guyanese Student Initiative and Peer Health Exchange as well as in a research lab on campus. I will graduate in the Spring 2012 semester.
I have been with VES for the past three years. After entering VES in the Spring 2009 semester as a CFR, I became a member of E-Board as the Secretary. Through VES I was sponsored to become an EMT and a BLS CPR Instructor (so sign up for CPR classes!!!!). I am now a Lieutenant and will be teaching CPR classes in any four hour slot from 8am to 2pm on Saturdays. Thanks for visiting, bye!! :)
Hi, my name is Johnson Ho (EMT-B). I am a fourth-year undergraduate NYS-certified EMT-B studying Biomedical Engineering at the City College of New York, expecting to graduate in June 2012. I was first exposed to the Volunteer Emergency Squad during in August 2008 during my first General Chemistry Workshop in the 10th floor of the Marshak Building. On the first day of workshop, I met Elisaul Diaz, our current 2011-2012 VES President, wearing his full VES attire with badges on his white uniform, navy blue battle-dress unit pants, black boots, and a VES radio. Impressed by his outfit and desirous for a radio and the chance to feel the satisfaction of taking responsibility for protecting students of the City College campus during medical and trauma-related emergency situations, I applied to the organization, interviewed, and was
admitted. Upon entering, VES trained me in CPR and First-Aid. Subsequently, I took an EMT-B certification course during the summer of 2010 and returned to school with a position in VES as an Assistant Crew Chief under the Crew Chief direction of Shakir Saud (Paramedic and 2011 CCNY Masters Graduate).
I am incredibly active on campus. Outside of saving the campus, I compete as a starting middle blocker and sprinter of City College's Division III Varsity Men's Volleyball and Track Teams. Also, I function as a follow-up coordinator with the executive leadership team of CCNY's InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, developing an organizational structure where new and committed members can easily step into a role of service and leadership. Lastly, since I have a real deep-seated passion for interacting with and mentoring undergraduate lower-classmen, this year I have been appointed an "Uber Mentor" by the City Honors Illustrious Mentoring Program to mentor and advise all 126 incoming Honors Freshmen at the City College of New York. When I'm not running around on campus, you can usually find me with a gathering and eating dinner with anywhere from 2 to 20 students in the living room of my dormitory suite. If you're a prospective applicant, feel free to get in contact with me as I personally make it a point to be available to anyone who needs it. If you want to learn more information about me, City College's public relations office wrote a published press release in April 2011 about me and my activities and accomplishments on campus. Good luck. I hope this helps you, and I hope you get in! And when you do, be ready when you hear, "CONGRATULATIONS!"
My name is Josean Diaz (EMT-B). I am certified as an EMT-Basic. I am majoring in Biology with the intent of getting into Medical School and eventually becoming a Family Physician. I joined VES in the spring of 2011 in search of a way to put my certifications to use, make new friends, and give back to CCNY. I currently work as a Direct Support Professional assisting those who suffer from mild to severe mental conditions. I honestly really enjoy my job. Although it requires a great deal of patience, it allows me to help others and to also support myself throughout these college years!
My name is Samsur Dipti (CFR) and currently I am a junior at CCNY. I am majoring in Biology and minoring in psychology. In the future I hope to attend medical school to get an opportunity to make a difference in somebody’s life. To achieve this goal, I joined the Volunteer Emergency Squad (VES), which provides me with a great deal of exposure and experiences in the field of medicine. I am really glad to be part of this VES family because as a CFR it gives me a chance to provide basic medical care to my fellow students, faculty, staff, and visitors of the CCNY campus. On my free time I love to dance, listen to music, watch movies, travel and sleep.
My name is Brian Mbamelu (CFR). I was born in New York, but I was raised in Nigeria. I grew up with the dream of being a professional soccer player. As age 9, I joined a developmental soccer academy, where I juggled between the rigorous demands of school and soccer. My strong passion for soccer did not stop me from excelling in school. During m y freshman and sophomore years in high school, I was awarded the runner-up for the best health science student. I graduated high school at the age of 15 and returned to America to pursue my dreams.
On my return to the United States, I discovered that soccer is not as developed as it is in my country. Therefore, health sciences, which used to be a hobby for me, became my career aspiration. Currently, I am in my sophomore year in college with a major in biology/pre-med and a minor in public policy. Last summer, I completed a medical internship at the Columbia University Medical Center. During the last academic year, I worked as a College Assistant at the science library and as a receptionist at the science tutoring center-both at CCNY. Also, I have also been strongly extracurricular activities such as the men’s varsity soccer team, where I received the Athletic-Academic Honor Roll. I recently volunteer at the City College Safety Services as First Responder. I conduct research at Dr.JerryGuyden’s lab, here at CCNY, where I study T-cell development. I am a Charles Rangel Public Management Fellow who intends to pursue a career in medicine and public health. My future intentions includes providing health care for the underserved population and improving the healthcare system in third-world countries.
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