Javeria Hussaini

Javeria Hussaini is a third-year student and the President of IPC. She has been an active member of IPC since her first year of school. She joined IPC in order to serve the underprivileged in third world countries and help make a difference in as many ways as she can.  Javeria graduated from Rutgers University in 2010 and received a BA in Economics and Biology. She is also currently serving as her class Treasurer. In her free time Javeria enjoys watching movies, reading books, and spending time with her friends and family. She looks forward to all the events and fundraisers coming up.

Pooya Lashkari

Pooya Lashkari is the Vice President of IPC. He is a third year student and has been a part of the club since his first year. For undergrad, he attended Rutgers University where he majored in Biological Sciences and minored in Middle Eastern studies. He was born and raised in Bayonne, NJ, but his family is from Iran, where most of them still reside. In his spare time, he likes to just hang out with his friends and family and have a good time.

Aakruti Bhalja

Aakruti Bhalja is the Secretary of IPC. She completed her undergraduate studies at Rutgers University with a major in Biological Sciences and dual minor in Nutrition and Psychology. She has been involved in student government for the past two years and has always been an active member of IPC. She is looking forward to learning new things and utilizing her medical expertise in helping those less fortunate. She has always been passionate about volunteering, and is excited about giving back on a whole new level through this organization.

Kunal Amin

Kunal Amin has been a member of the International Podiatry Club since his first year at NYCPM. Now in his third year, Kunal serves as the club’s treasurer, and enjoys coming up with new and interesting fundraising ideas. Before his matriculation at  NYCPM, he did his undergraduate studies at University of the Sciences of Philadelphia. He enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures. He hopes to see himself one day working with underprivileged people for a period of time in his life.  When he is not busy with school, he enjoys watching movies and catching up with old friends. He is incredibly excited for all that IPC has planned for this year!

Senior Class Representatives:
Annie Zeb

Annie Zeb is a 2005 graduate of Rutgers University. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition while completing a minor in Biology. Born and raised in Pakistan, Annie has a great appreciation for the opportunities at NYCPM. She was the class secretary for two years while holding a position as a Student Ambassador. She joined the International Podiatry Club during her freshman year because of the club’s mission to serve and provide medical care to underprivileged people throughout the world. Historically, the club has had numerous funding events, including clothing and food drives that Annie has been an integral part of. The club has gone to Mexico during the past three years, which has enabled the students to help a high volume of patients with a variety of medical conditions. Annie is currently a 2013 Class Representative of IPC, and looks forward to organizing the upcoming mission trip to Mexico and continuing to help those in need in developing countries.

Sally Fayed

Sally Fayed serves as a 2013 Class Representative of IPC. She has been an active member of the International Podiatry Club since her first year at NYCPM. She served two years as class representative. She is also the President of the class of 2013. She was born in Egypt, but moved to Virginia at the age of 15. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University and received her bachelor’s and master’s in science.

Junior Class Representatives:
Jalpen Patel

Jalpen Patel is serving as the Junior Class Representative for IPC. He was born and raised in India and moved to the US at the age of 17. Jalpen attended Rutgers University and graduated with a B.S. in Biology. He has been an active member of IPC since his freshman year, helping out with the club’s numerous fundraisers and events. Before enrollment at NYCPM, Jalpen also worked and volunteered as an Emergency Medical Technician for 3 years. Along with IPC, he is serving as the president of the Wound Care Club and is actively involved in various research projects.

Mina Hanna

Mina Hanna is currently a 3rd-year student, and has been an active member of the International Podiatry Club since his first year at NYCPM. He serves at the 2014 class representative. He graduated from Rutgers University in 2010 with a major in Biological Sciences and a minor in Psychology.  Mina was born in Egypt, and moved to New Jersey when he was 7 years old.  He has been active in research, as a student ambassador, and in other clubs.  He participated in the Mission Trip to India, and is looking forward to helping those in need in the upcoming Mission Trip to Mexico.

Sophomore Class Representatives:
Sameep Chandrani

Sameep Chandrani is the Sophomore Class Representative for IPC. He was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya and continued his education in the U.S. at the age of ten. After finishing his education through the public schools of Plainsboro, New Jersey, he attended the New Jersey Institute of Technology and completed his B.A. and then went to the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey for his M.B.S. in Biomedical Sciences. Along with his career goals to complete his DPM degree and practice as a podiatrist in NJ, he has been staying active in various clubs, work-study programs and volunteer opportunities at NYCPM. He has seen the need for medical help in various countries and understands the benefit that skilled podiatrists and podiatric students bring. This is why he believes in the purpose of IPC and has been a faithful member for the past year.

Dhaval Amin

Dhaval Amin is the 2015 Class Representative. He was born in India, and moved to America at the age of 4. After completing his education through the public schools of Jersey City, NJ, he attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ where he completed his B.A. in Cell Biology and Neuroscience. He believes strongly in educating the world about the importance of Podiatric Medicine. In his opinion, the best way to do so is by delivering Podiatric care, in person, to regions unfamiliar with its benefits. With that in mind, he chose to become involved with the International Podiatry Club. 

Freshman Class Representatives:
Shaynah Bassen

Shaynah Bassen is a January 2016 student who graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 2011 with a B.S. in Kinesiology. With an interest in medicine, and particularly sports medicine, she was really attracted to all the opportunities that Podiatry has to offer. She has also gone on short-term international medical trips to Latin America, and through these and other experiences, has decided that she would like to spend at least part of her professional time practicing outside the country. It is through learning about and interacting with different cultures that she hopes to become a better doctor.

Noel O'Donnell

Noël attended Purchase College, where she studied Pre-Medicine and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry and Women’s Studies. She has an extensive background in fundraising and community service in New York City, but would love to expand her service work on the international level. She joined the International Podiatry Club (IPC) during her first year because of the club’s mission to serve and provide medical care to underprivileged people throughout the world. She looks forward to engaging the Class of 2016 in numerous fundraising events, including clothing drives, food drives, bake sales, and social events that have been an integral part of the club thus far. She is especially excited about the Mexico Trip, which has been the highlight of IPC for the past four years, in addition to creating potential collaborations with other Clubs to co-organize service events locally.

Sharon Barlizo, DPM

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