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NYCPM Student Mentor Network

Contact the Student Ambassadors listed below with any questions you may have about the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.

Student Name




Positions at NYCPM & Research Involved in

Class Year

Ian Aveytua

Salt Lake City, UT

Brigham Young University



Sameep Chandrani

Plainsboro, NJ

New Jersey Institute of Technology

New Jersey State Rep.


Peter Ferrante

Bethany, CT

University of Scranton

Treasurer, Wound Care Club; Class Representative, Asian American Podiatric Student Association


Heidi Godoy

Upper Saddle River, NJ

The College of New Jersey

President, ACFAS Surgery Club; Student Ambassador


Rene Kafka

Sioux City, IA

Washington University
in St. Louis

Honor Council, Class of 2015; Student Ambassador Coordinator


Roger Kilfoil Jr.

Ronkonkoma, NY

Stony Brook University

Member, Honor Council


Raymond Lee

Brooklyn, NY

SUNY Binghamton

Class Representative, ACFAS; Class Representative, Pediatrics Club


Amanda Maloney

Syracuse, NY

University at Buffalo



Tim Miller

Ronkonkoma, NY

Johns Hopkins University

New York State Rep.; Class Rep for Sports Medicine Club; Student Ambassador Coordinator


Nidhi Nayar

Vancover, British Columbia

Simon Fraiser University

Vice President, NYCPMSA; Surgery Club; Orthopedics Club; Radiology Club; International Student Association


Shruti Patel

Ocean, NJ

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Internal Medicine Class Rep


Rashad K. Shelton

Ossining, NY

New York University

Diabetes Club Rep.; Physicians for Human Rights Secretary General; Active in research on Diabetic Amputation Rates


Ashley Varner

Southfield, MI

University of Michigan -
Ann Arbor

2015 Class Rep. for the Pediatric and Diabetes Clubs


Tyler Veldkamp

Oostburg, WI

Calvin College



Andrew Wong

New York, NY

New York University



Adrian Wright

Charlotte, NC

Undergrad: Lynchburg College;
Graduate: Harvard University

Editor and Chief, NYCPM Podiatric Medical Review; Research: Efficacy of Subtalar Joint Arthoereisis in Adult and Pediatric Populations; Effectiveness of Various Treatment Modalities in Lower Extermity Dermatopathologies


Sarah Zottoli

Washington, PA

Undergrad: Westminster College; Graduate:
Chatham University

President of the American Association of Women Podiatrists Club, Treasurer of the Hispanic American Podiatric Students Association Club, Student Ambassador, SLAM staff writer, Student Research


Ashley Bitar

Nova Scotia, Canada

Dalhousie University

Education Committee Member for Immunology


Sara Cathcart

Scituate, RI

Boston University

Student Ambassador Coordinator



Crystal Gunsch

Poughkeepsie, NY


Alumni Representative


Monica Dontamsetti

Edison, NJ

Rutgers University- New Brunswick



Caitlin Miner

Greenfield, MA

Union College

Student Ambassador; Secretary, Pediatrics Club; Neuroscience Research


Mehvish Seyal

Brooklyn, NY

Bellarmine University



Sajni Shah

Queens, NY

Undergrad: Stony Brook; Grad: Columbia University

Treasurer, Freshman Class; Student Ambassador; Education Committee Representative, Biochemistry and Pharmacology; Diabetes Research


Ammar Al-Rubaiay

Chester Springs, PA

Bard College

Student Ambassador; International Podiatry Club; Orthopedics Club


Mika Hirano West Bloomfield, MI University of Michigan Secretary, ACFAOM Orthopedics Club; EC for Pathology I and Functional Orthopedics I; Clinical Anatomy Research; Student Ambassador 2017

Suganthni Kandasamy Watkinsville, GA Cornell University Member, AFCAS Surgery Club and Public Health Club; EC, Dermatology; Biochemistry Scribe; Student Ambassador 2017

Eddie Lee

Queens, NY

Queens College

Club President, ACE - The Health Practitioner's Society; AAPSA; ACFAS


Rachel Maslow

Brooklyn, NY

SUNY Albany

Class of 2017 Alumni Representative; Diabetes Club; ACFAS


Dimitrios Moustakas Florida, NY Dominican College Member, ACFAS Surgery Club, Pediatrics Club and Accommodation Conglomeration Eudaimonia Health Practiioner's Society (ACE); Student Representative, Pediatrics; Student Representative, NYSPMA; Big Brother/Big Sister Mentor; Student Ambassador 2017

Mansi Patel

Westminster, MD

Rutgers University-
New Brunswick

Student Ambassador; EC - Physiologoy; EC - Neuroscience; Class Represesentative, Public Health Club; Class Representative, Wound Care Club


Alisha Poonja Calgary, Alberta McGill University Secretary, Class of 2017; Class Representative, International Students Association; EC, Histology and Anatomy; Anatomical Research; Student Ambassador 2017

Pooja Shah Holtsville, NY New York University Class representative, Pediatrics Club; Member, ACFAS Surgery Club; ACE Health Practioner's Society Events Coordinator; Student Ambassador 2017

Audrey Snell

Bogota, NJ

New Jersey
Institute of Technology

EC for Biochemistry; EC for Bacteriology; Student Ambassador Coordinator; Anatomical Research



Victoria Vo

Fort Worth, TX

University of
Texas at Austin

Student Ambassador; Class Representative, AAPSA; Class Representative, Diabetes Club and Wound Care Club


Paul Hong Los Angeles, CA University of California- Riverside Member, ACFAS Surgery Club; Student Ambassador 2018

Traci Bologna-Jill Guilderland, NY Hartwick College APMA 2040; Scribe, Physiology; Member, Football Committee; Member, ACFAS Surgery Club; Member, ACFAOM; EC, Histology; Student Ambassador 2018

Austin Brown Chicago, IL University of Chicago Member, Public Health Club and Diabetes Club; Dual-degree DPM/MPH; Student Ambassador Coordinator 2018

Joseph Cataldo Riverhead, NY St. Joseph's College- Brooklyn Member, Diabetes Club and International Podiatry Club; Student Ambassador 2018

Vrunda Dalal

North Bergen, NJ

Rutgers University

Member, Diabetes Wound Care Club and ACFAS Surgery Club;
EC, Neuroscience;  Student Ambassador


Patrick Jadali Philadelphia, PA Univ. of N. Carolina- Chapel Hill Class representative, Sports Medicine Club; Student Ambassador 2018

Michael Paula Miami, Florida University of Florida Member, International Podiatry Club, Public Health Club and Hispanic American Podiatric Students Association; Class President; Student Ambassador 2018

Ross Saccomanno Bergenfield, NJ The College of New Jersey Member, Podopediatrics Club; Staff Editor; Student Literary and Arts Magazine (SLAM); Member, ACFAS Surgery Club; Student Ambassador 2018

Amanda Siegel Livingston, NJ University of Wisconsin- Madison Member, Sports Medicine Club; Research on Biomechanics; Student Ambassador 2018

Kevin Yee Edison, NJ Hunter College Member, Honor Council; EC for Genetics; Class Representative, Accommodation Conglomeration Eudaimonia (ACE); Student Ambassador 2018

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