Board Members

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Name: Andrianna Ayiotis

Pronouns: she/ her/ hers

Title: Executive Board Member, GSS Tri-School

Hey all! My name is Andrianna Ayiotis and I am a 2nd year PhD student in Biomedical Engineering (we’re part of SOM!). I was born in NYC (Astoria, Queens like all the other Greek-Americans) but was raised in Northern Virginia about 20 minutes outside of DC. I did my undergrad in BME at the University of Southern California (USC) and interned at Genentech before starting at Hopkins. In my free time, I’m a sucker for nerdy TV shows/movies, love singing karaoke, and jigsaw puzzles.

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Name: Albert Bernabe

Pronouns: he/ him/ his

Title: Executive Board Member, President, GSS SON

My name is Albert. I was born in the Philippines and migrated in the United States when I was 12 years old. I am a fourth semester student at SON. Prior to nursing, I received my bachelor’s degree in fashion design at the Academy of Art University  in San Francisco with an emphasis on womenswear and worked with various fashion brands in Los Angeles such as Rodarte. While working on my prerequisites courses to attend nursing school, I worked as a nurse assistant in a psychiatric unit (Gero-psych), which reassured my passion for nursing. I have 2 dogs (Siberian husky and German shepherd mixed shown in the picture) back in California that my parents are currently holding hostage (in a good way because they love both of them so much). As I continue my journey in nursing school,  whenever time permits, I like to assess my level of consciousness using the Glasgow Coma Scale (my score remains to be 15, which is good ;-]).

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Name: Cory Martin

Pronouns: she / her/ hers

Title: Executive Board Member, Vice- President, GSS SON

I’m originally from Fresno, CA and most recently from Denver, CO. I am a Masters Entry Nursing candidate here at the SON and am on my third (and final!) career path. I have degrees in opera performance and biology from Indiana University and Metropolitan University of Denver. I have sung professionally, and worked in clinical and research medical institutions, as well as in luxury retail. I am a proud human mom, proud dog and cat mom, proud girlfriend and proud member of our beautiful LGBTQ+ community here at JHU! I am currently a Research Assistant working with Dr. Teresa Brockie on the implementation of a suicide surveillance tool for use on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. I plan to specialize in adolescent mental health upon graduation. As a founding executive board member of GSS SON, I am excited to help create a student organization for LGBTQ+ and allies that will provide relevant and informed LGBTQ+ education.

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Name: Trevor Glenn

Pronouns: he/ him/ his

Title: Executive Board Member, GSS SOM

I am a second-year medical student originally from Northville, Michigan. I went to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for my undergraduate in neuroscience and then came straight through to medical school. When not studying or doing research, I love to cook, bake chocolate desserts, and explore around Baltimore. I’m excited to be a part of the GSS board and to help foster a welcoming community for LGBTQ+ students at Hopkins!

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Name: Kirby

Pronouns: he/ him/ his

Title: Board Member, GSS SON

Hey, my name is Kirby and I’m currently in my fourth semester in the MEN program. I was born and raised in Jersey, but absolutely love traveling and am interested in health on a global scale. I officially caught the travel bug while volunteering at a hospice AIDS clinic in Costa Rica in college. After graduation, I joined the Peace Corps in Liberia but was evacuated due to the exacerbated Ebola outbreak, WOOF’ed in Thailand, and then did three years in Mozambique with the Peace Corps again as a health volunteer working primarily on HIV and malaria education. After Hopkins and fully transitioning, I plan on traveling with organizations like Doctors Without Borders. Until then, I volunteer with SOURCE doing HIV testing/counseling, work at the Hopkins Center of Transgender Health, and tutor.

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Name: Yumiko Hiroto

Pronouns: she/ her/ hers

Title: Board Member, GSS SON

Hey, my name is Yumiko and I am currently in my fourth semester in the Masters Entry in Nursing Program. I am originally from Southern California, did my undergrad in Arkansas, and have lived in DC for the last three years. I hope to relocate to Portland, OR after graduation to explore a new part of the country. I am a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community. In my spare time I enjoy exploring new places with my dog and drinking sour beer.  I am passionate about women’s health and mental health nursing.

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Name: Bianca Palmisano

Pronouns: they/ them

Title: Board Member, GSS SON

Cheers, friends, my name is Bianca and I’m a 4th semester nursing student, sex educator, and activist. When I’m not working with GSS to promote fun and inclusive programming for queer and trans folks, you can find me stirring the shit with Jews United for justice, nursing students for harm Reduction, students against private police, and nursing students for sexual and reproductive health. You’ll find me around campus being loud and having opinions about all variety of social justice issues. On the weekends, I teach the breast and pelvic exam to med students in the area and I’m trying my hand at gardening!

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Name: Midori Trojanowski

Pronouns: she / her/ hers

Title: Board Member, GSS SON

My name is Midori and I’m originally from Vacaville, California. After two years at Solano Community college I transferred to UC Davis, where I graduated with a B.A. in Exercise Physiology in 2016. After getting certified through The American Red Cross, I worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for 2 years before moving to Baltimore to study nursing. I’m excited to work with GSS to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment.