Hey I’m Alex! I’m studying Finance and Neuroscience at Tulane, and when I heard about Heart4Heart I knew I had to start a chapter at Tulane. Congenital heart disease doesn’t get enough attention, and the preventative surgeries are actually relatively inexpensive. Heart4Heart does a great job of providing donors with a specific project that they can see their money going towards, which I think is an important, and yet generally lacking feature of a lot of charities. Also, since the surgeries aren’t the most expensive it’s really gratifying to be able to see the tangible impact we are having on these children’s lives. I’m very excited to spread awareness about CHD and fundraise for these surgeries.
Hi! My name is Samuel Lipman and I am a Senior studying Neuroscience and Political Science at Tulane University. I am from New York City and enjoy snowboarding and playing soccer and basketball. I was VP of communications for the Science and Engineering school and conducted 2 years of research in neurobiology with a focus in learning and memory. I was raised with a deep understanding that there are people less fortunate than me. That is why I am committed to helping raise money and perform community service for those who need help. I joined H4H because i have always had an interest in the healthcare field and believe that I could make a difference to help a child get CHD surgery. I am excited to be one of the leaders of my Chapter and am committed to making a difference to positively impact children around the world.
Hey, my name is Henry Adams and I’m currently in my fourth year at Tulane University studying Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. I grew up in Kansas City Missouri and have always loved art. For the most part I draw and make ceramic works, but I enjoy all art forms. I joined Heart4Heart because I wanted to give children in need a chance at all of the wonderful opportunities I had as a kid. Being able to say that I am responsible for helping to save a life means the world to me.
Hi my name is Liz Byrom. I'm a marketing and management major at Tulane University from Evanston, Illinois. In my spare time I like to listen to music, cook, hang out with friends, and watch the Chicago Blackhawks. I joined Heart 4 Heart because I knew it would be a rewarding experience. The opportunity to put a smile on a child's face was one I could not turn down. I'm honored to be able to raise awareness and plan events and that will have a profound impact on the lives of these children.
Hello! My name is Alyssa and I am currently a junior, studying finance and marketing at Tulane University. I grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts, but I love the vibrant nature of New Orleans. Aside from studying, I spend my time dancing, writing, and riding my bike. Having a background in tutoring grade-school students, and coaching track & field at a boys’ and girls’ club, I enjoy working with children and making them smile. As cliché as it sounds, by joining Heart 4 Heart, I can both support a truly inspiring cause and have the power to make a difference in people's lives.
Hey everybody! My name is Danny Stagliano and I am a sophomore marketing and digital media production major at Tulane University. I’ve always loved sports, but my favorites have always been soccer, football, and boxing. I was the president of my high school’s Red Cross Club in my hometown of Ithaca, New York, so I have always felt a connection to helping people in need. I joined H4H club because CHD surgery is so inexpensive, yet so impactful on a child’s life. I am ready to help H4H be proactive in 2016-17 and make an impact on the lives of young children.
Hey! I’m Tomas Salter-Cid and I am a junior at Tulane studying Neuroscience and Public Health. I’m from West Windsor, New Jersey, but also spent a lot of my life in San Diego. I love playing lacrosse and pick-up sports, and exploring the wonderful range of cuisine in New Orleans. I also love to fish and surfing with friends. I joined Heart 4 Heart because I was a part of Kids for Kids back home and I truly loved my experience working with children, and wanted to continue it in some way.
Hey, I’m Avery! I am a sophomore studying Environmental Biology at Tulane University. I grew up in White River Junction, Vermont where I loved to ski, play saxophone, and play soccer. A big part of the reason why I joined Heart4Heart was the knowledge that we as an organization could provide genuine help for children who truly need it. The surgeries that we provide to children with CHD have a huge impact on their lives and that is something I think is really special.
Hi, my name is Adam and I am a pre-med student studying psychology at Tulane University. I was born and raised in New York City and have always enjoyed playing recreational sports, such as intramural basketball and football with my friends, and working in labs around campus. Heart 4 Heart called out to me as an organization that I truly wanted to be part of. To be part of an organization that shows countless positive results for children in need is an honor. Our team at Tulane is dedicated to provide the best attention and work ethic to get the ball rolling on treating and providing awareness for congenital heart defects.
Hey! My name is Matt McKeever and I am a Senior at Tulane University studying Finance. I was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut and have always had a love for tennis, snowboarding and chorus. As soon as I heard about Heart 4 Heart, I knew I had to get involved. I love how we get to know the kids we are raising money for and are able to make such a profound impact on their lives. There’s no better feeling than knowing that you’ve helped to change a child’s life, and give them a new sense of hope.
My name is Brian Birt, I am currently a junior at Tulane studying finance and management. I came to New Orleans from my hometown of Davis, California. Some of my hobbies include playing sports, writing poetry, collecting stamps, and public service! I have always had a love for public service, and actually received the one of the public service scholarships to attend Tulane. I am extremely excited about Heart4Heart and its potential to do great things for the communities we work in.
Hi, I'm Briana! I am a senior studying Finance and Entrepreneurial Management at Tulane University. When I was growing up in Baltimore, Maryland, my favorite activities were biking, skiing, and playing tennis with my family and friends. I have always been passionate about helping others embrace happy and healthy lives. I joined Heart4Heart to help kids with CHD get the financial support for life-saving surgeries and allow these kids to discover activities that they love. I am excited to see this organization grow and have a positive impact on those that it serves.
My name’s Sophie and I’m a sophomore in Tulane’s business school with a plan to double major in Marketing and Management. I grew up and went to school in Norfolk, Virginia, where I enjoyed being active in my community and helping others. When I heard about Heart4Heart, I knew it was something that I wanted to be a part of. This club is able to provide such an amazing gift to children with CHD, and I cannot wait to make it as impactful as possible.
Hello everybody! My name’s Hudson and I’m a junior at Tulane University majoring in English from Redding, Connecticut. My hobbies include spending times outdoors, reading, and playing basketball. I have always valued the importance of helping others live healthy and full lives. Heart4Heart offers the tremendous opportunity to effectively provide much needed assistance to children in need. It is fantastic to be able to part of an organization in which you can truly see the impact you are making. Heart4Heart is an easy way to make this world a better place and I am excited help spread this organization’s message.
Hi! I’m Adam, a senior here at Tulane studying Biomedical Engineering. I’m from Los Angeles, California where i grew up playing tennis, reading, swimming and generally trying to get the most out of my day. Heart4Heart gives kids the chance to do the same. I hope to use my degree to help people by working on prosthetics, so when I heard of Heart4Heart and how easy it could be for me to trade some of my time for the chance to help save a child’s life, I had to do my part.
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Hello everyone! My name is Andra Bacanu and I am the president of Heart 4 Heart UofC. This year is very special for me given that I was able to step into this new role after being part of this club for two years as VP External. I am currently in my fifth and final year of my undergraduate degree, completing a combined degree program in Microbiology and Biological Anthropology. I love all things outdoors, and I recently started collecting some gear in preparation for the ski season! With an awesome new team, I am looking forward to a successful year! Please come meet us at our future club events, and be prepared to have fun, learn more about congenital heart disease, and contribute to a wonderful cause!
Hi everyone! My name is Megan Olson, and I am in my fourth year majoring in Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology! I am super excited to be back with this team as VP External! I can’t wait for some amazing events this year to raise funds to help children get access to the healthcare they need. I’m so grateful to be a part of such an amazing team that helps save little kiddos' lives. Keep an eye out for our events to get involved!
Hello! I’m a third year student and I’m excited to be joining the Heart 4 Heart UofC team this year as VP Communications. Being a part of this team will be the perfect outlet to share my passion for health advocacy specifically in paediatric cardiac health in underrepresented communities. I am looking forward to merging my interest in graphics and social media and my passion for medicine to raise awareness and advocate for these little kiddos that deserve a chance to live a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life. If I’m not cooped up studying, I’m often volunteering in the community, exploring new languages, and spending time with friends and family.
Hi! I’m Cody and this will be my second year at UofC. I’m very excited to be joining Heart 4 Heart this year as VP Fundraising. I’m very interested in healthcare, and am looking forward to supporting Heart 4 Heart and its fundraising goals! When I’m not at UofC, I love to spend time outdoors! This typically includes rock climbing, snowboarding, and hiking or surfing when it’s warm enough!
Hello! My name is Lucy and I am a first year neuroscience student. I am delighted to join Heart 4 Heart this year as VP Fundraising. A little background information about me, I love to watch Netflix and play mobile games in my free time. I am definitely a night owl and often stay up late only to sleep in the morning after. I am passionate about providing health care to individuals who are in need, especially kids, who should spend their years careless and free instead of constrained in a hospital. I believe Heart 4 Heart's organization goals have the ability to make a difference by spreading awareness and providing resources for those who have congenital heart disease. I look forward to the amazing projects that Heart 4 Heart has to offer!
Hey! My name is Kavithra Karalasingham and I am in my 4th year of Biomedical Sciences. This is my second year as VP Events. My research in the under-recognized disorders of Long-COVID and POTS has inspired me to work toward improving patient care. H4H's mission precisely does this by providing children with the opportunity to live their lives without suffering from their health conditions. I look forward to seeing what the team can accomplish this year!
Hey guys! My name is Emaan and I’m so excited to be a part of Heart for Heart UofC. I will be joining as VP Events. I recently graduated with a degree in business majoring in finance, and now I’m in open studies hoping to pursue a career in pharmacy. In my downtime I just like to relax and catch up on some shows or paint. I joined Heart 4 Heart because I believe every child deserves a chance to live a long healthy life, and Heart 4 Heart will make it possible for these children with heart diseases to receive treatment. I myself was fortunate enough to have free surgery in Canada for my heart surgery, and I believe these children should have the same chance.