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.
Number of Surgeries Funded:
In Partnership With
Recently Completed Projects:
Social Media Links:
Hey loves, I’m Sarah, I’m in my last year doing my Honours in Anatomy and Cell Biology. I joined Heart4Heart because I wanted my efforts to change a child’s life! This is my fourth year working with the team and my second as President (let’s go!!). In my free time I enjoy looking at cell samples, just kidding, I don’t have free time ❤ I’m from Beirut, Lebanon, where all the best food comes from - you’re welcome 🙂 I speak 4 languages, I love cats but I’m allergic, also pineapple on pizza smacks. It’s such a delight to be working with the growing Heart4Heart exec team. Together, we’ll positively influence the McGill community and provide a child with the opportunity to live a long and healthy life.
President of Montreal Chapter
My name is Diana and this is my second year on Heart4Heart! I’m originally from Burlington, Ontario and I’m in my fourth year studying biochemistry at McGill. I love travelling, going on adventures, and just experiencing new things. I am so excited to be a part of Heart4Heart and work with my amazing fellow execs for such an important cause. Looking forward to a great year and hope you’ll all be a part of it!
Hi everyone! I'm your VP Internal Hayley and this is my second year with Heart4Heart. I am in my third year at McGill studying Political Science and Sociology. I was born and raised in Hong Kong and moved to Vancouver during high school. Some of my interests include cooking, baking and I find grocery shoppings therapeutic, does anyone agree with me!! Some of my favourite shows include Spirited Away, Modern Family, and Legal High. I look forward to helping Heart4Heart and working with our amazing exec team to hold more events.
Hi everyone! My name is Peter and I am a U2 student in the Faculty of Management. I grew up in Athens, went on to live in Copenhagen for five years and have now been living in Montreal for almost eight years. I’m extremely pleased to be part of this great initiative and work with such a dedicated team. I’m grateful for the opportunity to help children in need and raise awareness about congenital heart disease overall. I’m excited for what’s ahead and hope to get others to be part of our cause.
Hi all! My name is Christine and I will be serving as your VP external. This is my first year with Heart4Heart and I joined to raise awareness for CHD in children alongside our amazing team. I’m from Richmond Hill, Ontario (basically Toronto lol) and I’m in my second year of MIMM. In my free time, I’m usually working in my lab, binge-watching Netflix shows or exploring restaurants. Looking forward to an exciting year with Heart4Heart and hope to see you all soon!
Heyy, my name is Injy. I'm in my 4th year studying Cognitive Neuroscience! I love yoga, the gym, and trying out new food spots so if y’all ever want restaurant recommendations I got you 😉. I’m excited to be a part of Heart4Heart this year as VP media so I hope y’all enjoy my content!
Hey everyone, my name is Nick and I’m in my last year of Anatomy and Cell Biology. As an aspiring physician, I am so excited to be joining this dedicated team and I am motivated to make a difference and raise awareness for children in need! I was born and raised in Montreal and as you can probably tell from my picture, (literally the only headshot I have of myself) I run track competitively and even for McGill. Despite my busy schedule, I will always find a night or two a week to relax at a cafe with a book or friends, and also for a restaurant! Some of the things that make me the happiest in life are FOOD, training, my friends, family, and my dog Lenny. I am looking forward to the year ahead with the Heart4Heart Foundation as VP of Fundraising!!
Hello! My name is Jerry and I’m from tiny little Oakville, Ontario. I’m a U2 majoring in Anatomy and Cell Biology. Outside of class, you can find me hiking, playing piano, and trying to find a working BIXI bike. If I’m not eating food, more often than not, I’m cooking it! Two useless facts about me: I have an irrational fear of going bald, and my doctor said I have defective valves or something. Also, I own a stethoscope to listen through walls.
Hi my name is Faisal Jaradat, and I’m studying philosophy at McGill University. I enjoy challenging puzzles, reading, and chess. I’ve volunteered with children living with cerebral palsy in the past, and I’m grateful to create positive change by providing children living with CHD with an opportunity to live fulfilling lives.
Hi! I’m Daham, a final year Anatomy & Cell Biology student from Sri Lanka (famous for our beaches, food, amazing sights, and wonderful people!😁). I love playing chess, guitar (controversial opinion: Clapton > Hendrix 😬), going on early morning runs, and Martin Scorsese movies. I’m very grateful to call myself part of Heart4Heart and raise funds and awareness for children living with CHD. I look forward to the year ahead as your VP Outreach! Please feel free to reach out if you’re interested in getting involved!
My name is Mexxie Giotsalitis and I’m from Montreal. I’m in my first year at McGill, double majoring in Political Science and International Development. This is my first year as VP Outreach for Heart4Heart, and I look forward to working with all our incredible volunteers and executives for such a great cause. In my spare time, I enjoy going to a spin class and reading. My preferred genre is historical fiction, so recommendations are always welcome.
Hey! My name is Rachel Castellarin and I’m from Toronto, Ontario. I’m in my first year at McGill in the general biomedical life sciences program hoping to major in physiology next year (although I haven’t decided yet!). I love travelling, sports (especially hockey), pasta, trying new things, and spending time with my family and friends. This is my first year being a part of Heart4Heart and I’m super excited to be working with amazing volunteers and executives for such an important cause that means a lot to me ❤️. I look forward to this semester ahead as one of the VP outreach’s! :)
Hey! My name is Kaya, and I’m your VP communications:). I’m originally from Ottawa, Ontario, and I’m currently studying Microbiology and Immunology. In my free time, I’m almost always either lifting at the gym, painting in my studio, or on Netflix checking out the newest anime. I look forward to working towards our cause with our amazing H4H team! <3