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MEET THE 15 White Coats

We are taking on our share of the LOAD.

RUSSELL J. LEDET, PH.D.

President and Manager

Russell J. Ledet hails from Lake Charles, Louisiana. He attended Southern University and A&M College for his undergraduate degrees in biology and chemistry. Afterwards, he went on to complete his Ph.D. in molecular oncology at New York University. He is currently a second-year MD-MBA student at Tulane University School of Medicine and A.B. Freeman School of Business.

SYDNEY LABAT

Vice President and Manager

Sydney Labat hails from Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. She attended Xavier University of Louisiana, for her undergraduate degree in biology (pre-med). She is currently a second-year MD student at Tulane University School of Medicine.

RACHEL M. TURNER

Director of Social Media Management and Manager

Rachel M. Turner hails from Houston, Texas. She attended Vanderbilt University for her undergraduate degree in biology, as well as her MA in Social Foundations of Health. She subsequently completed her MS in Cell and Molecular Biology at Tulane University. Rachel is currently a second-year MD student at the Tulane University School of Medicine.

TIVONA BATIESTE

Co-Creative

Tivona Batieste is from Rialto, CA. She attended University of California, Riverside for her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. She is currently a first-year MD student at Tulane University.

JESSICA MECKLOSKY

Director of Legal Matters

Jessica Mecklosky is from Sea Cliff, New York. For her undergraduate degree, she attended Northeastern University studying Behavioral Neuroscience. She is currently a second-year MD student at Tulane University School of Medicine.

MASHLI FLEURESTIL

Director of Finance and Manager

Mashli Fleurestil was born in Miami, FL and currently resides in New Orleans, LA. She is a first year medical student at Tulane University School of Medicine. Prior to matriculation at Tulane Med, she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and her MS in Pharmacology degree at Tulane. Mashli is interested in either cardiology or oncology as a medical specialty.

If you don’t like something, change it.  If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
– Maya Angelou

JASMINE L. TAYLOR

Director of Web Development

Jasmine L. Taylor hails from Bowie, MD. She attended Vanderbilt University for her undergraduate degree in Medicine, Health, and Society. She went on to receive an MS in Human Nutrition from Columbia University. She is currently a second-year MD-MBA student at Tulane University School of Medicine and A.B. Freeman School of Business.

CARRIE E. CROOK

Co-Director of Engagement

Carrie E. Crook hails from Mobile, AL. She attended the University of Pennsylvania for her undergraduate degree in Health and Societies. Carrie is currently a second-year MD-MPH (Health Policy and Management) student at Tulane University School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

ALEXANDRIA JONES

Co-Director of Literature

Alexandria Jones is a first year medical student at Tulane University School of Medicine. Alex was born and raised in Dallas, TX, and she graduated from Dartmouth College in 2016. Alex is currently interested in pursuing a career in Psychiatry or possibly Emergency Medicine. She feels passionately about health, art, music, and cultivating community.

The secret of life is to have no fear; it’s the only way to function.
– Stokely Carmichael

ADEDOYIN 'DOYIN' JOHNSON, PH.D.

Chief Administrator

Adedoyin ‘Doyin’ Johnson is currently a second-year medical student at Tulane University School of Medicine. She is from Nigeria and got an undergraduate degree from DePauw University, Indiana. Before medical school, she completed a PhD degree in biomedical sciences at Tulane University. Doyin is currently interested in internal medicine and hopes to be a cardiologist.

RACHEL TRUSTY

Co-Director of Outreach

Rachel hails from St. Rose, Louisiana. She attended Johns Hopkins University for her undergraduate degree in Public Health, as well as her MHS in Environmental Health. She subsequently completed her MS in Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University. She is currently a first-year MD student at the Tulane University School of Medicine.

A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.
-Nelson Mandela

TIANA RODDY

Co-Creative

Tiana Roddy is from Los Angeles, California. She attended the University of Maryland, College Park to obtain her undergraduate degree in Animal Science. Tiana is currently a first-year medical student at Tulane University School of Medicine.

JEAN LAFONTANT

Director of National Initiative

Jean Lafontant attended Columbia University for his undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and Behavior. He is currently a second-year MD-MPH (Epidemiology) student at Tulane University School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

JAZIRA ZIGLAR

Co-Creative

Jasira Ziglar hails from Connecticut. She attended New York University for her undergraduate degree in Accounting. She went on to complete a pre-health post-baccalaureate program at the University of Pennsylvania. Jasira is currently a first-year MD student at Tulane University School of Medicine.