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President: Darian Harris

Darian Harris a New Orleans native. She is a second year MPH candidate in Epidemiology. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana. Darian has worked as a medical assistant at Touro Hospital. She has a passion for nutrition and fitness. She will be pursuing her medical degree after receiving her MPH from LSUHSC. Her research interests are chronic disease, prostate cancer, and heart disease.

Nichelle Taylor – Vice President

Nichelle Taylor is an MPH candidate in the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. She is currently working in the field of veterinary medicine in relation to both emergency and domestic exotics/local wildlife medicine. Aside from being a person very skilled within veterinary medicine, she has also partakes in relief work with Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART), who provide aid and assistance to those affected by natural disasters. Nichelle hopes to use her studies post graduation from the MPH program to continue to work in aiding in ways to preserve the resources of the environment that negatively limit the survival of the animals and puts the health of the public at a subjective cost.

Jasmin Plowe – Education Chair

Jasmin Plowe is a native of Franklin, LA.  She is currently getting her MPH in Epidemiology. She received her BS in Kinesiology/Pre-med from LSU in Baton Rouge. On campus, Jasmin serves as the Education Chair for SOAR. She is currently working with Dr. Edward Trapido and Dr. Tekeda Ferguson on a research project involving diabetes through SOAR. Her specific interests are research in diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and other chronic related illnesses.