Health and Societies Student Advisory Board

The HSOC SAB plans activities and coordinates information to support the HSOC major. Past activities have
included career panels, internship meetups, course fairs, philanthropies and social events. Follow the SAB on their Instagram page: @PennHSOC_SAB and reach out directly via email to:

HSOC Newsletter - April

HSOC Newsletter - March 2022

HSOC Newsletter - February 2022

HSOC Newsletter January 2022

HSOC Newsletter November 2021

HSOC Newsletter October 2021

HSOC Newsletter April/May 2020 

HSOC Newsletter February 2020 

HSOC Newsletter October 2020


HSOC SAB 2021-22

Welcome to our new Chair, Nikki Zinzuwadia! 


Natalie Doppelt '22 (Healthcare Markets and Finance)

Hi! My name is Natalie Doppelt and I am a senior in the College concentrating in Health Care Markets and minoring in Health Service Management and Neuroscience. As a member of the SAB board, I am excited to serve as a liaison between faculty and peers, coordinating events and opportunities for students. Outside of the HSOC community, I am a sister of Chi Omega Sorority, a member of the TAC-E community, a peer advisor, and the Community Service Chair for Performing Arts Council where I volunteer with Philadelphia students tutoring in fine arts. I look forward to a great year where we seek to improve upon the department and emphasize the importance of health related studies!


Junduo Liu '22 (Health Policy and Law)

My name is Jordan, and I'm a senior from Paoli, PA studying dual majors in Biochemistry and Health & Societies (Health Policy & Law), with a minor in Bioethics. My research focuses on the ethical justifications and societal implications of the FDA's regulatory policies on emergency clinical trials conducted without informed consent. Beyond that, I'm involved with Service Link, the Shelter Health Outreach Program (SHOP) at Penn, and the Penn Bioethics Journal. If you have any questions about empirical bioethics research, dual-majoring with HSOC, or anything else, feel free to reach out! Looking forward to meeting everyone soon


Oluwatomilola (Tomilola) Oyasiji '23 (Global Health)

Hi everyone! My name is Oluwatomilola Oyasiji, but I just go by Tomilola for short. I am from Grand Blanc, Michigan and will be a junior this year. I am concentrating in Global Health and I’m also pursuing a minor in Bioethics. I came to Penn with the intention of majoring in Health and Societies because the classes sounded very interesting to me. Although this assumption did prove to be true, once I actually started engaging in the classes that the HSOC department has to offer, I began to have a better understanding of why I enjoy the major so much. I’m also a pre-med student so I take CHEM, BIOL, and MATH classes because I’m required to, but the classes taught by the HSOC department truly help to enhance my knowledge of health and medicine in a way that those pre-med requirements don’t. It’s amazing that through this major I am able to combine my love for medicine with the humanities, which allows me to learn about the health of people, health systems, the history of medicine, and so much more in a holistic and in-depth way. 


Calil Morris '23 (Race, Gender, and Health)

Hi HSOC family! My name is Calil (He/Him/His), I am a junior in the College concentrating in Race Gender & Health and I was born and raised in Philly–– not too far from Penn actually! I went to a public high school in Center City and after witnessing the negative implications of our poor school district coupled with the health inequity throughout the city, I was drawn to public health. I wanted to join HSOC SAB mainly to be a voice for the unheard students within our major community while bringing representation and diversity to the board. My interests include race studies, gender studies, policy, public health, and minority medical care. Outside of my academic interests, I enjoy music, fashion, and volunteering throughout the Philadelphia community.


Makhari Dysart '22 (Health Policy and Law)


Jenna Schulman '23 (Public Health)

My name is Jenna Schulman, and I am a junior from Washington, D.C. pursuing a dual major in Urban Studies and Health and Societies with a minor in French. I am passionate about understanding the intersections between urban space, health, and policy. Through the HSOC major I have been able to explore my interest in social determinants of health through a myriad of disciplines including Political Science, Sociology, and Environmental Studies. My interests in social determinants of health led me to intern with the Netter Center’s Penn Program for Public Service where I investigated food equity in West Philadelphia and applied theory to practice by developing school-based gardens. I am incredibly excited to serve on SAB and to help create a community within HSOC, particularly as we transition into in person school. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or just want to chat!


Alex Mann '23 (Global Health)


Nikki Zinzuwadia '22 (Health Policy and Law)

My name is Nikki Zinzuwadia, and I am a senior from Beckley, WV concentrating in Health Policy and Law with a minor in Legal Studies & History and a Spanish Certificate. I am interested in attending law school in the future and cultivating a career in health policy, public interest law, civil rights work, and public service. As the current chair of SAB, I am happy to chat about how HSOC has enabled me to pursue my interests and goals and look forward to working with students and faculty in building the vision and reach of the major!