Meet the Exploring One Health (EOH) Organizers!
EOH Lead Organizers
Hi everyone! My name is Rachael Cunningham and I’m the Vice President of Events for the One Health Student Committee. I’m an undergraduate student studying Zoology with a minor in Molecular Biology and Genetics and just completed my third year. I’ve learned a lot about One Health through various courses and seminars, and have found it so interesting that one concept combines my interests in animal health, human health, and the environment. I’m very excited to share my passion for One Health through the Exploring One Health series this year!
Hello OHSC community! My name is Riley Bauman (she/her) and I have held the position of co-president for the committee since 2021. As a second year veterinary student at the Ontario Veterinary College, One Health is truly central to my studies, research interests and career goals. In my spare time, I enjoy raising livestock on my family farm and playing the fiddle. A few of my personal passions include food security, zoonotic disease prevention, and veterinary outreach. The One Health concept is consistent with my vision for solving these tricky problems which our generation will be facing head-on; we need teamwork more than ever. I cannot wait to see what OH-inspired collaboration has in store for the OHSC this year!
Hi everyone! My name is Priya (she/her) and I’m currently a first yesr veterinary student the OVC. I’ve been part of the OHSC for 4 years now, and will be part of the exec team as Co-President. I’ve loved being part of such an exciting club, as One Health invites collaboration from different disciplines. I’ve had the opportunity to meet several individuals whose backgrounds stem from research in plant genetics, to supporting a community to learn about their local wildlife (lemurs!). A fun fact about me is that I love to crochet and am currently learning to knit 🙂
EOH Events Team
Hi everyone! I’m Sophia Weller (she/her), a second year Master’s student in Applied Human Nutrition. This is my first year with OHSC as an Events Executive. I’m really looking forward to being able to organize and host fun and engaging events, creating opportunities for students to learn and engage with the One Health community. My interest in One Health stems from my background in Food Science and Nutrition, understanding that human health and food safety/access/security is directly linked with animal and environmental health. I enjoy hanging out with any and every pet (maybe not snakes or spiders…), reading and baking anything with chocolate!
Hello! My name is Jordan (they/them) and I’m currently an undergraduate student in Guelph’s new One Health program. This is my first year with OHSC and I’m extremely excited to see what it has to offer. I found the committee interesting as it can not only help me explore my area of study more, but also to help me meet more people who are passionate about this complex multidisciplinary field. Overall, I hope to take away what I learn with the OHSC into my future studies. In my free time I like to spend time with my pet cat, reading and skiing/snowboarding in the winter.
My name is Maryam Alhamdan and my pronouns are she/her. I am a 4th year student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, majoring in Animal science. I joined OHSC in F22 and what I find interesting the most about One health is that it’s a interdisciplinary approach that can be utilized to tackle global health inequalities and inequalities. On my spare time, I love to cruize on my bike or skateboard, and draw with chalk pastels.
Hi everyone! My name is Brianna Bordin and I’m in my fourth year of Animal Biology. This is my first year on the OHSC as a Major Events Executive, and I joined the OHSC to spread awareness for One Health! I’ve always had an interest in wildlife conservation and the interconnections between humans, animals and the environment. I’m really looking forward to being on the committee this year and learning more about One Health. In the future, I would like to travel and apply the One Health approach to my future career- wherever that may be!
EOH Student Advisor and Supporting Member
Hi everyone! My name is Grace (she/her) and I am the OHSC Student Advisor. I’m a PhD candidate in the Department of Population Medicine at the OVC. My program is epidemiology, and I am also completing a Collaborative Specialization in One Health. This is my third year as a member of the OHSC, and I have really enjoyed working with so many other students who are passionate about One Health! I love that collaboration is such a big part of One Health, and I think taking a One Health approach will allow us to solve some of the big problems we are facing. In my spare time, I enjoy playing ultimate frisbee and hiking.
EOH Website Support
Hello everyone! My name is Jessica Chiu (she/her) or Jess, and I am the Leads Communications Executive for 2022-2023. Currently, I am in Phase 2 at the Ontario Veterinary College, and one of our major topics of discussion pertains to One Health. Specifically, how veterinary medicine, human safety, and ecosystem health correlate. This, and community engagement, have always interested me which is why I am thrilled to be a part of this group with like-minded individuals. Outside of school, I enjoy hanging out with friends and family, chilling with my cat, and playing the piano for fun.