Samford University


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Cody Russell - President

I am a senior Sports Medicine [Pre-med] major with a minor in both Chemistry and Biology. I was able to get involved with Alpha Epsilon Delta the second semester of my freshman year and it has been instrumental in connecting me with resources and peers that have helped shape my college experience.   AED has assisted me discover which classes would be beneficial to me as well as provide me information and an environment that has helped fuel my passion for the health field.  Outside of school, I am involved with the Children’s of Alabama, MPower Health Center, Big Brother Program, competed as a varsity athlete for Samford, Omicron Delta Kappa Vice President, and served as a Connections Leader at Samford.  In my free time I love to go mountain biking and road cycling, do mechanical work on my bikes, attempt another DIY project, or simply spend time with friends.

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Rebekah Brooks - Vice President

I am a senior double major in Chemistry and Biochemistry with a double minor in Biology and Bioinformatics. AED has provided me with many opportunities to meet and network with other pre-health students while supplying me with essential MCAT studying materials and application advice. Currently, I am applying to MD/PhD programs and am pursuing a career as a physician scientist. I have conducted research at Samford University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Emory University, and Washington University in St. Louis. Through Samford University, I am also involved in ODK, Howard College Ambassadors, and SMACS (Student Members of the American Chemistry Society). Apart from academia, I enjoy outdoor adventures, lacrosse, and good books!

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Josh Chitwood - Treasurer

I am a Junior Biology major with a Psychology minor. I had the opportunity to get involved with AED during my freshman year and it has been a great help. I have already learned about the medical schools in the state of Alabama, and some in the sounding states, as well as the Dentistry Schools. I also have been given knowledge and skills on how to navigate studying for the MCAT, applying for schools, application dates, internships, even the foundations of a quality application for medical school. The professors with AED connected me with a 3 week internship at Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama; this was a chance to shadow a variety of medical professionals each of the three weeks. I also am a member of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honors Society, a Connections Leader, and heavily involved in the Samford Recruitment Team.


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Meg Scott - Historian

I am a senior Biology major with a Spanish minor. AED has really helped me in preparing for medical school, whether it has been learning about medical school prerequisites or listening to current medical students talk about their experiences and application process. On campus, I am the president of Silver Wings, vice president of the Beta Beta Beta biological honors society, member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and a Resident Assistant. I also volunteer at Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, FL. In my free time, I enjoy horseback riding, training for a half-marathon, and going to the beach.

Jenna Zimmerman - Secretary

I am a senior biochemistry major, pre-med, and music minor. AED has been a wonderful resource. I joined two years ago and have learned so much about medical school, the MCAT, and the application process. It is a great way to not only receive valuable information, but also connect with peers that have the same goals. I am still learning about the application process as I go through it right now, and I look forward to sharing what I have learned. On campus, I am also involved in University Fellow, SMACS (student members of the American Chemical Society), SAC (Student Activities Council), Academic Success Center (chemistry tutor), and A Cappella Choir. I have a passion for music, hiking, reading, and coffee!