BMES Executive Board

Introducing the 2023- 2024 Executive Board…

President – Kaitlin Mrksich is a junior from Hinsdale, IL majoring in Bioengineering with a minor in chemistry on a pre-med track. She does drug delivery research in the Mitchell Lab. Outside of BMES, Kaitlin is involved in Kite and Key as a tour guide and board member, Greek Life, and West Philadelphia Tutoring Project. In her free time, Kaitlin enjoys traveling, spending time with friends, and learning how to cook.

Contact Kaitlin at kmrksich@seas.upenn.edu.

Vice President -McKenzie Davis is a junior from Bethesda, MD majoring in Bioengineering. She conducts rehabilitation robotics research in Michelle Johnson’s lab. Outside of BMES, McKenzie gives campus tours and is on the board of Kite & Key, and she is involved with the Underrepresented Student Advisory Board in Engineering (USABE), the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education (SCUE), and Alpha Omega Epsilon. McKenzie also tutors and enjoys cooking and baking with friends in her free time. 

Contact McKenzie at davismck@seas.upenn.edu.

Treasurer – Risa Pollak is a junior from Fort Lauderdale, Florida majoring in Bioengineering and minoring in Engineering Entrepreneurship. Within BE, she is interested in the medical device industry. Outside of BMES, she is involved in SWE, WUHC, ADAPT, and Penn Dance Company and enjoys traveling, exploring the outdoors, and baking.

Contact Risa at risap@seas.upenn.edu.

Internal Affairs

Vice President – Ryann Joseph (SEAS ’25) is an incoming junior studying Bioengineering and minoring in Chemistry and Mathematics. Ryann is originally from Powell, Ohio and, as a result, is a staunch OSU football fan. On campus, she devotes most of her time to research in the Mitchell Lab, with her work focusing primarily on lipid nanoparticle mRNA delivery methodologies. Other than her research, she is a MATH2400 TA and remains heavily involved in a number of different extracurriculars including club lacrosse (secretary), being an OPA, and Theta Tau. During her free time, you find her catching up on the latest MCU movie, finding the best halal cart on campus, and working out to Taylor Swift’s Reputation album. 

Contact Ryann at ryannj@seas.upenn.edu.

External Affairs

Vice President – Josh Lee is a sophomore from Alpharetta, GA, majoring in Bioengineering with a minor in CIS. He is part of the Herman Lab, researching methods to computationally identify patients with underdiagnosed diseases. Apart from BMES, Josh is involved in WUHC, ECP, K-PENSA, and W-KUBS. In his free time, he likes to play soccer and watch Liverpool FC’s games.

Contact Josh at jlee0902@seas.upenn.edu.

Marketing and Technology

Vice President – Alyssa Sherman is a junior from Fort Lauderdale, Florida majoring in Bioengineering with a minor in Economics. She is interested in the medical device industry. Outside of BMES, Alyssa is involved in Engineering Consultants at Penn, Wharton Women, and the West Philadelphia tutoring project. In her free time, she likes to go cycling and hang out with friends. 

Contact Alyssa at alyssa1@seas.upenn.edu.

Outreach

Vice President – Ellie Macmullan  is a sophomore from Vero Beach, Florida majoring in bioengineering with a planned concentration in tissue/cellular engineering. Outside of BMES, Ellie is a tutor for Penn Reading Initiative, an OPA, a member of Penn Baking Club, and Penn Club Cross Country. In her free time, Ellie enjoys watching parks and rec, doing crosswords, and going for walks to local dog parks.

Contact Ellie at elliemac@seas.upenn.edu.

Secretary

Kyulee Kim is a sophomore from Seoul, South Korea majoring in Bioengineering. She’s particularly interested in neuroengineering and biomedical devices and works in the Meaney Lab. Outside of BMES, she’s involved in Penn American Red Cross, SWE, AIS, and K-PENSA. In her free time, she likes to exercise, play piano, guitar, and flute, and spend time with her friends. 

Contact Kyulee at kyulee26@seas.upenn.edu.