Member Spotlights

ASDA’s membership is made up of more than 23,000 predoctoral and predental students. Learn more about our members as they share their experiences in dental school and preparing for dental school.

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    Joan Daniel

    Leader

    How has ASDA helped you build your leadership skills?
    I started my journey with ASDA as a Predental Committee Member on the District 1 Cabinet the year before I started dental school. Through this opportunity, I met so many passionate dental students who were extremely motivated … read more

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    Stephanie Cisek

    Leader

    How has ASDA helped you build your leadership skills? My “ASDA fever” started prior to my first year of dental school, when I was involved with the Summer Research Program at Pittsburgh. I was paired with an upperclassman, who had previously completed the research program, as … read more

  • Bryna Martinez

    Bryna Martinez

    Leader

    How has ASDA helped you build your leadership skills? ASDA has helped build my leadership skills by providing leadership opportunities as early as my first year of dental school. ASDA has encouraged my involvement and input, making me want to do the same for incoming executive … read more

  • Hannah Balcezak

    Hannah Balcezak

    Leader

    How has ASDA helped you build your leadership skills? ASDA has helped me become a better leader. Before ASDA, my mindset was often, “my way or the highway.” Now, I have learned to accept that others’ methods of completing tasks are often better than my own.

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  • Taylor N. Jackson

    Taylor N. Jackson

    Leader

    How has ASDA helped you build your leadership skills? Holding a position in ASDA leadership every year throughout my dental school matriculation has allowed for my abilities as a leader to evolve. As a first-year dental student, I ran for president-elect of ASDA … read more

  • Brian Perez

    Brian Agustin Perez

    First Impression - Predental

    Why do you want to be a dentist? It is a combination of things! I love working with my hands, giving back to my community, meeting new people and continuous learning. I feel dentistry brings all those aspects into one neat package. I knew dentistry was the right path for me after … read more