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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  • Diaz-Nestor

    Nestor Diaz

    Leader

    How has ASDA helped you build your leadership skills?
    Being involved in ASDA has shown me the importance of collaboration. There is so much talent amongst all our chapter members and it is critical that we don’t let them go to waste. It is one of my primary … read more

  • Schroeder-Allie

    Allie Schroeder

    Leader

    How has ASDA helped you build your leadership skills?
    My time as a leader has taught me how to approach meetings and planning more systematically. Between planning our larger scale conferences and smaller committee events, it has been essential to maintain … read more

  • Alvarez-Mavie

    Mavie Gonzalez Alvarez

    First Impression - Predental

    Why do you want to be a dentist?
    For my 7th birthday, my parents gave me a dentist's play set. It became my favorite toy and opened my interest in the field. Once in 8th grade, my dad took me to the dental clinic where he worked as a lab technician, and I asked if I could shadow … read more

  • Mahgol-Mehranpour

    Mahgol Mehranpour

    Leader

    How has ASDA helped you build your leadership skills?
    As the chapter President at California Northstate University (CNU), ASDA has helped me develop more robust skills in managing a team, collaborating, networking, and most importantly for me, public speaking. Public speaking … read more

  • Cleary-Cailin

    Cailin Cleary

    Leader

    How has ASDA helped you build your leadership skills?
    Being Vice President of the Stony Brook ASDA chapter, I have had amazing opportunities to work with many students throughout our school and across the nation. Planning ASDA’s Fever Week, I am able to help incoming D1s, introduce … read more

  • Mistretta-Lauren

    Lauren Mistretta

    Leader

    How has ASDA helped you build your leadership skills?
    ASDA has helped me with time management, networking, public speaking, and critical thinking. I found it enriching to attend many chapter, district, and national events this past year. The District 2 Meeting introduced me … read more