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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  • 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

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    Sophia Taghavi

    Leader

    How has ASDA helped you build your leadership skills? ASDA has provided me with many opportunities to exchange ideas with colleagues who also have a passion for organized dentistry. This has opened many doors by allowing me to explore new possibilities as a leader and continue … read more

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    Drew Burnham

    Leader

    How has ASDA helped you build your leadership skills? ASDA has given me the opportunity to learn so much about what it takes to lead a team, especially in regards to organization and communication. As a class representative, I’ve been able to act as one of the liaisons between … read more