CONGRATULATIONS TO MATT!
Matthew Orlando, DMD '19, is our April Member of the Month. We were impressed by his dedication to health and wellness and his ability to balance that with being a student. His participation and success in the Boston Marathon were truly inspirational. We are also excited for Matt to join the ASDA Board as Health and Wellness Vice Chair. We will definitely be seeing more of Matt and his outstanding contributions to BU ASDA!
Want to know Matt a little better? We asked him some questions and here are his answers:
Where are you from?
What do you do in your free time?
Running along the Charles, Traveling, trying new food, and vying for coed intramural soccer championships with our DMD19 team (the 'Drillers')
What's on your bucket list?
Completing the 6 Major Marathons (Boston, NYC, Chicago, London, Berlin, Tokyo)
What would your last meal be?
Chicken Parm with Caesar Salad
What motivated you to join the ASDA wellness committee?
I wanted to become involved with the committee that promotes an overall healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally, in our GSDM community. As a former collegiate runner, health & wellness has always been an important part of my life, so I saw this committee as an opportunity to continue my passions while meeting some great people.
Favorite ASDA school moment?
Wellness Week last year. Be sure to check your email here the next few days as this year’s Wellness Week is 5/1-5/5!!
Anything else you would like to add?
Take a half hour to an hour for yourself each day and do something for you. Whether it be running in this awesome city, working out, or cooking yourself a nice meal, decompressing from the daily demands of dental school is very important!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO KATIE!
Katelyn Quan, DMD '19, is our March Member of the Month. She worked hard in planning the five school mixer for the District 1 Leadership conference, ice skating at the Frog Pond, and several other social events for our chapter! We are also so happy for her and District 1, in general, because she has recently been elected into the District 1 Cabinet! But most importantly we want to thank Katie for her constant dedication to planning events as Social Committee Vice Chair. We will definitely be seeing more of Katie and her outstanding contributions to BU ASDA!
To get to know Katie a little bit better, we asked her some questions. Here are her answers:
Where are you from?
What made you interested in joining our ASDA chapter?
My good friend from home was very involved in ASDA and he is really the one who motivated me! Shoutout to Dr. Kristopher Mendoza!
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Yoga, cooking, soccer, & exploring new restaurants
What is on your bucket list?
Skydive over the Alps and see the Northern Lights in Iceland
What is your most memorable ASDA moment?
Definitely attending NLC in Chicago. It was so fun getting to meet students from all over, plus the city was crazy from the Cubs parade.
Any last thoughts or comments?
Do fun things in dental school. You have the rest of your life to work! :)