Alissa Dean -- VP of Inter-relational development

As Vice-President of Inter-Relational Development, Michael is responsible for off-campus member socials at least twice a semester. He develops methods to strengthen and secure the bonds between the members of the group. He has the honor to plan large events for the group as well as small social gatherings as well as facilitating team challenges to help members develop individually and as a group.

Alissa is in the College of Biological Sciences pursuing a major in biology and a minor in public health. She volunteers in the MICU at HCMC and at Neighborhood Healthsource - a federally qualified health center in Minneapolis - assisting with various community outreach projects. Alissa is a peer mentor for CBS Dean's Scholars, plays French horn in University Band, and is involved in University of Minnesota Medical Reserve Corps.

In her free time, Alissa enjoys water skiing, soccer, and writing.

What is a problem or issue in health care that you're interested in or would like to address as a physician?

"I enjoy building relationships with people, and I think getting to know someone on an individual level is very important because there is always more to someone that first appears. Therefore, a topic in health care that I am interested in is the individual experience of disease and how this relates to the bigger health system and public health."