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  • CURRENT first years

    Our students continue the Hopkins "tradition of excellence" into the 21st century. We are pleased to welcome the following students to the AAM Class of 2015

    Edwin Choi
    Jeff Day
    Jackie Kustan
    Mariya Pantyukhina
    Rose Perry
    Mesa Schumacher
    I-Hsun Wu

    GRADUATES of 2014

    james ABRAHAM

    image James Abraham was born and raised in Richmond, Va. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University. With his passion for art and love for science, biomedical illustration is a perfect match for him. When he is not working the night away in the studio he enjoys lifting weights, watching movies, and helping and uplifting others.

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    veronica FALCONIERI

    student Veronica grew up in Plymouth, Massachusetts. She was a martial arts instructor in high school and developed the ability to teach while standing on one leg, which she can still do passably well.

    She received her B.A. in biology from Smith College and also completed a minor in studio art. Though she conducted research, she discovered that she did not love benchwork enough to continue taking care of cell cultures at 5 AM on weekends. She instead pursued medical illustration, which, if provided coffee, she will do at any hour. Her hobbies include working out, reading, and cheering for the Patriots.

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    katelyn MCDONALD

    image Katelyn is from Nenana, Alaska. She received a degree in Biological and Pre-Medical Illustration from Iowa State University. In her spare time, she plays with her pets: Spike, a Pygmy Hedgehog, and Walle, a Crested Gecko.

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    jacqueline MEYER

    student Jackie is from Titusville, NJ. She originally moved to Baltimore in 2008 to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she completed a BFA in drawing with a concentrated study in graphic design. During this time she also enrolled in science courses at nearby universities to prepare for graduate school.

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    michael SILVER

    image Michael is from Los Angeles, CA and received his bachelor's degree in biology from Tufts University while simultaneously attending the School of the Museum of Fine Art in Boston. There he studied traditional figurative art with an emphasis on sculpture. After briefly working in biotechnology, Michael transitioned into the field of product design and prototype fabrication where he gained proficiencies in digital 3D modeling as well as machining, casting, and 3D printing processes. During his 6 years in product design, he continued to develop his traditional artistic abilities and furthered his biological studies.

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    christopher SMITH

    student A Maryland native, Christopher recieved his bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Salisbury University. After realizing his love for the medical arts, he studied at the Schuler School of Fine Arts Atelier, where he trained in old master techniques before coming to Hopkins. Chris also enjoys oil painting, playing guitar and swimming during his free time.

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    samantha WELKER

    image Samantha was born and raised in Idaho. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Art from the University of Idaho. She was thrilled to discover the Art as Applied to Medicine program because it allows her to combine her passions for both science and art. When she is not working away in the studio, Samantha enjoys sipping lattes, reading Harry Potter, and exploring the east coast with her classmates.

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    GRADUATES of 2013

    hannah AHN

    student Hannah grew up on Long Island, New York frolicking along the north coast. She received a BFA in illustration from Maryland Institute College of Art. After graduation, she moved back to Long Island to study biology at Stony Brook University while shelving and selling books on the side. When she has freetime, Hannah loves to bake, read, draw, drink tea and play her violin.

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    anastasia DEMSON

    image Anastasia is from Oakton, Virginia. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Communication Arts from the Virginia Commonwealth University. When she's not in the studio, you might find Ana surrounded by orchids, or in Paris.

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    amy DIXON

    student Amy was born and raised in central Iowa, just outside of Des Moines. She received her BA from Iowa State University, where she studied Biological and Pre-medical Illustration. Thanks to the support of her parents and a couple of key role models, her affinity for art became a career path that eventually led her to Johns Hopkins. When she isn't noodling away on a project, she likes to ride her bike, play table tennis, and embark on adventures.

    "Each member of the faculty in this department has something unique and awe-inspiring to bring to the table. It's a great honor to be working under them."

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    kyoungran "katie" EUN

    image Kyoungran "Katie" is from South Korea. She loves little animals, travel, SF Nobles, summer evenings, moments after the rain and art.

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    natalie KOSCAL

    student Natalie-Kay Koscal grew up in a small town in the Hudson River Valley of New York. She received her BS in General Biology from Cornell University. Natalie obtained her art experience by taking classes throughout high school and college and by completing a Scientific Illustration internship at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. After graduation, she decided to pursue her love of art and science and was excited to find the program at Hopkins. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, learning guitar and spending time with friends and family. One day, she hopes to get a lot of use out of her passport and see the world.

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    heidi SINSEL

    image Originally from Minden, NE, Heidi received her BA from Iowa State University in Biological & Pre-medical Illustration. She has found this field to be fulfilling and exciting in both her undergraduate and graduate studies. Besides medical illustration she enjoys snowboarding and getting outside of the city to explore the east coast.

    "I feel humbled to be instructed by such accomplished faculty and surrounded by inspirational classmates."

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    GRADUATES of 2012

    elizabeth COOK

    student Elizabeth Cook grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She received her BFA in painting and drawing from Louisiana State University in 2008. Shortly after graduating, Elizabeth decided to pursue medical illustration and spent the next two years taking biology courses at LSU.

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    kaitlin LINDSAY

    image Kaitlin is from Kearney, Nebraska and received a B.A. with Honors in Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration from Iowa State University. Kaitlin has played the violin for more than a decade and says she especially loves playing chamber music and in pit orchestras. While at Hopkins she has discovered a fear of needles, a love for storyboarding, and an enthusiasm for Orioles baseball games!

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    courtney McKENNA

    student Courtney grew up in Horsham, Pennsylvania. She received a BFA in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design. After graduation she moved back to Pennsylvania where she started her own gallery and custom frame shop. During this time she returned to school to study Biology and soon realized what path she wanted to take. Her love for art, science and medicine brought her to Hopkins where she is excited to combine her passions into a career in Medical and Biological Illustration. Courtney loves to spend time with her family, friends and dog Duncan. She enjoys running, snowboarding, cooking, being outdoors and traveling whenever possible.

    "I am grateful everyday to be at Hopkins where I am surrounded by prestigous faculty who are passionate about teaching and classmates who have become a second family."

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    image Eo Trueblood grew up in the historic town of Lincoln, Virginia. He recieved a BFA from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, with a concentration in figurative sculpture. After graduation Eo spent his time working as a sculptor as well as a cabinet maker in his family's business before joining the graduate program at Johns Hopkins.

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    elyssa SIEGEL

    student A Baltimore native, Elyssa started her undergraduate degree at Maryland Institute College of Art where she studied painting and graphic design, when she realized her interest in the medcial arts she transferred to Arcadia University. There she graduated with a BA in Scientific and Pre-Medical Illustration.

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    wenjing "Betty" WU

    image Betty graduated with a bachelor's degree in Biotechnology and a double major in Art and Design from Sun Yat-Sen University, China. Besides medical illustration, Betty enjoys cooking and sharing awesome food with people. One of her greatest wishes is to introduce authentic Chinese food to American friends and introduce medical illustration to every Chinese she knows!

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    Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
    Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
    1830 East Monument Street, Suite 7000
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    ph :: 410.955.3213 | fax :: 410.955.1085
    email :: medart-info@jhmi.edu

    FIRST years (2015)

    Edwin Choi
    Jeff Day
    Jackie Kustan
    Mariya Pantyukhina
    Rose Perry
    Mesa Schumacher
    I-Hsun Wu

    SECOND years (2014)

    James Abraham
    Veronica Falconieri
    Katelyn McDonald
    Jaqueline Meyer
    Michael Silver
    Christopher Smith
    Samantha Welker

    GRADUATES of 2013

    Hannah Ahn

    Anastasia Demson

    Amy Dixon

    Katie Eun

    Natalie Koscal

    Heidi Sinsel

    GRADUATES of 2012

    Elizabeth Cook

    Kaitlin Lindsay

    Courtney McKenna

    Eo Trueblood

    Elyssa Siegel

    Betty Wenjing Wu

    GRADUATES of 2011

    Jodi Chapman

    Bona Kim

    Adam Pellerite

    Tara Rose

    Suzanne Slattery

    Bricelyn Strauch

    GRADUATES of 2010

    Shizuka Aoki

    Beatriz Martin-Villalba

    Stephanie Sadler

    Joseph Samson

    Elizabeth Weissbrod

    CURRENT EVENTS :: Save the Date! Thursday, July 24 for our Annual Alumni Dinner in Rochester, MN

    Hopkins alum will gather for an alumni dinner at the AMI meeting at Mayo! Thurs July 24, 7:30 at Victoria's Ristorante and Wine Bar, a short walk from the conference. Please use the sign up sheet that will be posted near the Registration desk at the conference. You are welcome to bring a guest. Carl Clingman is coordinating the reservations. If questions, please email Carl at clingman.carl@mayo.edu Hope to see you at Victoria's!


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