External Affairs


Amelie Meltzer (SHE/HER)


University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Amelie is a medical student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is a national organizer with White Coats for Black Lives, working to address racism in medicine. She is interested in adolescent medicine and queer health. She writes nonfiction and poetry. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, New Ohio Review, Roanoke Review, Stoneboat, The Hippocrates Prize Anthology, and The Medical Student Press Journal. She has 0 dogs but wants 1 million.
Twitter: @AmelieMeltzer.


Emerson wheeler (they/them)

assistant director for member recruitment

Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont

Emerson is currently a second year medical student at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. They studied Kinesiology in undergrad, conducting research on pediatric physical activity and concentration. Their interests include pediatrics, neurology, transgender healthcare, and disability justice. In their endless free time, they love making medical school memes (follow @larnercollegeofmemes!), swimming, playing tuba, baking banana bread, and hanging out with their pet rats. Emerson can be reached at @mwhe18 on twitter, or emerson.wheeler@med.uvm.edu.


Jez marston (HE/HIM/THEY/THEM)

associate member

Weill Cornell Medicine Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program

Jez is a second year MD/PhD student in the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan Kettering Tri-Institutional program.


leanne ho (they/them)

Point Foundation undergraduate intern

University of Oklahoma

Leanne is an undergraduate senior at the University of Oklahoma, where they study English Literature and serve as the LGBTQ Program Advisory Board Chair. Leanne has also contributed to LGBTQ advocacy through the Point Foundation Scholarship and the Victory Institute Congressional Internship. They are currently applying to medical school with plans to become a physician and policy advocate who serves marginalized populations, including immigrants, people of color, and transgender and gender non-conforming folks. In their free time, Leanne enjoys writing, rock climbing, and watching cooking shows with the intensity of football fans. Twitter: @leannekmho