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TUSDM Class of 2025 (D25)

Welcome to the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine’s Class of 2025’s Dental Central page! In the continuation of the pandemic, we stay eager and inspired to begin our careers as future dentists. Our class is filled with unique and bright students looking to make a difference in this world one smile at a time. Follow our class on Instagram to check out what we are up to @tuftsdental2025

D25 Class Exec Board

Tyrone Reese – Class President

My name is Tyrone Reese, II and I am blessed with the privilege to be the D25 Class President.  I was born in Jackson, MS and raised in Douglasville, GA. I attended Jackson State University where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance with a minor in Chemistry in 2016. In May 2021, I earned a Master’s degree in Biomedical Science from Mississippi College. Outside of studying, I enjoy cooking, drawing, reading and basketball. I have dreams of one day opening a park and a school. Our class is special and I am honored to serve for us.

Kaylin Theis – Class Vice President

My name is Kaylin Thies and I have the honor and joy to be the Vice President of the D’25 Class. I am originally from the Bay Area, California. I moved to Waco, Texas to attend Baylor University where I received a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience in 2017. I then completed a Masters in Biomedical Sciences at Mississippi College in 2021. I enjoy hiking, cooking, and exploring Boston with my husband and friends. I am so grateful for this opportunity to serve my class and I look forward to all the memories we will make together.

Pamela Espinoza – Class Secretary

My name is Pamela Espinoza, and I am the Class Secretary for the Class of 2025! Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, I live with my parents and 5 siblings. I have a twin sister and I am 22 years older than my youngest sister! In 2019, I graduated from Villanova University with a double major in Spanish and English. After undergrad, I went on to complete two years of graduate school before starting my dental school journey at Tufts! As a former Spanish interpreter for a law firm, I hope to use my Spanish to help the Hispanic/Latinx community with their dental needs. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my loved ones and exploring the amazing places Boston has to offer.

Mariah Sarkissian – Class Treasurer

My name is Mariah Sarkissian and I’m originally from Rhode Island. I’ve spent the last decade or so in Boston, so I consider myself a local. I earned my bachelor’s degree in archaeology from Boston University and my master’s degree in biomedical sciences from Mississippi College. In my spare time I work on perfecting new recipes, explore new places, and enjoy all the seafood New England has to offer! Feel free to approach me with any questions, concerns, or if you just want to chat.

I am honored to be the D’25 Treasurer. Our unique class deserves to have proper representation and to be heard by administration—I promise to live up to your expectations as a member of the D’25 executive board and make it a fun few years!

D25 Committee Representatives

Patient Care Quality Assurance Committee Rep

Alexis Gordon 

Curriculum Committee

Katie Cook

Risk Safety and Infection Control Committee Rep

Matt Wilkinson

Promotions Committee Rep

Octavia Sampson

Ethics, Professionalism, and Citizenship Committee Rep

Christian Hasiotis

Outcomes Assessment Committee Rep

Shouana Vang

Research Committee Rep

Natalie Tran

Student Library Advisory Committee Rep

Riya Nath

ADEA Class Representative

Juhi Vyas

ASDA Class Representative

Emely Vidal

Community Service Liaisons (2-year positions)

Ahmed Fathy

Vanessa Rodriguez

Wellness Committee

Sam Aroura

Sidney MacKinnon