Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health. 

TUSDM Class of 2024 (D24)


Welcome to the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Class of 2024’s Dental Central Page. Despite starting our dental journeys in a virtual learning environment, we are elated to begin our dental careers and eager to learn. Our class comes from so many different backgrounds spanning all over the world, making us so proud to call our class one of the most diverse in the nation. In addition to striving to be the best dental professionals, we are determined to impact the community around us. We hope you follow along with us as we continue our dental journey. Be sure to check out our instagram page @tusdm24 to stay updated with what the class is doing!
 
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D24 Class Executive Board

Zana HuntClass President 
Zana Hunt hails from the sunny city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida by way of Jamaica. She attended the Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Florida, where she earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2019. Zana has been singing since she was 3 years old and enjoys music, painting, and giving back to her community. She hopes to be a great asset to the field of dental medicine one day. 
Brianna Sammon – Class Vice President 

My name is Brianna Sammon and I have the honor of being the D’24 Class Vice President. I grew up in Syracuse, New York. I received my bachelors in 2019 from St. John Fisher College where I majored in Biology. I then completed a Masters in Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University School of Medicine. When not in school I love to play/watch sports, bake, or explore the city of Boston. My priority is to be there for my classmates as a friend, resource, and advocate. I feel beyond fortunate to be a part of such an incredible, talented and strong class; who has persisted through so much change.

Vidhi DesaiClass Secretary 

Hi everyone, my name is Vidhi Desai and I’m the D24 Class Secretary. I’m from Louisiana, but I was born in India. I did my undergraduate degree in Biology, with a concentration in Marine Biology at Louisiana State University, and my Master’s in Medical Sciences at Mississippi College. I enjoy relaxing and spending time with the people I love the most. I also enjoy being active and exploring around me. I’m honored to represent our amazing D24 Class as its Secretary. I am passionate to serve and help our class to my fullest capabilities.

Debora YoonClass Treasurer

My name is Debora Yoon and I am the D24 Class Treasurer. I was born and raised in Alaska and received my bachelors degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Alaska Anchorage. I then received my Master’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Tulane University in New Orleans. I am so excited to serve as class treasurer and I look forward to meeting everyone soon. Outside of class, I absolutely love spending time outdoors biking, hiking, and especially snowboarding! ”

COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES:

Patient Care Quality Assurance Committee: Bria Etienne 
Curriculum Committee: John Remmes
Ethics Professionalism and Citizenship Committee: Nasreen Saroor
Risk Safety and Infection Control Committee: Areum Son
Student Promotions Committee Rep: Demetrius Flood 
Outcomes Assessment Committee: Nara Lee 
Research Committee Rep: Anna Stephanie Kim 
Student Library Advisory Committee: Aimee Parado
ADEA Student Representative: Brandon Wallace
ASDA Student Representative: Samantha Rivera
Community Service Liaisons (2 positions): Kennedy Moore & Arika Neal-Branch 

D24 Jumbo of the Week

𝙈𝙚𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠’𝙨 𝙅𝙐𝙈𝘽𝙊 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠, 𝙄𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙖 𝙁. 𝙆𝙚𝙮𝙨!

Hometown: Long Beach, CA; Jackson, MS; New Orleans, LA

Position of leadership at TUSDM: SNDA D24 Liaison

Favorite thing(s) about Tufts and/or Boston? My favorite thing about Tufts is that we have access to sooooooo many resources. Every time I turn around, I’m learning about another beneficial resource. 

My favorite thing about Boston most definitely has to be the architecture. My first time in Boston was in 2014 for a graduation and the one thing that constantly stood out was the interesting architecture.

Fun Fact(s) about yourself and/or hobbies? I love my pup, Opal. She really is the dog version of me. I love, love, love, love running and the outdoors. I also put 3 places as my hometown because I was born in New Orleans then moved to CA, but I literally visited/lived in all three places. I have had the beautiful opportunity to be influenced in all ways by all 3 cities as well.