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Prehealth Liaisons

The Pomona Prehealth Liaisons are a dynamic student-led group aimed to assist students interested in all Prehealth careers. Our Liaisons serve as mentors to the Prehealth track. They host events including medical school tours, de-stress events, pre-registration schedule planning, community-building events, and healthcare seminars. The Prehealth Liaisons can be reached at

Ja’Nea James ’21

Ja'Nea is a senior Gender and Women’s Studies major at Pomona. She was born and raised in Alabama (#RollTide) by a family full of women. While growing up, she spent a tremendous amount of time with her grandmother, a former CNA, due to her mother's intense work hours. She became interested in the healthcare field from watching her grandmother tend to people in need and hearing stories about her grandmother's passion to care for others. She herself has become passionate about healthcare in the black community, especially Reproductive Justice. In addition to being a Prehealth Liaison at Pomona, Ja'Nea is a QSC partner, Biology research assistant, and a Tour Guide. In her free time you can catch her on her bike or longboard, having intuitive discussions with her friends, reading, or watching reruns of Living Single and NCIS.

Christabel Egemba ’21

Born in Nigeria but raised in Miami, Florida, Christabel is a senior majoring in Chemistry and plans to minor in Theater. She spends a lot of her time serving as a Resident Advisor, mentoring the general chemistry class and volunteering at Pomona Valley Hospital. She plans on pursuing a MD/MPH. Her passion for medicine is driven by her interest in healthcare and her passion for working with underserved populations. In her free time, she enjoys writing and playing basketball.

Kofi Osei-Opare ’22

Kofi is a Ghanaian-Canadian junior who is majoring in Molecular Biology and minoring in French. This year, he is a Prehealth liaison & mentor, Molecular Biology Liaison, French Liaison, Genetics mentor, part of the Pomona Black Student Union (BSU), and the Office of Black Student Affairs (OBSA). Some of the things that he enjoys the most is listening to music (which is such a wide range, but some of his favourites include RnB and AfroBeats), playing video games, and DANCING. You can always find him doing one of these three activities at any given time or place. In the future, Kofi hopes to attain an MD or MD/PhD to become a cardiologist or cardiothoracic surgeon working somewhere in West Africa.

Jaime A. González ’21

Jaime is a Junior from Dorado, Puerto Rico. At Pomona, he is a member and mentor of the Pomona Science Scholars cohort in addition to being a Speaking Partner for the Writing Center. He is a declared Molecular Biology major and is interested in pursuing an MD/PhD to become a physician-scientist later on. He is fascinated by the physician-scientist career as it consolidates all aspects of translational science for the betterment of human health. His other interests include watching movies (avid movie buff), sports like football (American) and football (international), and beaches (tropical).

Jacob ’22

Jacob is a rising Sophomore from Los Angeles, California, and a potential neuroscience major. He is a member of the men’s water polo team and a leader of the Claremont College’s EMS club. Jacob is a certified EMT and is working with his club to start a student-run on-campus EMS response team. He is pursuing an MD and is interested in pediatrics, emergency medicine, and psychiatry. His other interests include TV, sci-fi movies, and creative writing.

Rebecca Magnan ’22

Rebecca is a Junior from Hollywood, Florida, majoring in Public Policy Analysis and concentrating in Biology. She’s also exploring Art and Gender and Women’s Studies, extremely interested in the role/representation of gender within healthcare/health research. Post-graduation, she plans to pursue an MPH as well as a DO, hoping to one day start an integrative clinic with a community-based care model. On campus, Rebecca is a Posse Scholar, a chemistry mentor, a researcher, and on the Claremont Students for Public Health (CSPH) club leadership. She also has her own jewelry business and plans to hit the ground running again this fall.

Min Kim ’23

Min is a sophomore from San Jose, California, and a potential Economics major. At Pomona, she works to create a strong community of students as a Residential Advisor. She also volunteers for the Americorps Jumpstart Program and her favorite part of her week is visiting local preschool classrooms where she gets to work with children from low income families. Professionally, Min is interested in becoming a physician and combining her interest in economic policies and healthcare to help bring higher quality healthcare to underserved populations.

Elelta Sisay ’23

Elelta is a sophomore and prospective Molecular Biology major from Carol Stream, Illinois. At Pomona, she is a member of the cross country team, a mentor for General Chemistry, and a Pomona Science Scholar. Elelta is passionate about disease research, pathology, and medical disparities, so she is pursuing an MD track to become a doctor. During her free time, she loves drinking coffee, reading, running, and watching crime shows.

Khairat Raji ’23

Khairat is a Nigerian sophomore and prospective Chemistry major from Indianapolis, Indiana. She is a jumper-sprinter on the Pomona-Pitzer Women's Track and Field Team and a Pomona Science Scholar and mentor. She is interested in pursuing an MD or MD/PhD and is very passionate about representation in medicine. She hopes to become a pediatrician in the future. Her other hobbies include singing in choir, drinking boba, and completing ropes courses.