MD Student Orientation Committee

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NYU School of Medicine’s Student Orientation Committee welcomes new students to the university community and plans and leads social events that are part of your Orientation Week.

Class of 2021 Student Orientation Committee

Each year our Student Orientation Committee compiles an NYU School of Medicine Student Guide to New York City . It contains practical tips on everything from transportation to where to shop and dine to fun activities to do in your leisure time.

Meet the committee members who are available to provide guidance as you adapt to life on campus.


Christina Boada

Christina Boada is a rising second year student at NYU School of Medicine. She grew up in Pittsburgh and then headed upstate to complete her undergraduate studies at Cornell University. When she’s not in class she's usually running, attending a concert, or hiking and rock climbing with friends.

To the Class of 2021, Christina says, "Congratulations and welcome to NYU School of Medicine! You have worked incredibly hard to get here, so make sure you take time during your first year to enjoy yourself and explore all that New York City and the university have to offer. We are here to help you, so please reach out with any questions you may have. I look forward to meeting you all!"

Jayne Caron

Jayne is a rising second year medical student from Cincinnati, and attended Dartmouth College for undergraduate education. She is interested in obstetrics and gynecology and family planning access. She loves taking classes at NYU School of Medicine, going to the gym, reading, podcasting, and eating as much delicious New York City ice cream as possible.

To the Class of 2021, Jayne says, "Welcome! We are so excited to get to know you!”

Alex Estrella

Alex is a rising second year student at NYU School of Medicine. He grew up in Berkley, Massachusetts, and attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst for his undergraduate education, where he studied nursing. His experience working as a registered nurse has led to his interests in emergency medicine, medical education, and social determinants of health. In his spare time, Alex likes to watch Boston sports teams, perform improv comedy, and people watch in coffee shops.

Dave Ge

Dave is part of the Class of 2019. Originally from Montville, New Jersey, he attended Cornell University for his undergraduate education. Dave’s interests include telemark skiing, alpine mountaineering, West Coast swing dancing, improv comedy, and Spartan races.

To the Class of 2021, Dave says, "Invest in meeting and connecting with as many of your classmates as possible, because they will become your lifelong friends and colleagues.”

Austen Hartwell

Austen grew up in Cleveland and went to Fordham University, where she majored in biology and anthropology. At NYU School of Medicine, Austen helps lead the Integrative Medicine Club and the Dermatology Interest Group. Austen is interested in pursuing a career in pediatrics, is participating in the Pediatrics Summer Research Fellowship this summer, and enjoys spending time volunteering in the KiDS Emergency Department. In her free time, Austen enjoys practicing yoga, riding her bike in the city, and reading The New Yorker.

To the Class of 2021, Austen says, "We are so excited to have you join the NYU School of Medicine community. Please reach out with your questions, concerns, or just to introduce yourself. I can't wait to meet you all during orientation!”

Dora Jericevic

Dora is a rising second year student at NYU School of Medicine, who grew up in Houston and spent her high school years abroad in Croatia and Italy. After graduating from Brown University in 2014 with a bachelor’s of science in applied mathematics and economics, she worked as an analyst at Goldman Sachs on their Quantitative Investment Strategies team in New York City. She is passionate about the intersection of medicine, data science, and finance. Her long-term vision is to become a clinician leader and healthcare innovator.

In her spare time, Dora loves to bake, cycle by the water, and explore the city’s art scene. To the Class of 2021, Dora says, "Recognize how amazing this period is—you are meeting new friends and future colleagues, formally embarking on your medical career, and living in New York City. Make the most of it!”

Jing Ye

Jing was born in Beijing, and moved to Toronto when she was seven. She attended the University of Toronto and studied neuroscience and is now a rising fourth year student at NYU School of Medicine. Jing’s medical interests include obstetrics and gynecology (including reproductive choice and infertility), health policy, and global and public health. Outside of studying, her interests are cats, Broadway plays, ice hockey, painting, exploring New York City’s culinary scene, and traveling.

To the Class of 2021, Jing says, "Congratulations and welcome to NYU School of Medicine! This is the beginning of a major journey, but don't worry, you'll have help along the way. If you find yourself lost, don't hesitate to reach out to me, our colleagues, or our wonderful faculty and support staff. Enjoy these upcoming years, as they will be exciting!"

Join the Orientation Committee

For information about becoming involved in future Student Orientation Committee activities, contact Rebecca Novick, student services coordinator, at or 212-263-3930.