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Meet Our Prospective Student Representatives

Our Prospective Student Representatives are a current medical students who play an integral role in a variety of admissions activities and events.

Before Interview Day, they setup the Pre-Interview Day Gathering, where students meet with applicants the night before interview to provide insight into their personal experiences at CU School of Medicine. They also arrange for students hosts for applicants who request to stay with a current medical student instead of at a hotel. 

On Interview Day, the Pro-Reps participate in our Student Panel, which is a question and answer session during lunch for all applicants. Our Pro-Reps also lead Campus Tours, showing applicants lecture halls, small group sessions classrooms, hospitals and other important locations on campus. Second Look Day is another event they are heavily involved in and are key to making the day a great success. 

Our Prospective Student Representatives are essential to our Admissions Team!

Sam Carpentier​

​Hometown: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Before Med School: I graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 2011, and received my Ph.D from the University of Washington-Seattle in 2016.

Fun Fact: I once entered a 11km cross-country ski race having never cross-country skied before. I came in 3rd place in my age group (out of 3).

Lakota Cheek

Hometown: Rendon Texas

Before Med School: I obtained a B.S. in biology from Texas Christian University while working as a scribe. After I graduated I was an EMT on an ambulance service for a year.

Fun Fact: I play the viola and in college I did a concert series in Argentina with TCU's symphony orchestra.

Greta Kreider Carlson

 Hometown: St. Paul, Minnesota

Before Med School: I graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland with a degree in Spanish in 2012. After that, I spent a few years in the desert of Utah working in Wilderness Therapy as well as leading backpacking courses for NOLS! I moved to Denver a couple years ago and became a medical scribe before starting med school.

Fun Fact: I have a rule that I have to go camping at least one night per month, no matter what - I'm pretty sure that I haven't skipped a month for the past four years!

Itzam Marin

Hometown: Campeche, Mexico

Before Med School: I graduated from Colorado State University-Pueblo with a major in Cellular Molecular Bio. Prior to medical school I worked as a scribe for Rocky Mountain Senior Care.

Fun Fact: I played professional soccer before coming to the US. My favorite activity is salsa dancing.

Angela Shimoda

Hometown: Parker, Colorado

Before Med School: I graduated with a degree in neuroscience from the University of Minnesota and then spent a year working as an ER scribe.

Fun Fact: I once ate fried grasshoppers. They were delightfully crunchy.