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Meredith Aragon
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I grew up in Montrose, Colorado and then studied Biochemistry at the University of Colorado in Boulder. I'm currently interested in Obstetrics/Gynecology or Pediatrics. I'll be completing my MPH next year and then will return to the med school for fourth year and graduate in 2016.  I live with my husband Gabe and our dog Beans (a chocolate Labrador) in an old house in Park Hill that my husband is remodeling. Outside of school I love running, crossfit, yoga, arts and crafts, gardening, and cooking. 

Laurel McGarry
Laurel McGarry


​Hi all! My name is Laurel McGarry and I hail from the beautiful town of Moscow, Idaho. (No, that's not Iowa. And no, I didn't grow up on a potato farm.) I did my undergrad at the University of Idaho, double majoring in Chemical Engineering and Creative Writing. Obviously that set me on a track to medical school, and I am planning to specialize in Pediatric Neurology. I have a weakness for doing many things outside of school, like cooking, painting, reading, writing, and occasionally sleeping. I've also loved staying involved in my church, and I even got to join a mariachi band last summer on my rural rotation! I am thrilled to be joining the team as a fourth year student advisor, and I look forward to getting to know the awesome members of Conundrum College!

Eric Petersen
Eric Petersen

Hometown: Centennial, CO
Undergrad: Aerospace Engineering - University of Colorado at Boulder
Intended Specialty: General Surgery to either plastics or aerospace medicine
Hobbies: Enjoying the sun, medical technology, writing orchestral music, creative writing
Extra: I want to be a space surgeon, I love teaching and advising, I’m a huge nerd, and I want our college to be the best!

Rebecca Thomson

Rebecca Thomson

I'm so excited to be a Conundrum advisor! I majored in Human Development and Family Sciences at UT-Austin in my hometown of Austin, TX. Hook 'em! I never would have left if they woulda decided to get their new med school finished a bit earlier. I'm also really excited to be pursuing a future career in Family Medicine, and would love to talk to you about why you should go into primary care even when you're in more debt than the house you grew up in was worth, or why rural rotations are the best as a third year med student, even if you don't plan on practicing rurally. If I wasn't in medical school I'd probably want to work on a farm in the Carolinas or Tennessee. I love to cook, think about food, eat, and watch/cry at Parenthood. If you're half as terrified of having moved across the country, surviving anatomy, taking the boards, or pretending like you know what you're doing as a third year I'd love to meet you for a cup of coffee, for happy hour, or for a class at the gym :)

​Helena Winston​

 Golden, Colorado
Undegrad: Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
Ask Me About:  Modern art, Contemporary art, Egyptian art, writing for fun, my former life as a coloring book writer (yes, this is a real job), being a vegetarian who dislikes vegetables, and attempting, but not succeeding in climbing 14ers. Oh! and my (sadly now deceased) wolf-dog.
Carrie Brown
Bob Davies

Jenny Chua-Tuan ​Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Year: PGY 2
Medical School: Texas Tech University
​Ben Goot
​Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology
Year: PGY 6
Medical School: Penn State University

Megan Gossling Specialty: Pediatrics
Year: PGY 3
Medical School: University
of Vermont
Megan Kirkley
Hi! I'm Meg Kirkley, currently a resident in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Colorado and a Resident Advisor in Conundrum College. I'm from North Carolina and did college, medical school and a MPH in Chapel Hill before moving to Colorado in 2011. I couples-matched with my husband Ben, who is a resident in Family Medicine at Rose Medical Center. I'm planning on fellowship in Neonatology, and have broader career interests in medical education and quality improvement. In my free time I love making messes in the kitchen, treating my dog like a human child, and doing stuff outdoors in this lovely state. Except for skiing, which terrifies me.

Ryan Murphy Specialty: Internal Medicine
Year: PGY 2
Medical School: UC San Diego
Ryan Jordan Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Year: PGY 3
Medical School: University of Texas at Houston
Jared Shows
Specialty: Pathology
Year: PGY 2
Medical School:
LSUHSC Shreveport
David Sprunger
Specialty: General Surgery
Year: PGY 1
Medical School: University of Colorado
Taylor Triolo Specialty: Pediatrics
Year: PGY 1
Medical School: University of Colorado
Keith Wells Specialty: Internal Medicine
Year: PGY 3
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Amy Reppert Specialty: General Surgery
Year: PGY 3
Medical School: University of Colorado