James Choi - DDS Class of 2021
Hi everyone! My name is James Choi and I am currently a 3rd year student at the Pacific School of Dentistry. I grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but I graduated with a Bachelors of Science from the University of the Pacific as a part of the 3+3 pre-dental program. My post grad plans are to practice as an associate or attend a post graduate programs such as a GPR or AEGD. On my spare time from school, I am very active, whether it is playing basketball or going on hikes. I enjoy teaching and helping others out, so being a part of Pre-Dental Bootcamp is a good fit for me. I look forward to helping pre-dental students learn more about dentistry and am happy to answer any questions about interviews and the application process. I look forward to meeting you all and working with you all.
Greg Polonsky - DDS Class of 2021
Hi all! My name is Greg Polonsky and I am a 3rd year here at UoP in the Class of 2021. I grew up in the South Bay and went to community college before transferring to UC Davis where I majored in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a minor in Technology Management. Going through the process of switching colleges halfway through my undergrad gave me a greater appreciation for having a variety of resources available to help me succeed, and that's why I believe that PDB is a great asset for helping to decide if dentistry is the right career for you. At UoP I have also been involved with ASDA, ADEA, SCOPE, and other school events/dental conferences apart from PDB. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have about dentistry, UoP, or anything at all! I look forward to working with you all.
Mehtab Warya - DDS Class of 2021
Hi everyone! My name is Mehtab Warya, and I’m currently a 3rd year at UOP. I’m from Kansas, and I went to UOP’s 2+3 pre-dental program to get my Bachelors of Science degree. At school, I am co-president of the Ortho study club, and I'm also involved in research. I enjoy teaching, and I want to help pre-dental students because I know how confusing and strenuous the journey to getting into dental school can be. I look forward to meeting you and helping you through this process! We’re all here for you so don’t hesitate to reach out to any of us!
Esha Patel - DDS Class of 2022
Hi everyone! My name is Esha Patel and I’m a second year student here at the Dugoni School of Dentistry. I graduated from UOP’s 3+3 pre-dental program in 2019 as a Biology Major, but I am originally from the South Bay Area. In my spare time, I like to go to the gym, paint, and try new food with my friends. At school, I am also involved in the ADEA Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program and serve as the DDS 2022 Ethics Representative. I have always enjoyed teaching and helping students, so I am excited to continue this as a part of PDB. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about the journey to dental school. I look forward to meeting you all!
Sharynne Alfonso - DDS Class of 2021
Hi everyone! I'm Sharynne and I'm a third-year student here at Dugoni. I graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2017 with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a minor in Applied Psychology; however, I am originally from San Diego. I took a gap year before attending dental school where I worked full-time as a dental assistant/office manager while applying to dental school. When I'm not staring at teeth, I enjoy baking sweet treats, watching shows on Netflix, and enjoying my weekends by picnicking at local parks and trying new food in the city! I am also heavily involved with ASDA and helped start the ToothBuds Pre-Dental Mentorship program at Dugoni last year. I truly love helping pre-dental students in any way I can so I look forward to meeting you all and supporting you in your pre-dental journey!
Brandon Golub - DDS Class of 2021
Hi everyone, I was born and raised in Chicago, IL and went to undergraduate at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale. I’ve played sports my whole life and especially love basketball. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
Teri Mitchell - DDS Class of 2021
Greetings! My name is Teri Mitchell and I am a third year dental student at the Univ. of the Pacific School of Dentistry. I am a Bay Area native, born and raised in the East Bay. I attended Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga. and earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics. (HBCU Pride!) After college, I worked for several years before I discovered by passion for dentistry. To pivot my career towards dentistry, I completed the CSU East Bay PHAP Post-Baccalaureate program, and now I am on my to graduate next year! The journey in becoming a dentist is full of high and low moments of discovery, uncertainty, and challenge. Dugoni PDB is here to help guide you. I look forward to being a resource and supporting your exploration of dentistry. I can't wait to meet you all!
Second Year Representative:
Pedrom Mashaw - DDS Class of 2022
Hi all! My name is Pedrom Mashaw & I am currently a 2nd year dental student here at UOP. I grew up in the East Bay before attending Cal Poly, SLO where I majored in Industrial Technology (mixture of business & engineering concepts). I’m passionate about dentistry & love how I can use my hands to better the lives of others! Attending predental events & bootcamps similar to Dugoni PDB was a highlight of my Pre-dental journey as I got to really see what life was like as a dental student. I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for my mentors & experiences from these events, which is why I’m here to help give back. I have lots of experience tutoring, mentoring, & interviewing, & I’d love to help you out at whatever stage you are as a predent. I look forward to meeting you all & don’t hesitate to reach out!
Second Year Representative:
Kelsey Sloane - DDS Class of 2022
I am originally from Northern California. I attended UC Davis for undergrad and Boston University to complete my Masters. When not studying all things dental related I enjoy cooking and traveling.