Meet the Officers
Dr. Karen Rattan | Faculty Advisor
Lynna Van '19 | President
Lynna (pronounced "lee-nuh") grew up in small-town Chelsea, Oklahoma, and received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Tulsa. Lynna is passionate about dentistry because the profession encompasses all aspects that she desires in a career: science, art, entrepreneurship, community, and the ability to go into academia. When she's not spreading ASDA fever, you can find her at a vintage market, in her home craft studio, or accumulating gnarly bruises from clumsy falls.
Uzma Hajiyani '19 | Vice President
Uzma Hajiyani has always considered herself as a child of the world as she is ethnically Indian, yet born in Kenya and raised in the United States. She attended the University of Oklahoma for her Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and graduated in 2015. Although she has lived in 3 different continents already, she still has a love for travel and hopes to one day explore the world. Her main passions in life are traveling, serving the underserved, and (of course) dentistry!
Brittany Hand '20 | President-Elect
Brittany grew up in Altus, OK where she has wanted to be a dentist since she was in 6th grade. Dentistry was always appealing because it was the perfect mix of art and science. It was a way to combine her characteristics of loving to help people, communicating well, and wanting to make a difference. She attended Texas A&M University where she graduated in 2015 with her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. When she isn’t studying and being active in ASDA and other organizations, she loves to spend time with her husband and dogs, friends, and family.
Mary Temple-Goins '20 | Vice President-Elect
Mary attended Oklahoma State University where she obtained a B.S. in Animal Science: Animal Biotechnology Technology. When she is not in school, she enjoys spending time with family, friends and of course her husband Michael and her 5 fur babies (4 dogs and a cat). After graduation, she and her husband will return to her home community of Pauls Valley, OK where she can practice dentistry while helping manage her family cattle ranch, Temple Ranches.
Zack Siegler '19 | Treasurer
Zack grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is a graduate of Villanova University where he got his BS in Biology and a business minor. He is now a third year dental student at the University of Oklahoma. Zack chose dentistry because it intersects his interests in science, teaching and helping the community. In his free time, Zack enjoys hanging out with his family, friends and dog Judge as well as playing tennis, golf and basketball, cooking, Bonita fishing and listening to rap music.
Karla Rios '19 | Secretary
Karla is a first generation Mexican American, born and raised in south Oklahoma City. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Oklahoma City University. What motivated Karla to pursue dentistry was her passion for healthcare, her community, and the insufficient amount of Spanish speaking dentists. She wishes to practice in the community she grew up in and hopes to be able to bridge the language barrier. In her spare time, you can find Karla spending time with her family, checking out the latest movies, or lounging by the pool with friends.
Schuyler Pracht '19 | Vendor Coordinator
Schuyler (pronounced like "Skyler") grew up in a small town in southern Oklahoma. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University where she got her B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She is now a third year dental student at the University of Oklahoma and loves every aspect about her profession. She is looking forward to using her skills to serve her community and bring smiles (literally) to many faces. In her spare time, you can find her on week long hikes with her family or surfing behind any boat that will pull her.
Tuan Tran '19 | Vendor Coordinator
Tuan grew up in southern California but has lived in the OKC metro for most his life. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma where he received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Multidisciplinary Studies. Tuan enjoys traveling to new destinations with his wife every chance he gets, sharing meals with his friends, golfing, playing video games and binging on Netflix.
Olivia Pogodzinski '19 | Legislative Liaison
Olivia is a native of Wisconsin, where she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in vocal performance. When not in school, Olivia enjoys traveling, cooking, baking, yoga, attending bluegrass festivals, chatting with friends back home, and singing opera.
Eric Parsons '19 | Publications Editor
Eric is from Woodward, Oklahoma, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.S. in Chemical Biosciences. Dentistry appealed to Eric because of the required combination of a scientific background and manual dexterity. When not working Eric enjoys reading, writing, golfing, lifting weights, traveling, playing video games and hanging with his dog, Lucy.
Blake Campbell '19 | Membership Coordinator
Blake Campbell (also known as Sam, Sam Blake, or Sblake) was born and raised in northeastern Oklahoma. After graduating from Tahlequah High School, he attended the University of Oklahoma where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology. When not at school, Blake enjoys spending time on the lake, traveling, watching OU football, and hanging out with friends.
Terrick Washington '19 | Historian
Terrick Washington was born and raised in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s Degree in Musical Arts. In his free time, Terrick enjoys spending time with his family, making music, watching football, and playing video games. Terrick loves dentistry because it combines artistry with the opportunity to improve someone’s well-being.