AAP Foundation Student Ambassador Program

The AAP Foundation works with periodontal program directors across the country to identify second- or third-year students to serve as AAP Foundation Student Ambassadors. These Student Ambassadors host a lunch program for their fellow residents, and present a PowerPoint presentation about the Foundation. The Foundation provides a budget for lunch, the PowerPoint, and supporting materials. If you’re interested in becoming a Student Ambassador, please contact Dana Camacho, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Current AAP Foundation Student Ambassadors:

  • Cherilyn Kasperian, Augusta University Dental College of Georgia
  • Elizabeth Nesmith, Ohio State University
  • Livia Valverde, Harvard University
  • Marian Antonious, University of Iowa College of Dentistry
  • Megumi Williamson, University of North Carolina
  • Yvette Carrillo, Loma Linda University
  • Amer Azzam Shatta, Case Western Reserve University
  • Amy Reichert, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Ann Decker, University of Michigan
  • Christian Alvarez, University of Florida
  • David Garazi, Nova Southeastern University
  • David Long, Louisiana State University
  • Diana Sedler, University of California Los Angeles
  • Eric D'Silva, University of Rochester
  • Howard Yen, University of Pennsylvania
  • Justin Villanueva, Indiana University School of Dentistry
  • Katie Martin, University of Alabama
  • Kirandeep Arora, University of Missouri Kansas City
  • Lorena Corzo, Boston University
  • Taylor Whitney Newman, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Veronica Guy, University of Maryland
  • Zev Lazarus, Stony Brook University
  • Jeffrey Penner, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Sayuri Yoshizawa Smith, University of Pittsburgh
  • Khashayar Kordbache Changi, Columbia University

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Past Award Winners Update


Congratulations to Satish Kumar, DDS, MDSc, 2013 Educator Scholar and 2014 AAPF Fellow to the ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching and Learning in the Health Professions, who recently accepted a full-time faculty role as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.