HSMBB Board Members


Sheila De La Cruz '22


Sheila De La Cruz

Sheila is a junior in Pforzheimer House.

Isabella Trasolini '23


Isabella is a sophomore at Harvard studying Neuroscience with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. When she isn't in class, she can be found doing research on the development of the nervous system in the Macklis lab. In her free time, she loves writing about mental health, running, and hiking.

Amanda Yang '22

Editor-in-Chief of The Harvard Brain

Amanda is a junior in Quincy House concentrating in psychology with a secondary in molecular and cellular biology. Her primary interest in psychology is human memory, and she is currently conducting research in the Schacter Memory Lab. Outside of class and the lab, Amanda co-directs PBHA's HARTZ program and serves as Quincy's Head IM Sports Rep. She misses pre-pandemic times of playing IM tennis, dancing in AADT, and hanging with friends in the dhall.

William Drew '21

Technology Director

William is a senior in Pforzheimer House concentrating in Computer Science on the MBB track with a secondary in Statistics. He is currently conducting research at the Center for Brain Circuit Therapeutics at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Beyond HSMBB, William also serves as Zoom Czar for the 2020-2021 HMMT season and is a website developer and mentor for CovEd.org.

Larisa Shrestha '22

Adademic Events Co-Chair

Ream Gebrekidan '23

Academic Events Co-Chair

Ream is a sophomore in Lowell House studying Neuroscience on the computational track. He is interested in seeing how computer science can be applied to solve neurological problems. Outside of HSMBB he is also a part of Harvard Ultimate Frisbee, GAMI, and PBHA Alzheimer's Buddies.

Julie Tassinari '23

Social Events Co-Chair

Julie is a sophomore in Dunster House concentrating in Psychology. She is particularly interested in learning about habits, positive psychology, and mindfulness. She is currently conducting research on using mobile apps to improve wellbeing. Beyond HSMBB, she is involved with the Leadership Institute at Harvard College (LIHC), Response Peer Counseling, and the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning.

Jayleen Herrera '23

Social Events Co-Chair

Jayleen Herrera is a Co-Social Chair along with Julie Tassinari for HSMBB. She helps plan engaging and fun social events to get our amazing community excited about MBB. She is from Stratford, Connecticut and currently living off campus with her blockmates in Burlington MA. Outside of HSMBB, Jayleen is passionate about female empowerment, community service, and Latinx empowerment. She is so excited to strengthen this community and get to know everyone.

Riley Hoffman '23

Mentorship Co-Chair

Riley is a sophomore is Pforzheimer House. She loves studying the brain and can’t wait to share that passion in the HSMBB community! Outside of HSMBB, Riley is involved in neuroscience research at McLean Hospital, and she also serves as a PAF for the Class of 2024.

Allison Chang '23

Mentorship Co-Chair

Allison Chang is a sophomore in Winthrop House from San Francisco, California. She is concentrating in neuroscience on the MBB track, with a secondary in History of Art and Architecture. Aside from HSMBB, Allison is a flautist for the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, serves on the boards of HCCF, HCURA, and PBHA HARMONY Mentoring, and is also involved with neurodevelopmental research.