State Officer Team 2020-2021

The MN HOSA Board, HOSA Advisors, Volunteers & State Director wish to thank our incredible 2020-2021 State Officer team for their work this past year.  While working through a global pandemic, their leadership, resiliency and work ethic remained steady.  These young people will go on to do amazing things in their communities. 
Thank you, team, for your great dedication to MN HOSA!

2021-2022 MN HOSA State Officer team has been selected:

President: Neha Thawani Nanda, Pacelli Catholic School
President-Elect: Sivaani Anandkumar, Shakopee High School
Vice President of Secondary Relations: Mariam Hassan, Lakeville South High School
Vice President of Middle School Relations: Danielle Dake, Shakopee High School
Vice President of Post-Secondary/Alumni Relations: Sami Tesfaye, Eastview High School
Public Relations: Bhavesh Boyapati, Shakopee High School
Secretary: Winni Zheng, Kasson-Mantorville High School

State Officer Team

President: Dawson Clifton - Andover High School 
Hello everyone! My name is Dawson Clifton and I’m thrilled to be your 2020-2021 Minnesota HOSA President. I’m currently a Senior in the PSEO program at Anoka Ramsey Community College and in addition to being your state president, I’m the chapter president for both Andover High School Leo Club and HOSA. Outside of school, I work for Save a Life MN as a part-time first responder at local sporting events and as a Bank of America Summer intern. I also love to give back to my community by volunteering with the American Red Cross, at Mercy Hospital, and with the Medical Reserve Corps. In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, running, canoeing, hammocking, and hiking. In the future, I plan to pursue a career in hospital administration and eventually, work in politics. I’m beyond thankful to be part of such an amazing organization and can’t wait to get to know more of our amazing members this year!
President-Elect: Neha Thawani Nanda, Pacelli High School
Hello, my name is Neha Thawani Nanda and I go to Pacelli High School. I have been a member of HOSA for three years. In my free time, I like to hang out with my friends and enjoy the outdoors. My hobbies include swimming, running, and reading. My hope one day is to work in the medical field to help the underserved.

Vice President of Secondary Relations: Lauren Trygstad, Lakeville North High School
What’s up HOSA peps! My name is Lauren Trygstad and this is my second year as a VP for MN HOSA. I am the proud President of Lakeville North High School’s HOSA program, where I help my 120 members unlock their potential. I hope to one day become an Emergency Medicine Physician, and be able to help those in need. Now onto the fun information, I am the oldest of three and have two younger brother. I am considered the mom friend of my friend group, I write music, and am in a nationally renowned choir, where I sing 1st soprano aka VERY HIGH. Other fun facts are that I am allergic to jeans and Hand Sanitizer, among other things, and I consider HOSA people my family!
Vice President of Post-Secondary Relations: Sena Geleto, Coon Rapids High School 
Hello Minnesota HOSA! My name is Sena Geleto and I have the honor of serving as the VP of Post-Secondary Relations. I am also serving as President at my local chapter, Coon Rapids High School. I am a Senior at Coon Rapids but also do PSEO at North Hennepin Community College, where I will not only be finishing with my highschool diploma but also my Associate's degree by Spring 2021! My future plans are to be a student at U of M-Twin Cities and become a Naturopathic Doctor, where I can combine my passion for both eastern and western medicine. Some fun facts about me are that I speak 5 languages and I'm the oldest of 3 siblings, one brother and one sister. In my free time I read, paint and knit (I know I'm such an old lady!) Since quarantine I've also been doing a lot of cooking and baking. I'm excited for another amazing year with MN HOSA!

Vice President of Middle School Relations: David Wilkens, Burnsville High School
Hello everyone! My name is David Wilkens and I am a senior at Burnsville High School. I joined HOSA because of my love and interest of the medical field. One day I would like to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner so that I can give one-on-one care to patients. A lot of the activities I enjoy consist of being outside. I love to go kayaking, hiking, and camping whenever I get the opportunity. When I am not outside, I enjoy watching Netflix and reading books.

Public Relations: Chau-Mi Phan, Lakeville North High School
My name is Chau-Mi Phan and I am a senior at Lakeville North High School as well as a PSEO student at Inver Hills Community College. I plan on studying neuroscience and behavior for undergrad and going on to become an optometrist. My favorite part of HOSA is being a part of the amazing tight knit community that we have and meeting tons of great people. When I’m not working on school and HOSA you can usually find me in a theatre production, playing instruments, singing, or creating art. A couple more fun facts are that I have 4 older siblings, I love coffee and sushi, and I’m extremely excited to be a part of the 2020/2021 MN HOSA state officer team!

Secretary: Tharun Inturi, Shakopee High School
I am a senior at Shakopee High School this year, this is my 3rd year being in HOSA, and I am very excited to serve as your state secretary this year! I have a huge passion for the medical field, and my ultimate goal is to become a physician one day. Outside of HOSA, I am an avid tennis player, competing in many tournaments throughout the year. I also am a part of my school’s speech team, Wind Ensemble, National Honor Society, and several other activities. I’m excited for a great year!
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