KIN Indiana University

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2022-2023

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Ryan Kokoska

Chapter Director

I’m Ryan, a 4th year medical student at IU School of Medicine, but you can call me Sweet Potato! I founded the Indiana KIN chapter because I’m most fulfilled when sharing my passion for healthy foods with the kids, and hoped to share KIN’s invaluable lessons with my hometown. You can find me running, golfing, snowboarding, or getting far too competitive in the graduate student intramural soccer league!

Mary Grace Ertel

Vice President & Vice Chapter Director

Hi! I’m Mary Grace, better known by the kids as Chickpea. I am in my third year at IUSM and have loved being a part of KIN as both an instructor and in leadership. Seeing kids excited about eating and preparing healthy foods is the best part of Kids In Nutrition. Some of my favorite things to do outside of school are riding my bike, cooking, walking my dogs, and watching sports!

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Eric Chen

Operations Director

Hey everyone, I’m Eric aka Watermelon and I am a 4th year med student here at IUSM. I started out with KIN at my undergrad UCSD and have loved every second of being involved with it - both with teaching classes and now helping to start a chapter in Indiana with my friends. My favorite things to do are playing soccer, traveling, cooking, exploring places to eat, and watching sports!

Kinsey Bromm

Outreach Director

Hi all! I’m Kinsey, also known in KIN as Strawberry. I am a 3rd year medical student at IUSM and love being involved in an organization like KIN! It has been amazing to see how it has grown in the few years I’ve been a part of it. Outside of KIN and school, I enjoy painting, traveling, cooking, and spending time with my family and friends (pets included)!

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Taylor Luster

Development Director

Hi everyone, I am a 3rd year medical student at IUSM! I am super excited to work as the director of development for KIN as nutrition has been so important to me. I think that education is the most important foundation, and nutritional education is imperative to begin learning at a young age. My hobbies include hiking, cycling, soccer and traveling (I have been to 30 countries)!

Neel Bhagat

Finance & Co-Research Director

Hi all, I’m Neel, a 4th year medical student at IU School of Medicine! I’ve learned so much about the huge role that maintaining healthy nutrition plays in my life, and I love to help my local community learn about nutrition as well. In my free time you can find me enjoying the outdoors through cycling, mountain biking, motocrossing, and doing triathlons.

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Sophia Joseph

Research Director

Hi! I’m Sophia! I’m a 4th year medical student at IU School of Medicine. I am so proud to be part of an awesome organization such as KIN. I love the mission of starting healthy eating and learning at a young age. My favorite things to do are finding new healthy recipes to fuel my week and spending my extra time with friends and family!

Beau Mansker

Education Director

Hello! I’m Banana Beau and I’m a second year medical student at IUSM. I joined KIN my first year but my interest in nutrition started much earlier as I struggled with weight as a kid and studied nutrition in college. My favorite part of teaching is seeing how excited the kids get to see us after our first few visits. Outside KIN and school, I love to golf, make posts on my food instagram (@chef.beauardee), run, and spend time with friends and family!

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