KIN Indiana University

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2021-2022

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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!

Carson Powell

VP,  Education Director

I’m Carson but the kids know me as Rad, short for Radish. I’m a 4th year medical student and aspiring radiologist. I’m passionate about education and enjoy figuring out ways to make learning about nutrition fresh and fun. In my free time you’ll find me running, bouldering, and being Dakota’s Doodle Dad.

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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!

Pete Arnold

Outreach Director

I’m Pete, and I’m a 4th year medical student at the IU School of Medicine! It has been very exciting to be a part of KIN here at IU and see how empowering nutritional education can be. When I’m not KINing or doing medical school things, I love to spend time outdoors. Biking, hiking, snowboarding, surfing…you name it!

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Joey Lenkey

Development Director

Hi it’s Broccoli, or some call me Joey, and I’m in my last year of medical school here in Indianapolis. KIN has been a special place for growth as I continue to explore my nutrition, as well as for fun as I’ve loved seeing kiddos get excited about learning! Outside of KIN and school, I’m usually outside on a basketball or pickleball court, hiking, or volunteering at the garden!

Neel Bhagat

Finance 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!

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