Our Team

The fearless undergraduates at Vanderbilt committed to change in mental health care

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Joseph Sexton, director

Joseph (he/him) is a junior from Cumming, Georgia studying Medicine, Health & Society, Cognitive Studies, and Applied Mathematics. During coursework across his studies, he realized that despite evidence against certain standard practices, there wasn't a place for his professors - historians, anthropologists, psychologists, and neuroscientists - to come together for greater discussion. This is how the VCPC was born! At Vanderbilt, Joseph is also involved as a Resident Advisor (RA), Vanderbilt Effective Altruism, and works in the Clark Lab studying suicide in vulnerable populations. Joseph has been recognized by the Goldwater Scholarship for preeminent work towards improving science, and was also selected as one of ten 2021 Young Mental Health Leaders by Mental Health America.

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Rashmi Jha, co-organizer

Rashmi (she/her) is a junior from Dallas, Texas studying Computer Science and Mathematics. At Vanderbilt, she is involved with Vanderbilt Effective Altruism and is a software engineer at the Vanderbilt Institute for Software Integrated Systems. She is especially passionate about the intersections of science, technology, and mental health.

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Indu Kumar, co-organizer

Indu (she/her) is a sophomore from Chandler, Arizone studying Law, History, and Society. She is involved with the Multicultural Leadership Council and Hidden Dores, and she is passionate about the intersections of climate change and our study of the future; technology and its consequences on social trends; the potential for spirituality and religion to solve modern problems; and learning about movement-building from history.

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Elaine Li, co-organizer

Elaine (she/her) is a sophomore from Cumming, GA majoring in Psychology and Medicine, Health & Society with a minor in Scientific Computing. At Vanderbilt, she is involved with research, Active Minds, Students for Health Equity, Project Outdoors, Partners in Health Engage, and The Slant. In her free time, she enjoys running, playing piano, and reading.

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Christine Shatrowsky, co-organizer

Christine is a sophomore from Annapolis, Maryland majoring in Cognitive Studies and Medicine, Health & Society on the pre-medicine track. She's excited to get involved with VCPC and help foster conversation about critical psychiatry!

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Doah Shin, co-organizer

Doah (she/her) is a junior from Diamond Bar, California majoring in Psychology and Medicine, Health and Society. Outside of VCPC and Active Minds, she is involved in Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science, Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Journal, Students for Health Equity, and the Biggs Lab. She is excited to engage in important conversations and learn more about critical psychiatry at VCPC this year!