Executive Board



Martina Lopez May


College: Human Ecology

Major: Health Care Policy

Hometown: Greenwich, CT

Apart from being involved in Phi Delta Epsilon, Martina is involved in research on campus. She works with professor Levitsky doing nutrition research focusing on adult onset obesity and she also works with Toshi Kawate in his biophysics lab studying protein structures. Martina is also in Ballet and Books, working with underprivileged kids in the Ithaca community. She is also an organic chemistry tutor. In her free time, she likes to run and hangout with friends.

Hunter Rice

VP of Programming

College: Agriculture and Life Sciences

Major: Biological Sciences

Hometown: Boston, MA

Hunter joined Phi Delta Epsilon in his sophomore fall after transferring from the University of Michigan. In addition to serving as VP of Programming for PhiDE, Hunter is on the executive board of KDSAP(Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program) and AHA(Alzheimer’s Help and Awareness). He is also an undergraduate researcher in the Ellwood Lab studying neuronal dopamine systems. When Hunter isn’t in the lab or class, he enjoys fly fishing, going to the beach, or playing/watching hockey and lacrosse. Before serving as VP, Hunter was programming and then social chair for the fraternity. In this new position, he is looking forward to continuing his goal of bring the fraternity closer together while also making it a fun and healthy experience for all its members.

Brendan Parent

VP of Recruitment

College: Arts and Sciences

Major: Chemistry

Minor: Human Development

Hometown: Pelham, MA


Brendan joined PhiDE in spring 2019. PhiDE has given him the opportunity to be a part of an incredible group of people who are committed to achieving a lifetime of serving and making a meaningful difference in people’s lives. As VP of Recruitment, he is looking forward to seeing events come together which give potential new members the chance to get to know the brothers, and also to meet new people who share similar goals for the future. Outside of PhiDE, Brendan is a member of the Cornell Surgical Society, a TA for CHEM 2070, and a research assistant in the O’Brien lab. In his free time, he enjoys reading, hockey, and hiking.

Mitchell Plesser

VP of Finance/Philanthropy

College: Agriculture and Life Sciences

Major: Biological Sciences

Minor: Creative Writing; Business

Hometown: Oceanside, NY

Aside from his role in PhiDE, Mitch is a Biology Student Advisor, a chair for the Cornell Model United Nations Conference, a volunteer in Cornell YOURS (Youth Outreach Undergraduates Reshaping Success), and Treasurer of his Social Fraternity, Phi Gamma Delta. Off Campus, Mitch spends has spent his summers at the Mount Sinai Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism Institute (DOMI), doing both basic and clinical research on type-1 diabetes. In his free time, you can find Mitch spending time with his friends, running on the street, reading, or poorly playing

Joining PhiDE helped him develop a network of life-long friends with similar goals and values. He credits PhiDE for the friends and peer mentors he found who helped him grow and hopes to carry it forward. He looks forward to working on the leadership team, and on providing the entire organization with an array of valuable experiences to develop as pre-medical students.

Alyssa Sheedy

Secretary and Risk Management Officer

College: Human Ecology

Major: Human Biology, Health, and Society

Minor: Gerontology

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Alyssa joined Phi Delta Epsilon during the spring semester of her freshman year. Outside of PhiDE, she is the Vice President of MEDLIFE Cornell, a Human Ecology Ambassador, a member of the Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society, a tutor at Ithaca High School, and was an undergraduate teaching assistant for the Human Anatomy and Physiology lecture and lab courses. Alyssa is particularly interested in women’s health and works under Drs. Canfield and Strupp in the Cornell Maternal Choline and Child Cognition study exploring the relationship between cognition and nutrition during and after pregnancy. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga, exploring the restaurants of Ithaca, and traveling.


Since joining PhiDE, the whole trajectory of Alyssa’s undergraduate career changed for the better. Connecting with like-minded premedical students across Cornell’s campus has provided her with an exceptionally supportive community filled with countless friends. She hopes to keep all brothers and new members connected to the PhiDE community during her time on E-Board.




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