Executive Board


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Brendan Parent 


College: Arts and Sciences

Major: Chemistry

Minor: Human Development

Hometown: Pelham, NH


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.


Nico Modesti

VP of Programming

College: Agriculture and Life Sciences

Major: Biological Sciences

Hometown: Syracuse, NY

Nico joined Phi Delta Epsilon as a part of the Rho Class in his freshman spring. In addition to being involved with PhiDE, Nico also serves on the Executive Board of his social fraternity and Cayuga's Watchers. He also is passionate about Global Health, as he is involved in the Global Health Student Advisory Board and a TA for NS 2600. Nico has truly met some of his best friends through PhiDE, and is excited to bring that energy to future programming events. Outside of academics, you can find Nico exploring the Ithaca restaurant scene (his favorite? Gola Osteria) or walking backwards across campus giving tours!

Clara Deley

VP of Recruitment

College: Human Ecology

Major: Nutritional Sciences

Hometown: Palos Verdes, CA


Clara joined PhiDE in Spring 2020. She joined PhiDE to find a group of close friends who would support and inspire her pre-med journey. Aside from her role in PhiDE, Clara is a research assistant in the O'Brien Laboratory, plays and holds a leadership position on the Cornell Women's Club Soccer team, TA's for Anatomy and Physiology, and is a Human Ecology Ambassador. In her free time, Clara loves to hangout with her friends and practice yoga.


Kyra Kwok

VP of Finance

College: Agriculture and Life Sciences

Major: Biological Sciences

Hometown: New York, NY

Kyra joined Phi Delta Epsilon in the spring semester of her freshman year in the hopes of finding a supportive pre-medical community on campus. PhiDE has introduced her to some of the most diverse and yet like-minded individuals who all share the same passion for medicine. Kyra is thankful for the mentorship and friends that PhiDE has given her and hopes to foster a collaborative environment within the brotherhood as Vice President of Finance and Philanthropy.

Aside from PhiDE, Kyra is an introductory psychology tutor and a general chemistry tutor with the Cornell Biology Scholars Program. She is also a part of American Cancer Society at Cornell and the Cornell University Deaf Awareness Program. Kyra works with Dr. Moeller in an ecology and evolutionary biology lab studying the relationships between vertebrates and their gut microbiota. During her free time, you can find her exploring restaurants in Ithaca and playing Mario kart with her friends

Charlotte Jones

Secretary and Risk Management Officer

College: Human Ecology

Major: Human Development

Hometown: New York, NY

Charlotte joined Phi Delta Epsilon in her freshman year. Outside of PhiDE, Charlotte is a Tradition Fellow, a POST (Pre Orientation Service Trip) leader, a program assistant and tutor for Cornell's STEP (Science and Technology Education Program) Program and the Founder and President of Cameradery, a student run photography program for people with cognitive and physical disabilities. Charlotte conducts research in the Cholkids lab studying the effects that the prenatal supplement choline may have on infant development. Off campus, Charlotte works in a pediatric neurology lab at Cornell Weill Medical College. In her free time, Charlotte enjoys baking with his friends, swimming, and photography.