Hello SNDA Family!

My name is Shasen Bates-Smith and I am a third year student at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. I am originally from Los Angeles, and I am a proud alumna of University of California, Santa Barbara. I am honored and elated to serve on the SNDA executive board, and to contribute to an uplifting platform for minority dental students and professionals.

I will be serving as the NDA Representative to the foundation. In this capacity, I intend to serve as the communication liaison between SNDA and the NDA foundation. I will also coordinate the Rites of Passage Ceremony and serve as the chairperson for the Darryl Hawkins Scholarship Program.

I look forward to serving you, and to an enriching and opportunity-filled year. Should you have any questions, concerns, or considerations, please feel free to reach out to me.

Shasen Bates-Smith
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Class of 2023

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