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Date

8-17-2020

Program

  • Welcome: Katie Berger, Chief Student Affairs Officer
  • Pledge of Allegiance: Eric Pan '21, Student Council President
  • Opening Remarks: José M. Torres, Ph.D., President
  • Opening Remarks: Comfort Akwaji-Anderson, Ph.D., Principal
  • Featured Musical Selection: "The Good Times" by Renzo Ledesma ‘19 and Hieu Nguyen ‘17
  • Keynote Address: Lynn Sosa-Bergeron ‘94
  • Closing Remarks: Comfort Akwaji-Anderson, Ph.D., Principal

Guest Biographies

RENZO LEDESMA ‘19: Mr. Ledesma is a sophomore studying Computer Science and Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At IMSA, Renzo worked with IMSA Student Productions as the Head of Music Technology to produce music, teach music production to others, and help students pursue personal and academic projects involving audio. He also organized SMAC coffeehouses as SMAC co-president, beatboxed with Mod 21, and led STEM workshops as a teacher with IMSA Allies. At the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Renzo is pursuing a combined degree studying the intersection between computer science and music, taking classes in both departments. On the side, he is involved with cultural student organizations, music technology startups, and helps students as a course assistant in the computer science department.

DR. LYNN SOSA-BERGERON ‘94: Dr. Lynn Sosa-Bergeron is originally from the south side of Chicago and graduated from IMSA in 1994. She went on to earn a BS in Biology from Loyola University Chicago and then attended Harvard Medical School where she graduated with her MD in 2002. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in 2005. She then joined the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), a two year applied epidemiology fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during which she was assigned to the Connecticut Department of Public Health. During her time as an EIS officer, she investigated local outbreaks caused by a variety of pathogens including foodborne diseases, Legionella and tuberculosis. She also participated in the response to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, LA in 2005. Since 2007, she has worked at the Connecticut Department of Public Health, where she currently serves as the Medical Director for the Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Tuberculosis Programs and the Deputy State Epidemiologist. For the last several months, she has been helping to lead the epidemiologic response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Connecticut. She lives in East Lyme, Connecticut with her husband David and three children.

HIEU NGUYEN ‘17: Mr. Nguyen is a senior attending Loyola University Chicago, where he studies biology and music. Hieu started writing music from an early age by drawing inspiration from classical piano composers and has grown to incorporate more styles, instruments, and technology in his writing. In 2016, he won the International Torrance Legacy Creativity Award in music composition for an orchestral piece. At IMSA, Hieu used the Music Technology Center to create music for various school projects. In addition, he sang as part of the choir and Mod 21, played with the varsity soccer team, and served on the ASIA executive board. Hieu continues to be deeply engaged in cultural and musical organizations in college while studying and conducting laboratory research in preparation to apply to medical school. In addition to his professional aspirations, he is looking to build his portfolio in the realm of film scoring, having completed several scores for competitions and for his peers.

Eric Pan FY21 Convocation.pdf (39 kB)
Eric Pan '21, Student Council President

Jose Torres FY21 Convocation.pdf (118 kB)
José M. Torres, Ph.D. Convocation Remarks

Torres 2020 Convocation.pptx (591972 kB)
José M. Torres, Ph.D. PowerPoint

Lynn Sosa-Bergeron FY21 Convocation.pdf (44 kB)
Lynn Sosa-Bergeron '94 Convocation.pdf

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