About Us

Yale Chapter of Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students Executive Board


Max Mao (Pauli Murray 2020)

I am a senior from Florence, Alabama majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. Outside of MAPS, I am also a student researcher in Dr. Yong Xiong’s lab. Following Yale, I plan on pursuing a career related to healthcare and medicine. My interest in MAPS began when I first became aware of the lack of support for low-income minority scholars like myself.  Growing up in a socioeconomically under-privileged environment taught me the importance of being resourceful and proactive. Through MAPS, I have been able to offer support and advice to students dealing with the same challenges. 


Brandon Tejada (Benjamin Franklin 2020)

I am a senior from Bronx, New York majoring in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry.  At Yale I am also an undergraduate researcher in the Anderson lab, where I use biochemical techniques to study molecules of pharmaceutical interest.  Overall, I plan on obtaining an MD-PhD to work as a physician scientist in the field of drug discovery research.  I became interested in MAPS because I want to help other minority students at Yale considering a future in medicine by sharing my experiences as a Latino low-income first generation pre-med student who is beginning the medical school application process. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions, I am more than happy to help in any way I can!


Jenesis Duran (Davenport 2021)

I am a junior in Davenport college from Washington, D.C. With my time here at Yale, I plan on double majoring in Neuroscience and the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health, specifically with a pathway in Global Health on a pre-medical track. With this education, I am interested in pursuing a career in medicine and global health. Aside from serving as the Treasurer for MAPS, I am also an undergraduate researcher in the Yogev Neuroscience lab. I got involved in MAPS to connect with the broader community of minority students at Yale interested in pursuing a career in medicine. This experience has proven invaluable, and I look forward to continuing these efforts. 

Operations Manager
Guan Li (Pauli Murray 2020)

I am senior from Oakland, California majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology here at Yale. Outside of academics, I also conduct research in the Craig Crews lab. I first got involved in MAPS because I want to support other minority pre-med scholars here at Yale who may not be aware of the many resources and support systems that are available to them. Through my work as President, I hope to help fortify MAPS as an organization that will equalize the playing field for underrepresented groups in the medical field here at Yale.