The Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program Student Association (BLDSA) at MSU is
a student run organization that provides its members with the opportunity to become
involved in their curriculum and profession.
All students interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical laboratory sciences
are invited to join. Your membership gives you the opportunity to participate in variety
of professional and social activities. These activities include volunteer opportunities,
facility tours and social activities. The goal of these activities is to provide our
members with sufficient background to make career decisions by exploring the diversity
of options available in this field of study.
For information about BLDSA, contact email@example.com.
BLDSA Eboard application
2023-2024 BLDSA Executive Board:
My name is Paige Ormond and I am this year’s president for BLDSA! I am a senior, and
my favorite classes have been BLD 213L, MMG365 and MMG 365L. These classes have been
phenomenal in educating and fostering my lab technique, as well as building rapport
with my classmates. Joining the BLD program has been one of the best decisions I have
made, (other than choosing MSU!) with building core relationships with students and
faculty alike in Kedzie Hall. I am excited to once again be involved with such a fantastic
student association and cannot wait to meet you all!
Hey everyone! My name is Claire and I will be serving as your Vice President for BLDSA
this year. I am in my senior year and my favorite classes in the BLD program are BLD
324 and BLD 435 because I find hematology and blood bank fascinating areas of the
lab! One of the aspects that I love about our program is how close and supportive
all of our students and faculty are and I am looking forward to working with all of
you to continue this environment. I can’t wait to meet you all, please reach out if
you need anything!
Hello, my name is Brooke. I will be serving as secretary this year. My favorite classes so far have been BLD
213L and MMG 365. I was able to make so many new connections and meet new people as
a member of the BLDSA last year and can’t wait to be a part of the eBoard this year!
Hi! My name is Angelina, a senior in the MLS program. I am honored to serve as the
treasurer for BLDSA this year. My favorite part about being at MSU is the close-knit
community the BLD program has established for all of its students. I am eager to meet
more students and share my love for this program through the club :)
Hi everyone! My name is Mija and I will be serving as one of the Event Coordinators!
My favorite course is BLD213L, (it may or may not be because that is the only BLD
course I have taken so far) but it is a wonderful and exciting lab. I am eager to
take more BLD courses this upcoming year. I cannot wait to plan fun and inclusive
events for BLDSA and am thrilled to make connections and support students throughout
their BLD journey!
Hello, I’m Celestial and I will be an event coordinator for the 2023-24 Academic Year.
I’m currently a junior and I plan to follow the MLS route. My favorite class so far
has been BLD 213L. I can’t wait to help plan and attend the BLDSA events this year
and get to know the members!
Hey guys! I’m Sydney, and I will be working as one of your event coordinators for
this upcoming academic year. My favorite BLD course so far has been MMG 365L, because
it helped me discover my passion for microbiology! I’m super excited to be working
with my fellow e-board members to create a multitude of engaging events for everyone.
I hope to meet you all there! :)
Ladymar Rodrigez Torres
Hello everyone! My name is Ladymar, and I will be serving as a member-at-large this
academic year of 2023-24. So far, my favorite course has been BLD 213L, which made
me want to experience new lab skills and fall in love with my major even more. I am
passionate about getting to deeply understand concepts that will further expand my
education in the medical field and get real hands-on experiences, as well. I am excited to meet, and work alongside new people in the BLD program, and contribute
in any way I can. I’m always here to help, so feel free to reach out to me anytime.
Hello everyone! My name is Tony and I'll be serving as a Member-at-Large for this year's BLDSA E-board. Due to the
nature and size of the program, getting to know other classmates and the faculty is
much easier and less intimidating than you might find in other degrees. This is something
that I really enjoy about BLD. I'm super excited to see new faces this fall and hoping
for a fun (and hopefully not too stressful) senior year.
Hi, I am Sydney and I will be serving as a member-at-large. I am a junior in the BLD
program and my favorite classes so far were BLD 213L and BLD 204. These courses have
made me realize just how much I like learning about the human body and lab work. I
am grateful to be a part of BLDSA this year working along with some awesome students
and faculty. I cannot wait to meet you all.
Hi everyone! My name is Katie and I will be a Member at Large for the BLDSA E-board
this year. I am a junior in the BLD program and will be applying for MLS this December.
So far, my favorite BLD class has been BLD 204. There was a lot of important information
that is critical to understand when starting a journey in the medical field. I am
very excited to be a member of the E-Board this year and I am looking forward to meeting
the student members of the BLDSA.
Ms. Michelle Markstrom, BLD Faculty, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Yukari Nishizawa-Brennen, BLD faculty, email@example.com