MEET OUR OFFICERS
DANIELLE KLUTTZ – PRESIDENT
Danielle is a junior, a biology major, a Bio242 SI leader, and is involved in the honors program at the University of Louisville. She grew up in a city called Carmel that is just north of Indianapolis, Indiana. She is part of the ULEAD program and is granted early admission to UofL’s school of dentistry for the class of 2024, and aspires to become a compassionate dentist one day. Danielle hopes to eventually specialize once she finds the right niche in dental school. She looks forward to serving the pre-dental society to the best of her ability and is especially excited to volunteer for more RAM (Remote Area Medical) clinics this year. In her free time, Danielle enjoys running in Old Louisville, scuba-diving, watching jeopardy, and eating brunch at Le Moo.
GRANT MAGLINGER – VICE PRESIDENT
Grant Maglinger, a native of Henderson, Kentucky, attends the University of Louisville as a senior Biology major. Grant has early admission to the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, where he plans to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry and follow his heart and dreams to help children across the Commonwealth through providing dental care. One of Grant’s goals in the dental field is to establish a strong program in his hometown and eventually statewide that provides dental care to young students in elementary and middle schools. On campus, Grant is involved in the Pre-Dental Society, the Honors Program, Cardinal Christian Fellowship and is a Resident Assistant in Threlkeld Hall. In the community, you can find Grant at 3rd Avenue Baptist Church on Sundays, cheering on the Cards at football and basketball games, volunteering at the Louisville Dental Society’s Dental Van providing care to those in need, and you can also find him trying new food options and different restaurants in the city. Grant has also found a passion serving the underserved populations of rural Tennessee at various Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinics.
SARAH JAAFAR – SECRETARY
Sarah is a senior majoring in biology, with a minor in psychology, at the University of Louisville. She grew up in Paintsville, a small town in Eastern Kentucky, and has an aspiration to practice in the field of dentistry. She hopes to follow her dreams in providing dental care to rural areas, and serving her community. Sarah loves being involved in campus programs; In addition to being secretary for PDS, she is a member of the Arts and Science’s Student Council, and is an advisor for College Mentor for Kids. She also enjoys volunteering at RAM clinics, and assists with x-rays on Louisville’s Dental van! In her free time, you can find her trying out new restaurants, listening to podcasts, or painting. Her hopes for this year include finding more ways for members to be involved in service activities for the community.
CIANA WASHINGTON – TREASURER
Ciana is a sophomore at the University of Louisville. She was raised in the Chicago, Illinois suburbs where she graduated from Warren Township High School with a graduating class of 1,200. She was used to a big city, so coming to Louisville made her appreciate what a caring and close community UofL has to offer. In addition to Pre-Dental Society, she is involved in MAPS, Operation Smile, TFF, and is a REACH tutor for biology and chemistry. She hopes to become a United States Navy Dental Corpsman and to help those overseas and those in need of dental care in the Chicago area. In her free time, you can find her baking (with the help of her favorite cookbooks by Ayesha Curry and Chrissy Teigen) and trying out new hairstyles. She also enjoys volunteering on the weekends at the dental vans and RAM clinics because she loves being able to lend a helping hand.
KAYLYN HUDSON – OUTREACH CHAIR
Kaylyn is a sophomore and a biology major at the University of Louisville. She has shadowed multiple dentists, been exposed to several specialties, and has experience working as a dental assistant. She always has had a passion for working with people with special needs and hopes to do that one day in her dental career. Kaylyn is an honors student, holds gold membership status in UofL pre-dental society, and also did a semester at the Disney College Program. She is looking forward to a great year and lots of smiles!
GRACE BANAHAN – DENTAL HYGIENE CHAIR
Grace is currently a sophomore majoring in dental hygiene at the University of Louisville. She graduated from Lexington Catholic High School in 2017; although she is from Lexington, she is a big cards fan. Grace loves participating in dental vans, RAM clinics, Smile Kentucky, and other service events, especially those that involve dental work. Her goals include wanting to do more work in underserved areas and wanting to educate children and adults about oral hygiene. Her hobbies include reading, working out, and needlepointing. She is most looking forward to getting more dental hygiene majors involved in the Pre-Dental Society.
KATHLEEN CONNELLY- SERVICE CHAIR
Kathleen is a sophomore majoring in biology, with minors in chemistry and business management at the University of Louisville. She has early admission to Louisville’s School of Dentistry, where she plans to attend to follow her dreams of becoming a dentist and practicing in an underserved area of Kentucky. In addition to PDS, Kathleen is in the Freshmen Lead Program, the honors program, and the Residence Hall Association. In her free time, you can find her cheering on the Cards at sporting events or re-watching many episodes of The Office. Her hopes for the semester are to find more opportunities for service in the Louisville community, as well as to grow the Pre-Dental Society as a whole.
Dr. Joe Jacobi – Louisville Dental Society Liaison
For the past year he has been working with the UofL PDS as the Liaison to the Louisville Dental Society’s Free Dental Van Clinic to give PDS students opportunities to learn dental assisting, x ray certification and networking with the dental community. He emphatically believes that PDS students are important members of the dental community and that opportunities and experiences should be made available to them whenever possible. He works closely with the leadership of the PDS, the dental school and the Louisville Dental Society to bring informative topics, speakers and experiences to the group.
Dr. Jacobi is a graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry. He greatly enjoyed private general practice for 36 years in Jeffersonville, Indiana. His special interest is in esthetics and complex restorative cases frequently involving dental implant prosthetics. He has taken several thousand hours of dental continuing education and awarded status as a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Jacobi is also a Fellow of the American College of Dentists.
He has also been involved in the American Dental Association on the local, state and national level. Dr. Jacobi helped establish a volunteer based dental clinic under the Clark County Board of health for the working poor and has served on many community organizations boards and has been Board Chair of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana.
After leaving full time clinical practice, he has been deeply committed to the nonprofit, WaterStep, developing and supervising the building of water treatment equipment for the underdeveloped world. He has been on water and dental missions to the Caribbean, Central and South America, India, Africa and the Amazon rainforest.