MEET OUR OFFICERS

KATHLEEN CONNELLY – PRESIDENT 

Kathleen is a junior majoring in biology, and minoring in business management at the University of Louisville. She is passionate about service and has been the PDS Service Chair since spring of 2018. She has early admission to Louisville’s School of Dentistry, where she plans to attend to follow her dreams of becoming a dentist and serving her community with compassion. She is looking forward to participating in more RAM clinics this semester and encouraging others to volunteer at the Free Smile Clinics. In addition to PDS, Kathleen is a Resident Assistant in Kurz Hall, a Biology Lab TA, and a tutor. In her free time, you can find her cheering on the Cards at sporting events, cycling in spin class, or re-watching many episodes of The Office. Her hopes for the semester are to serve PDS to the best of her ability and work to grow the Society as a whole.


CIANA WASHINGTON – VICE PRESIDENT 

Ciana Washington is sophomore at the University of Louisville majoring in Dental Hygiene. She was raised in the north Chicago suburbs of Illinois where she graduated from Warren Township High School with a graduating class of 2021. She was used to a big city so coming to Louisville made her appreciate what a caring and close community UofL had to offer. In addition to Pre-Dental Society, she is Vice President of her dental hygiene class of 2021, is an advisory board member for dentalcare.com under the umbrella of P&G Oral Health, and is a tutor for biology and chemistry classes. She plans on practicing as a dental hygienist before continuing her education in dental school in hopes of becoming a general dentist. In her free time, she loves to cook, try out fun new hairstyles, and trying out new restaurants in Louisville. She also enjoys volunteering on the weekends at the dental vans and RAM clinics because she loves being able to lend a helping hand.


SCOTLAND STEWART – SECRETARY 

Scotland is a junior majoring in public health, with a minor in biology, at the University of Louisville. She is from Southeastern Kentucky, born and raised in the small town of London. In addition to Pre-Dental Society, she serves leadership roles in Operation Smile, Trew Friends, Zeta Tau Alpha, College Mentors for Kids, Timmy Global Health Chapter, and the Student Organization Advisory Board. Within PDS, Scotland loves volunteering at dental clinics, the Smile KY! program, and RAM clinics. She also works as a dental assistant at a local dental office. Scotland looks forward to returning to London to provide dental care to her underserved community.


SARAH CAWTHON – TREASURER 

Sarah, a Louisville native, is a sophomore majoring in Biology at the University of Louisville. In addition to PDS, she is also involved in Sigma Kappa Sorority, the Honors Program, and is a PAL leader for CHEM 101. Sarah enjoys serving her community and aspires to become a compassionate dentist in the future. In her free time, she enjoys running, cheering on the Cards, eating at Texas Roadhouse, and watching Survivor. This year, Sarah looks forward to getting more involved in service opportunities and participating in RAM clinics.


KAYLYN HUDSON – OUTREACH CHAIR

Kaylyn is a junior 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!


FRANCESCA GUELI – DENTAL HYGIENE CHAIR

Francesca is currently a sophomore majoring in dental hygiene at the University of Louisville. She was raised in Chicago, Illinois northwest suburbs where she graduated from Rolling Meadows High School. She has always had a passion for the dental field from a young age even when she was going through two rounds of braces treatment. In college, Francesca is also involved in Operation Smile and enjoys volunteering at the dental vans. Her goal is to educate children and adults on the importance and impact dental hygiene has the entire body and can have serious consequences if neglected. In her free time, you can find her working out, cooking, or watching MasterChef. She is looking forward to getting more involved in the dental field and creating healthy smiles.


COLLIN BRADLEY – SERVICE CHAIR

Collin is a freshman biology major, plans on pursuing a minor in business administration, and is involved in the honors program at the University of Louisville. He is from St. Louis, Missouri and came to the University of Louisville because of its attractive dental program and wonderful city that has so much to offer. He is part of the ULEAD program and is granted early admission to UofL’s School of Dentistry for the Class of 2027. Collin hopes to bring the members of PDS closer together by finding more ways for the members to be involved in the community. In his free time, Collin is playing intramural soccer, racquetball, playing games with friends, and binge-watching shows on Netflix. Collin is most excited for this new opportunity to immerse himself in the Cardinal and Louisville community in this next semester and the many more to come.


JUNG-WOO HONG – APPAREL CHAIR

Jung-Woo is a sophomore majoring in Biology and minoring in Entrepreneurship and Business Management at the University of Louisville. He was born in New Mexico, but he grew up in Murray, a small town in western Kentucky. Jung-Woo has early admission to the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and he aspires to open his own dental office. He wants to become a dentist skilled in both intercommunication and manual dexterity. Other than being the Apparel Chair for PDS, Jung-Woo is a Resident Assistant for Community Park and a member of UofL’s tennis club. He looks forward to get more involved in PDS and to meet many people interested in dentistry. In his free time, you can find Jung-Woo drawing, painting, skating, making films, practicing piano, and eating SubWay.


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 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.