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Current Residents

Class of 2020

Leah Goldberg, MD

Hometown: Hillsborough, NJ

Undergraduate institution: Lafayette College

Medical school: Rutgers RWJMS

What made you choose RWJ: The faculty and residents!!

If I weren't a physician, I would be a: food critic.

My first job was: teaching gymnastics to toddlers

I never leave home without: Chapstick

My ideal Saturday consists of: Netflix and cooking.

Last stamp in my passport: Sweden

Last read: Red Rising Trilogy -- must read!

Favorite NJ activity: mix of outdoor and indoor fun activities! Promixity to beaches, NYC Philly, and family.

Favorite board game: Cranium

Hidden talent: holding handstands, Native American hand whistle

Ola Hadaya, MD

Hometown: Princeton, NJ

Undergraduate institution: Rutgers

Medical school: Wayne State University School of Medicine--good ol' Detwah!!

What made you choose RWJ: Awesome patient diversity with good exposure to pathologies, multicultural, lots of things to do in and near the city, strong resident support system. Also, my parents' cats live here and I may or may not be a crazy cat lady soooo....

If I weren't a physician I would be: A CHOCOLATIER

My ideal Saturday consists of: Sleeping and writing/drawing manga style with obnoxious reality TV shows droning on in the background. Also, chocolate.

Next stamp in my passport: Japan or Spain

Next read: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Favorite Disney movie: The Lion King

Claudia Herreros, MD

Hometown: Queens, NY

Undergraduate institution: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Medical school: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

What made you choose RWJ: The people are great, and I love RU

If I weren't a physician, I would be a: Makeup and nail artist.

My first job was a: "Science explorer" at the Newark Museum

Currently listening to: Hasta el Amanecer by Nicky Jam

My ideal Saturday consists of: Hanging out with my friends, adventures in the city, and brunch

Favorite Disney princess: Mulan, because she's a strong independent woman and don't need no man!

Jenani Jayakumaran, MD

Hometown: Princeton, NJ

Undergraduate institution: Monmouth University

Medical school: Drexel University College of Medicine

What made you choose RWJ: I really liked the residents I met during my interview, and Dr. Ebert was one of the most committed program directors I met during the interview process.

If I weren't a physician I would be a: fashion designer.

My first job was: a pharmacy technician in college

Last stamp in passport: Japan

Next stamp in passport: Santorini

Last read: Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Favorite NJ activity: Jersey Shore (Long Branch, not Seaside)

Favorite Disney movie: The Jungle Book, Wall-E, Aladdin, Up -- how can you pick just one?

June Ng

Hometown: Livingston, NJ

Undergraduate institution: New York University

Medical school: University of Colorado School of Medicine

What made you choose RWJ: The residents! They're all the perfect combination of smart, hardworking, and fun!

Currently listening to: Zac Brown Band

Favorite NJ activity: playing ultimate frisbee in Wildwood. And blueberry picking!

Last read: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I'm basically a walking advertisement for this book. Hit me up, Chimamanda!

Hidden talent: I'm crazy good at rock-paper-scissors. And I'm ok at ukulele.

Favorite sports team: Go Broncos! Sorry, Eli.