The Aquifer PA Student Advisory Group is a national board of PA students created to provide essential feedback on Aquifer’s learning tools.

Helping Build the Best Possible Tools for Clinical Learning

Aquifer is in the process of developing new assessments, Integrated Illness Scripts, cases, and other learning tools. Student voices and ideas are critical to ensure that our solutions provide the most value to students.

PA Student Advisory Group members are invited to preview and provide honest, in-depth feedback on Aquifer’s current and developing learning tools, designed to be used in medical and health professions programs across the country. Feedback from this group will be used to optimize the technology and content in our tools, inform communications, and develop training resources.


The Student Advisory Group will work closely with the medical educators of the Aquifer Student Engagement Group, a working group of the Aquifer Educators Consortium, along with the teams developing Aquifer’s new learning tools. The Aquifer PA Student Engagement Group is led by:

Cindy Lord, MHS, PA-C

Cynthia Lord, MHS, PA-C

Aquifer PA Student Engagement Lead

2023-24 Student Advisory Group Members

After a competitive selection process, we are pleased to welcome a strong group of physician assistant students from around the country:

Megan Atkin
Megan Atkin

University of Colorado

Jessica Elderkin
Jessica Elderkin

Chapman University

Esteban R Flores
Esteban Flores

Northern Arizona University

Amy Frosch
Amy Frosch

Gannon University

Paige Pielet
Paige Pielet

Case Western Reserve University

Sophi Scarnewman
Sophi Scarnewman

Stanford University of Medicine

2022 Student Advisory Group

Aquifer thanks the members of our 2022 PA Student Advisory Group for all of their feedback and insights:

  • Ovanes Abramyan, Touro University California
  • Sahana Arkalgud, Emory & Henry Physician Assistant program
  • Heath Austin, Case Western Reserve University Physician Assistant Program
  • Ashley Cox, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Lan Crofton, Case Western Reserve University Physician Assistant Program
  • Aydan Heavner, Campbell University
  • Alison Horne, DeSales University
  • Zina Jenny, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Jennifer Levin, Pace University Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Program
  • Ntina Pappas, Emory & Henry PA Program
  • Adriana Russo, DeSales University
  • Jessica Sandstrom, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science