CSRT Student Committee

The mission of the California Society of Radiologic Technologists (CSRT) Student Committee is to provide a representative body of students who are from medical imaging or radiation therapy program within California to enhance the CSRT’s visibility and presence within education.

Goals

  1. Develop a unified voice for effective dialog with the CSRT
  2. Establish and maintain communication and activities that further student awareness of pertinent issues regarding their chosen profession
  3. Enhance faculty and student relationships through involvement in the CSRT
  4. Empower students to take an active role in their educational and legislative experiences toward their future profession

Officers

Samantha Harouni

Student Committee Chair


Samantha Harouni is a Radiologic Technology student at Los Angeles City College. She served as President of the Student Health Advisory Committee at California State University, Northridge from 2018 to 2019, which assesses students’ healthcare needs and recommends policy changes to better meet those needs on campus. Samantha has volunteered in hospital settings for many years. From 2013 to 2017, she volunteered at Cedars Sinai Medical Center’s Neurology, Cardiology, and Oncology/Infectious Disease departments and from February 2020 onward, she has volunteered in the hospital’s emergency room. From January 2018 to December 2019, Samantha volunteered at Valley Presbyterian Hospital’s Radiology Department where she shadowed radiologic technologists and observed many hours worth of clinical work specific to radiologic technology. Samantha is passionate about delivering worldclass patient care and looks forward to working with other members of the CSRT Student Committee who share the same passion.

 

 

Michelle Muench

Student Committee Co-Chair


Michelle Muench is a native of California and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated from Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology & Physical Education. As an undergrad, she studied abroad in Italy for 2 years and fell in love with learning new languages, different cultures, and travel, which in turn after she graduated led to her 20+ year career in the international adventure travel industry. She combined her love of the outdoors, sports, foreign languages, helping people, and travel by leading small groups biking and hiking across Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. She lived and worked abroad for 15 of those years in various countries including Peru, Costa Rica, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, and Italy, speaks Spanish and Italian, and even went to Antarctica as part of her role as the Regional Manager of Trip Operations. In this rewarding career, she researched, developed, and managed over 50+ trip products and collaborated with various low income and remote communities throughout Latin America on projects to help build sustainable local infrastructure. Having lived and worked in various cultures, she has a particular affinity collaborating on cross-cultural teams and holds a great deal of respect for people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.
Since Covid turned the travel industry on its head in 2020, as one door closed, another opened as she seized the opportunity to pivot into a new dynamic career in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. She returned to her love of the sciences and is entering her second year in the DMS Certificate program at the Contra Costa Medical Career College in Antioch, California. Her goal is to become a leader in the Sonography industry after graduating and be able to share her passion of connecting and helping serve other people in her new career. As a professional in the hospitality and service industry, delivering exceptional customer service was the utmost priority, and she looks forward to using this key transferable skill along with her leadership and cross-cultural management skills to succeed in the healthcare industry, where delivering respectful and compassionate patient care is her ultimate goal.
In her free time, you can find Michelle enjoying a great hike, biking, kayaking, doing yoga, cooking Latin specialties, and spending quality time with her family while traveling and exploring new cultures. She is honored to have been selected as the Co-Chair for the CSRT Student Committee for 2022 and looks forward to collaborating and inspiring other Radiologic students to become engaged, grow membership, and bring interesting activities to the group in her new role.

 

 

Sadie Eldredge

Student Committee Secretary


Sadie Eldredge is currently a junior in the professional radiology program at California State University Northridge and is honored to be chosen as the 2022 CSRT Student Committee Secretary. As a member of the cabinet, Sadie is excited to contribute ideas and support to her fellow cabinet members, in addition to the student committee. Her passion of radiologic technology began when she received her first x-ray as a preschooler and was amazed how, with the push of a button, one can view the inside of the human body. Once she realized her ultimate career goal was to become a radiologic technologist, Sadie began focusing on being accepted into CSUN’s BSRS program. After graduating from high school in Livermore, California in 2017, she attended community college where she was named Valedictorian for the Class of 2021. Sadie volunteered in various medical settings during her high school and community college years, including Kaiser’s Radiology Department, Stanford ValleyCare’s Emergency Department, and as a blood donor ambassador for the American Red Cross. Each volunteer experience provided her the opportunity to work with different patients in various settings, during which Sadie strived be a positive influence on each individual. As a student in CSUN’s program, Sadie enjoys applying what she learns in the classroom to the clinical setting and is grateful to part of a program that is truly preparing her to be an essential worker in the medical field. Following graduation and obtaining work experience, Sadie hopes to go back to school to become a Radiologist Assistant. In addition to taking high quality x-rays according to the physician’s orders, Sadie believes patient care is the most important aspect of the medical field and is eager to continue progressing in CSUN’s program toward becoming a radiologic technologist.

 

 

Resources

Student Committee Application Form [PDF]

Student Committee Mission and Bylaws