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OUR TEAM

OUR HISTORY

We are originally four medical students attending the University of Utah School of Medicine. We love Anki, but found it very difficult to use at first. We originally made a few videos to help our classmates and eventually decided to keep making tutorials so we could share with all Anki users worldwide. Many of us are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and all of us believe that serving others is what brings true happiness. We hope you enjoy everything we have put together for you!

ABOUT US

Nick & Meg

CO-FOUNDERS

Nick graduated from BYU with a degree in Neuroscience after serving a 2 year proselyting mission in Taiwan. He still loves to study Mandarin Chinese in addition to playing Super Smash Bros, swing dancing and traveling. He's the voice of most of the AnKing YouTube videos :) He is completing residency in Dermatology at Geisinger in Pennsylvania.
Meghan (the AnQueen) graduated from BYU with a degree in Physical Education. She loves outdoor adventures, ice cream and the beach.
We met on a trip in Israel because we both love to travel the world! Meghan and Nick recently welcomed a baby girl, Sandi, into their family.

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Blake & Lisa

CO-FOUNDERS

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Prior to medical school at the University of Utah, Blake graduated from BYU with a degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Spanish. After medical school, he plans to pursue Vascular Surgery. Beyond education and career goals, he enjoys running, listening to music, and collecting pocket knives. However, the greatest joy in his life is being a father. He loves his little girls, Jane and Hazel!
Lisa graduated from the BYU Nursing program and currently works in women's health. She is planning on continuing her education to become a Nurse Practitioner in Midwifery. She enjoys exercise, crafts, anything outdoors, and all things brith-related. She strives to set an example for her two daughters of what strong women can achieve.

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Tyson

CO-FOUNDER

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Tyson graduated from Brigham Young University in 2018 with a degree in Neuroscience and completed his Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Utah in 2022. While at BYU, Tyson stepped away from his education to serve a two-year proselytizing mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in northeastern Argentina. While there he gained a love for serving others and for the Spanish language. Beyond his educational background and religious beliefs, Tyson is a major sports fanatic, enjoys Marvel and Star Wars movies, takes any excuse to travel, and is always down to talk about Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere. 
Tyson is completing his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California - Irvine with plans to pursue advanced fellowship training in Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiac Electrophysiology.

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Forrest & Olivia

CO-FOUNDERS

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Forrest is pursuing a Neurosurgery residency at the University of Utah. He graduated in Neuroscience from Brigham Young University in 2018. As a San Diego native, he loves surfing, mountain biking, and fly fishing. An interesting fact is that he and Olivia helped start a non-profit that began in Mozambique called HealthLink Cooperative!

Olivia graduated from UVU in Communications, and now works as a full-time mom. She loves cooking, working out, hiking, and spending time with Forrest. They love spending time with their daughter, Penelope!

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Jacob

MEMBER SUPPORT

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I attended Utah Valley University where I received my Bachelors in Biology and also met my wonderful wife. I was blessed with the opportunity to attend Rocky Vista University in St. George, Utah. My decision to attend medical school was driven by my desire to understand, learn, and master anesthesia. Fun fact about me: I have been attacked by a shark before 🦈

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Ethan

MEMBER SUPPORT

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Before starting medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (McGovern Medical School), I graduated from Brigham Young University in 2019 with a degree in Biochemistry. My interests in medicine lie primarily in the field of cancer care and I intend to pursue a position in a radiation oncology residency program. When I am not studying or doing research I love to play my cello, spend time in the outdoors, and play board/card games with my wife and family.

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Logan

MEMBER SUPPORT

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Hey everyone, I'm Logan. I'm excited to be a new member of the Anking team; they've pretty much saved my medical school bacon up to this point, so I'm happy to do a bit to return the favor.  I completed my undergrad in Human Biology at BYU-Idaho, and am currently at UUSOM. I change my mind about specialty depending on the most recent physician I've interacted with, but at the moment I'm interested in Family Medicine.  Just a little bit about me: I am married to my high school "friend zone" and we have two kids. I really like to fish and I enjoy a good slice of yellow cake with chocolate frosting every now and then (or everyday).

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Jon

MEMBER SUPPORT

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Jonathan is a medical student at RVUCOM. Before medical school, Jonathan worked as a Network Administrator and as a Financial Analyst at Sorenson Capital. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Utah Vally University. While attending RVUCOM, he took a gap year to complete a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Utah. He plans to work as a physician and create medical devices. Jonathan enjoys Board games, 3D Printing, Scuba Diving, and Rock Climbing.

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Andrew

SOFTWARE

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I’ve had an intense interest in both medicine and education technology for the past eight years since discovering Anki and flirting with the idea of going to medical school. I am currently a software engineer working in healthcare technology and am reconsidering medical school after feeling inspired again from my experience starting Anki Palace and AnkiHub. I previously provided technical support to Fluent Forever Anki users and have used Anki extensively to study pre-med, music, computer science, and Dutch. I am extremely excited about the potential of education technology to improve the lives of students all around the world!

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Yoonchae

SOFTWARE

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Hello! My name is Yoonchae, and you may know me as BlueGreenMagick. I'm an undergraduate student at Seoul National University planning to major in Computer Science. I'm interested in human cognition and machine learning. I love trying out and learning new things. I've developed several add-ons and made contributions to Anki. I'm excited to work with the AnKing team!

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Daniel

SOFTWARE

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I'm Daniel, a medical student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. I graduated from the University of Tenessee with a degree in Chemical Engineering. I love problem solving, especially in the context of medicine. Over the years I've worked in several roles developing software for clinicians, researchers, and engineers alike. In my spare time I enjoy weightlifting, hiking and working on home improvement projects.

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Jakub

SOFTWARE

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Hello! My name is Jakub and I'm a computer science student at the technical university of Vienna. I'm creating add-ons for Anki and use it myself for my studies, but also to learn various other things for example Russian and cyber security. I like programming, running and strategy games.

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Abdulla

MASTERY COURSE

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Hey everyone, My name is Abdulla! I’m a third year student in Virginia, currently doing rotations. Before med school, I got my biology degree from UVA, and I took 2 gap years to work as a scribe. During my gap years, I did a lot of stand-up comedy and even hosted my own show. Beyond medicine, I’m very passionate about beatboxing, which I have been doing for almost 10 years. I’ve traveled to a few beatbox battles around the country and even competed once! I love to help other students when I can, and I’m excited to be a part of the team!

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Guillem

MASTERY COURSE

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Hello! My name is Guillem Palau Salva. My first name is William in English language. My last name is Palau, can you guess the meaning? Palace!  I'm a PhD student in Biomedicine from Barcelona, Spain. I have been using Anki since 2009 and contributing to the project since 2016. I am an avid learner. I used Anki to learn a broad range of topics, particularly for my formal college studies and Japanese language. I’d be thrilled to contribute with all the wisdom I accumulated across the years about Anki, mnemonics and efficient learning methods which are not that intuitive.

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Matt

MASTERY COURSE

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Hi! My name is Matt and I’m from Salzburg, Austria. I pursued a bachelor’s degree in software engineering before I decided to start studying medicine at MedUni Vienna. Back then, Anki played a major role in my preparation for the entrance exam and I’ve been obsessed with that piece of software ever since. When I’m not hacking away on Anki note templates or trying to help out in the forum, I like to engage in various sports: kickboxing, skiing and paragliding are some of my favorites. I’m very excited to help spread the love for Anki to a broader audience over the coming years!

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David

SOCIAL MEDIA

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👋🏼 Hi everybody, I’m David! I’m a med student about to begin my third year rotations in Arkansas. During undergrad I initially pursued computer science, but ended up falling in love with exercise science and earning my bachelors degree from BYU.
Outside of medicine, I dedicate a lot of my time towards trying to embarrass my kids at their soccer games #number1fan😆 I also enjoy playing basketball, disc golf, hiking and cycling 🚴🏽‍♂️💨.
I’m really excited to be helping other students and to contribute to this incredible community!

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Marissa

MARKETING

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Hey everyone, I’m Marissa! I personally could not survive medical school without Anki and I am excited to help work on the AnKing social media team in order to teach other students about Anki and share tips and tricks. For my undergraduate degree, I majored in Biology and Global Health at WashU. I am currently a second year medical student at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, playing soccer, going to workout classes, hiking, shopping, and going to brunch!

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Luís

DESIGN

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Hello, everyone. I'm Luís, a third-year medical student at the Federal University of Parana, in Brazil. I'm passionate about statistics, computer science and educational psychology, with a special interest in spacing effect and active recall, the foundations of our beloved Anki. During the last few years, I have acquired a lot of experience with the software, and I even had the opportunity to teach an extension course at my university about it.
I really enjoy studying philosophy and mythology, that's why I created a YouTube channel about those subjects. I ended up gaining a lot of background in graphic design and audiovisual editing, one of my jobs around here! Besides that, I love sculpting, watching anime, and learning languages.

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Trish

MARKETING

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Hello! I am Trish the Fish! I am originally from Alexandria VA and graduated from Virginia Tech in 2018 with a degree in Biology. While in Undergrad I was blessed with the opportunity to study abroad in Antarctica and assist in research looking at the bird penguin  populations. I am currently an OMS3 at VCOM, where I met my handsome boyfriend Christian. We are currently living in Abingdon VA completing our core rotations. When Im not slamming the space bar I love to run, do yoga, and cheer on the Hokies!

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