Meet the Team

Taiyeb Rangawalla

President

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Class Year

2018

Major

Finance, Real Estate Management | Pre-Dentistry

Hometown

Plano, TX

What got you interested in business and healthcare?

I believe that business knowledge is often undervalued by healthcare providers, which is why I decided to major in Finance at UT. I hope to use what I learn in McCombs to grow my management, accounting, and interpersonal skills to allow me to effectively manage a private practice of my own one day!

What do you like the most about TXBHA?

My favorite aspect of TXBHA is the number of opportunities each member gets. TXBHA provides so many unique and useful opportunities to its members, whether it may be resume review workshops or insight from professionals in various industries within healthcare!

Favorite class at UT?

My favorite class at UT was definitely Fundamentals of Biochemistry with Dr. Hoffman! I loved learning about all the vitamins and how they play a role in your body's routine function!

Taylor Abercrombie

Vice-President


Class Year

2017

Major

Accounting & Biochemistry | Pre-Medicine

Hometown

Abilene, TX

What got you interested in business and healthcare?

I believe that serving others in a healthcare setting is dramatically different from helping others in any other sector of the service industry simply because there is so much at stake. Healthcare is much more needed and valued, especially when patients are very sick. Also, I believe that a strong business background is needed to provide a quality service. I hope to merge these two interests of mine to better serve my future patients as a physician.

What do you like the most about TXBHA?

I like the community aspect of TXBHA the most. While working through the difficult business and pre-med courses, it certainly helps to have people by your side to support you along the way.

Favorite class at UT?

My favorite class at UT was Financial Accounting. For me, the best part about the class was not the material, but the professor. She had a unique way of teaching concepts in a fun manner that always kept the students laughing.

Noah Whited

Financial Director


Class Year

2018

Major

Masters in Professional Accounting | Pre-Medicine

Hometown

Aledo, TX

What got you interested in business and healthcare?

In America the demand for healthcare reform continues to increase as the costs and accessibility for patients have become out of control. My goal is to become a physician and I believe having a strong background in business will allow me to help make Americas healthcare system better. Also I believe that my business background can help me become a better physician because it allows me to have the know how to run a practice or clinic and work with other business entities in the healthcare sector.

What do you like the most about TXBHA?

TXBHA brings together a unique group of student that no other organization represents. Being able to talk with peers on the same track in school and meet professionals in the business and healthcare sector are my favorite parts of TXBHA.

Favorite class at UT?

Healthcare Systems Managment is one of the most rewarding classes I have ever taken. It is taught by a business and healthcare expert, Dr. Loescher, who gives us the inside look into the faulted healthcare system in America.

Beth Childs

Marketing Director


Class Year

2019

Major

Business Honors Program & Finance | Pre-Medicine

Hometown

College Station, TX

What got you interested in business and healthcare?

My parents and several of my aunts and uncles owned private practices. Growing up, I always rejected the notion that I would follow in their footsteps. However, the more I explore possible careers, the more I admire and appreciate the field of medicine and the study of how successful business strategies can make healthcare more effective.

What do you like the most about TXBHA?

I like the guidance I receive from upper-classmen who are in the same field. I get to hear about their experiences with various professors and, as a result, make better informed decisions when choosing classes and constructing my schedule.

Favorite class at UT?

My favorite class at UT is, by far, Dr. Laude's general chemistry course (CH301 and CH302). He was such a caring, energetic, passionate, and engaging professor. He is likely the best teacher I will ever have.

Celine Lee

Events Director


Class Year

2017

Major

Business Honors Program | Pre-Medicine

Hometown

Katy, TX

What got you interested in business and healthcare?

During a medical mission trip, I saw firsthand that healthcare is a need that is universal and pervasive across culture and time, and my experience left me with a desire to make a tangible impact in the context of healthcare. I also believe that business serves as the foundation for much of what we do, and having a grasp of the managerial, operational, and financial side of healthcare can allow for a greater level of patient care and provide more value for both providers and patients.

What do you like the most about TXBHA?

Coming into college, I was unsure about whether I could pursue both of my interests in business and healthcare and wanted to find a community that embraced both disciplines. Joining TXBHA was one of the best decisions in my undergraduate experience, because I got to meet and befriend likeminded, passionate, and caring people who share the same goals of combining business and healthcare to make a tangible impact on our society.

Favorite class at UT?

I would say MKT 337H with Professor McAlister. This class helped me realize how everyone (a company, organization, individual) has points of difference unique to ourselves, and these points of difference are the tools that allow us to solve a problem better than anyone else can.