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Our Team

Zach Murphy
Zach Murphy
President & CEO
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Zach Murphy
Zach Murphy
President & CEO
Zach Murphy
President & CEO

Zachary Murphy is one of the co-founders of Ninja Nerd and is responsible for preparing, drawing, and presenting the science and medicine lectures. Zach attended Misericordia University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Zach worked at Northampton Community College as a professional tutor in General and Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biology and Anatomy & Physiology where he met his best friends: Rob & Kristin Beach, who are also the co-founders of Ninja Nerd. While tutoring Zach realized the impact he was making with tutoring students at the community college but had this insatiable desire to make a difference in a larger and more global way; that’s where Ninja Nerd blossomed into a special platform that has reached a very large number of students with the ultimate desire to make a difference in academic and clinical advancement.  

Zach decided he wanted to pursue a career in medicine and help make a difference in the lives of others who struggle with various medical conditions. Zach pursued medicine and graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2020 with his masters as a Physician Assistant (PA-C). Zach then pursued a career in intensive care medicine. Zach works in a neuro-intensive care unit and deals with patients with ischemic, hemorrhagic strokes, status epilepticus, brain masses as well as various comorbid medical conditions that complicate their ICU stay. Zach loves every aspect of medicine and science and wants nothing more than to share that love of science and medicine to others around the world as well as help others succeed in their academic and clinical journeys. His personal interests include spending time with his two French bulldogs (Gibbs and McGee) who are his absolute best friends, surfing, swimming, fishing, and of course studying and learning to prepare and spread knowledge in the form of enjoyable and funny videos for Ninja Nerd.

Robert J. Beach
Robert J. Beach
CFO, COO
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Robert J. Beach
Robert J. Beach
CFO, COO
Robert J. Beach
CFO, COO

Dr. Robert Beach received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Desales University after receiving his Bachelor's degree from East Stroudsburg University. However, he originally started with college credits at Northampton Community College where he would meet Zach Murphy and Kristin Popovice while tutoring foundational sciences. Having a unique love for science, medicine and photography came the idea for Ninja Nerd. Rob would film and edit the lectures, Kristin would help illustrate, and Zach would present to people from all around the world.

Upon graduating and receiving his doctorate, Rob worked in his hometown of Bethlehem for a local health network as a Physical Therapist. He worked as a full time Physical Therapist for a year. He soon realized his passion and love for Ninja Nerd and resigned as a Physical Therapist to work full time for the business he helped create. Currently, Rob takes care of operations and finances for Ninja Nerd, in addition to continuing to film and edit lectures to share with students and professionals around the world.

Rob enjoys traveling to Maine to hike in Acadia National Park and visit wineries. He is married to Kristin, Co-Founder of Ninja Nerd and they have four adorable cats!

Kristin Beach
Kristin Beach
Co-Founder
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Kristin Beach
Kristin Beach
Co-Founder
Kristin Beach
Co-Founder

Kristin earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Moravian University. With a love for teaching, Kristin began teaching high school science courses for four years. However, her love for medicine and caring for her community would push her back into school to earn her nursing degree. While pursuing Nursing, Kristin also put her teaching skills to use by tutoring at Northampton Community College where she met Zach Murphy and Robert Beach. Through their friendship and passion for teaching, Ninja Nerd was born.

Presently, Kristin is working towards her Masters of Nursing degree and is an Emergency Room Nurse at a Level 2 Trauma Center. Kristin and Rob got married in 2020 and have four beautiful cats! Kristin is a huge fan of Harry Potter and loves to draw in her spare time. She loves to be outside in the nature hiking or laying in her hammock to read a book.

Mina Ragy
Mina Ragy
CCO
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Mina Ragy
Mina Ragy
CCO
Mina Ragy
CCO

My name is Mina and I am a 5th year medical student from Alexandria Egypt. My favorite specialty is theoretical physics, but it's too little too late for that! I used to find Cardiology a very smart speciality. Later, I found it to be too smart. I also like surgery. Ninja Nerd started making videos as I started medical school, what a companionship! Inspired by my sister (and a little jealous), I have been learning to play the Oud for 3 years now. In my free time I like comedy, satire and laughter in general.

Illustrators

Juhi Gupta
Juhi Gupta
Illustrator
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Juhi Gupta
Juhi Gupta
Illustrator
Juhi Gupta
Illustrator

My name is Juhi and I am a medical student from India, currently preparing for my residency. My desired branches are Neurology and Infectious Diseases and I plan to make my career in one of these as a doctor. As for hobbies- I love to cook, dance, read and hang out with friends and family. My one big dream is to travel the world and see all the places on my bucket list.

Brennan Becker
Brennan Becker
Illustrator
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Brennan Becker
Brennan Becker
Illustrator
Brennan Becker
Illustrator

My name is Brenn, I’m originally from Arizona but currently live in Washington, D.C with my boyfriend, our beautiful dog, and three rambunctious bearded dragons. After traveling around the world and living in Argentina for a bit I decided to take a 180 in my career and am doing my Post-Bacc at University of Maryland with aspirations to become a veterinarian. I’m absolutely in love with medicine and animals and can’t wait to combine both of those professionally. Quarantine life wasn’t much different from my normal life - you can usually find me at home watching an Alfred Hitchcock movie, in a competitive game of Catan or gushing over proposal videos on Youtube (which is where I came across Rob proposing to Kristin and stayed for the quality Ninja Nerd content!) I am so excited I get to continue to expand my knowledge while being a part of the team!

Kitti Déak
Kitti Déak
Illustrator
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Kitti Déak
Kitti Déak
Illustrator
Kitti Déak
Illustrator

My name is Kitti, I'm 21 years old and I live in Hungary. I got my degree in biology at the University of Szeged but I soon realised that I would much rather make a career out of illustration/graphic design. I will take some art classes next year to deepen my knowledge and learn new techniques. I was always very artistic, but I also love science so working on this project with the Ninja Nerds is the best of both worlds.

Benjamín Campusano Díaz
Benjamín Campusano Díaz
Illustrator
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Benjamín Campusano Díaz
Benjamín Campusano Díaz
Illustrator
Benjamín Campusano Díaz
Illustrator

Hi! I'm Benjamín Campusano Díaz, I live in Santiago, Chile and I'm currently in my third year of medicine at the University of Chile. I don't feel attached to a particular area of medicine (I love most of them), but if I had to choose one, it would be emergency medicine, I love the adrenaline. My hobbies include teaching, an attribute that has allowed me to be a semiology assistant at my university. I also like soccer and playing video games.

Mina Lazovic
Mina Lazovic
Illustrator
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Mina Lazovic
Mina Lazovic
Illustrator
Mina Lazovic
Illustrator

Hi, I’m Mina and I’m 20 years old and I’m from Serbia. I’m currently studying 2D Character Design at CG Master Academy, and I hope to continue pursuing art as a career, especially in character design field. I also love books and animals! Some interesting facts about me is that I used to go to IT specialized High School, I am quite passionate about ballet and dance, I am curious and love to learn new things, I have two beagles, and I love Brandon Sanderson’s books… a lot!

Joséphine Palm-Jensen
Joséphine Palm-Jensen
Illustrator
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Joséphine Palm-Jensen
Joséphine Palm-Jensen
Illustrator
Joséphine Palm-Jensen
Illustrator

My name is Joséphine and I am 19 years old and I am studying medicine at Linköping University in Sweden. After my studies, I dream of working as a pediatrician. I would also love to teach future medical students and thereby incorporate my love for illustrating. I am very happy to join the Ninja Nerd team, and see this as an amazing opportunity to help other students achieve their academic dreams!

Amina Kaddouri
Amina Kaddouri
Illustrator
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Amina Kaddouri
Amina Kaddouri
Illustrator
Amina Kaddouri
Illustrator

Hey, I'm Amina, a medical student at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. I love the Lord of the Rings, and once upon a time I actually tried to learn one of the Elvish languages, but unfortunately did not get very far! In the future, I hope to work in Neurology or Paediatrics, but I am still exploring.

Medical Editors

Mina Ragy
Mina Ragy
Chief Medical Editor
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Mina Ragy
Mina Ragy
Chief Medical Editor
Mina Ragy
Chief Medical Editor

My name is Mina and I am a 5th year medical student from Alexandria Egypt. My favorite specialty is theoretical physics, but it's too little too late for that! I used to find Cardiology a very smart speciality. Later, I found it to be too smart. I also like surgery. Ninja Nerd started making videos as I started medical school, what a companionship! Inspired by my sister (and a little jealous), I have been learning to play the Oud for 3 years now. In my free time I like comedy, satire and laughter in general.

Rogie Sabado
Rogie Sabado
Medical Editor
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Rogie Sabado
Rogie Sabado
Medical Editor
Rogie Sabado
Medical Editor

I am a 2nd year medical student from the Philippines. In the future, I want to specialize in Infectious Diseases or Pediatric Oncology-Hematology. I (used to) love reading and watching tennis. Someday I hope to be able to attend live games in the four grand slams.

Sofia Suhada
Sofia Suhada
Medical Editor
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Sofia Suhada
Sofia Suhada
Medical Editor
Sofia Suhada
Medical Editor

My name is Sofia Suhada Mohd Uzir and I’m originally from Malaysia. I am married and have two four-legged kids (aka very adorable cats)! I am currently in my last semester at Alexandria Faculty of Medicine, Egypt. I also run a photography & videography business with my husband as a side income. My dream is to become a specialist in Paediatric Surgery or Cardiac Surgery. But for the time being, I’d love to be able to travel, meet new people and take more photos of the world.

Ilia-Presiyan Georgiev
Ilia-Presiyan Georgiev
Medical Editor
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Ilia-Presiyan Georgiev
Ilia-Presiyan Georgiev
Medical Editor
Ilia-Presiyan Georgiev
Medical Editor

My name is Ilia-Presiyan Georgiev and I live in Varna, Bulgaria. I am currently a sixth year medical student in Medical University “Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov” – Varna. My interest lies in the field of oncology and doing scientific research. In my free time I experiment making 3D models and run a medicine related meme page alongside some friends. When I need to relax I do so with music and board games. One of my greatest passions is traveling. As one Bulgarian poet has said “A human feels like a human when they are on the road”.

Sohani Kashi Puranic
Sohani Kashi Puranic
Medical Editor
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Sohani Kashi Puranic
Sohani Kashi Puranic
Medical Editor
Sohani Kashi Puranic
Medical Editor

My name is Sohani, I'm 20 years old and I live in India! I'm in my 2nd year of medical school at ESIC Medical College, Bangalore. I'm interested in pursuing neurology or neurosurgery, but I'm keeping an open mind because it might be subject to change as I explore other specialties in the next few years. I'm always down for a hot cup of South Indian filter coffee and if I don't answer the phone- I'm most definitely taking a nap!

Aldrich Christiandy
Aldrich Christiandy
Medical Editor
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Aldrich Christiandy
Aldrich Christiandy
Medical Editor
Aldrich Christiandy
Medical Editor

Hello, my name is Aldrich. I'm a medical student from Indonesia. I'm currently honing my teaching skills whilst pursuing my dream to be a cardiologist! Teaching has always been my favorite thing to do whenever there's free time. Sharing knowledge with others is really fun, that's why I'm always enthusiastic when it comes to it! I’m really glad to be part of the Ninja Nerd Team who has the same goal! I'm so excited to help provide medical education for people around the world alongside Ninja Nerd whilst gaining more knowledge.

Gerard Jude Loyola
Gerard Jude Loyola
Medical Editor
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Gerard Jude Loyola
Gerard Jude Loyola
Medical Editor
Gerard Jude Loyola
Medical Editor

I'm Jude, an incoming 3rd year medical student from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. I'm currently interested in organ transplantation, endocrinology and pediatrics. During my free time, I love to watch Netflix shows, read, work out and play with my dogs. In the future, I plan to take my residency and further establish my career.

Ana Guerra
Ana Guerra
Medical Editor
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Ana Guerra
Ana Guerra
Medical Editor
Ana Guerra
Medical Editor

My name is Ana Guerra, I’m 22 years old, and I’m from Mexico. I’m about to start my fourth year of medical school at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara and my goal is to work in the neuroscience and immunology field one day. I’ve volunteered in Nicaragua and India, and I dream about going back one day as a medical doctor. I love coffee, reading, running, and spending time with my puppy! I’m honored to be a part of the Ninja Nerd team and I’m looking forward to help many more students to reach their academic goals!

Maxine Bunao
Maxine Bunao
Medical Editor
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Maxine Bunao
Maxine Bunao
Medical Editor
Maxine Bunao
Medical Editor

Hi, my name is Maxine! I am currently a 4th year medical student (clerk) at the University of the East- Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, here in the Philippines. If given the chance, I would love to pursue my residency in Internal Medicine. As for my hobbies, in my spare time I try to write or watch K-drama’s.

Jan Camille Santico
Jan Camille Santico
Medical Editor
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Jan Camille Santico
Jan Camille Santico
Medical Editor
Jan Camille Santico
Medical Editor

Camille is a medical student from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine (UPCM). After graduating from high school, she pursued INTARMED (Integrated Liberal Arts and Medicine), a 7-year accelerated program for medicine. Her first two years in the program served as her premedical studies, where she took a combination of courses in the arts and sciences. From her third year onwards, she officially started medical school, where she developed an interest in the fields of Physiology, Internal Medicine, and Pharmacology. Aside from academics, Camille also devotes her time to school organizations such as the UP Medical Students’ Society, of which she is the current President, and the UP Med Aces volleyball team. In her free time, she likes to read novels, watch Netflix shows, workout, and spend time with her family. In the future, she plans to enter a residency program to become a clinician and consider entering academia.

Jona Mae Frondoso
Jona Mae Frondoso
Medical Editor
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Jona Mae Frondoso
Jona Mae Frondoso
Medical Editor
Jona Mae Frondoso
Medical Editor

Hi, I'm Jona. I'm studying Medicine at University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines. As for the area of Medicine I like to work in, I keep my options open for I still like to see which specialty I can contribute the most. Pre-quarantine, when I'm not in school, you can usually find me at home playing with our dogs, handcrafting, or watching series/MasterChef. I am very grateful to be part of the Ninja Nerd team, and see this as a wonderful opportunity to help others succeed academically!

Adara Garcia Maestu
Adara Garcia Maestu
Medical Editor
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Adara Garcia Maestu
Adara Garcia Maestu
Medical Editor
Adara Garcia Maestu
Medical Editor

My name is Adara and I’m 20 years old originally from Madrid, Spain. I’m about to start my 3rd year of medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, although I’m originally Spanish! I dream of becoming an Emergency doctor one day and traveling the world. In the meantime I enjoy reading all kinds of books, rollerblading and meeting new people.

Sarah Abimhamed
Sarah Abimhamed
Medical Editor
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Sarah Abimhamed
Sarah Abimhamed
Medical Editor
Sarah Abimhamed
Medical Editor

Hello everyone! I am Sarah from Algeria studying Medicine in Okan University in Turkey. I have just finished my third year and I would love to specialize in Neurology. Making summaries has always been one of my favorite methods of studying and I am delighted to be part of the team to help students like me in studying and achieving their dreams. When not studying, you’ll either find me reading, trying to learn a new language or working on my freelance video editing.

Sofia Centenaro
Sofia Centenaro
Medical Editor
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Sofia Centenaro
Sofia Centenaro
Medical Editor
Sofia Centenaro
Medical Editor

My name is Sofia and I live in Venice, Italy. Currently, I am attending Medicine at the University of Ferrara, and I’d love to specialize in neurology, which I find the most fascinating field to explore. In high school I studied Ancient Greek and Latin, and I’ve always particularly enjoyed helping my peers with extra lessons in Math and Science, singing, and cooking cakes and pizza for my family and friends. It is such a great opportunity to be part of this team and finally contribute to a project that has given me so much!

Christina Perry
Christina Perry
Medical Editor
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Christina Perry
Christina Perry
Medical Editor
Christina Perry
Medical Editor

My name is Chrissy and I am 26 years old from “NEPA”…Northeast Pennsylvania. I am a licensed Physical Therapist working in the outpatient setting. I enjoy working in an outpatient setting as it allows me to treat a variety of impairments and diagnoses across the age spectrum. I have a twin sister, two older brothers, and a goldfish named Fishy. In my free time, you can catch me doing anything outdoors and spending time with family and friends. I am beyond excited to be a part of the Ninja Nerd Team and I cannot wait to see what lies ahead!

Donya Moslemzadeh
Donya Moslemzadeh
Medical Editor
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Donya Moslemzadeh
Donya Moslemzadeh
Medical Editor
Donya Moslemzadeh
Medical Editor

I am 33 years old, and I live in Singapore. I have a Pharm.D. from Iran and have worked several years in the Biosimilars industry. I have decided to make a career change. I’m going to start a Master of Public Health at McMaster University in Canada in September and I am planning to study for PEBC Evaluation Exam as well. I enjoy studying and watching Ninja Nerd Videos especially in the lock-down days they are my past-time activity of choice.  I love cooking and watching THE OFFICE on repeat for the thousandth time.

Uta Huning
Uta Huning
Medical Editor
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Uta Huning
Uta Huning
Medical Editor
Uta Huning
Medical Editor

My name is Uta Hüning and I am from Magdeburg, Germany studying in Košice, Slovakia. I am currently studying Dental Medicine ('23) at UPJŠ Košice (Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice).I want to specialize as an Orthodontist in the future. I Love to train my adopted dog girl Samli, and learning languages, currently Arabic! Moreover can’t imagine a life without my friends and regular sports.

May Perez
May Perez
Medical Editor
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May Perez
May Perez
Medical Editor
May Perez
Medical Editor

I'm May Perez, a second year student taking up an MD-MBA degree program from Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health in the Philippines. I'm interested in cardiology and surgery, but I'm open to where this journey calls me -- just like how I realized that I wanted to become a doctor after I've already graduated from university #trusttheprocess ♡ I love to paint and try other art forms to relax. I love my hedgehog and we kinda have the same sleep schedule.

Abby Xu
Abby Xu
Medical Editor
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Abby Xu
Abby Xu
Medical Editor
Abby Xu
Medical Editor

I am Abigail. I live in the Philippines. I graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of the Philippines Manila. I am currently contemplating whether to start a career in Pharmacy or go to medical school. I am grateful to Ninja Nerd because it has really helped me during my undergrad years and during my review for our licensure exam. Given this opportunity, I am very excited to be a part of the Ninja Nerd Team and expand my knowledge.

Donna Stewart
Donna Stewart
Medical Editor
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Donna Stewart
Donna Stewart
Medical Editor
Donna Stewart
Medical Editor

My name is Donna Stewart and I am from Australia. Before pursuing medicine I was a police officer. I am currently Year 2 MBBS University of Adelaide. Would love to do some sort of term speciality in Cardiac and Anaesthesia, then specialise as a General Practitioner in remote lands. I have coached netball at an elite level, coaching the Northern Territory Australian Netball League team for over eight years. Fun fact – years ago I was in a children’s circus as an acrobat!