Our Team

Kevin Jacob

Kevin was born in India, grew up in England and moved to Illinois in 2004. He moved to Chicago in 2013 to attend the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he received a B.S. in Biology and Finance. During his time in Chicago, he founded Pillsense, a startup designed to tackle the problem of medication non adherence. After graduation and before starting medical school, Kevin worked as a consultant.  In his spare time, Kevin enjoys boxing, playing basketball, and watching the Greenbay Packers. Kevin is passionate about medical education, and is excited to work through AdmitRx to empower the next generation of physicians.

Ravi Tyagi

Ravi is from Naperville, IL and received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Saint Louis University. He previously worked with pre-medical students to organize a MCAT course, host mock interviews, and arrange networking opportunities for students, physicians, and engineers. He hopes to use his background working with various student groups to help pre-medical students realize their strengths and achieve their potential. His extracurricular interests include serving as an active member of a local music group, hiking, and volunteering.


Alejandro Gonzalez

Alejandro was born in the south side of Chicago and grew up in Cicero, IL. He is the son of Mexican immigrants and the first in his family to attend a university. In 2014 he earned a B.S. in Chemistry with a Biochemistry emphasis from Loyola University Chicago. During his senior year, his team advanced to the regional semi-finals in the Hult Prize entrepreneurial competition with their project in telemedicine. Before starting medical school, Alejandro worked as a chemist in the injectable-pharmaceuticals industry. He is passionate about motivating the next incoming generations of doctors, especially individuals who are minorities and from impoverished backgrounds. In his spare time Alejandro loves to read, lift weights, and train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Lara Hovsepian-Ruby

Lara was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She obtained her BA in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley before earning a master’s degree in Physiological Science from UCLA. Prior to medical school, Lara worked as a Teaching Fellow to develop and teach an interdisciplinary course examining the sociological implications of human sexual development. She also spent a year traveling and working as a barista.

Justin DesLaurier

Justin was born in Chicagoland and obtained a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In his free time, he enjoys music, cooking, and tennis. Before medical school, Justin worked as an EMT for a private ambulance service.

Ajit Augustin

Ajit was born and grew up in the Chicago suburbs. He received his BA from Northwestern University in Biological Sciences. After working as a medical scribe for a year, he attended University of Illinois at Chicago to obtain his master’s degree in medical physiology. He then worked for a health management company and as a tutor before starting medical school. Ajit loves watching Chicago sports and playing basketball.

Younglak Hong

Younglak was born in Seoul, South Korea and moved to Massachusetts in 1999. He moved to Illinois in 2008. He received a BA in Psychology from Northwestern University in 2017. He has trained as an EMT and worked for several tutoring services. As a child of immigrants to the United States, his passion is in social justice and working with those in need. Through AdmitRx he wants to give others the mentorship and opportunities that he wished he had as a pre-med.

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Victor Qiao

Victor was raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago. He obtained his BS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2018. He enjoys swimming, watching TV, and cooking in his spare time. Victor is passionate sharing his experiences with others, and looks forward to aiding other future physicians at AdmitRx.