About the Event
This is the fourth annual Johns Hopkins Arts for Hearts performing benefit showcase for the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association is America’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Heart disease is the number one cause of death of Americans, followed closely by stroke at number five. Arts for Hearts donations to the American Heart Association will fund innovative research, the fight for stronger public health policies, and critical tools and information to save and improve lives. We all have one heart and only one life.
Arts for Hearts is a dynamic and grand scale event to unite all of Johns Hopkins for a fundraising cause. It is open to all Johns Hopkins and Baltimore community. It will highlight JHU's strong relationship with the Baltimore community in addition to the relationship with all of its campuses. Everyone is welcome!
Arts for Hearts stands for the coalescence of the Arts and Sciences, JHU's campuses and the Baltimore community, and the collaboration of the most vast, dynamic, and multitudinous JHU student groups. Arts for Hearts is an event to raise money for a great cause, to enjoy the community around us, and to spread awareness and hope through heartfelt performances.
About the Founder, Tiffany Eatz
Tiffany Eatz recently graduated from Johns Hopkins University as a pre-med triple major in neuroscience; writing seminars; and medicine, science and the humanities with a minor in theater. She is the founder of Arts for Hearts and former captain of the Homewood Campus American Heart Association Heart and Stroke Walk team. She is a contributor to U.S. News & World Report on behalf of Johns Hopkins Cardiology and has performed research for Johns Hopkins Medicine’s neurosurgery, cancer immunotherapy, and ophthalmology departments. Tiffany is currently an NYC-based actress, singer, dancer, model and choreographer in the TV, film, commercial and music industries during her gap years before medical school. She also currently works for Retroactive Media, a holding for two social apps, Shoudout! and Wuzhear, which donate to various charities including the Red Cross and Make A Wish Foundation.
About the JHU School of Nursing Arts for Hearts Coordinator, Dr. Nancy Goldstein
Nancy Goldstein, DNP, ANP-BC has been a practicing nurse for over 35 years in the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes and University, caring for patients, participating in research, and educating future nurses. She is a nurse practitioner and faculty of the Department of Acute and Chronic Care at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON). She is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Nurses Association/Maryland Nurses Association (ANA/MNA), Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN), and the Oncology Nursing Society.
Life experiences have directed Dr. Goldstein to focus volunteer efforts to the American Heart Association. She is on the Johns Hopkins Heart Walk Steering Committee and Captain of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Heart Walk Team. Several years ago a family member was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, who then underwent multiple surgeries, had complications including a stroke, and eventually ended with a heart transplant. Without the research and advances sponsored by the AHA, much of the opportunities provided to this family member would not have been possible. Thus, fundraising has become a part of life for Dr. Goldstein and her family. She is greatly devoted to working with the Homewood Campus team to produce a successful benefit for the AHA.
About the Heart Committee Directors
Hailing from the West Coast, sophomore Sabrina Chen is a Molecular and Cellular Biology and Neuroscience double major. As she aspires to be a physician, she has developed a strong interest in minimizing health disparities, which has influenced many of her volunteer projects. Sabrina currently interns in the Ewen lab at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, which studies motor learning adolescents with ADHD using EEG technology. Outside of her studies, Sabrina is the Science and Technology editor for the Hopkins News-letter, the co-President of Women’s Pre-Health Leadership Society and the founder of the Humans of JHU Facebook page. In her free time, Sabrina enjoys sharpening her calligraphy skills, taking photos and trying out new recipes.
Stella is a junior majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Psychology. Originally from New Jersey and South Korea, she loves to combine the arts with medicine and is particularly interested in improving the quality of patient care at the hospital. She is actively involved in JHU Musicare and Believe in Art as a board member and currently works as a research assistant at the Johns Hopkins Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, studying the effects of early postnatal anesthesia on the brain. In her free time, Stella likes to dance, record songs, and play the clarinet.
Jenny (Jayhyun) Seo
Jenny (Jayhyun) Seo is a junior majoring in public health and minoring in psychology, and pursuing the pre-medical track. She is currently working as an undergraduate research assistant in Bloomberg and JHMI, where her research focus is in asthma, and patient-doctor communication. In addition to Arts for Hearts, she is actively involved in various organizations on campus, including Sigma Omicron Pi sorority, Community School Initiative, Korean Catholic Community, Alpha Phi Omega, Health Guardians America, and Tribeta. In her free time, she enjoys listening to hiphop music and drawing as part of her unique portfolio.
Krysten Garcia is a Junior studying Behavioral Biology and Psychology. Community service has always been an important part of her life and through Hopkins, she volunteers and raises money for multiple local and national organizations. In addition, she have been dancing since I was three years old and am the Co-President of the tap dance team at Hopkins. She is very excited to be helping coordinate Arts for Hearts, as it is a combination of both of these things she loves!
Ananyaa Sivakumar is a current freshman double majoring in Neuroscience and Medicine, Science and the Humanities from New Delhi, India. On campus, she is also involved with the JHU Ballet Company, Nu Rho Psi, the YO! Baltimore Tutoring Project and SHARE. In her free time, she likes to binge-watch Grey’s Anatomy, sleep and FaceTime her dog. At Arts for Hearts, she’s really looking forward to try out all the different foods that she was responsible for procuring, as the Director of Vendors!
Phillip Sumardi is currently a Freshman at Johns Hopkins University planning to major in Neuroscience and minor in Psychology on the pre-med track. He comes from Atlanta, Georgia and have lived there my whole life. His hobbies include going to the gym and playing basketball. He also likes photography and has been big on graphic design since high school. When he needs to relax, he likes to listen to EDM or rap music. He is very excited to be the assistant director of entertainment this year and look forward to having a great time at Arts for Hearts!
Lauren Alpert is a senior majoring in Public Health Studies from Scarsdale, New York. She is the president of Heart and Stroke Awareness at Hopkins (HASA) and wrote her senior thesis on racial and ethnic disparities in post-stroke depression. She was also a tutor in the Johns Hopkins Tutorial Project for three years and currently serves as an organizer. She loves late-night television, going to the beach, and trying new foods. She is so excited to be involved in Arts for Hearts and raise money for such a meaningful cause!