NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Emily worked extensively with the senior community as a resident enrichment volunteer in an assisted living and a Hospital Elder Life volunteer at Michigan Medicine. She noticed a lack of personalized connection and engaging programming. A small idea in the back of her mind was the beginning of Perfect Pair! 

Degrees: B.S. International Studies, B.S. Polish, Minor in Biology 

Interests/Hobbies: Nicki Minaj, Michigan football, charcuterie boards, and meticulous planning using Google Drive

Other Involvements: Michigan Medicine Anesthesiology Clinical Research

Fun Fact: Played on the Club Water Polo team at UofM for four years without ever scoring a goal in a game

EMILY LERNER

EMILY LERNER

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

FOUNDER

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Rachel is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan and has been with Perfect Pair since the beginning! She was the Founding President, and is excited to see Perfect Pair continue to grow and impact the lives of those Perfect Pair serves.

B.S.: Neuroscience

Interests/Hobbies: Crafts (particularly painting), hiking, baking, and watching movies 

Other Involvements: Camp Kesem, Reseach in MCDB & Anesthesiology

Fun Fact: One of her ribs is 2x larger than the other from a gymnastics when she was younger

RACHEL ALESSIO

RACHEL ALESSIO

VICE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

FOUNDING U OF M PRESIDENT

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Lizzy is a senior at the University of Michigan and has been an active volunteer with Perfect Pair since the beginning. She loves meeting with her pair, Bobbie Jean, and is excited to take on a leadership role in the organization!

B.S.: Public Health, Minor: Biochemistry

Interests/Hobbies: Hiking/being outdoors, spending time with family, and her dog

Other Involvements: Michigan Daily and Public Health Research at UM

Fun Fact: She has hiked 43/46 mountains in New York and is planning to finish all 46 by the summer of 2022

LIZZY RUEPPEL

LIZZY RUEPPEL

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

EXECUTIVE BOARDS BY UNIVERSITY