Meet the current students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Master of Health Services — Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Science — Leadership, Master of Science — Nurse Practitioner and Master's Entry Program in Nursing.

 

Rachel Aguarin

Rachel Aguarin
Contact: raaguarin@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Radiation and oncology

Previous health care experience: Medical scribe for a private medical group in oncology-hematology, volunteer in a same-day surgery center and volunteer for Iglesia Ni Cristo (provides medical aid, food and clothing to needy people)

Candace Aguilar

Candace Aguilar
Contact: cjaguilar@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neuromuscular medicine, women’s health and clinical research

Previous health care experience: Clinical research coordinator and research volunteer at the UC Davis Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) Neuromuscular Research Center; hospital volunteer on the Neuroscience and PM&R floor at UC Davis Medical Center

Cassi Carter

Cassi Carter
Contact: cdcarter@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Labor and delivery (high-risk maternity) and trauma

Previous health care experience: Administrative services intern at a hospital and volunteer in high-risk maternity unit at area hospital

Jennifer Casas

Jennifer Casas
Contact: jacasas@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Pediatrics and access to care

Previous health care experience: Nursing assistant and burn technician at area hospital

Sara Colegrove

Sara Colegrove
Contact: scolegrove@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Critical care, public health and safety, health policy, and geriatrics and healthy aging

Previous health care experience: Licensed physical therapy assistant, community health intern with UC Davis Trauma Prevention and Outreach Program and physical therapy assistant

Brandon Coustette

Brandon Coustette
Contact: bcoustette@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Emergency and critical care

Previous health care experience: Paramedic, flight paramedic, emergency department technician, triage medic and health educator

Amanda Dollesin

Amanda Dollesin
Contact: aldollesin@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Labor and delivery

Previous health care experience: Three-month medical mission trip to the Philippines, radiology department administrative assistant, and volunteer for area emergency department and a care home

Lindsay Fletcher

Lindsay Fletcher
Contact: llfletcher@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Public health

Previous health care experience: Medical assistant for allergy and asthma clinic

Robin Fuller

Robin Fuller
Contact: rcfuller@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Women’s health and reproductive justice, and women’s experience with pregnancy and child birth

Previous health care experience: Home caregiver

Shannon George

Shannon George
Contact: sbgeorge@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Surgical, public health, critical care, and labor and delivery

Previous health care experience: Volunteer for surgical intensive care unit, obstetrics and gynecology clinic and cardiothoracic step-down unit; clinical advocate for community clinic

Yehymisell Gonzalez

Yehymisell Gonzalez
Contact: yjgonzalez@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, neonatal, intensive care unit, cultural competency in the health care setting, underserved populations and reducing health disparities

Previous health care experience: Community health education intern and advocate for underserved patients to obtain preventive care, medications and care with specialists at community clinic; activity assistant at a long-term care nursing facility and volunteer ambassador for area hospital

Alissa Gumbs

Alissa Gumbs
Contact: agumbs@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Family nurse practitioner

Previous health care experience: Certified nurse assistant and volunteer at several hospitals and clinics and also shadowed several health practitioners

Briana Gumbs

Briana Gumbs
Contact: bgumbs@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, family medicine and geriatrics

Previous health care experience: Certified nurse assistant internship, shadowed hospital physician assistant and nurse practitioner, shadowed hospital senior occupational therapist and volunteer assisting physical therapists’ clients with disabilities

Barry Hill, M.P.H.

Barry Hill, M.P.H.
Contact: bchill@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Quality measurement and improvement, critical care, data analytics, information technology and management

Previous health care experience: Certified nurse assistant on a cardiac telemetry floor, emergency room volunteer, telemetry monitor technician, public health research project manager and a research analyst

Katumu Kimbo

Katumu Kimbo
Contact: kkimbo@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Adult medicine, gerontology and palliative care

Previous health care experience: Certified nurse assistant at Sacramento VA Medical Center, volunteer for a cardiac intensive care unit and intern (health information ambassador) for a health library

Wendy Leonard

Wendy Leonard
Contact: wleonard@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Oncology and rehabilitation

Previous health care experience: Aeromedical evacuation technician, certified nurse assistant, home health aide and emergency medical technician

Addie Newby

Addie Newby
Contact: alhinkey@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Mental health, community health and emergency medicine

Previous health care experience: Front office, medical assisting and management in a family practice and urgent care setting; completed emergency medical technician course hours; caretaker for elderly patients, including a patient with Alzheimer’s disease; volunteer and health care administration internship for local hospital; and a financial counselor at area hospitals

Jessica Parker

Jessica Parker
Contact: jmparker@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Geriatrics

Previous health care experience: Activities coordinator for health care center and volunteer for retirement home

Crissi Patel

Crissi Patel
Contact: cpatel@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, family medicine, and labor and delivery

Previous health care experience: Volunteer for local health center

Brooke Peiler

Brooke Peiler
Contact: bapeiler@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Families and children

Previous health care experience: Volunteer in a labor and delivery unit, and undergraduate internship with nurse leader and other health professionals

Lisa Peterson

Lisa Peterson
Contact: lapeterson@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Emergency, surgical and wellness

Previous health care experience: Pain management assistant, orderly and physical therapy assistant

Dee Ann Picon

Dee Ann Picon
Contact: dapicon@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Improving health outcomes for underserved populations; leveraging research, innovative technologies and human-centered design to significantly expand delivery of primary care that is accessible, culturally inclusive and responsive to the needs of diverse individuals and families

Previous health care experience: Manager of nurse case managers and nurse case manager workers compensation, nurse consult general liability insurance with major insurance company, in-home care services care for geriatric patient with dementia, and a licensed vocational nurse for several hospitals, clinics and skilled nursing facilities

Allison Poon

Allison Poon
Contact: appoon@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Women’s health

Previous health care experience: Patient advocate at student-run clinic

Jennifer Popovich

Jennifer Popovich
Contact: jjpopovich@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, emergency medicine and surgery

Previous health care experience: Staff for UC Davis School of Medicine Academic Personnel and Department of Pediatrics and volunteer for hospital post-anesthesia care unit

Sofia Robles Castillo

Sofia Robles Castillo
Contact: slroblescastillo@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Women's health, community health, non-profit organizations, underserved and underrepresented populations

Previous health care experience: Kaiser Permanente Geographic Managed Care Department, WellSpace Health, Internal Medicine and Wellness Therapies, and internship with the Office of the Patient Advocate

Cheyenne Rogers

Cheyenne Rogers
Contact: ccrogers@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Mental health, underserved communities and homeless

Previous health care experience: Certified medical assistant and clinic coordinator (scribe, vitals, street rounds) for free health clinic

Volodymyr Ryzhuk

Volodymyr Ryzhuk
Contact: vryzhuk@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Development of novel and evidence-based therapies as well as utilization of innovative technology in health care

Previous health care experience: Specialist at several UC Davis laboratories

Michelle Tay

Michelle Tay
Contact: mitay@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Family medicine and emergency medicine

Previous health care experience: Medical scribe fellow, volunteer, Spanish interpreter, and also shadowed podiatrist and an ear, nose and throat oncologist surgeon

Lily Tran

Lily Tran
Contact: ldotran@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Pediatrics and neonatal, community health, maternal health, mental health, identifying social and cultural factors to improve access to health care, reducing disparities within access to health care, and researching and applying holistic approaches to provide better patient care

Previous health care experience: Medical biller and liaison to medical group; student assistant for public health department; volunteer for pediatric emergency and trauma at UC Davis Medical Center; and intern at local health group

Hien Van

Hien Van
Contact: htvan@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Community health, women’s health and pediatrics

Previous health care experience: Volunteer for non-profit health program and local hospital and health educator intern with area school district

Victoria West

Victoria West
Contact: vwwest@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: N/A

Previous health care experience: Intern at UC Davis Medical Center, administrative assistant for urgent care clinic and shadow for a medical center

Jasmeen Atwal

Jasmeen Atwal
Contact: jkatwal@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Jose, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, East Bay
Undergraduate major: Health Sciences
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, health disparities, pediatrics
Languages: English, Punjabi
Previous clinical experience: Intern at health care system, employee at nonprofit agency providing free medications to underprivileged patients living with chronic illnesses
Henry Blake

Henry Blake
Contact: hiblake@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Scotts Valley, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of Hawaii, Hilo
Undergraduate major: General Science, Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Intensive care unit, anesthesiology, health policy
Languages: English

JOanna Bustamante

Joanna Bustamante
Contact: jlbustam@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Francisco
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, San Diego
Undergraduate major: General Biology, Human Development
Areas of special interest in health care: Health policy, public health, women's health, pediatrics, reducing health disparities and increasing access to care within underserved communities
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer in an orthopedic acute care department, acute rehabilitation unit and clinics

Lara Butler

Lara Butler
Contact: ldbutler@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Portola Valley, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Oregon
Undergraduate major: Human Physiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Critical care, cardiac, pediatrics, community services support, in-hospital best practice teams
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Certified nursing assistant in cardiac intensive care unit and intermediate medical care unit in a city hospital, including telemetry monitor tech duties with the specialty practice team and pressure injury prevention team; volunteer in medical and mother-baby units at two community hospitals

Rita Cervantes

Rita Cervantes
Contact: reecervantes@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Dinuba, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Health Science Community Health Education
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, especially children; teaching pre-nursing students courses in eliminating health disparities
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer in an emergency nurse assistant in a cardiac care unit, emergency room registration clerk

Irene Cisneros-Fong

Irene Cisneros-Fong
Contact: iecisnerosfong@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Exercise Science
Graduate degree and institution: Master of Science in Exercise Science, California State University, Sacramento
Areas of special interest in health care: Cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac devices, rural populations, geriatrics, underserved populations
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Pacemaker and defibrillator technician, International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners-certified cardiac device specialist, electrocardiogram monitor technician, volunteer in cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs

Loudres Cueva

Lourdes Cueva
Contact: lcueva@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Health Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, women's health, health education, undeserved communities
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Intern in a telemetry unit and health education department, volunteer in emergency department, dialysis technician

Nina Cung

Nina Cung
Contact: nqcung@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Jose, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of California, Davis
Undergraduate major: Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior Psychology
Areas of special interest in health care: Health disparities, pediatrics, underserved communities, health policy and reform
Languages: English, Vietnamese
Previous clinical experience: Clinical research coordinator
Rebecca Dalton

Rebecca Dalton
Contact: rldalton@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Los Angeles
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Business Administration
Areas of special interest in health care: Bringing health care to underserved communities in Sacramento and the Central Valley
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer in-home caregiver and in a pediatric surgical center operating room

Jessica de la Pena

Jessica de la Peña
Contact: jdelapena@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Seattle
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, master’s degree
Education: San Francisco State University, University of San Francisco
Undergraduate major: International Relations
Graduate degree and institution: Master of Science in International and Development Economics, University of San Francisco
Areas of special interest in health care: Labor and delivery, women's health, maternal and infant health disparities, and underserved communities
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer birth doula
Colleen De La Vega

Colleen de la Vega
Contact: cmdelavega@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Richmond, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, underserved communities with a focus on individuals with special needs and mental illness
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency department medical scribe, caregiver at an assisted living facility

Kevin Deniz

Kevin Deniz
Contact: kdeniz@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Hilmar, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science
Education: San Francisco State University, University of San Francisco
Undergraduate major: Environmental Studies: The Urban Environment
Graduate degree and institution: Master of Science in Environmental Management, University of San Francisco
Areas of special interest in health care: Reducing LGBTQ discrimination to health care access, LGBTQ sexual health and crisis services, emergency medicine, environmental health promotion and risk reduction focused on advancing policies to reduce chemical and other environmental exposures
Languages: English, Portuguese
Previous clinical experience: Emergency room and critical care services coordinator, registration and health services volunteer at nonprofit wellness center

Janise Diolula

Janise Diolula
Contact:
jrdiolula@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Vacaville, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: San Diego State University
Undergraduate major: Foods and Nutrition
Areas of special interest in health care: Obstetrics, prenatal health, pediatrics, neonatal intensive care
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Diet clerk at hospital

Oksana Dlugan

Oksana Dlugan
Contact: oadlugan@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Health Science with a concentration in Health Care Administration
Areas of special interest in health care: Health care administration, health education, public health and policy, quality measurement and improvement, ambulatory care, women's health
Languages: English, Ukrainian, Russian
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant intern at an obstetrics and gynecology clinic, volunteer in outpatient surgery, medical scribe in emergency medicine, intern at medical center, lead at nonprofit health foundation

Emerald Francisco

Emerald Francisco
Contact: ejfrancisco@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Seaside, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Gerontology
Areas of special interest in health care: Geriatrics, underserved communities, labor and delivery
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Caregiver at a memory care home, intern at a hospital, volunteer at a hospital, volunteer at assisted living community, intern for assisted care center

Serena Garza

Serena Garza
Contact: smgarza@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Los Angeles
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of California, Santa Cruz
Undergraduate major: Psychology
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved populations locally and globally, geriatric care and health policy
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Worked in an assisted living facility with a focus on physical therapy, provided live-in assistance for an elderly man for the remaining two years of his life

Breanne Harris

Breanne Harris
Contact: bpharris@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Cameron Park, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Areas of special interest in health care: Diabetes, type 1 diabetes and pregnancy, use of technology in underserved communities, improvement of technology utilization in the hospital setting
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Diabetes concierge and patient navigator in pediatric endocrinology, clinical research assistant in pediatric diabetes and artificial pancreas technology, research assistant in psychiatry, telepsychiatry in a primary care setting
Kiana Hood

Kiana Hood
Contact: knhood@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Seattle
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Central Washington University
Undergraduate major: Clinical Physiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, women's health, labor and delivery, underserved communities
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Phlebotomist, volunteer work with underserved populations, volunteer work with pediatric oncology patients through a nonprofit agency, volunteer and shadow experience at level I trauma center
Hsin-Huey Huang

Hsin-Huey Huang
Contact: tifhuang@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Daly City, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, East Bay
Undergraduate major: Health Sciences Pre-Clinical Preparation Option
Areas of special interest in health care: Critical care, intensive care, pediatrics, neonatal, healthy aging and longevity, underserved communities, health disparities
Languages: English, Chinese Mandarin
Previous clinical experience: Hospitality program volunteer, volunteer at rehabilitation center
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Chioma Ibeabuchi
Contact: cibeabuchi@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Jose, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: San Francisco State University
Undergraduate major: Communicative Disorders
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, health disparities
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Certified nursing assistant for a diverse population in many health care settings, registered behavior technician for underserved populations with autism, volunteer for research institute

Karly Kenworthy

Karly Kenworthy
Contact: kkenworthy@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Auburn, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Santa Cruz
Undergraduate major: Human Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, women's health, labor and delivery, integrative medicine
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Intern at naturopathic clinic, intern at a pediatric therapy center

Mona Keramatikhahmasouleh

Mona Keramatikhahmasouleh
Contact: mkeramati@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Tehran, Iran
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services
Undergraduate major: Environmental Health Engineering
Areas of special interest in health care: Geriatrics
Languages: English, Farsi
Previous clinical experience: Certified nursing assistant, volunteer for medical center

Julie Kern

Julie Kern
Contact: julkern@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Novato, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: George Washington University
Undergraduate major: Marketing
Areas of special interest in health care: Global and public health, women's health
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer in a patient fall prevention program, and in an acute care for elders geriatrics unit to help reduce and prevent patient delirium

Maria Lozano Vazquez

Maria Lozano Vazquez
Contact: mlozanovazquez@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Health Science, Community Health Education Concentration
Areas of special interest in health care: Reducing health disparities among underserved communities with an emphasis on Latino and immigrant populations, cultural competency in health care settings, patient advocacy, public health research, pediatric and geriatric care
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer in neonatal intensive care unit, research in maternal health and patient attitudes toward physicians, intern at a nonprofit agency, student assistant in a public health department

Theresa Luong

Theresa Luong
Contact: teeluong@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Francisco
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of California, San Diego
Undergraduate major: Political Science – International Relations
Areas of special interest in health care: Health disparities, underserved communities, women and children, health policy, public health, epidemiology
Languages: English, Cantonese
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer program manager at a nonprofit clinic

Marie Marchetti

Marie Marchetti
Contact: mmarchetti@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: San Francisco State University
Undergraduate major: Kinesiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, surgery
Languages: English, Italian
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer at a children's hospital

Wendy Martinez

Wendy Martinez
Contact: wbmartinez@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Culver City, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles
Undergraduate major: Medical Sociology
Areas of special interest in health care: Labor and delivery, maternal health, pediatrics in undeserved communities, public health, health policy
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer in the cardiothoracic intensive care and trauma intensive care units at a Southern California medical center

Abbey Mast

Abbey Mast
Contact: agmast@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Esparto, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Azusa Pacific University
Undergraduate major: Biology and Chemistry, Allied Health
Areas of special interest in health care: Geriatrics, underserved populations, preventive care, pediatrics
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician, volunteer health scholar in a large hospital, health volunteer on a medical missions trip

Abraham Musallam

Abraham Musallam
Contact: ajmusallam@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Francisco
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, San Francisco
Undergraduate major: Kinesiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Orthopedics and regenerative medicine, traumatic brain injury, socioeconomically disadvantaged communities, HIV and AIDS
Languages: English, Arabic
Previous clinical experience: Advocate for general assistance advocacy project, sports medicine intern, volunteer in physical therapy department, physical therapy and chiropractic aide

Davona Nava

Davona Nava
Contact: dnnava@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Women's Studies
Areas of special interest in health care: Labor and delivery, women, children
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer in labor and delivery unit, assisting nurses and patients, and performing tasks as needed
Jenny Nguyen

Jenny Nguyen
Contact: jevnguyen@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Danang, Vietnam
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Health Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, health disparities
Languages: English, Vietnamese
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer for children’s hospital, unit secretary and certified nursing assistant for assisted living center

Nhatchau Nguyen

Nhatchau Nguyen
Contact: nctnguyen@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Stockton, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Gerontology
Areas of special interest in health care: Reducing health disparities and underserved populations, geriatrics and healthy aging, public health and safety
Languages: English, Vietnamese
Previous clinical experience: Certified nursing assistant at a skilled nursing facility; volunteer with pre-op, intensive care unit, radiology and emergency medicine at a hospital; AmeriCorps Legacy Corps friendly visitor for veterans; caregiver support group facilitator

Peggy Nguyen

Peggy Nguyen
Contact: pdnguyen@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Fremont, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, San Diego
Undergraduate major: Human Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, neonatal, family medicine
Languages: English, Cantonese
Previous clinical experience: Emergency department and nurse unit volunteer at a hospital, American Red Cross volunteer

Arzo Nizam

Arzo Nizam
Contact: anizam@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Fremont, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, East Bay
Undergraduate major: Biological Sciences, Physiology Option
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved populations, diagnostic imaging, family practice, emergency medicine
Languages: English, Farsi
Previous clinical experience: Program coordinator for a hospital volunteer program, medical-surgical telemetry intern, emergency room registrar, caregiver, hospital administrative assistant

Tricia Ota

Tricia Ota
Contact: taota@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of the Pacific, Stockton
Undergraduate major: Sports Medicine
Areas of special interest in health care: Neonatal intensive care, pediatrics, nurse anesthetist, underserved communities
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Certified nursing assistant at senior care center, volunteer in physical therapy and wound care at a hospital, volunteer in physical therapy and occupational therapy at a rehabilitation center, volunteer in outpatient clinic at a children’s hospital

Brenda Owings

Brenda Owings
Contact: bvfernandez@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Ojai, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Areas of special interest in health care: Work with low-income migrant populations and other communities facing health disparities
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Patient advocate, assisting in dental clinics and medical appointments by translating and leading education sessions, volunteer at hospital assisting nurses and certified nursing assistants

Carolina Paredes

Carolina Paredes
Contact: carparedes@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Bay Point, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, East Bay
Undergraduate major: Health Science

Jamie Patricia Pet

Jamie Patricia Pet
Contact: jdpet@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Diego
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of California, Los Angeles
Undergraduate major: International Development Studies
Areas of special interest in health care: Health disparities, underlying determinants of health, underserved communities, women's health, health promotion and prevention, midwifery, health care and health education intervention design and delivery, public health
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: General clinic director, development director and volunteer coordinator for non-government organization in Guatemala, volunteer doula

Linh Pham

Linh Pham
Contact: ltpham@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Hayward, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science

Education: DeVry University
Undergraduate major: Telecommunications Management
Graduate degree and institution: Master of Business Administration, Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University
Areas of special interest in health care: Health disparities, underserved communities, nurse educator in nursing and health care
Languages: English, Vietnamese
Previous clinical experience: Administrative volunteer, medical assistant volunteer, medical assistant at rheumatologist office, job shadow with registered nurse in medical surgery unit

Minh Chau Pham

Minh Chau Pham
Contact: mcmpham@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Houston
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: California State University, Long Beach
Undergraduate major: Child Development and Family Studies
Areas of special interest in health care: Wellness and women's health
Languages: English, Vietnamese
Previous clinical experience: Clinical care extender, volunteer at community health center, job shadow for medical office

Alyssa Pharn

Alyssa Pharn
Contact: apharn@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Oakland, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, East Bay
Undergraduate major: Health Science in Administration and Management
Areas of special interest in health care: Geriatric, community health, neurology
Languages: English, Mien
Previous clinical experience: Utilization management coordinator at a health center, medical assistant at a clinic

Jason Ramos

Jason Ramos
Contact: jegramos@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Olivehurst, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Health Science, Health Care Administration
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, oncology, otolaryngology, health policy
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer at ear, nose and throat clinic

Jenna Ricks

Jenna Ricks
Contact: jcricks@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Carmichael, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Health Science, Community Health Education
Graduate degree and institution: Master of Arts in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Occupational Health
Areas of special interest in health care: Women's health, labor and delivery, intensive care unit, homeless and underserved populations
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer with outpatient surgery center; international certified doula, certified lactation consultant assistant, drug and alcohol counselor with school district

Tess Soper

Tess Soper
Contact: tmsoper@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Walnut Creek, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis and UC San Diego
Undergraduate major: Clinical Nutrition
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, community health, health and nutrition promotion
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Assistant diabetes class educator and medical scribe at a free health clinic, back-office medical technician and manager at a neuropathy clinic, medication technician and caregiver at an assisted living facility, volunteer at a county hospital, student research intern

Octavia Taylor

Octavia Taylor
Contact: otaylor@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Oakland, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, East Bay
Undergraduate major: Health Science, Preclinical Preparation
Areas of special interest in health care: Health policy, cultural inclusiveness, undeserved communities, increasing diversity among nursing staff, increasing access for African-American families and minorities, aging populations, hypertension and diabetes prevention for black families
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: New patient coordinator at medical center, transgender care and chronic wound care referral specialist, surgery scheduler and patient experience advocate for department of plastic and reconstructive surgery, in-home caregiver for patients with dementia and Alzheimer's disease for an agency

Kimberly Tornincasa

Kimberly Tornincasa
Contact: kmtornincasa@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Woodland, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Gerontology
Areas of special interest in health care: Gerontological and geriatric patient-centered care
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: geriatric caregiver supporting people of varying backgrounds, living arrangements and disease; public employee who developed programs for vulnerable seniors in the community

Maria Tran

Maria Tran
Contact: mthtran@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Stockton, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Exercise Biology, Sociology
Areas of special interest in health care: Improving health care access and outcomes for disadvantaged populations, public health
Languages: English, Vietnamese
Previous clinical experience: Personal attendant to adults with developmental disabilities through local nonprofit agency, clinical research experience with academic health center

Misara Bambao, R.N.

Misara Bambao, R.N.
Contact: msbambao@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Gerontology, oncology and holistic approaches to health

Caitlin Buggy, R.N.

Caitlin Buggy, R.N.
Contact: cabuggy@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Pediatrics and pediatric intensive care unit

Nadia Jaimez Carrasco, R.N.

Nadia Jaimez Carrasco, R.N.
Contact: njaimez@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Obstetrics, labor and delivery and women's health

Christina Danis, R.N.

Christina Danis, R.N.
Contact: cspano@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Critical care — research, education and quality improvement in heart disease and pregnancy

Sherena Edinboro, R.N.

Sherena Edinboro, R.N.
Contact: sedinboro@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Advocacy, health education, best clinical practice, health informatics and improving patient outcomes

Rachel Feldman, R.N.

Rachel Feldman, R.N.
Contact: rfeldman@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Emergency and disaster preparedness

Kimberly Hardy, R.N.

Kimberly Hardy, R.N.
Contact: kahardy@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Emergency nursing

Melissa Johnson-Camacho, R.N.

Melissa Johnson-Camacho, R.N.
Contact: mjohnsoncamacho@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Gut flora and the immune system, oncology and effect of poverty on health

Katherine Jordan, R.N.

Katherine Jordan, R.N.
Contact: ksjordan@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Intensive care unit

Stacy McCarthy, R.N.

Stacy McCarthy, R.N.
Contact: slmccarthy@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Disaster preparedness and response, emergency medical services systems and health care access for non-English speakers

Stephenee Molson, R.N.

Stephenee Molson, R.N.
Contact: smolson@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Medical surgical nursing

Trudee Murray, R.N.

Trudee Murray, R.N.
Contact: tmmurray@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Mental health and pediatrics

Julia Pasterski, R.N.

Julia Pasterski, R.N.
Contact: jpasterski@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Orthopedics and trauma

Jennifer Prevatt, R.N.

Jennifer Prevatt, R.N.
Contact: japrevatt@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Perioperative nursing and nursing education

Lauren Rountree, R.N.

Lauren Rountree, R.N.
Contact: lmrountree@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Compassion fatigue, moral distress and burnout

Kayla Sheehan, R.N.

Kayla Sheehan, R.N.
Contact: kssheehan@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Neonatal care and education

Susanna Shkrabak, R.N.

Susanna Shkrabak, R.N.
Contact: sshkrabak@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Identifying and bridging health disparities by implementing interventions in minority geriatric populations that face language and socioeconomic barriers in the health care system

Beverly Smiley, R.N.

Beverly Smiley, R.N.
Contact: basmiley@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Nursing quality of care, emergency nursing and nursing leadership

Monica Tabatabai, R.N.

Monica Tabatabai, R.N.
Contact: mdtabatabai@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Management of chronic diseases in adolescents and increasing incidence of cancer diagnoses in young adults

Andrew Tarquinio, R.N.

Andrew Tarquinio, R.N.
Contact: amtarquinio@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Health informatics, interdisciplinary communication and education

Carter Todd, R.N.

Carter Todd, R.N.
Contact: cgtodd@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Registered nursing and pediatric intensive care

Maribel Vera, R.N.

Maribel Vera, R.N.
Contact: mavera@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Neonatal research, health care disparities and cultural awareness

Christie Williams, R.N.

Christie Williams, R.N.
Contact: cauwilliams@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Cardiac medicine, palliative care and organ donation

Amy Wolfley, R.N.

Amy Wolfley, R.N.
Contact: anwolfley@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Emergency medicine

Megan Barretto

Megan Barreto
Contact: mbarretto@ucdavis.edu

Lisa Craney

Lisa Craney
Contact: lmcraney@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento California
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Art
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Psychology, Nursing
Research area of interest: Utilizing technology to improve communication in the hospital setting
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Pediatric nurse since 2001
Anabelle Dasalla

Anabelle Dasalla
Contact: aldasalla@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Languages: English
Cherrie Demayo

Cherrie Demayo
Contact: crdemayo@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Cebu, Philippines
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, East Bay
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest: Health disparities in immigrant populations, health literacy and how it affects access to care, health policy
Languages: English, Tagalog
Current clinical work: Registered nurse in medicine and telemetry

Eric Ernst

Eric Ernst
Contact: elernst@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest: Administrative policy implementation and improvement of the work life environment for nurses.
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Assistant nurse manager in a hospital cardiothoracic intensive care unit
Lisa Garcia

Lisa Garcia
Contact: lrgarcia@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Vacaville, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Phoenix, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Languages: English, Spanish
Jana Glines-Harvey

Jana Glines-Harvey
Contact: jglinesharvey@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Roseville, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Stanislaus, and Calvary Chapel Bible College
Undergraduate major: Nursing and Biblical Studies
Research area of interest: Cultural inclusiveness – serving patients in a respectful yet impactful way
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Perioperative registered nurse performing patient preanesthesia screenings at a hospital surgical admissions center
Kelly Hamilton

Kelly Hamilton
Contact: khamilton@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: El Dorado Hills, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Northern Arizona University
Undergraduate major: Exercise Science and Nursing
Research area of interest: End-of-life care and hospice, mindfulness in health care, relationship-based care, homeopathic care
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Bedside nurse in an intensive care unit
Rowena Joven

Rowena Joven
Contact:
rvjoven@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Trinity University of Asia; St. Luke's College of Nursing, Quezon City, Philippines
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest: Critical care, rapid response team, electronic health records code documentation, sepsis
Languages: English, Filipino
Kimberly Jupe

Kimberly Jupe
Contact: kljupe@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Corte Madera, California
Degree: Bachelor of Art
Education: Humboldt State University, College of Marin
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest: Providing health screening and primary care to migrant farm workers and their families; how secondary trauma, compassion fatigue and burn-out affect nurses, their health, longevity and care they provide to patients
Languages: English, Spanish
Current clinical work: Staff, charge and break-relief nurse in a surgical unit at a hospital, postoperative care for patients with orthopaedic, spinal and specialty surgeries (e.g., gender reassignment and cancer removal)
Teuta Kadiu

Teuta Kadiu
Contact: tkadiu@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Elk Grove, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of San Francisco
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest: Inpatient acute care
Languages: English, Albanian, French, Italian, Spanish
Current clinical work: Telemetry nurse in a step-down unit at a hospital and clinics

Holly Leighton

Holly Leighton
Contact: hleighton@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Villanova University, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest: Public Health, mental health, preventive health care
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Intensive care nurse at a hospital
Salvador Mislang

Salvador Mislang
Contact: smislang@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Guam
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Research area of interest: Patient safety, staff wellness and retention
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Clinical nurse at a medical center

Jason Ngauv

Jason Ngauv
Contact: jngauv@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Francisco
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: San Jose State University
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Languages: English
Erin O'Hara

Erin O'Hara
Contact: ekohara@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Santa Cruz, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, East Bay
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest: Palliative care in an intensive care unit
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Surgical intensive care at a hospital
Lupe Padilla

Lupe Padilla
Contact: ldpadilla@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Elk Grove, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest: Postoperative complications and prolonged hospital stays due to poor pain management
Languages: English, Spanish
Current clinical work: Postoperative pain management in orthopaedic patients

Amie Ragasa-Sta Maria

Amie Ragasa-Sta Maria
Contact: abragasastamaria@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Elk Grove, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Mariano Marcos State University, Philippines
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest:
Languages: English, Tagalog
Current clinical work: Epidemiology and infection prevention in a hospital
Kristina Rodriguez

Kristina Rodriguez
Contact: krirodriguez@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Rocklin, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Dominican University of California
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest: How to effectively standardize competencies required for new graduate nurse preceptors
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Burn intensive care unit

Amber Ross

Amber Ross
Contact: arross@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest: Hospice, entheogens, mental illness, women's health, relationship-based care, complementary and alternative medicine
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Hospice and home care services
Mary Anne Ruiz

Mary Anne Ruiz
Contact: annruiz@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Maddela, Quirino, Philippines
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Health Administration, Nursing
Research area of interest: Operating room, awake craniotomy, neurosurgical and orthopaedic surgery, community health, health disparities
Languages: English, Ilocano, Tagalog
Current clinical work: Operating room nurse coordinator for orthopaedics, spine, neurosurgery, pain management, sports medicine, orthopaedic oncology surgery
Andrea Shaw

Andrea Shaw
Contact: anshaw@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Oregon City, Oregon
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Brigham Young University, Idaho
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest:

Languages: English
Current clinical work: Registered nurse in a hospital neonatal intensive care unit

Kaprice Sistrunk

Kaprice Sistrunk
Contact: kksistrunk@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Springfield, Illinois
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Chico
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest: Provide quality health care for the homeless population
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Nurse project coordinator in performance improvement at a medical center

Adelaide Sit

Adelaide Sit
Contact: asit@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: La Puente, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Irvine, Johns Hopkins University
Undergraduate major: Chemistry, Nursing
Research area of interest: Improving patient and provider communication through the use of videoconferencing medical interpreters in the intensive care setting
Languages: English, Cantonese
Current clinical work: Nurse in a hospital intensive care unit, working with physicians, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and social workers

Janet Wells

Janet Wells
Contact: jpwells@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Shingle Springs, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Texas, Arlington
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest: Establishing a supported exercise program for patients living with peripheral artery disease
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Vascular surgery registered nurse coordinator

Jamie Yang

Jamie Yang
Contact: jamya@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Fresno, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Fresno State University
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest: Cultural competency in critical care
Languages: English, Hmong
Current clinical work: Work in an intensive care unit

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Ronley Aviles
Contact: raaviles@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: St. Catherine University
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, urgent care, sexual and reproductive health, integrative medicine, and home health
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in the medical-surgical unit of a large urban hospital, clinical support registered nurse in a gastrointestinal clinic, travel nurse in a dermatology clinic, patient care assistant in a rehabilitation unit

Brian Crarey

Brian Crarey
Contact: bcrarey@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Loma Linda, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science (two degrees), Master of Business Administration
Education: Walla Walla University, Loma Linda University
Undergraduate major: Engineering, Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Community health, underserved populations, health disparities, rural health
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in home health, medical-surgical, telemetry, step-down and intensive care

Sara Delao

Sara Delao
Contact: sedelao@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Santa Barbara; Samuel Merritt University
Undergraduate major: Psychology and Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Veterans, palliative and hospice, wound care, acute care, integrative and holistic medicine, clinical faculty
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse at the VA hospital in Sacramento, California working in medical-surgical telemetry, intervention radiology, pain management, infusion clinic and vascular access — peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line, midline catheters, ultrasound-guided intravenous line placement; other experience with patients who have memory impairment, infectious diseases, wound care

Nicole Gunadi

Nicole Gunadi
Contact: ncgunadi@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: West Covina, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Berkeley; California State University, San Marcos
Undergraduate major: Social Welfare, Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Cardiology, cardiac surgery, emergency medicine, urgent care, primary care, underserved communities
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in stroke-telemetry unit, intermediate cardiac surgery unit and medical-surgical telemetry unit

Marie Harvey-Nay

Marie Harvey-Nay
Contact: mharvey@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Ferron, Utah
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Southern Utah University
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary family care, emergency, rural communities
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in ear, nose and throat, internal medicine, medical-surgical and telemetry unit with pediatric overflow at UC Davis Medical Center; previous experience in medical surgical float pool

Ashley Higgs

Ashley Higgs
Contact: ahiggs@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Master of Public Health, Master of Science
Education: University of Michigan
Undergraduate major: Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Spanish
Areas of special interest in health care: Functional and preventive medicine, underserved populations, women and children, policy, education
Previous clinical experience: Bilingual doula, AIDS outreach in Mexico, emergency medical service nurse in Costa Rica, childhood obesity prevention, medical-surgical telemetry registered nurse, postpartum care, in-home hospice registered nurse

Dennis Nguyen

Dennis Nguyen
Contact: dnknguyen@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Hayward, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Chico
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Trauma
Previous clinical experience: Two and half  years in medical-surgical

Obia Njoku

Obia Njoku
Contact: onjoku@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Francisco
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: San Francisco State University
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Family and internal medicine, rheumatology, acute care, clinical education for nursing students
Previous clinical experience: Acute care float nurse on telemetry and medical-surgical units

Oanh Phan

Oanh Phan
Contact: ohphan@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Santa Clara, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science (two degrees)
Education: UCLA and Auburn University in Montgomery, Alabama
Undergraduate major: Physiological Science, Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, United States Army, underserved communities in California
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in the emergency room (four years), commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserves, emergency medical technician in rural Alabama

Sukhjit Sandhu

Sukhjit Sandhu
Contact: susandhu@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Salida, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Roseman University of Health Science
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Cardiology, occupational health, urgent care and primary care
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant at Lodi Memorial Hospital; registered nurse at Emanuel Medical Center

Sukhjit Sandhu

Kawal Singh
Contact: kpsingh@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Union City, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Nutrition Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Geriatrics, low-income minorities
Languages: English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu
Previous clinical experience: Vocational nurse in skilled nursing facility and home health care, registered nurse at Santa Rita Jail working with general population inmates providing primary care and also at San Mateo Medical Center on medical-surgical and acute psychiatric units

Ann Tadas

Ann Tadas
Contact: actadas@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Jose, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Santa Cruz and Loyola University, Chicago
Undergraduate major: Arts, Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, emergency department
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in the emergency department and outpatient oncology

Britta Van Andel

Britta Van Andel
Contact: bavanandel@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Roseville, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: San Jose State University
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Rural communities, women's health, perinatal care, geriatric care
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in school nursing, home health nursing, volunteer nurse at Edna Adan University Hospital in Somalia — teaching nursing students in classroom and on nursing floor and providing acute care for a wide variety of issues

Rebecca Wheeler

Rebecca Wheeler
Contact: rlwheeler@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Western Kentucky University
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Hematology and oncology, pediatrics, sickle cell anemia population
Previous clinical experience: Inpatient pediatric hematology-oncology registered nurse at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, outpatient pediatric hematology-oncology registered nurse at Texas Children's Hospital, outpatient adult intravenous infusion registered nurse at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Megan Wright

Megan Wright
Contact: mnwright@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Houston
Degree: Bachelor of Science (two degrees)
Education: Texas A&M University, Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Undergraduate major: Human Resource Development, Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics
Previous clinical experience: Worked in three pediatric intensive care units (ICUs): at LSU-Shreveport in Louisiana, Shriners Hospitals for Children—Northern California and most recently, UC Davis in the Pediatric ICU

Melissa Yahr

Melissa Yahr
Contact: mryahr@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: West Bend, Wisconsin
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Wisconsin, Madison
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Preventive health
Previous clinical experience: Volunteered and worked in maternal health centers in the United States and in Kenya, worked in surgery for past eight years

Lee Yang

Lee Yang
Contact: aleyang@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Oroville, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Chico
Undergraduate major: Nursing, minor in Biological Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, emergency department
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in emergency department, registered nurse in medical-surgical

Michael Yoder

Michael Yoder
Contact: yoder@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Wooster, Ohio
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
Education: The Ohio State University, Shenandoah University
Undergraduate major: Strategic Communication, Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Rural emergency medicine, primary care
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in the emergency department at a level 1 trauma center near Washington, D.C., with more than 900 beds and approximately 140,000 patient visits per year; emergency department nurse, charge nurse, communication nurse, stroke nurse, trauma nurse and triage nurse; most recently working as critical care float at UC Davis

Mafe Barlaan

Mafe Barlaan
Contact: mbarlaan@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Florida State College, Jacksonville; University of West Florida
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, geriatrics and adult, health disparities
Languages: English, Tagalog
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in medical intensive care, interventional radiology, medical-surgical and telemetry, medical rehabilitation; volunteer at various organizations
Christopher Burleson

Christopher Burleson
Contact: cbburleson@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Auburn, Alabama
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Arizona State University
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: occupational health, health policy, health education, workplace ergonomics, sports medicine, repetitive stress injury, pain management, wound healing
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in operating room, post-surgery unit, orthopedics, neurosurgery, otology, neuromodulation and pain management, general and gynecological surgery; circulator, scrub, first assistant, educator, clinical preceptor, service line coordinator, charge nurse, clinical nursing supervisor

David Canubida

David Canubida
Contact: decanubida@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Walden University
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Health disparities, underserved communities
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in multiple hospitals
Samina Dean

Samina Dean
Contact: sdean@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis and California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Cell Biology; Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, health disparities advocacy, health policy, clinical research, internal medicine
Languages: English, Punjabi, Urdu
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse at area medical center, currently working In the Trauma and Surgical Unit, with experience on all medical and surgical units

Sukhdeep Dhadwal

Sukhdeep Dhadwal
Contact: sdhadwal@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, public health, primary care, health policy, health disparities
Languages: English, Punjabi, Hindi
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in acute and outpatient dialysis clinic and emergency department
Satpreet Johal Naidu

Satpreet Johal
Contact: 
satjohal@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Elk Grove, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine
Languages: Hindi, English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency room registered nurse
Jillian Johnson

Jillian Johnson
Contact: jiljohnson@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Atascadero, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: San Diego State University
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Health disparities in urban communities, pediatrics, geriatrics
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical surgical nurse in UC Davis Health Surgical Specialties unit, student nurse extern; volunteer with the Flying Sams to set up a free clinic in Mexico

Gemekia Morales

Gemekia Morales
Contact: gelmorales@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Stockton, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Surgical acute care, migrant health communities, family medicine, women’s health, underserved communities, and critical care medicine
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in neurology, surgical and trauma and medical intensive care unit, post-anesthesia care unit and children’s surgery
Laura Schaffer

Laura Schaffer
Contact: lschaffer@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Whitworth University
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, geriatrics, critical care
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in intensive care unit, and telemetry unit, volunteer overseas as registered nurse

Volodymyr Volosenko

Volodymyr Volosenko
Contact: vvolosenko@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Fair Oaks, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Washington State University
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Languages: English, Ukraine, Russian
David Wilson

David Wilson
Contact: davwilson@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Benicia, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Pacific Union College
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care in underserved communities; registered nurse in the emergency department
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Military nursing with the Air Force, including critical care, emergency, and flight and transport

Zeyerusalem Woldesilasse

Zeyerusalem Woldesilasse
Contact: zwoldesilasse@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Elk Grove, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Roseman University of Health Sciences
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities
Languages: English, Amharic
Megan Brandon

Megan Brandon
Contact: mmbrandon@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Reno, Nevada
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Nevada, Reno
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Women's health, pediatrics, cardiology, primary care, underserved and rural communities
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Radiation therapy aide at the Renown Institute for Cancer in Reno, Nevada, medical scribe in the emergency department at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Reno

Emerald Curry

Emerald Curry
Contact: eecurry@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Redlands, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California Baptist University
Undergraduate major: Health Science (concentration in Pre-Physician Assistant Studies)
Areas of special interest in health care: Rural or underserved setting with an emphasis in family medicine to address health disparities in California
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer in a nonprofit clinic in San Bernardino, California, at Loma Linda Hospital, on church-affiliated medical missions and worked in the microbiology lab while an undergraduate student

Helen Dahlberg

Helen Dahlberg
Contact: hedahlberg@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Woodland, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Associate of Science
Education: San Francisco State University
Undergraduate major: Theater Arts
Areas of special interest in health care: Rural communities, emergency medicine, general medicine, surgery
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical technician in the United States Air Force Reserve, experience includes rotations in a level I trauma facility emergency department, emergency medical technician, dermatology, pediatric ward, intensive care unit, neonatal intensive care unit, flight medicine and immunizations

Catherine Gaissert

Catherine Gaissert
Contact: cgaissert@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Bayport, New York
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Marymount Manhattan College
Undergraduate major: Biomedical Sciences
Areas of special interest in health care: Critical care, surgery, geriatrics
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency department clinical assistant, emergency medical technician

Faith Genove

Faith Genove
Contact: fcgenove@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Leandro, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Master of Education
Education: University of California, Berkeley
Undergraduate major: Ethnic Studies
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care in women's health, pediatrics in an underserved community
Languages: Tagalog
Previous clinical experience: Emergency department medical scribe

Ebtesam Gerges

Ebtesam Gerges
Contact: egerges@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Clifton, New Jersey
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Montclair State University
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics and health policy
Languages: Arabic
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer for St. Joseph's hospital, shadow at the Medical University of South Carolina, orthodontist's assistant

Devon Gersh

Devon Gersh
Contact: dagersh@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Simi Valley, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Areas of special interest in health care: Women's health, fertility
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant in dermatology, research associate in UC Davis Emergency Department, student assistant at UC Davis Cancer Center, intern at primary care clinic

Lacy Graff

Lacy Graff
Contact: lmgraff@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Tulare, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Undergraduate major: Biochemistry
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, primary care, surgery, dermatology, underserved communities: Spanish-speaking, low-income, 
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical transcriptionist at Kaweah Delta Medical Center, a level III trauma center, medical scribe and medical assistant with Associated Surgeons of San Luis Obispo, hospice volunteer at Gentiva Hospice, mobile blood drive and canteen volunteer with Central California Blood Centers

Sarah Green

Sarah Green
Contact: sargreen@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: General Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Internal medicine, surgery, emergency medicine, underserved communities
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer at free primary care clinic and emergency department, medical scribe in emergency department and in ear, nose and throat department, nursing assistant at a skilled nursing facility  and nursing assistant and burn technician at pediatric burn intensive care unit

Brittany Griffin

Brittany Griffin
Contact: bsgriffin@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Petaluma, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of California, Berkeley
Undergraduate major: Psychology
Areas of special interest in health care: Internal medicine, underserved communities, geriatrics, surgery
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Certified nursing assistant at a skilled nursing facility, medical assistant and office manager at an immunology and allergy clinic, research assistant at a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) lab, volunteer medical scribe for a street medicine team working with underserved populations

Valencia Guillaume

Valencia Guillaume
Contact: vdguillaume@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Valley Stream, New York
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: State University of New York at Albany
Undergraduate major: English Studies
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency department physician assistant at a large urban hospital
Languages: English, Haitian Creole
Previous clinical experience: Medical scribe at a large urgent care facility in New York City, surgical core technician (materials coordinator) at a level I trauma center in Northeastern New York

Alexandra Hall

Alexandra Hall
Contact: alihall@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Port Charlotte, Florida
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Florida
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Orthopaedics, urgent care, dermatology, emergency room
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant in orthopaedics, medical assistant in primary care, health coach at UC San Diego for a study in prevention of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke

Kyle Harris

Kyle Harris
Contact: ksharris@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Vero Beach, Florida
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Central Florida
Undergraduate major: Health Sciences
Areas of special interest in health care: Orthopedic surgery, working with underserved patients as well as patients who are U.S. veterans
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Shadow and networking, including extensive time under the mentorship of an infectious disease physician assistant, a primary care physician assistant, and an orthopaedic surgeon

Alexa Herzig

Alexa Herzig
Contact: anherzig@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Monrovia, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Santa Cruz
Undergraduate major: Neuroscience
Areas of special interest in health care: Dermatology and women's health
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant in pain management and dermatology, volunteer in the emergency department at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, mentor for youth at the Boys and Girls Club, participant in global health and medical mission trips in Honduras

Jessica Holum

Jessica Holum
Contact: jholum@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Houston
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Baylor University
Undergraduate major: Neuroscience
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved and rural communities
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Crisis hotline volunteer, domestic violence shelter resident advocate, emergency department scribe

Lauren Hunter

Lauren Hunter
Contact: lauhunter@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Seattle
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Washington
Undergraduate major: General Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Infectious diseases (especially HIV), emergency medicine, interventional radiology, general surgery
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Research assistant at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle; emergency scribe, Tacoma, Washington; primary care medical assistant, Shoreline, Washington; medical assistant, infectious diseases, Seattle; Red Cross volunteer; volunteer adult tutor

Tatiana Hurtado

Tatiana Hurtado
Contact: tmhurtado@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Fresno, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Master of Public Health
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Exercise Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved and Latino communities, undocumented immigrants, women's health, pediatrics
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical scribe in Clovis, California; physical therapy aide in an outpatient setting; intern at the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities

Isabelle Huynh

Mary Isabelle Huynh
Contact: idhuynh@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Jose, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: San Jose State University
Undergraduate major: Public Health
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, rheumatology and immunology in underserved communities, health disparities, elderly patients
Languages: Tagalog, English
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant and care coordinator at Stanford Primary Care, medical assistant at Indian health center, volunteer with Lupus Foundation of Northern California

Kimia Ighani

Kimia Ighani
Contact: kighani@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: George Fox University
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Rural urgent care
Languages: Farsi
Previous clinical experience: Medical records technician in an oncology clinic, cardiology and emergency room scribe, helped start toxicology department in a clinical lab

Rocio Ipanaque

Rocio Ipanaque
Contact: rlipanaque@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: Rutgers University in Newark
Undergraduate major: Psychology, Premedicine
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, urgent care, geriatrics
Languages: Spanish, English
Previous clinical experience: Medical scribe at internal medicine and geriatrics practice, volunteer emergency medical technician at Woodbridge Township Ambulance and Rescue Squad

Samantha Jacinto

Samantha Jacinto
Contact: stjacinto@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Burbank, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Irvine
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, family practice, underserved communities
Languages: Tagalog
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant in a family practice in Sherman Oaks, California, performing electrocardiogram tests, ear irrigations, spirometry, urinalysis and administering injections; volunteer at large hospitals, including Hoag Hospital and Providence St. Joseph Medical Center

Ndaya Kalambay

Ndaya Kalambay
Contact: nbkalambay@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: Florida International University
Undergraduate major: Psychology
Areas of special interest in health care: Adult and pediatric neurosurgery, acute care-trauma surgery, orthopaedic surgery
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer in surgery and anesthesia at the University of Florida and in the emergency department at a major urban trauma center, in-home physical therapy aide for postsurgical patients and patients with neurodegenerative conditions

Jason Kao

Jason Kao
Contact: jaykao@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Diamond Bar, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Biological Sciences
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved populations, oncology, dermatology
Languages: Mandarin, English
Previous clinical experience: Medical scribe in emergency medicine, surgery, ophthalmology and dermatology; clinical research associate in dermatology; preventive health educator

Vida Khaliki

Vida Khaliki
Contact: vkhaliki@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Boise, Idaho
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Boise State University
Undergraduate major: Health and Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities and minority groups with limited access to health care
Languages: Farsi, Dari or Persian, English
Previous clinical experience: Registered respiratory therapist, provided emergency care including performing artificial respiration, formulating treatment care plans and evaluating patient risks, reviewed patient information to assess their condition and monitor physiological responses to therapy

Jessica Lester

Jessica Lester
Contact: jalester@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Lakewood, Washington
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of Washington
Undergraduate major: Psychology
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, global health care work
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical scribe for five hospitals and more than 40 physicians, medical assistant in dermatology, medical scribe in ophthalmology, emergency department technician, volunteer at a pediatric hospital

Letty Liang

Letty Liang
Contact: leliang@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Francisco
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UCLA
Undergraduate major: Physiological Sciences
Areas of special interest in health care: Working in oncology and surgery, as well as continuing to do research
Languages: Cantonese
Previous clinical experience: Staff research associate at UCLA working with women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder in a research study to investigate the neurobiological cause using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), clinical research coordinator for chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients in clinical trials at Stanford University

Angie Ling

Angie Ling
Contact: aaling@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Monterey Park, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Riverside
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, dermatology, urgent care
Languages: English, Chinese
Previous clinical experience: Emergency room scribe, medical scribe at internal medicine office, medical assistant

Robin Linville

Robin Linville
Contact: rmlinville@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Diego
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: San Diego State University
Undergraduate major: Public Health (emphasis in Health Science)
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, global health, emergency medicine, surgery and trauma
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency and trauma department technician (EMT), MEDLIFE volunteer in Peru, Venture to Heal volunteer in Vietnam, Department of Defense HIV and AIDS Prevention Program internship, coordinator for Reanimate Conference lab encompassing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) and resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA)

Jonathan Lippman

Jonathan Lippman
Contact: jelippman@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Moraga, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: Biola University
Undergraduate major: Communication
Areas of special interest in health care: Working with an underserved community and teaching at a university
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical scribe in a Seattle emergency department, full-time youth worker and high adventure educator in Costa Rica, Yosemite, Malawi and Sweden

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Angeline Loomba
Contact: aloomba@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Seattle
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Washington
Undergraduate major: Public Health
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities in urban areas, health policy
Languages: Hindi, Punjabi
Previous clinical experience: Rehab mobility technician in a medical-cardiac intensive care unit and in other ICUs, volunteer at Neighborcare Health, which conducts medical services in underserved communities, volunteer at Bailey-Boushay House, which performs nursing care in marginalized communities

Madeline Lovrensky

Madeline Lovrensky
Contact: mlovrensky@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of La Verne
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Women's health, oncology, urgent care
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician in downtown Los Angeles, medical records reviewer at QTC Medical Management, volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club, science, technology, engineering and math camp  volunteer

Kelly Lu

Kelly Lu
Contact: kellu@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Anaheim, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Irvine
Undergraduate major: Biological Sciences
Areas of special interest in health care: Dermatology, geriatrics, family medicine, global health
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Dermatology medical assistant, volunteer with an occupational therapy-based karate program for mentally and physically ill children

Lukas Lundgren

Lukas Lundgren
Contact: lclundgren@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: St. Paul, Minnesota
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Minnesota, Duluth
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency department or working in some capacity with elderly patients
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Scribe trainer in multiple large emergency departments and urgent care facilities in Minnesota, patient care assistant  at various group homes and nursing homes in Duluth, Minnesota, caring for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), member of the University for Seniors at University of Minnesota, Duluth

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Kevin Ly
Contact: kvnly@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Milpitas, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Irvine
Undergraduate major: Biological Sciences
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, global health
Languages: English, conversational Vietnamese
Previous clinical experience: Physical therapy aide, medical assistant in plastic surgery, volunteer in emergency department

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Elizabeth Lyford
Contact: emlyford@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: Hamilton College
Undergraduate major: Art History
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, dermatology, surgery
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Surgical technician at a Mohs micrographic surgery center

Hiep Ma

Hiep (Patrick) Ma
Contact: patma@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Human Development
Areas of special interest in health care: Homeless and LGBTQ population, individuals living with HIV, individuals living with mental illness
Languages: Vietnamese, English
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant at Cares Community Clinic (HIV focus), mental health case manager at Mental Health America of Northern California (NorCal MHA), served on board of directors for NorCal MHA, motivational speaker with Stop Stigma Sacramento, California Speaker Bureau

Natalie Martinez

Natalie Martinez
Contact: njmartinez@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Ontario, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Fullerton
Undergraduate major: Kinesiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Family medicine, underserved communities
Languages: Spanish, English
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer at City of Hope, Duarte, California; Clinical Care Extender (CCE) in Covina, California, rotating through the medical-surgical unit, emergency room, intensive care unit and hospice; also, part of Namaste Nepal Helping Himalayan Children

Tessie McInnally

Tessie McInnally
Contact: tmmcinnally@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Garden Valley, Idaho
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Boise State University
Undergraduate major: Health Science Studies
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved rural communities, women's health
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Certified nursing assistant, developmental therapy technician, shadow medical assistant, volunteer at a biochemistry fair, serving dinners to homeless people

Shannon Mitchell

Shannon Mitchell
Contact: smmitchell@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Diego
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Utah Valley University
Undergraduate major: Emergency Services Administration
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, specifically with the elderly population (underserved community)
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant and licensed X-ray technician in urgent care, internal medicine and orthopaedics, working with surgeons, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians, registered nurses, physical therapy teams and other health-care professionals

Alexandra Morgan

Alexandra Morgan
Contact: armorgan@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Boynton Beach, Florida
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Florida State University
Undergraduate major: Dietetics and Psychology
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, mental health, emergency medicine, surgery
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Surgical technologist in outpatient surgery for Mayo Clinic Hospital

Hillary Morgan

Hilary Morgan
Contact: hlmorgan@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Walnut Creek, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, East Bay
Undergraduate major: Health Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Urban underserved communities in the Bay Area
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant in a dermatology practice, substance abuse counselor, caregiver for an adolescent with spinal muscular atrophy, volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club and Contra Costa County Hospital's psychiatric unit

Brittany Morris

Brittany Morris
Contact: bmorris@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Laguna Hills, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Southern California
Undergraduate major: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant

Adrianna Neal

Adrianna Neal
Contact: alneal@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Bakersfield, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: California State University, Stanislaus
Undergraduate major: Kinesiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, obstetrics, neonatology, orthopaedics
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician in Bakersfield, California; volunteer in neonatal intensive care unit at local hospital; medical mission trip in Ensenada, Mexico

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Mariam Nik
Contact: mnik@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Long Island, New York
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Stony Brook University
Undergraduate major: Health Science (concentration in Public Health)
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, dermatology
Languages: English, Persian
Previous clinical experience: Physical therapy aide, medical assistant in dermatology and Mohs surgery

Ellen Nong

Ellen Nong
Contact: enong@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Chino Hills, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Fullerton
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Surgery, dermatology, women's health, global medicine
Languages: English, Vietnamese
Previous clinical experience: Clinical care extender and hospital volunteer, medical scribe, medical assistant, intern coordinator at a nonprofit agency

Nicholas Noschese

Nicholas Noschese
Contact: nnoschese@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of South Carolina, Columbia
Undergraduate major: Exercise Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, orthopaedics
Languages: English, Chinese
Previous clinical experience: Physical therapy assistant, orthopaedic physician assistant shadow

Troy Oesterle

Troy Oesterle
Contact: tdoesterle@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Arizona
Undergraduate major: Human Physiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, orthopaedics, family medicine
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency department medical scribe

Lydia Pan

Lydia Pan
Contact: llypan@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Diamond Bar, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of California, Berkeley
Undergraduate major: English Literature
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency room, dermatology, pediatrics
Languages: Mandarin Chinese, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Clinical care extender volunteer, urgent care medical assistant, pediatrics medical assistant

Joshua Pruitt

Josh Pruitt
Contact: jpruitt@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Glendale, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Irvine
Undergraduate major: Neurobiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Neurology, pediatrics, global health, underserved populations, urban settings, urgent care settings
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician in downtown Los Angeles, technician for transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment at psychiatrist’s office, behavioral therapist for autistic children

Natisha Ram

Natisha Ram
Contact: natram@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Psychology, Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Health disparities, underserved communities
Languages: English, Hindi
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant in internal medicine, urgent care and pediatrics at Sutter Medical Foundation

Shea Smith

Shea Smith
Contact: sheasmith@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: St. Petersburg, Florida
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of Central Florida
Undergraduate major: Pre-Law
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, surgery, oncology, pediatrics, emergency medicine, trauma
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Conducted research at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Research Institute with a focus on cell therapy for type I diabetes, worked as a certified patent care technician on a telemetry unit, volunteered for seven years as a patient advocate for rare disease

Ryan Snyder Thompson

Ryan Snyder Thompson
Contact: rpsnyderthompson@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Davis, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts 
Education: Hope International University, Fuller Theological Seminary, Sacramento, California City College
Undergraduate major: Biblical Studies
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, critical care and trauma surgery, orthopaedics
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency department scribe, medical mission reconstructive surgery assistant, paraeducator for children with mild-to-moderate and moderate-to-severe learning disabilities

Elizabeth Stones

Mary Elizabeth Stones
Contact: ejstones@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Woodland Hills, Utah
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Brigham Young University, Provo
Undergraduate major: Public Health: Health Promotion
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, diabetes management, women's health
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant and scribe at a primary care clinic, medical assistant at an inpatient psychiatric facility, medical assistant in ear, nose and throat and neuro-otology, research regarding diabetes in India and research on access to rural-urban trails, volunteer with nonprofit agency

Neal Thaker

Neal Thaker
Contact: nthaker@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Dobbs Ferry, New York
Degree: Bachelor of Science

Education: Boston University
Undergraduate major: Health Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Urban population, urgent care, orthopaedics
Languages: Gujarati, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant-scribe for CityMD Urgent Care company in New York City, emergency medical technician in Boston, volunteer experience in various hospitals and clinics

Alexandrea Trauth

Alexandrea Trauth
Contact: amtrauth@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Undergraduate major: Kinesiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care in urban underserved communities, emergency medicine
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical scribe at level I trauma center, nursing assistant in an acute hospital setting, international medical volunteer, volunteer for people with disabilities to promote community and exercise

Pady Vang

Pady Vang
Contact: pyvang@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Mission Viejo, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Irvine
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Family medicine, dermatology, women's health, underserved populations
Languages: French, English, Hmong
Previous clinical experience: Certified medical assistant and scribe for a dermatology office, clinical care extender at Hoag hospital

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Nicole Webb
Contact: nmwebb@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Folsom, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Boise State University
Undergraduate major: Health Science Studies
Areas of special interest in health care: Cardiology, surgery, emergency medicine
Languages: American Sign Language
Previous clinical experience: Certified nursing assistant in acute rehabilitation unit, volunteer in the emergency department

Sarah Whalen

Sarah Whalen
Contact: swhalen@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Undergraduate major: Kinesiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, surgery, pediatrics
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical scribe in the emergency department, emergency medical technician, physical therapy aide

Mathew Worrick

Matthew Worrick
Contact: mworrick@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Issaquah, Washington
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California Polytechnic State University
Undergraduate major: Kinesiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, trauma, orthopaedics, sports medicine, underserved and rural communities
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency room medical scribe, emergency medical technician, volunteer at large urban hospital

Kai Zajac

Kai Zajac
Contact: kczajac@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Santa Cruz, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Undergraduate major: Nutrition Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Addiction medicine, emergency medicine, endocrinology, primary care
Languages: German
Previous clinical experience: Scribe for four years in the emergency department at a level II trauma center, emergency medical technician certification, intern instructor in advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support and basic life support

Savannah Abel-Smith

Savannah Abel-Smith
Contact: scabelsmith@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Placerville, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved and rural communities
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical scribe in an emergency department, emergency medical technician for an onsite medical company, volunteer at free clinic for migrant farm workers

Aroob Askari

Aroob Askari
Contact: aaskari@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Chicago
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Undergraduate major: Community Health, Health Planning and Administration
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, rural areas, health disparities, diverse populations
Languages: English, Urdu, Hindi
Previous clinical experience: Research technologist in labor and delivery, patient care technician at large urban hospital, certified nursing assistant at rehabilitation facility, volunteer on international medical mission trip with non-profit organization, clinical volunteer at community health center, research associate in emergency department

Megan Bailey

Megan Bailey
Contact: mebailey@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Laguna Niguel, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Family medicine or pediatrics
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Back office medical assistant in pediatrics, primary care and urgent care; back office medical assistant in orthopedics
Andrea Ball

Andrea Ball
Contact: atball@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: West Linn, Oregon
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Oregon State University, Corvallis
Undergraduate major: Exercise and Sport Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, geriatrics, cardiology
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant and scribe in plastic surgery, assisting with in-office medical procedures; volunteer at Oregon Red Cross Blood Drive, Boys and Girls Club and Special Olympics; provided basic care for underserved populations
Hannah Barlow

Hannah Barlow
Contact: hbarlow@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Olympia, Washington
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Saint Martin's University, Lacey, Washington
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Women's health, rural communities, emergency medicine and primary care
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: East Olympia Fire Department volunteer, emergency medical technician at Olympic Ambulance, American Cancer Society resource volunteer
Kevin Barnwell

Kevin Barnwell
Contact: kjbarnwell@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
Degree: Bachelor of Art
Education: Arizona State University, Tempe
Undergraduate major: Spanish Linguistics
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, orthopedics, interventional radiology, primary care in underserved communities, underserved Latino populations
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Medical scribe in emergency medicine at a pediatric hospital and level I trauma facility, medical scribe at an orthopedic office, volunteer Spanish medical interpreter at a nonprofit clinic providing primary care for the underserved
Breamma Barrows

Breanna Barrows
Contact: brejohn@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Texas State University, San Marcos
Undergraduate major: Respiratory Care
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, family medicine and underserved communities
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Registered respiratory therapist in neonatal intensive care unit at a large county hospital, member of the neonatal resuscitation team for high-risk deliveries
Christine Batten

Christine Batten
Contact: cbatten@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Berkeley, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Graduate Certificate in Dietetics
Education: San Francisco State University
Undergraduate major: Dietetics
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, HIV/AIDS, correctional medicine, transgender health, health policy
Languages: English, Mandarin Chinese
Previous clinical experience: Health policy intern at a food justice non-profit; dietetics intern at many locations, including an adolescent eating disorder clinic; clinical dietitian in a long-term care facility and an acute rehab facility for people with HIV/AIDS; outpatient dietitian at a Native American health center

Saie Yoin Choi

Saie Yoin Choi
Contact: sycho@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Virginia
Undergraduate major: Biochemistry

Graduate degree: Master's degree in pharmacology
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, underserved communities, senior care, geriatric, aging
Languages: English, Korean
Previous clinical experience: Ophthalmic technician at ophthalmologist's office, volunteer in a hospital, medical scribe in an emergency department

Emily Crenshaw

Emily Crenshaw
Contact: emcrenshaw@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Agra, Oklahoma
Degree: Bachelor of Art
Education: Colorado State University
Undergraduate major: International Studies
Areas of special interest in health care: Rural health, family practice, internal medicine, emergency medicine, dermatology, rehabilitative medicine
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer firefighter; emergency medical technician; physical therapy aide in rural and urban hospitals, inpatient rehab clinics, and outpatient rehab clinics; rehab aide at rural skilled-nursing facility
Frank Crespo

Frank Crespo
Contact: facrespo@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Hayward, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Criminal Justice, Fire Service Management
Areas of special interest in health care: Public health policy, mobile integrated healthcare, community paramedicine, primary care, urgent care, underserved patient populations, low-income communities
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Firefighter and paramedic providing emergency medical services and advanced life support in an urban area and 911 response system; volunteer with firehouse clinic, providing primary and preventive care to an underserved area

Haylee DeGrood

Haylee Degrood
Contact: hdegrood@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Riverside, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Portland
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, low-income populations
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical scribe at five different emergency hospitals, including a trauma center; medical scribe at an orthopedic office; volunteer with nonprofit in Nicaragua; caregiver at an assisted living facility; volunteer in a soup kitchen
Jolene Duthie

Jolene Duthie
Contact: jduthie@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Reno, Nevada
Degree: Bachelor of Art
Education: University of Nevada, Reno
Undergraduate major: Psychology, Art
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, LGBTQ communities, surgery
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Provided mental health services to underserved and rural communities and children in foster care, nationally certified phlebotomist and surgical technician in a level II trauma hospital specializing in neurosurgery and orthopedics
Colin Elie

Colin Elie
Contact: crelie@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Olney, Maryland
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Undergraduate major: Human Development
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine with an emphasis on rural U.S. populations as well as global outreach and disaster relief
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Certified ophthalmic assistant and surgical assistant for a group of traveling retina surgeons servicing clinics in rural communities of Utah, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado
Eric Emmett

Eric Emmett
Contact: epemmett@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Northridge
Undergraduate major: Kinesiology, Exercise Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Global health, health care policy, LGBTQ health, veteran health, emergency medicine, oncology, orthopedic surgery, reconstructive plastic surgery
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Aerospace medical technician (flight medic) for the U.S. Air Force , senior medic and functional manager for more than medics, administrative care partner at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center

Colleen Esposito

Colleen Esposito
Contact: cesposito@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Wilmington, North Carolina
Degree: Bachelor of Art
Education: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Undergraduate major: Exercise and Sport Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, urgent care, orthopedics, geriatrics
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Ophthalmic technician and scribe at a high-volume glaucoma and cataract surgery practice
Catherine Feeley

Catherine Feeley
Contact: cvfeeley@ucdavis.edu

Hometown:
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: San Francisco State University
Undergraduate major: Kinesiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Veteran and LGBTQ populations
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Corpsman in the U.S. Coast Guard, volunteer in the emergency room of a veterans hospital
Christine Fernandez

Christine Marie Fernandez
Contact: cmfernan@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Palm Springs, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Westmont College, Santa Barbara
Undergraduate major: Kinesiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Health equity and health disparities in vulnerable underserved communities, patients with disabilities
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Clinical medical assistant in dermatology, orthopedics, internal medicine, infectious disease, neurology, gastroenterology and primary care; volunteer for disaster relief in South Africa, India, Mexico, Japan, Mississippi and California

Marisa Genovese

Marisa Genovese
Contact: mjgenovese@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Porterville, California
Degree: Bachelor of Art
Education: University of Washington
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care and emergency medicine in medically underserved communities
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical scribe in emergency medicine and family medicine, retail pharmacy technician
Gayaneh Gharakhani

Gayaneh Gharakhani
Contact: ggharakhani@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Glendale, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California Baptist University
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, pediatrics, low-income communities, emergency room
Languages: English, Armenian, Persian
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant, hospital rotation and internship, internship in general medicine
Gary Gockman

Gary Gockman
Contact: grgockman@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Lombard, Illinois
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Illinois State University, Normal
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Orthopedics
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician and procedure assistant at a level I trauma center in ambulatory, wound and hyperbaric, gastrointestinal and psychiatry departments; volunteer for an assisted living community

David Guthrie Gonzalez

David Guthrie Gonzalez
Contact: dguthriegonzalez@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Seffner, Florida
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Florida Gulf Coast University
Undergraduate major: Clinical Laboratory Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, emergency medicine, pediatrics, surgery: cardiothoracic
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical laboratory scientist in the Department of Veteran Affairs
Desi Johnson

Desi Johnson
Contact: drjjohnson@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Degree: Bachelor of Art
Education: Colorado College
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Family practice, geriatrics, underserved
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer as a patient transporter, neonatal hearing screening technician and sleep lab worker; certified nursing assistant

Rajvir Kaur

Rajvir Kaur
Contact: rjrkaur@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Biological Sciences, Biomedical Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, underserved communities, primary care
Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi
Previous clinical experience: Medical scribe at a family practice clinic in an underserved community, hospice volunteer in underserved community, volunteer in a large hospital

Lauren Kim

Lauren Kim
Contact: ltakim@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Davis, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Irvine
Undergraduate major: Public Health Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Family medicine, rural communities
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant, optometric technician, physical therapy volunteer

Michelle Kimbell

Michelle Kimbell
Contact: mkimbell@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Deltona, Florida
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Central Florida
Undergraduate major: Health Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care in underserved communities
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician for a pediatric therapy and nursing center for medically fragile infants and children, emergency medical technician for a private ambulance company, medical helicopter dispatcher and communication specialist for a level I trauma center

Garret Kingston

Garret Ryan Kingston
Contact: grkingston@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Bloomington, Indiana
Degree: Bachelor of Art
Education: Hanover College, Indiana
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Dermatology
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Patient care assistant and unit coordinator in hospital medical and surgical unit, orthopedics, oncology, cardiology and behavioral health
Deeba Kohi

Deeba Kohi
Contact: dkohi@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Burke, Virginia
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Undergraduate major: Human Nutrition Food and Exercise
Areas of special interest in health care: Languages: English, Farsi
Previous clinical experience: Hospital volunteer in the Hospital Elder Life Program, medical assistant, volunteer with fire and rescue
Audrey LaFraugh

Audrey LaFraugh
Contact: allafraugh@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Degree: Bachelor of Art
Education: University of Washington
Undergraduate major: Psychology
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, urgent care and emergency medicine, psychiatry, orthopedic surgery
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Applied behavior analysis therapist, home health certified nursing assistant, person-centered therapist in the oncology and medical surge unit at a large urban hospital, emergency department technician at large urban medical center, volunteer as an athletic training and sports medicine assistant at a physical therapy clinic, volunteer at a food bank and boys' and girls' club
Cristina Landa

Cristina Landa
Contact: cvlanda@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Boise State University 
Undergraduate major: Respiratory Care
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, underserved communities and families, missionary work
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Lead respiratory care practitioner at large community hospital, respiratory care clinical instructor and adjunct instructor at community college, certified asthma educator

Kathly Larco

Kathlyn Larco
Contact: ktlarco@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: West Covina, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Riverside
Undergraduate major: Biology major, Psychology minor
Areas of special interest in health care: Chronic pain management, Hispanic community, underserved communities, immigrant community, injured workers, LGBT community, health policy, artificial intelligence/technology in medicine
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Medical scribe for large pain management practice, medical scribe for pediatric cardiology at large urban hospital, volunteer at a student-run free clinic

Vanessa Leal

Vanessa Leal
Contact: vnleal@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Tracy, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Channel Islands
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Family practice and women's health in underserved communities, focusing on preventative care
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer, intern, leadership team member at in intensive care unit and coronary care unit, rehabilitation and emergency room; science tutor for kids in impoverished areas

Soo Young Lee

Soo Young Lee
Contact: syulee@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Biola University
Undergraduate major: Biological Science – Premed
Areas of special interest in health care: Geriatrics, underserved communities, veterans’ health
Languages: English, Korean
Previous clinical experience: Medic in family practice, aviation medicine and detainee facility in the United States Air Force; medical assistant in orthopedics clinic at an urban hospital

Keoki Leong

Keoki Leong
Contact: klleong@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Brigham Young University
Undergraduate major: Health Sciences
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, native Hawaiian health, emergency medicine
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Humanitarian aid missionary, HIV prevention counselor, health unit coordinator, certified medical assistant, medical scribe
Diego Lescano

Diego Lescano
Contact: dlescano@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Brisbane, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of San Francisco
Undergraduate major: Kinesiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care for underserved community
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant and surgery coordinator at ophthalmology office, physical therapy aide for inpatient and outpatient medical settings, volunteer emergency medical staff member, phlebotomist, clinical research

Taylor Lonsdale

Taylor Lonsdale
Contact: tmlonsdale@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Grand Canyon University
Undergraduate major: General Science, Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Dermatology, bone marrow transplant and pediatric emergency medicine
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Nurse assistant at a large, urban, non-profit children's hospital in oncology and bone marrow transplant department; emergency medical technician; volunteer work at a clinic

Christian Lopez

Christian Lopez
Contact: ucdlopez@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Tijuana, Mexico
Degree: Bachelor of Art
Education: American Military University
Undergraduate major: International Relations
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency care in underserved communities
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician and medical Spanish translator in Mexico, emergency room technician, Army medic with two deployments to the Middle East
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Javier Molina-Duran
Contact: jmolinaduran@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Ceres, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Stanislaus
Undergraduate major: Biological Sciences
Graduate degree: M.S. in infectious disease, concentration in tropical parasitic diseases, Universität de Valencia
Areas of special interest in health care: emergency medicine, infectious disease
Languages: English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese
Previous clinical experience: Emergency department scribe, emergency department volunteer

Harlan Monahan

Harlan Monahan
Contact: hwmonahan@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Plant Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care with a focus on local underserved communities
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical scribe in a rural primary care clinic and a large urban emergency department

Angel Nguyen
Contact: aqnguyen@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Diego, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: Stanford University
Undergraduate major: Human Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Oncology, dermatology
Languages: English, Vietnamese
Previous clinical experience: Clinical research associate, clinical research scientist, clinical research coordinator (all in oncology); volunteer at the Stanford Pacific Free Clinic and UC Davis Paul Hom Clinic, both student-run clinics

Jocelyn Nguyen

Jocelyn Nguyen
Contact: jclnguyen@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Santa Ana, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Irvine
Undergraduate major: Biological Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, underserved populations, health disparities
Languages: English, Vietnamese
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant at geriatrics and family practice clinic, volunteer
Evan Niakamal

Evan Niakamal
Contact: eniakamal@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Degree: Bachelor of Art
Education: California State University, Long Beach
Undergraduate major: Sociology
Areas of special interest in health care: Hormonal abnormalities, such as hypogonadism and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Dialysis technician and physical therapy aide
Rozina Omidi

Rozina Omidi
Contact: rbomidi@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Granite Bay, California
Degree: Bachelor of Art
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Child Development, Individualized
Areas of special interest in health care: Child development, midwifery and primary care for underserved communities
Languages: English, Farsi
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer in women and children unit and pediatrics and pediatric intensive care unit, gynecologist’s office, medical assistant, dental assistant

Michael Pang

Michael Pang
Contact: mhpang@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Kaneohe, Hawaii
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington
Undergraduate major: Exercise Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Health disparities in homeless, low-income youth; chronic disease and mental health; health policy
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Certified nursing assistant in a memory care and skilled nursing facility, medical assistant and phlebotomist lab tech associate in a small primary care and urgent care clinic, care team volunteer with a non-profit medical clinic, patient concierge volunteer at a non-profit medical clinic for homeless
Kathryn Pashalides

Kathryn Pashalides
Contact: kpashalides@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Irvine, California
Degree: Bachelor of Art
Education: UCLA
Undergraduate major: Political Science, minor in Environmental Studies
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, women's health, urology, LGBT advocacy, preventive medicine and integrated health
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer at clinic that focuses on sexually transmitted diseases screening for low-income residents, medical scribe at emergency facility, medical assistant for a private-practice urologist
Sarah Peffer

Sarah Peffer           
Contact: sjpeffer@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Napa, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, minor in Nutrition and Food
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved populations, emergency medicine
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency room technician, simulation lab technician, medical scribe in emergency room, lead support staff at urgent care, surgery center volunteer, pediatric emergency room intern
Thanh Pham

Thanh Pham
Contact: ttrpham@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Irvine
Undergraduate major: Biological Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, emergency medicine, internal medicine
Languages: English, Vietnamese
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant and medical scribe at federal qualified medical center, teaching assistant for disadvantaged children, volunteer in trauma center

Steven Piper

Steven Piper
Contact: spiper@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Long Beach, California
Degree: Bachelor of Art
Education: Loyola Marymount University
Undergraduate major: Communication Studies
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency room technician and phlebotomist at large urban hospital
Glenn Viernes Quijano

Glenn Quijano
Contact: gvquijano@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: West Hills, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: San Francisco State University
Undergraduate major: Biochemistry
Areas of special interest in health care: Family practice or orthopedic practice
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical scribe in an orthopedic clinic, medical assistant in family practice and urgent care, volunteer with people with developmental disabilities

Danielle Reynolds

Danielle Reynolds
Contact: drreynolds@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Roseville, California
Degree: Bachelor of Art
Education: Pepperdine University
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, underserved communities, global health
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medication technician at an assisted living facility, certified nursing assistant at a skilled nursing facility and an eating disorder treatment facility, volunteer intern at an urban hospital

Andrea Rodarte Omelas

Andrea Rodarte Ornelas
Contact: arodarteornelas@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Reno, Nevada
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Nevada, Reno
Undergraduate major: Community Health Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Latino and other immigrant populations, emergency medicine, women's health
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Advanced emergency medical technician for a private company, volunteer for medically underserved communities in Lima, Peru, medical technician at an assisted living facility, volunteer at a local hospital

Bryanne Salmonsen

Bryanne Salmonsen
Contact: bisalmonsen@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Beverly, Massachusetts
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Vermont 
Undergraduate major: Recreation Management
Areas of special interest in health care: Migrant farmworker health, expanding health care access for undocumented immigrants, diabetes prevention and education, harm reduction and medication-assisted treatment for IV drug users
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Certified nursing assistant at a rural hospital, physical therapy aide at outpatient physical therapy clinic, Spanish and English medical interpreter, volunteer at sterile needle exchange, National Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach volunteer

Leoardo Alexander Sanchez Espinoza

Leonardo Sanchez Espinoza
Contact: leosanchez@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Vallejo, California
Degree: Bachelor of Art
Education: Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park
Undergraduate major: Liberal Studies
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care (family medicine, pediatrics) and other specialties serving underserved communities
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Supplemental instructor at a neighboring college and a pharmacy technician
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Antonio Sandoval
Contact: santonio@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Palm Springs, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, San Bernardino
Undergraduate major: Natural Science, Kinesiology – Allied Health Professions
Areas of special interest in health care: Disease prevention and wellness for medically underserved communities
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician for an ambulance company, medical scribe in an emergency department, volunteer in culturally diverse communities

Venus Sarvi

Venus Sarvi
Contact: vsarvi@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Houston
Undergraduate major: Biology
Languages: English, Farsi
Isabelle Shapiro

Isabelle Shapiro
Contact: isshapiro@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Orinda, California
Degree: Bachelor of Art
Education: University of Colorado, Boulder
Undergraduate major: Psychology
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics or women's health
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency room technician, medical assistant in an orthopedic surgeon office, doula in a county hospital, emergency room medical scribe

Heather Sipes

Heather Sipes
Contact: hnsipes@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Texas, Dallas
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Global health, underserved populations, preventive medicine and education, primary care
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical receptionist in radiology clinic, emergency medical technician for emergency and non-emergency situations, certified nursing aid in nursing home and rehabilitation facilities, volunteer at a therapeutic horse facility for people with disabilities, student observer at a dermatology clinic
Danielle Stewart

Danielle Stewart
Contact: dlstewart@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Grand Canyon University
Undergraduate major: General Science, Biology, Premedicine
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, orthopedics, pediatrics
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant for vascular surgery, primary care and podiatry, medical scribe for multiple specialties

Katherine Tinajero

Katherine Tinajero
Contact: kvtinajero@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Modesto, California
Degree: Bachelor of Art
Education: California State University, Stanislaus
Undergraduate major: Kinesiology with a concentration in Health Promotion
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities in internal and geriatric medicine
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Registered medical assistant in an outpatient cardiology clinic and its associated hospital

Pha Tran

Pha Tran
Contact: tkptran@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Garden Grove, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Long Beach
Undergraduate major: Health Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities in the Los Angeles area
Languages: English, Vietnamese
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant, medical consultant

Patricia Tsai

Patricia Tsai
Contact: pwtsai@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Irvine, California
Degree: Bachelor of Art
Education: University of California, Irvine
Undergraduate major: Public Health
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Patient experience intern, medical assistant at an ear, nose and throat office, medical scribe at a urology office

Selu Vargas

Selu Vargas
Contact: skvargas@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
Degree: Bachelor of Art
Education: The Ohio State University
Undergraduate major: Spanish Linguistics
Areas of special interest in health care: Indian health services, health disparities, underserved communities
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer with the American Red Cross and the Consolidated Troop Medical Command, medical scribe, intern in border health surveillance

Shannon Watson

Shannon Watson
Contact: sjwatson@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Camino, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Chico
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, critical care, internal medicine, cardiology, surgery, rural health, health policy and leadership
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in the emergency room and telemetry units, nurse extern in the emergency room at a level II trauma center, public health nurse intern at a maternal-child agency, home health nursing assistant for special needs children, volunteer registered nurse on the Red Cross disaster response team and in free clinics