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 — Family Nurse Practitioner and Master's Entry Program in Nursing.

 

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

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

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

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Shelbie Allen
Contact: srallen@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Yuba City, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Health Sciences, Community Health Education
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, critical and intensive care; education
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Certified nursing assistant in oncology, telemetry, medical-surgery and emergency department; volunteer in accelerated access unit; volunteer for nonprofit health organizations; coordinator of health and development screenings for children up to 5 years old

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Karina Avalos
Contact: karavalos@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: South Gate, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Los Angeles
Undergraduate major: Public Health
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, trauma, oncology, pediatrics
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer health scholar, public health advocate and outreach coordinator at a nonprofit clinic and hospital

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Elizabeth Boyd
Contact: elboyd@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Psychology
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, women's health, underserved communities, trauma and genetics
Languages: English
Clinical experience: Medical office service coordinator in genomic medicine, general pediatrics and pediatric specialties

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Danielle Carbonaro
Contact: carbonaro@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Lincoln, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Animal Science
Graduate degree and institution: Master of Science, Nutrition Sciences, University of Cincinnati
Areas of special interest in health care: Infant and maternal health disparities, childhood obesity and neonatal critical care
Languages: English
Clinical experience: Assisted in design and implementation of a clinical intervention study regarding postpartum weight loss and infant nutrition

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Juliet Chu
Contact: juuchu@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Oakland, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Human Development
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, critical care, nurse anesthetist, surgery, and labor and delivery
Languages: English
Clinical experience: Intern in emergency department and emergency department unit clerk

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Tiffany Cyras
Contact: tmcyras@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Makawao, Hawaii
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Speech Pathology, Audiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Obstetrics, neonatal intensive care, lactation education, women's health, pediatrics, and health education for patients and families
Languages: English
Clinical experience: Speech and language pathology assistant at a university clinic and school district, family education for people with aphasia, and communication partner of people with aphasia using art as tool

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Brooke Damron
Contact: bldamron@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Placerville, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Walden University
Undergraduate major: Health Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, health and wellness
Languages: English
Clinical experience: Cardiac telemetry technician at a medical center, emergency medical technician at private ambulance company

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Hannah Davis
Contact: hdavis@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Loomis, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Undergraduate major: Psychology
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics and neonatal intensive care, mental health, identifying social and cultural factors to improve access to quality health care and reducing disparities within, researching and applying holistic approaches to provide better patient care
Languages: English
Clinical experience: Volunteer in neonatal intensive care unit, emergency medical technician at concerts and events

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Emily Fleming
Contact: eafleming@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Biology, Biomedical Sciences
Areas of special interest in health care: Immunotherapy, increasing access to care, advancing health technology and services, oncology
Languages: English
Clinical experience: Rehabilitation therapies at home for relatives and personal experience in lifelong immunotherapy treatments; coordination of care and services for graduate students in a social work department

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Marie Gage
Contact: mgage@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Yuba City, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Merced
Undergraduate major: General Science, Chemistry
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, intensive care unit, underserved communities
Languages: English, Tongan
Clinical experience: Volunteer with emergency department at a medical center, medical scribe, volunteer at an animal medical center

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Alexis Garcia
Contact: lexgarcia@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Linda, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of California, Santa Cruz
Undergraduate major: Anthropology
Areas of special interest in health care: Women's health, labor and delivery, pediatrics, primary care, chronic illness management, eliminating health disparities and improving access to care in low-income communities
Languages: English
Clinical experience: Clinical medical scribe in adult primary care, pediatrics, cardiology, gynecology; volunteer in rehabilitative therapy clinics for pediatric and adult patients; health education presenter for high school special-needs student

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Gina Gerace
Contact: gmgerace@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Bolinas, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: California State University, Chico
Undergraduate major: Political Science, Criminal Justice
Post-baccalaureate Certificate: Forensic Identification
Graduate degree and institution: Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies: Medicolegal Death Investigation, California State University, Chico
Areas of special interest in health care: Forensic nursing, emergency medicine, emergency management, public health, health policy
Languages: English
Clinical experience: Volunteer at medical examiner-coroner, nurse logistics volunteer for the Camp Fire recovery shelter, crisis counselor volunteer for disaster recovery center

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Paulina Gil Landeros Johnson
Contact: pbljohnson@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Spanish
Areas of special interest in health care: Health disparities, underserved communities, health promotion and prevention, health policy and reform, pediatrics, women's health
Languages: English, Spanish
Clinical experience: Volunteer translator for Spanish-speaking patients and medical professionals, administrative services for community clinic

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Marissa Gonzales
Contact: margonzales@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Vallejo, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Exercise Biology, Psychology, Asian American Studies
Areas of special interest in health care: Community health, health care policy, rehabilitation, nursing quality improvement
Languages: English
Clinical experience: Caregiver and home health aide for an agency and in-home support services, certified nursing assistant in skilled nursing facility, lift technician for a hospital

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Taylor Harmening
Contact: btharmening@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Walls, Mississippi
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Psychology
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, underserved populations, global health, mental health
Languages: English
Clinical experience: Aerospace medical technician and emergency medical technician, patient care technician and unit ward clerk for hospital observation unit

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Amanda Jernstrom
Contact: ajernstrom@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Redding, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of California, Berkeley
Undergraduate major: Psychology
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, public health, mental health and substance abuse, rural populations, clinical research, harm reduction, motivational interviewing
Languages: English
Clinical experience: Hospital volunteer, research assistant, health worker and counselor in public health, phlebotomist, lab assistant

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Melissa Kumnoonsate
Contact: mkumnoonsate@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Cupertino, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Human Development
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency, surgical, critical care, travel and flight nursing, labor and delivery and maternal health, nurse health, underserved immigrant populations
Languages: English
Clinical experience: Physical therapist aide, clinic intern and vision coordinator, child life intern, pediatric shadow, neonatal intensive care unit and naturopathic departments in a Thailand hospital

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Christy Lam
Contact:
cblam@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Jose, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: San Jose State University
Undergraduate major: Health Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, public health, health policy
Languages: English, Vietnamese
Clinical experience: Community health promotion volunteer, peer health educator, volunteer at clinic and medical center

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Shuyi Lao
Contact:
slao@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Diego, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Nutrition Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Critical care, geriatrics, healthy aging, health promotion and prevention in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities
Languages: English
Clinical experience: Certified nursing assistant in a skilled nursing facility, volunteer work in intensive care, burn and medical surge unit at a hospital

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Crystal Lua
Contact:
crylua@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Winters, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Human Development
Areas of special interest in health care: Geriatrics, longevity, palliative care and home health care
Languages: English, Spanish
Clinical experience: Home caregiver, volunteer for child life and gastroenterology departments at a medical center

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Wendy Luc
Contact:
wlluc@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Jose, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University f California, Santa Barbara
Undergraduate major: Biopsychology
Areas of special interest in health care: Women's health, family nurse practitioner, public health
Languages: English
Clinical experience: Emergency room scribe, pharmacy clerk, account manager for the medical emergency relief fund, medical mission volunteer, physical therapy aide, therapeutic yoga teacher

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Jon Allen Madarang
Contact:
jlmadarang@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Stockton, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Areas of special interest in health care: Case management, improving health care access and competency for patients via advocacy and education
Languages: English,
Clinical experience: Volunteer for numerous medical center departments, rehabilitation aide for an outpatient physical therapy clinic, nationally certified emergency medical technician, administrative roles in internal medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation therapies and transplant clinics

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Ahmad Marshal
Contact:
ammashal@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Education:
UC Davis
Undergraduate major:
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Areas of special interest in health care:
Intensive care unit, emergency room, pediatrics, undeserved communities
Languages:
English, Arabic
Clinical experience:
Medical mission trips to foreign countries, medical scribe, nurse shadow in a VA hospital

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Caitlyn McCarthy
Contact:
cnmccarthy@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Diego, California
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Education:
UC Davis
Undergraduate major:
Human Development
Areas of special interest in health care:
Women's health, labor and delivery, high-risk pregnancies, public health, mental health
Languages:
English
Clinical experience:
Volunteer in labor and delivery, high-risk pregnancy fetal testing clinic, and cardiac rehabilitation clinic; internship in emergency medicine and certified emergency medical technician

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Erika Mojica
Contact:
ejavina@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Colusa, California
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Education:
California State University, Chico
Undergraduate major:
Health Science, Spanish
Areas of special interest in health care:
Women's health, neonatal, intensive care unit, rural underserved populations and public health
Languages:
English, Spanish
Clinical experience:
Health program specialist for public health and program director for a maternal, child and adolescent health program; community health worker for breast and cervical cancer early detection program

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Chia Moua
Contact:
chmoua@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Merced, California
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Education:
California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major:
Gerontology
Areas of special interest in health care:
Geriatrics, cultural competency in the health care setting, underserved populations and reducing health disparities
Languages:
English, Hmong
Clinical experience:
Volunteer in a hospital in post-anesthesia care unit, skilled-nursing occupational therapist and physical therapist shadow, senior companion, in-home assessments intern, patient advocate for a student-run clinic

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Tiffany Ngo
Contact:
tntngo@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Jose, California
Degree:
Bachelor of Arts
Education:
San Francisco State University
Undergraduate major:
Family and Consumer Sciences, Nutrition
Areas of special interest in health care:
Underserved communities, pediatrics
Languages:
English, Vietnamese
Clinical experience:
Volunteer at a hospital

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Bayan Odeh
Contact:
bodeh@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Francisco
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Education:
University of San Francisco
Undergraduate major:
Kinesiology
Areas of special interest in health care:
Neonatal and pediatrics, obstetrics, intensive care, health policy and reform, health disparities
Languages:
English
Clinical experience:
Medical scribe in a nonprofit clinic, volunteer in a hospital emergency department, volunteer emergency medical staff member, trained in phlebotomy, physical therapy aide in outpatient setting

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Danielle Patterson
Contact:
danpatterson@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Vallejo, California
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Education:
California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major:
Health Science, Community Health Education
Areas of special interest in health care:
Emergency, critical care and trauma
Languages:
English
Clinical experience:
In-home caregiver, health educator intern for local nonprofit organization, public affairs intern for hospital, volunteer in hospital emergency departments

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Alexandra Perrone
Contact:
aperrone@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Davis, California
Degree:
Bachelor of Arts
Education:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Undergraduate major:
Anthropology
Graduate degree and institution: Master of Arts in Anthropology (Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology), California State University, Chico
Areas of special interest in health care:
Family nurse practitioner in underserved communities, reducing health disparities, effective health care communication, undergraduate and graduate nursing educator
Languages:
English, Spanish
Clinical experience:
Volunteer at free community health clinic, research specialist for health and environment, research assistant for public health studies focusing on culturally sensitive approaches to health care

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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
Clinical experience:
Administrative volunteer, medical assistant volunteer, medical assistant at rheumatologist office, job shadow with registered nurse in medical surgery unit

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Jaynee Pudewel
Contact:
jmpudewell@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Napa, California
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Education:
UC Davis
Undergraduate major:
Biopsychology
Areas of special interest in health care:
Emergency medicine, critical care, pediatrics, oncology, mental health, health policy
Languages:
English
Clinical experience:
Emergency medical technician, emergency department volunteer at community hospital, volunteer in pediatric emergency and operating room, CPR instructor, health educator

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Michele Puente
Contact:
mlpuente@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree:
Bachelor of Arts
Education:
San Jose State University
Undergraduate major:
English
Areas of special interest in health care:
Geriatrics, healthy policy, aging
Languages:
English

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Araceli Sanchez
Contact:
amesanchez@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Zamora, Michoacán, Mexico
Degree:
Bachelor of Arts
Education:
California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major:
Foreign Languages, Spanish
Graduate degree and institution: Master of Arts in Spanish, California State University, Sacramento
Areas of special interest in health care:
Underserved communities (especially patients with chronic illnesses), health disparities (emphasis on Latino and immigrant populations), mental health, neonatal intensive care, public health
Languages:
English, Spanish, French
Clinical experience:
In-home caregiver, volunteer at health clinic for medically indigent

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Dylan Scalzo
Contact:
dmscalzo@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Weimar, California
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Education:
UC Davis
Undergraduate major:
Biological Sciences
Areas of special interest in health care:
Underserved communities with an emphasis on rural healthcare and healthcare professional shortage areas
Languages:
English

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Ronal Sen
Contact:
rvsen@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:
Underserved population, infectious control-HIV, nurse educator in nursing and health care
Languages:
English, Hindi, Fijian Hindi
Clinical experience:
Patient transporter, unit assistant, clinical health educator in adult care medicine, health education and global health department

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Sierra Sheeper
Contact:
stsheeper@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: La Selva Beach, California
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Education:
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Undergraduate major:
Kinesiology
Areas of special interest in health care:
Pediatrics, women's health, labor and delivery, health policy
Languages:
English
Clinical experience:
Medical scribe at two pediatric clinics, research assistant for Infant feeding studies, intern at a hospital in Spain

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Gulnazbanu Siddiqui
Contact:
grsiddiqui@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Fairfield, California
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Education:
UC Davis
Undergraduate major:
Human Development
Areas of special interest in health care:
Oncology and radiation, mental health and well-being, geriatrics, women's health, underserved communities, health disparities within communities
Languages:
English, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati
Clinical experience:
Behavior therapist for children with autism, clinical medical assistant in prison health care, volunteer in radiation and oncology department at a hospital, intern in a rehabilitation clinic

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Sydney Sohl
Contact:
skcarlson@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: El Dorado Hills, California
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Education:
UC Davis
Undergraduate major:
Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Areas of special interest in health care:
Emergency medicine, women's health and clinical research
Languages:
English
Clinical experience:
Intern as an emergency medical research associate, volunteer at a therapeutic equestrian center for disabled clients, researcher with violence prevention research program within emergency medicine

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Jason Tran
Contact:
jastran@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Jose, California
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Education:
California State University, San Bernardino
Undergraduate major: Nutrition and Food Sciences
Areas of special interest in health care:
Underserved, obesity, food desert regions
Languages:
English, Vietnamese
Clinical experience:
Emergency medical technician and paramedic, recreation therapist assistant

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Austin Van Bruggen
Contact:
ajvanbruggen@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Vacaville, California
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Education:
UC Davis
Undergraduate major:
Evolution Ecology and Biodiversity
Areas of special interest in health care:
Pediatrics, oncology
Languages:
English
Clinical experience:
Volunteer at a community clinic, in-home caregiving

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Brenda Vasquez
Contact:
bgvasquez@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Concord, California
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Education:
San Francisco State University
Undergraduate major:
Health Education, Public Health
Areas of special interest in health care:
Family nurse practitioner, women’s health, neurology, public health
Languages:
English, Spanish
Clinical experience:
Dental hygiene treatment coordinator and dental assistant, administrative services and educational programs for underserved communities, public health