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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Smah Khateeb
Contact: skhateeb@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Fremont, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: Mills College
Undergraduate major: Public Health
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, oncology
Languages: English, Arabic
Clinical experience: Volunteer in pediatric hematology and oncology, patient assistant for a clinic, work with autistic and foster children

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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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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

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Maritza Vega-Valdez
Contact:
mivegavaldez@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Patterson, California
Degree:
Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts
Education:
UC Davis
Undergraduate major:
Human Development, Spanish
Areas of special interest in health care:
Underrepresented and underserved communities, people of color, pediatrics, women's health, health policy, labor and delivery
Languages:
English, Spanish
Clinical experience:
Therapeutic recreation and child life volunteer, patient services volunteer, activities intern at a rehabilitation center, nutrition intern at a burn unit, ophthalmology medical receptionist

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Ashley Villalon
Contact:
amvillalon@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Dixon, California
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Education:
UC Davis
Undergraduate major:
Nutrition Science
Areas of special interest in health care:
Health disparities, underserved communities, health and nutrition promotion
Languages:
English, Spanish
Clinical experience:
Certified nursing assistant, volunteer in an emergency department, research intern at a children’s hospital

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Paulina Vyhmeister
Contact:
pvyhmeister@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Rocklin, California
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Education:
California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major:
Family and Consumer Sciences, Nutrition
Areas of special interest in health care:
Community health and diabetes education
Languages:
English, Spanish
Clinical experience:
Student intern in oncology, nursing assistant and unit clerk for emergency department, case management assistant, weight loss clinic assistant

Megan Barretto

Megan Barretto
Contact: mbarretto@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Eugene, Oregon
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis, King University
Research area of interest: New graduate nurse hazing, compassion fatigue, nursing culture, health literacy
Languages: English, conversational Spanish
Current clinical work: Emergency department and adult Intensive Care Unit float pool nurse

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
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

Matthew Vega

Matthew Vega
Contact: mevega@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Stanislaus
Research area of interest: Mental health and LGBTQ care
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Primary Care Mental Health Integration

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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Bianca Alcauter
Contact: bcalcauter@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Stockton, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, San Marcos
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest: Cardiology
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Progressive care unit and telemetry at a hospital

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Ali Berumen
Contact: amberumen@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Auburn, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Indiana State University
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

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Dana Brombos
Contact: debrombos@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Binghamton University
Undergraduate major: Chemistry, Nursing
Languages: English

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Craig Duckworth
Contact: cduckworth@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Brown City, Michigan
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts
Education: Michigan State University, University of Rochester
Undergraduate major: Political Science, Nursing
Research area of interest: Effects of chemotherapy and biotherapy exposure on nurses
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Registered nurse at a comprehensive cancer center, adult infusion

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Anna Dupree
Contact: aldupree@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Brea, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts
Education: California State University, San Marcos; California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Nursing, English
Research area of interest: Palliative care, hospice, sepsis harm reduction, improving patient experience scores and staff retention
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Bedside nurse on the trauma medical surgical floor at a medical center; work in informatics, and precepting new hires and student nurses

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Nhadine Fabro-Brown
Contact: fabrobrown@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Davis, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Rockland Community College, University of Phoenix
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest: How nursing culture and quality of care delivery affects patient safety and outcomes; challenges and barriers nurses and other health care providers face in providing efficient, safe and quality care; creating an evidence-based, effective and sustainable fall prevention program
Languages: English, Tagalog
Current clinical work: Part-time clinical nurse in a step-down unit, per diem nurse for patient care resources at a medical center

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Gina Finical
Contact: grfinical@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Roseville, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Phoenix
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest: Critical care, healthy work environment, nursing leadership, healthy aging
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Nurse in the intensive care unit of a medical center

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Michael Jones
Contact:
mkjone@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: MidAmerica Nazarene University
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Registered nurse in a medical-surgical telemetry unit

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Laura Juarez
Contact: lajuarez@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Jose, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: San Jose State University
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest: Underrepresented populations, patient safety, staff retention, nurse wellness, relationship-based care
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Registered nurse at a hospital

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Aron King
Contact: aaking@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Diego, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Texas, Arlington
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Medical-surgical intensive care unit nurse

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Nicole Lira
Contact: nlira@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Galt, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest: Increasing interdisciplinary rounding and communication; staff and patient safety
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Clinical nurse in a medical center’s ear nose and throat and internal medicine acute care unit

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Rizalina (Riza) Magat
Contact: rnmagat@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Elk Grove, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Makati Medical Center College
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest: Adult and pediatric vascular access nursing issues
Languages: English, Filipino
Current clinical work: Vascular access nurse specialist at a medical center

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Mary Pfaff
Contact: mjpfaff@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Camarillo, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest: Gerontology and Alzheimer's-dementia research
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Medical-surgical nurse for ear, nose and throat department at a medical center

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Reyna Portillo
Contact:
rportillo@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Orangevale, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Phoenix
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Languages: English, Spanish
Current clinical work: Registered nurse at a medical center

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Shayal Prasad
Contact: shyprasad@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Pittsburg, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, East Bay
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest: Under-reported cases of domestic violence in the South Asian community
Languages: English, Hindi
Current clinical work: Clinical nurse at a medical center, float nurse in a hospital

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Wendy Scott
Contact: wakozuma@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Roseville, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest: Quality measures in acute care: process improvement in cardiac care to differentiate between cardiogenic shock and septic shock with elevated lactic acid; cardiomyopathy in the postpartum population; pressure ulcer prevention; oral care; infections created by catheters
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Staff nurse and charge nurse in cardiac intensive care unit; rapid response nurse for acute strokes, acute myocardial infarctions and code-blue cardiac or respiratory arrests

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Sarah Stallins
Contact:
scstallins@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Atherton, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest: Integrative and holistic healing modalities for neuromuscular disorders
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Pediatric charge nurse

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Jennifer Suhd-Brondstatter
Contact: jsuhdbrondstatter@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Santa Cruz, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts
Education: Brandeis University, Samuel Merritt University
Undergraduate major: Biology, Environmental Studies, Nursing
Graduate degree and institution: Master of Arts in Education, Chapman University
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Medical intensive care unit and sexual assault forensic examiner for a hospital

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Nicole Vance
Contact: nevance@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Santa Rosa, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest: Staff resilience in intensive care unit, professional boundaries in nursing, culture of nursing education
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Pediatric intensive care nurse, Re-Igniting the Spirit of Caring facilitator, primary nursing chair

Linda Vuong
Contact:
vuong@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of California, San Diego; University of Oklahoma
Undergraduate major: Molecular Biology, French Language Studies, Nursing
Graduate degree and institution: Master of Science in Biology, University of California, San Diego
Languages:
English, French
Current clinical work: Medical intensive care unit

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Cynthia Walsh
Contact:
cewalsh@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Santa Cruz, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Los Angeles
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Research area of interest: Moral distress experienced by critical care nurses; multidisciplinary approach to peer support in critical care
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Registered nurse in medical-surgical intensive care unit

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Maria Wheeler
Contact: msawheeler@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Vallejo, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Los Angeles; Samuel Merritt University
Undergraduate major: Psychobiology, Nursing
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Adjunct faculty and clinical instructor at a university; registered nurse; board and care administrator and operator

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Maychao (Michelle) Yang
Contact:
mmeyang@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Fresno, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Pacific Union College
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Languages: English, Hmong
Current clinical work: Medical-surgical nurse preceptor

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
Carrie Garland

Carrie Garland
Contact: csgarland@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Redding, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Family nurse practitioner with potential focus on cardiac care
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Telemetry and medical surgical step-down registered nurse, previously worked as a registered nurse providing critical care transport on ambulances
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
Irma Bernal

Irma Bernal
Contact:
ibernal@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Cardiology, underserved communities
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in a medical-surgical and telemetry unit

Erika Gonzalez

Erika Gonzalez
Contact: temgonzalez@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Woodland, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Health disparities, underserved communities, acute care setting, migrant farm workers
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in medical-surgical and telemetry unit and chemo infusion center.
Mallorie Hogan

Mallorie Hogan
Contact: mrhhogan@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Portland
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Geriatrics community, population health
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse, volunteer in emergency department, volunteer in nursing immersion program
Samina Dean

Frances Hopkins
Contact: fmhopkins@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: Boston University
Undergraduate major: Psychology, Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, communities in crisis, teaching
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Middle school science teacher, high school physics teacher in Africa, registered nurse in telemetry unit, NICU and neurology volunteer

Cheryl Johnson

Cheryl Johnson
Contact:
cafjohnson@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Woodland, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Southwest Missouri State University
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Radiology, community health awareness
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in acute care, radiology and cardiac catheterization lab, and vascular medicine; volunteer health and wellness educator in schools

Ryan Kim

Ryan Kim
Contact: rshkim@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Cerritos, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Clinical Nutrition
Graduate degree: Master of Science in Nursing, UCSF
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, urgent care, emergency department, underserved communities
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical, surgical, trauma, neurology intensive care unit registered nurse
Miriam Lakes

Miriam Lakes
Contact: mclakes@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Anselmo, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: Oberlin College
Graduate degree: M.S. in Library and Information Science, Pratt Institute
Undergraduate major: Studio Art
Areas of special interest in health care: Health disparities, inmate health care, geriatric primary care
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Nursing in underserved communities, work with incarcerated patients at county hospital

Joseph Langowski

Joseph Langowski
Contact: jalangowski@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Reno, Nevada
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Nevada, Reno
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Complementary and alternative medicine therapy, alternative technology in health care, pediatrics, undeserved communities, health care policy
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in cardiac intensive care unit and children's emergency department
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Kia Lee
Contact: kialee@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Fresno, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Fresno
Undergraduate major: Food and Nutritional Sciences – Dietetics and Food Administration Option
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, mental health, nursing education
Languages: English, Hmong
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse, mental health instructor
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Shaelah Lewis
Contact: shelewis@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Seattle
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Texas, Arlington
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, women's health, orthopaedics, rural populations
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in home health, orthopaedics, allergy and immunology; medical assistant in family practice
Fangbing Liu

Fangbing Liu
Contact:
faliu@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Xiangyang, China
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Winston Salem State University
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care in underserved communities
Languages: Mandarin, English
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in cardiology intervention unit, certified nursing assistant at a trauma intensive care unit
Estefania Macias

Estefania Macias
Contact: estmacias@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Porterville, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Stanislaus
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Women's health
Languages: Spanish, English
Previous clinical experience: Labor and delivery registered nurse
Pavel Prokopchuk

Pavel Prokopchuk
Contact: pprokopchuk@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Ufa, Russia
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Samuel Merritt University
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care in rural settings
Languages: Russian, English
Current clinical work: Registered nurse in medical-surgical, telemetry, step down and emergency departments; intake registered nurse at a juvenile justice center

Nadezhda Protasovitskaya

Nadezhda Protasovitskaya
Contact: nprotasovitskaya@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, women’s health, pediatrics
Languages: Russian, Ukrainian, English
Current clinical work: Registered nurse in obstetrics acute care unit, pediatrics and neonatal intensive care unit; preceptor, nurse volunteer for a children's camp overseas; volunteer nurse for annual summer programs through local churches

Julisa Ruiz

Julisa Ruiz
Contact: julruiz@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Woodland, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Nursing and Public Health Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Family practice, diabetes, orthopedics, dermatology
Languages: Spanish, English
Current clinical work: Emergency department registered nurse, volunteer fundraiser for health-related nonprofit organizations

Mallory Saffold

Mallory Saffold
Contact: amesanchez@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of Washington, Georgetown University
Undergraduate major: Biology, Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, women’s health, climate change and public health
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Registered nurse in labor and delivery, and postpartum care; lactation consultant, volunteer work with free community health clinic; medical service trip abroad

Tricia Wagner

Tricia Wagner
Contact: twagner@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Antioch, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Western Governors University
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, women's health, pediatrics
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Specialty float pool (trauma, oncology, surgery, pediatrics, infusion, wound care, psychology, women's health), clinical nurse educator, disaster relief

Ana Weidenfeld

Ana Weidenfeld
Contact: aweidenfeld@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Berkeley, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of California, Berkeley, Samuel Merritt University
Undergraduate major: Geography, Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Structural competency, history, policy, education, trauma informed care, primary care
Languages: English
Current clinical work: Registered nurse in primary care, public health nurse in a health department

Eyerusalem Yilma

Eyerusalem Yilma
Contact: eyilma@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Jose, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: San Jose State University
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Undeserved communities, health disparities
Languages: English, Amharic
Current clinical work: Registered nurse in postpartum unit

Christian Yong

Christian Yong
Contact: cyong@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Long Beach, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Dominguez Hills
Undergraduate major: Health Science: Health Care Management, Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, correctional facility nursing, wound care, community health and underserved communities
Languages: English, Khmer, Lao
Current clinical work: Registered nurse in community health, behavioral health, palliative care, correctional facility nursing

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

Sanam Karamouz

Sanam Karamouz
Contact: skaramouz@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Los Angeles
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: Tehran Azad University, Central Branch
Graduate degree: Master of Science in Health Care Management, California State University, Los Angeles
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, oncology, hematology and dermatology
Languages: English, Farsi
Previous clinical experience: certified clinical assistant in various specialties, including primary care, medical-surgical, gastroenterology and podiatry

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: Active military and veterans health, primary care medicine
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

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

Neela Akbar

Neela Akbar
Contact: nlakbar@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Hayward, 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, women's health, public health and policy, emergency medicine
Languages: Farsi (Dari), English
Previous clinical experience: Medical volunteer in an emergency department and trauma nursing unit, medical scribe in the emergency department of a large urban hospital, volunteer peer case manager and interpreter at a nonprofit refugee assistance center

Alejandro Alvarez-Bautista

Alejandro Alvarez-Bautista
Contact: aalvarezbautista@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Watsonville, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of California, Berkeley
Undergraduate major: Molecular and Cell Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities
Languages: Spanish, English
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer interpreter, in-home health educator and medical assistant, volunteer for an AIDS organization mobile clinic

Joshua Ayerza

Joshua Ayerza
Contact:
jdayerza@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Fresno, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Monterey Bay
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, family medicine, urgent care
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician, orthopaedic medical assistant, orthopaedic medical scribe, emergency department medical scribe

Jordanna Baddeley

Jordanna Baddeley
Contact: jdbaddeley@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Petaluma, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Exercise Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Geriatrics and pediatrics in underserved communities
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Physical therapy aide, in-home healthcare volunteer, laser therapy technician for geriatric practice

Vanessa Banales

Vanessa Banales
Contact: vabanales@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Kingsburg, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: California State University, Fresno
Undergraduate major: Psychology
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care and women's health in underserved communities
Languages: Spanish, English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medicine scribe, certified nursing assistant in a skilled nursing facility, volunteer working with victims of crimes, volunteer for a free clinic

Jacob Blasi

Jacob Blasi
Contact:
jdblasi@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Clayton, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Undergraduate major: Kinesiology, Health Promotion
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care in rural communities, wilderness medicine, search and rescue, disaster response, behavioral health, health and wellness
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician in rural and urban settings, urban critical care transport

Karla Canizales

Karla Canizales
Contact:
kmcanizales@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Chula Vista, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UCLA
Undergraduate major: Psychobiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care in underserved areas, especially Spanish-speaking communities
Languages: Spanish, English
Previous clinical experience: Outpatient clinics and emergency department, emergency medical technician, emergency department technician and medical scribe for a women's health care clinic

Abigael Cecil

Abigael Cecil
Contact:
amcecil@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Redding, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Chico
Undergraduate major: Health Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, cardiology, emergency medicine, pediatrics, primary care, surgery and trauma
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: physical medicine and rehabilitation medical assistant and scribe, volunteer at nonprofit organization

Pei-Ling Chen

Pei-Ling Chen
Contact: plcchen@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Houli, Taichung
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis, UC Irvine
Undergraduate major: Biological Sciences
Areas of special interest in health care: Rural medicine, emergency medicine, surgery, oncology
Languages: Mandarin Chinese, English
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant for an internal medicine private practice, behavior therapist for autistic children, remote scribe, volunteer at a clinic

Ammar Chohan

Ammar Chohan
Contact: amrchohan@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Jose, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: San Jose State University
Undergraduate major: Kinesiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, primary care, orthopaedics, emergency care
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant at a community health clinic, emergency medical technician for a private ambulance company, physical therapist aide at a rehabilitation clinic

Angela De Herrera

Angela De Herrera
Contact:
adeherrera@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, San Marcos
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, underserved communities, pediatrics, and emergency medicine
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Certified nursing assistant in a post-anesthesia care unit; registered nurse in an outpatient pediatric surgery center, and clinic registered nurse at a federally qualified health center

Gulshanjit Dhaliwal

Gulshanjit Dhaliwal
Contact:
gjkdhaliwal@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Bakersfield, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Bakersfield
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Internal medicine, emergency medicine, underserved rural communities, surgery
Languages: Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, English
Previous clinical experience: Certified medical assistant at urgent care facilities, medical scribe in an emergency department, volunteer for hospice and other nonprofit institutions

Melissa Elist

Melissa Elist
Contact: mlelist@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Tarzana, California 
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: UCLA
Undergraduate major: Sociology, Disability Studies
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, labor and delivery; rheumatology; allergies; mental health; eating disorders; nutrition; preventive care
Languages: English, Farsi
Previous clinical experience: Clinical research coordinator, volunteer in hospital postanesthesia care unit, ophthalmic medical scribe

James Ensley

James Ensley
Contact: jaensley@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Benicia, California   
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Waldorf University
Undergraduate major: Emergency Management
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, intensive care and acute care, pulmonology, transplant services, underserved communities, surgical interventions
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Paramedic, emergency medical and fire response, hazardous materials specialist, community-based disaster response instructor, EKG tech, telemetry tech

Tatsiana Franco

Tatsiana Franco
Contact:
tfranco@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Emeryville, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, East Bay
Undergraduate major: Health Sciences, Preclinical
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, health promotion, preventive medicine, underserved populations, diverse communities, community health, collaborative care model, mental health, social services, women’s health, endocrinology, immunology, global health, multicultural issues, health behavior, research, health care quality, resources utilization
Languages: Russian, Belarusian, English
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant in primary care, urgent care, specialty clinic; volunteer trainer in an emergency department; volunteer in radiology; P.A. shadow in oncology; outreach coordinator on mammogram screenings research, phlebotomy practical training; volunteer at a mobile clinic abroad

Promise Funfe

Promise Funfe
Contact: pmfunfe@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Phoenix
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Arizona State University
Undergraduate major: Health Science and Health Policy
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care in underserved communities and health policy
Languages: Awing-African, Bantu-pidgin, English
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer with a nonprofit free clinic for underserved and undocumented populations, dental assistant in a mental health hospital

Molly Garcia

Molly Garcia
Contact: molgarcia@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Bridgeport, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Exercise Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved populations with limited access to health care, emergency medicine, cardiothoracic surgery
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician, cardiothoracic surgery medical assistant and emergency department scribe

Michelle Geerts

Michelle Geerts
Contact: mdgeerts@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Rocklin, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Clinical Nutrition
Areas of special interest in health care: Family medicine, urgent care
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Certified nursing assistant in a skilled nursing facility and hospitals, surgery center volunteer

Jessica Gomez

Jessica Gomez
Contact: jeagomez@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Oakdale, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Stanislaus
Undergraduate major: Biological Sciences
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care and emergency medicine in underserved communities in areas with Spanish-speaking patients
Languages: Spanish, English
Previous clinical experience: Medical scribe in hospitals and medical centers

Clarissa Ho

Clarissa Ho
Contact: clcho@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Millbrae, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Exercise Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved and rural communities, internal medicine, emergency medicine, orthopaedics
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical scribe in internal medicine, addiction medicine and pain management clinic; emergency medical technician; physical therapy aide

Taylor Jabusch

Taylor Jabusch
Contact:
tnjabusch@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Newcastle, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Boise State University
Undergraduate major: Health Science Studies
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, pediatrics or women's health in underserved communities
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Certified nursing assistant in various settings; health aide at an elementary school, monitoring students with type 1 diabetes and other health conditions

Nisha Jariwalla

Nisha Jariwalla
Contact: njariwalla@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Jose, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of California, Santa Cruz
Undergraduate major: Biology, Psychology
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care with a focus on underserved communities, general surgery and health disparities among low-income populations
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Certified nursing assistant, patient care liaison, community outreach volunteer, and research assistant at a children’s hospital

Mohamed Jawara

Mohamed Jawara
Contact: msjawara@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Loma Linda, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of California, Riverside
Undergraduate major: Political Science/Law and Society
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, health disparities
Languages: Krio, English
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer in an emergency department and intensive care unit, certified nursing assistant and home health aide at senior care facilities, program coordinator for two public health institutions

Yuliya Karpach

Yuliya Karpach
Contact: ykarpach@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Ukraine
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Neurology, Physiology, and Behavior
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency department, surgery or primary care, underserved communities
Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English
Previous clinical experience: ophthalmic technician, medical scribe

Manpreet Kaur

Manpreet Kaur
Contact:
drkaur@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Newark, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Graduate degree: Master of Public Health
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics and underserved communities
Languages: Punjabi, Hindi, English
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer in health clinic for underserved populations, licensed phlebotomist at a blood bank, volunteer at an emergency department and at a dental clinic

Mary Kirya

Mary Kirya
Contact:
mnkirya@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Belmont, Massachusetts
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Massachusetts, Boston
Undergraduate major: Health Sciences
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care and psychology with individuals with disabilities and in underserved communities, multilevel global healthcare in third-world countries with little to no health care
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Residential case manager, direct care staff member and residential site director for individuals with disabilities, volunteer advocate and companion for adults with disabilities

Fiona Lee

Fiona Lee
Contact: fflee@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Union City, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, women's health, reducing health disparities and increasing access to care within underserved communities
Languages: Cantonese, English
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant, phlebotomist, health volunteer on medical mission trip, volunteer children’s vision screener for community schools

Alvin Leonardo

Alvin Leonardo
Contact: avleonardo@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Jose, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Cell Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, internal medicine, surgery, health disparities, underserved communities, disaster relief
Languages: English, Tagalog
Previous clinical experience: Emergency department medical scribe, emergency medical technician, medical surgery intern

Alayde Loredo Contreras

Alayde Loredo Contreras
Contact: arloredocontreras@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Biomedical Sciences
Areas of special interest in health care: Undeserved communities and health policy
Languages: Spanish, English
Previous clinical experience: Hospital volunteer in radiology, patient transport and orthotics; phlebotomy technician; research into diabetic kidney disease

Angela Luu

Angela Luu
Contact: angluu@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Oakland, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, San Diego
Undergraduate major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities
Languages: English, Cantonese
Previous clinical experience: Primary care intern, emergency department volunteer, medical assistant for a pulmonologist-internist-sleep specialist, medical assistant for an orthopaedic surgery practice, medical assistant and procedure coordinator for a gastrointestinal practice

Samantha Magana

Samantha Magana
Contact: samagana@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Redding, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Biological Sciences
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care for underserved and elderly populations
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant in dermatology, medical scribe, patient triage

Laura Marmolejo

Laura Marmolejo
Contact: lmarmolejo@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Novato, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Biological Sciences, Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Areas of special interest in health care: Cardiology, electrophysiology, pediatrics, underserved communities
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Medical scribe in emergency, cardiology and electrophysiology departments at a medical center.

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

Alexandra Mero

Alexandra Mero
Contact: ammero@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Arroyo Grande, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Point Loma Nazarene University
Undergraduate major: Athletic Training and Applied Health Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Sports medicine, orthopaedic surgery
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant for an orthopaedic surgeon, medical scribe at a liver and gastrointestinal center

Pryana Mishra

Pryana Mishra
Contact: ppmishra@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Hayward, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, East Bay
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, primary care, orthopaedics, pathology, underserved communities
Languages: English, Hindi
Previous clinical experience: Certified nursing assistant in medical surgery, intensive care unit and critical care unit, telemetry, emergency department and oncology; surgical P.A. shadow and hospitalist

Hayley Murphy

Hayley Murphy
Contact: hlmurphy@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Lowell, Michigan
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: Columbia College Chicago
Undergraduate major: Photography
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved and underrepresented populations, primary care, women’s health, surgery, clinical research, holistic approaches for better patient care, mental health
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Phlebotomist at a medical center, a veterans’ hospital and private hospital; medical mission and medicinal research in Peru

Sadaf Nagshbandi

Sadaf Nagshbandi
Contact: snagshbandi@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Fremont, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, family medicine, women's health
Languages: Farsi, French, English
Previous clinical experience: Certified medical assistant at an urgent care facility, medical assistant and manager for a homeless clinic, medical scribe in a clinical internal medicine setting, volunteer at a student-run clinic for uninsured populations, medical mission in Cambodia

Gina Nakhla

Gina Nakhla
Contact: gmansour@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Pleasanton, California
Degree: Bachelor of Art
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities with a specialty in primary care or orthopaedics
Languages: English, Arabic
Previous clinical experience: Operating room assistant and intern in a medical center, dental assistant

Dylan Neal

Dylan Neal
Contact: dtneal@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Orangevale, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: William Jessup University
Undergraduate major: Kinesiology, exercise science concentration
Areas of special interest in health care: Rural populations with diverse backgrounds
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician for large city events, home health aide with specialization in dementia care for a rural disabled community

Alexander Nella

Alexander Nella
Contact: asnella@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Fort Bragg, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Clinical Nutrition
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, chronic disease management, endocrinology, pulmonary medicine and rehabilitation
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, clinical dietitian and dietetic internship preceptor, volunteer for various nonprofit organizations

Jenny Ngo

Jenny Ngo
Contact: jisngo@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Francisco, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Santa Cruz
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Health disparities and underserved communities
Languages: English, Chinese
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant at multiple dermatology clinics, women's health clinic and medical mission abroad; foundation specialist at nonprofit medication assistant program; volunteer at hospitals and other nonprofit organizations

Caitlin O'Malley

Caitlin O'Malley
Contact: ceomalley@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Novato, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: Boston University
Undergraduate major: General Science, Biology, Neurobiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Rural underserved communities, primary care
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: In vitro fertilization coordinator and medical assistant at a fertility clinic, certified nursing assistant in a skilled nursing facility, volunteer sexual health educator


Cinthia Palomares

Cinthia Palomares
Contact: cgpalomares@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Fontana, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: California State University, Stanislaus
Undergraduate major: Kinesiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, primary care, surgery, mission work in third-world countries
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medicine scribe, volunteer in exercise classes for geriatric populations, health fairs and screenings; physical therapy aide in orthopaedics

Shree Pandey

Shree Pandey
Contact: skpandey@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Artesia, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Louisiana State University, Shreveport
Undergraduate major: Medical Laboratory Technology
Graduate degree: Master of Business Administration
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, primary care
Languages: Nepali, Hindi, Spanish, English
Previous clinical experience: Hospital volunteer and phlebotomist

Ana Perez-Pringle

Ana Perez-Pringle
Contact: aaperezp@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and Portland, Oregon
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Portland State University
Undergraduate major: Business Administration
Areas of special interest in health care: Family practice, emergency medicine
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Dialysis technician and nursing assistant in large urban communities

Jenny-Pham

Jenny Pham
Contact: jnnpham@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Jose, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Irvine
Undergraduate major: Biological Sciences
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care in underserved communities, dermatology, global health
Languages: Vietnamese, English
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant in cardiology and internal medicine, volunteer Vietnamese medical interpreter on medical mission trip, volunteer at bariatric and general surgery clinic

Shey Piper

Shey Piper
Contact: smpiper@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Gunnison, Colorado
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of Alaska, Anchorage
Undergraduate major: English Rhetoric
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, family practice
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency room scribe in a critical-access hospital, patient care technician in surgery

Natalie Piwek

Natalie Piwek
Contact: nepiwek@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Concord, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: San Diego State University
Undergraduate major: Kinesiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, reconstructive plastic surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, orthopaedics, oncology
Languages: Polish, English
Previous clinical experience: Scribe in emergency medicine, medical assistant in orthopaedics, medical assistant in dermatology

Sarah Pyle

Sarah Pyle
Contact: slpyle@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Napa, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Point Loma Nazarene University
Undergraduate major: Biology and Chemistry
Areas of special interest in health care: Orthopaedics
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer with young adult heart screening, medical assistant in a psychiatry clinic, physical therapy aide, shadow of elective surgeries

Sebastian Raafat

Sebastian Raafat
Contact: sjraafat@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Danville, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Managerial Economics
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, community health, emergency medicine
Languages: Persian, Spanish, English
Previous clinical experience: Paramedic in an urban 911 system, volunteer firefighter, emergency medical technician

Salaman Rasoli

Salaman Rasoli
Contact: srasoli@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Antelope, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Chico
Undergraduate major: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved low-income communities in primary care, emergency medicine, orthopaedic surgery, dermatology
Languages: English, Farsi
Previous clinical experience: Medical scribe in emergency medicine and dermatology, medical assistant at free clinic for homeless population, clinical research associate in molecular biology, medication technician at an assisted-living facility

Haley Rentfro

Haley Rentfro
Contact: herentfro@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Riverside, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Undergraduate major: Kinesiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, health disparities, women's health, orthopaedics
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Physical therapy aide at orthopaedic clinic, medical assistant for an endocrinologist, hospital volunteer, volunteer at day center for adults with developmental disabilities

Flora Rodriguez

Flora Rodriguez
Contact: flrodriguez@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Fresno, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: California State University, Fresno
Undergraduate major: Psychology
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, dermatology, emergency medicine, low-income families, undeserved communities
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer at local hospital, physician shadow at local clinic, certified nursing assistant at a nursing home and rehab center, patient care assistant in hospital surgical unit

Kaylee Schukei

Kaylee Schukei
Contact: rvsen@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Chico, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Genetics and Genomics
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care in underserved communities
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical scribe in emergency room, volunteer in free clinic, intern in emergency room and surgical intensive care unit, volunteer with nonprofit agency

Cailey Strazzo

Cailey Strazzo
Contact: strazzo@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Pine Grove, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: California State University, Chico
Undergraduate major: Kinesiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, primary care, general surgery
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Certified nursing assistant at a rehabilitation center, laboratory technician assistant at a hospital, medical assistant at a general surgery office, medical scribe in an emergency department

John Thompson

John Thompson
Contact: johthompson@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Paso Robles, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: Azusa Pacific University
Undergraduate major: Athletic Training
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, orthopaedics, general surgery, pediatrics, rural medicine
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Certified athletic trainer, emergency medical technician

Karen Walker

Karen Walker
Contact: karwalker@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Grass Valley, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Purdue University
Undergraduate major: Health Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, primary care, urgent care
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Dental office work, certified nursing assistant, P.A. shadow

Lauren Watanabe

Lauren Watanabe
Contact: lewatanabe@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Stockton, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Saint Mary's College of California
Undergraduate major: General Science, Allied Health Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, pediatrics, neonatal care
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician for pediatric and neonatal intensive care transport teams, hospice volunteer

Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson
Contact: atwilson@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Luis Obispo, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: The New School, New York
Undergraduate major: Liberal Arts, Literature, Cultural Studies
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, pediatrics, rural and underserved communities
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician, emergency department technician, search and rescue volunteer, wilderness training with an occupational health care company

Wai Win

Wai Win
Contact: wwin@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Yangon, Myanmar
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Rutgers University
Undergraduate major: Allied Health
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, underserved communities, intensive care unit, emergency medicine
Languages: English, Burmese
Previous clinical experience: Respiratory therapist

Daniel Yanov

Daniel Yanov
Contact: dayanov@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Concord, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts
Education: Creighton University, Omaha
Undergraduate major: Molecular Biology, Philosophy
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care or orthopaedics
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Phlebotomist in a hospital, primary care clinic and a specimen collection laboratory

Madeline Zea

Madeline Zea
Contact: mjzea@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Grass Valley, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: Biola University
Undergraduate major: Psychology
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, underserved communities and at-risk populations, public health, health education
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician for a 911 system, medical scribe at a large hospital, client advocate at a pregnancy clinic, emergency medical technician volunteer at an inner-city clinic