Lauren Awaya President

What I do: As the President, I get the opportunity to work with the Vice President to lead biweekly board meetings and plan general board events. Additionally, we work closely with each board member to help make their events and goals possible.
Favorite Part of my Position: My favorite part of the position as President is the new perspective I have of how much we accomplish as a whole! I'm lucky to see holistic outcomes and work with a variety of people.
Year: Fourth
Major/Minor: Physiology and Neuroscience
College: Thurgood Marshall
Intended Profession: Physician
If I were an organ, I would be...: the stomach because I love food & the feeling of butterflies when I'm happy.

Reeya Shah Vice President

What I do: As VP I help the president coordinate HMP3-wide events, as well as serving as a resource for board members to help; them reach their goals and put on events.
Favorite Part of my Position: I love getting to see the variety of different events put on by our many subcommittees and getting to help put on events that benefit UCSD's pre-health community!
Year: Third
Major/Minor: Neurobiology
College: ERC
Intended Profession: Reproductive Medicine/Endocronolgy
If I were an organ, I would be...: The heart because I'm driven by the people and things I love.

Richard Tram Outreach Chair

What I do: The Outreach Chair manages the organization’s social media presence, and works in tandem with the Communications Chair to make sure that our members receive timely information regarding events, opportunities, or resources on campus relevant to health and medicine.
Favorite part of my position: My favorite part about my position is that I’m able to have the creative freedom to try new things and explore different ways in which we can interact with our members on social media. I also love that beyond publicizing events, we are also able to showcase different healthcare career options in the hopes that it will ignite curiosity and interest in the UCSD pre-health community.
Year: Third
College: ERC
Major/Minor: Global Health
Future Career: Radiologist
If I were an organ, I would be: The kidney because I enjoy cleaning.

Jelan Waly Communications Chair

What I do: As Communications Chair, I am responsible for maintaining the HMP3 website and work alongside the Outreach Chair to maintain the Facebook page. I also create the tri quarterly newsletter for HMP3 with all of our events.
Favorite Part of my Position: Using my love of computer science to benefit future doctors!
Year: Fourth
Major/Minor: Computer Science with a Specialization in Bioinformatics
College: Warren
Intended Profession: Physician
If I were an organ, I would be...: The muscles because what is life without a little action :)

Eric Nguyen Finance Chair

What I do: I am responsible for managing detailed financial records, maintaining the HMP3 bank account, and helping to fundraise for any event hosted by our HMP3 subcommittees.
Favorite Part of my Position: I love connecting with people and providing helpful resources, and as finance chair, I am able to work with not just one subcommittee, but with everyone with their events.
Year: Third
Major/Minor: Neurobiology and Music/Psychology
College: Revelle
Intended Profession: Neurologist
If I were an organ, I would be...: The brain’s amygdala because it attaches emotional significance to memories, which makes creating new memories all the more worthwhile.

Shiantel Chiang MEDTalks Co-Chair

What I do: As a MedTalks Co-Chair, I plan speaker panels and TedTalk-style events for health professionals to speak about their unique motivations in pursuing their careers and navigating mental health for pre-health students.
Favorite Part of my Position: My favorite part about being a part of MedTalks is getting to talk to the health professionals we invite, because they all come from such unique walks of life!
Year: Second
Major/Minor: Neurobiology
College: ERC
Intended profession: Physician-Scientist
If I were an organ, I would be...: The small intestine, because I love to absorb positive energy and pass it on to love others around me!

Vanessa Lin MEDTalks Co-Chair

What I do: I invite a diversity of people such as physicians and medical school students to talk about their experiences on the pre-med path, especially catering to mental health aspects.
Favorite Part of my Position: Connecting students with health professionals interested in reaching out to us.
Year: Second
Major/Minor: Human Biology with a minor in psychology
College: Sixth
Intended Profession: Physician
If I were an organ, I would be...: The frontal lobe because I love making plans.

Chinmayi Reddy Program Co-Chair

What I do: As a Programs co-chair, I work with my co-chair and subcommittee members to plan events which hopefully provide a diverse variety of resources and experiences that help students achieve their ambitious goals involving a broad variety of healthcare fields.
Favorite Part of my Position: I am excited to be able to collaborate with others in order to plan events that will hopefully inspire and motivate people to reach their goals! Year: Second
Major/Minor: Global Health
College: Roosevelt
Intended Profession: Infectious Disease Specialist
If I were an organ, I would be...: The brain, because I am very curious and love to learn about others!

Mei Linh Lao Program Co-Chair

What I do: I’m Program Co-chair and I help undergraduates navigate through their pre-health journey. I expose students to different healthcare professions and provide valuable resources that aid the transition to a pre-health career.
Favorite Part of my Position: My favorite part about Program is that I get to inspire others. In our 20s, there’s a lot of ambiguity in choosing a career and how to get there. With Program, being able to speak to people who are older and are where we want to be in life can be incredibly insightful. I strive to be as informative and as helpful as I can… however big the impact!
Year: Third
Major/Minor: Human Biology with a Double Minor in Education Studies and Chinese
College: Warren
Intended Profession: Pediatric Cardiologist
If I were an organ, I would be...: The skeletal muscles because I’m always on the move and trying new things!

Frank Hsu Service Co-Chair

What I do: As Service Co-Chair, I manage the Service Board with our subcommittee team. I am responsible for leading and organizing subcommittee meetings as well as planning volunteer and service events. I also assist the whole HMP3 team through attending and coordinating main HMP3 events.
Favorite Part of my Position: I love volunteering and giving back to the community. Being able to provide volunteer resources for HMP3 members and see them engage in what I’m passionate about is even more fulfilling!
Year: Third
Major/Minor: Clinical Psychology
College: Marshall
Intended Profession: Physician
If I were an organ, I would be...: The brain’s cerebellum because I’m all about finding a good balance in life.

Emily Walters Service Co-Chair

What I do: Along with my Co-Chair, I manage the Service Board with the help of our subcommittee. This includes coordinating subcommittee meetings, organizing volunteer and service events, and working with the whole HMP3 team to ensure the success of the main HMP3 events.
Favorite Part of my Position: I have a passion for service and volunteer work and love getting the opportunity to connect other HMP3 members with resources that will allow them to discover and pursue this same interest while making a difference.
Year: Third
Major/Minor: Chemistry
College: Warren
Intended Profession: Medical Researcher
If I were an organ, I would be...: The ears because I'm a great listener and just as they help to maintain your balance, I strive to maintain balance in my own life.

Kyle Gallagher MEDS Co-Chair

What I do: I organize the MEDS conference held at the UCSD School of Medicine. I get to work with tons of different professionals from all kinds of specialties in medicine and connect them with students from UCSD and surrounding colleges. We aim to educate students about the many different career paths in medicine and connect them to the resources they need to pursue their goals.
Favorite Part of my Position: I love being able to connect those who may have never considered medicine as a career field to so many different opportunities and professionals. For many students, the MEDS conference is where they realize their passion for medicine and it's amazing to be a part of that.
Year: Second
Major/Minor: Public Health with a Minor in Biology
College: Marshall
Intended Profession: Emergency Medicine Physician
If I were an organ, I would be...: The skin because I love to experience things first hand!

Grace Kim MEDS Co-Chair

What I do: As a MEDS Co-Chair leader, I help plan and organize the annual MEDS Conference at the UCSD School of Medicine. Along with our two other Co-Chairs, I am involved in reaching out to speakers and professionals, planning activities, and fundraising for the conference!
Favorite Part of my Position: After attending the conference in my first year and volunteering in my second, I can see what a great impact it can have for pre-health and pre-med students. I am looking forward to now being actively part of the planning and organizing process with other members.
Year: Third
Major/Minor: Human Biology
College: Revelle
Intended Profession: Physician
If I were an organ, I would be...: The brain because I love to think and learn from others!

Timothy Kouo MEDS Co-Chair

What I do: I am responsible for planning the annual MEDS conference at the UCSD School of Medicine.
Favorite Part of my Position: Last year I attended the MEDS Conference and absolutely loved it! Now, I am excited to be part of the planning process and hope to make the event even better! Additionally, I enjoy meeting new people. As MEDS Co-Chair, networking and interacting with others is a must and I am most certainly looking forward to that!
Year: Second
Major/Minor: Neurobiology
College: Warren
Intended Profession: Cardiologist
If I were an organ, I would be...: The stomach because I love visiting new restaurants and trying different kinds of food!

Kevin Lim PMP Co-Chair

What I do: I work with Jacky to connect undergraduate pre-health students together by organizing both professional and social bonding events to foster a supporting sense of community among all mentor-mentee pairs.
Favorite Part of my Position: At a large school like UCSD, it’s easy to feel disconnected from your peers, which is why my favorite part about PMP is having the opportunity to pair mentors and mentees together and watch them grow close.
Year: Fourth
Major/Minor: Biochemicstry and Cell Biology
College: Marshall
Intended Profession: Dermatologist
If I were an organ, I would be...: The ears/cochlea because I’m all about transferring positive vibrations to others ya dig.

Jacklyn Samaha PMP Co-Chair

What I do: I organize events and do pairings for mentors/mentees to facilitate a strong and helpful mentor/mentee relationship.
Favorite Part of my Position: My favorite part is being able to see both mentors and mentees grow and learn from their relationships by building new friendships and networks.
Year: Third
Major/Minor: Global Health
College: ERC
Intended Profession: Pediatrician
If I were an organ, I would be...: The stomach because I like to eat food.

Sally Nguyen SEACRH Co-Chair

What I do: As SEARCH chairs, Lilly and I strive to find opportunities for members to explore and prepare for careers in healthcare, other than physician. We aim to prepare members by hosting panels, webinars, and training to provide complete understanding of what their future in health may look like.
Favorite Part of my Position: My favorite part is getting to know the various roles/careers in healthcare and how each person’s experience differs.
Year: Third
Major/Minor: Molecular and Cell Biology
College: Revelle
Intended Profession: Pediatrician
If I were an organ, I would be...: The stomach, because I am all about eating and trying new foods!

Lillian Son Search Co-Chair

What I do: My co-chair and I help facilitate events and opportunities for premeds who are not sure exactly where they want to be in the hospital or are looking for alternative pathways.
Favorite Part of my Position:My favorite part about my position is the amount of possibility it opens up for those on the pre-med track and feel a little lost. Not everyone is meant to be a physician or a PA and that is totally okay! There are so many positions and careers in the health field and I really enjoy being able to show others that and help them find something they are truly passionate about.
Year: Second
Major/Minor: Human Biology with a Minor in Global Health
College: Muir
Intended Profession: Pediatric Physician
If I were an organ, I would be...: The brain because I love making new memories in new places with new people.

Brandon Taylor HOPE Co-Chair

What I do: As HOPE Co-Chairs we strive to coordinate and facilitate HMP3 events that are intended to arm pre-health students with valuable knowledge that can aid them in their pursuit of future careers. Our goal is to ensure that students from all backgrounds are provided with the same information and resources that will assist them in reaching their future goals in healthcare.
Favorite Part of my Position: I enjoy working alongside like-minded people from different backgrounds to achieve similar goals.
Year: Fourth
Major/Minor: Neurobiology
College: Muir
Intended profession: Surgical Physician
If I were an organ, I would be...: The brain because I strive to learn and grow from any challenge that life sends my way.

Alejandro Dauguet HOPE Co-Chair

What I do: As a HOPE Co-Chair, I work to organize events and resources intended to guide and encourage underrepresented students towards their aspirations as future health/medical professionals.
Favorite Part of my Position: The opportunity to collaborate with students and nurture a stronger vision and set of values for their benefit.
Year: Fourth
Major/Minor: Neurobiology/Linguistics
College: Muir
Intended Profession: Neurologist
If I were an organ, I would be...: If I were an organ, I would be the heart because it is the wellspring of love, compassion and gratitude, beautiful things that do not diminish when shared and that will make better people of us all!

Cathy Diep HOP Co-Chair

What I do: As co-chair of the Health Outreach Program (HOP), I work with my co-chair, the HOP subcommittee, local high schools, and volunteers to develop and implement informative and inspirational workshops for underprivileged high schoolers who are interested in healthcare.
Favorite Part of my Position: I love having the chance to work with and provide resources to high schoolers that will nurture their career aspirations and give them the tools that they need to be successful. Underrepresentation is a huge problem in medicine, and I am glad that HOP allows me to play a small part in alleviating this issue. I enjoy connecting with students, and I hope that HOP’s workshops will encourage them to pursue their dream careers.
Year: Second
Major/Minor: Human Biology with a Minor in Chemistry
College: Revelle
Intended Profession: Physician at an academic institution (hopefully doing some combination of clinical work, teaching, and research!)
If I were an organ, I would be...: The heart because I chase my goals and dreams with passion.

Christabel Samantha (Sammy) Utama HOP Co-Chair

What I do: I am Co-Chair of the Health Outreach Program (HOP). As Co-Chair of HOP, I organize workshops for High School students to teach them about healthcare professions and professional skills. My job consists of creating presentations, looking for speakers, doing short-term and long-term planning, as well as overlooking the subcommittee's work.
Favorite Part of my Position: My favorite part about my position is my ability to prepare the younger generation and to contribute to inspiring the future of health and medicine. I love how my role not only entails teaching people from underserved communities about the different healthcare professions but to also develop important skills that are useful for university and beyond!
Year: Third
Major/Minor: Global Health
College: Revelle
Intended Profession: Not sure yet
If I were an organ, I would be...: The brain (in particular, the hippocampus) because I like reminiscing about the past.

Negin Samandari HPMP Co-Chair

What I do: As HPMP Co-Chair I overview the mentorships between the health professionals and students to make sure it is run to provide the highest benefit for our members, as well as recruit and follow up with our mentors, and create various opportunities for our students to network.
Favorite Part of my Position: I enjoy being able to observe how quickly the mentor-mentee relationship blossoms and really helps the student gain better insight and direction on their pre-health path.
Year: Third
Major/Minor: Human Biology with a Minor in Humanities
College: Revelle
Intended profession: Emergency Physician
If I were an organ, I would be...: The eyes because I am always looking to the future

Griffin Davis HPMP Co-Chair

What I do: As HPMP Co-Chair I help oversee the program and ensure that everyone involved in our program benefits from our unique memberships. Additionally I collaborate with other organizations on campus to find ways to get our members ready for a career in the health or medical field.
Favorite Part of my Position: I love watching the mentees grow throughout their mentorships and gain new perspectives and guidance as they navigate through a pre-health or pre-medical career path.
Year: Third
Major/Minor: Human Biology
College: Revelle
Intended profession: Surgeon
If I were an organ, I would be...: The lungs because I am a breath of fresh air.

Andrea Biju Member-at-Large

What I do: s a Member At Large, my job is to help HMP3 wherever I'm needed. This includes acting as support for the executive team, helping a committee plan an event, or giving members advice based on my HMP3 experience. Members At Large are here to keep the show on the road!
Favorite Part of my Position: My favorite part of my position is that I get to create connections with all the members of board and help them in any which way I'm needed!
Year: Fourth
Major/Minor: Human Biology
College: Revelle
Intended profession: Hopefully a physician (cardiologist more specifically)
If I were an organ, I would be...: The ears because I love listening to people’s stories and their experiences.

Maxwell Chen Member-at-Large

What I do: As members at large, our job is not to plan specific events but rather ensure that each event planned by our subcommittees is successful. We are their resource and their support along each step of that process. We are here to coordinate events and connect members together during meetings and retreats. I am to cultivate a family atmosphere among the members. Finally as members at large, we assist the executives in any and everything so that the organization as a whole can run smoothly.
Favorite Part of my Position: I enjoy building the bridges between different subcommittees and helping them with event planning.
Year: Fourth
Major/Minor: Cognitive Neuroscience/ General Biology
College: Muir
Intended profession: Computational Neuroscientist
If I were an organ, I would be...: The brain's hippocampus, because it creates memories and memories are what make all of us unique.

Peyton Graves Member-at-Large

What I do: Members at Large are responsible for ensuring that each committee is functioning to the best of its abilities. This includes assisting with event preparations, hosting advising sessions, and serving as a source of guidance throughout the year.
Favorite Part of my Position: As a member at large, I get to work closely with every subcommittee, so I get to meet lots of different people!
Year: Fourth
Major/Minor: Human Biology
College: Warren
Intended profession: Physician
If I were an organ, I would be...: The liver because it is incredibly multifaceted and it can even regenerate itself!