Science Ambassadors 2020-2021

Sophia Rogers

4th Year, Biology

Research Assistant with Dr. Timothy Higham
ULA for Dynamic Genome Course (BIOL 20)
Riverside Community Hospital Volunteer
Healthy Hearts Member
SMASH Coordinator
BPSHI Member

"Just keep swimming." -Dory

Urva Patel

4th Year, Neuroscience

Project Sunshine DSE RUHS Volunteer
Project Co-Director: SISTERS
CNAS Peer Academic Leader
Riverside Health Connect
ARC Chemistry Tutor

"Take every chance, drop every fear." -Dr.Suess

Dhiresh Bandaru

Co-Vice President (Visual Media and Web Development)

3rd Year, Neuroscience with Finance Minor

COPE Health Scholar & Leader: Riverside Community Hospital
CNAS Scholars Research Recipient (2019)
Founder/Co-President: UCR Neurotechnology
Research Assistant with Dr. Talbot
University Honors
ASUCR Justice

"To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die." -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Carol Wann
Co-Vice President (Visual Media and Web Development)

4th Year, Biology w/ Applied Statistics Minor


Cope Health Scholar & Leader: Kaiser Permanente, Riverside
President: Burmese Student Association
Certified Phlebotomy Technician
Research Assistant with Dr.Chen
CNAS Scholar: RISE 2018
President: Shadow M.D.

"Dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." -Walt Disney

Britney Margheim
Vice President (Projects and Social Coordinator)

4th Year, Biology 

Clinical Researcher: Loma Linda University Anesthesia Department
Frost Soccer Coach: Centennial High School
Riverside Community Hospital Volunteer
Little EINSTEIN's External Affair Chair
Research Assistant with Dr. Godzik 
SRC Sports Official/Office Manager
Organic Chemistry ULA

"If it's worth having, then it's worth fighting for" -Unknown

Alexander Brinkley
Co-Vice President (Tour Ambassador)

4th Year, Biology and Entomology

Student Editorial Board: Undergraduate Research Journal
Vice President: American Medical Student Organization
Mini-Medical School Lung Health Group
Research Assistant with Dr. Woodard
Chancellor's Research Fellow
COPE Health Scholars
PERSIST Peer Mentor
University Honors
Phi Delta Epsilon

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucious

Sarah Adams
Co-Vice President (Tour Ambassador)

4th Year, Mathematics w/ Minor in Finance

The National Society of Leadership and Success
Gamma Beta Phi Honors Society
Member: UCR Running Club
International Peer Advisor
Member: UCR Math Club

"When you have the enthusiasm and the passion, you end up figuring out how to excel." -Deena Kastor

Srinija Maganti
Vice President (Communications and Event Assistant)

4th Year, Biology

Clinical Care Extender: Riverside Community Hospital
Shadow MD: Community Service Director
Research Assistant with Dr. Riccomagno
Mini Medical School Women's Health
HHMI Salsa Summer Scholar 2017
Secretary: Riverside Free Clinic
RCH COPE Health Scholar

"We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret." - Jim Rohn

Thea Adumitroaie

2nd Year, Environmental Sciences

UCR CALPIRG: Tactical Coordinator and Intern
Tennis on Campus at UCR
Our Blue Marble

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts." -Rachel Carson

Shreya Agrawal

3rd Year, Biology w/ Business Administration Minor

Research Assistant with LANI lab
Future P.I.L.L.S Club Member
University Honors

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." -Maya Angelou

Anjo Brian Armendi

5th Year, Biochemistry and Entomology

LIttle EINSTEINs: Head Director

"Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not." -Uncle Iroh

Oaksoe Aung

4th Year, Biology

Burmese Student Association: Vice-President and Cofounder
Research Assistant with Dr. Morgan
Research Assistant with Dr. Mauck

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” -Philippians 4:13

Parash Bhakta

3rd Year, Neuroscience

Quality Management Coordinator: COPE Health Scholars at RCH
Mini Medical School: Autism Awareness
Research Assistant with Dr. Davis
COPE Health Scholar at RCH
Mentor Collective Mentor
Delta SiFy: President
University Honors

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” -Steve Jobs

Anthony Bishay

4th Year, Neuroscience w/ Mathematics Minor

Students Against Sex/Human Trafficking: President
Mini Medical School: Director of Training
Mission Ambulance EMT

"When you have something to say, silence is a lie." -Dr. Jordan B. Peterson

Nicholas Brinkley

3rd Year, Biology

Global Dental Brigades: Co-Publicity/Marketing Chair
Future Dentist Club: Public Relations Chair
Riverside Free Clinic: Dental Clinic 
University Honors

"Everything you can imagine is real.” -Pablo Picasso

Carmen Castillo

4th Year, Biochemistry

ACS: Chapter Outreach Coordinator
SACNAS: Chapter Vice-President
MARC-U Star Fellow

"If not you, then who? if not now, then when?" -Hillel the Elder

Ludymar Cester

3rd Year, Neuroscience

Standardized Patient at UCR School of Medicine
Red Cross Natural Disaster Cycle of Services

"Do it or do not, but don’t just try." -Crunch

Minh Chau

4th Year, Physics

Campus Safety Escort Service: Dispatcher
Society of Physics Students: Treasurer
Research Assistant with Dr. Barton
SMASH Coordinator

"Have you eaten yet?" -My mom

Nathaniel Co

2nd Year, Cellular, Molecular, Developmental Biology

Research Assistant w/ Dr. Katayoon
COPE Health Scholar at RCH

"Any working composer or painter or sculptor will tell you that inspiration comes at the eighth hour of labour rather than as a bolt out of the blue. We have to get our vanities and our preconceptions out of the way and do the work in the time allotted." -John Williams

Andrea Delgado

2nd Year, Environmental Sciences

Moreno Valley College TRIO Programs: Community Liasion
Gardening Club: Community Outreach Coordinator
UCR Community Garden GCAP Intern
Environmental Science Club Member
Fair Trade Club Member

"The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it." -Robert Swan

Daniel Dorantes

4th Year, Mathematics

Supplemental Instruction Leader
Math Alliance Member

“Success is never on discount! Greatness is never on sale! Greatness is never half off! It’s all or nothing! It’s all day, every day! Greatness is never on discount!”
-Eric Thomas

Jorg Galang

2nd Year, Neuroscience

Mini-Medical School: Addiction Group

"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me." -Psalm 23:4







Yenel Henriquez

2nd Year, Chemistry

Women's Club Soccer: Recruitment Chair

"Please God...give me one more ounce of strength." -Yoshitoki Oima

Shloka Homa

2nd Year, Cellular, Molecular, Developmental Biology

COPE Health Scholars: Administration Coordinator
Science Ambassadors: SISTERS
Westminster Free Clinic Scribe
COPE Health Scholar

"Success is not final; Failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston S. Churchill

Nour Homsi

3rd Year, Biology

COPE Health Scholar

"Know everything about one thing and one thing about everything." -Unknown

Sofia Hormaza

2nd Year, Biology

SOM Health Science Partnership
Tennis on Campus: Secretary
San Bernardino Free Clinic
Medical Scholars Program
Future Physician Leaders
Riverside Free Clinic
Mini-Medical School

"Education is the difference between wishing you could help others and being able to help them." -Russell M. Nelson

Sabrine Hossain

4th Year, Biochemistry

Mini-Medical School: Addiction Group
Research Assistant with Dr. Kou
SISTERS: Project Leader
Cosplay Brigade
GPI US Intern
Certified EMT

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” -Sylvia Plath

Serop Jejeian

3rd Year, Biology

Armenian Students Association: President
Alzheimer's Association: Intern
UCR Sports Medicine: Intern
Research Assistant
Boy Scouts Master

"Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams." -Ben Carson

Lyan Ly

3rd Year, Neuroscience

Student Alumni Association: Director of Career Conferences/VP of Alumni Relations
Learning Assistant: Organic Chemistry
COPE Health Scholars

“Success isn't about how your life looks to others. It's about how it feels to you.” -Michelle Obama

Gabriella Moussa

3rd Year, Cellular, Molecular, Developmental Biology

UCR Health Clinical and Administrative Program: Women's Health Clinic Intern
UCR SOM Health Science Parternship: Group Leader/Mentor
American Medical Student Association: Boardmember
Research Assistant w/ Dr. Yamanaka
UCR Chamber Orchestra Member
Supplemental Instruction Leader
HPAC Student Ambassador
UCR Orchestra Member
COPE Health Scholar
University Honors

"We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated." -Maya Angelou

Andrew Nguyen

2nd Year, Microbiology

Mini-Medical School: Gastrointestinal Health

"Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey towards it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us."  -Samuel Smiles

Oghenewoma Oghenesume

4th Year, Neuroscience w/ Economics Minor

Family Youtube Channel: Isoko Vocab Essentials
Supplemental Instruction Leader
UCR Club Basketball Team
Research Assistant
Church Volunteer
Delta Epsilon Mu
Kappa Sigma
“The meaning of life is to find your gift and the purpose of life is to give it away.” -Unknown 

Mayra Ojeda

4th Year, Mathematics

Healthy Hearts: Director of Public Affairs
Mini-Medical School: Diabetes Group
Little EINSTEIN's: Co-Lead
Registered EMT
"Sometimes it's okay if the only thing you did today was breathe." -Yumi Sakugawa

Corey Paget

3rd Year, Biology

Inland Empire Soccer Referee Association: Youth Soccer Referee
Mini-Medical School: Nutrition Labels
Supplemental Instruction Leader
Flying Samaritans Member
HOSA: Outreach Chair
COPE Health Scholar
Phi Delta Epsilon

"Win from within" -Usain Bolt

Ivan Perez

3rd Year, Biology

Mini-Medical School: Diabetes Group
Research Assistant with Dr. Sachs
Mentor Collective Mentor
COPE Health Scholars

If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you."  -Steve Jobs

Samantha Maeve Perez

3rd Year, Biochemistry

San Bernardino Free Clinic: Clinic Coordinator
Supplemental Instruction Leader
CrossTraining Ministry
HPAC Ambassador
Delta Epsilon Mu
Registered EMT
Shadow MD

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us... as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same." -Marianne Williamson

Advyth Ramachandran

2nd Year, Biology

Botany and Entomology Undergraduate Student Association (BEUSA): Publicist
Natural History Museum Club: Historian
Research Assistant w/ Dr. Spasojevic

"People often say that I'm curious about too many things at once... But can you really forbid a man from harbouring a desire to know and embrace everything that surrounds him?" -Alexander von Humboldt

Marisol Rivera-Ramirez

3rd Year, Biology w/ Psychology Minor

The Society for Collegiate Leadership and Achievement: Secretary
The Society of National Leadership and Success Member
National Society of Collegiate Scholars Member
Veterinarian Assistant at Lindsey Vet Care
Animal Friends of the Valley Volunteer
Pre-Veterinary Club: Treasurer

"One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go." -Sheila Murray Bethel

Christia Salmo

3rd Year, Biology

Project Sunshine Member
Pre-Dental Club Member
Red Cross Volunteer
University Honors

"Be the CHANGE that you wish to see in the world" -Mahatma Gandhi







Patricia Sanchez

2nd Year, Biology

Catholic Student Fellowship Member
MARC-U Star Club Member
Little EINSTEIN's: Co-Lead
Medical Scholars Program
Future Physician Leaders
UCR SOM: Probe Scholar
FastStart 2019 

"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." -Mother Teresa

Aya Serhan

3rd Year, Biochemistry

ASUCR Fund the UC Coordinator
Supplemental Instruction Leader
S.H.A.R.P: Recruitment Chair
Muslim Student Association
Lobby Corps Member
SMASH Coordinator

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saba Shaikh

3rd Year, Biology

Mini-Medical School: Weight Loss Group
CNAS Scholars: Peer Advisor
Hospice Volunteer

"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen." -Albert Einstein

Arya Sherafat

3rd Year, Cellular, Molecular, Developmental Biology

NRG-1 Stroke Research Lab
Inland Vineyard Free Clinic
Medical Scholars Program
Mini-Medical School
Riverside Free Clinic
Peer Mentor

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." -Maya Angelou

Namrata Shetty

3rd Year, Biology

UCRaas Collegiate Indian Folk Dance: Team Captain
Research Assistant with Dr. Rosenbaum
UCR Health CAP: Marketing Intern
NASC 093 Grading Assistant
COPE Health Scholar at RCH
Future Physician Leaders
StudentSphere Mentor

"A day without laughter is a day wasted." -Charlie Chaplin

Allegra Skyy

2nd Year, Neuroscience

Research Assistant with UCR Brain Games

"Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see." -The Beatles

Jose Soto

4th Year, Biochemistry

MARC U STAR Program: President
MARC Trainee: Maduro Lab

"If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?" -Albert Einstein

Emily Ta

3rd Year, Biology w/ Public Policy Minor

UCR Student Alumni Association: Director of "Night in with Alumni"
Research Assistant with Dr. Reznick
Huntington Hospital Volunteer
S.H.A.R.P Volunteer

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -Gandhi

Isabelle Tran

2nd Year, Chemistry

Mini-Medical School: CPR/Emergency Medicine Group
Undergraduate Research Club: VP of Outreach
MEEP: Marketing Committee
Delta SiFy: Treasurer
University Honors

"My life has got to be like this, It has to keep going up." -Jay Gatsby 

Sunny Trieu

3rd Year, Biochemistry

Riverside Free Clinic: Pharmacy Committee Officer
Research Assistant with Dr. Riccomagno
Licenesed Pharmacy Technician
TRIO Scholars Peer Mentor

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” -Steve Jobs

Alexander Vervaet

2nd Year, Microbiology

University Honors
Boba Barista
Peer Mentor
“You don’t have to be perfect, but you do have to be 100% committed.” -Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 

Ginny Winters

3rd Year, Geology

Research Assistant with Dr. Bekker
2020 Summer RISE Scholar
Geode Internship
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning," -Albert Einstein

Anthony Wong

4th Year, Biology

Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity: Vice President
Research Assistant with Dr. Anderson
Mini-Medical School: Diabetes Group
COPE Health Scholar at RCH
UCR Chancellor's Scholar

“Victory requires payment in advance.” -Viktor E. Frankl

Yvan Yomba

4th Year, Biology

UCR SOM Center for Healthy Communities: Student Team
Research Assistant with Dr. Min

"If you want to go fast go alone, If you want to go far go together." - African proverb

Selim Zoorob

3rd Year, Physics

University Honors

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