Science Ambassadors 2021-2022

Dhiresh Bandaru

Dhiresh Bandaru

Co-President

4th Year, Neuroscience and Finance Minor

 

Undergraduate Researcher in the Talbot Lab
ASUCR Vice Chief Justice
Founder and President of UCR Neurotechnology
NREMT
CNAS Scholars Peer Mentor

Favorite Hobbies: Longboarding, Cooking/Baking, Coding

Aya Serhan

Aya Serhan

Co-President

4th Year, Biochemistry

 

SMASH Coordinator
SHARP Recruitment Chair
Supplemental Instruction Leader
MSA Member

Favorite Hobbies: Calligraphy; Drinking Coffee

Saba

Saba Shaikh

Vice President (Events and Projects)

4th Year, Biology

 

CNAS Scholars Peer Mentor
Mini Medical School: Weight Loss Project Leader
Former Research Assistant, Kuhlman Lab
Riverside Community Hospital Volunteer

Favorite Hobbies: Watching Anime, Working out, Cooking

Ginny Winters

Ginny Winters

Co-Vice President (Professional Development and Mentoring)

4th Year, Geology

 

Geochemistry research
VP Undergraduate Geology Club
CNAS STEM Peer Mentor

Favorite Hobbies: Hiking, baking, and doing yoga

Corey Paget

Corey Paget

Co-Vice President (Professional Development and Mentoring)

4th Year, Biology

 

Riverside Free Clinic Lung Health Officer
San Bernardino Community Outreach Officer
Supplemental Instructor
Phi Delta Epsilon

Favorite Hobbies: Working out, geography, word games

Shloka Homa

Shloka Homa

Co-Vice President (Communications)

3rd Year, Cellular, Molecular, Developmental Biology

 

Riverside Free Clinic: Diabetes Management Committee
Highlander EMS
UCR SOM Pipeline Programs: Medical Scholars Program and Mini Medical School
Medical Assisting and Scribing Experience

Favorite Hobbies: Yoga/Meditation, Cooking, Discovering New Music

Andrew Nguyen

Andrew Nguyen

Co-Vice President (Communications)

3rd Year, Microbiology

 

CNAS Peer Advisors
SMASH Coordinator

Favorite Hobbies: Playing Games, Camping, Watching Movies

Jorg Galant

Jorg Galang

Co-Vice President (Tours)

3rd Year, Neuroscience

 

COPE Health Scholars
Future Physician Leaders Participant
The Well - Public Health Peers
Mini Medical School - Addiction Awareness

Favorite Hobbies: Eating, going to the gym, watching sports

Selim Z

Selim Zoorob

Vice President (Socials)

4th Year,  Physics (Biophysics)

 

Faculty Connections Lead of SPS
Recruitment Coordinator of CAMP
COPE Health Scholar
Biophysics research

Favorite Hobbies: Formula 1

 

Arya Sherafat

Arya Sherafat

4th Year,  Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology

 

UCR SOM Biomed research
Riverside Free Clinic
Medical Scholars Program
UCLA SHPEP Scholar
Future Physician Leader

Favorite Hobbies: Fitness, Tennis, Travel, and Photography

Shreya Agrawal

Shreya Agrawal

4th Year,  Biology and General Business Minor

 

UCR Honors
Honors Student in LANI Lab
Ambassador/Activities Chair - Future P.I.L.L.S. at UCR
Awareness and Advocacy Co-Chair - UNICEF at UCR
Pharmacy Technician at CVS

Favorite Hobbies: Bollywood dancing, playing the piano

Emily Ta

Emily Ta

4th Year, Biology

 

VP of External for SAA
Director of External for SHARP
Dr. Reznick's Lab
CNAS Peer Advisor

Favorite Hobbies: Raising betta fish and turtles

Nour Homsi

Nour Homsi

4th Year, Biology

 

Gen BIO/Chem tutor for community college students
Dr. Solano's research assistant in lab of chemical synthesis of cancer drug derivatives
Biomedical computational lab Intern at UCR SOM
RCH COPE Health Scholar     
Collective Peer Mentor
Peer Health Educator in Active Minds: Mental Health awareness

Favorite Hobbies: Biking on mountain trails / collecting various kinds of pencils

Sunny Trieu

Sunny Trieu

4th Year, Biochemistry

 

Riverside Free Clinic: Pharmacy Committee Officer
Laboratory Technician & Research Assistant with Dr. Riccomagno
Licensed Pharmacy Technician
2021 Pfizer Summer Student Worker
TRIO Scholars Peer Mentor

Favorite Hobbies: Pokemon Go, Tennis, Trying New Food With Friends

Lyan Ly

Lyan Ly

4th Year,  Neuroscience

 

SAA President
Peer Academic Leader
Clinical Intern in Eastvale
Volunteer OBGYN Medical Assistant
Learning Assistant for Dr. Casselman

Favorite Hobbies: Writing, traveling

Parash Bhakta

Parash Bhakta

4th Year, Neuroscience and Finance Minor

 

Research Assistant with Dr. Kendrick Davis
COPE Health Scholar & Leader: Riverside Community Hospital
Delta SiFy: Lead Coordinator
Mini-Medical School Director of Research
HPAC Ambassador
University Honors

Favorite Hobbies: Basketball, Photography, Cooking

Namrata Shetty

Namrata Shetty

4th Year, Biology

 

UCR Health CAP Operations Lead
Research Assistant - Lab for Cognition and Action with Dr. David Rosenbaum
COPE Health Scholar at RCH
UCRaas Intercollegiate Folk Dance Team

Favorite Hobbies: Dancing, Painting, Binging Netflix

Marisol Rivera-Ramirez

Marisol Rivera-Ramirez

4th Year, Biology and Psychology Minor

 

Committee and Internal Affairs Chair for the Little Einsteins Project
Vice President of Pre Vet club
Research Lab Assistant at the UC DAVIS Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory
Animal Friends of The Valley Volunteer
Kidsave Volunteer

Favorite Hobbies: Playing with my dogs and cooking

Gabriella Moussa

Gabriella Moussa

4th Year,  Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology

 

University Honors Student and Outreach Leader
Undergraduate Researcher - Dr. Yamanaka Lab
Supplemental Instruction Leader and Mentor
HPAC Ambassador
President - American Medical Student Association at UCR
Women’s Health Clinic Intern - UCR Health Clinical and Administrative Program
UCR Orchestra Leader and Member
Heart Health Group Leader - UCR Mini-Medical School

Favorite Hobbies: crocheting, reading, playing music

Samantha Maeve Perez

Samantha Maeve Perez

4th Year, Biochemistry

 

Supplemental Instruction Leader
SBFC Clinic Coordinator
EMT
HPAC Ambassador

Favorite Hobbies: hiking, reading, baking

Advyth Ramachandran

Advyth Ramachandran

3rd Year, Biology

 

President, Natural History Museum Club
Vice President, Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity, & Sustainability (SEEDS), UC Riverside Chapter
Research Assistant with Dr. Spasojevic
2021 Summer Research Intern, UC Riverside Natural Reserve System

Favorite Hobbies: nature photography

Nathanial Co

Nathaniel Co

3rd Year, Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology

 

Little EINSTEINs: Co-Lead
Research Assistant with Dr. Dehesh
BIOL020 Undergraduate Laboratory Assistant
HHMI SALSA Summer Scholar 2021
San Bernardino Free Clinic: Social Services Committee
UCR Orchestra Member
Future Physician Leaders

Favorite Hobbies: Playing piano or violin, Video games 

Patricia Sanchez

Patricia B. Sanchez

3rd Year, Biology

 

Little EINSTEINs Senior Co-Lead: Resource Management Chair
Catholic Student Fellowship
Medical Scholars Program
Altar server at Sacred Heart Church

Favorite Hobbies: Watching crime documentaries and learning to bake

Britney mercado

Britney Mercado

3rd Year, Biology

 

Peer Mentor Collective
Mini Medical school-Hypertension group
Certified Nurse Assistant
Little Einstein’s -Science Olympiad Coach

Favorite Hobbies: Swimming, Exercising, Going out

Joshua wong

Joshua Wong

3rd Year, Biochemistry

 

Fencing at UCR
Undergraduate Researcher in the Su Lab
Undergraduate Research Journal Associate Editor-in-Chief
CNAS Ambassador

Favorite Hobbies: Cooking, Growing plants

Alejandra Calvo

Alejandra Calvo

3rd Year, Biology and Education Minor

 

Little EINSTEIN's: Junior Co-Lead
Undergraduate Lab Assistant: Dynamic Genome
San Bernardino Free Clinic: Spanish Interpreter
COPE Health Scholar
Tzu Ching: Secretary

Favorite Hobbies: Running and skateboarding

Erica Garcia Silva

Erica G. Silva

3rd Year, Biology

 

Member of UCR's Student Homeless Aid Relief Club
University Honors
Member of UCR's chapter of "A Friend in Me"
Little EINSTEINS junior co-lead

Favorite Hobbies: Reading, Movies, Piano

Isabelle Tran

Isabelle Tran

3rd Year, Biochemistry

 

Undergraduate Researcher at the Su Lab
Supplemental Instructor
OChem Learning Assistant
Phlebotomy

Favorite Hobbies: Ceramics/Sculpting, Holiday Card Making, Reading

Thaniya Shankar

Thaniya Shankar

3rd Year, Neuroscience, Law and Society Minor

 

Fight For Autism President
SCDN Lab Research Assistant
Chancellor's Research Fellow
Supplemental Instruction Leader
San Bernardino Free Clinic Volunteer
Crisis Text Line Counselor
Mini Medical School: Brain Tumors
COPE Patient Service Representative
HPAC Ambassador

Favorite Hobbies: Dancing, playing with my dogs, sunset drives

Syreze San Andres

Syreze San Andres

3rd Year, Neuroscience and Environmental Science Minor

 

University Honors Student
Research Assistant in Dr. Kelly Huffman’s Lab - Psychology
Supplemental Instruction Leader at the Academic Resource Center
Promotions Lead for UCR Health Clinical and Administrative Program
Health Professions Advising Center (HPAC) Ambassador

Favorite Hobbies: Yoga and crystal collecting

Sara Masadeh

Sara Masadeh

3rd Year, Biochemistry and Business Management: Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Minor

 

Vice President Global Dental Brigades
Publicity Director Pre-Dental Society
Vice President Students Organized for Syria
Middle Eastern Student AssemblySMASH Tutor

Favorite Hobbies: Ceramics, Baking, Hiking

Allegra Skyy

Allegra Skyy

3rd Year, Neuroscience

 

Treasurer for University Blood Initiative at UCR
Research Assistant with the Hooley Group
Mentor Collective Mentor
Mini-Medical School: Skin Cancer Group

Favorite Hobbies: Cooking, listening to podcasts, and watching movies

Lizzy Martinez

Lisa Martinez

3rd Year, Neuroscience

 

UCR R'Brains and Behavior: Social Media Manager,
Research Assistant: Todd Fiacco Lab
UCR Career Center: Employer Relations & Special Programs Student Assistant
UCR LTA: Interested Member

Favorite Hobbies: sculpting, candle making, reading manga

Mahnur Bharucha

3rd Year, Biology

 

Supplemental Instructor
Leader for Hornets Tutoring Program
Undergraduate Researcher: Rafferty Lab
COPE Health Scholar
Flying Samaritans Member
University Honors Member
UGRJ Student Editorial Board Member
Tutor for School on Wheels

Favorite Hobbies: Horseback Riding, Snorkeling, Baking

Yenel Henriquez

Yenel Henriquez

3rd Year, Chemistry

 

Women's Club Soccer Vice President

Favorite Hobbies: Writing, Soccer, Reading

Swati Bhalla

Swati Bhalla

3rd Year, Neuroscience

 

University Honors
Co-Leader of SISTERs
COPE Health Scholar: RCH
Resident Advisor
Supplemental Instructor
Healthy Hearts Board
Research

Favorite Hobbies: I enjoy dancing, looking at the stars, and listening to podcasts :)

Ashley Trinidad

Ashley Trinidad

3rd Year, Neuroscience

 

COPE Health Scholar
SMASH Coordinator
Vice President: Queens of STEAM
Cal Teach Tier III Scholar
Research Assistant with Dr. William Porter

Favorite Hobbies: Binge watching movies/TV shows

Maeve-Darly Domond

Maeve-Darly Domond

3rd Year, Biology

 

University Writing Program Tutor
SISTERs Project Leader-in-Training
Organic Chemistry Learning Assistant (LA)
Physician Assistants of Tomorrow Member

Favorite Hobbies: Dancing, Reading, & Eating Out

Vidhya Kumar

Vidhya Kumaraswamy

3rd Year, Biology and Business Minor

 

ASUCR Internal Affairs Academic Affairs Commissioner
GCAP Committee Member
Fight For Autism Project L.E.A.D. Director
BEI volunteer

Favorite Hobbies: painting, basketball, going on drives

Kevin Quach

Kevin Quach

3rd Year, Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology

 

Academic Resource Center (ARC) Tutor
Research Assistant with Dr. Dehesh
Brain Exercise Initiative at UCR: Team Leader
RUHS Medical Center: Emergency Department Volunteer
Little EINSTEINs: Junior Co-Lead

Favorite Hobbies: Basketball, Vtubers, Manga/Anime

Sofia Hormaza

3rd Year, Biology

 

Riverside Free Clinic
San Bernardino Free Clinic
Health Coach Program
Health Science Partnership
Street Medicine Clinic
Tennis on Campus
Mini Medical School

Favorite Hobbies: Tennis, Hiking

Sonali Bhakta

Sonali Bhakta

3rd Year, Biochemistry and Law & Society Minor

 

Co-Lead of Project Delta SIFY
Consilium Undergraduate Policy Journal
UCR Peer Mentor
Gamma Beta Phi


Favorite Hobbies: Reading, Golf, Cooking/Baking

Rahul Vadlakonda

Rahul Vadlakonda

3rd Year, Neuroscience

 

UC Neuro

Favorite Hobbies: Basketball, Hiking, Travelling

Hana Roble

Hana Roble

3rd Year, Biology

 

COPE Health Scholar RCH (Training)
Global Medical Brigades Local Volunteer Board Member
Muslim Student Association
Abyssinian Student Union President

Favorite Hobbies: Running/Hiking, eating out, getting coffee, gym, reading for fun!

William Do

William Do

2nd Year, Biology

 

Research in Doctor Xuemei Chen's Lab
Research in Science and Engineering (RISE) LC Scholar
Mini Medical School Member
Bhagat Puran Singh Health Initiative Member
Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity Vice President of Finance

Favorite Hobbies: Reading, Listening to Music, Miscellaneous Arts and Crafts

Jennalyn Resendez

Jennalyn Resendez

2nd Year, Cell, Molecular, Developmental Biology

 

1st-year CNAS Science Ambassador
Project Sunshine
Former CNAS Scholars Mentee
LGBTRC

Favorite Hobbies: playing softball, watching the office, journaling

madeleine haddad

Madeleine Haddad

2nd Year, Mathematics and Environmental Science Minor

 

Pacific Math Alliance member
Math Club member
Association for Women in Mathematics member

Favorite Hobbies: Sewing, singing, making Pinterest boards

Ashwinii Saravanan

Ashwinii Saravanan

2nd Year, Biology

 

UECC AmeriCorps
HSP Mentor
GMB Brigade Coordinator
Campbell Lab
Delta Gamma-Zeta Lambda

Favorite Hobbies: Reading, Painting, and Teaching
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