Brian Kobayashi graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Psychobiology. Born and raised in San Diego, he aspires to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a physician. At UCLA, he was involved in the Fellowship for International Service and Health, a club that went on biweekly medical missions to Maclovio Rojas, a small underserved community just south of the Mexican border. Brian hopes to continue his passion for global health in Indonesia through a sustainable ultrasound curriculum to healthcare providers in Indonesia, as well as expand the range of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool.
Tiffany graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology with a Minor in Conservation and Resource Studies. At UC Berkeley, she researched the neurocircuitry of frontal cortical neurons involved in visual processing and volunteered biweekly at the student-run free clinic, Hep B Project. In addition, she was involved with Project Nicaragua and traveled abroad to rural cooperatives in Estelí, Nicaragua to install water filters, teach nutrition workshops, and build sustainable community gardens. After graduating, Tiffany worked at the Diabetes Center at University of California, San Francisco as a laboratory manager and studied the onset of Type 1 Diabetes in pancreatic beta cells. She is eager to integrate her passion for research, sustainability, and UC Irvine SOM’s advanced ultrasound curriculum this summer in Indonesia to collaborate with Indonesian health professionals and increase utilization of ultrasound as an effective diagnostic tool in global healthcare.
Anderson graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Psychobiology. He is a true native of southern California, having grown up in Long Beach, CA, attended UCLA for undergrad, now attending UC Irvine School of Medicine for medical school. He is passionate about community health, mentorship, student run free clinics, and health disparities in urban underserved communities. At UCLA, Anderson helped organize community health fairs and led Hepatitis B screenings with the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA). He has previously traveled to Panama and Vietnam for international medical trips. Outside of school, he loves to travel, take photos, and try new food/boba/coffee places. Anderson is excited to travel to Indonesia this summer to teach ultrasound and conduct ultrasound research!
Alex grew up in San Diego and graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. Throughout college, he was involved in various extracurricular activities and discovered his passion for medicine after joining Clinica Tepati, a student run free clinic that provides free healthcare to the underserved population in Sacramento. His experiences, which were truly eye-opening, gave him insight into the significant barriers and costly realities of medicine for patients without health insurance. Following graduation, he continued strengthening his passion for the underserved by becoming a pharmacy volunteer at the UCSD Student Run Free Clinic and working as an ER scribe in an area with numerous uninsured patients. Currently, Alex is one of the two Executive Administrators at the UCI Outreach Clinic and hopes to significantly improve upon the services provided to patients. These unique experiences in multiple healthcare settings has taught him various ways of providing healthcare with limited resources. He is eager to once again learn healthcare in a new environment but, more importantly, to use his knowledge to help the underserved population in Indonesia.
Brenda grew up in Cerritos, CA and graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Public Health and Integrative Biology. She found her passion for global health after traveling to Yunnan, China to help screen for congenital heart disease in elementary school children. She has also traveled to La Misión, Mexico to help provide eye exams to those who lacked access to basic medical care. Back at home, Brenda spent her time serving the local community by volunteering at a non-profit clinic to provide free hepatitis B screenings and vaccinations. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, yoga, and eating noodles. She looks forward to traveling to Indonesia to increase ultrasound education in communities abroad while exploring novel applications of ultrasound to improve medical care.
Alberto was born in Peru, and moved to Los Angeles at age ten. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Human Biology. During undergrad, his interest in genetics led him to complete research at UCLA Cytogenetics and USC Dickman Lab. During his gap year, Alberto completed a one-year preceptorship with the Chief Medical Officer of the JWCH Institute. Here, he gained invaluable insight of what it takes to run a successful agency that provides quality healthcare to some of the most vulnerable patients in the country. Alberto's vision is to work with the medically underserved, at a local and global level. Alberto looks forward to experiencing Indonesia, and implementing ultrasound as a tool that will improve diagnostics and future health outcomes.
Lauren graduated from University of California, San Diego with a M.S. in biology investigating the interaction of caspase-8 and PI3Kinase in ovarian cancer. During her undergraduate studies at UCSD, she completed a B.S. in biochemistry and cell biology with a minor in public service, and became a Health Policy Intern at UCSD’s Student Run Free Clinic. As an intern, she explored how social determinants of health affected patient access to healthcare during the transition to the Affordable Care Act. Lauren developed an interest in ultrasound during her time as an emergency medicine scribe, and learned the value of ultrasound as a low cost, effective, and time efficient diagnostic tool. She is excited to learn more about its applications and help broaden access to care abroad through an ultrasound education curriculum for Indonesian health professionals.
Alex Dang graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a B.S. in Molecular Cell Biology and Physiology. As an undergraduate, Alex researched the developmental changes of Y chromosome genes in the mouse cortex and hippocampus. After graduation, he worked as a medical scribe in the emergency department where he learned more about physicians and their important role in the community. He also learned about ultrasound and the many advantages it has as a diagnostic tool. During his free time, Alex enjoys playing basketball, going to the gym, and traveling. Following an exciting year of learning ultrasound, he is eager to teach, conduct research, and expand his cultural knowledge in Indonesia with his fellow UCI School of Medicine classmates
Joe was born and raised in Hawaii and graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in Bioengineering. He has found a second home and family at UCI School of Medicine and is looking forward to serving those in need as a future physician. Joe enjoys spending his time surfing, playing the ukulele and hanging out with his friends. During his undergrad career, although he was very involved in volunteering as an EMT at Santa Clara University, he had never had the opportunity to do outreach trips. He is excited to experience his first extended outreach trip in Indonesia. Joe hopes to continue the sustainable ultrasound curriculum for healthcare providers in Indonesia established last year and build upon the use of ultrasound in their healthcare system.