Current Member Profiles



Sofia Martinez Alberga


4th Year, Mathematics

Advancement Ambassador

Association of Women in Mathematics

Tutor at Academic Resource Center

Math Club Member

SISTERs Co-Director


Jasmin Regaldo

Vice President (Project Facilitator and Social Coordinator)

4th Year, Neuroscience


IAW Lab Leader - Academic Resource Center

MAE Proctor - Academic Resource Center

Psychology Research - OBSERVE Lab, Dr. Robbins

Organic Chemistry Academic Coach - Medical Scholars Program

HPAC Ambassador

Volunteer - Kaiser Permanente, Same Day Surgery Department

Medical Scholars Program Member

Shadow M.D. Member

Future Physician Leader


Victoria Morris

Vice President (Tour Ambassador)

4th Year, Plant Biology


Undergraduate Research

University Honors


Manmeet Kaur

Vice President (Communications and Event Assistant)

3rd Year, Biochemistry


Vice President of Communications and Event Assistant

SISTERS Co-Director

Clinical Research Assistant- LLUMC

EEOB Research- Anderson Lab

University Honors Member

Mini Medical School- Stroke Awareness Committee

Future Physician Leaders

BPSHI Member

COPE Health Scholar- Riverside Community Hospital


Bilal Rana

Vice President (Visual Media and Web Development)

3rd Year, Physics


External Marketing: Society of Physics Students

Tutor: Academic Resource Center

Event Coordinator: Highlander Gaming

First Year Mentor: Student Life

University Honors

COPE Health Scholars

Medical Scholars Program

American Medical Student Association

Research Assistant in Dr. Hemmerling’s AMO Condensed Matter Physics Group


Annie Wu

4th Year, Biology


President of Physician Assistants of Tomorrow

Volunteer at San Bernardino Free Clinic

Dynamic Genome Scholar

HPAC Ambassador

COPE Health Scholars

Undergraduate Research- Dr. Gerry Lab




Demi Gayle Famisan

4th year, Biology


Supplemental Instruction Leader

Scribe at St. Bernardine Medical Center

HPAC Ambassador

SISTERS Co-Director

R'Pantry Volunteer

Certified Emergency Technician

Phi Delta Epsilon - Historian Committee


Fernanda Ambrosio

4th Year, Biochemistry

Vice President of Transfer Outreach and Beyond

Co-director of Little EINSTEINs

University Honors


Nick Nguyen

4th Year, Biology


VNHope Summer Medical Mission Program

UCI Medical Center Volunteer

Literacy Initiative Volunteer


Sigma Alpha Epsilon - Scholarship Chair

Phi Delta Epsilon


Christian Udealor

4th Year, Biochemistry


Medical Scholars Program Peer Mentor

ARC IAW Lab Leader

Math Placement Exams Proctor

Emergency Department - Kaiser Volunteer

S.H.A.R.P. Club - Director of Inventory

MSRIP Summer Researcher/ Presenter


Amrik Kang

3rd Year, Biology


ARC Supplemental Instruction Leader

Biochemistry Research- Perry Lab

Mini Medical School- Director of Training

Riverside Free Clinic- NeedyMeds Committee

BPSHI -Co-president

Undergraduate Research Journal- Associate Editor-in-chief

University Honors

Future Physician Leaders

Riverside Health Connect


Angela Buehlman

3rd Year, Plant Biology


Undergraduate Research Assistant, Lab of Dr. Manosalva


Anthony Cort

3rd Year, CMDB


Dr. Le Roch Lab - Malaria Research

Supplemental Instructor Leader

HPAC Ambassador

UCR Advancement Ambassador

2018 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Undergraduate Researcher

2017 SALSA Summer Scholars Researcher

San Bernardino Free Clinic - Research Team

Dynamic Genome Outreach Group Volunteer


Diana Medina-Yerena

3rd Year, Biology


Academic Intervention Peer Mentor at Academic Resource Center

Mustard Seed Project Reading Program Coordinator

University Honors

Undergraduate Research- Walling Lab

Mini Med School- Access to Healthcare

Chicano Link Peer Mentor

Latino Union Member

Flying Samaritans Member

EXROP Fellow


Divine Grewal

3rd Year, Biochemistry


Organic Chemistry Research - Hooley Lab

Riverside Free Clinic - Pharmacy Committee

University Honors Member

Chancellor’s Research Fellow

Certified Pharmacy Technician

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Emily Coburn

3rd Year, Biochemistry


Analytical Chemistry Research - Julian Lab

University Honors

SMASH Co-director


Eva Fuentes-Lopez

3rd Year, Applied Math and Physics


Research in Brownian Motion - Dr. David Weisbart

The Highlander Newspaper - Photographer

SISTERS Co-Coordinator

Highlander Statistics Society Member

The National Society of Leadership and Success Member

Soon Movement Member


Hazel Salvador

3rd Year, Biology


Dr. Reznick Research Assistant

Mini Medical School Executive Board - Director of Training

ASUCR - Chair of R’Feed Committee

SBFC - Administration Volunteer

Dignity Health Volunteer

University Honors Member

MSP Member

J.Crew Fashion Stylist


Jolie Carreon

3rd Year, Biology


zur Nieden Research Group- Undergraduate Assistant 1

Riverside Free Clinic- Diabetes Management Committee Co-Officer

2018 Future Physician Leader- Group Co-Facilitator

2018 Winter Stem Cell Seminar (CMBD 255)- Oral Presenter

2017 RISE CNAS Scholar- Oral Presenter

Medical Scholars Program- Medical Leaders of Tomorrow Representative

2016 FastStart Scholar


Justin Dang

3rd Year, Biology


Supplemental Instruction Leader

Vietnamese Student Association - Academic Chair

Tzu Ching Volunteer


Rock Medicine Field Team Member


Kayhon Rabbani

3rd Year, Neuroscience


SMASH - Coordinator

Flying Samaritans

Mini Medical School (MMS)

Anatomy Lab - Dr. Entezampour (UCR SOM)

University Honors


Lena Lebada

3rd year, Neuroscience


University Honors

Mini Medical School

Future Physician Leaders Program


Mackenzie Elias

3rd year, Biology



Maryam Bharucha

3rd Year, Biology


COPE Health Scholar - Riverside Community Hospital

Emergency Department Scribe - San Antonio Regional Hospital

School on Wheels Tutor for the Inland Empire

Muslim Student Association Member

University Honors Member

Stem Connections Pathway Member


Maryann Morales

3rd Year, Chemistry



2018 DAAD RISE Intern- Pietzsch Lab

Catholic Student Fellowship Vice President

University Honors


Merett Saad

3rd Year, Biochemistry


SISTERS project Co- Director

Early Assist Peer Educator

Dr. Martinez’s lab- Research Assistant

Riverside Free Clinic- Medical volunteer

Mini medical School Project Leader

KD hospice Volunteer

Highlander Newspaper contributing writer

University Honors

COPE Health Scholar

RISE Scholar 2017

Residential Conference Assistant


Michael Hanna

3rd Year, Biology


Supplemental Instruction Leader and Mentor

CNAS Science Ambassador

Undergraduate Research Assistant in Dr. Zur Nieden Stem Cell Lab

COPE Health Scholar And Leader

University Honors Program Member

Coptic Orthodox Christian Club Member

Intramural Sports Participant


Nicholas Akkawi

3rd Year, Biochemistry


COPE Health Scholars

Undergraduate Researcher with Dr. Ryan Julian

Undergraduate Researcher with Dr. Kevin Kou

Lucile Packard Hospital Ambassador -Stanford University

Riverside Free Clinic - Social Services Committee

Supplemental Instructor at the ARC

Board Member for Unheard Cries Charity


Nohely Hernandez Pineda

3rd Year, Biology


Academic Intervention Peer Mentor - ARC

Girl Ganq Co-President

Women’s Resource Center Volunteer

Golden Arches Member

Entomology Research - Rankin Lab

CNAS Scholar (RISE 2018)



Omeka Ikegbu

3rd Year, Neuroscience


Phi Delta Epsilon Member- Recruitment Committee

MMS Volunteer- Smoking and Lung Health group

Student Researcher- Dr. Prue Talbot’s Toxicology Research

Early Assist Peer Educator - ARC

Literacy Initiative Officer-Shift Monitor

HPAC Ambassador

Current Kaiser Permanente Intern- Phlebotomy technician


Oscar Gomez

3rd, Biochemistry


Cope Health Scholar

Biochemistry Research- Gregor Blaha

Greenleaf Manager


Prabh Partap Singh

3rd Year, Neuroscience


COPE Health Scholar at Riverside Community Hospital

Chancellor’s Scholar

President for LOC

Sawan Founder

Shadower at Naval Medical Center

Undergraduate Researcher in Dr. DiPatrizio’s Endocannabinoids Lab

University Honors


Rohan Kamath

3rd Year, CMDB

Lung Pathology Research - Nordgren Lab

Highlander Chefs - President

Mini Medical School - Heart Health Committee

Riverside Free Clinic - Lung Health Committee

STEM LEAPS - Student Mentor/CNAS Contact

SMASH Co-Director

University Honors



Sam Awan

3rd Year, Biology


University Honors

MSP Academic Coach

University Advancement Ambassador

Riverside Free Clinic - Diabetes Committee


Serena Nguyen

3rd Year, Biology


Supplemental Instructor

Little EINSTEINs - Co-Director

Flying Samaritans - Treasurer

Dynamic Genome Scholar


Vanessa Ochoa

3rd Year, Statistics and Math


Lambda Theta Nu - Vice President , Secretary , and Academic Affairs

Highlander Statistics Society Member


Vanessa Perez

3rd Year, Plant Biology


Undergraduate Research - Dr. Exequiel Ezcurra - Ecology

Chicano Peer Link Mentor

AVID tutor

CAMP member

Association of Women in Science

R’Pantry Volunteer


Yongxian Wu

3rd Year, Chemistry


CNAS Science Ambassador

Undergraduate Research Assistant - Dr. Jingsong Zhang

University Honors

Karate Club


Alexander Brinkley

2nd Year, Biology and Entomology


The Woodard Lab - Undergraduate Researcher

Phi Delta Epsilon - Historian Committee

American Medical School Association - Social Events Chair

Mini Medical School - Lung Health and Smoking Committee

Residential Life - Honors Academic Outreach Coordinator

University Honors


Carol Wann

2nd Year, Biology


President of Shadow M.D.

Mini Medical School - Autism Group

Tzu Ching Member

CNAS Scholar (RISE 2018)


Danniele Lacad

2nd Year, Biology


Dr. Reznick Lab - Research Assistant

COPE Health Scholars - Administration Team

Mini Medical School - Vaccines Committee

American Medical Student Association

Riverside Unified School District - Reading/Math Tutor


Esther Wesley

2nd Year, Biochemistry


Chinese Martial Arts Club: Head of Public Relations

Certified Pharmacy Technician


Hannah Tadros

2nd Year, CMDB


Coptic Orthodox Christian Club Board Member

Volunteer & Shadow @ St. Mary’s Rehab Clinic

Summer Volunteer @ Riverside Community Hospital

Volunteer @ Veronica’s Home of Mercy

HESA Scholarship Recipient


Madeline Rivera

2nd Year, Biochemistry, Minor Law & Society


Maduro Lab research

Riverside Police Department Citizens Academy


Minh Chau

2nd Year, Physics


American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Treasurer

Campus Safety Escort Service - Volunteer


Natalie Pham

2nd Year, Mathematics


SMASH tutor


Sabrine Hossain

2nd Year, Biochemistry


Circle K Member

R’Pantry Volunteer


Sarah Adams

2nd Year, Mathematics, Concentrating in Economics


Treasurer for The Mustard Seed Project

CNAS Advising Center Grader

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Gamma Beta Phi Honors Society


Sophia Rogers

2nd Year, Biology



Srinija Maganti

2nd Year, Biology


HHMI SALSA Summer Scholar 2017 (DG Scholars)

Riverside Free Clinic- NeedyMeds Committee

Riverside Community Hospital - Clinical Care Extender

The Dehesh Lab- Undergraduate Researcher

Quantitative Population and Community Ecology Research- Anderson Lab

View Past Profiles Here:
Ambassador Profiles 2016-2017

Ambassador Profiles 2015-2016

Ambassador Profiles 2014-2015

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