Ambassador Profiles 2015-2016

Connor Richards

Connor Richards

President 

4th Year, Physics 

 

Chancellor’s Research Fellow performing research at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider
CMS Collaboration Research for Supersymmetry under Dr. Owen Long
UCR Advancement Ambassador
University Honors Peer Mentor 

Kevin Mortazavi

Kevin Mortazavi

Vice President, Project Manager

4th Year, Biology

 

Research- DiPatrizio Lab
SOM Anatomy Lab Assistant
Early Assist Peer Educator
SI Leader at the UCR Academic Resource Center
Health Scholar at Riverside Community Hospital
Al-Shifa Free Clinic- Executive Board
Golden Key Honor Society

Asher Lin

Asher Lin

Vice President of Tours

4th Year, CMDB

 

Gamma Beta Phi

 

Aladino Razo

Aladino Razo

4th Year, Biology

 

Academic Resource Center Early Assist Peer Educator
Health Professions Advising Center (HPAC) Mentor
University Honors
International Peer Advisor
Clearing the Air Ambassador

George Whorton

George Whorton

4th Year, Biology

 

Botany and Plant Sciences Research- Dr. Cutler Lab
SI Leader at the UCR Academic Resource Center
HPAC Peer Mentor
UECC Americorps Mentor
Clinical Care Volunteer at Riverside Community Hospital
Phi Delta Epsilon Vice President of Programming

Hanni Schoniger

Hanni Schoniger

4th Year Biology, minor in Education and Neuroscience

 

Research - Dr. Dahanukar, Dr. Simani
Change in Scientific Importance for Youth Co-president
Rhythm & Brains member
University Honors
AVID Tutor

Iqra Iqbal

Iqra Iqbal

4th Year, Biology

 

Research- Nugent Lab
Tutor at UCR Academic Resource Center
Riverside Free Clinic volunteer
UCR Advancement Ambassador
Clinical Care Volunteer Training Coordinator
Al-Shifa Clinic- Executive Board

Jackeline Corona

Jackeline Corona

4th Year, CMDB

 

Completed Clinical Care Volunteer program at RCH
STEM Connection Program
American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

Jade Zamorano

Jade Zamorano

4th Year, Biology

 

Change In Scientific Importance For Youth (SIFY) Co-President
Donald A. Strauss Foundation 2015-2016 Scholar
Riverside Free Clinic- Social Services Committee
University Honors Program
Clinical Care Volunteer at Riverside Community Hospital

Joselyn Soto

Joselyn Soto

4th year, CMDB

Karim Rashid

Karim Rashid

4th Year, Biology

 

Research- Dr. Nugent Lab
UCR Advancement Ambassador
Early Assist Peer Educator
Intermediate Algebra Workshop Leader at Academic Resource Center
Medical Scholars Program at Academic Resource Center
Al-Shifa Free Clinic- Executive Board
Student Health Advisory Committee- Chair
Health Scholar at Riverside Community Hospital

Katy Wang

Katy Wang

4th Year, Statistics

 

Undergraduate Research- Carson Lab
Highlander Statistics Society
American Lung Association 
Medical Scholars Program
UCR FastStart 
UCR Symphony Orchestra
Student Worker, FA

Lauren Perry

Lauren Perry 

4th Year, Statistics

 

Undergraduate Research with Dr. Flegal in the statistics department
Interested in statistical computing and machine learning
University Honors
Highlander Statistics Society
Mu Sigma Rho Statistics Honors Society

Natalie Al Salek

Natalie Al Salek

4th Year, Biochemistry

 

Undergraduate Research under Dr. Aronson

Pamela Osborn

Pamela Osborn

4th Year, Biology 

 

SI Leader at the UCR Academic Resource Center
Psychology Research- Dr. Howard Friedman lab
Volunteer referee for AYSO Region 65
UCR undergraduate chapter AMWA member

Rashid Awan

Rashid Awan

4th Year, Biology

 

Undergraduate Research - Dr. Kathryn DeFea 
Student Run Health Clinic 
Academic Resource Center - Peer Counselor 
Academic Coach for MSP - General Chemistry 
University Honors Program 
Certified EMT 

Sana Hadyeh

Sana Hadyeh

4th Year, Neuroscience

 

Research- Saltzmann Lab

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

4th Year, Microbiology

 

Entomology Research- Dr. Stouthamer
University Honors
Hospice volunteer

Shawyon Sedaghatti

Shawyon Sedaghatti

4th Year, Biology

 

Entomology Research- Daugherty Lab
Medical Scribe at Desert Regional Medical Center
Phi Delta Epsilon- International PreMed Fraternity
Volunteer at Literacy Initiative

Taryn Barsotti

Taryn Barsotti

4th Year, Microbiology


Microbiology Research-Aronson Lab
University Honors Program 
Alpha Delta Pi Chaplain
SISTERS
Golden Key International Honors Society

Yatna Patel

Yatna Patel

4th Year, Biochemistry

 

Research- Dr. Blaha Lab
Dynamic Genome Outreach Group- President
Mini-Medical School- Skin Cancer Project Leader
Riverside Free Clinic- Lung Health Committee
SI Leader at the UCR Academic Resource Center
University Honors Program
Phi Beta Kappa

Aaron Lai

Aaron Lai

Secretary

3rd Year, Environmental Sciences

 

Research at Eastmond Lab
University Honors
Tutor/SI Leader at the UCR Academic Resource Center
Highlander Newspaper Staff Photographer
Pre-SOMA

 

Alyssa Rodriguez

Alyssa Rodriguez

3rd Year, Biochemistry 

 

Dynamic Genome Scholar 
University Honors
Math/Science Tutor
The Well Christian Club

Andrew Munoz

Andrew Munoz

3rd Year, Biology

 

SI Leader at the UCR Academic Resource Center
Kaiser Permanente Apothecary Circle Pharmacy Intern
UCR Advancement Ambassador
Organic Chemistry research- Cutler Lab
Future P.I.L.L.S Ambassador
RISE summer research program

Anthony Gobran

Anthony Gobran

3rd Year, Biology

 

Research-Tiwari-Woodruff Lab
SI Leader at the UCR Academic Resource Center
Health Scholars Program
Healthy Hearts Community Service Club
UCR Coptic Club
Dean's Academic Distinction Award  

Audrey Lim

Audrey Lim

3rd Year, Neuroscience

Dariana Chow

Dariana Chow

3rd Year, Biology

 

SISTERS Director
Research- Allen Lab
HerCampus UCR Co-President

Lucas Chen

Lucas Chen

3rd Year, CMDB

 

Chemistry Research- Zhang Lab
SI Leader at the UCR Academic Resource Center
Change In Scientific Importance For Youth (SIFY)
Future Dentist Club
Riverside Free Clinic volunteer

Mariejo Plaganas

Mariejo Plaganas

3rd Year, Environmental Sciences

 

Soil Biogeochemistry Research- Ying Lab
University Honors Program
Student Conduct and Academic Integrity Program

 

Matt Jason Llamas

Matt Jason Llamas

3rd Year, Neuroscience

 

Research- Carson Lab
University Honors Program; Discussion Leader
Phi Delta Epsilon, Academics Chair
Orientation Leader
Resident Advisor- West Lothian Hall
Clinical Care Extender
Literacy Project volunteer
KID Volunteer
Oxford's Young Entrepreneurial Leadership Scholar

Michael Baird

Michael Baird

3rd Year, Chemistry

 

Computational Chemistry research with Dr. Beran
University Honors Program
The Well Christian Club

Peter Stokes

Peter Stokes

3rd Year, Plant Biology

 

Research apprentice at Sachs Lab

Phoebe Nye

Phoebe Nye

3rd Year, Biochemistry

 

University Honors
Research- Dr. Hooley Lab
Tutor at UCR Academic Resource Center
Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Seth Freitas

Seth Freitas

3rd Year, Entomology

 

Research- Chapman Lab
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Leadership Pathway Program

Amulya Kunduru

Amulya Kunduru

2nd Year, Biology

 

Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society member
University Honors Program

 

Jessica Monishi

Jessica Monishi

2nd Year, Biology

 

Botany and Plant Sciences Research- Cutler Lab
Health Scholar at Kaiser Permanente Riverside
Flying Samaritans member

Kollan Doan

Kollan Doan

2nd Year, CMDB

 

Research- Maduro Lab
Change In Scientific Importance For Youth (SIFY)

Martin Hua

Martin Hua

2nd Year, Mathematics

 

Tutor at UCR Academic Resource Center

 

Phong Au-Hong

Phong Au-Hong

2nd Year, Biology, Minor in German

 

Research- San Bernadino Free Clinic SOM Intern
SI Leader at the Academic Resource Center

Sabby Singh

Sabby Singh

2nd Year, CMDB

 

Research- Tiwari-Woodruff Lab
International Peer Advisor
Sikh Student Association
Global Connections Program
AMSA

Sabrina Sedano

Sabrina Sedano

2nd Year, Chemistry

 

SISTERS Co-Director
Research- Zhong Lab
AVID Tutor

Samantha Quon

Samantha Quon

2nd Year, Neuroscience

 

SISTERS Co-leader
Healthy Hearts Secretary
Science Olympiad Coach
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Co-ed basketball intramurals

Urja Merchant

Urja Merchant

2nd Year, Neuroscience

 

Research- Tiwari-Woodruff Lab
Flying Samaritans
Red Cross
National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Not pictured:
Christine Khachaturova, 2nd year Neuroscience major
Benjamin Lew, 4th year Biochemistry major

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