MESH BOARD 2021 - 2022

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BRITTNEY PRUSTY

Outreach Director |

Psychobiology 2022

I am so grateful to have been a part of MESH since coming to UCLA. Project Health Fair has provided me with the invaluable experience of not only serving, but also connecting with people in the LA community. I am honored to serve everyone as the new PHF Co-Director and lead the team into even more engaging volunteer opportunities. I look forward to pursuing this passion for healthcare as a physician in the future. Outside of MESH, I enjoy traveling, baking, and meeting new people!

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EMILY PENG

External Director | Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology Major and Biomedical Research Minor 2022

Serving the community with MESH has been one of the most humbling experiences in my life so far. Whether it’s educating service recipients at health fairs or inspiring kids at Venice Family Clinic, I’m always grateful to make an impact on patients’ lives (while working alongside pretty amazing people). Aside from healthcare and volunteer work, I love traveling, adventuring with friends, and visiting aesthetic food places!

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SELINA PARK

Internal Director | Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology 2022

Joining MESH in my first year has helped me realize my passion in education and its importance in preventative healthcare. I am excited to continue to work with other members in organizing health fairs and providing access to healthcare services and knowledge to all communities. Aside from MESH, I enjoy baking and trying out new foods with friends!

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Sara Sandri

Internal Development Chair | Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology with a Spanish and Biomedical Research Minor 2024

Hello! My name is Sara and I am a second year MCDB major. MESH has given me the opportunity to interact with people who value preventative healthcare as much as I do. Service has always been an integral part of my life and the values MESH holds resonate greatly with my own. MESH's dedication to serving low income communities is something which I intend to continue far into the future. In my free time, I like to hike, paint, read (particularly crime novels), cook, and eat (mostly Italian food).

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SAMANTHA KWOCK

Finance Chair | Physiological Science Major and Asian American Studies Minor 2022

Within MESH, I am grateful to have met so many people passionately committed to serving their community. Although the pandemic presents new challenges, through MESH, I hope to help implement innovative ways to continue giving back. In my free time I enjoy hiking, playing basketball, and going on new food adventures!

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Rita Chen

Project Hearts Co-Director | Computer Science 2023

As I looked for clubs and activities to join, MESH stood out to me for its combination in both service and healthcare. As one of the first clubs I joined, I found a place that valued not only the health of others, but also inspired members to create change within their own communities. I am honored to serve as a Project Hearts Director for the upcoming school year, as heart health has always been a topic that I have a lot of passion and interest in. Apart from MESH, I am a third-year Computer Science major, hoping to pursue a career in medicine. I love sleeping, hiking, cooking, and exploring the city to find new cuisines and restaurants to eat!

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Aryaman Trikala

Project Hearts Co-Director |  Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology 2022

Ever since joining MESH in the beginning of my freshman year, I have been able to exercise my passion for community service and healthcare. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to provide resources and educate the underserved members of our community with my fellow peers in Project Hearts. MESH has allowed me to meet many amazing like-minded individuals who share a common passion of giving back to the community. I am looking forward to sharing these same invaluable experiences with our new project members. Outside of MESH, I love trying new foods around LA, spending time with friends, and playing video games.

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RUBY TANG

Project Venice Co-Director | Human Biology and Society Major and Biomedical Research Minor 2023

MESH was the first organization that I joined at UCLA, and I could not be more grateful for the experience I've had. Beyond volunteering at Venice Family Clinic and connecting people in underserved communities to essential resources, I've made friends with so many amazing people. If you're looking to join a family of people who are just as passionate about healthcare equity as you, look no further! Outside of MESH, I like to sketch, binge The Office and Parks and Rec, and fail at cooking.

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Mindy Kim

Project F.A.Y. Co-Director | Psychobiology 2022

Since joining MESH, I've had the privilege of working with youth in the foster care system under Project FAY and advocating for underserved populations. I am grateful for the opportunities I have had to learn about the unique challenges youth in the foster care system face, how to best support and amplify the voices of those underserved, and find a group of fellow members just as passionate about MESH's mission. Outside of MESH, I enjoy watching soccer and hiking!

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Tiffany Chen

Project F.A.Y. Co-Director | Human Biology and Society and Biomedical Research Minor 2023

I am so thankful for MESH for granting me opportunities to work with the underserved community and for educating me on the foster care system. I’ve gained valuable experiences in working with the Bruin Tutor Network to develop support and resilience training for tutors and in creating awareness campaigns to lift up youth in foster care. Looking ahead, I’m excited to continue in Project FAY as Co-Director and to bond with fellow members and officers through our amazing MESH socials. In my free time, I enjoy golfing, long walks anywhere, and lining up for BPlate!

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Ryan Chang

Project Venice Co-Director | Psychobiology 2023

Joining MESH last year has been an amazing experience for me. From its community service opportunities to the tight-knit community, MESH has offered so much to help me develop my career interests and grow as a person. I am beyond grateful for the ability to serve those at the Venice Family Clinic, and I am truly excited about the transition back into in-person activities. In my free time I love to play sports, especially basketball and tennis, and instruments such as the piano or guitar. I hope to become either a physician or physician's assistant in the future!

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Sarah Salama 

Project Healthfair Co-Director |

Physiological Science Major and Study of Religion Minor 2023

I am so thankful to have been part of MESH since my freshman year at UCLA in 2019. Project Health Fair has provided me with the ability to make meaningful, deep connections with individuals in the LA community all while providing them with access to healthcare services and preventative health resources. I am so grateful to be surrounded by a group of people who are so passionate about serving the community around them, and I am looking forward to leading our team as we partner with physicians, nurses, and a variety of organizations to bring quality care to underserved communities of LA. Outside of MESH, I love weight lifting, yoga, and trying new restaurants with friends!

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Deepika Reddy

Project Healthfair Co-Director | Psychobiology 2023

I am so excited and grateful to be a member of an organization like MESH and to be serving as a Project Healthfair Co-Director this year. I've enjoyed working alongside such passionate and enthusiastic individuals and am looking forward to continuing to work alongside MESH members in organizing health fairs and in connecting to and serving our broader community. Aside from MESH, I enjoy baking, playing tennis, and binging shows on Netflix.