MESH BOARD 2019 - 2020

Lucy Dong
Position: Outreach Director
Year: 4th Year

Major: Physiological Science

Short blurb: Hi! MESH has really expanded my passion for community service and healthcare in so many ways! I adore working beside so many kind-hearted people who love service (and dogs) as much as I do. Besides MESH, I'm passionate about food, animals, and watching Friends. One day I hope to own an animal rescue center and hire a personal sushi chef.

Carissa Lee
Position: Internal Director  
Year: 3rd Year


Short blurb: I am so grateful to be a part of an organization such as MESH that has provided me both direct hands-on opportunities to engage in local communities, as well as serve abroad through MESH's Sustainable Health Empowerment team. Throughout these past two years in MESH, I have gained invaluable insight and perspective, as well as an amazingly close-knit group of peers who constantly provide a supportive environment. I hope to become a physician in the future, and love spending my free time outdoors either hiking or running!

Josh Ku
Position: External Co-Director
Year: 4th Year

Major: MCDB

Minor: Biomedical Research
Short blurb: MESH is an organization that has provided me more than I could ever ask for in terms of opportunities, experiences, and connections. My time as a Pediatric volunteer and member of MESH's Sustainable Health Empowerment group has made my first two years of college unforgettable and I am excited and honored to be able to give back to this club as one of their project directors. In the future, I am hoping to continue my passion for helping others and apply to medical school. 

Rachel Caprini
Position: External Co-Director
Year: 4th Year

Major: Psychobiology
Short blurb: I am so thankful for MESH for surrounding me with knowledgeable and fun peers and giving me amazing opportunities to make a difference in the LA community. Project Hearts has allowed me to engage with people from the surrounding neighborhoods, learn their stories, and spread my knowledge of healthy living. I hope to one day become and OB/GYN and later retire on a sailboat. Hit me up for any and all adventures, pho and/or froyo runs, and the latest in music :)))

Sylvia Cai

Position: Historian
Year: 4th year

Major: Physiological Science

Short blurb: Hi everyone! MESH has given me an opportunity to explore different aspects of the field of healthcare and has also provided me with great insight on potential future career paths through meeting so many diverse  members. I can't wait for you all to explore the healthcare field through MESH! Aside from healthcare, ask me about music, food, dogs, dogs and dogs!

Devanshi Agarwal

Position: Finance Chair
Year: 3rd Year

Major: Biochemistry

Minor: Art History
Short blurb: Devanshi is a junior at UCLA from Chennai, India. When she isn't working at lab, she can be found trying new food around LA, watching reruns of The Office, or at an art museum. She looks forward to serving as the MESH Finance Chair for this year!

Emily Peng

Position: Internal Development Chair

Year: 2nd Year

Major: MCDB
Short blurb: 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 playing with animals!

Grace Hong

Position: Project Hearts Director

Year: 3rd Year

Major: Psychobiology

Short blurb: I've been so fortunate to surround myself with the most genuine, passionate members of this organization along with the community members we serve around LA. With each experience in Project Hearts, I've become more self-aware of our potential impact and my own personal lifestyle habits. I can't wait to see new faces join, so I'd love to talk! Added bonus if you're up-to-date with The Bachelor.

Wilson Yeh

Position: Project Venice Co-Director

Year: 3rd Year

Major: Psychobiology

Short blurb: Joining MESH and surrounding myself with others who share the same passion for healthcare and medicine has definitely been one of the greatest decisions I've made in my life! Aside from MESH, I'm a huge Packers fan and love going out to get food! Especially spicy stuff!

Sahil Telang

Position: Project Venice Co-Director

Year: 3rd Year

Major: Biology

Short blurb: Hey! I am excited to be your Co-Director for VFC for the upcoming year. I have had the opportunity to be a part of MESH since coming to UCLA and have enjoyed every minute of it. I am looking forward to continuing volunteering with VFC and getting to spend time with all the great people at MESH. In my free time, catch me at Wooden playing pickup or whipping up food in my kitchen.

Alodia Faytaren

Position: Project Maryvale Co-Director

Year: 4th Year

Major: Human Biology and Society

Short blurb: MESH has been a constant throughout all my years at UCLA and I have been very fortunate to be immersed in a group of people who are truly passionate about serving those in need. I am thankful to be able to interact with the youth in Maryvale Residential Homes who allow me to view our world from a different lens and remind me to be more appreciative of all the little things that life has to offer. This includes getting lost in a good book or coming home to a delicious home cooked meal!

Erica Chen

Position: Project Maryvale Co-Director

Year: 4th year

Major: Biochemistry

Short blurb: I am so grateful for MESH for offering me such a strong support network as well as diverse opportunities to volunteer within the underserved community. I have learned so much in my time working with the girls at Maryvale Foster Home and it has granted me a broader perspective in healthcare. They have really kept me on my toes in coming up with new creative ways to educate them in health knowledge, social skills, and life hacks. In my free time, I love hitting tennis, hiking, skiing, and snowboarding. Find me on the slopes!

Alyssa Ishimoto

Position: Project Healthfair Co-Director

Year: 4th Year

Major: Biology

Short blurb: Being a member of MESH the past two years has cultivated my appreciation for health education and preventative healthcare and provided me with opportunities to serve communities that lack access to health knowledge and healthcare services. I'm thrilled to be able to be a member of this project and excited to organize health fairs for the Los Angeles communities. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, watching movies, and eating ice cream.

Annie Kokoyan

Position: Project Healthfair Co-Director

Year: 4th Year
Major: Psychology
Short blurb: Hey, I’m Annie! This is my fourth year of being part of MESH and it is bittersweet that this chapter of my life is coming to an end. MESH has inspired me to expand my passion for helping underserved populations and provided me the opportunity to educate, lead, and build strong relationships. In the future, I hope to become a plastic surgeon and put these valuable skills to use. In the meantime, when I’m not busy planning for our next awesome health fair, you can find me exploring LA for my next food adventure!