MESH BOARD 2022 - 2023

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RUBY TANG

Outreach 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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RITA CHEN

Internal Director | Computer Science 2023

After joining MESH in my first year, I've had the opportunity to learn more about the underrepresented and underserved communities around LA. In addition, I've met countless people and developed amazing memories (I met my best friend through MESH!). I hope to pursue a career in medicine in the future. During my free time, I cat-sit and volunteer at Best Friends Lifesaving Center, or play League of Legends with friends!

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RYAN CHANG

External Director | Psychobiology 2023

Joining MESH has been an amazing and fulfilling experience throughout my college experience. From its community service opportunities to its tight-knit community, MESH has offered so much to help me grow as a person and develop my career interests as an aspiring physician. I am beyond grateful for the ability to serve our local community, and I'm looking forward to working with all MESH members to pursue our mission. In my free time I love to play sports, play instruments, and eat.

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MADDIE NGUYEN

Social Chair | Biology 2025

MESH is at the crossroads of health care and community service, aiming to amplify the voice of the underserved through compassion, empathy, and education. As such, Project FAY is an excellent gateway to better understanding foster youth and their unique socioeconomic challenges, bettering their conditions, and most importantly, cultivating a more open minded attitude about the foster youth throughout the UCLA community. I look forward to MESH socials and getting to know my fellow peers better. Occupationally, I’m interested in orthodontics or emergency medicine. In my free time, I like to paint, cook, go to the beach, and try new cuisines!

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JIANE BEACH

Finance Chair | Psychobiology 2025

I chose MESH because I was drawn to the community and was fascinated with its unique focus on preventative health. Project Health Fair intrigued me most because it allows you to interact with all types of people in unique and creative ways. In the upcoming years I look forward to meeting new people, coming up with interactive events and continuing to try to learn how to skateboard. I know that my experience in MESH will positively impact my future and whichever health field I hopefully enter.

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SARA SANDRI

Project Venice Co-Director | Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology Major and Biomedical Research Minor 2024

Hello! My name is Sara and I am a third year MCDB major with minor in biomedical research. 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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SAUMYA TAWAKLEY

Project Venice Co-Director |  Neuroscience 2024

Joining MESH has allowed me to become so much more educated on how to better support underserved communities, as well as what a career in medicine entails. I appreciate how MESH allows us to perform service in different healthcare settings, such as at the Venice Family Clinic, and being able to do so has definitely solidified my interest in pursuing a career in the medical field. I also value the wonderful friendships I've made with fellow MESH members. In my free time I enjoy hiking, reading, and exploring the city!

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SARAH SALAMA

Project Health Fair 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, spin, and trying new restaurants with friends!

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DEEPIKA REDDY

Project Health Fair 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 Health Fair 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.

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PHILLIP MA

Project Hearts Co-Director | Psychobiology 2025

I chose MESH because I resonate with its mission to reach underserved populations through measures like preventative health and education. I look forward to empowering more students and individuals in my community by teaching them about how to take care of themselves and helping them get the care they need early. I am interested in becoming a psychiatrist but I'm not too sure yet! In my free time I love to play tennis, badminton, and watch basketball!

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RYAN HORIO

Project Hearts Co-Director | Pre-Human Biology and Society Major and Asian American Studies Minor 2025

I joined MESH's Project Hearts to get experience with cardiology-related events and volunteer opportunities. At our PATH Cooks visits, I enjoy cooking meals for the unhoused veteran community and conducting blood pressure screenings because I get the chance to talk to the veterans, listen to their experiences with homelessness, and find better ways to support their heart health. For fun, you can find me rock climbing, reading self-help books, drinking a cold yerb, or chilling with friends!

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TIFFANY CHEN

Project FAY Co-Director | Human Biology and Society Major and Disability Studies 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 as 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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ARIANA IRANMAHBOUB

Project FAY Co-Director |

Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology Major 2023

Through serving the Los Angeles community, I am grateful for all the invaluable experiences MESH has granted me from broadening my perspective to educating me on underserved communities. I strive, alongside such incredible peers, to learn more regarding the challenges youth in the foster care face. We hope to use what we have learned to spread greater awareness of such challenges and share resources/information that can support the youth. Aside from MESH, I love solving Sudoku puzzles, reading books, drawing flowers, and going on adventures with family and friends!