Student Advisory Committee

The Undergraduate Student Advisory Committee is charged to advise the Global Health Program on issues related to undergraduate education, including but not limited to courses, curriculum, instruction, student involvement opportunities, research opportunities and student programs.


  • Cortni Bardier

    Cortni Bardier

    Cortni ('19) is a Global Health Major with a minor in Communication.

    What Global Health Issues are you passionate about? I am interested in epidemiology, infectious disease control, health policy, and equitable access to health care education and prevention

    Field Experience: I completed my field experience through the SHA Program, which is a volunteer peer health education program. I am trained to educate other students about health issues and concerns through educational workshops, events, and campaigns.

    Random Fun Fact: I greatly enjoy working with high school students. I plan and help facilitate access programs to help students get into college.

  • Kishan Dave

    Kishan Dave

    Kishan ('20) is a Global Health major.

    What Global Health Issues are you passionate about? I am really interested in Mental Health, both on the neurobiological side and the health policy side.

    Field Experience: To be determined...

    Random Fun Fact: I was born and raised in New Jersey!

  • Janneiry Garcia

    Janneiry Garcia

    Janneiry ('20) is a Human Biology major with a minor in Global Health.

    What Global Health Issues are you passionate about? I'm really interested in examining the impact of immigration status on health care and health. More specifically, I'm interested in examining how toxic stress associated with fear of deportation has been shown to have harmful effects on an individual’s long-term physical and mental health. Children are especially vulnerable to this type of trauma, which acts as a barrier to normal physical and mental development and health.

    Field Experience: I'm currently a part of the International Health Collective here at UCSD, which is a non-profit organization that aims to alleviate disparities in the San Diego-Tijuana region through a holistic, sustainable and culturally sensitive approach. Through this organization, I have been able to help train community health workers and help provide free healthcare services to underprivileged communities in Tijuana-Progreso and San Juanico.

    Hobbies: My hobbies include photography, watching movies at movie theatres I've never been to, and going to Disneyland.

  • Anh Vo

    Anh Vo

    Anh ('19) is a Global Health and Public Health Double Major, with a minor in Science, Technology and Society.

    What Global Health Issues are you passionate about? I am very much interested in incorporating studies towards pragmatic health policies and solving health issues. More importantly, I ultimately look forward to contributing to leveling health disparity and serving marginalized groups, as well as generally approaching global health through a social justice perspective. As of now, my focus is exploring health through a critical gender studies perspective.

    Field Experience: To be determined...

    Random Fun Fact: I am desperately in love with diverse, speculative science fiction!

  • Christine Wenzel

    Christine Wenzel

    Christine ('21) is a Global Health major with a minor in Music.

    What Global Health Issues are you passionate about? Currently I'm interested in women's health and empowerment along with refugee health. In terms of a career, I'm interested in working for a non-profit organization or in the policy sphere designing and implementing interventions.

    Field Experience: As part of the Break Away Global Service (BAGS) organization in ERC, I traveled to San Ignacio, Belize to work on the construction of a transitional foster care home. Once the home is completed, it will serve as a safe space for young women ages 16-21 who are finishing higher education or vocational training.

    Random Fun Fact: I have a collection of over 600 pencils from around the world! I've been collecting since I was 5 years old!

  • What it means to be a Student Rep

    1.      Must be a UC San Diego undergraduate
    2.      Must be a UC Global Health Major or Minor (declared or plan to be)
    3.      Must have 2.5 GPA
    4.      Preferred 2 Year Term (or longer)

    Goals of the GHP Student Reps:
    •       Promote Global Health Program and activities on campus
    •       Enhance the Global Health Community at UC San Diego
    •       Improve access and opportunities for Global Health Students
    •       Connect with Global Health Student Body

    We meet 1-2 times per quarter and represent the Global Health programs at events such as Triton Day and Welcome Week! We also work on Global Health spotlights for the blog and are involved in program event planning.

    Applications are sent out during Spring Quarter for the following academic year.

Graduated GHP Reps


  • Michelle Bulterys

    Michelle Bulterys

     Michelle Bulterys is currently a researcher at Stanford Medicine.

  • Jarrod Ekengren

    Jarrod Ekengren

    Jarrod Ekengren attended Colombia School of Public Health in Fall 2016 and received his Masters in Public Health.


  • Emma Jackson

    Emma Jackson

    Emma graduated with a Global Health Major and Biological Anthropology Minor with a passion for adventure, whether it be swimming in the ocean, hiking, stand up paddle boarding, watching the sunset or traveling the world. She is passionate about Maternal/Child Health, Mental Health, and the Socio-anthropological perspective on the health of diverse populations. Emma is attending Emory University in Fall 2018 and willl receive a Master’s in Public Health in Global Health with a focus in sexual and reproductive health.


  • Ashley Emuka

    Ashley Emuka

    Ashley graduated with a Global Health Major and International Studies Minor.  Ashley likes to blog and tweet about the latest social justice issues. Ashley is passionate about International health law and health disparities affecting marginalized communities. During the summer of 2015 Ashley went on an Alternative Breaks trip to Phnom Penh, Cambodia where she undertook direct service by caring for children with disabilities and underprivileged youth.

  • Yazmin Tenorio

    Yazmin Tenorio

    Yazmin graduated with a Global Health and Physiology & Neuroscience Double Major. When she is not head first in a book she enjoys surfing, boxing, running and travelling! Yazmin is most passionate about Mental Health, Refugee & Immigrant Health, Food Insecurity, and Water Safety. During the summer of 2015 she went with UCSD Global Seminars to Amman, Jordan to complete her field experience.


  • Kristiana Cuevas

    Kristiana Cuevas

    Kristiana graduated with a Global Health Major and Urban Studies and Planning Minor. During the Spring Breaks of 2016 and 2017, she went on a service immersion trip to Honduras through the Public Health Brigades organization to provide public health infrastructure and information to a designated impoverished community. The group educated children, built hygiene stations, interacted with the community members and more to help prevent the causes of disease within the community.

  • Anahi Ibarra

    Anahi Ibarra

    Anahi graduated with a major in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and a minor in Global Health. She is most passionate about medicine in underserved areas, and she studied abroad in Thailand and Cambodia during her time at UCSD.

  • Alice Lu

    Alice Lu

    Alice graduated with a double major in Human BIology and Global Health. Alice is most passionate about mental health, epidemics, healthcare in conflict zones, and preventative education and policy.


This opportunity is Co-Curricular Record (CCR) Approved!

Your hard work outside of the classroom deserves to be recognized. UCSD now has a Co-Curricular Record, which recognizes your involvement and skills developed on an official, validated record signed by the Registrar of the university. You’ll be able to highlight the skills you developed, which is great when you’re meeting with potential employers or applying for graduate/professional programs.

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Applications for new reps begin in Spring!