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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.


  • Rawnaq Behnam

    Rawnaq Behnam

    Rawnaq ('22) is a Global Health Major and Human Rights and Migration Minor.

    What Global Health Issues are you passionate about? I am passionate about Sexual and Reproductive health, Maternal and Child Health, Refugee Health, Mental Health, Healthcare Access in underserved communities, Human Rights, Women Empowerment, Health and Immigration Policy, Global Health Policy, and Gender Equality.

    Field Experience: Combining all my interests above, I took part in multiple research projects for my Field Experience. The first research project focused on assessing barriers to accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare among recently resettled Syrian refugee women in San Diego. In this project, I used my English-Arabic interpreting/translating skills to interview participants. I also transcribed, translated, and coded the interviews for later publications.

    Random Fun Fact: I speak five languages. English, Arabic, Chaldean, and conversational Kurdish and Turkish!

  • Jonathan Huynh

    Jonathan Huynh

    Jonathan ('23) is a Global Health Major with a minor in Health Care-Social Issues

    What Global Health Issues are you passionate about? I’m passionate about the intersection of Medicine & Culture as I believe that the foundation of our society should be built upon a diverse structure of medicine where different forms and traditions of healing coexist. In this way, we can revolutionize health care to be more accessible and accommodating. Some of my other interests include: Education, HIV/AIDS research, Global Health policy, and Health & Gender equity 

    Field Experience: I am currently a Volunteer at Kaiser Permanente and plan to be onboarded as a Biological Research Aide for HIV research.

    Hobbies: I have a sassy cat, Leia, who is my alarm clock because she demands to be fed at 6:30am in the morning!

  • Colette Kirkpatrick

    Colette Kirkpatrick

    Colette ('22) is a double major in Global Health Major and Communications.

    What Global Health Issues are you passionate about? I am interested in women's health, gender, and empowerment as well as racial inequities in healthcare.

    Field Experience: I am currently fulfilling my field experience working with UCSF on their CARE Registry, which enrolls Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in aging related research to address AAPI under representation in practice and policy.

    Random Fun Fact: My family holds the record for the largest garlic ever in the Guiness Book of World Records!

  • Leeda Sea

    Leeda Sea

    Leeda ('22) is a Global Health major with a minor in Urban Studies and Planning.

    What Global Health Issues are you passionate about? I am interested in Refugee Health, Reproductive Health, and Health Inequity.

    Field Experience: To be determined...

    Random Fun Fact: I once made a small gumball machine out of wood before!

  • Mitchell Stoddard

    Mitchell Stoddard

    Mitchell ('22) is a Human Biology Major with a minor in Global Health.

    What Global Health Issues are you passionate about? I am passionate about the future development of GMOs and food fortification technology as a solution to food insecurities as well as the ongoing mission to combat the HIV/AIDS global pandemic.

    Field Experience: I am currently working with the Needle Exchange Program (NEP) in San Diego to alleviate the burden of disease among the Intravenous Drug Using (IVDU) populations in our communities.

    Random Fun Fact: I am currently a third year on the NCAA swim team here at UCSD! Go Tritons! 

  • Sara Moaddeli

    Sara Moaddeli

    Sara ('24) is a Global Health major.

    What Global Health Issues are you passionate about? I am interested in global health policy, women's health, child and maternal health, and refugee health.

    Field Experience: I was part of a Student Internship with Climatepedia and I'm currently looking for more field experience.

    Random Fun Fact: I am half Persian and half Filipino!

  • 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.

    Interested in becoming a Global Health Program Advisory Committee Member?

    Applications are now open! The deadline to apply to be a 2022-2023 Global Health Rep is Friday May 6th at 9:00am PST.

    Please click here to access the application. Watch our GHP Reps Info Session to learn more about what being a rep is like!

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 currently attending Emory University 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 traveling! 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. Kristiana is currently working as a Planning Assistant for a Bay Area urban planning firm that specializes in creating and enhancing trails for hikers, runners, bikers, and equestrians. She merges her love for fitness, health, and urban planning into her work. She plans to apply to graduate school for urban planning while specializing in environmental health..

  • 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. Anahi is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health 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. She is currently attending Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law to pursue an MSc in Law. 


  • Cortni Bardier

    Cortni Bardier

    Cortni graduated with a Global Health Major and Communication minor, and is most passionate about epidemiology, infectious disease control, health policy, and equitable access to health care education and prevention. While at UCSD Cortni completed her field experience through the SHA Program, which is a volunteer peer health education program that educates students about health issues and concerns through educational workshops, events, and campaigns. She is currently a student in the first MA in Global Health cohort at UCSD!

  • Anh Vo

    Anh Vo

    Anh will be graduating in 2020 with a double major in Global Health and Public Health, and a minor in Science, Technology and Society. Anh is passionate about incorporating studies towards pragmatic health policies and solving health issues. More importantly, she ultimately looks forward to contributing to leveling health disparities and serving marginalized groups, as well as generally approaching global health through a social justice perspective. 



  • Kishan Dave

    Kishan Dave

    Kishan graduated with a BS in Global Health and is most passionate about mental Health, both in terms of both the neurobiological and health policy aspects. While at UCSD, Kishan completed his field experience through Health Frontiers in Tijuana (HFiT) Program and Public Health Brigades.
  • Sarah Hwang

    Sarah Hwang

    Sara graduated with a double major in Global Health (BA) and Sociology - Science and Medicine. While at UCSD, Sara completed her field experience through HFiT and through UCSD Global Seminars as a volunteer for an environmental organization in Zambia. She is currently a contact tracer for UCSD's Return to Learn Initiative.



  • Isabela Ibarra

    Isabela Ibarra

    Isabela graduated with a BA in Global Health and a minor in History. While at UC San Diego, Isabela worked as a Peer Educator for CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center (at UCSD) as well as a Writing Tutor and Student Administrator at the UC San Diego Writing Hub.
  • Caitlin Shin

    Caitlin Shin

    Caitlin ('21) graduated with a Global Health BS Major with a minor in General Biology. Caitline volunteered at UCSD Health and volunteered at various locations in San Diego through the Asian Pacific Health Foundation. Caitlin begins the MA in Global Health at UC San Diego in Fall 2021!
  • Christine Wenzel

    Christine Wenzel

    Christine ('21) graduated with a Global Health BA major and a minor in Climate Change Studies. Christine participated in a service trip to Belize through Break Away Global Service (BAGS) in which she worked on the the construction of a transitional foster care home, a service trip to Zambia through a Global Seminar in which she worked with an organization combating deforestation in the region, and a summer stay in Ecuador teaching English at a youth community center.


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