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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.

  • Mira Gupta

    Mira Gupta

    Mira ('23) is a Global Health major with a minor in Health and Social Issues.

    What Global Health Issues are you passionate about? I am interested in intersectional approaches to health issues with a community-oriented approach to care. I am really passionate about community organizing and mutual aid and hope to integrate these transformative practices in my future career path!

    Field Experience: I studied at the Global Seminar, 'Health, Healing and Sustainability' based in Bali during Summer 2022. I also took two courses (ANSC 190 and ERC 190) with the amazing Dr. Lewis.

    Random Fun Fact: I am half Japanese, a quarter Filipino, and a quarter Indian!

  • Tessa Pares

    Tessa Pares

    Tessa ('24) is a Global Health B.S. major.

    What Global Health Issues are you passionate about? My curiosity is greatest in trying to understand the effects of trauma on physical and mental health. I am passionate about the deeper, interdisciplinary view and approach to healing, where biological and physiological explanations compliment cultural notions.

    Field Experience: I am working in Tanzania for two months for an NGO that collaborates with rural communities to support them in healthcare, WASH programs, environment and sustainability projects, and women empowerment projects. 

    Random Fun Fact: I was in a plane crash in Venezuela when I was 15.

  • Suhana Singh

    Suhana Singh

    Suhana ('26) is a Global Health major.

    What Global Health Issues are you passionate about? I am passionate about disability justice, Women's health, and making healthcare more accessible for everyone!

    Field Experience: I am currently a volunteer at UCSD Health Hospital and have volunteered with the Health Frontiers in Tijuana Clinic Internship through the GLBH 111 course.

    Random Fun Fact: I am on the UCSD Women’s Club Soccer team!

  • Neyha Thandi

    Neyha Thandi

    Neyha ('26) is a Sociology (Law & Society) Major with a Global Health Minor.

    What Global Health Issues are you passionate about? I am passionate about women's reproductive health as well as the intersectionality of race, gender, and socioeconomic status and determining how these factors impact one's health outcomes. I am also interested in healthcare policy, and how policies differ from country to country.

    Field Experience: I hope to conduct research analyzing the correlation between healthcare and socioeconomic status, as well as finding ways policy makers and the government could assist those who require additional support.

    Random Fun Fact: I am originally from Sacramento, CA!

  • Zuama Zaidi

    Zuama Zaidi

    Zuama ('24) is a Human Developmental Sciences major with a Specialization in Equity and Diversity with a minor in Global Health.

    What Global Health Issues are you passionate about? I am passionate about promoting healthy human growth and development with a focus on healthcare, which includes areas such as mental health, human rights, racism, and education. 

    Field Experience: I currently volunteer for the Houselessness Service at UCSD and in the past I have volunteered for the Triton Food Pantry and Crisis Text Line.

    Random Fun Fact: I have traveled to 15 countries!

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    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 3-4 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 closed! Please check back in Spring '24 (May) for the next application cycle!

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. 



  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Rawnaq Behnam

    Rawnaq Behnam

    Rawnaq ('22) graduated with a Global Health Major and Human Rights and Migration Minor. Rawnaq took part in multiple research projects for her Field Experience. One research project focused on assessing barriers to accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare among recently resettled Syrian refugee women in San Diego. She will be attending continuing at UC San Diego to pursue her MPH.
  • Colette Kirkpatrick

    Colette Kirkpatrick

    Colette ('22) graduated with a double major in Global Health Major and Communications. She will be attending Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health to pursue her MPH in Sociomedical Sciences and certificate in Global Health. Her current research focuses on addressing gender based violence through inclusive WaSH in refugee settings, and she is so grateful to be able to continue exploring her passion for global health. 

  • Leeda Sea

    Leeda Sea

    Leeda ('22) graduated with a Global Health major with a minor in Urban Studies and Planning. Prior to graduating, Leeda participated in the Health, Healing, and Sustainable Community Development Global Seminar in Bali for her field experience requirement!
  •  Mitchell Stoddard

    Mitchell Stoddard

    Mitchell ('22) graduated with a Human Biology Major with a minor in Global Health. For his field experience requirement, Mitchell worked with the 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. Mitchell was also on the NCAA swim team at UC San Diego for all four years!


  • Jonathan Huynh

    Jonathan Huynh

    Jonathan ('23) graduated with a Global Health B.S. Major. During his time at UCSD, Jonathan volunteered at Kaiser Permanente and also had a position as a Biological Research Aide for HIV research. Jonathan also was the Global Health Student Assistant for the Global Health Program Office. Jonathan plans to apply and attend medical school.
  • Sara Moaddeli

    Sara Moaddeli

    Sara ('23) graduated with a Global Health B.S. Major. While at UCSD, Sara was involved with Partners in Health Engage, AMWHO (American Mock World Health Organization), had an internship with Climatepedia, and was also part of the 2023 Global Health Honors Thesis Cohort. Sara is currently in the process of applying to medical schools.
  • Katja Pavicevic

    Katja Pavicevic

    Katja ('23) graduated with a Global Health B.S. Major with a minor in Psychology. Katja volunteered at a Women's Health Clinic in her hometown of Toronto, Canada, where she shadowed doctors, helping out around the office, and facilitating patient intake for women seeking reproductive care. Katja was also on the UCSD Swim Team. This fall, Katja will begin her graduate degree in Global Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill!


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