2020-2021 CHIP Alumni
Jennifer Frehn, PhD, MPH, is a former Postdoctoral Scholar. She obtained an MPH (Community Health Sciences) from UCLA and a PhD in Health Policy from UC Berkeley. She is currently an AHRQ T-32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UCLA.
Luis Garay graduated with a major in Public Health from UCM (2021). He is currently enrolled in the UCSF School of Medicine Post-Baccalaureate Program with plans to apply to medical school in the future.
Vanessa Mora is an M.D. candidate at UCSF School of Medicine as part of the SJV PRIME program. She obtained a B.S. in Biological Sciences from UC Santa Barbara. Vanessa aspires to return to the Central Valley to practice medicine and advocate for healthcare accessibility for Latinx communities.
Neha Zahid, MPH, is a former Research Specialist. She received a double B.A. in Public Health and Molecular Biology, and an MPH (Public Health Nutrition) from UC Berkeley. She is currently a medical student at UCSF.
Arbab Alam is majoring in Public Health at UCM. His interests include learning how politics and health outcomes are intertwined and how policy interventions affect health disparities.
Jaerika Vega graduated with a major in Public Health from UCM (2021). Her interests include learning how health policies, community outreach interventions, and health in media contribute to socioeconomic inequalities.
Lisa Vu graduated with a major in Public Health and minor in Political Science from UCM (2021). She interned for Congressman Jim Costa as a Maddy Institute Legislative Intern. She is an Intake Coordinator at Aveanna Healthcare and with plans to pursue a MHA degree.
Daniel Navarro is majoring in Human Biology with Public Health & Psychology minors at UCM. His interests include minority health, health disparities, LGBTQ+ health, and primary care. He plans to pursue an MPH to promote healthier and safer environments in Central California.
2019-2020 CHIP Alumni
Sophia Li is a Public Health transfer student at UCM. She worked as an ambassador for the UC Global Health Institute’s Planetary Health Center. She hopes to pursue a graduate degree in Public Health.
Andgielika Sales graduated from UCM (2019). Andgie plans to return to the Philippines and use her education to improve the Public Health Department. She hopes to pursue a Ph.D in Public Health or Public Administration.
Jessica Hernandez is an undergraduate student majoring in Public Health at UCM. Jessica aspires to obtain a graduate degree in Health Administration or Public Health.
Jocelyn Acosta graduated with a BA in Public Health and minor in Professional Writing from UCM (2020). Jocelyn was a Cal-IHEA 2020 Health Equity Scholar and plans to pursue an MPH degree.
Jennifer Cisneros graduated with a BA in Public Health from UCM (2021). She works with Camarena Health’s outreach team to raise COVID-19 awareness and promote vaccination. Her goal is to focus on removing misinformation from low-income communities and emphasize health education in the Central Valley.
Jesus Fraire graduated with a major in Public Health from UCM (2020) and has an A.A. degree from East Los Angeles College. He works as a CPR instructor at Crown Services in a Chiropractor’s office, and plans to pursue a career as a Physician’s Assistant.
Emily Rosas graduated with a BA in Public Health from UCM (2020). She is currently a JD candidate at UC Hastings College of the Law and plans to pursue a career in the urban planning field.
Salvador Lopez graduated with a BA in Public Health from UCM (2019). He is a Clinical Research Coordinator for ÓRALE COVID-19 Organizaciones para Reducir, Avanzar y Lograr Equidad contra el COVID-19 at UC Davis.
2017-2018 CHIP Alumni
Maria Rivas graduated with a Public Health BA from UCM (2019). She currently works as a Program Specialist in the Local Policy Team with Public Health Advocates. Maria plans to pursue an MPH in Health Policy and Management.
Jovo Velasco, MHA, graduated with a major in Public Health and minor in Psychology from UCM (2019). He earned a Master of Health Administration from USC (2021). He is a Regional Event Oversight Administrator in the Logistics Health Inc. division of Optum Care Solutions.
Akhila Yechuri graduated with a BA in Public Health from UCM (2018). She received a Fulbright- Nehru Research Award to conduct research on health disparities among Hindu and Muslim women and plans to pursue a JD/MPH.