2020-2021 CHIP Alumni
Neha Zahid, MPH, is a former Research Specialist. She received a double B.A. in Public Health and Molecular Biology, and earned 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. After graduating, he hopes to help communities become healthier, and ultimately, happier.
Jaerika Vega is majoring in Public Health at UC Merced. Her interests include learning how health policies, community outreach interventions, and health in media contribute to socioeconomic inequalities. After graduating, she hopes to promote health education and work to create healthy communities.
Lisa Vu graduated with a major in Public Health and minor in Political Science from UCM (2021). She interned for Congressman Jim Costa as part of the Maddy Institute Legislative Intern Scholar Program. She is an Intake Coordinator at Aveanna Healthcare and hopes 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, health policy and management, 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 hopes to return to her home country (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 worked 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. She is continuing to work with Camarena Health.
Jesus Fraire graduated with a major in Public Health from UCM (2020). He obtained his Associate of Arts from East Los Angeles College. He plans to pursue a Masters in Public Policy and work in LA County.
Emily Rosas graduated with a BA in Public Health and a minor in History from UCM (2020). She hopes to attend graduate school with the goal of working in the environmental policy field.
Salvador Lopez graduated with a BA in Public Health from UCM in 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. He hopes to pursue an MPH.
2017-2018 CHIP Alumni
Maria Rivas graduated with a Public Health BA from UCM in 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 in 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 in 2018. She was the recipient of a Fulbright- Nehru Research Award to conduct research on health disparities among Hindu and Muslim women and plans to pursue a JD/MPH.