Undergraduate Program Director
Ariana is a 4th year Spanish major at UCLA. She has been a part of BBHC since her first quarter at UCLA and has enjoyed learning about clinical trials and kidney health issues by volunteering and attending outreach events. Ariana is interested in bringing more awareness to the medical issues and barriers that minority groups face in healthcare, particularly within the LGBT community. She is excited to see how BBHC will grow even more over the next couple of years and play an active part in its expansion.
Minie Zhang is currently a 4th year majoring in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology. Her favorite health-related experience has been interning at the Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She joined BBHC as a freshman and found excellent relationships with healthcare professionals and an abundance of extracurricular activities. Outside of academics, you can find her learning new things, eating exciting food, curled up in bed, or on the lookout for casual adventures.
Pamela is a third year MIMG major and Global Health minor at UCLA. She is interested in multiple aspects of the health field including clinical research and disease prevention. She joined Bruin Beans Health Club because of the opportunities that this health club provides for outreach as well as professional mentorship. While in BBHC she has learned a lot about a variety of kidney diseases, treatments, and prevention for those diseases. She is excited to continue learning more. Outside of this club she is also a nursing volunteer at Ronald Reagan hospital and spends time volunteering at local community health centers. In her free time she enjoys hiking and cooking!
Sneha is a 4th year psychobiology major. She joined BBHC in order to volunteer and give back to the community as well as take part in clinical research focusing on kidney disease. She is excited to have patient interaction and help further the future of medicine. Sneha is looking forward to using the skills she learns from BBHC to enhance her future in medicine. In her free time she loves to hangout with friends, watch Netflix, and cook.
Diana is a Latina first-gen student at UCLA majoring in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics. She joined the Bruin Beans Health Club because of her aspiration in becoming a pediatric nephrologist in the future. Her research interests are mainly centered on the causes and progression of Chronic Kidney Disease in children. Because of the healthcare experiences within her family and community, she hopes to one day set up more advanced and stable clinics in her family’s hometowns in Mexico. She also wishes to bring more awareness to diseases that especially affect minority populations through outreach and education.
Hannah is a 4th year Psychobiology major. She joined Bruin Beans in order to gain meaningful interactions with patients, participate in clinical research, and aid in the planning of outreach events. She's excited to learn more about kidney disease and its impact on the community. Outside of BBHC, Hannah is the Director of Corporate Relations for the Pediatric AIDS Coalition at UCLA. In her free time she enjoys playing with her dogs and ice skating.
Michelle is a 3rd-year neuroscience major. She joined Bruin Beans Health Club to gain experience in clinical research, learn more about kidney disease, and participate in outreach events to educate the public about kidney health. She aims to gain more exposure to the different sides of the healthcare field such as clinical research, patient care, and community outreach. In her free time, she likes to walk her dogs, play the piano, and hike.
Lucas is a third year Biology major at UCLA. He has been a member of BBHC since his second quarter and has enjoyed combining the community and research aspects of the club’s activities. He took an interest in BBHC and medicine initially due to many of his loved ones having medical issues throughout his life. Through BBHC, he hopes to pick up many of the skills and traits that he believes a medical professional should have.
Katie is a 3rd year Molecular Cellular and Developmental major at UCLA. She was interested in joining Bruin Beans Health Club because of the many opportunities to expand her knowledge about the medical field, specifically kidneys, as well as conduct in outreach events that involves patient and healthcare professional interactions. Outside of BBHC, Katie likes to travel, watch Netflix, bullet journal, and try new food places.