John is a 3rd year Biology student at UCLA. Interested in the healthcare fields of optometry and ophthalmology, he was drawn to UMEC’s mission to improve access to eye care for the medically underserved populations in Los Angeles. Having volunteered in his hometown of Sacramento to address the impacts of housing insecurity in the past, John is motivated to help provide quality care and resources for the medically underserved in Los Angeles. In addition to interning at UMEC, John works as a student assistant at the Cataract and Refractive Surgery Division at the Jules Stein Eye Institute. In his free time, John enjoys being a part of Grace on Campus, swimming, playing basketball, piano, guitar, and spending quality time with friends and family.