Kimberly Uehisa, from Honolulu, Hawaii, graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics with a minor in Global Health. Kimberly’s research interests lie at the intersection of cardiac health and preventative health. Inspired by her experience on medical mission trips to Guatemala and Cambodia, providing free clinical care and teaching CPR and first aid in rural areas, she aspires to provide preventative healthcare to people living in underserved communities with her insights working in emergency medicine. She is an Emergency Department scribe at St. Francis Medical Center and hopes to use her EMT certification working as an EMT in the near future. She currently works as a research coordinator for the Division of Cardiac Surgery at UCLA. She has been working with the Women’s Cardiovascular Center since 2017. She received the UCLA-Barbra Streisand Research Fellowship.
Timothy Samuelson, from Whittier, California, graduated from VUSC in 2019 with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology and Minors in Chemistry, Psychology, and Religion. Timothy aspires to reach out to the community through preventative health education helping those suffering from stress and loneliness during the COVID pandemic, and learn from the experiences of research. Currently, He works as an EMT for Children’s Hospital of Orange County on critical care transports and as a scribe in the Emergency Department at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynnwood. Timothy hopes to specialize in Emergency Medicine in the future. He is humbled and honored to be working with the Women’s Cardiovascular Center on the ECHOS study.