Our Board

Amy Shimizu BBHC

Amy Shimizu


Fourth-Year Undergraduate Student, Human Biology and Society

Amy has been an active member of BBHC since November 2021, with interests in patient outreach, education, and increasing accessibility to healthcare. Currently on the Nursing track in hopes of acquiring a Masters of Science in Nursing degree, she aims to support and advocate for patients in her future endeavors.

Audrey Kim BBHC

Audrey Kim


Third-Year Undergraduate Student, Biology

Audrey is the co-president of Bruin Beans. She was a volunteer since Fall 2021 and transitioned to becoming a clinical research assistant in Fall 2022. Her favorite parts of Bruin Beans are leading the patient stories project and undergraduate research week. She enjoys conducting clinical research, making educational materials and graphics, and hearing the stories of patients.

Ashley Ma BBHC

Ashley Ma

Programs Director

Third-Year Undergraduate Student, Physiological Science

Ashley has been a member of Bruin Beans Health Club since her freshman year. She joined the club because of her passion for patient outreach and advocacy, as well as for an interest in clinical research. She is now the internal director for the club and works to promote connections between members and provide greater mentorship. 

Kayla Saens

Kayla Saens

Research Director

Fourth-Year Undergraduate Student, Psychobiology

Kayla became a member of Bruin Beans Health Club during her second year, motivated by personal experiences with kidney disease in her family. Her dedication centers around educating individuals about kidney disease prevention, especially in underrepresented communities. Kayla enjoys engaging in clinical research and values being part of an organization that focuses on patient support and advocacy

Jessica Soan BBHC

Jessica Soan

Digital Director

Fourth-Year Undergraduate Student, Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics

Jessica, a dedicated individual, joined Bruin Beans Health Club (BBHC) during her junior year and has risen to the position of Digital Director for the 2023-2024 term. Her passion lies in breaking down barriers faced by marginalized communities when accessing healthcare. Focusing on renal care in her research, Jessica aims to improve health outcomes related to kidney disease.

Jerica Fang BBHC

Jerica Fang

External Director

Third-Year Undergraduate Student, Psychobiology

Jerica has been a Bruin Beans Health Club member since her sophomore year. She is interested in outreach and patient education, especially in underserved communities. During her time with Bruin Beans, she aims to help with CORE Kidney's mission and advocate for patients to become their own best advocates.