Name: Lao-Tzu Allan-Blitz Hometown: Santa Barbara Undergrad: New York University Major: Happiness Future Plans: Finding my way into global health both as a clinician and researcher Fun Fact: I have five middle names
Name: Emily Avis Hometown: Palo Alto, CA Undergrad: Williams College Major: Art History Future Plans: Pediatrics, medical education Fun Fact: I played volleyball in college!
Name: Mariel Bailey Hometown: Newport, RI Undergrad: Stanford Major: Human Biology and East Asian Studies Future Plans: Med/Peds or Pediatrics Fun Fact: I can play the 5-string banjo!
Name: Cat Beni Hometown: Riverside Undergrad: UCLA Major: Applied Math Future Plans: Academic Surgery Fun Fact: I once turned orange from eating too many carrots
Name: Thomas Buretta Hometown: Chester, IL Undergrad: Pepperdine University Major: Organizational Communication Future Plans: Anesthesiology and Hospital Management Fun Fact: I was born & raised in the "Home of Popeye"
Name: Carlos (Tony) Casillas Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA Undergrad: California State University, Fresno Major: Psychology and Chemistry Future Plans: Med-Peds! Fun Fact: I enjoy cheesy horror films, my favorite is Friday the thirteenth part 7
Name: Jeff Fujimoto Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Undergrad: UC Berkeley Major: Bioengineering Future Plans: Internal Medicine Fun Fact: I was in the 2008 Olympic Trials for judo
Name: Amelia Goodfellow Hometown: Lodi, California Undergrad: UC Davis Major: Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior Future Plans: Once I start residency in the Navy, I hope to go operational with a dive or flight team before completing training in Internal Medicine. I'd love to travel with the USNS Mercy on humanitarian aid missions, and work in health policy to improve care for our country's most disenfranchised Fun Fact: Before medical school, I had a cooking blog! One day, I'd love to formally train in culinary school
Name: Hannah Hughes Hometown: Hesperia, CA Undergrad: University of California, Riverside Major: Biology Future Plans: Emergency Medicine, Healthcare Management & Global Health Fun Fact: My entire childhood, I wanted to be a country western singer...until I realized I couldn't sing
Name: Maryanne Ibrahim Hometown: Riverside, CA Undergrad: UCLA Major: Physiological Science Future Plans: Med-Peds Fun Fact: Lived in Botswana for a year--it was AMAZING!
Name: Sam Jackson Hometown: Napa, CA Undergrad: UC Davis Major: Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior Future Plans: Internal Medicine, Cardiology Fun Fact: Once had raccoons steal his rations on day 3 of a 4 day backpacking trip
Name: Emily Ka Yi Tam Hometown: Hong Kong/Oakland Undergrad: UC Berkeley Major: Interdisciplinary Studies: Human Memory and Cognition Future Plans: Health care innovation, health administration Fun Fact: I auditioned for record companies
Name: Mohammad M Karimzada Hometown: Fremont, CA Undergrad: UC Davis Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Future Plans: General Surgery Fun Fact: I used to teach martial arts
Name: Clement Lee Hometown: Arcadia, CA Undergrad: UCLA Major: Psychobiology Future Plans: IM/Pediatrics Hospitalist, Global Health Fun Fact: I can play piano by ear!
Name: Andrew Lees Hometown: Poway, CA Undergrad: University of Chicago Major: Economics Future Plans: Primary Care, baby! Fun Fact: In high school I was appointed by Student Government to be school DJ
Name: Gabriel Lopez Hometown: Chino, CA Undergrad: University of California, Riverside Major: Biological Sciences Future Plans: Addressing maternal health disparities in minority and low-income population as an OB/GYN Fun Fact: For fun I love watching almost any cooking show on Food Network, pretending that I can cook, and training for marathons
Name: Jessica Lucier Hometown: San Juan Capistrano, CA Undergrad: Harvard College Major: Philosophy Future Plans: Pediatrics or IM/Peds Fun Fact: I pole vaulted in high school and college
Name: Rithika Mathias Hometown: Andover, MA Undergrad: Wesleyan University Major: Chemistry Future Plans: Family Medicine Fun Fact: I used to be a bell ringer, like Quasimodo
Name: Imani McElroy Hometown: Oakland, CA Undergrad: Hampton University/UC Irvine Major: Biological Sciences Future Plans: General Surgery Fun Fact: I still play the original Pokemon Red game on my phone's emulator
Name: Roya Moheimani Hometown: Newport Beach Undergrad: UC Irvine Major: Biology Future Plans: Academic Medicine Fun Fact: I love college football
Name: Sara Mottahedan Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Undergrad: New York University Major: Music Business Future Plans: Anesthesiology Fun Fact: I was a dancer on stage for a Flaming Lips performance at Roskilde Festival
Name: Laura Obler Hometown: Fresno, CA Undergrad: UC Irvine Major: Dance, Chemistry Future Plans: Psychiatry Fun Fact: I've performed in the Nutcracker -- over 20 times!
Name: MacLean Sellars Hometown: Glendale, CA Undergrad: Haverford College Major: Biology and Sociology Future Plans: Residency in Internal Medicine. Then likely on to Hematology-Oncology fellowship, research and medical education. Fun Fact: I've got identical twin boys!
Name: Evan Shih Hometown: Irvine, CA Undergrad: UCLA, GO BRUINS! Major: Physiological Science Future Plans: Internal Medicine, Hospitalist Fun Fact: I enjoy swimming and ruining your favorite karaoke song
Name: Joe Torres Hometown: Covina, CA Undergrad: UCLA Major: Biology Future Plans: Internal Medicine or Family Medicine Fun Fact: I have two boys Gianni (1yo) and Sonny (3yo)
Name: Erica Tukiainen Hometown: Helsinki, Finland Undergrad: University of California, Los Angeles Major: French Future Plans: Looking forward to pursuing family medicine! I hope to incorporate my love for preventive medicine in underserved communities through physical activity and nutrition promotion! Fun Fact: I played on the UCLA women's basketball team all 4 years as an undergraduate. Go Bruins!!!
Name: Nicholas Villano Hometown: Freehold, NJ Undergrad: Cornell University Major: Neurobiology and Behavior Future Plans: Internal Medicine Residency Fun Fact: First came to LA for an internship animating the LEGO TV show