Name: Beza Abebe Hometown: Ethiopia; WashingtonDC; Alhambra, CA Undergrad: UC San Diego Major: Physiology & Neuroscience Future Plans: Pediatrics/EM; interests inpublic health, healthcaremanagement, and quality improvement Fun Fact: I love to do outdoor/thrill-seeking adventures on every trip!
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: Kaitlin Arena Hometown: Redmond, WA Undergrad: Stanford University Major: Human Biology Future Plans: Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine Fun Fact: In my dreams, I can tap dance AND play the piano. In the meantime, I'm pursuing a Masters in Public Health with a focus on child and adolescent health and will return to UCLA in 2018.
Name: Kian Asanad Hometown: Woodland Hills, CA Undergrad: UCLA Major: Biology Future Plans: Urology Fun Fact: I can speak four languages.
Name: John (Jonji) Barber Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA Undergrad: UC Davis Major: Exercise Biology Future Plans: Pediatrics, Academic Medicine Fun Fact: I love, love, LOVE musicals and regularly drive to my rotations blasting Phantom of the Opera, Les Mis, or Hamilton.
Name: Adam Braun Hometown: Tarzana, CA Undergrad: Emory University Major: Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology Future Plans: Internal Medicine; learning; teaching; volunteering Fun Fact: For six years, and through six continents, I traveled exclusively with a single laundry bag as my suitcase. I also have a schizophrenic poodle.
Name: Alice Brown Hometown: Stockport, England & Temecula, California Undergrad: University of California, Riverside Major: Global Studies Future Plans: Ob/Gyn Fun Fact: My siblings and I were delivered at home by a midwife.
Name: Nate Coggins Hometown: Saratoga, California Undergrad: University of Michigan Major: Environmental Health Science Future Plans: Pediatric Medicine Fun Fact: I've spent all my savings traveling to all seven continents.
Name: Allison Coleman Hometown: Palo Alto, CA Undergrad: Swarthmore Major: Psychology Future Plans: Pediatrics, medical education Fun Fact: I played volleyball in college, and I used to coach volleyball before I started med school.
Name: Edgar Corona Hometown: Baldwin Park, CA Undergrad: UCLA Major: Biochemistry (with a minor in Chicana/o Studies) Future Plans: MPH in Health Policy, Family or Internal Med Fun Fact: My favorite Christmas movie is Gremlins!
Name: Allison Estrada Hometown: San Diego, CA Undergrad: UCSD Major: Human Biology, Minor in Global Health Future Plans: Serve the community as a Family doctor Future Plans: Family Medicine! Plan to care for underserved patients in the community What makes a good day in medicine great? Providing comprehensive care for patients in community clinics absolutely makes my heart sing! I feel so grateful that I can learn something new every day from my patients.
Name: Alex Garrett Hometown: Fryeburg, Maine Undergrad: Stanford University Major: Biology with theater minor Studies: Human Memory and Cognition Future Plans: Emergency medicine, medical education Fun Fact: I have "played" with the Stanford Band in 2 Rose Bowl parades, and once led a band of sax-playing lumberjacks while dressed as a German milk maid.
Name: Anju Goyal Hometown: Rockford, IL Undergrad: University of Chicago Major: Biology Future Plans: Med-Peds or Peds Fun Fact: When I was a kid, I thought I caused an earthquake by eating a crayon. Oops.
Name: John Horton Hometown: San Diego, CA Undergrad: Duke University Major: Neuroscience Future Plans: Psychiatry Fun Fact: As a Duke Blue Devil, I road-tripped to Indianapolis for a final four tournament and big win (even though I didn't get to play).
Name: Sarah Jensen Hometown: Sandwich, MA Undergrad: Northeastern University Major: Chemistry Future Plans: Internal medicine, academia Fun Fact: I used to run ultra-marathons!
Name: Grace Kim Hometown: Kent, WA Undergrad: University of Washington Major: Biology, Psychology Future Plans: Pediatrics Fun Fact: I love rock climbing and have somehow grown more scared of heights the longer I've done it.
Name: Richard Leuchter Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Undergrad: Wesleyan University Major: Economics and Biochemistry Future Plans: Internal Medicine Fun Fact: I used to be a magician at kids’ parties!
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: O. Agatha Offorjebe Hometown: San Jose, CA Undergrad: Princeton Major: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Future Plans: Academic emergency medicine; global health research, policy, & advocacy Fun Fact: I’ve visited 10 African countries and look forward to adding more to my list as a GloCal Fogarty Fellow in Lilongwe, Malawi.
Name: Rachel Ohman Hometown: San Diego, CA Undergrad: University of Chicago Major: Biology Future Plans: Career in academic medicine involving research and medical education. Fun Fact: I learned to speak French in elementary school while my family and I lived in Nice for a year.
Name: Harman Rahal Hometown: Bakersfield, CA Undergrad: UCLA Major: Physiological Science Future Plans: Internal Medicine, GI or Hem/Onc Fun Fact: I didn't speak any English until I started preschool at age 4, and partially learned from Sesame Street!
Name: Allen Rodriguez Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA Undergrad: UC Berkeley Major: Molecular Biology Future Plans: Family Medicine Fun Fact: Enjoys surfing and gardening.
Name: Eric Tam Hometown: Alhambra, CA Undergrad: UCLA Major: Neuroscience Future Plans: I want to continue to breakdown health care disparities as a primary care physician Fun Fact: Prior to medical school I worked on a food truck.
Name: Joe Torres Hometown: Covina, CA. Veracruz, Mexico Undergrad: UCLA Major: Biology Future Plans: Internal Medicine. After residency, my goal is to practice in an underserved community while getting involved in public policy at the local/state level. Fun Fact: I have two boys Gianni (2yo) and Sonny (4yo).
Name: Maxine Velazquez Hometown: Whittier, CA Undergrad: UC Berkeley Major: Nutritional Science Future Plans: Family Medicine Fun Fact: Also known as the Spice Whisperer.
Name: Mignote Yilma Hometown: Addis Ababa; Palo Alto Undergrad: Stanford University Major: Human Biology Future Plans: General Surgery Fun Fact: I love salsa dancing, after randomly picking it up in 2007.