2015-2016 Officers

Lynhea Anicete
Co-President manicete@ucsd.edu
You can catch me watching movies, playing badminton, gardening, painting, eating, cooking, but not doing dishes. I’m a Biochemistry Cell Biology major with a second major in Global Health. I enjoy working with patients and empowering them with knowledge about their health. My goal is to become a Primary Care Physician, specifically a Family Medicine Physician.
Connie Paik 
Co-President  conniep94@gmail.com
Hi my name is Connie and…

IS IT ME YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Sophia Wang
Advisor  liw046@ucsd.edu
My name is Sophia and… HELLO
Amil Shah 
VP of Physician Recruitment  amilhshah@gmail.com
I am a third year Public Health major with minors in General Biology and Chemistry. After working as a scribe/technician in a nonprofit clinic for the last four years, going on international clinic trips, and being an officer for the Flying Samaritans, I have held a special place in my heart for service through benevolence. When I’m not studying/working, I like to go to the beach, concerts, and hang out with friends. I love meeting new people, so if you have any questions about Flying Sams or the premed path in general, let me know!
Katie Shelby 
Treasurer   krshelby@ucsd.edu
I’m a third year Physiology and Neuroscience student looking to go into physical therapy after I graduate. I joined Flying Sam’s during my second year and became a member of the executive board my third year.
Michelle Lee
Co-Fundraising Chair  msl029@ucsd.edu
I’m a 4th year double majoring in Biochemistry and Psychology. This is my third year in Flying Sams and second year as a fundraising chair. I really enjoy running, snowboarding, writing, and eating.
Taylor Munoz 
Co-Fundraising Chair   tamunoz@ucsd.edu
Hello 🙂 I am a third year public health major and biology minor. I am specializing in biostatistics and epidemiology since I love learning about diseases and how they spread, and I also enjoy doing research! I’m a fan of puns, shows like Rick and Morty and Bob’s Burgers, and sleeping. A lot. Can’t wait to meet y’all!
Kaushika Vayyala
Co-Fundraising Chair   kvayyala@gmail.com
When I’m not studying for classes or in lab, I love reading mystery novels, dancing, trying new restaurants/cuisines, exploring San Diego and staying updated with recent scientific publications! If you ever need advice on picking classes, studying for the MCAT, finding research internships, or want to share ideas that could benefit our clinic trips or organization – please do not hesitate to contact me! I look forward to an exciting and productive year with you all.
Nick Carreathers
Co-Social Chair   nickn13013@gmail.com
Music is my life, I listen to, sing it, dance to it, eat to it, shower to it, etc. I also like the outdoors, if given the option I would rather be outside than sitting at home. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t like to kick back every once in a while and binge watch a couple dozen episodes of a show on Netflix. People think I am sociable but I think I am more of an introvert, which is ironic because I am the social chair.
Maile Nilsson
Co-Social Chair   mnilsson@ucsd.edu
I am a fourth year Human Biology & International Studies – Political Science double major. I’m in the International Studies Honors Program and will be going to Sweden after I graduate in June. I play soccer for the NCAA Intercollegiate team, work in an oceanography & chemistry lab at SIO, and host a radio show at KSDT every week. I spend my free time at the beach, going to concerts, and enjoying the San Diego sun. Come meet me at all of our Flying Sams socials this year!!
Jenny Xiao
Board Advisor   jennymexiao@gmail.com
Make a difference in someone else’s life and do it one step at a time! As a UCSD alumni, I enjoy doing science and learning about medicine. I also like singing, painting, dancing and playing the guitar in my spare time. I love meeting new people and going out to have fun!
Kristoffer Wilkerson
Clinic Coordinator kwilkers@ucsd.edu
Electrical engineer. Coffee enthusiast. Favorite joke: “There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.”
Milad Bahmanof
Head Clinic Coordinator Advisor  mbahmanof@gmail.com
Providing to underserved communities, making new friends from different cultures and backgrounds, spending time with family, photography and playing sports.
Kiana Pham
Clinic Coordinator kpkianapham@gmail.com
I graduated from UCSD with a Human Biology degree. I currently work as a medical assistant to get direct patient care hours. My goal is to become a physician assistant. I love being a part of Flying Sams. I love going to Mexico and help the ones in need. I hope one day I can do even more for patients. But until then, coordinating trip would do. =)
Jennifer Corona
Clinic Coordinator jencorona5.2.6@gmail.com
3rd year ERC student studying molecular biology and biological anthropology. 2nd year in Flying Sams. 1st year having nothing to say in an officer bio.
Shaddy Malik 
Clinic Coordinator   S4malik@ucsd.edu
I’m a 3rd year Muir student majoring in Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Nicholas Sun
Clinic Coordinator  ndsun@ucsd.edu
I am a third year Muir student majoring in Biochemistry & Cell Biology. I like long walks on the beach and candlelight dinners.
Andrew Mikhail 
Head Dental Coordinator  akmikhai@ucsd.edu
 I am a fourth year students majoring in Biochemistry/Cell Biology. Cue random facts about my life…
Sonia Ventura 
Dental Coordinator Advisor  soventur@gmail.com
My grandfather started a free medical and dental clinic to serve immigrants and field workers in San Quintin, MX. My ultimate dream would be to give back as a provider to people that represent my family’s humble beginnings. Also, I play the guitar and enjoy theatrical shows.
Daniela Vital 
Mexico Liaison  dvital@ucsd.edu
I am a senior about to graduate with a Public Health Major. I have studied abroad twice in Oaxaca, México and Cusco, Perú; both experiences have given me a great insight of what it is to be working with people in different healthcare settings. I loved traveling and learning about culture and traditions. I’ve been involved with Flying Sams for about 3 years now and I’ve been loving it since the first day. Every clinic trip is unique and I’ve gotten to work with amazing volunteers, officers, providers, and María Elena. Being a Flying Sams has totally given me a different insight of what it is to work with the Mexican community and the health disparities they face in their communities. It has helped me be a more cultural competent person that is following a public health and/or medical career path.
Razaw Othman
Pharmacy Admin   rnothman@ucsd.edu
I’m a third year human bio major! I love people ,and disease and disorder fascinates me so naturally the healthcare field drew me in. Joining Flying Samaritans has been one of the best decisions of my life because it’s brought me closer to some of the greatest people at UCSD and it’s made me even more passionate about helping those in need. Aside from that, I love LOTR and GoTs 😉 I love nature too! That’s about all I can think of for now.
Rajan Bhullar
Pharmacy Admin   rabhulla@ucsd.edu
Hi, I’m a 2nd year Pharmacological Chemistry Major from Yuba City, CA. A huge Sacramento Kings and Dallas Cowboys fan! In my free time, I like to play basketball, dance, and travel!
Dorian Chen
Pharmacy Admin   djc017@ucsd.edu
I like to build fixed gear bikes. If you can beat me in a race, i’ll buy you AYCE sushi. I also like to play clash of clans. If you play, please join my clan. I’m also a novice surfer. If you want to learn how to surf, hit me up and we can learn together.
Abel Martinez
Public Health Co-Chair  anm049@ucsd.edu
I am a third year human biology major here at UCSD. I am a San Diego native with a goal to one day be a physician! On my free time I like to play basketball and Ultimate Frisbee with the UCSD club team.
Yalina Hernandez
Public Health Co-Chair  yalina@me.com
Physiology and Neuroscience major
Andres Perkins
Publicity and Outreach Co-Chair anperkin@ucsd.edu
I love the beach, music, animals, medicine, eating, helping others, and sleeping. I am a second year, human biology major (like half of UCSD) and I want to go to Medical School one day. I like talking to people, so don’t ever hesitiate to approach me with any problems or questions that you may have.
Cassidy Koo
Publicity and Outreach Co-Chair cckoo@ucsd.edu
Hi there! I’m currently a 3rd year Physiology and Neuroscience student here at UCSD. Within Flying Sams, I help with keeping our current members updated on ongoing events as well as finding new volunteers who want to get involved. Outside of Flying Sams, I am also part of Student Council of ERC and in my free time enjoy netflixing and traveling
Rachel Abrahem
Secretary  rabrahem@ucsd.edu
I am a third year studying Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Outside of school, I love binge watching The Office and The Walking Dead, hanging out with friends and napping. Also, “I am Beyonce, always”.