2017-2018 Officers

Joshua Mihalik : Fundraising Co-Chair

Joshua Mihalik

Fundraising Co-Chair

I'm a third year student in Revelle College majoring in Human Biology and minoring in Photography. Outside of Flying Sams I work in a lab on campus studying blood stem cells in zebrafish and am Vice Chair of NRHH. I love to read and write, play the guitar, going to the gym, and being outdoors. I joined Flying Sams because I wanted to make a more direct impact on people, and I became an officer to become more involved with the club. I look forward to working with y'all this year!

Anthony Talaugon : Co-President

Anthony Talaugon


Physiology and Neuroscience. I like to cook, hike, and play video games. I plan on attending medical school.

Mona Mughar : Pharmacy Administrator

Mona Mughar

Pharmacy Administrator

Hi everyone! I am a third year Biochemistry & Cell Biology major. After undergrad, I hope to go to whichever med school takes me in as I aspire to be a Cardiologist. I was born in Connecticut, raised in Miami, tortured in Tennessee. One of my passions include giving back to communities that may face language/cultural barriers, which is the main reason I love to volunteer with Flying Sams and actively try to take part in mission trips. When i'm not volunteering, you'll most likely find me with Bella, eating, Netflixing, or jump starting my car Dracarys (GOT fans wya).

Natalia Valles : Public Health Chair

Natalia Valles

Public Health Chair

¡Hola todos!
My name is Natalia Valles, and I am a 3rd year Physiology & Neuroscience major at Revelle, with a minor in Psychology. I am a Disney freak, I am part of UCSD's folklorico team, I firmly believe Selena Quintanilla is the queen, and I love food with all my Mexican heart. The goal is to become an M.D. in the near future, but for now helping others in any way is my central focus. In my leisure time, I love to read (yes, for fun), watch movies, sketch, and sing in the shower.

Natalie Albasha : Clinic Coordinator

Natalie Albasha

Clinic Coordinator

Hi everyone! I graduated UCSD with a B.S. in Biochemistry/Cell Biology and minor in Psychology in Spring 2017. I am currently doing the B.S./M.S. program in an immunology lab. When I'm not in lab or volunteering with Flying Sams, you'll find me at The Village where I am an RA (yes this will be my 5th year living on campus). In my free time I love watching TV (fav show: Friends!), drinking tea/coffee, and working out. I am looking forward to meeting you all and another great year with Flying Sams!

Bella Buhain : Dental Coordinator

Bella Buhain

Dental Coordinator

Hi! I'm a 3rd year from Marshall majoring in Biochemistry & Cell Biology! I'm from Sylmar, CA & I'm passionate about dentistry, J. Cole, and puppies. I love being a part of Flying Sams because it has given me an invaluable clinic experience where I get to interact with patients and help them take charge of their oral health. When I'm not in class or napping in a public space, you will most likely find me with Mona, eating, Netflixing, or watching GOT for the 2nd time.

Anika Balse : Clinic Coordinator

Anika Balse

Clinic Coordinator

Hey there! I'm a third year pursuing a Physiology and Neuroscience major & Business minor. Joining the healthcare field has been my goal since high school, and Flying Sams has helped me realize that even more! Things that make me happy are puppies, traveling, trying out new recipes, and spontaneously going to the beach to watch the sunset!

Alondra Lopez-Barajas : Treasurer

Alondra Lopez-Barajas


4th year Human Biology major and Ethnic Studies minor. I contribute to entropy and on a pH scale, I would be a 3. Currently trying to keep my dreams alive by hitting the snooze button.

Joy Eskandar : Secretary/Clinic Coordinator

Joy Eskandar

Secretary/Clinic Coordinator

I am a fourth year, Human Biology major and Psychology minor. I am from Brea, CA and I love to watch TV in my free time!

Brandon Linn : Fundraising Co-Chair

Brandon Linn

Fundraising Co-Chair

Hello everybody! I'm a post-grad human biology major hoping to go to medical school. Besides serving in the Flying Sams and mentoring high school students, I enjoy reading, art, theatre, and spending time around San Diego.

Jacqueline Olness : Publicity Co-chair

Jacqueline Olness

Publicity Co-chair

I'm a third year Bioengineering major and Education Studies minor. I am planning on working in the biotech industry to design effective and inexpensive medical devices, and I joined Flying Sams because they are dedicated and consistent in providing support to the communities they serve. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, tutoring, running, hiking, and going on clinic trips!

Samantha Pecenka : Public Health Co-Chair

Samantha Pecenka

Public Health Co-Chair

I'm a junior majoring in Human Biology and minoring in Theatre.

Alejandra Felix Campos : Mexico Liaison

Alejandra Felix Campos

Mexico Liaison

My name is Alejandra Felix, but everyone calls me Ale. I am a second-year student with a major in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, and a Minor in Biology. I am an international student from Mexico. I was born and raised in Ensenada, B.C. In my free time, I like working out, traveling, and going to the beach. My plans for the future involve going into a Medical School.

Alejandra Dominguez : Pharmacy Administrator

Alejandra Dominguez

Pharmacy Administrator

Hello, my name is Alejandra Dominguez. I am a fourth year majoring in Pharmacological Chemistry. After college, I hope to go to pharmacy school and one day work in hospital in out patient care. Something fun about me is that I love to play volleyball and hang out at the beach. I am excited to serve as the pharmacy admin this year and connect more with the community we serve in Ensenada.

Kevin Hsiao : Pharmacy Administrator

Kevin Hsiao

Pharmacy Administrator

Hellooo! I am a third year biology and chemistry cell biology major student from ERC. I am pre-pharmacy and hope to work in the clinical aspect and research side in the future. I like relaxing and having a good time whenever I do things. My hobbies include surfing, working out, or playing any sports. I also really like watching basketball and TV shows such as GOT, HIMYM, the CW superhero shows, and a lot more. I like to think of myself as fun and chill to talk to so please feel free to come up and talk to me at anytime!

Garrick Johnson : Social Chair

Garrick Johnson

Social Chair

Hi yall, I'm a third year Human Bio major/ Sociology minor and I look forward to meeting everyone! I'm from Folsom (near Sacramento) and enjoy hiking, reading, and watching cartoons.

Cassidy Koo : Advisor

Cassidy Koo


I'm a graduated Physio/Neuro student with a Global Health minor. I love being a part of Flying Sams because it has taught me so much about the rewards and challenges of both healthcare and non-profit work. I have learned a lot about myself in the process, and I'm so thankful for the amazing people I've met in this organization. Outside of school, my hobbies are hiking, cooking, and playing the guitar. If you ever see me at a Flying Sams event, let's get to know each other!

Amy Tuey : Webmaster

Amy Tuey