Hi everyone! I’m Christian Javier, and I will be serving as your BSSA Co-President for the upcoming year. I am currently a pre-medical student, looking to specialize in psychiatry. In my free time, I love to play guitar, sing, and hang out with friends. I also enjoy import cars and driving! I always love meeting new people and seeing new faces, so if we have not met yet I would love to meet you. I have spent almost two years in our organization, first starting from the Freshmen Programs Committee in my first year. I have watched our organization grow from humble beginnings to a place where every biology major can come together to learn, grow, and connect with one another. As your president this year, I hope to foster a passion for biology by helping you find your niche in this continually expanding field. By connecting us through social events, professional connections, and detailed workshops, I hope that BSSA can serve as a place for you to educate yourself, enrich your experience at UCSD, and empower yourself to be the best you can be.
If you have any questions about BSSA, UCSD, or biology in general, please feel free to contact me through the website, or through my e-mail at email@example.com.
Co-President - Julie Duong
Hi there! My name is Julie Duong and I am currently a 4th year majoring in General Biology. A couple things I enjoy are biology, cats, and Korean dramas.
As your Co-President, it is my job to coordinate logistics within our officer team, as well as assist with planning events and ensuring we are able to operate efficiently. I absolutely love BSSA and all the opportunities it has given me. Hope you will feel the same!
If you have any questions, ideas or anything at all, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to hear from you soon!
Secretary - Amreen Masthan
Hi everyone! My name is Amreen and I am a fourth year Human Biology major. I’ve moved a lot in my life so I’m not sure what to call my indextown, but I currently live near Corona, CA. I love being in San Diego because of the great weather and UCSD's awesome campus. In my free time, I love doing nail art, listening to music, watching movies, and simply taking in good scenery. I’ve recently taken up an interest in yoga and archery also! My future career goal is to go into pediatrics. I love kids a lot so I think it’ll be great to work with them in the future!
As Secretary, I’ll be sending you all our weekly newsletter, so keep an eye out for it! If you have any suggestions for the newsletter or questions about BSSA in general, feel free to email me at email@example.com.
Treasurer - Sandra Rabat
Hello! My name is Sandra Rabat and I am a third year Biochemistry and Cell Biology major. My indextown is Erie, Pennsylvania. I enjoy running, going to the beach, and reading. I also love coffee, brunch, and hikes. I think it is important to discover your passions and I hope that BSSA can be a part of that process in your time at UCSD! One of my goals for the future is to go to medical school.As Treasurer, I oversee BSSA's funds and manage fundraisers.
If you have any questions, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear from you and I'm excited to have an awesome year with you and BSSA!.
Annual Events Co-Chair
Annual Events Co-Chair
Social Activities Co-Chair
Social Activities Co-Chair
Annual Events Co-Chair - Stephanie Chu
Hello everyone! I’m Stephanie, a third year Human Biology major from Sixth College. I enjoy playing volleyball, watching basketball, and tagging my friends in adorable dog videos. Aside from these avocations, biology has always been a favorite study of mine. Ultimately, I want to pursue a career in the medical field. BSSA has helped me explore and discover my interests in the realm of biology and I hope that you all have the same exciting experience.
I am so stoked to be part of the board and serve as your 2016-2017 Annual Events Co-Chair. My goal is to continue to expand our annual events (Professor-Student Networking, Alumni-Student Mixer, Darwin Day, and Senior Reception). I am open to innovative ideas and suggestions for our upcoming events. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions! You can reach me at email@example.com.
Annual Events Co-Chair - Jake Sy
Hello there! I’m Jake, a second year Biochemistry and Cell Biology major from Glendale, just north of LA. Since coming to college I’ve enjoyed longboarding, and hope to improve my (nonexistent) culinary skills before finishing undergrad. I aspire to become a physician, although I’m not sure about what I’d like to specialize in yet.
As your Annual Events Co-Chair, it is my job to plan and organize BSSA’s major annual events (such as the Professor-Student Mixer, Darwin Day, and many more). I am open to hearing any ideas and suggestions you may have; a new perspective is always appreciated. Join my committee! You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org, don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. I look forward to meeting all of you!
Social Activities Co-Chair - Jordan Lapira
Hi! my name is Jordan Lapira, a fourth year General Biology major from ERC and your 2016-2017 Co-Social Activities Chair. I hope to eventually become a orthopedic surgeon or a physician specializing in sports medicine. I love playing sports (basketball and volleyball), playing guitar, listening to music, and watching NETFLIX!!!
As your Co-Social Activities Chair, it is my job to plan and organize quarterly social events for BSSA like hiking trips, zoo trips, food outings and much more! I aim to help students network and interact with other students who share the same interests. Join my committee! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at email@example.com.
Social Activities Co-Chair - Jessica Yi
Hello everyone! My name is Jessica and I am a third year Revelle college student majoring in Human Biology and minoring in Psychology. I was born and raised in San Diego and love to watch dramas, make hand-made gifts, try different dessert cafes, and run during my spare time. I also plan to pursue a career in the dental field and help the underserved gain increased access to the healthcare they need.
As the BSSA 2015-2016 Co-Social Activities Chair, I plan to help coordinate fun and interactive events where UCSD students will be able to familiarize themselves with each other and feel more connected with the organization and the university. I believe that it is not only important as students to do well in our academics, but to also become involved and be a part of an active community in order to have a sense of belonging and a healthy well-being. I am ecstatic to meet and get to know you all in our upcoming socials throughout the school year! Please feel free to contact me with any comments, suggestions, and/or questions you have through my e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great year!
Professional Development Co-Chair
Professional Development Co-Chair
Professional Development Co-Chair - Binh-An Nguyen
Hi, I’m Binh-An. I’m currently a 4th year pre-pharmacy student majoring in Biochemistry & Cell Biology. Besides science, my interests include running, music, food, meeting and talking with people, and just learning new things in general. As one of your professional development chairs for the school year, my goal is to help BSSA members grow professionally, academically, and personally. I also run a committee that meets on a weekly basis during each quarter. For more information about PDC events, the committee, or any advice about student life at UCSD, feel free to send me an email at email@example.com.
Professional Development Co-Chair - Christine Pham
Hi Friends! My name is Christine and I am a third year Human Biology major from Los Angeles. I love makeup, fashion, Korean dramas, and singing. Currently, I am working towards my goal of becoming a Physician Assistant.
As Professional Development Co-chair, I aim to provide events and opportunities to build our members’ professional growth and character, as well as help them explore different careers available for Biology majors. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or ideas (:
Volunteer Chair - Alice Xu
Hi everyone! I’m Alice and I’m a third year Biochemistry/cell biology major from Muir college. I’m the Volunteer Chair for 2016-17. I love reading and drawing comic characters in my free time. After I graduate from UCSD, I plan to gap a year to read and travel around the world before go to the graduate school. As the Volunteer Chair, I hope I can provide you various interesting events involving environmental, animal welfare and community services. Questions, concerns and event suggestions are welcomed anytime, and feel free to contact me. My email is email@example.com. Have a great year!
Publicity Chair - Sara Ye
Hello! I’m Sara, a second-year Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution major from Sixth College. I hail from the Bay Area, which means that my parents constantly hear about La Jolla’s (usually) superb weather. I love photography and videography, drawing, hiking, and any and all animals. I also play the violin as a part of The Intermission Orchestra at UCSD — Studio Ghibli pieces are definitely my favorite.
As Publicity Chair, I design and distribute promotional materials about BSSA. Hopefully, I will be successful in attracting you to our events and other excellent opportunities that you wouldn’t want to miss. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org about any questions, comments, concerns, or, really, anything at all.
Freshman Programs Chair
Freshman Programs Chair - Vineet Tummala
Hi! My name is Vineet and I am a second year student at Revelle College pursuing a degree in General Biology. I’m from the Bay Area and love supporting the Golden State Warriors! My hobbies include reading books, playing sports, and watching movies. One of my goals for the future is to attend medical school.
As your Freshman Programs Chair, I hope to help you have a smooth and enjoyable transition to UCSD. I also plan to help you create a strong connection with other freshmen and upperclassmen. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to email me at email@example.com.
Logistics Chair - Whitney Vien
Hi everyone! I'm Whitney and I'm a fourth year Physiology and Neuroscience major and Computer Science minor from Sixth College. I am from San Jose, but I have grown to love La Jolla and its beaches. In my free time I enjoy catching up on my television shows, including Doctor Who and Daredevil.
As the logistics coordinator, I will be behind the scenes, working on our BSSA website, and keeping track of membership points.
If you have any questions or ideas, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!