The UCSD chapter was created in 2012 by Eric Pineda, Esther Chun, Firooz Kabir, Kevin Liu, and Shazia Manji with the support of faculty advisor Dr. Paul Friedman.

Who can join? Our members come from all academic backgrounds, from biology to political science. All UCSD undergraduates, medical students, graduate students, and post-bacc students are welcome to join.

A past event highlight: Health4All Banquet

CaHPSA’s statewide Health4All campaign inspired the UCSD chapter to organize a Health4All Banquet on May 12, 2015. The banquet featured several presentations about CaHPSA’s mission, current legislative and advocacy efforts, and a call to action. Awards were presented to student mentees who successfully completed our CaHPSA Healthcare Mentorship Program and to staff and faculty mentors who generously offered their time to share their expertise and experiences with the health care system.

Current Leadership Team

  • Anna Garcia de Alba, President
  • Jenna Hugo, Vice- President
  • Alexis Chavez Escobedo, Secretary
  • Vanessa Castillo, Publicity Chair
  • Rana Tawfik, Mentorship Chair
  • Pedro Lopez, Treasurer
  • Leslie Bruce, Adviser

Point of contact: Jenna Hugo, Vice-President


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