LEADERSHIP

DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Public Health and Molecular & Cell Biology

Hello everybody, my name is Zeyi. I am very honored and excited to continue as the Director of External Affairs for 2019 - 2020. I am a fourth year Public Health and MCB - Genetics double major. I have joined VHIO since I was a freshman and this has certainly been one of the best parts of my college experience. The mission to break language barriers in healthcare and serve underserved communities has resonated with me a lot since the very beginning and this experience has further confirmed my career aspirations. VHIO is truly a great place to serve the community while meeting awesome people! In my spare time, I love to go hiking and watch cute puppy videos.

ZEYI ZHOU

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EVELYN CHEN

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DIRECTOR OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS 
Molecular & Cell Biology

Hi! My name is Evelyn, and I'm a third year majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology. I joined VHIO in my freshman year, and I love having the opportunity to interpret for the LEP population in the Bay Area and help bridge language and cultural barriers in healthcare. In my spare time, I like to bake chocolate chip cookies, explore cute coffee shops, and watch corgi videos!

AMY YAN

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Molecular & Cell Biology

Hi everyone! My name is Amy Yan, and I’m incredibly excited to be working as one of the the Chinese Department Coordinators. I feel so grateful to have been able to join the VHIO community in my first year and to have been able to apply my love for languages with my passion for serving the community. It’s been an honor to work as an interpreter, and I eagerly look forward to future events to come! In my free time I love exploring music, discovering new food places with friends, and binging Netflix. Feel free to reach out to me about anything!

TIFFANY CHEN

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Cognitive Science

Hi everyone! My name is Tiffany and I am a 2nd year intending to major in molecular cell biology. I joined VHIO my freshman year, and it has become my favorite experience at Cal. As I came from an immigrant family, I cherished the opportunity to serve the LEP community, and I also enjoyed making friends in VHIO. In my spare time, I like to play the flute, dance, and watch random youtube videos. I am excited to continue to break the language barriers and work with people who share the same passion of serving the community!

THANH TIEU

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Molecular Environmental Biology

Hello! I’m a second year majoring in MEB and am from a concentrated spot of Vietnamese-Americans in SoCal known as Little Saigon. I care deeply about a plethora of many things: global climate change (we should stand for what we stand on), my friends, tiramisu, living a bountiful life, clothing with pockets in them, Rihanna, and making my parents proud. If you ever need a conversation starter with me, that’s a good list to go off of. I love meeting new friends! :-)

TRUC ANH NGUYEN

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Cognitive Science and Molecular & Cell Biology

Hello~ My name is Truc Anh Nguyen, and I am a 4th year double majoring in Cognitive Science and Molecular & Cell Biology. I was born in Vietnam but moved to southern California (shout out to the 626!) in the third grade. I decided to join VHIO because I saw that the organization provides services to populations with backgrounds similar to that of my family, and I wanted to use my privilege of being bilingual to give back to the community that I came from. When I'm not studying or in club meetings, you can catch me looking at puppies or jamming with the Cal Band!

LISA KIM

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Genetics & Plant Biology

Hello! I'm a 4th year majoring in Public Health and minoring in Data Science. I joined VHIO as a freshman and was a language coach In my sophomore year. I have enjoyed my time in VHIO and I hope you will as well. I'm very excited to be this year's Korean Department Coordinator!

LILY KIM

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KOREAN DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR
Molecular and Cell Biology
Hello everyone! My name is Lily Kim, and I am one of the Korean Department Coordinators for the 2019-2020 academic year. I am a third year Molecular and Cell Biology major from Seoul, Korea. I joined VHIO during my sophomore year, and I have enjoyed every single moment with this organization ever since. Outside of academics, I love to watch movies, do nothing while blasting music on my speaker, and watch random dog videos. I'm excited to lead the Korean Department this year, and feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about VHIO or me!

ARYN ALANIZI

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Genetics & Plant Biology

Aryn is a fourth year majoring in Genetics and Plant Biology as well as minoring in Public Health.This is her third year in VHIO. Previously, she served as the Program Analyst. When she's not in class, she enjoys  eating chocolate and drinking chocolate in Cafe Milano.

CARLOS MARTINEZ

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Molecular & Cell Biology

Hi Everyone! My name is Carlos. I’m a third year majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology and I’ll be one of the co-coordinators for the Spanish Department! I joined VHIO my second year and I’m so excited to continue to serve our community through VHIO.On my free time you can find me cooking up a new recipe or doing some crafty project.

MARC CASTILLO

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Microbial Biology

Hello! My name is Marc and I am currently a Senior studying Microbial Biology this year. Coming from Sacramento's big health nut culture, I am passionate towards helping people's accessibility to health care. In my free time, I like taking photos of nature and myself. I also enjoy hiking, kayaking and all those outdoor activities you can find in your friend's instagram.

CATHERINE LIVELO

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TAGALOG DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR
Molecular and Cell Biology

Hello! My name is Catherine Livelo and I look forward to being one of the Tagalog Department Coordinators for VHIO this year! I grew up in San Diego, CA and am currently a 3rd year majoring in Molecular Cell Biology with an emphasis in Neurobiology here at UC Berkeley. Joining VHIO has allowed me to not only help individuals in community struggling with language barriers but also pursue my interests in the pre-health industry. In being a part of this incredibly altruistic organization, I've gotten to meet an amazing cohort of warm-hearted and dedicated individuals and connect with patients on a cultural level. During my free time, I enjoy adventuring around SF (especially for boba), cooking, and binge-watching Netflix.

MEI ADACHI

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Nutritional Science

Hi everyone! My name is Mei, and I am a junior majoring in Nutritional Science. I joined VHIO my sophomore year and ever since I've joined, I’ve enjoyed being able to volunteer for the community, and it has truly been a rewarding experience! I am from San Diego, and I love to dance, eat, go on spontaneous adventures and take naps.

MINORI AOKI

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Molecular & Cell Biology and Music

Hello! My name is Minori.
I joined VHIO during my first semester at Berkeley last year as a freshman, and I am excited to be one of the Japanese Department Coordinators. Because I have had a difficult time overcoming the language barrier myself in the U.S., serving as an interpreter/translator through VHIO to help people communicate has been a very fulfilling experience for me. In my free time, I enjoy playing the piano and hiking or simply going for a nice walk. Please let me know if you know of any good hiking trail and want a buddy to come along! I look forward to having another great year with all of the VHIO members.

AMY CHA

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Psychology and Economics

Hello everyone! My name is Amy Cha and I’m a second year studying Psychology and Economics. Growing up, being Korean American was a huge part of my identity. As a result, I always make it my priority to give back the community, and do so by interpreting for the LEP community through VHIO! This year, I am overjoyed to not only be a volunteer, but also the Outreach Coordinator. I am excited for all that VHIO will achieve in 2019-2020 and am looking forward to working with everyone. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about VHIO, the Korean Department, or Outreach!

YIFAN ZHANG

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Economics / Computer Science

Hello! I am Yifan and I will be serving as the Finance Coordinator for the 2019-20 school year. I am a third year student studying Economics and Computer Science from Toronto, Canada. I joined VHIO in my second year and am beyond excited to help VHIO carry out the amazing services for the communities with limited English proficiency. In my spare time, I love to watch movies, play video games, travel, work out, and eat good food.

IRENE LIN

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Molecular & Cell Biology

Hello everyone! My name is Irene and I am a senior majoring in MCB with an emphasis on Infectious Disease. This is my 5th semester in VHIO and I am truly honored to be one of the education coordinators this year. I am more than excited to continue to serve VHIO because I believe that our services have been making huge impacts on the lives of different people. Being a part of VHIO has been an extremely amazing experience for me. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, swimming, and playing badminton!

JASPER CHANG

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Molecular and Cell Biology

HELLO! I'm Jasper and I'm from Oakland. Coming from the Bay, I have personally seen the need for translation services so joining VHIO has been the greatest thing I have done in college. Besides VHIO, I am a MCB immunology major and intended nutritional science minor. On my free time, I love to be active so catch me at RSF playing basketball or on lower Sproul dancing. I also love watching K-dramas and Korean variety shows. Feel free to ask me for recommendations!

ELENA ZHANG

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Molecular & Cell Biology

Hi everyone! I’m Elena and I’m a junior MCB with minor in data science. I’m the Social Coordinator with Alan this semester. VHIO is the first club that I joined here at Cal, and it has honestly been the most rewarding experience along with the privilege of meeting so many wonderful people. I love traveling, stopping by urban outfitters on Bancroft to browse everytime I walk pass and I’m so excited to get to know all of you!

ALAN HUANG

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Molecular & Cell Biology and Music

Hi! My name is Alan and I'm a third year double majoring in molecular & cell biology and music. I'm super excited returning as one of the socials coordinators for VHIO this year, and I hope to plan some fun socials for you all in addition to volunteering in the Mandarin department. Outside of classes, I love playing the saxophone, going on food adventures, and getting boba at Asha. Feel free to message me if you have any suggestions for socials or if you just want to chat – I'm always open to new ideas and meeting new people.

SHIRLEY SHAO

SENIOR ADVISOR/ WEBMASTER 
Molecular & Cell Biology and Chinese, Class of 2018

VHIO ALUMNI

With special thanks to
Dr. Winston Tseng, FACULTY ADVISOR

Read about last year's officers here