LEADERSHIP

AILEEN CHUAH

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONAL AFFAIRS, DIRECTOR OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS & PUBLICITY COORDINATOR
Molecular & Cell Biology

Hey y'all! This is Aileen. I am a senior majoring in MCB and minoring in Nutritional Science. Joining VHIO during my freshman is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I was able to meet and befriend with numerous amazing people through the DeCal training and volunteering events. Growing up as a so-called third-culture kid, I understand the struggle of changing environments and adapting to new cultures and languages. VHIO offered me the opportunity to use my linguistic abilities to interpret for the LEP community and advocate for their right to receive healthcare services. I feel extremely grateful to continue as one of the directors in the upcoming school year. Looking forward to having another great year with you all!

ESTHER LIM

DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS & DIRECTOR OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS
Molecular & Cell Biology

Hi! I’m Esther, and I’m a senior majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology. Some of my favorite experiences in college are VHIO events, so I’m very excited to serve as one of your directors this year to connect our members to a variety of new interpreting experiences! It is always so enjoyable talking to and getting to know each of the patients we serve. I spend most of my free time exploring used bookstores, drinking tea, and having picnics <3

WINNIE CHENG

CHINESE DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR
Molecular & Cell Biology

Hi~ I’m Winnie, I’m a 3rd year majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology. I was born in Taiwan, and I joined VHIO my 1st year because I felt like this is finally a place I can put my bilingual skills into use. In my spare time I like to binge C-Dramas and would always love some new recs :)) It’s been an exciting two years with VHIO and I’m sure this coming year will be just as fun!! Feel free to reach out to me if you have questions, concerns, or just want to chat!

STEPHANIE CHEN

CHINESE DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR
Molecular and Cellular Biology

Hi everyone! I'm Stefanie, and I'm a sophomore intending to major in mcb. I joined VHIO during my freshman year and am now a department cord for the club. I love watching movies, playing board games, and performing classical Chinese dance with friends. Getting to make friends with the same passion for healthcare and being able to serve diverse communities are the reasons why I enjoyed VHIO so much. If you like helping people, making friends, and getting boba together, come join us!

EVELYN GONZÁLEZ

SPANISH DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR
Molecular & Cell Biology

Hi everyone! My name is Evelyn, I use she/her pronouns, and I’m a 4th year majoring in MCB. This year I am one of VHIO’s Spanish Department Coordinators. It’s been so rewarding to be part of VHIO, and I’m excited to work with members passionate about health accessibility in our Spanish-speaking population in the Bay Area. In my spare time, I love listening to podcasts, exploring the city, playing tennis, and thrifting.

IVY LEE HUNG

SPANISH DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR
Public Health

Hi everyone! I’m Ivy, and I’m a 3rd year majoring in public health. I will be one of the Spanish department coordinators for VHIO. I like biking and exploring new places during my free time. Volunteering for VHIO has been extremely fulfilling and I’m grateful for this organization. Check it out for yourself!

ALICE TRAN

VIETNAMESE DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR
Molecular & Cell Biology and Economics

Hello hello! I'm Alice, a senior studying Econ and MCB with an emphasis in Biochem and Molecular Biology! I joined VHIO during my sophomore year and served as a language coach during my junior year . Now, I am one of the Vietnamese Department Coordinators and I am so excited to contribute more to VHIO and to better serve the LEP community. In my free time, I like to explore different food places and watch K-dramas and anime!

LILLY TRAN

VIETNAMESE DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR
Nutritional Science

Hi! My name is Lilly Tran and I am a 4th year majoring in Nutritional Science. I will be serving as the Vietnamese Department Co-Coordinator. I joined VHIO my freshman year and continued with this organization because I believe in the mission and work that we do to bridge language barriers in healthcare. In my spare time, I love to binge K-dramas, go to ice cream shops, and explore new food. I am excited to get to know everyone!

YOONJEONG CHOI

KOREAN DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR
Chemical Biology

Hiiii! My name is Yoonjeong but you can just call me Yoon. I am a 4th year studying Chemical Biology and I am so excited to be a Korean Department Coordinator for this year! Some facts about me....I'm from San Diego/LA/South Korea, I love meeting new people, playing music, cooking, and eating. I joined VHIO during my 2nd year and it has been such a meaningful experience and I'm looking forward to being an officer for a club with a great mission!

SION YOO

KOREAN DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR
Molecular & Cell Biology

Hi! My name is Sion Yoo and I'm a junior majoring in molecular cell biology! I'm super passionate about learning new languages and exploring different cultures having lived in Spain and in Korea. In my free time, I love to visit new cafes and compose music!

SAMANTHA CENTENO

TAGALOG DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR
Data Science and Computer Science

Hi everybody! I'm Sam and this year I'll be one of the Tagalog Department Coordinators along with Prince. I'm a sophomore intending to major in Data Science and CS. Outside of volunteering with VHIO, I enjoy exploring Trader Joe's, looking for brunch spots around Berkeley and listening to R&B. Lately, my roommates and I have been super obsessed with guac and chips and have been debating which Trader Joe's variety is the best. Hope to get to know you all this semester!

PRINCE SULIVA

TAGALOG DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR
Chemical Biology

Hi y'all!! My name is Prince majoring in Chemical Biology. I Joined VHIO the fall semester during my first year here at Cal. I am now the Tagalog Department Coordinator and as well as the Tagalog Language Coach. You will be seeing me during the Tagalog Language Sections if you do decide to join our humble department. Outside of VHIO you will most likely see me in a library somewhere studying for ochem. So if you are interested in helping bridge language barriers for the many under-served low proficiency english communities or just want to eat so Jollibee from time to time, VHIO is for you.

LILIA DOW-YUZAWA

JAPANESE DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR AND LANGUAGE COACH
Molecular & Cell Biology

Hi! My name is Lilia and I am a second year. My intended major is Molecular and Cell Biology, and I am a Japanese Department Coordinator and Language Coach. I joined VHIO my first year (fall 2021) at Cal, and have loved it ever since! I am from Tokyo, Japan, and love to play volleyball and basketball in my free time, as well as hanging out with friends and exploring new restaurants!

RYUTA SHIMIZU

JAPANESE DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR
Molecular & Cell Biology

Hi, I am a 4th year majoring in MCB and I will be helping out the Japanese department this year. Outside of VHIO, I enjoy music, golf, and Coji-Coji!

DONNA VONG

OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Molecular & Cell Biology

Hi everyone! My name is Donna and I'm a third year majoring in Molecular & Cell Biology. I am excited to be serving as the Outreach Coordinator for this term! I joined VHIO during my freshman year and it has been one of my best experiences here at Cal. I enjoy being able to serve the LEP community and advocate for quality healthcare services to overcome language barriers in healthcare. Through VHIO, I have met and befriended a great number of amazing and lovely people. In my free time, I like to cook, watch cooking shows, and shop!

JIYOON CHUNG

EDUCATION COORDINATOR
Integrative Biology

Hi everyone, I'm Jiyoon and I'm super excited to be one of the education coordinators for the 2022-23 term. I'm currently a third-year Integrative Biology major from Seoul/Los Angeles. I love being in the VHIO space and working to lessen language barriers in healthcare, which my family often struggled with when we first moved to the US. In my free time, I love playing piano, walking around, sketching, and drinking bubble tea. Grateful to be here and looking forward to a fantastic year.

MEGAN CHOW

EDUCATION COORDINATOR
Molecular & Cell Biology and Computer Science

Heyo! I'm Megan and I am currently a junior majoring in MCB and CS. I am so excited to be one of the education coordinators this year and am looking forward to making the DeCal a fun experience for everyone. I joined VHIO my freshman year and have loved being surrounded by a welcoming community that is passionate about serving the LEP population. Outside of VHIO, I am a huge foodie, a sucker for scenic views, and an avid Tetris player.

ANGELA YUNG

FINANCE COORDINATOR
Life Science, Business, and Entrepreneurship Program

Hi there! My name is Angela and I'm a 4th year pursuing a simultaneous degree in Molecular & Cell Biology and Business Administration. I joined VHIO last year because I wanted to expand my knowledge of Cantonese medical terms, and this has helped me to better interpret for my family and other LEP individuals. In my free time, you can catch me at the gym trying new treadmill workouts while singing along to Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj. I look forward to being your Finance Coord this year - feel free to reach out if you have any questions about ASUC or Venmo reimbursements!

ASHLEIGH TAKEMOTO

LANGUAGE COORDINATOR
Molecular & Cell Biology

Hi! I'm Ashleigh! I'm a 3rd year majoring in MCB. I joined VHIO during my first year in Berkeley and am now a Language coordinator for the club. I hope to increase our involvement in the bay and advocate for our local LEP communities. On my free time, I love to listen to the radio and take photos with my little digital camera

EUNICE TSANG

LANGUAGE COORDINATOR
Molecular & Cell Biology and Molecular Environmental Biology

Hello everyone! My name is Eunice, and I am a Junior majoring in MCB and MEB. I joined VHIO in my freshman year, and it has been an integral part of my college experience. Outside of VHIO, you will probably find me in the lab or at a cafe. In my spare time, I like to take naps, work out, and explore the city!

EMILY KIM

WORKSHOP COORDINATOR
Molecular & Cell Biology

Hi! My name is Emily and I am a sophomore majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology. I joined VHIO in my freshman year in the Korean department and I'm currently working as the workshop coordinator. I enjoy dancing to music, taking selfies with my friends, and doing funny impressions of Kpop songs. I met many great friends through VHIO and I am sure you will too!

RICA MONIS

PROGRAMS ANALYST
Public Health and Molecular Environmental Biology

Hello! I'm Rica Monis and I'm a 4th year pursuing simultaneous degrees in Public Health and Molecular Environmental Biology. I joined VHIO as a sophomore in the Tagalog Department. I like cooking and baking, hiking, reading, playing musical instruments and visual arts!

NATALIE MIRAMONTES

SOCIALS COORDINATOR
Public Health

Holaa! My name is Natalie. I’m a third-year Public Health major. I'm originally from Mexico but immigrated to the US a few years ago. As someone who received a lot of interpretation help when coming to this country without knowing any English, VHIO’s mission resonated with me from the beginning. VHIO has not only allowed me to give back to my community but has also allowed me to be an advocate and use my bilingual skills to help the LEP population overcome language barriers in the healthcare system. In my spare time, I enjoy dancing, working out, watching movies, and trying new food places. If you ever need a workout buddy or have any food place recommendations, let me know!

MICHELLE ZHUO

SOCIALS COORDINATOR
Nutritional Science and Comparative Literature

Hello! I'm Michelle, and this is my 4th year in VHIO! I've been involved since freshman year, and this club is one of my favorites on campus. It is a great way for people, regardless of majors, to get involved in lessening the language barriers in healthcare, starting small in the Bay Area! In my free time, I love to read, eat, and listen to music.

CHERYL YANG

HISTORIAN
Molecular & Cell Biology

Hi! I'm Cheryl and I'm a third year Molecular and Cellular Bio major excited to be one of the club historians this year! I joined VHIO my sophomore year because I grew up in a community with many limited-English proficiency individuals, and I know how hard it is to access healthcare with language barriers. I've met so many great people through this club, and I'm excited to keep making friends and serving the local community next year! In my free time, I like painting nails, cooking, and going shopping.

OWEN DOYLE

HISTORIAN
Bioengineering

My name is Owen and I’m very excited to be one of VHIO’s historians this year! I’m a fourth-year studying bioengineering. I joined VHIO’s Spanish department during my junior year in hopes of serving the low English proficiency community in the bay and reducing healthcare disparities. I’m from San Diego and in my spare time I like getting outside to play soccer, skate, and walk all over Berkeley. Looking forward to a great year!

SHIRLEY BI

SENIOR ADVISOR
Bioengineering and Business Administration

Hello there! My name is Shirley, and I am a 4th year studying bioengineering and business administration (huge science nerd)! I am from the Bay Area and joined VHIO my first semester. Being able to serve the Low-English proficiency community with such a passionate group of people has created some of the most valuable experiences, and I know that we will continue to take action to break down healthcare disparities in the next year. In my free time, I enjoy playing the ukulele, hiking by the coast, and trying new recipes. Feel free to reach out to me anytime!

SAGE IWAMOTO

SENIOR ADVISOR
Public Health

Hi everyone! My name is Sage and I am a 4th year Public Health major. I am humbled to continue working with VHIO as a senior advisor in my final year. I joined VHIO in my freshman year and I am grateful for the amazing people I've had the opportunity of working with through my years in this wonderful organization. I am excited to continue working with this incredibly passionate community and to continue serving the limited-English Proficiency populations in the Bay Area. Looking forward to another great year with everyone!

With special thanks to

Rachel Morello-Frosch, DECAL FACULTY SPONSOR
Dr. Winston Tseng, FACULTY ADVISOR

 

 

Read about last year's officers here.