International Relations Team

The International Relations (IR) Team extends FISH's outreach in Mexico by fostering cross-cultural interaction between FISH and the community. FISH achieves this goal by bridging the language barrier between both parties; FISH associates are taught Spanish, and English lessons are offered for the community. In addition, community events are organized to interact with the community and familiarize themselves with our organization.

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Alex Nechaev

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Kelsey Kuwahara

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McKenzie Koch

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Ally Zweigle

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Erika Higuchi

Jenifer Navarrete

Not pictured: Chinmayee Chalamalasetti

Lauren Campos
Co-Director of International Relations

Lauren Campos is a second-year student that is currently undeclared, but working towards declaring a Physiological Sciences major. She is from Riverside, California and she joined FISH fall quarter of 2020 because she was drawn to the ethical values and the long-term relationship that FISH has with Maclovio Rojas. She hopes to continue redesigning the English curriculum through the guidance of ESL experts and with the help of her team to better serve the community. She has loved learning and being educated on global health and cultural competency and furthering her passion in service. In her free time, Lauren loves to watch tv, read, and spend time with her friends and she looks forward to spending time with the members of FISH.

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Sanjana Borle
Co-Director of International Relations

Brandon Moore is a second-year Human Biology and Society B.S. and Global Health minor that is serving as FISH's Co-Director of International Relations after having joined the organization in 2019. Growing up in the San Diego-Tijuana border region, Brandon first became aware of the cross-border disparities in health status and access to healthcare services between the U.S. and Mexico while in high school, and has now dedicated his UCLA undergraduate education to understanding the measures that can be taken to promote sustainable development and health equity for underserved communities. As the Co-Director of International Relations, he is particularly focused on creating new partnerships with Baja California-based medical schools and social service organizations in order to increase the breadth of diagnostic and health education services that FISH is able to provide to Maclovio Rojas residents; he is also working with his team to redesign FISH's English education curriculum to align with nationally-accredited ESL standards and ensure that students are able to progress to higher levels of English proficiency over time. Brandon will graduate in 2022 and plans to pursue a degree in medicine.