Ayesha Parikh, Chief Executive Officer
Ayesha Parikh is a third-year Psychobiology and Political Science double major. Her passion for global health and serving communities with health inequalities stem from her personal experience with inadequate healthcare, which encompassed a large portion of her life. She saw FISH as an opportunity to form meaningful relationships with youth in an international community through service tackling Maclovio's health and educational disparities. Ayesha has been a part of FISH since the Fall of 2017, which has allowed her to serve as both the Director of Research and Development and the Director of International Relations. In these positions, she has pushed to restructure projects and produce standards of care and curriculum that could make FISH's impact quantifiable. As CEO this year, Ayesha hopes to expand FISH's partnerships with medical professionals who can serve and educate in Maclovio, develop reliable standards for each of FISH'S projects within the community, and increase feedback on FISH's work through participation in more Global Health Academia. Upon graduation, Ayesha would like to practice law in health care, maximizing the delivery of health care services in impoverished communities. Outside of FISH, Ayesha is a research assistant in a lab studying Neurodegenerative diseases, the Public Outreach Director for Total Wellness Health Magazine at UCLA, and an Intern at her hometown's Juvenile Superior Court. In her spare time, Ayesha enjoys running, boogie boarding, and cliff-diving!
Nicole Miller, Chief Administrative Officer
Nicole Miller is a third year International Development Studies major from Thousand Oaks, California. She originally joined FISH during her freshman year for the opportunity to form long-term relationships with community members and learn more about global health. During her time in FISH, she has been humbly reminded of the complexity of health disparities in both Maclovio Rojas and Los Angeles and has enjoyed serving alongside other passionate FISHies. As CAO, she hopes to continue FISH’s efforts in strengthening its relationship with Maclovio Rojas and in developing creative, sustainable solutions to health barriers. Outside of FISH, Nicole is involved in SCOPE Patient Health Advocates and clinical research at Cedars Sinai. In her free time, she enjoys running, going to the beach, trying new food, and traveling.
Elizabeth Tsuang, Internal Relations Officer
As a third-year majoring in Human Biology and Society and minoring in Global Health, Lizzy first joined FISH in pursuit of its multifaceted intersections: sustainable health care, service, and an unmatched group of like-minded and kind-hearted individuals. Since then, FISH has been central to the passions and aspirations that brought her to UCLA in the first place. Lizzy is originally from the beautiful beach town of Manhattan Beach, where she obtained her addiction to picturesque ocean sunsets and uncanny love for acai bowls. When Lizzy isn't enjoying the beach, she can be found providing mental health counseling for other students as a Resilience Peer Counselor, designing tomorrow's newspaper spreads for the Daily Bruin, or planning events for the Alumni Scholars Club. This will be her third year in FISH after being on the Public Relations Team for two years. Lizzy is undeniably thrilled to return to FISH’s leadership team for round two to continue to grow FISH’s presence from UCLA to Maclovio Rojas with the Internal Branch.
Krupa Prajapati, External Relations Officer
Krupa is a third year undergraduate student at UCLA majoring in Human Biology and Society. She joined the Fellowship for International Service and Health (FISH) in Fall 2018 to learn more about global health, and how to provide need-based interventions to communities in a culturally competent manner. During her time in FISH, Krupa has expanded her knowledge on the complex health issues facing the community in Maclovio Rojas, and how to best address them. Outside of FISH, Krupa is a Resilience Peer for UCLA’s STAND Program, and volunteers at the Homeless Outreach Center for the Venice Family Clinic. After graduating, she hopes to obtain an MD/MPH and become an infectious disease specialist, working for Doctors Without Borders. During her free time, Krupa enjoys exploring Los Angeles and eating tacos de pollo.
Alia Cornell, External Relations Officer
Alia is a second year Pre-Human Biology and Society Major. She has been a part of FISH since her first quarter at UCLA and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of her undergraduate career so far. She was drawn to FISH wanting to experience global health and international service in action and practice her Spanish. Since joining, she has gained the skills to analyze health and education disparities in a culturally competent, need-based and team driven way. Her Spanish has also improved and she enjoys using it in a meaningful way. She is proud of the sustainable and genuine connection that FISH has with leaders and members in Maclovio Rojas and hopes to empower the community further through these connections in her position as an Officer of External Relations. Alia also cherishes the life long friendships that she has made with other compassionate and like minded FISHies in the organization. Outside of FISH, Alia is an undergraduate research intern at the Fielding School of Public Health working in Global Sexual Reproductive Health. She loves working with kids and is a camp counselor for UCLA UniCamp. If not at UCLA, you could find Alia traveling and exploring a new country, camping in the middle of the woods with friends or at a taco shop eating enough guacamole to fill her for a lifetime!
David Chung, Operations Officer
David is a third year Applied Mathematics major and Biomedical Research minor from Santa Clarita, California. He joined FISH in fall 2017 because he was passionate in learning more about public health, particularly in relieving health and educational disparities in local and international communities. With FISH, David has been given the opportunity to work with a diverse group of caring and driven individuals who all share interests in contributing and giving back to a community. Particularly, David remembers the close friendships he has been able to cultivate with the students at Maclovio Rojas. Outside of FISH, he volunteers as a clinical research associate for the Student Stroke Team, and studies Fragile X Syndrome in a neurology research lab. In his free time, David enjoys exploring Los Angeles for good coffee shops, reading about computers, and going to Santa Monica with his friends.