FELLOWSHIP for INTERNATIONAL SERVICE and HEALTH
Collaborating with our local and global communities to provide sustainable health and educational services.
Aishwarya Atmakuri, Chief Executive Officer
Aishwarya is a second year MCDB major and Global Health minor from San Jose, California. She joined FISH in her first quarter at UCLA because she was drawn to its commitment to ethical and cultural values. FISH has taught her about global health and delivering need-based interventions. She is dedicated to providing sustainable health and education services to the community of Maclovio Rojas. In FISH, Aishwarya has found a community of driven, passionate, and genuine individuals. She hopes to use her position as Chief Operations Officer to ensure that all FISH activities run smoothly. Outside of FISH, Aishwarya is involved in research and public health outreach. In her free time, Aishwarya enjoys exploring new places and food and spending time with friends and family.
Anisha Chandra, Chief Administrative Officer
Anisha is a second-year pre-Human Biology & Society major and Food Studies minor from Sunnyvale, California. She joined FISH in fall 2019 to learn about health and educational disparities on a local and global level. She is constantly inspired by the people in FISH and their drive to address these complexities, whether it be in-person or online. Anisha appreciates FISH’s emphasis on sustainability, cultural sensitivity, and building genuine relationships with individuals in Maclovio Rojas. As CAO, she can't wait to facilitate a smooth transition to in-person operations and creatively address community needs as they arise. She is particularly interested in expanding FISH's health education efforts and tracking its effectiveness. Outside of FISH, Anisha is article editor for UCLA’s Total Wellness magazine, a SCOPE Patient Health Advocate, and undergraduate researcher studying the gut microbiota, food choice, and the brain. Things she likes: food photography, eating plants, running, podcasts (while running), her sock collection, climate action, good car music, sourdough, picnics, books, and the great outdoors.
Isis Doss-Wassily, Internal Relations Officer
Isis is a third year Human Biology and Society major pursuing a minor in Global Studies. Prior to her involvement in FISH, she discovered her passion for service through trips to Mexico with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Amor, where she helped build houses and living spaces for families who had lost their homes. She was thrilled to find an organization that matched her passion for service along with her love for community building and joined right away. Throughout her 2 years on FISH, Isis has learned the importance of sustainability and cultural competence in providing healthcare to international communities. Along with the opportunity to interact with and serve the Maclovio Rojas community, Isis has also enjoyed connecting with her fellow FISH associates. She has learned so much from them, especially from their resilience and commitment to the organization while isolated during the pandemic. Outside of FISH, you can find Isis singing with her a capella group, Deviant Voices, and writing articles as a Feature Writer for Her Campus at UCLA, the nation's largest online magazine for college women. As Co-Director of Domestic Relations, Isis hopes to continue to expand FISH’s work with underserved communities in the Los Angeles area and continue to promote fellowship and bonding among FISH’s associates.
Kimberly Ortega, External Relations Officer
Kimberly is a second-year Anthropology major from Moreno Valley, CA. She first joined FISH in her first year because she was drawn to its commitment to maintaining cultural humility in its approach to service. Throughout the years Kimberly has learned more about the importance of sustainability and need-based, lifestyle interventions in global health service. She has also enjoyed making memories with her fellow FISHies and collaborating with them to serve Maclovio Rojas and communities in Los Angeles. As External Relations Officer, she looks forward to communicating with the members of Maclovio Rojas to ensure that FISH is addressing the community’s concerns best. Outside of FISH, Kimberly is an intern for the One Generation Self-Measured Blood Pressure Program, a Peer Learning Facilitator for chemistry through AAP at UCLA, and is undergoing training to become an HIV counselor for HCAT at UCLA. In her free time, she loves to cook, read, watch TV, and go to concerts.
Kiran Marla, Operations Officer
Kiran is a third year Human Biology and Society major with a Philosophy minor. He joined FISH in Fall 2020 because he was interested in addressing community level health disparities and promoting self-sufficiency. This year as Chief Operations Officer he hopes to make sure members are sufficiently trained to provide culturally sensitive and appropriate services in Maclovio Rojas. Outside of school, Kiran is also involved in Pink Space Theory through which he presents math and physics workshops to underserved high schools to promote STEM.