FISH OFFICERS

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Erika Liliana Gonzalez, 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!

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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.

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Alia Cornell, Internal Relations Officer

Alia is a third year 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!

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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.

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Kimberly Ortega, 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!

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 Aishwarya Atmakuri, Operations 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.