The Training Team is a multifaceted component of the FISH infrastructure.
Responsibilities of the team include: training new members, global health presentations, pre-trip training, Spanish language development for associates, and blood pressure competency training.
The training team serves as the main educational component of FISH and works to strengthen the organization's understanding of ethics, cultural competency, and sustainable development.
Jazmin Michel Mondragon
Not pictured: Kimberly Ortega, Pedro Bazan, Aishwarya Atmakuri
Co-Director of Training
Krupa is a second year pre-Human Biology and Society major form Irvine, California. She joined 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. She has also made many new friends and memories with fellow FISHies, and has developed a love for tacos de pollo. This year as training director, she is excited to help FISHies learn Spanish relevant to the clinical setting. Outside of FISH, Krupa is a Resilience Peer for UCLA’s Depression Grand Challenge, and volunteers at the Homeless Outreach Center for 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 running, painting, and making memes.
Co-Director of Training
Alia is a first year pre-Human Biology and Society major and a Global Health minor. Drawn to FISH by its high standards for cultural competency and sustainable growth, Alia has become dedicated to the mission of elevating the community of Maclovio Rojas. She recognizes the importance of teamwork within the global health field and is proud of the deep, genuine connection that FISH has made with community leaders, members within Maclovio, and healthcare professionals in the surrounding area. Alia is inspired by the shared passion of everyone in FISH for improving the health and education of underserved populations and is excited to take a more active part in this community through being a Co-Director of the Training Team. Through this position she aims to help members gain the cultural understandings and the Spanish proficiency in order to work ethically and effectively in Maclovio. Alia is confident that her experience leading and learning in FISH will help her attain her career goal of becoming a Pediatrician. In her free time, you could find Alia traveling to a new country or camping and hiking with friends. She also loves to play ice hockey and volleyball.