our team

Faculty Advisors

Dr. Weena Joshi, MD

Chief Faculty Advisor & Clinical Director

Weena Joshi is a pediatrician at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego and Faculty at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. Weena has been with the International Health Collective since its inception and her experience and guidance has allowed IHC to become what it is today.

Dr. Jia Shen, MD, MPH

Faculty Advisor & Clinical Director

Jia Shen is a board-certified cardiologist who specializes in the treatment and prevention of heart disease. As an assistant professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Shen’s research interests include cardiac rehabilitation, global burden of cardiovascular disease and risk factors, distribution of cardiovascular health services in low-resource settings, and biomarkers in cardiovascular disease.

Board of Directors

Cristina Diaz

President

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Jay Patel

Vice President

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Jacqueline Ngo

Vice President

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Neal Jha

Secretary

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Ramya Ukkan

Administrative Director

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Joseph Girgiss

Director of Social Media and Marketing

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Mohnish Alishala

Director of Community Health Worker Program

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Stacey Nguyen

Director of Local Action

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Han Mai

Director of Local Action

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Cecilia Lee

Director of San Juanico

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Joy Vivar

Director of San Juanico

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Zach Manalo

Journalist

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Hailey Min

Director of TJP Clinic

Hailey graduated with degrees in both Biochemistry and Global Health.  She aspires to pursue emergency medicine and hopes to continue getting involved in global health projects to promote health equity in the local communities and the global world.  Hailey joined IHC because she wanted to be part of this team who are passionate about helping others and creating a positive and lasting impact on people in the local and global community.  Hailey is honored to be the Director of TJP Clinic and she hopes to contribute by creating an interactive and comfortable environment where patients feel at home.  She is also in charge of IHC’s Scribe / Vitals Training programs and she is one of the Project Managers of the Spanish Interpreter Project.
Besides medicine, Hailey is interested in learning about different cultures and languages. She hopes to explore the world, meet people, and learn about different cultures.

Nyle Connoly

Fundraising Chair

Nyle Connolly is a fourth year at UCSD pursuing a degree in Clinical Psychology. He aspires to pursue a career in medicine and is interested in surgery along with allergy and immunology. Aside from medicine, he enjoys mountaineering, playing guitar, and going to the beach. Nyle is also one of the project managers for the Community Garden project, in which his team recently built a garden at our TJP clinic. Nyle is proud to serve as the Fundraising Chair for IHC and hopes to see IHC continue to expand and prosper in years to come.

Eric Nguyen

Director of Pharmacy

Eric is a graduate with degrees in Neurobiology/Music and Psychology minor from UCSD. He aspires to be a surgeon. In his free time, Eric loves to try out new restaurants, play video games/music, and watch anime. He has been part of several IHC projects since his second year at UCSD. As pharmacy director, Eric oversees the pharmacy in IHC’s monthly clinics in Tijuana, organizes pharmacy inventory, lead the Pharmacy Quality Improvement Project, and assists with other IHC projects. One of his favorite IHC memories involves going on the San Juanico trip in 2023 with other IHC members. He strives to continue to serve and support the San Diego-Tijuana community alongside other members.

Project Managers

Neal Jha

Harm Reduction

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Zacaree Thomas

Harm Reduction

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Michelle Pham

Medication Education

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Shreya Dhanala

Medication Education

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Pranav Gunda Naga

Electronic Health Records

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Ramya Ukkan

Sex Education

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Kavya Biederman

Sex Education

Kavya is a 2nd year Biology major with a Specialization in Bioinformatics. She is a pre-med and aspires to pursue medicine in the future. Recognizing that Sex Ed can be very taboo, she strives to break barriers to engage and educate our local San Diego, Tijuana, and San Juanico communities about sexual health. She hopes to normalize conversations around sexual health and education. In her free time, she loves to go hiking, running and playing video games, particularly Stardew Valley.

Kat Messner

Suicide Prevention

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Nyle Connolly

Community Garden

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Elaine Zhao

Community Garden

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Mohnish Alishala

Community Engagement (ELC)

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Naomi Lupercio-Orozco

Community Engagement (ELC)

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Ankit Macherla

Nutrition and Fitness

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Mehul Chowdarapu

Nutrition and Fitness

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Ian Fosth

Clinic Quality Improvement

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Eric Nguyen

Pharmacy Quality Improvement

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Cristina Diaz

Spanish Interpreter

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Hailey Min

Spanish Interpreter

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Fiza Jiwani

STEM Education

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Kimberly Yin

STEM Education

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Ayumi Bindley

Motherhood

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Zainab Fatima

Motherhood

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Suhana Singh

Sister League

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Joy Vivar

San Juanico

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Cecilia Lee

San Juanico

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