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Justin Burger

President | j1burger@ucsd.edu

Hey everyone! I'm Justin Burger and I'll be working with the other leadership to make sure this is the most fun and enriching club on campus! Come find me if you want to chat about BMES, engineering, college life, or anything in between! When I'm not presidenting in PFBH, you can find me working in my lab, buidling some prosthetics for those in need, or cruising the streets on my motorcycle,.

Tong Jin

Vice-President External | t8jin@ucsd.edu

Hello! I'm Tong and I will be in charge of professional developments. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions concerning job or graduate student application. I love weightlifting and all sorts of workout and photography so hit me up if you share my interests!

Troy Hussain

Vice-President Internal | tshussai@ucsd.edu

Hey you guys! My name's Troy and I'll be helping with internal affairs here. Feel free to message me if you have questions about committee runnings, general club stuff, or just wanna hang out! I like exploring the locale, cooking, lifting, and studying hah :) See you around!

Frank He

Vice-President Finance | fjhe@ucsd.edu

Hi everyone! I'm Frank He and I'll be in charge of the general funds for our organization. Come see me to know how I'm putting your membership fees to the best use for BMES! When not devoting my life energy to BMES, I can often be found working dilligently in lab or not so dilligently on classwork. Feel free to say hi if you see me around.

Beverly Peng

Bioengineering Day Chair | bfpeng@ucsd.edu

Hello! I'm Beverly Peng, and along with my co-chair Yuren, we will be planning one of the most exciting events of the year: Bioengineering Day! Whenever I'm not in PFBH, I can probably be found in Geisel with coffee or taking a nap somewhere. Outside of school life, I love baking, crafting, being active, and watching Kdramas. See you around!

Yuren Dong

Bioengineering Day Chair | yud105@ucsd.edu

Hello! I'm Yuren Dong, and I'm this year's Bioengineering Day co-chair with Beverly. We 'll be organizing one of the largest and best events of the year. Come and join us to prepare for the celebration of biomedical engineers! I like cooking, baking, and playing computer games. You might catch me in PFBH or Geisel. See you around!

Daibo Zhang

Lab Expo Chair | daz045@ucsd.edu

Greetings! My name is Daibo Zhang, and I will be organizing Lab Expo with Jessica. If you have a passion for scientific research of all kind, want to join a lab, or aspire to connect the public with the scientific community, then come and join our committee! In my freetimes, you can catch me cooking, doing photography, going to the gym, and playing a board game or two. Hope to see you around!

Jessica Ma

Lab Expo Chair | jqma@ucsd.edu

Hello hello! I’m Jessica Ma, Lab Expo Co-Chair along with Daibo. Drop by our committee meetings if you want to be a part of a huge event that showcases the work and passions of the humble lab worker, or if you want to hear some painfully bad jokes. Contact me (or Daibo) if you have any questions!

Michael Bennington

Project Team Lead | mbenning@ucsd.edu

Hey everyone! I'm Michael Bennington and I am going to be one of your Project Team Co-Chairs this year. I am really excited to work with all of you on some awesome projects, workshops and faculty research projects. If you are interested in putting some of your engineering skills into practice or to learn some new ones, come join us at Project Team! Besides BMES, I play for the UCSD Men's Lacrosse Team and have also started rock climbing at the Outback Climbing Center.

Orianna Kou

Project Team Lead | okou@ucsd.edu

Hey guys! My name is Orianna Kou and I am one of the Project Team Chairs this year. Michael and I will be putting together some cool projects for you and we would love your input. If you would like to find research opportunities, learn how to CAD or hang out with some cool people, join Project Team Committee! Outside of BMES I love anything outdoor-sy, gymnastics, and staying active in general.

Sarah Martin

Social Chair | skm007@ucsd.edu

Hello! I'm Sarah Martin and I will be running the social aspect of BMES with my cochair Tawny! We will run a year-long mentorship program and plan socials that help BMES members become not just a community of intelligent engineers, but a family! Other than BMES, you can find me on Muir field practicing my field hockey skills with UCSD's club team, chilling at the beach, drinking coffee at a cute cafe, or hanging out with my cat. If you have any questions about BMES or the mentorship program feel free to contact me! I am a people person and I would love to get to know you and show you what BMES is all about!

Tawny Bagnol

Social Chair | ttbagnol@ucsd.edu

Hey! My name is Tawny Bagnol and, along with my amazing cochair, I will be working to ensure that your networking opportunities are abundant and your experience at UCSD and not just BMES is amazing. BMES is family and meeting the people you do here, you just might (wink wink) ;) be able to make friends that last a lifetime. If you have questions about the Mentorship Program or want to talk over coffee, go hiking, try new fooods or if you just want to talk about life, I would love the opportunity to get to know you <3

Breno Madi De Biasi

Outreach Chair | bmadideb@ucsd.edu

"What’s up?! I’m Breno Madi De Biasi and I’m one of your Outreach chairs this year. If you are enthusiastic about science and want to impart, as well as make friends along the way, come join our committee. Apart from seeing me hosting our weekly meetings, you can catch me running at Black’s, struggling with my coursework in PFBH, or hopefully working out at RIMAC. Don't hesitate to talk to me if you are interested in BMES or in any of our projects more specifically. See you around!"

Summer Joyce Batasin

Outreach Chair | sbatasin@ucsd.edu

Hi everyone! I’m Summer, and I’m super excited to be this year’s Outreach Co-Chair with Breno! If you love working with kids, making friends, or having fun, then Outreach Committee is the place for you! The goal of our committee is to educate the next generation of scientists and engineers by hosting fun and engaging activities. Feel free to reach out if you’re interested in BMES, Outreach, or just wanna chat! See you around! :)

Almudena Prieto Prieto

Translational Medicine Day Chair | aprietop@ucsd.edu

Hi all! I’m Almudena and I’m this year’s TMD co-chair with Aditi. We will be planning an awesome event to display what translational medicine is all about, and I could not be more excited! Outside of BMES, I love traveling, baking, drinking coffee, and finding cool places to watch the sunset. Feel free to reach out to me if you want to learn more about TMD or even if you just want to chat!

Aditi Vaidya

Translational Medicine Day Chair | a1vaidya@ucsd.edu

Hi friends! I'm Aditi and I'm incredibly excited to be putting on Translational Medicine Day with my co-chair Al. If you are interested in the bench-to-bedside approach and the process by which medical research reaches the clinic, we would love to have you on our committee! Feel free to reach out with any questions, TMD-related or not, or if you just want to say hi. :))

Summer Batasin

Freshman Representative Co-Chair | sbatasin@ucsd.edu

Hi everyone! I'm Summer, one of your Freshman Representative co-chairs for this year! I'm a first-year Bioengineering: Biotechnology major from ERC, thinking about either medical school or a MSTP after college. I'm super interested in neuroscience and currently research neurogenesis and epilepsy in the Gage lab at the Salk Institute. In my free time, I enjoy baking, binge watching Netflix, and playing water polo. Feel free to contact me if you have questions about applying to college, freshmen committee, or anything in between!

Daniel Carrillo

Freshman Representative Co-Chair | dfcarril@ucsd.edu

Hello! I'm Dan and I'm the Freshman Representative co-chair. I'm a first year studying Bioengineering: Biotechnology, and I'm super excited about the opportunities UC San Diego will provide me with! I'm from Nashville and I play the trombone. I love reading about the microbiome and I hope to research it when I grow up.

Daniel Cao

Historian | yuc514@ucsd.edu

Hi! I'm Daniel and I'm in charge of Publicity for this upcoming year. I'll be hanging around meetings and events helping to both document and publize both our social and professional events. In my free time I enjoy playing badminton with the UCSD team, drinking way too much coffee, and exploring San Diego. Feel free to reach out anytime.

John Vincent Laxa

Webmaster | jlaxa@ucsd.edu

I'm a 4th year Bioinformatics major! Feel free to contact me through email, or social media. I do software and animation type of stuff if that's up your alley. I also update the website.