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Bryan Yeh

Co-President | bjyeh@ucsd.edu

Yo! Thanks for checking us out. My name is Bryan, and I’m one of the Co-Presidents for this year! I’m a 3rd year Bioengineering: Bioinformatics major hailing from Muir college, but I originally come from the far far lands of NorCal. When I have free time (heh, what's that), I enjoy playing video games such as overwatch or league, browsing reddit, and watching anime. When I’m not being a loner, I love grabbing food and hanging out in random locations so hit me up. Feel free to message me for absolutely no reason, if only to make a new friend. I also encourage you to come meet me if you have any ideas or concerns about our club. Hopefully I will see you soon!

Alexandra Muise

Co-President | amuise@ucsd.edu

Hi friends! I'm a 3rd year, Bioengineering: Biotechnology major, and I'm one of the Co-Presidents this year! I'm here to help BMES members grow, and so if you have any ideas or passions you want to share with BMES I would love to hear them! In my spare time, when I'm not working or procrastinating by napping, I also enjoy baking, running, and eating at fun new places. Also, feel free to contact me if you have questions about BMES, worries about college, or want to get off campus to eat real food.

Eti Sinha

Vice-President External | etsinha@ucsd.edu

Hey, what’s up?! I’m a third year Bioengineering: Biotechnology major from Revelle College! As your VP External, I’m here to help you with any professional needs, from resume critiques to connecting you to graduate students. In my free time (if I get out of lab early haha), I like to go to the beach and try Convoy restaurants one at a time. You’ll likely see me being (almost) late to meetings as I speed across campus with my bike. Feel free to contact me for anything!

Prashila Amatya

Vice-President Internal | pamatya@ucsd.edu

Hi there! My name is Prashila and I'll be serving as the Vice-President Internal for BMES this year! I am a 3rd year Bioengineering: Bioengineering major aspiring to become a doctor, so I am always (or should always be) studying, but in my occasional free moments I love to listen to music, watch cute puppy videos, and explore the great outdoors. Feel free to message me or visit my office hours with any questions about getting involved in BMES or just to hang out!

Christopher Um

Vice-President Finance | cjum@ucsd.edu

Hey everyone my name is Chris and I'm your capitalist of BMES for this year. I like to eat ramen, Chipotle, breakfast burritos, and sushi rolls because I'm a filthy casual who doesn't eat sashimi. When I'm not busy laundering money I just sit on my bed and do nothing so feel free to ask me anything!

Alexandra Kasper

Bioengineering Day Chair | aikasper@ucsd.edu

Hi There! My name is Alexandra, and I am a second year transfer in Bioengineering: Biotechnology. I really enjoy trying new foods, going on hikes, and relaxing on the beach. I also go to Disneyland WAY too much, so if you're interested, please feed my addiction and plan a day trip there with me! And if you have any questions about the transfer experience, BE Day, or life in general, feel free to contact me. I love listening to people’s problems and lending a hand!

Irmak Ipekci

Bioengineering Day Chair | iipekci@ucsd.edu

Hey all! I'm a third-year Bioengineering: Biotechnology major in Warren. I'm also an international student from Turkey, which means I go thorough a 13 hour flight binge watching 6 movies 4 times a year (so many numbers). I really enjoy trying out new food, travelling to new places and getting into TV shows. My dream job would be to become a chef or an astronaut - or an astronaut chef. We should hang out sometime!

Katherine Nguyen

Lab Expo Chair | khn001@ucsd.edu

Hi all! I'm a 2nd year Bioengineering: Biotechnology major from the far far lands of Revelle college. My favorite color is blue and I absolutely love dogs. I started working in Dr. Chien's lab as a volunteer spring quarter of my freshman year. If you have any questions about anything or you just want a friend to talk to, feel free to talk to me!

Arya Kaul

Lab Expo Chair | a1kaul@ucsd.edu

Hey guys, I'm Arya. I'm strongly interested in applying a quantitative mindset to biological research interests. Currently working at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology on smoothing and quality control measures for new advances in chromosome conformation capture. Other interests include scientific policy and the role of mathematics in explaining life’s complexity!

Benjamin Yang

Project Team Lead | byang@ucsd.edu

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Shoun Matsuka

Project Team Lead | smatsuka@ucsd.edu

Hello everyone! My name is Shoun, and I'm a sophomore in ERC. My special interest is in developing medical devices and integrating the technology and business in biomedical field. I love going to the beach, dancing (bboy/hiphop), watching and playing sports, camping... and eating! Also, I'm an international student from Japan. If you have any questions about BMES Project Team or doing study abroad, just hit me up. I'm always down to meet new people! Peace 🙂

Nikki Chan

Social Chair | jdc004@ucsd.edu

Hello there! I go by Nikki and am a fourth year Bioengineering: Biotechnology student. When I'm not studying or working, I like going to the beach, hiking, eating copious amounts of food, and taking long drives. I also really enjoy meeting new people, so don't be shy to strike up a conversation with me. If you have questions about BMES, UCSD student life, or what else there is to do in San Diego, feel free to reach out and message me!

Kathryn Kang

Social Chair | k5kang@eng.ucsd.edu

Hi friends! I'm a third year Bioengineering: Bioengineering student in Muir college. Despite being a San Diego native, I know embarrassingly little about this place, so in my free time, I enjoy finding new restaurants, going to concerts, and wandering with friends. I'm always on the look out for new food/music/book/etc recommendations! Feel free to contact me about BMES, school, or life in general. Cheers!

Katherine Lowe

Outreach Chair | k2lowe@ucsd.edu

Hi! I’m Katherine, and I’m a second year Bioengineering major in Warren College. I come all the way from Maryland, so if you’re from the East Coast, let me know! You can probably find me eating sambusas at the farmer’s market that happens every week on campus. Please feel free to talk to me about Outreach and anything you want!

Juhi Madan

Outreach Chair | jmadan@ucsd.edu

Hey! My name is Juhi Madan and I will be one of your Outreach Chairs this year! I am a second year Bioengineering: Bioengineering major from Revelle college. In my free time, I like watching friends, dancing, hiking, sleeping, playing golf, and scrolling aimlessly through my Facebook feed (no shame). Don’t hesitate to hit me up if you have any questions or if you just want to hang out!

Yajur Maker

Translational Medicine Day Chair | ymaker@ucsd.edu

As a 4th year Bioengineer, I am focused on translating my research interests into innovative medical technologies. To do this, I focus on creating low cost medical devices in the Engineering World Health organization, work on mimicking bone structure in the McKittrick Biomaterials Lab, and have helped to start Translational Medicine Day to inspire undergraduate students to pursue Translational Medicine. In my free time I also enjoy food and beer. Let's not forget beer.

Reysha Patel

Translational Medicine Day Chair | rep002@ucsd.edu

Hello! I am a second year Bioengineering: Bioinformatics major from Marshall. As a Translational Medicine Day Co-chair this year, I am excited to display and explore the bridges between medicine and other STEM fields. I love listening to new music and trying new foods in my free time. Feel free to contact me with any questions or if you just want to talk!

Tong Jin

Freshman Representative | t8jin@ucsd.edu

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John Vincent

Historian | jlaxa@ucsd.edu

My name is John Vincent, but I usually go by JV, and I'm a sophomore at UCSD studying bioinformatics. My academic interests are primarily in anything cancer-related, robot-related, and things that can cause explosions of some kind. I'm a swimmer, martial artist, gamer, musician, cook, graphic designer, and sarcasm connoisseur. If you have any questions about BMES, I'll try, but I'm probably better at answering anything Publicity/Design related. I'm traught to meet you, so I hope I can whelm you with my help. Feel the aster!

Lucas Patel

Webmaster | lpatel@ucsd.edu

Hey guys! I'm Lucas, your Webmaster for the year. I'm a second year Biology: Bioinformatics major from Warren College. When I'm not busy (or working on the website) I love listening and playing music, taking photos, eating food, and exploring. Feel free to talk to me about anytime about anything!