Meet Our Team
Raymond is currently a third year student at UC Berkeley. He is majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology and is interested in the therapeutic applications of basic science.
Priya is a senior studying Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley. She is interested in medical devices and computational bioengineering. In her free time, she enjoys writing, painting, and watching movies.
Willy Cheung is a 2nd year intended Integrative Biology major at UC Berkeley. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and football. He is also an avid fan of sci-fi movies and books.
Shriraj is part of the Current Research Team at Morning Sign Out.
Bansari Patel is a second year Biological Sciences major at UC Irvine. In her spare time, she loves to read but is usually prompted to go on crazy adventures with her friends.
Zareen is a fourth year Biology major at the University of California, Los Angeles. Aside from health and the life sciences, her passions include reading, creative writing, and traveling the world. She is a self-proclaimed fangirl, chocoholic, and master of sass--proceed with caution.
Amit is currently a second-year Neuroscience undergraduate student at UCLA. He hopes to attend medical school and successfully become a neurosurgeon. When not engaged with school or pre-med activities, Amit enjoys watching football and basketball, eating burritos at Chipotle, and binge watching shows on Netflix.
Alex is a third year student at UC Berkeley studying Molecular and Cell Biology and Public Health and minoring in Music. He hopes to go to medical school and to pursue a career in surgery. In his free time, Alex enjoys playing piano and guitar, running, golfing, eating (everything), and watching movies.
Annie Dinh is currently a junior at Whitney High School. She loves to listen to music and watch anime in her free time. She also likes to spend time volunteering and helping others. Over the last few years, she has come to highly value sleep.
Rupleen Kaur is a full-time student majoring in Genetics at the University of California-Davis.
Quang Cao is a 2nd year Biology major at UCLA. He loves bicycling and tennis, and makes sure to be an advocate for healthy living. However, nothing can beat his love for food and adventuring for new ethnic cuisines.
John Huang is a undergraduate senior attending University of California, Berkeley and earning a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology, emphasis in Immunology. While pursuing an undergraduate degree, he also works as a research assistant in University of California, San Francisco during the weekdays. For the future, he hopes to pursue research for a few years after college, understanding how the immune system works and ultimately contribute to active research!
Benjamin is a junior bioengineering student at UCSD who is interested in learning about the latest biomedical breakthroughs and exploring the field of medicine. He constantly misses all the good food from his home in Saratoga, CA and often requests care packages full of his favorite snacks. He is excited to collaborate with fellow students on his first online publication.
Anderson graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Psychobiology. He is currently working at a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center in Orange County and is conducting a cervical cancer research project to improve screening methods in resource-poor regions. Anderson became interested in public health after studying abroad in England where he learned about the impact of healthcare systems on healthcare delivery and as a candidate for the Rhodes Scholarship. Anderson is excited to join the MSO Public Health & Policy Team and to bring more awareness to global health issues!
Michelle Leung is a first-year intended Integrative Biology and English double major. She enjoys ice skating and reading.
Justin graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Integrative Biology and a minor in Education. He is currently a medical scribe at Summit ENT in Oakland, California. His current passions include working with underserved communities, particularly Asian immigrant populations as well as advocating for access to language resources. In his free time, he likes to learn new languages and explore new foods.
Carolina graduated from UC Berkeley in 2014 with a B.S. in Molecular Toxicology. She enjoys playing with her three German Shepherds and loves going to concerts.
Brynn is a recent graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in integrative biology and the hopes of becoming a doctor and researcher. When not trying to figure out life after graduation, she can be found running around Berkeley or trying to learn the violin.
Dorothy is a fourth year Microbiology major at UCLA. Her hobbies include writing, playing guitar, and listening to excessive amounts of Korean pop music. As a premed student, she relies heavily on the power of procrastination and caffeine for daily function.
Kailyn graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Molecular & Cell Biology. After taking time off to do research, she is currently a first year medical student on the east coast.
Kishan Patel is a first-year Pre-Med, Biological Sciences major at UC Davis with an emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. Kishan hopes to go to Medical school to study to become a doctor. In his free time, Kishan enjoys playing golf and basketball, spending time with friends and family, and learning more about the human body.
Christy Kim is a Molecular Environmental Biology major and intended English minor at UC Berkeley. She likes reading too much and hopes that MSO will help to channel her writing energies. Binge-watches TV.
Angela Liu is currently a senior at Northwood High. She is passionate about current medicinal breakthroughs; specifically, Angela is interested in degenerative diseases and neuroscience. In her free time, Angela can often be found baking, playing the piano, or watching unhealthy amounts of Netflix.
Angela is a 2014 UC Berkeley graduate with a degree in Nutritional Sciences. She is currently applying to graduate school to attain a masters in nutrition before applying to medical school. During her "free" time, Angela tutors and works in marketing. Her day job is as a personal trainer. She currently holds first place for the NorCal Powerlifting State Championships and the National Championships for her weight class.
Suraj Dhanjani is a 2nd year Physiological Science major at UCLA. He really enjoys playing basketball as well as skateboarding. In addition, he also loves exercising and likes learning new ways to stay fit.
Stephanie is a first-year intended Public Health major at UC Berkeley. She is a Current Research writer for Morning Sign Out, and is involved in Circle K and the Cal Alumni Student Association.
Kate Lin is currently a junior at Mission San Jose High School. She first became a Current Research writer for MSO when she was 15, and then later became an Operations Analyst for MSO at age 16. She loves learning new things, and she's especially interested in biology, languages, reading/writing, and politics. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching and helping others.
Nicole is a recent graduate from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.S. in Molecular Environmental Biology and minors in Spanish and Global Poverty and Practice. Aside from long, frustrating discussions about the intersections between human health, environmental health, and poverty, she is always down for a good book, solo road trips, crocheting, and some Locksley.
Itzel Romero is a third year neuroscience major at UCLA. In growing up amid low-income communities, she heavily advocates for social rights of workers, students, and community members. She considers commitment to service a big part of her lifestyle, and enjoys volunteering.
Jenny is currently studying Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at UC Santa Cruz. She is deeply passionate about animal welfare and aspires to be a Veterinarian. When she is not writing for MSO or studying for school, Jenny enjoys playing with her dogs Jean-Luc and Ripley, watching Star Trek with her husband or working on her yet to be published novel series for young girls.
Niathi Kona is a second-year intended Public Health major at UC Berkeley. She is interested in studying how the healthcare system can more effectively serve patients of varied cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, and gender identities. She is also fascinated by vision science and loves to sing, eat, read, write, and teach.
Ben Jackson is a third year student at UC Berkeley double majoring in both Molecular and Cell Biology (Immunology) and English, with a minor in music. By joining Morning Sign Out, he hopes to combine his passions for both biology and writing, making new discoveries and information more accessible to the public. When not in the library or in the lab, Ben loves reading, getting boba with friends, and cats.
Hattie is a senior studying Neurobiology in UC Berkeley. She hopes to work in the oral health care field as a professional in advocating for better access of care and as an oral surgeon working internationally in developing countries. Outside of her professional goals, she loves being outdoors. In the summer, she would go fishing, hiking and camping with her dog, and in the winter she enjoys snowboarding.
Paul Patel is a 1st year student at University of California Los Angeles and is majoring in Psychobiology. He intends on attending medical school after his undergraduate years are over and hopes for a job in the medical field.
Chris Yang is a 2nd year intended NST - Physiology and Metabolism major at UC Berkeley. He enjoys working out and supporting sports teams that always lose in the postseason.
Amarachi Metu is an intended Physiology and Neuroscience major as a part of the Class of 2018 at the University of California, San Diego. She loves traveling, writing opinion pieces, and is currently exploring the perks of being an extrovert.
Lochan is a third year Public Health and Molecular Cell Biology double major at UC Berkeley who is passionate about the intersection of medicine, technology, and public health. Ultimately, she hopes to be a Pediatrician and use her passion in these three areas to develop solutions to health care delivery challenges in developing countries such as India, as well as in the States. In her free time she enjoys running, ice cream, and going on adventures.
Mary is from San Francisco, California. She loves performing plays, practicing piano, and playing a variety of sports.
Claire Watry is a second-year student at UC Berkeley studying Integrative Biology and Spanish. As a sports lover, she likes to play and coach soccer and root for her hometown San Francisco Giants.
Johnson is a fourth-year Microbial Biology Major and Education minor at the University of California, Berkeley. His hobbies include watching the performing arts and hanging out with friends. Johnson plans to attend medical school to pursue a career as a pediatric hematologist/oncologist. After graduating, he will be heading to the University of Pennsylvania. He is excited to work on Morning Sign Out as part of the Executive Staff for Operations for the Pharmaceutical and Alternative Medicine Section!
Asal Homayouni is the Chief Operating Officer of Morning Sign Out. She graduated from UC Berkeley in May 2014 with a major in Integrative Biology and a minor in History. In her spare time she enjoys archery, volunteering at her local hospital, and taking her dog for walks.
Bryant Banh is a 21-year-old college student who is currently attending Irvine Valley College. He is striving to transfer to a 4-year university in order to pursue a major in Biology and a minor in French. When not busy with his studies and extracurricular activities, Bryant enjoys catching up with his favorite books and television series (A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones), The Vampire Diaries, Once Upon a Time, and The Hunger Games to name a few), watching videos on YouTube, searching for fabulous clothes at shops such as H&M, Zara, or Nordstrom, spending time with his friends, and, of course, writing for MSO.
Premed Advising consists of the collective efforts of Andy Lee, Anna Yap, Keng Lam, Rhucha Joshi, Florence Yuan, Bobni Das, Cindy Hoang-Tran, Johnson Khor, and Jocelyn Hsu to provide a clear and comprehensive guide to the medical school application requirements and process for pre-medical students.
21 Yrs Old Pre-Medical student at UC Riverside Major: Biology Current Field Interest: Psychiatry Favorite things: The beach, coffee, good company, and film/photography.
Chris Lew is a 4th year Biochemistry major at UCLA. He avidly supports the soccer teams Everton FC, LA Galaxy, and the US Men's National Team. Chris' other hobbies include playing video games such as League of Legends or Overwatch, playing as a goalkeeper, and photography.
Samira Samant is a third-year Neuroscience major at UCLA. In her spare time she likes to read, play the piano, and spend time with her family and friends.
Preston Sitorus is currently a sophomore at UC Davis pursuing a B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. Aside from studies, he enjoys volunteering with the Willow Clinic, Operation Smile, as well as help with research at the UCD MIND Institute and helping with the Interclinic Cosortium Research Project. He thoroughly enjoys graphic design and is also a freelance designer. Basically just a baller dude who makes dope pics.
Xinyi Guan is a second year Applied Mathematics major at UCSD. She enjoys working in tech group and solving sudoku puzzles.
Christine Sun is a 2nd year intended Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Biology student at UCLA. She is involved in integrative genomics and systems biology research. In her free time, she enjoys napping, reading, and drawing people sleeping during lectures.
Yuna is an undergraduate student in UC San Diego. She loves listening to music, chatting with her friends, and reading and learning about different things happening in the world. She studies Human Biology and Computer Science working towards her future career as an orthodontist.
Daniel Sarraf is a 4th year Biochemistry major at UCLA. Formerly a combat medic in the Israeli Defense Forces, he is especially interested in current research topics in developmental biology. He is very active and is a certified personal trainer as well.
Adrian Kong is a 4th year General Biology student at UC San Diego interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Outside of school and work, Adrian spends most of his time on the court playing basketball.
Interested in helping people understand anything from calculus to the cause of cold. Also, badminton and Korean music!
Cassidy is a fourth year biochemistry/cell biology major at UCSD. She enjoys travelling, trying out new and interesting food, taking long walks on the beach, and reading by the fireplace.
River is a senior at UC Santa Cruz studying Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and minoring in Bioinformatics. River is very excited about the future of healthcare as it will be transformed by the integration of bioinformatics and medicine to yield more personalized, efficient care. When not studying for classes, River enjoys cycling, cooking and hanging out with friends. This fall, after graduating from UC Santa Cruz he will begin Medical School at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Shorya is a second year undergraduate student at UC Berkeley and is interested in applying to Medical School. This summer, Shorya interned at Health 2.0 in their Marketing & Operations division. In her free time, you will find her studying at cafes, traveling abroad, going to concerts, & shopping!
Katy Cohen is a USCB Psychology Alum who is passionate about art and design. Hobbies include illustration, photography and textile arts.
Shannon Phu is a second year at UCLA majoring in Computer Science and Engineering. She does a variety of web development in addition to iOS development for fun.
Sean Kitayama is a first year bioengineering major at UC Berkeley. A huge lover of food and classical music, you can find him searching for great spots to eat while listening to his favorite Mahler symphonies. In his spare time, he enjoys reading news articles about many topics, ranging from politics to public health.
Amanda Zhao is a 1st year intended Business major at UC Berkeley. An aspiring social entrepreneur, Amanda seeks to incorporate both business and the social sector to create a positive impact. She is an avid painter and animator.
Nina is currently a senior at Gretchen Whitney High School. She plans on studying chemical or biomedical engineering in the future. With MSO, she hopes to utilize her passions in both STEM and composition to improve global health literacy and awareness.
Serena Wang is a junior at San Marino High School. She is a music lover and food fanatic. Also, she hopes to become a biomedical engineer.
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Diana Raileanu is a 2nd year intended Molecular and Cellular Biology major at UC Berkeley. She hopes to one day become a doctor and go on medical mission trips all over the world. She also enjoys eating vegetarian food and hiking with her friends.
Kevin Jiang is a fourth year bioengineering major at UC Berkeley and the Chief Technical Officer and Chief Strategy Officer for Morning Sign Out. His research interests include stem cells applications and regenerative medicine, microfluidic chip design, computational biology, and medical device instrumentation. In his free time, he enjoys teaching, working on student health and academic policy, folding origami, playing saxophone, listening to music, and spending time with friends.
I'm an android developer working to get Morning Sign Out's first ever mobile app out! Hope you like it!
This is a test for the android team's author capabilities
Natalie Chan is a graduate from UC Irvine with a degree in Biological Sciences, currently working in clinical research at Stanford University School of Medicine. Natalie loves badminton, video games, Game of Thrones, and boba milk tea.
Michelle Thanh Dinh is an intended Molecular and Cell Biology and Public Health double major at UC Berkeley, Class of 2018. In 2014, she graduated from the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) as a creative writer. She is currently looking into dentistry but mainly spends most of her time studying chemistry and wondering how she will survive the next four years of undergraduate education. She dearly misses her family back home, especially her little niece.
Sang Hua is a third-year Economics and English double major at UC Davis. She is hungry for knowledge, literature, and boba.
Meghali Singhal is a second year Integrative Biology major at UC Berkeley. In her spare time, she loves to read, dance, and travel the world with her family.
Sara Rashidi was born and raised in Tehran, Iran and moved to United States at the age of 15. At UCLA, she is a fourth year undergraduate student majoring in Psychobiology and minoring in Iranian Studies. In her free time, she enjoys art and painting, ice-skating, playing violin, writing, and watching documentaries.
Michelle Guan is a 2nd year undergraduate student studying Psychobiology at UCLA. As an outdoors enthusiast, she enjoys activities such as hiking, skiing, and playing tennis. She also is a big foodie and enjoys trying different cuisines.
Paula Mahzabeen is a 4th year General Biology major with a minor in Cognitive Science at UC San Diego. She cares deeply for children, animals, and women's rights. She also enjoys DIY projects, wrapping presents, finding new places to eat, and making snarky comments.
Jeff is a first year Master of Public Health Student at the University of Southern California. He received his B.S. in Developmental and Cell Biology at the University of California, Irvine in 2013. Outside of school, Jeff enjoys participating in various extracurricular activities. From being Associate Director for the North Torrance Youth Brass Ensemble to being a Camp Counselor for his local YMCA, Jeff is an active member of his community. Jeff also is a Cast Member at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA. His career goals are to go to medical school, and then become a Pediatrician or Family Physician.
Justin Le is a 2nd year intended Psychobiology major at UCLA. He is from Fountain Valley, California, a place that is dear to his heart because of its tight-knit community, delicious Asian food, and proximity to exciting attractions. Justin loves exchanging personal narratives with others in one-on-ones and isn't afraid to ask deep questions.
Diane holds a Bachelors of Science in Human Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is currently an ER Medical Scribe, EMT, & a Writer @MorningSignOut. In her free time she enjoys soccer, art, hiking, and her pup Milo. Diane aspires to one day be an ER Physician Assistant.
Siamak Khakshoor-Kohan is a 4th year at UCLA majoring in Psychobiology. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, trying new foods, and definitely drinking coffee.
Tahemina Munir is a second year intended Cognitive Science major at UC Berkeley. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching random documentaries on Netflix, and napping.
Jordan Said is a second year Molecular and Cell Biology (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) major in the College of Letters & Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is an undergraduate researcher in the Drubin Lab, investigating endocytotic proteins, as well as an undergraduate lab assistant for upper division organic chemistry labs. In his free time, he enjoys photography, design, and saxophone.
Christopher Yang is a 2nd year intended MCB major at UC Berkeley. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with friends and hiking. He hopes to attend medical school in the future.
Tonya is a third-year Physiological Science major at UCLA. In her elusive free time, she enjoys drawing and sleeping.
Michelle Sou is a 2nd year intended Public Health and Social major at UC Berkeley. As a struggling college student, she understands that being a student can be difficult when trying to balance academics, social lives, and one's own well-being. She advocates for self-care - wellness mentally, physically, and emotionally, but on her free time enjoys Netflix marathons and drinking tea.
Stephanie Yang is currently a senior in University High School. She hopes to pursue both art and science in her future. She loves to sketch and paint in her free time.
Nezia is a fourth year at UCLA majoring in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics and minoring in Global Health. She is currently pursuing a career in medicine and in her spare time likes reading, cute cafes, trying new things, and meeting new people.
Sofia Dhanani is a fourth year Cognitive Science major at the University of California Berkeley and the Chief Executive Officer of Morning Sign Out. When she is not working on MSO, she is doing neuroscience research, volunteering, hiking, going on photography adventures, or dancing.
Julia is a junior at UC Berkeley, majoring in Integrative Biology and Comparative Literature. She is an aspiring physician, and has conducted research on membrane proteins and T lymphocytes. When she is not pipetting in lab, she is probably curling up with a good book or going on a boba run.
Florence is a fourth-year Integrative Biology and Psychology double major at UC Berkeley. She has done research at both Berkeley and UCSF, enjoys procrastinating on work by helping to answer others' questions, and plans to pursue a career as a physician. Florence is a general administrator for Morning Sign Out and currently heads the Premed Advising guide project.
Evelyn is an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a Biology emphasis at the University of California, Davis. She aspires to becoming a pediatric nurse. Evelyn is also interested in working with the disadvantaged and making a difference in the world. During her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with family, exercising, listening to music, volunteering, and travelling.
Justin is currently constructing a bio that adequately represents him!
Allison is a junior at UC Berkeley majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology, Immunology. She currently researching on protective lipid circuits in ocular inflammatory responses. In her spare time, she plays for the UC Berkeley badminton team, and loves going outdoors and trying new food.
Vincent Chau is a senior Computer Science major at UC Davis. He is passionate towards iOS development, practicing traditional martial arts, and learning new technologies. He is an advocate for self-learning and eastern medicine.
Cherry is currently a second year student pursuing a a degree in Human Biology. Other than being trapped by UC Santa Cruz's beautiful forest, she enjoys traveling and volunteering. Cherry aspires to become a physician and a doctor without borders in the future. She is the General Administrator for the Operations Team and Topic Administrator for the Health and Wellness team. And yes, she is named after a fruit.
Katherine Sham is a 1st year intended Public Health major at UC Berkeley. Avid milk tea and iced coffee lover, diehard Captain America fan, and Spotify over-user are all appropriate labels for her. She is interested in affecting healthcare systems through policy or in biostatistics, and can often be found reading or blog-following under a comfy blanket.
Rogena Abdelrahman is a Third Year UC San Diego student studying Biochemistry and Cell Biology. She loves to learn and apply the new knowledge to every aspect of her life. Her hobbies include creative writing, creating strong connections with friends and trying new things. In the future, Rogena hopes to advocate and contribute to personalized medicine after her adventure through medical school.
Jennifer is a Human Biology major at University of California, San Diego with plans to attend medical school in the future.
Austin is a second year Neuroscience major at UCLA. An aspiring writer and healthcare professional, he hopes to bridge the gap between esoteric science and traditional forms of media presented to the public. In his free time, he can be found exploring the outdoors, longboarding, and capturing every moment with his camera.
Fourth year Cell Biology Undergraduate with a minor in Professional Writing at UC Davis. Section Editor for Health and Wellness. Aiming to become a physician. Interested in health research/education. Likes the reflections in leftover rain puddles on a sunny, crisp day and the smell of fresh laundry.
Albert Deng is a 4th year Business Economics student at UCLA with a minor in Accounting and a specialization in Computing.