Meet our 2019-2020 EXECUTIVE Board


president

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Reanna Hutalla

Hi! My name is Reanna Hutalla, and I am president for the 2019-2020 school year! I am a fourth year Bio Major from San Diego, CA! I joined Flying Samaritans intrigued at the idea of providing healthcare to others in another country, and have grown to love it, not only for its mission, but because of the warmth and friendliness of its members. This club has been the highlight of my college career, and I hope that you will be able to gain positive experiences and form lifelong friendships. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me at, ucifspresident@gmail.com, if you have any questions. See you soon!




Vice president

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Danielle Naguna

heyo! I’m Dani and I’m a 3rd Public Health Science major from Elk Grove, CA. Flying Sams has been a huge part of my college experience as I’ve created so many great friendships as well as had the opportunity to provide free health care across the boarder. I’m so honored and excited to be serving as Vice President and can’t wait for all the memories and great work we will be throughout the school year. Please fee free to contact me at ucifsvicepresident@gmail.com for any questions or concerns!


Secretary

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Samantha Gille

Hi everyone! My name is Sam and I’m a 3rd year Pharmaceutical Sciences Major. I am your secretary for this year and I’m excited to get to know you all! I love Flying Sams because it provides so many opportunities to explore different health careers in addition to serving the underserved community. I hope you all enjoy Flying Sams as much as I do and take advantage of all the fun opportunities we provide! Aside from Flying Sams I am also a TA for Pharmsci 1 and lead freshmen seminars. When I am not busy with school I enjoy cooking, painting, and spending time with my friends and family. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at spgille@uci.edu


Fundraising

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Alexander Pham

Hi everyone! My name is Alexander Pham but all my friends call me Alex for short. I’m a third year Human Biology Major and I will be one of the fundraising co-chairs for the 2019-2020 school year. I joined Flying Sams my second year and love how the club has given me the opportunity to give back to the undeserved while making new friends and creating life-long memories. During my free time I enjoy cooking, working out, and going to concerts. If you have any questions feel free to contact me and my co-chairs @ ucifsfundraising@gmail.com. I can’t wait to meet everyone else this year!

 

 
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Thao Pham

Hello, hello!!! My name is Thao Pham. I am a second year pharmsci major. I will be your Co-Fundraising Chair along with Alex and Arline. I have joined Flying Sam since last time, my first year at UCI. I initially joined this club simply because I wanted to be involved in something. However, as I became more involved in this club, I felt so attached to it. I appreciate how Flying Sam brings me to other people who are so great to meet, work, and have fun with. As a commuted and first year student, finding friends was not an easy “task” for me, and I found Flying Sam provided me a wonderful opportunity to make connections. Looking forward to this year, I hope to meet more lovely members like you!!! Don’t get stuck with books, yalls! Be active and reach out to unfortunate people and you will see there are many of them whom you can help with…Lastly, feel free to contact me at ucifsfundraising@gmail.com or thaopp1@uci.edu



 
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Arline Arreguin

Hello!! I am a second-year Public Health major and I'm super excited to fundraise, go on clinic trips, and meet even more new people this year! In my free time, I enjoy watching shows (my favorites are Jane the Virgin, Working Moms, and Brooklyn 99), movies (anything but horror), musicals (In the Heights and Come From Away are very GOOD) or plays, and spending time with my family and friends. Thank you for reading! You are looking INCREDIBLE today !!




Clinic Coordinators

Kevin Zhou

 
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Luis Casanova

Hello everyone! My name is Luis Casanova, a fifth year Bio Major from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. I lived in Mexico City up until 2008, then moved to the border town of Ciudad Juarez/ El Paso, Texas so that I could continue my education in the United States. My plan after college is to attend medical school so that I can provide the rightful care to our underserved communities. Please reach out to me if you ever want to talk about life, volunteer opportunities, or even misconceptions you might have regarding Mexico. Lcasanov@uci.edu


Dental

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Bryanna Dizon

Whatsupp!! My name is Bryanna Dizon. I am going into my third year at UCI as a Biological sciences major. Im originally from Elk Grove, CA. Joining Flying Samaritans has given me the opportunity to make new friends and to be apart of something so amazing!! I love the people and the passion we all share together! I enjoy spending time with friends and family, traveling, listening to music, going to the beach, and snowboarding. Can’t wait to meet everyone!!! Feel free to contact me for anything at ucifsdental@gmail.com !!!

 

Jonathan Ilagan


PharmacY

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Nathalie Iribe

Hi!!! My name is Nathalie and I’m a 4th year Pharmaceutical Sciences major from Fontana, CA. Coming from a lower-income community as a minority myself, I have both seen and experienced the health disparities in our country and in Mexico as well, which is why Flying Samaritans stood out to me the most compared to all other pre-health organizations at UCI. Aside from that, everyone is very welcoming and we are all working together to serve a great cause. On my free time, I love to go on hikes, trying new food, and just spending time with friends and family. I’m excited to see all new and returning members this year! If you have any questions or just want to say hi feel free to contact me at ucifspharmacy@gmail.com.

 
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Alex Valerio

Whaddup everyone! My name is Alex Valerio and I am a third year Pharmaceutical Sciences major. I am excited to be serving as one of the Pharmacy co-chairs this year! I joined Flying Sams because I was looking for a pre-health organization where I can gain clinical experience as well as explore different career options. Outside of FS, I enjoy playing basketball, listening to music, and trying new food!. If you have any questions or just want to say hello, contact me at ucifspharmacy@gmail.com!


Public Health

 
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Kimberly Arreguin

Hello, my name is Kimberly, but you can also call me Kim! I’m a third year Public Health Science major, and I am a Public Health Co-Chair. What I love about Flying Samaritans is having the opportunity to not only help our community through local service events like preparing food boxes for homeless people, but also providing medical care to underprivileged communities in Mexico. In addition to the various community service activities, Flying Sams is a great club for the healthcare field since it includes diverse committees like Dental, Spanish, Public Health, and Pharmacy. When I am not doing school work or attending extracurricular activities, I like to go hiking on trails away from the city or go for runs. I also enjoy looking at DIY projects that I find on Pinterest and imitating it! (even though it never comes out as good as shown in the pictures lol) I also watch Netflix shows like Greys Anatomy, Atypical, and The Crown. Feel free to contact me at ucifspublichealth@gmail.com!

 

 
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Jacklyn Doan

Heyo! My name is Jacklyn. But you can call me jackie!! Im a third year Public Health Policy major from Sacramento, CA! This year I am one of your Public Health Co-Chairs. Flying Sams has been a huge opportunity for me to meet new friends with similar interests and get a glipse of my future in the medical field. I fell in love with the club and the community we work with in Mexico. Outside of flying sams, I love staying fit and healthy, spending time with my friends and family, and taking on new adventures. If you have any questions about flying sams, public health, college, or anything in general, reach out to me at jacklynd@uci.edu or ucifspublichealth@gmail!!!!

 

David Hernandez

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What’s goodie y’all! It’s your boy David and I am one of your Public Health Co-Chairs. I am a fourth year Public Health Sciences major and I am excited to meet you all and make the best of this amazing club. You will find that Flying Samaritans has a lot to offer even if you are not pre-health. You will have the opportunity to provide various basic medical care services to our patients in Mexico which is a humbling and hands on experience. Besides our monthly trips to Mexico, you will also have the opportunity to help local underserved communities in Orange County through our various volunteer projects. These and the amazing members are the reason why I have been in this club for three years now. Outside of Flying Samaritans, I enjoy cycling, playing soccer and spending time with my girlfriend. If you have any questions or want to say hello feel free to contact me at ucifspublichealth@gmail.com. 


Spanish liaison

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Andrew Barcenas

Hello Everyone! My name is Andrew Barcenas and I am a 3rd year Human Biology Major. Ive been with Flying Samaritans for the last couple years and I can proudly say that it has been some of the best experiences of my time here at UCI! I joined the club looking for an organization that truly cares for its people and is constantly working hard to improve itself and the clinic it runs. Flying Samaritans is a great way to get involved in the community and beyond while meeting fantastic people who truly want the best for you! I will be your Spanish Liaison for the upcoming school year so if you have any questions about the club or anything we do feel free to email me at ucifsspanishliaisons@gmail.com and I look forward to another amazing year of serving others and helping the community.


Public relations

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Michael Vu

Hi I’m Michael Vu, your Flying Sam’s co-Publicist/Social Chair! I am a 3rd year Human Bio major. This will be my third year with Flying Sam’s and I can’t wait to see our new and returning members!

 
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Cassandra Triggs

Hey Y’all! I’m Cassandra Triggs and I’m a third year biological sciences major. I’m super excited this year to be your publicity and social co-chair! I joined Flying Sams because I wanted to learn more about different health careers, while also being able to make a difference. In my free time, I love to paint and do anything that allows me to be creative. If you have any questions or want to say hello feel free to contact me at ucifpublicity@gmail.com. I can’t wait to get to know all you beautiful people! 

 

community relations

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Zaid Parekh

Hey everyone! My name is Zaid and I’m a 3rd year biological sciences major. I’m excited to continue serving as your community relations co-chair, exploring the amazing volunteer opportunities that are out there, and getting to know everyone. Feel free to contact me at fsucicommunityrelations@gmail.com if you have any questions, and I’m looking forward to another amazing year with you all!

 
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Soomin Park

Hi everyone! My name is Soomin Park, and I’m a third year Microbiology and Immunology major! I am super excited to be serving as one of your community service co-chairs for this year. I joined Flying Sams last year because I heard about the amazing opportunity to provide dental and health care at zero cost to those in El Testerazo, Mexico. I greatly admired the work of the student volunteers as well as the providers who offered their time and expertise in helping those lacking proper medical care. I was compelled to join and be a part of something I knew would be immensely gratifying and beneficial to many. Community service is a huge passion of mine, and I am thrilled to be hosting many events to give back to our community and to be getting to know everyone! I will probably ask you when your birthday is. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at fsucicommunityrelations@gmail.com!