UCSD Students for Global Health

UC San Diego Students for Global Health is a student organization for students passionate about Global Health issues and interested in contributing to the Global Health community on Campus.

Our mission is to bring together students interested in global health-related issues, education and careers,  by fostering communication and ongoing partnerships between UC San Diego student organizations and the larger community.

This group acts as a liaison between undergraduates, advisors, faculty, and the administration, supporting and advocating for the interests of the global health student community at UC San Diego. All Majors Welcome! 

Become a Member

Meet other students passionate about Global Health issues!

Membership Requirements

Membership Benefits

  • Be a part of a collaborative, multidisciplinary community of students and global citizens that are open-minded and dedicated.

  • Network: meet like-minded students, UC San Diego professors and faculty, individuals working to promote health in San Diego and the world

  • Peer mentorship: Be a supportive force in other students endeavors

  • Attend seminars on Global Health issues

  • Involvement in fundraisers, awareness events, promoting GH on campus

  • Valuable Information on graduate school and careers in Global Health

  • Be a student leader at UC San Diego and beyond!


Come & join us at one of our GBM events this quarter!

Fall Quarter 2021

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September 29th, 2021


Meet Students for Global Health!


Wednesday, October 27th


Fall Quarterly Conversations:

Global LGBTQ+ Health Equity

More information TBA!


Date TBA

Meeting topic to be announce later in the quarter!

More information TBA!

2021-2022 Student Board

Meet the core members of our student organization!

Executive Members

Jacklyn Samaha

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Global Health Major, General Biology Minor ('22)

Global Health Interests: Immigrant & Refugee Health

Momina Syed

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Vice President of Events

Global Health Major, Environmental Studies and General Biology Minor ('22)

Global Health Interests: Women's Health and Social Health Inequities

Vivian Chang

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Vice President of Finance

Bioengineering Major, General Biology & Business Minor ('22)

Global Health Interests: Health Inequities, Access to Education

Ma. Kiela Ortinero

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Vice President of External Relations

Global Health and Urban Studies & Planning double major ('22)

Global Health Interests: Urban Health, Sustainable Development, and Healthy Aging

General Body Meetings Planning Committee

Janhavi Kulkarni

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General Biology & Global Health Major ('22)

Global Health Interests: Vaccine hesitancy & public health policy

Events Committee

Akshatha Pradeep

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Molecular and Cell Biology ('24)

Global Health Interests: Menstrual and reproductive health in developing countries; Infectious diseases

External Relations Committee

Michelle Diep

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Global Health Major, Biology Minor ('24)

Global Health Interests: Health Inequities & Inequalities

Finance Committee

Rachel Vu

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Global Health Major ('24)

Global Health Interests: Health inequity & refugee health

Community Advisors

Erin Warren

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Global Health Program Advisor

Global Health Interests: Reproductive Health Rights

Brittany Wright

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Global Health Program Advisor

Global Health Interests: Lack of Access to Healthcare

Liberty Belle

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(One of our Founding Members)

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Students for Global Health Board members will have their leadership experience indicated on their Co-Curricular Record.

Your hard work outside of the classroom deserves to be recognized. UCSD now has a Co-Curricular Record, which recognizes your involvement and skills developed on an official, validated record signed by the Registrar of the university. You’ll be able to highlight the skills you developed, which is great when you’re meeting with potential employers or applying for graduate/professional programs.