Executive Board

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Vincent Grospe
Co-Founder & CEO
Mr. Grospe was valedictorian of his high school. He then attended UCLA where he recently graduated magna cum laude with highest departmental honors in Human Biology & Society and the Chancellor's Service Award. Throughout high school, he was passionate about medicine and engineering. So he took four years of Project Lead the Way engineering classes, published papers in numerous literary media, and founded Medicine and Engineering Honor Society, a CA nonprofit association and international NGO in nine countries. In addition, he has founded other initiatives -- charity projects dedicated to homeless veterans and victims of natural disasters, a science educational think tank, and a research & development group. He also founded the Management & Education Research Collective, a think tank group dedicated to bridging the educational inequality gap by collaborating with higher education scholars from law and medical students, distinguished professors, and politicans. In 2020, all mentees in the first graduating class of these programs will be attending a four-year university, and they received $3 million in financial aid during their four years. He is also a researcher for the UCLA Division of Cardiology Women's Cardiovascular Center, a research assistant for the UCLA Pilipino American Stroke Intervention Project, and a clinical volunteer for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's cardiology units.
Julia Brock
Co-Founder, Former President, and Advisor
Ms. Brock graduated top five at Mater Dei High School and is majoring in Psychobiology at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). During high school, she was the founder and president of Engineering Opportunities Club — which enabled students to explore their passions in engineering, taught leadership classes to middle school students in Orange County, and held numerous positions in her school’s Associated Student Body program. In addition, she played varsity lacrosse in the Trinity League, arguably one of the toughest high school athletic conferences in the United States. At UCLA, she is the recipient of the Alumni and Helping Hands Scholarships — two prestigious, merit-based scholarships awarded to students who have shown exemplary academics, leadership, and service. She has also been involved in multiple organizations on campus including ARC clinical program, an organization for women in STEM, and the equestrian team. She is currently a research assistant in the lab of Dr. Anne Andrews, investigating the role of serotonin in anxiety and stress. After her graduation from UCLA, she hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience and investigate the neural mechanisms underlying various neuropsychiatric disorders.

Kris Ngo,

Executive Vice President

Mr. Ngo graduated with valedictorian status at Saint John Bosco High School and is majoring in Psychology at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  In high school, he was the 2017 Vice President (current alumni admin) of the Medicine and Engineering Honor Society, a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership 2015 Alumni, involved in a number of volunteer programs, and played varsity baseball.  Currently, Kris is a member of the Scholars Honors Program, which challenges students to take honors courses and graduate with an honors certification. He also spent four months at Long Beach State conducting research on fish endocrinology, studying how pollution affects Cortisol, T3, and T4 enzyme levels in indigenous fish species.  During this past summer, Kris was a part of the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars program and was selected to go onsite at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for four days to build, program, and market a model Mars Rover. Currently, Kris is conducting research on Ibuprofen and the effects it has on the body of athletes. 

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Linh vo, 

President

Ms. Vo graduated top five at Bolsa Grande High School and is currently majoring in Biology and minoring in Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is known for her vast involvement in multiple campus organizations: project intern at the Asian American Studies Center, research assistant for Antonio Moya’s Pilipino AmericaN Stroke Intervention Project (PANSIN) and Andrew Wikenheiser's Psychology Lab, and student volunteer for the Asian Pacific American Health Care, Mobile Eye Clinic, and Bruin Belles Service Association. She is passionate about offering solutions to problems, as well as touching others’ lives with her passion for medicine. Her community service in local charities, research experiences in extending care to the Greater Los Angeles community, and hospital internships both abroad and in the United States inspired her to write her published book, The Healthcare Conversation: Navigating the U.S. Health System. After finishing her formal undergraduate education, she hopes to become a physician and community servant dedicated to advocating and bringing about medical inclusiveness and health access to underserved areas. 

Brittany Tran,

Chief Advisor

Ms. Tran graduated top five at Trabuco Hills High School and majored in Chemistry and Chemical Biology and minored in East Asian Studies and Nutrition and Health at Cornell University. In her time at high school, she was involved promoting literacy and service in her community by being a Team Leader volunteer in the children’s Summer Reading Program at her local public library. She also tutored other high school students in math and chemistry in high school, and was involved in Key Club, National Honor Society, and California Scholarship Federation. She also was a participant in the ACS Chemistry Olympiad for high school students and took over 7 AP courses. She also was on the varsity lacrosse team for 3 years.

 

At Cornell University, she was a resident advisor for freshmen for 3 years, the historian of Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-health honors society, and a member of Alpha Chi Sigma professional chemistry fraternity. She also was an undergraduate research assistant in a plant virus biology lab at Cornell, a research intern in an acupuncture cardiovascular regulation lab at UCI School of Medicine, and a research volunteer in a traumatic brain injury lab at UCI School of Medicine.

 

Ms. Tran is now currently a medical student at UMASS Chan Medical School. She is currently interested in cardiology or hematology/oncology as specialties. At her school, she is a leader of an organization that aims to increase community awareness and practices about hands-only CPR and is a leader of the Hematology Oncology Interest Group. She is also involved in research evaluating the reproducibility of long-term teaching in CPR trainers. 

Jose Solorzano,
Senior advisor

Mr. Solorzano graduated with valedictorian status at St. John Bosco High School and recently earned his bachelor's degree by creating his own marketing major from the University of California, Berkeley (Cal). During high school, he was the president of Gaming Club, the Society of Young Politicians, and Paintball Club, and he held officer positions in Key Club, Spanish Honor Society, and National Honor Society. In addition, he was the chairman and former vice president of Medicine and Engineering Honor Society in which he helped transition a high school club into an international NGO in nine countries and assisted its four charity divisions dedicated to veterans and victims of natural disasters. Currently, he is the founder and CEO of Kustom Life Co and Fratty Bear, Los Angeles/Berkeley-based startups that customize apparel. His company has collaborated with multiple companies and celebrities. He also works on marketing for El General and Mexico Artesanal, clothing corporations that focus on the Latinx apparel industry.  Furthermore, he is a partner for JJ Pacific, a financial consulting company that works on international projects and investments.

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Valentina Im,

Senior Vice President

Ms. Im graduated from Foothill High School and is currently a third-year double majoring in Chemistry and Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In high school, she was president of National Honor Society, French Honor Society, and Science for Youth, an organization dedicated to inspiring young minds with science demonstrations weekly and a student-run Elementary Science Olympiad. Additionally, she was a part of her school's DECA and won 2nd place at the international level. Alongside these academic endeavors, she also was a part of the dive team and tutored her peers in math and English. Now at UCLA, she is a part of the only pre-medical fraternity, Phi Delta Epsilon, and she holds the position of Vice President of Recruitment. She is also one of the Directors of Analytics with the Community Service Commission (CSC), a branch of the Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC) and the largest community-service organization across the nation. Recently, she also joined the Academic Advancement Program as a Peer Learning Facilitator, helping fellow peers learn multivariable calculus. In her free time, she enjoys baking, running, reading, and discovering new foods. Currently, she plans on finishing her schooling at UCLA and continuing onto medical school to one day become a physician.

Amy Cheng,
advisor

Amy Cheng graduated valedictorian at Stockdale High School and is currently majoring in Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Since her childhood, she has had a strong interest in the arts, winning a gold medal in the Biennial International Taoli World Dance Competition, playing the violin at Carnegie Hall, and winning first place multiple times for her drawings at the county art fairs. Incorporating her lessons on hard work and resilience, she is passionate about becoming a physician and hopes to serve her California community. She has worked in a variety of research settings: analyzing social determinants in Temple University’s Center for Asian Health, collecting information about patients with lung cancer in the Fox Chase Cancer Center, and researching gene amplification in urothelial carcinoma at UCLA’s International Circle for Genetic Studies. Furthermore, she has worked in multiple clinical specialties seeing patients at Bakersfield Dermatology, Kern County Neurological Medical Group, and Brookdale Senior Living. Through the activities, she hopes to share her knowledge and experiences to students from underserved backgrounds. 

 

During her free time, she enjoys playing with her dog, Blossie, and trying out various waffle places in Los Angeles.

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Sebastian Haworth, 
vice President of Business Pathway and Financial Outreach

Mr. Haworth graduated as valedictorian of St. Francis High School and is majoring in Business Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). During high school, he earned the Economics Medal, which is an award given to the student with the highest rank in AP Microeconomics, and the Capuchin Medal for Scholarship, which is awarded to the highest achieving scholar in the graduating class. Continuing in his pursuit of his passions for economics, he has held coveted investment banking internships at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse, as well as wealth management internships at Merrill Lynch, Edward Jones, and PAAMCO. And at UCLA, he is a member of Theta Chi fraternity and apart of its recruitment committee, the director of outreach at Bruin Venture Partners, corporate finance director at Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, team captain of his IM basketball team, a reservationist at ASUCLA, and a marketing coordinator for Awesomecalls Trading.

Brooke Kawakami,
Vice President of marketing

Ms. Kawakami, a graduate of Saint Joseph High School, spent her 4 years dedicated to the volleyball program and served as a board member in the Girl’s Athletic Association, a club made up of student-athletes designed to organize and promote team spirit at school sporting events. She was also a representative of the Math Honors Society and enjoyed being a Math and English mentor to younger students.  

 

Currently attending California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), Ms. Kawakami is majoring in Business Management and hopes to minor in Marketing. Because of her passion and love for sports, she is committed to further pursuing a master’s degree in Sports Management. Her goal is to one day secure a position within a professional sports organization in a marketing management role. 

 

During her time at CSULB, she has been a member of the Hispanic Students Business Association, a student-run, nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating and promoting the advancement of its members from students to young professionals. Additionally, Ms. Kawakami is working as a facilities coordinator assistant at CSULB’s Beach Building Services, a department dedicated to providing the highest quality services to ensure safe operation, maintenance, and development of the campus. She is also the marketing consultant for the Management & Education Research Collective, a California nonprofit association and think tank committed to bridging the education inequality gap for underserved high school students. In her free time, she enjoys competing in the Long Beach Parks and Recreation adult volleyball league.

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Hannah Beck,
Vice President of creative services and public relations

Ms. Beck graduated as valedictorian of Eisenhower High School and is majoring in psychology with a minor in gender studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In high school, she was passionate about YMCA’s Youth and Government, leading her to pursue pre-law at UCLA. During her time at UCLA she has advocated for domestic violence awareness by raising money for the Sojourn Shelter in Santa Monica, which provides survivors of domestic violence a safe home and resources for recovery. She is involved with ASUCLA’s student employee engagement committee and is a management assistant at the LuValle Commons bookstore. Through both of these positions she serves as a voice of student employees at ASUCLA and works to make changes to improve students’ working experiences, and help diminish harassment in the workplace. She is also the co-director of UCLA’s Unicamp, in which volunteers act as camp counselors and raise money to send underserved children in the Los Angeles area to summer camp.

Ameer Alameddin,
Vice President of Education

Mr. Alameddin graduated with highest honors at Diamond Bar High School and is double majoring in Economics and Cognitive Science. Throughout high school, he has had extensive academic and leadership achievements. He received a perfect SAT (2400) score -- a feat that approximately 0.017% of high school students in the nation annually achieve. He then lead a tutoring learning center as an associate director where he worked with over 500 students. He also held executive positions, such as vice president of his senior class, vice president of Future Business Leaders of America, and president of Spanish club. Now at UCLA, he is heavily involved in Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity, where he is an external affairs and fundraising intern and committee member -- respectively.

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Neeku Salehi,
consultant

Ms. Salehi is an undergraduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) double majoring in Design Media Arts and Fine Arts with a minor in Cognitive Science. She is passionate about creating artworks that deepen understanding between individuals. She focuses her work primarily in interactive media (game design & VR), animation (2D & 3D), and graphic design. She has created design work for national organizations and nonprofits, including Medicine & Engineering Honor Society, Aristotle’s Mentorship, Socrates' Circle, and Association of Philippine Physicians in America. Additionally, she is a part of the art division for the Bruin Review at UCLA, creating artwork to promote positive discourse on campus.