Project Coordinators, Research & Outreach Team

Tijaan Henderson

Tijaan Henderson

Research & Special Projects Assistant

  • University of California, Berkeley, Class of 2023
  • Bioengineering and Business (Management Entrepreneurship & Technology Program)
  • I am an aspiring neurosurgeon with hopes to promote health equity in underserved communities. I’m passionate about the future of medicine and utilizing software-guided procedures to promote non-invasive surgical techniques. I plan to take part in solving solutions that combat global health disparities and making medicine more accessible.
Jacob Williams

Jacob Williams

Research & Special Projects Assistant

  • University of California, Berkeley, Class of 2024
  • Molecular and Cell Neurobiology & Cognitive Science
  • Jacob’s goal is to pursue a career in neuro-oncology as well as functional and stereotactic neurosurgery. He is passionate about combating disparities in healthcare that primarily impact minority communities, using his education as a force for change. Currently, Jacob is an undergraduate research assistant in the UC Berkeley DuPage Lab and a nationally registered EMT-B.
Rebecca Yilma

Rebecca Yilma

Research & Special Projects Assistant

  • University of California, Berkeley Class of 2024
    Microbial Biology
  • Candidate for Medical School 2024
  • I am aspiring to be an OB-GYN physician. I hope to be able to help reduce and address the disparities in healthcare among African-American women, including high maternal mortality rates and poor pregnancy outcomes.
Carleigh Williams

Carleigh Williams

Research & Special Projects Assistant

  • San Francisco State University Class of 2020, Major in Biology, Pre-Med
  • Completed Doctors on Board and Community Health Ambassadors Internship, both in 2019
  • Accepted into UCSF School of Medicine for August 2022
  • Interested in pursuing orthopedic surgery or radiology
  • Interested in health education and working with underserved communities
Caydin Sablan

Caydin Sablan

Research & Special Projects Assistant

  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Genetics and Genomics, Medical Statistics
  • Completed Doctors on Board Program in 2019 and 2020, as well as the Community Health Ambassadors Program in 2019
  • Caydin is an aspiring MD/PhD candidate looking to pursue regenerative medicine research and implement its applications in plastic surgery. Coming from a Pacific Islander background and low-income family, she recognizes the discrepancies in healthcare when it comes to treating ethnic minorities and impoverished populations. She dedicates herself to supporting these communities with her affiliate STEM organizations and opportunities. She is currently working with synthetic DNA at Twist Bioscience and donated human corneas at CorneaGen, while interning at the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute.
Desmond Rodgers, Jr.

Demond Rodgers, Jr.

Research & Special Projects Assistant

California State University, Sacramento
Biological Sciences, Concentration in Biomedical Science
My passion for becoming a physician arises from my time as an undergraduate volunteer at Imani Clinic, a student run clinic associated with UC Davis. I want to work in underserved communities and provide affordable and culturally humble care to all people through the use of free clinics much like the wonderful work being done at Imani and serving the community.

Stephanie Lawless

Stephanie Lawless

Research & Special Projects Assistant

Post Baccalaureate Program, California State University, Eastbay
The specialty I am interested in is Cardiology. I am very interested in reducing cardiovascular diseases. I aspire to become a physician so I can provide quality care to people in the community.

Orlando Dennis

Orlando Dennis

Database Research Assistant

University of Southern California 2024
B.S. Biological Sciences
Interested in dentistry/surgery or other medical specialties