Hello! My name is Tiffany and I was an AmeriCorps VISTA for SafeRxOC from 2019 to 2020. I graduated from UCI in 2018 as a Public Health Sciences major and began working with SafeRxOC shortly after. My most memorable experience was implementing the CA Bridge Program with VISTA and the UCI Medical Center. Serving in the VISTA program was a great way to make an impact in the community at the public health level. Truly a memorable experience!
Hi! My name is Cassy & I am an AmeriCorps VISTA from Orange County, CA. Learning about the Opioid Epidemic during my undergraduate motivated me to find out how I could mitigate its effects on my community. I graduated from UC Irvine with a major in Neurobiology in 2018. In my free time I enjoy listening to crime podcasts, reading, and watching my kids' sports games. My future plans include completing a Masters degree in Pharmacology at UCI.
Hello! My name is Preet and I was an AmeriCorps VISTA for SafeRxOC from 2019-2020. I graduated from UCI twice: in 2015 with a B.S. in Human Biology and in 2017 with a M.S. in Biomedical and Translational Science. My most meaningful experience as an AmeriCorps VISTA was assisting with x-waiver licensing training sessions, which increased the number of providers in Orange County who can prescribe buprenorphine to patients in opioid withdrawal. I am currently an osteopathic medical student (OMS-III) at Midwestern University - Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and excited to start clinical rotations soon!
Prior VISTA Team Members
Hello! My name is Holly and I graduated from UCI with a B.S. in Biology in 2020. I was in EMRAP for three years during my undergraduate. In EMRAP, I worked with Dr. BC and Dr. Cisneros as a liaison for the Food Insecurity study. I was also involved in the powerlifting team, CampMed, Global Medical Training, and IMED at UCI. During my gap years, I was a VISTA for both the Orange County and Santa Clara County coalitions. I have greatly enjoyed the time I have spent working with the community and medical professionals to help control the opioid epidemic. Currently, I am applying to medical schools!
Hello! My name is Ishan and I was an AmeriCorps VISTA with SafeRxOC from 2020-2021. I graduated as a Biological Sciences major from UCI in 2020 and began working with the VISTA team shortly after. My interest in serving as a VISTA stemmed from doing research in the Emergency Department as an undergrad at UCI. The VISTA program was a great way for me to continue serving the community while focusing specifically on the opioid epidemic.
Hi there! My name is Sohrab and I am an AmeriCorps VISTA from Orange County, CA. I first became interested in working with SafeRxOC after completing research in the Emergency Department and witnessing the impact of the opioid epidemic on my community. I graduated in 2021 from UC Irvine with a major in Biological Sciences and a minor in Medical Anthropology. My interests include watching/playing soccer, hiking, and reading. In the next few months I will be starting medical school!
Hello! My name is Haein & I am an AmeriCorps VISTA. I majored in Psychology at Berkeley and completed a post-bacc program at UCI. Some of my hobbies include watching travel vlogs, listening to true crime (& podcasts in general), reading, and hanging out with my dog (& other people’s dogs). My short-term plans are to travel as much as I can, before starting medical school.
Hello! My name is Jasper and I am an AmeriCorps VISTA from San Jose, CA. I wanted to work with SafeRxOC because I was interested on how I could make a difference in the opioid epidemic. I graduated from UC Irvine with a major in Biological Sciences in 2020. My interests include running, trying new food, and playing basketball! In the future, I am planning to go into nursing.