2016-2017 Board of Directors
Carly is a senior from Southern California majoring in Biology and minoring in Creative Writing/Poetry. She became interested in joining USVH because her grandfather is a veteran; she hopes that he has people to support and care for him, and that she can do the same for others’ loved ones. Carly believes that USVH is a great way to get clinical experience before pursing a career in medicine. Beyond volunteering, Carly is a research assistant in the Pathology Department at Stanford School of Medicine and the copy editor for a fashion and culture magazine, MINT Magazine. She loves running, hiking, and spending time outdoors!
Stanford Program Director
Alyssa is a junior from Tallahassee, Florida majoring in Human Biology. She is also a Peer Health Educator in a freshman dorm. Alyssa joined USVH two years ago as a way to get involved with the greater community and gain exposure in the medical field. She has found it incredibly rewarding and is looking forward to continuing on the board this year.
Director of Recruitment and Volunteer Education
Wes is a junior majoring in Bioengineering. Outside of academics, Wes loves to play beach and indoor volleyball, listen to alternative/rock/rap/any kind of music, and go on long drives. He joined USVH last year as a way to get more involved in the community, while also learning a lot from the incredible people at the veteran's hospital. It was an amazing year and now Wes is back for another!
Joujou is a senior majoring in Psychology with a neuroscience track and minoring in Music. He enjoys cooking and comedy and has been a member of USVH since his sophomore year when he decided that he wanted to work with people with Alzheimer's and dementia.
Special Events Chair
Lilia is a Senior double-majoring in History and Biology. She is interested in the intersection of biological and social determinants of health, and I began volunteering with USVH to gain experience and exposure to clinical care and the unique health and socioeconomic issues that veterans face. On campus, she is also Vice President of Marketing of Cap and Gown--Stanford Women's Leadership Organization, a medical school advising officer for the Stanford Pre-Med Association, and a Haas Center Peer Advisor.
Director of Advocacy
David is a junior majoring in Psychology, but is also frequently sighted in various biology and chemistry classes, dutifully fulfilling his pre-med requirements. For David, USVH is a way to actively participate in an issue about which he cares deeply--the promotion of mental health programs for communities that need them. Moreover, for David, working with the veterans is an incredibly rich and humbling experience that he could not compare to anything else. Aside from his involvement in USVH, David is also an RA in Crothers, a research assistant in the Social Learning Lab, and a former member of the Stanford Harmonics. He loves singing and good fiction, and is less than competent at (but would love to learn) dancing and the vast majority of sports.
Kelly Song Chen
Director of Communications
Kelly is a junior from Birmingham, Alabama majoring in Biology. As a pre-medical student interested in neurological disease, volunteering with USVH and interacting with the veterans provides a great intersection of her interests. When not volunteering with USVH, you can find Kelly doing research in the Wyss-Coray Lab, serving as the Professional Development Director for the Stanford Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, or spending time with friends.