Our Team

Advisory Board

Weena Joshi, M.D.

Chief Faculty Advisor & Clinical Director

Weena Joshi is a pediatrician at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego and Faculty at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. Weena has been with the International Health Collective since its inception and her experience and guidance has allowed IHC to become what it is today.

Jia Shen, MD, MPH

Faculty Advisor & Clinical Director

Jia Shen is a board-certified cardiologist who specializes in the treatment and prevention of heart disease. As an assistant professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Shen’s research interests include cardiac rehabilitation, global burden of cardiovascular disease and risk factors, distribution of cardiovascular health services in low-resource settings, and biomarkers in cardiovascular disease.

Board of Directors

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President & CEO

Maddie graduated from UCSD with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and hopes to one day become a Physician Assistant so she can continue to create sustainable approaches to improve health in underserved communities. Maddie went to a bilingual elementary school where Spanish became a very important part of her life early on. As President, she strives to practice the skills she has learned to alleviate health disparities while utilizing her love for the Spanish language simultaneously. In the next year, she hopes to expand IHC to reach greater populations in need amid and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic with the help of other passionate students in the San Diego area.

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Co-Vice President & CFO

Kylie graduated from UCSD with a BS in Physiology & Neuroscience and has been involved in IHC for 4 years. She hopes to work with underserved populations as a physician one day. What first drew her to IHC was the comprehensive and sustainable approach to creating equity in healthcare, as well as the passionate members whose dedication to service allows IHC to create lasting changes both abroad and locally. As a leader, Kylie hopes to help empower other members to become more involved and share their ideas to expand IHC and serve more communities in need.


Co-Vice President

Anh graduated from UCSD with a degree in Global Health and International Studies-Anthropology. She enjoys hiking, watching shows and dog-spotting. As this year’s Co-Vice President, she hopes to host impactful events to promote education and awareness about social/health issues in the San Diego-TJ community. Anh aspires to follow her passion in the field of public health with the hope of eliminating barriers that impede access to health care and improve health equity. Anh is excited to serve alongside IHC members to make lasting impacts in our communities.


Administrative Director

Lauren is a fourth year Biochemistry and Cell Biology major at UCSD, striving to be an OBGYN in both low resource and global medicine. She is very passionate about using human-centered design to innovate treatment so it is more representative of the communities being served. She has been a member of IHC since her first year of college and strongly believes in the organization's holistic approach to medicine. As a leader of IHC, she hopes to work with aspiring pre-health students to apply their individual skills to help educate, collaborate, and innovate work done with partnering communities. Through empowerment of students and community partners, Lauren believes IHC will become a space for healthcare to become more equitable.


Director of Local Action

Rachael Wong is a graduate of the Bioengineering: Biosystems program at UCSD. While her training was in engineering her passion for helping people and global health drove her to seek a more direct way to apply herself to the medical field. After joining IHC a year ago, she found herself inspired and motivated by the people she served and the IHC community as a whole. The diverse experiences of all the members and the humbling nature of the work IHC does, has lead Rachael to dedicate herself to grow as a young professional and as a person. Through her position as Director of Local Action, she hopes to bring positive impact to the communities IHC works with.



Vickie is a fourth year Human Biology major and Law and Society minor at UCSD. She aspires to be an optometrist and is passionate about reducing healthcare inequities and using health education as a form of empowerment. After becoming involved with IHC during the beginning of her freshman year, Vickie was motivated to contribute to IHC's unique perspective of holistic health approaches focused on sustainability and community involvement. In her spare time, she enjoys staying up-to-date and writing about scientific breakthroughs.


Director of Community Health Worker Program

Janneiry graduated UCSD as a Human Biology major and Global Health minor, striving to be a Pediatrician. When she has down time, she loves watching movies, binge-watching shows, and practicing her photography skills. Janneiry strongly believes in IHC's role of being an advocate for communities that have a lack of access to healthcare in order to help alleviate disparities. As a leader of IHC, Janneiry hopes to continue to build relationships with the community we currently serve, as well as expand to other communities, in order to close the gaps in healthcare access and achieve sustainability. Through education, empowerment, and passion, Janneiry believes that IHC will pave the way for making healthcare more equitable in the communities IHC serves.


Director of Community Health Worker Program

Veronica is a recent UCSD graduate with a BS in General Biology, pursuing a career in medicine. She was drawn to IHC because of the mission to provide sustainable care and uplift underserved communities with resources, holistic care, and beyond.  Veronica envisions that IHC will expand the network of community health workers and continue to provide resources to better the overall health and well-being of the communities abroad. As she pursues her career, she will lead with the goal of providing equitable healthcare for underrepresented communities. She was a part of the Food Recovery Project last year and partnered with the Triton Food Pantry and Bannister House. Veronica also worked with the Nutrition Project and San Juanico team to develop a presentation about proper nutrition.

Audrianna Chastain

Director of San Juanico Project

Audrianna studied Physiology and Neuroscience at UCSD where she was an NCAA athlete on the Rowing Team. Cows are her favorite animal and she enjoys road trips, baking, and Latin Dancing.  Whether it's her IHC family or the community members IHC works with, what she loves most about IHC is the meaningful connections to other people and the insight that accompanies those connections. Audrianna's personal mantra is "small things with great love". She is passionate about Women's Health and loves working with infants and children. In her future career as a Physician, she plans on following in the footsteps of other IHC leaders by integrating and maintaining a dedication to service and sustainability.

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Director of TJP Clinic

Daniela is an incoming fourth year student at UCSD majoring in Human Biology and minoring in Global Health. She was born and raised in Mexico, which strongly influenced her desire to work with the Tijuana population in a culturally-sensitive way. In her role as Clinic Director, she hopes to find ways to continue to positively impact the communities that IHC works with, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. IHC has allowed Daniela to grow immensely and sparked her interest in public health. She aspires to one day use what she learned from IHC to promote health and work with underserved communities to create sustainable changes.


Virtual Clinic Directors for San Juanico

Uma majored in Physiology and Neuroscience and minored in Psychology at UCSD. She was drawn to IHC's mission of providing holistic medical care to underserved populations. She is especially proud of how IHC collaborates with the members of the communities it serves. An aspiring physician, she is grateful to have the opportunity to address healthcare inequities in a culturally-sensitive manner. As one of the San Juanico Clinic Directors, she hopes to establish a strong telehealth clinic to ensure the remote community has consistent access to healthcare. In her free time, Uma can be found reading a book or rewatching The Office. 

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Director of TJP Clinic

Min Yi studied Human Biology at UCSD and aspires to become a physician. As one of the Clinic Directors, she works with Co-director Dani to decrease barriers to healthcare access in the Tijuana community by coordinating the monthly clinic. In addition to serving the Tijuana community, she also aspires to promote a learning environment for fellow IHC members and motivate them to become future leaders in increasing health equity.

Virtual Clinic Directors for San Juanico

Valeria is in her last year at UCSD, majoring in Global Health. She enjoys traveling, trying new foods and watching movies. She was born in San Diego but was raised between San Diego and Tijuana. She has a strong connection with the communities in Mexico because they feel like home and her people. Growing up so close to the border has emotionally impacted Valeria since the difference in resources between the U.S. and Mexico is very evident. She strongly believes that everyone deserves adequate healthcare. Valeria was drawn by IHC’s mission of improving the health and lives of our patients by providing them access to adequate healthcare and health education. As a leader in IHC, she hopes to continue seeing the organization grow so that more and more people are provided with the resources needed to obtain adequate healthcare. She aspires to become a Physician Assistant in a near future and wants to continue helping underserved communities.


Director of Pharmacy

Victoria is a recent graduate from the BS/MS program at UCSD, specialized in human reproduction. She enjoys cooking and playing with her two bunnies. As the pharmacy director, Victoria maintains the pharmacy in IHC's monthly clinics in Tijuana, organizes pharmacy inventory, and oversees the Medical Education project. Born and raised in China, Victoria identifies with IHC's mission to alleviate health disparities in a way that is culturally sensitive and sustainable. Along with other members, she strives to serve neighboring communities in any way possible during and after the pandemic.