2018 Leadership Committee
Internal Affairs Director:
External Affairs Director:
What’s up! My name is Brandon Kim, and I am currently a fourth year at UC Berkeley majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology. I joined the Hep B Project in the fall of my sophomore year because I was saddened by the idea that those with Hepatitis B induced liver cancer could have avoided the life threatening situation with a simple vaccination. To see the virus ruin families, dreams, and the futures of so many people in the community broke my heart. I admired the work of the HepB Project and wanted to help raise awareness of the preventative care the community is lacking and no longer simply relay the task to the healthcare system.
As the Executive Director of HBP, I oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization. I also act as the representative of HBP and communicate/work closely with other community leaders that have similar goals of wanting to eradicate Hepatitis B and other preventable diseases/viruses. In collaboration with the LC, I seek to help our organization adapt and evolve to offer our services to high at risk demographics and to find new ways to effectively provide screenings and vaccinations.
Hello! I'm Jeannie Kim, a fourth-year Integrative Biology major. When I first found out about Hep B Project in my sophomore year, I was initially interested in joining because I wanted to help my community through ways that interested me. I chose Hep B because this organization focuses on a willingness to give back and equips its members with leadership qualities. Being a part of HBP allowed me to understand our health care's inability to help our community and how we can help one step at a time.
As the Internal Affairs Director, I manage member involvement, from volunteer recruitment to training. I am the bridge of communication between leadership committee and the members. I will be working with the other leadership committee as a whole to guarantee that the members will be equipped with leadership qualities, appropriate skills, and knowledge to advance HBP's vision and better the community.
Hello! I'm Kerri, a fourth-year Molecular and Cell Biology: Immunology & Pathogenesis major from the Bay Area! I joined Hep B Project because I am passionate about healthcare and community service, and I wanted to become more involved within my local community in a meaningful way. I chose Hep B Project specifically because eradicating Hepatitis B is a cause I am passionate about and I wanted to actively collaborate with other students to spread awareness about this major health disparity.
As the Creative Director, I am in charge of leading the creative direction of the club through high-level brainstorming and project planning to continue advancing and furthering the growth and progress of the club. I'll be working closely with the Outreach and Internal Affair directors to plan new innovative projects for club members to participate in so that we can continue educating, spreading awareness about Hepatitis B, and broadening our overall impact within the Alameda county.
I’m Sonia, and I’m a junior Molecular and Cell Biology major and Asian Studies minor from Seattle! As a half-Asian individual, I have always been interested in reconnecting with my roots and using language, specifically Mandarin, as a means of communication and connection with a diverse group of individuals. I joined Hep B Project last fall in order to better connect with the Bay Area’s API community while better educating those who often do not have equal access to healthcare due to financial or language barriers. However, I gained even more from the club--from attending a Hep B conference, to serving the homeless in SF, and meeting great individuals passionate about the same cause.
As one of the Outreach Directors, I hope to increase the number of events and partnerships Hep B Project has with neighboring clinics, on-campus groups, and speakers in order to disseminate information about Hep B and the preventable ways to eventually eliminate the disease.
Hello! My name is Taylor Lan, studying Molecular and Cell Biology. I joined Hep B Project because of how much I did not know about Hepatitis B and yet how much impact it can have on myself and my family. My experience with Hep B has further strengthen my desire to reach our club mission goal of eradicating Hepatitis B.
As the outreach director, I aim to spread more words about Hep B, especially in the API community. We plan to be involved in the Business Initiative Project, which targets businesses in Oakland Chinatown to encourage employees to get screenings and vaccinations. In addition, we are planning to partner with other clubs on campus to increase awareness in our own college community.
Hi there! My name is Crystal Lin and I am in my third year at Berkeley as an Applied Mathematics and Economics major. I joined the Hep B Project because I wanted to rid the negative stigma surrounding Hep B by educating the community.
As Finance Director, I must make sure our club has sufficient funds in order for the clinic, outreach, internal affairs, and technology branches of the organization to run smoothly and attain their goals. The main method of accomplishing this task is through applying to grants! During my time on the leadership committee, I hope to establish more sources of funding so that the Hep B Project can continue to work towards its mission and better serve the community
Hi! I’m Sophia! I am currently a junior majoring in Public Health and minoring in Data Science. I first joined HepB Project the spring of my freshman year because I wanted to help provide access to healthcare, experience clinical opportunities, and give back to the community. At first, I wasn’t too familiar with Hepatitis B’s effect on the body and its prevalence in the API community. But after being in this club for a year, I’ve become an advocate for eradicating Hepatitis B.
As the Technology Director, I help oversee the website and Facebook page of the club to make sure it’s up to date. I will be working closely with all the other LC members, especially Internal Affairs and Creative directors to utilize technology to help promote our club and spread awareness for HepB. This year, I plan to further improve our website and also streamline the sign-up process for upcoming events.