LMSA Plus 2014-2015 Officers
President: Sophia Hernandez
Sophia Hernandez is the 2014-2015 President of LMSA Plus and has been involved in the club since its creation in 2012. Previously, Sophia was the Vice President and Publicity Officer for LMSA Plus. Currently, she is in her 5th year at CSUF working towards a B.S. degree in Biological Science with a concentration in Cell and Developmental Biology. In addition to LMSA Plus, Sophia has performed research in Dr. Hope Johnson's laboratory and Dr. Michele Calos' laboratory, through the Bridge's to Stem Cell Research Program. Additionally she has participates in various extracurricular activities such as being a Supplementary Instruction Leader and working as a Scribe in the Emergency Department of San Antonio Community Hospital. In the future Sophia aspires to obtain her M.D. and pursue a research focused career. In her spare time she enjoys watching soccer, running, yoga, and playing with her dog.
Vice President: Natalie Oseguera
Natalie Oseguera will currently serve as the Vice President of LMSA Plus this year. She is pursuing a major in Health Science, set to graduate by May 2016. Her future profession will be to practice medicine as an attending physician. Natalie will continue her second semester in Dr. Johnson’s microbiology lab here at Cal State Fullerton. She will resume her second year volunteering for the Health Scholars Program at the UC Irvine Family Health Center in Santa Ana. Her ultimate motivation to become a physician is to work with the underserved populations here in southern California.
Treasurer: Jorge Ballon
Jorge Ballon is the Scholarship Chair for 2014-2015, and has been a member of LMSA Plus since 2013. He will be beginning his 5th year at CSUF in the fall, and is currently majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry. In regards to research, he is working in Dr. Brennan's fly lab. Jorge is an intern in the Clinical Care extender program, and does his volunteering at Inter-community Hospital in Covina, CA. He will be applying to medical school next year with hopes of being accepted into an allopathic medicine program. Jorge is eager to pursue a career in medicine so that he can provide his services to underserved communities such as his hometown.
Administrative Officer: Kimberly Flores
Kimberly is the current Administrative officer for LMSA Plus. She Graduated with a B.A. in Global Studies from University of California, Los Angeles and is currently in the Pre-Health Professions Studies Post Baccalaureate Program. She is an aspiring physician hoping to work with the Latino community and pursue a career in Emergency Medicine or Pediatrics.
External Outreach Coordinator: Joshua Perese
Joshua Perese is the new External Outreach Coordinator of LMSA. In 2013 he graduated from Whittier College with a degree in psychology, and is currently working to complete the CSUF post-baccalaureate program. After completing the post-baccalaureate program, he intends on attending medical school and is currently interested in the field of General Medicine. As the External Outreach Coordinator, he hopes to expand LMSA's philanthropic influence in the communities surrounding the university.
Scholarship Chair: Jordan Frausto
Jordan Frausto is the 2014-2015 Scholarship Chair. He graduated from University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Business Administration. He is currently in the CSUF Pre-Health Professions Studies Post Baccalaureate Program . Outside of LMSA Plus, Jordan has volunteered at UCI and performed various community work with veterans’ programs. In the future he aspires to obtain his M.D. and work in Family Medicine to better the health of the underserved Latino community.
Publicity Officer: Sarah Torres
Sarah Torres is currently a senior at CSUF. She will be graduating with a Bachelors in Health Science in the Spring of 2015. Her main career goal is to become a family physician in order to not only clinically care for individuals, but to help address and eradicate the health disparities that impact the many diverse communities in the nation. Currently, she teaches health education classes at Casa Teresa, a women's shelter in Orange County, and is most recently involved in the Health Scholars Program, offered through the UCI Family Health Center. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, hiking, reading, and going to the movies.