Our Team

UCLA Undergraduates

MINH BUI 

Program Coordinator | Neuroscience Major, Biomedical Research Minor 2022

All Brains makes UCLA more supportive and inclusive!!! How cool is that? 

Fun fact: I have a wooden robot that says thank you :) 

ANGELICA FREGOSO

Peer Mentoring and Advocacy Head | Psychology 2021

I appreciate that All Brains extends inclusion toward a smaller community of students on campus and works toward educating others in order to bridge the gap between neurotypical and neuroatypical students.

Fun fact: I am a proud transfer student! :)

 

HENA SIHOTA

Socials and Outreach Head | Neuroscience 2021

I love this organization because I am able to help neurodiverse students find their home on campus while also having fun!

Fun fact: I've always had an extreme fear of all types of slides, except water slides!

ANGELINA QUINT

Training and Workshops | Public Affairs and Human Biology and Society 2023

I have especially been shaped by my older brother, who has Down syndrome, and by other neurodiverse individuals who have taught me the importance of fostering empathy and companionship--regardless of differences. My determination to cultivate inclusivity among all walks of life has driven me to join All Brains and to work toward giving a voice to those who feel voiceless!

Fun facts: enjoys reading, sparking spontaneous conversations, exploring dessert shops, and traveling the world.

KATE NUCCI

Peer Mentoring and Advocacy |

Bio coming soon!

ERIC JUE

Training and Workshops | Biology 2022

I wanted to join All Brains because I wanted to learn more about neurodiversity and neurodivergent students and find ways that I can contribute and help.

 

Fun fact: I lived in populated cities all my life (New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles)

EMILY STENZLER

Peer Mentoring and Advocacy | Psychobiology Major, Film, Television and Digital Media Minor 2023

 I became a member of All Brains to join in the imperative neurodiversity movement

 

Fun fact: I love love movies! I'm always down to talk about films :-)

EMMA BRINTON

Training and Workshops | Biology Major 2023

I wanted to join All Brains in order to make UCLA a friendly campus for everyone

Fun Fact: I have a bird named bird!

SHEVANTI KUMAR

Social and Outreach | Computational and Systems Biology Major 2024

 I joined All Brains because I'm passionate about making the campus more equitable for neurodiverse students. I hope to raise awareness and educate the community on how to be more inclusive.

Fun Fact: I snorkeled with sharks in Belize.

MATLYNN GILES

Training and Workshops | Psychobiology and Neuroscience Majors 2023

I wanted to join All Brains to have the opportunity to show/teach people the importance of understanding Neurodiversity. We might think a little differently, but we are all human!

Fun Fact: I was Miss Teen Southern California 2018 and my platform was designing a PE program with a curriculum centered around Special Needs Students. 

CHRISTINE PARK 

Social and Outreach | Psychobiology 2023

I wanted to join All Brains, so I can help create a more inclusive space on campus! 

 

Fun Fact: I started playing the ukulele over the summer :)

ADA CHUNG

Program Coordinator | Pyschobiology Major, Disability Study Minor 2023

I love All Brains because of how passionate each and every individual in the club is about neurodiversity. It’s been amazing getting to see everyone in All Brains join forces to make amazing events like Nerdpalooza happen to help spread the word about neurodiversity. 

 

Fun fact: I love dancing ballet and I’ve danced at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Russia!

VIKKIE JIANG

Training and Workshops Head | Neuroscience Major, Biomedical Research Minor 2021

I like how All Brains is helping me learn more about Neurodiversity and how we can spread awareness.

Fun fact: I love chicken tendies!

MONICA ESTRADA MONTERROSO

Peer Mentoring and Advocacy |  Linguistics and Psychology Major, Education Studies minor 2021

Although I have previous experience working with neurodiverse children. By joining All Brains I have been able to connect with neurodiverse adults that are able to share how they want to feel included at UCLA.

Fun Fact: I was born in Guatemala ! 

RICHARD TIRADO

Peer Mentoring and Advocacy | Biology 2023

I joined All Brains because to learn how to be a mentor and help a community that is often looked over. All Brains is a great program because of the people who contribute to it.

Fun Fact: During middle school, I dressed up as an In-N-Out Burger employee for Halloween.

JENNIFER LENGHONG

Peer Mentoring and Advocacy |

Bio Coming Soon!

PEARL OMO-SOWHO

Peer Mentoring and Advocacy | Human Biology and Society Major, African-American Studies Minor

I wanted to join All Brains because I wanted to understand more about neurodiverse students and learn ways to support them better as well as mentor and teach these students. 

Fun fact about me is that I love to cook but my baking skills suck :(

SYDNEY STRAIGHT

Peer Mentoring and Advocacy | Psychology Major, Education Studies Minor 2023

I wanted to join all brains in order to have a part in making the UCLA community more accepting of neurodiversity! 

Fun fact: I have the same breed of dog that Obama has-- a portuguese water dog! 

LISA LE

Social and Outreach | Human Biology and Society and Political Science Majors 2023

Proudly part of the first-gen community at UCLA, I aim to increase awareness of neurodiversity within AND beyond the sphere of UCLA’s academic environment and in doing so, to advocate and dismantle learning barriers for every learner. 

Fun Fact: I have travelled to see a Wonder of the World!

KATE CHOW

Training and Workshops | Human Biology and Society Major, Disability Study Minor 2022

I'm excited to spread awareness of neurodiversity and make UCLA a more inclusive space for all students! 

Fun fact: I'm allergic to dogs :(((((

THERESA D'SILVA

Social and Outreach | Neuroscience Major, English Minor 2023

I joined All Brains because I want to be actively involved in making our campus more inclusive and compassionate. Also, I want to become a great neurotypical ally! 

 

Fun fact: I'm from Portland, Oregon ... the greatest city in the US of A ;) 

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KARINA WANG

Co-Founder & Coordinator | MIMG 2018

All Brains makes UCLA a better, more supportive community! So excited to be a part of it!

Fun fact: I recently got a speeding ticket in Iceland. 

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DR. ALICE KUO

Faculty Advisor

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BOBBY VERDUGO

UC Lend Training Director - Social Welfare 

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