Requesting a Peer Mentor

Students who have attended an HPAO information session may request a peer mentor. Peer mentors are a group of dedicated, experienced, and trained students planning a career in the health professions who volunteer their time to assist other SDSU pre-health students. You will be matched with a peer mentor based on the information you provide and your health profession interest. Stop by the Health Professions Advising Office for a Peer Mentor Request form.

2018-2019 HPAO Peer Mentors


Jessica Acuario
5th year, Biology
Flying Samaritans, Dental Public Health Co-Coordinator
Women in Science Society, Member
SDSU Pre-Dental Organization, Member
UCSD Pre-Dental Society, Member
Saint Michael’s Catholic Church, Young Adult Lecturer

Camille Ramos
4th Year, Biology
SDSU Pre-Dental Organization, Vice President of Internal Affairs
Aztec Pre-Health Conference, Project Manager
UCSD Student Run Free Clinics, Volunteer
San Diego Dental Group, Volunteer Dental Assistant
Flying Samaritans, Member
Atria Senior Assisted Living Facility, Volunteer Pianist



Hela Ahmadi
4th year, Kinesiology
Women in Science Society, Member
Aztec Pre-Health Conference, Planning Committee Member
Palomar Health, Emergency Department Scribe

Katie Bachand
5th year, Biochemistry
Religious Studies Minor

Palomar Health Pathmaker Internship, Intern
San Diego Rescue Mission, Tutor
Physical Chemistry Lab of Dr. Cooksy, PhD, Undergraduate Researcher
SDSU-UCSD Moores Cancer Center Partnership, Scholar

Genovese Le
3rd year, Microbiology
Microbiology Lab of Dr. Stanley Maloy, PhD, Undergraduate Researcher
SDSU STEM Start, Student Research Assistant
Women in Science Society, Treasurer
San Diego Asian Youth Organization, Mentor
UCSD Health, Volunteer

Brooke Malone
5th year, Public Health
Well Being and Health Promotion, Peer Health Educator
Granada Apartments, Community Assistant
Palomar Health Pathmaker Internship, Intern


Alia Mohamed 
4th year, Interdisciplinary Studies: Biology, Chemistry, and Arabic
SOMHealth, Co-President
Palomar Health Pathmaker Internship, Intern
SHIFA Care Project, Volunteer
Bell Middle School, Student Researcher

Grecia Nolasco
5th year, Psychology
Minor in Biology

Behavior and Teratology Lab of Dr. Jennifer Thomas, Ph.D., Undergraduate Researcher

Lalo Pedroza
5th year, Kinesiology PPT
Palomar Health Pathmaker Internship, Medical Interpreter
Biomechanics Lab of Dr. Antoinette Domingo, PhD and Dr. Jochen Kressler, PhD, Volunteer Researcher
Avondale Elementary, Volunteer Tutor
SDSU Pre-Student Osteopathic Medical Association (Pre-SOMA), Member
Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM), Member

Sharon Sengphanith
4th year, Interdisciplinary Studies: Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology
Aztec Professional Pre-Health Organization (APPHO), President
American Medical Student Association (AMSA), Public Relations Chair
SDSU Heart Institute Lab of Dr. Mark Sussman, Ph.D., Undergraduate Researcher
Palomar Health Pathmaker Internship, Intern
Sky Facial Plastic Surgery, Intern
ElderHelp of San Diego, Volunteer



Yasmin Javed
4th year, Biology
LensCrafters, Optometric Assistant
Electron Microscopy Lab, Undergraduate Researcher
TamashaSD, President
Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH), Intern
Shiley Mobile Eye Clinic, Intern
FOCUS Club, Member



Reilly Fortney
4th year, Biology
UCSD Medical Center, Volunteer
The Pharmacists Clinic, Intern
Association of Pre-Pharmacy Students, President
Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Internal Public Relations Chairwoman


Physician Assistant

Nicole Daniel
B.S., Public Health
SDSU Class of 2018

Certified Medical Assistant
Huddle Delivery, Volunteer
Scripps Green Hospital, Volunteer

Aubrie Jones
4th year, Kinesiology Pre-PT
Minor in Honors
Physician Assistant Student Association, Member
SDSU Adaptive Fitness Clinic, Volunteer

Veterinary Medicine

Michelle Ward
2nd year, Biology major: emphasis in Zoology
Minor in Honors

San Diego Humane Society, Volunteer
Lions, Tigers & Bears, Intern
Pre-Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA), Member