Meet Our Executive Team
As a new organization, we are actively looking for interested mentors from various language and culture backgrounds who shares our visions.
Louie Wang MD | Founder & Executive Director
Louie, who was born in New York but spent his formative years in China, returned to New York at the age of 11 with no knowledge of the English language. This transition subjected him to social difficulties and feelings of isolation, which ultimately shaped his resolve to assist fellow English-Language-Learner students. Throughout his undergraduate years at UC San Diego, Louie actively engaged in student government and boldly challenged the prevailing stereotypes associated with traditional Greek life by founding a social fraternity. In 2019, he proudly graduated from UCSD with both a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Biology, focusing his studies on Alzheimer's Disease. Continuing his academic journey, Louie completed his medical education at the prestigious David Geffen School of Medicine at UCSD in 2023. Now an emergency medicine resident physician at his beloved alma mater, Louie wholeheartedly participates in, leads, and establishes organizations such as IMMIMEDI, all while dedicating himself to peer advising and advocating for disadvantaged students.
Meet Our Social Media & Outreach Team
Led by team chair Tram, the mission of IMMIMEDI's Social Media & Outreach(SMO) Team is to update, maintain, and manage our social media platform(s) and website. The team will also reach out to various undergraduate and junior learner institutions to increase IMMIMEDI's exposure in diverse immigrant communities and recruit families and students as potential prospective mentees.
Ayesha is a second generation Bengali American who grew up in southern New Hampshire. She is currently a UCLA student and plans to graduate in 2024 with a degree in Cognitive Science with a computing specialization and a minor in philosophy. Ayesha is involved with UCLA’s human-computer interaction lab as a UI/UX intern, as well as other service based organizations on campus. She is interested in cardiology, obstetrics and facilitating patient diagnoses through technology. In her free time she loves to run, travel, and play the guitar.
Soomin is from Busan, South Korea and immigrated to the states with her family when she was 19. She attended community college for two years and attained two Associate degrees before transferring to UCLA as a Business Economics major. She is currently involved with a nonprofit organization aiming to empower under-represented individuals to gain financial independence. Soomin is also passionate on self care such as taking enough rest and needle felting.
Amanda is a first generation Chinese-American born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. She is currently a student at UCLA studying Human Biology and Society and Cognitive Science. Outside of academics, she volunteers in her community and creates social media graphics for the Bruins Business Health club at UCLA. In her free time, she enjoys exploring UCLA and LA, trying new foods, and reading.
Meet Our Mentor & Mentee Relations Team
Led by team chair Kasey, the mission of IMMIMEDI's Mentor & Mentee Relations(MMR) Team is to connect and maintain good relations with IMMIMEDI's mentees and mentors. The team is responsible for orientate newly enrolled mentees and coordinate the pairing process with interested mentors, while following up with on-going mentor-mentee pairs for feedbacks. This team is responsible for the development of our monthly newsletter and also the primary contact for both mentors and mentees if questions and concerns surfaces.
Cindy is a first generation Vietnamese-American who was born and raised in Orange County, California. Currently, she is a third year undergraduate student at UCLA majoring in Biology; Cindy is an aspiring physician and plans on studying medicine after graduation. She is a certified CPR and First Aid Instructor through the American Heart Association, and has an immense passion for teaching. Outside of her academics, some of Cindy’s hobbies include going to concerts, trying new foods, and spending quality time with her family and friends.