CHHS Student Leaders

The College of Health and Human Services is home to over 25 student clubs and organizations, supporting╠řa broad network of╠řindustries and fields. Each school year, CHHS is designated a group of students who serve as representatives and advocates who promote the college in our mission to further student success and help the community live happier and healthier lives. Meet the distinguished student leaders who are supporting these efforts.╠ř

CHHS Student Leaders 2022-2023

Paola Lopez portrait - CHHS Senator
Paola Lopez

Position: CHHS Senator

Major/Program: Healthcare Administration

Community Impact: Kaiser Permanente Intern, Planned Parenthood╠řVolunteer, Internal medicine scribe & care coordinator

Graduation Term: Fall 2022

Professional Career Goals: Pursue a career working in healthcare law and╠řpolicy. After witnessing issues surrounding advanced directives,╠řprovider burnout, and patient safety I aspire to change the healthcare╠řindustry by helping to implement new and innovative approaches╠řconcerning medical/legal ethical decisions affecting both patients and╠řproviders.╠ř╠ř

Hobbies: I thoroughly enjoy reading, hiking, thrifting, and spending too╠řmuch time on╠řPinterest.╠ř

Alejandra Veliz Ruan portrait - CHHSSC President
Alejandra Veliz Ruan

Position:╠řPresident, CHHS Student Council

Major/Program:╠řHealthcare Administration

Graduation Term:╠řSpring 2024

Professional Career Goals:╠řI would like to pursue a career╠řin╠řadministration at a hospital, clinic or adult care facility. I am╠řvery╠řinterested in women's health and assisting underserved areas. I╠řplan on pursuing a master's program, but I want to be certain on╠řwhat I want to emphasize my studies on and gain experience in my╠řfield beforehand.╠ř

Hobbies:╠ř╠řI love to read, listen to music, and discover new places with╠řmy friends. I also live 15 minutes away from the beach, so I love╠řgoing there to walk my dog and relax.

Victoria Min portrait - CHHSSC VP
Victoria Min

Position:╠řVice President, CHHS Student Council

Major/Program:╠řHealth Science, emphasis on╠řCommunity Health╠řEducation

Community Impact:╠řBUILD Scholar, VP HSSA, HPMP╠řAssistant╠řCoordinator & Mentor╠ř

Graduation Term:╠řSpring 2024

Professional Career Goals:╠řI am interested in pursuing a Master's╠řdegree in public health and gain experience working one-on-one╠řwith underserved populations.╠ř

Hobbies:╠řI like reading, listening to music, and hanging out with╠řfriends.╠ř

Jocelyn Pena portrait - CHHSSC Treasurer
Jocelyn Pe├▒a╠ř

Position:╠řTreasurer, CHHS Student Council/CHHS Senator

Major/Program:╠řHealth Science- Community Health Education and╠řSchool Health Education╠ř

Community Impact:╠řASI CHHS Senator, ║┌┴¤═° President's╠řAmbassador, American Heart Association HSI Scholar╠ř

Graduation Term:╠řSpring 2023

Professional Career Goals:╠řI am interested in obtaining a MasterÔÇÖs╠řDegree in Public Health emphasized on Community Health and╠řpossibly emphasize on Latino Health to serve my community. To╠řcontinue working with my community through volunteering and╠řmentoring future generations.╠ř

Hobbies:╠řI enjoy watching movies and TV shows (mostly GreyÔÇÖs╠řAnatomy) and listening to music.╠ř

Sara Garcia portrait - CHHSSC Secretary
Sarah Garcia

Position:╠řSecretary, CHHS Student Council╠ř

Major/Program:╠řCriminology and Criminal Justice

Community Impact:╠řPresident, Director of Community Service, and╠řDirector of Social Affairs for H.E.A.R.T at the Beach, Resident╠řAssistant of Community Development, Domestic Violence╠řVictim╠řAdvocate, Sexual Assault╠řVictim╠řAdvocate

Graduation Term:╠ř│ž▒Ŕ░¨ż▒▓ď▓Á╠ř2023

Professional Career Goals:╠řObtain a Master's Degree in Nursing to╠řbecome a forensic nurse and assist survivors of violence.

Hobbies:╠ř╠řI enjoy painting, listening to music, and exploring new╠řplaces!

Erick De La Torre portrait - CHHS Publicity Coordinator
Erick De La Torre

Position:╠řPublicity Coordinator, CHHS Student Council

Major/Program:╠řHealthcare Administration, Minor in Information╠řSystems

Community Impact:╠řPresident of Upsilon Phi Delta. Administrative╠řAssistant at the Community Clinic for Counseling & Educational╠řServices. Intern at NAMI.

Graduation Term:╠řSpring 2023

Professional Career Goals:╠řI am interested in obtaining a Master's╠řDegree in Health Informatics to be on the technological side of╠řhealthcare. I am also considering joining the Navy Medical╠řService╠řCorps as a Health Care Administrator Officer to finance the╠řaforementioned Master's╠řDegree.╠řÔÇő

Hobbies:╠řI love trying different kinds of foods and drinks╠ř­čśü