Tenzin Wangdak

Originally from Chicago, Tenzin Wangdak is currently a Human Biology and Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity student at Stanford. She worked with the DISCOVER Lab in 2018 as an HBREX (Human Biology Research and Exploration Program) Summer Intern, and has continued to work with the lab after the program concluded.

Her interests include learning more about bioethics, the social determinants of health (especially in the context of marginalized communities,) and cultural competency in healthcare. Outside of the lab Tenzin enjoys practicing karate and tweeting.

Summer 2019 Intern: Jairei Alexis "Jai" Olarte

Jairei Alexis "Jai" Olarte is a rising senior at California State University East Bay, majoring in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She wishes to continue and pursue higher education by applying to MedSLP graduate programs this upcoming fall. She has four years of experience working in multidisciplinary teams within the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency at a Southeast Asian clinic that provides services ranging from family practice, pediatrics, women’s health, well child care, family planning, and confidential teen sensitive services. She enjoys community engagement and involvement so she is an advocate for the Transfer Asian Pacific Student Success program which is designed for first-generation and low-income transfer students, is Communications Officer for the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association East Bay Chapter and the president of the Asian Pacific Islander club. Her interests include practicing self-care, spending quality time with family and friends, traveling to see aesthetic views, and foodie adventures.

Summer 2019 Intern: Christine Ebrahimi

Christine Ebrahimi is a graduating senior at San Jose State University. She is getting her B.S. in Public Health and her minor in Chemistry. She is currently a research intern at the DISCOVER Lab and is involved in both the STRONG-D study and the IMPACT study. She is interested in oral health and its effects on diabetes, anatomy, health informatics, and global health. Outside of school, Christine enjoys exercising, drawing, traveling and staying involved with organizations such as Mesopotamian Night or the Health Science Honor Society.

Summer 2019 Intern: Dorthy Nguyen

Dorthy Nguyen is a rising senior at San Jose State University currently pursuing her B.S. in Public Health with a concentration in Health Services Administration, as well as minoring in Business. This summer, she is interning at the Stanford University School of Medicine DISCOVeR Lab to explore the clinical side of healthcare and learn more about clinical research, specifically relating to Type 2 Diabetes. Outside of the lab, Dorthy works as an office administrator at a physical therapy clinic. At the clinic, she works closely with staff members and patients to coordinate patient care. In her free time, she enjoys going to concerts, reading, writing, and spending time with her family. 

Summer 2019 Intern: David Serrano

Originally from Los Angeles, David Serrano is beginning his senior year at Cal State East Bay this fall. He is a Computer Science major interested in finding out innovative ways to help individuals and communities, particularly minorities, through technology. David is currently interning at the Stanford School of Medicine and working under the STRONG-D and Impact diabetic research studies. At his campus he is also working in the Office of Student Outreach, as an advocate for the Transfer Asian Pacific Student Success Program, and is the Treasurer for the CSUEB Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers chapter. He enjoys assisting both prospective and current students with their academic journey.  Outside of work, David loves to spend time drawing and painting, as well as keep up with new computer science innovations.

An HBREX intern presenting his research work in summer 2014.

Two HBREX interns presenting their research work in summer 2013.

Tenzin presenting at the 2018 HB Rex summer poster session