Engagement and Evaluation Conference Committee
Co-Head of Engagement & Evaluation Committee
Jane Datinguinoo is an OMS-III at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and CYFAM's Membership Engagement co-chair. She graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Genetics and a minor in Spanish. As a non-traditional student, she completed a post-bacc while working at a woman’s clinic. She then went out to work as a research assistant in Alzheimer’s disease during the day and for the Golden State Warriors during game nights before moving from California to Michigan for medical school. In medical school, she enjoys learning & applying OMM and seeing all the different specialties at work through clinical rotations. Jane got involved with CYFAM by discovering all the amazing things they do on social media. As the Membership Engagement co-chair, she strives to create a supportive and dynamic space for CYFAM members on our Mighty Networks page. To balance medical school with wellness, she recharges by going to Orangetheory and tending to her rescue pup.
Co-Head of Engagement & Evaluation Committee
Jaira Mendoza (she/her/hers) is a fourth year pre-medical student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) majoring in Physiological Science and minoring in Global Health. She is a first generation immigrant, having been born and raised in Laguna in the Philippines and immigrated to the California Central Valley to reunite with her family in 2013. For the past three years at UCLA, she has been actively involved in Samahang Pilipino Advancing Community Empowerment (SPACE) as a peer tutor and Student Success Coordinator and in Pilipinos for Community Health (PCH), serving as its Pre-Health Advising and Mentorship Director for two years before transitioning to the Historian position, where she excited to co-lead and facilitate the first ever PCH Internship class.
Jaira first joined CYFAM through the national conference planning committee, serving as the inaugural conference's Program Committee Head. Inspired by the amazing community, support, and guidance from so many Pilipinx-identifying leaders and trainees across the country, she hopes to help keep the growing CYFAMilya connected as one of the Membership Engagement Committee Heads. She hopes to attend medical and public health school after her gap years.
She spends most of her free time looking at pictures or videos of cute animals (currently *really* enjoying capybara videos!!), playing badminton and video games, reading (mostly manga!), spending time with friends and loved ones, and trying out amazing food and desserts in Los Angeles!
Justin Anthony Lopez
Engagement & Evaluation Committee Member
Justin (he/him/his) is a first-generation medical student (MS2) at UC San Francisco. He is currently interest in either Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, or Endocrinology. He is part of the UC Berkeley/UCSF Joint Medical Program where he will also obtain an MS degree. Justin is also part of UCSF's Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US). As the first in his family to attend medical school — let alone a graduate college— from an intergenerational, working-class, non-health profession, immigrant family from the low-income community of South Sacramento, health equity is something that Justin cannot separate from medicine. He transferred from community college to UC Davis and graduated with a major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. During undergrad, Justin was part of the student-run clinic Clínica Tepati where he experienced a transformative understanding of the conditions and disparities of the community he grew up in. During his gap years, Justin did a post-bacc, served for AmeriCorps in the Bay Area, and then led his local FQHC health education program back home in Sacramento. During these times, he involved himself in various community mentorship programs as both a mentee and mentor. Because of this, Justin comes to CYFAM excited to facilitate inter-organizational mentorship relations, improve the pipeline to medical school for minoritized communities, and strengthen his Filipinx identity amongst the nuance of the greater Filipinx diaspora. Apart from CYFAM, Justin is involved with White Coats for Black Lives, and the UCSF student-run clinics Mabuhay Health Center and Clínica Martín-Baró. During his spare time, Justin enjoys trying new foods, conversing in Spanish, learning new languages, growing cacti from seed, and skateboarding.