Timothy Corpuz, Head of Exhibition Committee
Mr. Corpuz graduated from El Camino High School and majored in Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley.
During high-school, Mr. Corpuz served as the Associated Student Body President. While attending undergrad, he served as the Executive Director of the Suitcase Clinic. He also volunteered at the Lifelong TRUST Center and worked at the Saijo Lab at UC Berkeley. He is currently a research technician at the Knight Lab at UCSF. His research interests center around understanding the impact of diet on neuronal circuits that drive hunger and feeding.
Angela C. Arata, MS1, Exhibition Committee Member
Resident of Napa, California, Ms. Arata graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Biology. At UCSD, she served as an ambassador for Sixth College, tutor at Gompers Preparatory Academy, volunteer at UCSD Medical Center, and student supervisor at Foodworx.
Following her undergraduate studies, Ms. Arata worked as a clinical laboratory technician while completing the Pre-Professional Health Academic Program at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB). At CSUEB, she served as Co-President of Global Medical and Dental Brigades, leading two medical mission trips to Nicaragua and Panama. Additionally, she volunteered as events coordinator for AFS-USA’s San Francisco Bay Area chapter, organizing community events for foreign exchange students as well as taking on responsibilities as a student-family liaison.
Ms. Arata is interested in preventative medicine, social justice, caring for underserved communities, mentorship, and research. She currently serves as Quality Director of the Mabuhay Health Center, a student-run free clinic in San Francisco, and was on the inaugural steering committee of the Filipinx Mental Health Initiative-Solano County. She is a Certified Lifestyle Coach for the National Diabetes Prevention Program and previously served as a health coach at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, and as a life coach for Girls on the Run.
Ms. Arata currently works as a research assistant in a biochemistry lab led by Dr. Jean-Marc Schwarz at Touro University California. She will begin medical school this Fall.
Donita Barrameda, MS3, Exhibition Committee Member
Donita Barrameda is a current 3rd year medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (MSU-CHM) and is originally from southern California. She is currently is in Flint, Michigan for her last two years of training and MSU-CHM’s Medical Partners in Public Health (MD-PH) certificate program. She was Vice President for her school’s American Medical Student Association chapter outreaching to college pre-medical students and organizing social events for medical students.
She graduated from University of California, Davis in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior and a minor in Human Development. She was very involved with the Fil-Am community especially through Filipinx Association for Health Careers (FAHC), having served various leadership positions and becoming president her senior year. One of her fondest moments in FAHC was coordinating the biennial FAHC Health Conference at UCDSOM, which featured pre-health workshops, speaker panels, and networking opportunities for high school and college students. Throughout college she volunteered and held leadership roles at Bayanihan Clinic, a free student-run clinic serving the Filipino World War II Veteranos and underserved communities of Sacramento. She served as a co-coordinator for the clinic’s Healthy Breast Program that organizes annual free mammography screening events and resources for community members. She was also co-Outreach Coordinator organizing outreach events that provided free blood pressure, glucose checks, and health education for the Veteranos and health fair events. She completed her post-bacc program at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, California and did a medical and public health service trip in Honduras with Global Medical Brigades. At KGI she initiated a diabetes program providing free diabetes screening services and health education classes to the local Latino community. She applied to medical school after her post-bacc and pursued a Master of Science in Applied Life Sciences at KGI during her application cycle. During her M.S. program, she did medical device design research with start-up company efyian developing point-of-care tests for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and other infectious diseases.
She is interested in going into family medicine or geriatric medicine and hopes to practice back home in Los Angeles or San Bernardino county to help address the shortage of primary care physicians. She has a passion for mentorship, from helping high school students at youth conferences to other peers also interested in medicine and wants to keep doing this as a physician. She loves gardening, basketball (go Lakers!), and video games.