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Meet the HIV*PACT Counselors


Jorge Mercado


Jorge is a junior studying bioengineering with a minor in data science. He has a passion for medicine and studying every aspect of it—lately, this has culminated in a major interest in epidemiology and how it reveals real medical and social information about the world we live in. He is also very passionate about giving back to his community and is thus very excited to be a counselor for HIV*PACT. He also speaks Spanish!

Julia E. Todderud


Julia is a junior double majoring in Studio Art and Human Biology with a concentration in Brains and Behavior. She is committed to improving global access to healthcare and hopes to work as a physician in underserved communities.


Uche Amakiri


Uche is a junior studying Biology and minoring in Medical Anthropology. He is also a Patient Care Advocate at Arbor Free Clinic. As a hopeful future physician, he wants to focus on emergency pediatric care and childhood access to healthcare. You can also catch Uche onstage as a member of Stanford Talisman and dv8. 

Kylee Beck


Kylee is a junior studying Human Biology. Her current concentration of interest is Child Development and Behavior. She is passionate about people and addressing disparities in healthcare and education, hoping to incorporate both into her future career path.

Heman Gill


Heman is a junior majoring in Human Biology and minoring in Political Science. He is interested in health policy, health care reform and health disparities both globally and in the United States, especially in rural areas. Heman spent last summer working as a research intern for the Community Empowerment Lab in Uttar Pradesh, India. Heman also loves mint-chip ice cream and watching Grey's Anatomy and Friends!
Sophia Hu

Sophia Hu is a junior from North Carolina. She is interested in the socio-cultural interactions medicine and the healthcare system have in different societies, as well as female representation and education in STEM. Outside of academics, she enjoys playing piano, traveling, and eating unique foods. 

Mahima Krishnamoorthi


Mahima is a junior studying Anthropology and a minor FemGen Studies. She is also a counselor at SHPRC and the Bridge. She is passionate about women's health, infectious diseases and health inequity and spent her last summer in Ghana working at an HIV clinic. An aspiring physician, she hopes to work in underserved communities both in the United States and abroad. When not at HIV*PACT, you can find her watching The Mindy Project, complaining about chemistry psets, or at a local thrift store! 

Adonis Rubio


Adonis is a junior majoring in Biology with an honors in Microbes and Immunity. He is currently involved with an HIV research lab on campus and is focusing most of his studies in HIV research and patient outreach. Adonis loves involving people and creating an inclusive environment which is why he hopes to bring a welcoming spirit to HIV*PACT as a counselor. When not counseling, you can find him re-watching the Office for the 10th time, hanging with friends, or wandering around campus for something else to do!

Alexandra Ulmer


Alexandra is a senior majoring in Human Biology with a concentration in Global Public Health. She is particularly interested in access to pediatric healthcare and education across the world. While not in class, you can find Alexandra at the barn riding horses or satisfying her coffee cravings across campus. 

Renata Starbird


Renata is a sophomore thinking about majoring in biomedical computation. Her interest in health and medicine has grown over the years and she's realized that while the science and technology is fascinating, it’s the human element that really speaks to her - she want to be able to help and connect with people.

This could be you

To apply, email the 

co-coordinators at [email protected]

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