Jay Kim-Turner - Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Hello, my name is Jay and I am a student attending the University of California, Berkeley studying political science and economics. In the past, I have heavily been involved in speech and debate events, with a particular emphasis on Parliamentary debate and Impromptu speech. I had the high honor of serving as President of my high school’s Speech and Debate team during my senior year. Some things I like to do in my free time are watch and play sports, TV shows, and movies, as well as exercise.I started the Masked Heroes Initiative because I believe that we cannot sit on the sidelines and expect for COVID-19 to disappear. It is up to us — all of us — to actively defeat it together and put this crisis behind us.
Finance is divided into two subdivisions: External Finance and Internal Finance. External Finance is responsible for creating new avenues and ideas of fundraising, while Internal Finance is responsible for the recording, logging, and reporting of all financial transactions and activity.
Adila Ahmed, Chief Information Officer
Hello! My name is Adila Ahmed and I am a student at UCLA pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry on the premed track. I plan to pursue a career in the medical field with a potential focus in neurology or cardiology. At the high school level, I was involved in Mock Trial, Speech and Debate, TedX, Science Olympiad and various other extracurriculars that allowed me to work on my public speaking and communication skills, strengthen my leadership abilities, and discuss important topics in our world. As a part of External Finances in MHI, I mainly work on fundraising, applying for grants, and communicating with businesses to cooperate with. Outside of academics, I enjoy mentoring middle school students in Los Angeles county and tutoring students in STEM. In my free time, I enjoy dancing, music, playing tennis, watching a lot of Asian dramas, and exploring my Indian heritage!
Carolynn Pham, External Finance Associate
I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology with a minor in Gerontology at University of California, Los Angeles. I wholly enjoy working with elders, and I hope to make my passion for geriatric medicine into a career in the future, alongside working to raise awareness on elder abuse, and contributing wholeheartedly to geriatric’s research to make a difference. Outside of MHI, I am in a program that supports and cares for patients with dementia, an internship supporting surgical doctors in the hospital, a research lab on neurological brain diseases, and a Pre-Medical club. In my free time, I enjoy reading, exploring philosophy, poetry, spending quality time, and helping others.
Anya Holbrook, External Finance Associate
Hi, my name is Anya Holbrook and I am a Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology major at UCLA. In the future, I hope to pursue either a career in pediatrics or genetics, potentially genetic medicine. For the time being, I am working with MHI as a member of the external finance team in order to give back to my community and help make a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, painting, watching and doing gymnastics, and exploring the Bay!
Rheyana Punsalan, External Finance Associate
Hey! My name's Rheyana Punsalan, most people call me Rhey for short! I'm a student at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, currently undertaking the various challenges to acquire a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. I love exploring the numerous interpretations that music and art both emanate, fondly immersing myself to take similar steps in creating ambiguity to challenge the minds of the public. In addition to my interest in music and art, I am deeply captivated by the noble art of boxing, martial arts included, as it gives way to easily express emotions outside of the norm, relieve stress, and heighten mental strength. Having enjoyed my experiences in volunteering within the community, MHI provides a direction for me to further help and serve the public, especially in these challenging times during the pandemic.
Brian Trinh, Chief Financial Officer
Hello, my name is Brian Trinh. I am a student at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and minors in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering. I love two things: math and piano. Piano is my favorite hobby because music is so universal and a great way to convey emotions. I am also involved with VSA in Cal Poly Pomona. Masked Heroes Initiative is a way I can give back to the community by supplying PPE to those who desperately need it. In MHI, I oversee all internal financial activities of MHI to ensure proper management of funds.
Kenton Trinh, Internal Finance Associate
Hi! My name is Kenton Trinh. I plan to possibly study chemistry or music when I get into college. In my free time, I like to play video games with my brother, talk with friends, and read. As Secretary, I document weekly meetings, compile biweekly reports on all donations and expenditures at MHI, and assist in any and all projects.
Jae Jeon, Internal Finance Associate
Hey! My name is Jae Jeon and I am a Psychobiology major at UCLA. I am staying in South Korea for the fall quarter. In the future, I hope to pursue a career in medicine, specifically in adolescent psychiatry. My role in MHI is to organize the receipts and keep track of all sources of income and spending at MHI and the UCLA branch. Outside of MHI, I am currently assisting research in stroke and stroke recovery, and I work part-time at a Vietnamese restaurant. I also work as a TA at an English academy, where I tutor middle school kids after school. In my free time, I like to eat outside with my friends, exercise, or watch TV shows.
Emily Kusumoputro, Internal Finance Associate
Hello! My name is Emily and I am currently a Biology major at UC Riverside with hopes of pursuing a career in the field of health sciences. I joined MHI because I strongly resonated with this organization's mission to promote safety while providing to underserved communities. As treasurer, my responsibilities include keeping track of all expenditures and donations within the UCR branch and working with the Internal Finance team as well. Outside of MHI, I do research on metal-organic frameworks, play violin in the UCR Symphony Orchestra, and volunteer as an adult literacy tutor. In my free time, I like to watch anime/K-Dramas and enjoy playing Clash Royale!
Technology manages our website and blog, and it makes any new or updated information uploaded and readily available.
Emma Wood, Technology Associate
Hello, my name is Emma Wood, and I’m a student at the University of California, Berkeley studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I also hope to pursue a simultaneous degree in Political Science. To reach out to me with questions or business opportunities, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anooj Desai, Technology Associate
Hi, my name is Anooj Desai and I am currently a student at UC Berkeley studying Computer Science and Data Science. My interests are in the areas of data structures, machine learning and data analytics. I am also passionate about the intersection between technology and social good. I deeply resonate with the mission statement of MHI and want to continue to build the website and hopefully develop new technologies that will assist with the club’s activities. Besides MHI, I am a part of the Events Committee of ANova, a club at UC Berkeley dedicated to mentoring students of all backgrounds in computer science and I am also a project manager at Data Science Society (DSS) at Berkeley. My hobbies include playing volleyball, following the NBA, discovering new recipes to cook, and playing the keyboard.
Justin Figueroa, Technology Associate
Hello, I am Justin Figueroa, a Computer Science major attending University of California, Riverside. At MHI, I am responsible for building on our existing technologies as well as keeping information on our platforms as updated as possible. In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball and the piano/ukulele. You can usually find me on my computer working on various projects when I get the chance.
Advising provides business, strategy, and leadership advising for the organization, and is in charge of the maintenance of all university organization level members.
Saleem Haider, Chief Strategy Officer
As a student at California State University, Fullerton, I am in the Mihaylo Business Honors Program. It has been my pleasure to have acted as a TEDx speaker for three concurrent years, and I am currently president and founder of TEDxCSUF. I will be a returning intern at PwC in their Deals Advisory, FDD practice for the summer of 2021. I currently serve as an Executive Director of PFrofessional Development for the Business Honors Program and am on a 3-year graduation track from high school to graduate, CPA Eligible, with 165/150 semester units. Contact me at email@example.com with any inquiries or opportunities.
William Chung, UC San Diego Branch President
Hello! My name is William Chung and I am a computer science major at UCSD. One of my hopes for the future is to be able to apply what I am learning now to a worthwhile and beneficial cause, a hope that has in part led me to Masked Heroes Initiative. I joined MHI as a way to contribute to combating the COVID-19 public health crisis because I believed that the only way to get through it is together. Since joining, my belief in community action and service has only been strengthened. I am looking forward to all the amazing work that MHI and my branch at UCSD will accomplish, and I am grateful to be a part of it all. On a more personal note, in my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends and just exploring, from exploring nature to exploring topics I haven’t learned about before!
Operations finds areas in need and coordinates donations of various PPE, including masks, hand sanitizer, gowns, gloves, and other equipment.
Rainey Williams, Chief Operations Officer
Hello! My name is Rainey Williams and I am a student studying Linguistics and Computer Science at UCLA. In the future I hope to work in the field of computational linguistics. I organize the donation and distribution of PPE to medical centers, retirement homes, and small businesses in California and across the country. I firmly believe in the mission of MHI and I’m confident in our team’s ability to make a difference during this pandemic. In my freetime I like to draw, watch documentaries, and explore LA (pre-covid times of course!)
Megan Vu, Operations Associate
I am a student attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as a Biology major and Asian American Studies minor. I hope to pursue a future career in the medical field with an interest in pediatrics. As an undergraduate, I am passionate about helping others through clinical work and providing an impact for underprivileged communities in Asian Pacific Health Corps. I am also currently involved in Foundations Choreography as the Showcase Chair and SEA CLEAR as part of the mentorship workgroup. In my free time, I love to bullet journal, play the piano, and exercise. My role in MHI is to oversee the UCLA branch as well as organize and purchase PPE for areas in need. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries or opportunities.
Andrew Liang, Operations Associate
Hi! My name is Andrew Liang and I am an undergraduate student at UCLA majoring in Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology (MCDB). As a part of the MHI Operations committee, I actively work alongside Operation board members to organize wholesale purchases, contact suppliers, and deliver masks to places in need throughout SoCal. As Covid-19 continues to impact the lives of millions, MHI will not cease to provide aid until the day Covid-19 is defeated. Outside of MHI, I serve as an honors mentor for the College Scholars Program at UCLA. I am also a part of a research team at UCLA that examines healthcare literacy in underrepresented communities such as Asians and Pacific Islanders in LA. In my free time, I enjoy painting, writing journals, and watching movies!
Donovan Maunahan, Operations Associate
Heyo! My name is Donovan Maunahan and I am a student at San Francisco State University currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. In my time of being a volunteer at a hospital in San Francisco I was able to witness firsthand, the health inequities found within my community as well as serve those within underprivileged communities. That is one of the reasons why I was passionate about joining MHI. I wanted to help out and continue serving those within underprivileged communities. In the future, I hope to pursue a career in nursing in the military, Emergency Room, or pediatrics. In my free time, I love to cook and experiment with new recipes, sing terribly in karaoke, and watch movies! As a member of the MHI Operations committee, I actively work alongside Operation board members to organize and deliver masks to places in need throughout the Bay Area.
Andrea Sutedjo, Operations Associate
Hello! My name is Andrea Sutedjo and I am a biochemistry major at UCR. I hope to pursue a career in the healthcare field in the future. Additionally, I also have interests in creative writing. I joined MHI as I resonated deeply with its mission of serving and protecting the community and am incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to join the operations team. In my free time, I enjoy going on walks, journaling, and reading.