Meet the FSI TAs

Emma Doan

Hi! My name is Emma Doan, I’m a junior studying Public Health and MCB, and this is my first year as an FSI TA. As an intern, I shadowed a pediatric neurologist at Children’s Hospital Oakland, and I’m very excited to hear about other people’s shadowing experiences this year. Outside of FSI, I am a Workshop Coordinator for Bears that CARE, a UGSI for Suitcase Clinic, and do research in a wet lab. I love baking, hanging out with my dog, and listening to music.

Vera Qu

Hi everyone! My name is Vera, and I’m a 4th year majoring in MCB Immuno and minoring in Food Systems. As an intern, I shadowed a cardiologist and got to see how everything we discussed in section manifested in a clinical setting. I couldn’t be more excited to be a TA this semester and look forward to learning with ya’ll! Outside of FSI, I am a part of BrainTrust at Berkeley and AMWA, tutor for MCB 102, and volunteer at a psychiatry research lab. I also love to bake, paint, and take lots of naps!


Lauren Santilli

Hi there! My name is Lauren and I am a senior studying Data Science with an emphasis in Human and Population Health. As an intern in FSI in Fall 2019, I shadowed a Dermatologist and found it to be one of the most valuable experiences I’ve had as an undergrad. This is my first year as a TA and I am so excited to facilitate meaningful discussion on a wide range of Public Health topics! Outside of FSI, I spend my time doing Casework for the Red Cross, mentoring a 5th grader through the Sage mentorship program, and reading/watching anything true crime-related.


Catherine Tran

Hello! My name is Catherine Tran and I am a fourth-year majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology and minoring in Bioengineering. As an FSI intern, I shadowed a cardiologist at John Muir Health and learned so much about cardiology, the healthcare system and the impact of public health. I especially loved discussing my experience with my fellow interns, so I am so excited and grateful to be able to continue having amazing public health conversations with my peers as a TA. In my free time, I like to swim, cook, drink boba and watch TV shows.


Amy Wu

Hi! My name is Amy and I’m a second year majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies and minoring in Global Public Health. As an intern, I was paired with an MD/PhD student and found it so valuable to have a mentor that was interested in clinical and academic medicine and had recently undergone the challenges of being a pre med student. I’m so excited to be a TA and learn from all of your experiences and perspectives. Outside of FSI, I’m an intern for the UHS Sexual Health Education Program, a Campus Ambassador, and I conduct research on the history of contraception and abortion in the US. I love hiking, attending story slams, and comedy shows.

Samhita Bhat

Hi! My name is Samhita and I’m a second year majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology (and intended Public Health) with a minor in Global Poverty and Practice. As an FSI intern, I was paired with a MS1 at UC Irvine, and found it really meaningful to have a connection with someone who had just finished up the med school application process who offered me so much guidance and reassurance. I’m thrilled to be a TA, and meet more of you and hear about your unique perspectives and experiences related to health care. Outside of FSI, I am a patient scribe with UCSF’s Patient Support Corps, a tutor through Cub Support, and conduct research at UCSF’s CHORI  where we investigate C. trachomatis in patients. I’m also a part of GlobeMed at UC Berkeley, Jeeva Clinic, YWCA, and different ASUC offices. I also like to hike, bake, dance, and watch TV.