Meet the HSI TAs

Hannah Habibi 

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Hi! I’m a junior pursuing a public health major and a disability studies minor. For my HSI internship, I worked at La Casa de las Madres, a domestic violence shelter in San Fransisco. Outside of HMAP, I volunteer at the Berkeley Free Clinic and am a part of a URAP team studying people with disabilities’ experiences and attitudes towards transportation in the Bay Area. In addition to being a TA, I currently serve as the Assistant Coordinator for HSI!

Jonathan Kuo

 Hi! I’m currently a fourth year studying Public Health and Business Administration. Spring 2019 was my first semester TAing for HSI, but I’ve been involved with HMAP since Spring 2018 and have been connected one way or another for a while! I love the resources, community, and personal growth from HSI and HMAP, and would love to meet with you all. Apart from HSI, I love basketball, business, and board games!


Angelina Phan

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Hi everyone! My name is Angelina and I am a third year Public Health major. As an intern, I was placed at the YWCA, a center for eliminating racism and empowering women. My work there involves curriculum planning and mentoring elementary school girls as part of a program called TechGYRLS. TechGYRLS goal is to spark interest and ultimately increase girls’ involvement in the STEM field. This will be my second semester as a TA and I can’t wait to help others develop their passion for public health as HSI did mine!



Angikaar Singh Chana

Hi everyone! My name is Angikaar Singh Chana, and I am a third-year studying Data Science and Public Health. When I served as an intern this past Spring, I was placed at the Alameda County Public Health Department, where my role encompassed measures regarding the unfolding COVID-19 situation in Alameda County. Apart from school, my hobbies include hanging out with my friends, watching TV, and playing video games. This is my first semester as a TA for HSI, and I hope to make HSI as fulfilling an experience as it was for me!

Amy Villanueva

My name is Amy Villanueva and I am currently a rising fourth-year double majoring in Public Health and MCB. This will be my first semester being a TA with HSI. About a year ago I was placed at the nonprofit Aft Health as an intern which aims to educate the youth about health-related topics through videos that are easily accessible and comprehensible. My interests include female reproductive health, grant writing, and serving my community! In my free time, I enjoy going to the beach, hanging out with friends, and traveling! I’m super excited to meet the new interns and look forward to working with you all.

Razi Corne

Hi! My name is Razi and I am a second-year intended public health major. When I was an intern, I was placed at the Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center where I helped to provide resources and support for homeless women and children. This will be my first semester as an HSI TA.

Safia Iman


Hey! I’m Safia but you can call me Safi. I’m a third-year intended Public Health major minoring in Data Science. This will be my second semester as a TA. When I was an intern, I helped out at the East Bay Center for the Blind. I worked alongside senior citizens with big personalities and I came away seeing problems with public transportation I had never considered before. I love being a TA and hope to create a supportive environment for interns. Can’t wait to talk!

Julia Cheunkarndee

Hello! My name is Julia, and I’m currently a second-year intended Molecular and Cell Biology major. This will be my first semester as an HSI TA! In fall 2020, I was a part of the HSI intern cohort and volunteered at the YWCA as a part of the Student Leadership Board. This program has really opened my eyes to the possibilities and complexities within the field of public health, and I’m excited to continue learning with you. Outside of HSI, I like to bake, read, and go on long, aimless walks.

Mari Sakamoto

Hi! My name is Mari and I am a third year studying Nutritional Sciences. As an HSI intern, I interned for BOSS which is a non-profit organization that works to provide housing solutions for folks in the Bay Area experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity. I also interned with YWCA’s Girls Group Mentoring Program, where we worked to develop a website to amplify the artwork and voices of Bay Area middle school aged girls. I am so excited to be a TA and hope to help facilitate conversation surrounding the sectors of Public Health in an environment that encourages learning and empathy!

Mahima Sinha

Hi everyone! My name is Mahima and I’m a second-year intended Public Health major. This will be my first semester as an HSI TA! Last semester, I was an intern in the Capstone program and I attended modules by guest speakers on many interesting topics such as grant writing and social media advocacy. I was also an intern at Global Healing, an organization dedicated to improving access to high-quality healthcare in underserved countries. I’m excited to meet the new interns and I can’t wait to work with all of you!

Isha Pema

Hi! My name is Isha and I am a second-year intended MCB and Public Health major. For the past two semesters, I interned at dNaga Dance Studio. I helped host dance empowerment workshops for victims of sexual trafficking as well as elderly suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. This will be my first semester as a TA and I am super excited to get to know everyone!

Prarthana Bhattacharya

Hi! My name is Prarthana. I’m a junior studying Public Health with a minor in Data Science. I was a Capstone intern during my time as an HSI intern. Aside from school, I enjoy spending time with friends, dancing, and knitting/crocheting. This will be my first semester as a TA, and I’m super excited!!