Naya Fullerton

Naya first began volunteering for the Pediatric Stroke Research Center in the summer of 2019. Later, as a Volunteer Leader at the UCSF Child Neurology Volunteer Program, Naya helped build the program and contributed to the development of a curriculum for fellow high school volunteers. She also acts as a peer mentor for new student volunteers.

Naya is now a college student at UCLA, expected to graduate in 2026. Currently Undeclared in Life Sciences, Naya is enjoying exploring her interests and plans to eventually pursue a career in medicine. When she isn't working or reading, she loves to hang out with friends, play soccer, and go hiking.

Siffat Kohli

Siffat is an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley and is due to graduate in 2023. She was inspired to delve deeper into the field of pediatric neurology after volunteering as a counselor at the Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camp. Siffat is passionate about gaining a better understanding of the experiences of individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and aims to use research to provide innovative solutions for future therapies in medicine. When she is not reading and drinking chai, Siffat can be found decorating beautiful cakes and exploring coffee shops.   

Selina Rong

Selina is a student at Saint Ignatius College Preparatory. Her interests include baking desserts for
friends and families, volunteering with kids, and taking walks on the beach. She is very passionate
about the medical field, especially pediatric surgery. She also loves learning different languages and using them to connect with her culture and to learn about the beauty of diversity in the world!

Tara Joseph

Tara is a rising sophomore at Cornell University studying biology and global health. Tara’s dual passion for biomedical research and health equity was cultivated in high school through service work and research projects, including one focusing on motor neuron degeneration in ALS and another investigating the therapeutic potential of stem cells for Type 1 Diabetes. At Cornell, she has continued to dedicate herself to these fields by taking on executive leadership positions in organizations like the Cornell Undergraduate Research Board, the American Lung Cancer Screening Initiative, and Cornell GlobeMed, along with research positions in a Cornell neurobiology lab and community biomedical research organizations.Tara is very excited to join the volunteer program and further contribute to community health and research in the Bay Area!

 Charlotte Chanezon

Charlotte is an undergraduate student at New York University set to graduate in 2026. She is studying psychology and pre-med. She first started volunteering at UCSF in 2020 when she was in high school during the pandemic and now volunteers during the summer. Charlotte would love to pursue a career in medicine and has a particular interest in pediatrics. In her free time, Charlotte loves to play and listen to music and enjoys walking around New York City on the weekends.


Cayden Tu

Cayden is a student at St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco and will graduate in 2024. His love of his local community and computer science led to his desire to help maintain the UCSF Pediatric Stroke Research Center website. As a native Californian, he hopes to stay on the West Coast after graduating, majoring in Engineering. Cayden enjoys coding and robotics and is thrilled with all of the practical applications for his research and study in these content areas, along with the opportunities he has had to employ these skills to help those around him. In his free time, Cayden enjoys spending time outdoors and enjoying nature, especially with his dog, Gingi, or with a racket in hand on the tennis court.

Adam Mohib

Adam is a high school student expected to graduate from California High School in 2024. His hobbies include: math, going to the gym, playing video games, as well as building things. He plans on pursuing a career in data science applied to biology, two fields he has grown a passion for.

Isabella Estrada

Isabella is an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley studying molecular and cell biology, with a concentration in neurobiology. She is passionate about neuroscience, especially taking interest in the mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases, and hopes to pursue a career in medicine. In her free time, Isabella loves to hang out with friends, try new restaurants, watch movies, and read!

Past Volunteers

Anjelica Vance, Summer 2020 Volunteer, Undergraduate Student at UC Berkeley

Komal Marwaha, Summer 2020 Volunteer, Medical Student at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Clara Wu, Summer 2020-2021 Volunteer, Undergraduate Student at Northeastern University

Carolina Supanta Canales, Summer 2021 Volunteer, Undergraduate Student at San Francisco State University