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AB SITE LEADERS

Joyce Lin

Site Leader

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Heyo, I'm Joyce, and I'm a third-year Linguistics and Psychology major with a minor in Disability Studies (and hopefully Chinese). I've been on two AB trips, a virtual one in Alaska dealing with climate change and an in-person one in Monterey looking at wildlife conservation. I really valued the interactions with our community partners and the connections I made with my fellow participants, so I want to give you all that opportunity too! My interest in environmental issues stems from taking the food Cluster my freshman year, which is why I will be site leader for the food insecurity site in Seattle. Outside of AB, I enjoy collecting vinyls, asking people to teach me how to count to ten in their native languages, attempting to read, taking pictures of my cats, and browsing Yelp.

Sondia Luong

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Hello! My name is Sondia and I’m a third year Biology major. Last year, I participated in the healthcare inaccessibility site based in San Francisco. The trip was extremely insightful because we had the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations with community partners and volunteer to help their cause. Being a part of AB has been so fun and has helped me learn more about myself. I’m excited to lead my own site to have others experience the things I did! Outside of AB, I enjoy playing video games with friends, sleeping, and trying out new restaurants.

Melissa Qiu

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Hi! My name is Melissa and I’m a second year (pre-)Psychology major. I see volunteerism as a way to contribute back to my society and I’ve always enjoyed it. Being a part of AB allows me to continue my volunteer path with amazing people! I’m passionate about understanding people and their behaviors. That’s why I study psychology and really enjoy talking to others. Other than that, I like to watch anime, listen to k-pop, and learn about true crime stories. I’m really excited to meet new people and explore together the importance of mental health and greenspace!

Brianna Martilla

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Hey everyone! My name is Brianna and I am a third year Environmental Science major with a minor in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (and hopefully a second minor in Geographic Information Systems and Technology!). I love painting, reading, spending time outdoors, and on campus I am involved in club swimming and work as a lifeguard. I participated in the Wildlife Conservation site last year and had such an amazing time working with Community Partners along California’s coast and spending time with my fellow AB members, and I am so excited to be leading a trip this year to Phoenix, Arizona!

Niki Golchini

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Hey y'all! My name is Niki and I am a 3rd year Human Biology and Society major with a minor in Spanish. I have been in AB for my entire time at UCLA! My first year I participated in the Mass Incarceration site and in my second year I led the Raging Hormones site where we explored women's health, sexuality, and reproductive rights. I enjoy trying new desserts, going on runs, and watching live comedy shows in LA. I am excited to be a co-site leader for the Mass Incarceration site this year and to expand my knowledge about our societal infrastructures that perpetuate oppression and disenfranchisement.

Aedra Li

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My name is Aedra and I am currently in my 4th year at UCLA, where I major in Sociology with a pre-dental focus! In my free time I like to crochet, bake desserts, and watch documentaries! Last year I participated in the Raging Hormones site where we focused on the barriers that confront women and individuals within LGBT+ communities as they navigate the healthcare system. The knowledge I gained from the community partners we worked with on the site enabled me to widen my perspective and reflect on how to proactively resist oppressive practices.