MEET COVID COMMUNITY CARE

These are the organizers who coordinate our child care, tutoring, and advocacy projects.

LEADERSHIP

Ryan Cieslikowski

Co-Founder &

Executive Director

When COVID hit I was at Stanford where I study International Relations, Human Rights, and Inequality. Once we were told to go home because of the outbreak, I felt like I had to do something to help. 

Olivia Frary

Co-Founder & Communications Director

Hi! I'm Olivia, a Political Science major at USC. We're living in a historic time and how we help others is what will be remembered. Coming home to Palm Desert, CA, I knew I had to try my best to make a difference!

Jeffrey Morales

Co-Founder & Technical Director

Hello, I’m Jeffrey Morales. I’m a second year at UCSD from the Coachella Valley. With a pandemic disrupting every part of our lives, I am proud to be a part of this team who is trying to do our part in the fight against COVID-19.

Emon Shaaf

Co-Founder & Child Care Director

Hello, my name is Emon Shaaf and I’m a second year studying Psychobiology at UCLA. During times like these it is very important for everyone to come together and help one another. 

Rico Meghnagi

Co-Founder 

Hi, I’m Rico and I’m a Palm Desert local  just trying to make a positive impact on my community especially in the midst of such unprecedented and uncertain times. 

ADVOCACY TEAM

Maxwell Fisher

Advocacy Director

TUTORING ORGANIZERS

Pasha Mehranpour

Tutoring Director

My name is Pasha Mehranpour, I'm from San Diego, CA, and I'm a second year Human Biology major at UCSD. During this time, I believe that it is essential to provide support like this to all of the medical workers who put themselves at risk in order to keep us healthy. 

Sarah Mohedin

Tutoring Management Coordinator

Sena Sadri

Tutoring Management Coordinator

Hello! My name is Sena Sadri. I am a Biology Major at the University of California, Riverside. I feel like joining Covid Community Care is the least I could do for all the medical workers that are in the front lines, trying to battle this disease. I, myself, aspire to be a medical worker in the future and I know I would have definitely benefitted from a service like CCC if I was in their situations today.

CHILD CARE ORGANIZERS

COACHELLA VALLEY

Dessa Keuilian

Coachella Valley Child Care Branch Director

Hello! I am a Political Science major at UCLA from Palm Desert, California. Coronavirus is a rare and devastating crisis whose effects hurt us all. I’m so excited to be part of Covid Child Care and help alleviate the pain caused by this virus in my hometown.

Patricia Dan

Coachella Valley Child Care Team Member

Hi! I’m Patricia Dan, an Urban Studies and Planning student at UCSD. Now more than ever, the demands from our public health infrastructures are at an all time high. It’s a stressful situation for medical workers, but fortunately there’s power in our communities to help with that. No contribution is too small when we come together at CCC.

Danielle Hjerpe

Coachella Valley Child Care Team Member

Hi, I’m Danielle and I’m going into my second year at Loyola Marymount University. I grew up in La Quinta and want to give back to my community by relieving a small portion of the stress that our medical workers are facing during this pandemic!

Ellen McGihon

Coachella Valley Child Care Team Member

Hi! My name is Ellen McGihon and I’m from Palm Desert, CA. I am currently studying Musical Theatre at Marymount Manhattan College in NYC. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to give back to my hometown community as a member of this team, helping the heroic medical workers on the frontlines of this pandemic.

SAN DIEGO

Elijah Liu

San Diego Child Care Branch Director

I’m Elijah Liu, a UCI graduate with a Bachelor’s in Music currently in San Diego completing Pre-medical requisites. My passion for health and mental wellness begins with giving back to the community and advocating for those in need. By offering a lending hand alongside the CCC team, I aim to provide support for our healthcare workers, so that they can be where they are needed most to help bring an end to this pandemic.

Rena Khodaverdi

San Diego Child Care

Team Member

My name is Rena Khodaverdi, and I am a sophomore at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA. I am a Psychology and Music double majorI believe it is important to give back to medical workers who work hard to keep our communities safe. 

Spencer Rivera

San Diego Child Care

Team Member

I’m Spencer Rivera, and I attend the University of California San Diego majoring in Microbiology. I am from Palm Desert and working for the San Diego branch. I have had a passion for healthcare since I was a child, so I was drawn to this cause.

Cami Balagtas

San Diego Child Care

Team Member

Hi! I’m Cami, a Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior major at UC Davis. After coming home to San Diego and seeing how much this pandemic was affecting the quality of care and education for our students and children, I was inspired to get to work! I’m proud to be a part of an organization that makes such an impact.

David Du

San Diego Child Care

Team Member

My name is David Du. Born and raised in San Diego and currently a sophomore at UCSD studying Human Biology. I wanted to do something that could ease the load for these essential medical workers so I joined CCC. I believe that none of these medical workers should have to worry about tasks we can help with.  

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Aiden Kennedy

San Diego Child Care

Team Member

Hello! My Name is Aiden Kennedy and I am from San Diego. I am currently a Sophomore at UC Santa Barbara studying Molecular Biology. In these unprecedented times, I believe it is extremely important to help our medical workers any way we can so they can continue to keep our communities safe.

LOS ANGELES

Yasi Taghi

Los Angeles Child Care

Branch Co-Director

Hi, my name is Yasi. I am a recent graduate from UCLA, with a major in Neuroscience and a minor in Global Health. I joined CCC because I wanted to give back to our hard working medical workers especially during unprecedented times like this. 

Bella Nehorayan

Los Angeles Child Care Branch Co-Director

Hello! I am from Los Angeles and am currently a second year Human Biology major at UCSD. During such trying times, it is important to give back to our hardworking medical workers in any way we can. I am so happy to be working alongside other students who have the same passion for volunteering and helping the community as I do.

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Shawn Keshmir

Los Angeles Child Care

Team Member

Hello, my name is Shawn Keshmir and I am a junior at UCLA studying to go to medical school in hopes of becoming an orthopedic surgeon. CCC is a wonderful program that sheds a bright light on our current social state. I am Forever proud to help my community in whatever means necessary.

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Mireya Cervantes

Los Angeles Child Care

Team Member

Hi, I'm Mireya and I graduated UCLA last summer. I am currently working as a medical scribe in Santa Monica and volunteer in Pomona. I want to provide additional help to medical professionals during this rough time through CCC.

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Sophia Jensen

Los Angeles Child Care

Team Member

Hello! I'm majoring in Human Biology and Earth Science at USC, and I’m from Palos Verdes, CA! As the daughter of a front-line doctor, I have a first-hand experience with how challenging the coronavirus pandemic is; it means everything to me to give back to medical workers now more than ever. It's my dream to become a doctor one day!

ORANGE COUNTY

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Mina Bigdeli

Orange County Child Care Branch Director

Hi! I am a senior at UCLA studying Sociology and Digital Humanities. I am from Mission Viejo, California. Many of our healthcare heroes need help with child care and even as basic a task as grocery shopping. It’s up to us, their neighbors, to reciprocate their selflessness

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Sana Abbaali

Orange County Child Care Team Member

Hi! I am a student at USC studying Political Science and I am from Fullerton, California. I am passionate about helping this outreach program because I believe that we should all come together to help those in need in times of crisis.

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Asma Rehmann

Orange County Child Care Team Member

Hello! I am a senior at UCSD studying Biology. I am from Anaheim Hills, California. This pandemic has been a tough time for everyone so knowing we are helping healthcare workers who risk their lives everyday since COVID-19 started is the reason why I joined CCC. I have always been passionate about healthcare and giving back so in a time like this we should help as much as we can.

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Jacq Banal

Orange County Child Care Team Member

I’m studying Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing at San Diego State University. I’m a part of the OC Branch, and I joined this team because I wanted to provide support to the front liners who are constantly making sacrifices to keep all of us safe.

RENO

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Michelle Cao

Reno Child Care Director

Hi there! I was born and raised in Reno, Nevada and am currently studying Public Health and Business Administration here at the University of Nevada, Reno! During the peak of the pandemic, I was working at my local hospital and was able to witness the panic that the pandemic brought upon both our medical workers and its patients. This is why I believe that CCC is essential to help our medical workers with their at home lives, so that our medical works can focus their attention at work on the dire public health issues.

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Gary Nguyen

Reno Child Care Team Member

Hi! My name’s Gary and I’m a sophomore and a Biology Major/Nutrition Minor at the University of Nevada, Reno. I’m aspiring to be a physician and hope to help people through the CCC during these difficult times.

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Paige Nelson

Reno Child Care Team Member

Hello! My name is Paige Nelson and I’m a sophomore studying neuroscience at UNR. Being from Reno, I look forward to helping bring CCC to our community to support those who have been working so tirelessly to keep us safe during these uncertain times.

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Jacob Scioli

Reno Child Care Team Member

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Victoria Orozco

Reno Child Care Team Member

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Isabel Moh

Reno Child Care Team Member

Hi! My name is Isabel and I am a freshman studying biochemistry with a psychology minor at the University of Nevada, Reno. Through this pandemic, I have seen the toll it has taken on healthcare workers; I hope through CCC, I am able to help support and give back to the community.

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Alyssa Sy

Reno Child Care Team Member

Hi! My name is Alyssa Sy and I am a double major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Nevada- Reno. I currently work in the health care field and have first hand witnessed the toll it has taken on my fellow coworkers who are tirelessly working long hours in their careers and struggling to adapt to online school and babysitting for their children. Hence why I believe that the efforts of all our wonderful volunteers and the work we do here at this organization is crucial during these tough times.

SACRAMENTO

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Zahra Ghazal Amiri

Sacramento Child Care Branch Director

Hi everyone! My name is Ghazal, a UCI Alum from Sacramento. Amid this global outbreak, it’s a stressful time for those who work in the front lines of health care. Now more than ever, it’s important for the rest of us to search for ways to help provide the support they need. I'm beyond excited to be part of CCC and show my support and gratitude.

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Villy Bhagat

Sacramento Child Care

Team Member

Hello, My name is Villy Bhagat and I am a senior majoring in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology at UC Davis. I’m so thankful to the essential workers who are keeping our families safe during these uncertain times. I am a part of CCC because I believe I need to give back to medical workers by helping them out in any way possible. I am determined to help, keep their families safe, and give them peace of mind by providing safe, reliable, and free child care.

LOGAN

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Andy Anderson

Logan Child Care Branch   Co-Director

Hi! I'm currently a junior at Utah State University and majoring in Human Biology. In the near future, I plan on attending medical school and one day being able to become an Emergency Medicine physician. I joined CCC both to give thanks to our dedicated and selfless medical workers on the front lines, as well as to do my part in helping my community recover from this pandemic.

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Anna Kazanchev

Logan Child Care Branch   Co-Director

Hi! I’m Anna and I am a biology major at USU on the track to becoming a pediatrician. I’m honored to be part of the CCC team as we support medical workers and the growth and wellbeing of children.

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Sidney von Neiderhausern

Logan Child Care Team Member

Hi! My name is Sidney von Niederhausern and I am a senior at Utah State University studying Chemistry with an emphasis in Biochemistry. After my undergrad, I'm hoping to attend pharmacy school. Covid Childcare is an amazing organization and I'm glad I get to stay local and help my community. I feel honored to be able to help those in need during these difficult times. 

SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM

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Abigail Han

Graphic Designer

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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