University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Benson Wong (Treasurer)
Benson is a 2nd year dental student at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. When he's not in school (mainly the sim lab), Benson likes to hike, boulder, lift weights, play/watch basketball, and spend time and try new restaurants with his friends and family. He was borned and raised in San Francisco but he attended the University of California, Irvine in Orange County for undergrad, where he got his bachelors in Biological Sciences. Benson is excited to promote self-care to his fellow peers through an active lifestyle while managing the rigors of dental school.
Ethan Nguyen (Public Relations Chair)
Ethan is a 2nd year dental student at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He attended the University of the Pacific’s campus in Stockton as part of their 3+3 accelerated pre-dental program. He grew up in San Jose, CA and enjoys exploring and traveling. He believes in the importance of getting outside and taking a break from school in order to stay sharp and focused. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, playing golf, and walking around the city!
Julianna Xie (Co-VP of Philanthropy)
Julianna is a 2nd year dental student at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. She grew up in Cupertino and swam competitively for 11 years but did not truly appreciate the benefits of exercise until starting dental school. Here, she loves to go to the gym daily to enjoy the natural endorphins and mental health benefits that come with lifting weights. She recently became an aspiring yogi who enjoys both practicing at home and taking classes. She also likes the opportunities to strengthen her social bonds through group fitness activities, such as doing a 30 day yoga challenge with her housemate or going scenic hikes with friends.
Kathleen Chung (Co-VP of Philanthropy)
Kathleen is a 2nd year dental student at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. She grew up in Orange County and studied Public Health Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. Down in Southern California, she enjoyed walking, swimming, and hiking in Laguna Beach. In order to relieve her stress and keep a balanced healthy lifestyle throughout her first year of dental school, she continued her passion in weightlifting. Kathleen is extremely excited to work with Medicine in Motion in hopes of promoting health, wellness, and fitness amongst other students!
Madison Zordilla (First Year Rep)
Madison is a 1st-year dental student at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. She grew up in Arcadia, CA before attending California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo for undergrad. Madi enjoys long walks and lifting at the gym, but her favorite way to stay in shape is to play sports outdoors with friends, such as pickleball, Spikeball, football, volleyball, soccer, etc. Organizing group events is something she loves to do, and she cannot wait to plan events for her dental school classmates! Madi is deeply inspired by the mission of Medicine in Motion and cannot wait to inspire her peers to maintain a balance between physical and mental health while attending dental school.
Pauline Tran (Secretary)
Pauline is a 2nd year dental student at University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. She was born and raised in San Jose, CA and studied Environmental Toxicology and Chicano Studies at UC Davis. (Go Aggies!) When she’s not in clinic or studying for exams, you can find her working out at the gym, exploring the city’s local food scene and trying new happy hour spots, and jamming out to her favorite DJ’s in the city!
Sarah Takahashi (Co-VP of Events)
Sarah is a 2nd year dental student at the University of Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. She grew up in Pleasanton, CA and attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT where she played collegiate ice hockey and majored in Neuroscience and Biology. In her free time Sarah enjoys cooking, running, playing ice hockey and spending time with friends and family. She looks forward to working with Medicine in Motion to promote the importance of both mental and physical wellness!
Stephanie Okamura (President)
Stephanie is a 2nd year dental student at the University of the Pacific. She grew up in the Fresno area, specifically Reedley, CA and enjoyed playing tennis and softball in her youth. She moved to San Diego in 2012 where she attended UCSD for undergrad, after which, she worked in biotech for 4 years. During this time, her interest in fitness was sparked and she enjoyed hiking, bouldering, and powerlifting in her free time. Now, she wants to spread the joy of fitness and movement to others!
Wonjoon Choi (Co-VP of Events)
John is a 2nd year dental student at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Prior to starting dental school, he grew up in Pacific Grove, California, and went to University of the Pacific, Stockton campus majoring in BIological Sciences. He enjoys hiking and running outside, appreciating the scenery. Among his busy schedules, he finds running along the Embarcadero a great way to relax and destress. He is excited to be part of Medicine in Motion and wishes to share the fun experience with the student body.