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Undergraduate Project Advisors & Tutors

  • Daniel John

    Daniel John

    Daniel is a third-year Bioengineering: Biotechnology student minoring in Political Science. He joined Global Ties in the fall quarter of his first year through ENG100D, and also contributed to the Cruz Roja project in the spring. Daniel is involved in the founding of a non-profit and efforts to improve refugee disparities in San Diego, and is currently working on improving medical care in third-world settings. In his free time, Daniel enjoys hiking, playing spikeball, watching sports, and reading.
  • Joyce Qi

    Joyce Qi

    Joyce is a fourth-year studying International Business with a minor in Design. She took ENG 100D during her first year as her first design course and fell in love with the design process, the creativity, and ultimately, the ability to help others. She got the opportunity to work with Animal Pad, a local animal shelter in San Diego, and help in designing an e-commerce platform for their website. In her free time, Joyce enjoys watching movies, hiking, and spending quality time with friends and family.
  • Megan Mossaad

    Megan Mossaad

    Megan is a fourth-year Computer Science major. She took ENG 100D her sophomore year where she was a part of team Shelter Box. She then took ENG 100L where she was a part of team Diabeatit, which she loved so much she decided to join again for a second quarter. Because of these courses she has a new passion for human-centered design and wants to incorporate these learned skills into her future career. In her free time she loves to spend time with friends and family and her hobbies include drawing and painting.
  • Kassidy Wade

    Kassidy Wade

    Kassidy is a fourth-year Global Health major with a minor in Biology. She is the assistant to the Executive Director of The Center for Global Sustainable Development, Dr. Mandy Bratton. Although she is not an engineer, she is very passionate about social issues such as: women's health, healthcare disparities, climate change, the HIV/AIDs epidemic, homelessness, healthy aging, to just name a few. She is an aspiring doctor and entrepreneur that would like to create her own non-profit one day. She hopes that her experience with Global TIES will further prepare her for doing so. Her other roles include: a research assistant at the Stein Institute for Research on Aging and a volunteer in the Labor & Delivery Department at UCSD Health. In her spare time, she is traveling, hiking, or exploring on her vespa!
  • Albert Chang

    Albert Chang

    Albert is a third-year mechanical engineering major with a minor in climate change studies working at the intersection of renewable energy, sustainable development, community engagement, and energy equity. He was always interested in sustainability, but only recently found out about human-centered design at a conference during his freshman year. Since then, Albert has worked with others and listened to their stories to become a more socially conscious engineer. He enjoys hiking, taking naps, watching anime, and breaking things apart in his free time.
  • Anthony Vivas

    Anthony Vivas

    Anthony Vivas is a fourth-year undergraduate student double majoring in Psychology and Cognitive Science: Design and Interaction with a minor in design. His interests are in Human-Computer Interaction and Human Centered Design. After UCSD, Anthony plans to continue his education through a master’s degree program in Human Factors and Ergonomics.