Peer Advisors

Karen Draper

  • Peer Advisor, All Health Professions
Karen recently graduated with a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology degree. She obtained her Associates Degree in Arts and Humanities. She hopes to go to dental school. In addition to being a peer advisor she was a co-coordinator for the Pre-Health Ambassador Network (PHAN) an organization within HPA. She also helped found and coordinate the High School Pre-Health Symposium. Karen attended the 2018 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event in Orlando where she saw a mock interview and spoke with dental school admissions representatives. She also volunteers at dental events whenever she can. 
Office Hours
Summer Sessions
Mondays - Wednesdays, Fridays: 8 am - 5 pm

Please note that Drop-In Advising is T/W/R from 1 - 5 pm.

Zeltzin Serrano

  • Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Chiropractic Medicine
Zeltzin is a Third-Year English major with a possible emphasis on Creative Writing, and she hopes to become a Podiatrist one day. She works at HPA as a Peer Advisor for Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, and Chiro pre-requisites and experiences. She is currently an ambassador for the Pre-Health Ambassador Network (PHAN). In her free time, she enjoys painting, reading, spending time with friends, and binge-watching Netflix shows.
Office Hours
Summer Session II TBD

Ekaterina (Katia) Dadgar

  • Medicine, Dentistry, Gap Year Plans
Katia was a transfer student who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She hopes to attend medical school and study podiatry. She advises for MD, DO, DPM, Dentistry, and gap year(s) plans. She is part of the 2019 Pre-Health Conference team as the Logistics Coordinator. She also has participated in other activities and clubs such as Global Medical Brigades, tutoring services, Shifa Community Clinic, and Health Related Internships at UCDMC.
Office Hours
Please note drop-in advising is T/W/R from 1 - 5 pm.

Mai Yer Thao

  • Physician Assistant and Nursing
Mai Yer Thao is a fourth year Biological Psychology major advising for Pre-PA and Pre-Nursing. She is interested in becoming a Physician Assistant in the future. Mai Yer is a member of the Pre-Health Ambassador Network at HPA and coordinator of the UC Davis High School Symposium. Outside of work, she actively participates in community service events with the UC Davis Undergraduate Psychology Association and plays tennis with the club team on campus.

Huda Nauman

  • Medicine and Nursing
Huda is a third-year Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior major who hopes to attend medical school in the future. At HPA, she advises for medicine and nursing, and is a part of the Pre-Health Ambassador Network. She is also currently a volunteer at the UC Davis Medical Center and mentor for the UC Davis CBS Mentorship Program. In her free time, Huda enjoys drawing, spending time with her friends, and cooking.
Office Hours
Summer Session 1
Monday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Summer Session 2
Monday: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Tuesday: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please note that Drop-In Advising is T/W/R from 1 - 5 pm.

Jacob Gomez

  • Medicine
Jacob recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior, with a minor in Environmental Toxicology. He hopes to begin medical school in 2020 and is in the application process. He advises for Pre-Med students and has attended multiple HPA events like MMI practice, MedPrep, and Pre-Med Bootcamp. Jacob has had extensive patient interaction as an undergraduate working for the Bayanihan Clinic at UC Davis and Yolo Hospice. He loves to cook, run, dance, and listen to music in his free time.
Office Hours
Summer Session
Mondays - Thursdays: 8am-2pm
Friday: All day
Please note that Drop-Ins are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1 - 5 pm.

Lillian Wu

  • Physician Assistant and Nursing
Lillian is a second year Biopsychology major. She hopes to attend PA school and go into OB/GYN or Family Medicine. Outside of advising for HPA, she is part of the UC Davis Pre-Health Conference Leadership Team as the Social Media & Web Coordinator. She also actively participates in service events through her involvement in her pre-health sorority. In her free time, she loves to walk her dog, exercise, cook, and spend time with friends and family. 
Office Hours
Summer Session I:
Mondays and Thursdays: 8 am - 5 pm
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 12 pm - 5 pm

Summer Session II:
Mondays: 8 am - 5 pm
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 12 pm - 5 pm

Please note that Drop-In Advising is T/W/R from 1 - 5 pm.