Karen Draper

  • Staff Advisor, All Health Professions
Karen recently graduated with a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology degree. While she is not a transfer student, she did get her Associated Degree in Arts and Humanities when she graduated high school. She hopes to go to dental school. She became a staff advisor Summer 2019, but was previously a peer advisor and 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. 

Claudia Tang

  • Dentistry, Optometry, and Public Health
Claudia is a peer advisor for Dentistry. She is a fourth year majoring in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior and minoring in Chinese. In addition to being a pre-dental peer advisor, Claudia has also been involved with planning the UC Davis Pre-Health Conference for the past 2 years as the Chair of Health Professions and the Assistant Coordinator of Interactive Programming. Furthermore, she is currently working at the Veterinary Institute for Regenerative Cures, helping to manage the department website and social media page. This past summer, she attended the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) at the University of Washington, Seattle as a dental scholar. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering with the Davis Aggie Lions Club, playing volleyball, and baking.