Project Director:

  • Jessica Chacon, Ph.D.


  • Ester Rodriguez, M.D.

Community Health Workers (Promotores)

  • Laura Renovato
  • Leticia Favela

Liaison/ main communication with local and national schools

  • Faculty: Jose Manual DelaRosa, M.D.
  • Staff: Loretta Flores

Webpage development, social media maintenance and launch

  • Faculty Moderator: Cynthia Perry, Ph.D. and Jessica Chacon, Ph.D.
  • Students:
  • Jacquelin Rodriguez
  • Suzette Jimenez
  • Yathip (Mindy) Chokpapone
  • Gera Alvarez

Overview of SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19

  • Faculty Moderator: Jorge Cervantes, M.D./Ph.D.
  • Students:
  • Haya Najjar
  • Sara Mansour
  • Blake Mireles
  • Emily Bateman

Different Types and Importance of Testing, How and Where to Get Tested

  • Faculty Moderator: Curt Pfarr, Ph.D.
  • Students:
  • Shravya Kichena
  • Alan Guzman

Coping With Stress During the Pandemic

  • Faculty moderators: Melanie Longhurst, Ph.D and Herb Janssen, Ph.D
  • Students:
  • Luz Luna
  • Emily Bateman
  • Thomas Chavez
  • Benjamin Trinh
  • Ryan Floresca

Symptoms and Preventative Measures for SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 in Children and Adults

  • Faculty moderator: Niti Manglik, M.D.


  • Seyed (Ali) Khalafi
  • Ryan Floresca


Care Tips at Home for SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19

  • Faculty Moderator: Houriya Ayoubieh, M.D.


  • Shubhang Bhalla
  • Joshua Perez

Dispelling Myths Regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine

       Faculty Moderators: Jessica Chacon, Ph.D and Jorge Cervantes, M.D./Ph.D.


  • Mark Shahinian
  • Kristen Helmsdoerfer
  • Keshav Bharadwaj
  • Abdallah Yazadi
  • Kei Takigawa
  • Carlos Bouchot
  • Sarah Johnson
  • Seyed (Ali) Khalafi