About CAL BMES

BMES hosts professional development events, workshops, formal dinners, tutorials, panels, and everything in between! Many of these events are open to the general public. We also spend time hanging out as a club playing games, traveling, volunteering, or just eating food together. Our goal is to ensure our club members’ success in the world of bioengineering and/or biotechnology; this could manifest in a research position, an internship, a job offer, or even a new best friend! Our five distinct committees help members to find their own idea of success, whatever that might look like to them.

meet the 2024 - 2025 Officers

Our hardworking, dedicated officer team ensures BMES is able to function well. Get to know each officer below!

yoga kanneboina

President

calbmes.president@gmail.com

Hi! I’m Josh, and I’m a 4th year bioengineering major and data science minor. Within bioengineering, I am interested in devices used in healthcare such as surgical robotics and prosthetics. I am also interested in applying machine learning to bioinformatics. Outside of academics, catch me at RSF playing basketball occasionally (and sometimes swimming). Some of my other hobbies include watching random shows ranging from different anime to Drake & Josh, going on spontaneous adventures with friends, and playing games. Feel free to reach out to me about anything, and I look forward to meeting new people!

josh reyes

Co-vice President

calbmes.vp@gmail.com

jas escobedo

Co-vice President

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anna pingol

Treasurer

calbmes.treasurer@gmail.com

esther chu

SeCRETARY

calbmes.secretary@gmail.com

travis gee

INTERNAL OPERATIONS CHAIR

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jasper nguyen

external Relations Chair

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stacey yoo

general member co-chair

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chimkasinma mbakwe

general member co-chair

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nate lopez

Public RElations Chair

calbmes.pr@gmail.com

aryan dwivedi

academic co-chair

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melissa theodorus

academic co-chair

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priyanka ray

BioE Banquet co-chair

calbmes.bioebanquet@gmail.com

Hi Everyone! My name is Stanley and I’m a third year bioengineering student from San Marino, California. I’m super excited to be one of BMES’ Banquet Committee Chairs along with my amazing partner in crime Priyanka! I am currently interested in learning more about medical devices and exploring ways we can improve diagnostic tools and systems. On my free time, you can probably find me at dance practice (#mainstacks #kairos), grabbing food/boba, or studying with friends in Esh. I also love musical theater, hiking (pls I need a hiking buddy), music, and graphic design. I’m super excited for everything we have in store for Banquet Committee this year and I can’t wait to meet you all!

stanley wong

BioE Banquet co-chair

calbmes.bioebanquet@gmail.com

Hello! I’m Chloe, and I’m a third-year bioengineering major with a concentration in cell and tissue engineering and medical devices. I am one of the corporate committee cochairs alongside Julie, and we’re excited for what our committee has to offer this year! My interests currently lie in cancer therapeutic technologies, and hopefully, I can further explore this passion in the industry post-undergrad. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music and doing anything active- running, bouldering, pickleball, hiking, you name it! I’m looking forward to getting to know everybody, and please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or would like to chat!

chloe giang

Corporate co-chair

calbmes.corporate@gmail.com

Hey, I’m Julie! I’m a junior, majoring in bioengineering with a focus on gene editing. I’m excited to be the Corporate Committee Co-Chair with Chloe and meet you all this year. One of my favorite memories from BMES have been from company tours hosted by the Corporate Committee so I hope you all enjoy it this year as much as I did. My hobbies include pottery, painting, and working out. Please feel free to reach out whenever you want to chat about any of these stuff!

julie jin

corporate co-chair

calbmes.corporate@gmail.com

erik lopez

design co-chair

calbmes.design@gmail.com

nehal singhal

design co-chair

calbmes.design@gmail.com

jenna patel

outreach co-chair

calbmes.outreach@gmail.com

zachary zane

outreach co-chair

calbmes.outreach@gmail.com