Meet Our Team

HPAC Advisors

Pre-Health advisors assist UCR students and alumni with health professions career exploration, pre-requisite course selection, how to prepare for professional entrance exams (i.e., MCAT, DAT) assistance with primary and secondary application writing as well other areas surrounding preparing for a career in the health professions.

To meet with a pre-health advisor, please attend the Introduction to Health Professions Workshop (in-person, Zoom or watch via our YouTube channel) and then call or email our front desk at (951) 888-1290 or to schedule a 30-minute appointment.


HPAC Ambassadors

Ambassadors also considered peers and mentors are academically high-achieving third and fourth year students who also have a strong resume of involvement in academic coursework, clubs/orgs., clinical experiences (shadowing, volunteering, working) research and service opportunities. Ambassadors support first year students (and beyond) to explore and discover engagement opportunities.  First year students are encouraged to meet with any ambassador at least once per quarter.

Additionally, ambassadors represent HPAC at admissions and student engagement events such as Discover Day, Highlander Day, Wednesday Nooners, events held by the Division of Undergraduate Education as well as other events that foster student exploration, involvement and learning.  

No appointment is needed to meet with an ambassador.


Please see the table below for Fall 2023 HPAC Ask an Ambassador hours. Click on the link for the time you'd like to enter the Zoom meeting. Please note that AAA Hours are offered virtually on Mondays and Fridays and in-person Tuesday through Thursday.

Winter 2024 HPAC Ask An Ambassador Schedule
Time Monday
9:00am-10:00am Mia   Ethan T.    
10:00AM - 11:00AM  Karim     Catherine L.  
11:00AM-12:00PM Karim   Heathe Catherine L.  
12:00PM-1:00PM Kathryn   Dr. Mericle
1:00PM-2:00PM         Kathryn
2:00-3:00PM Ethan T. Mia Sepand   Ethan W.
3:00PM-4:00PM Catherine C. Alfredo Sepand   Alfredo 
4:00PM-5:00PM Catherine C.   Ethan W.    
5:00PM-6:00PM Kenneth        Kenneth

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Front Desk Student Staff

Student assistants support the HPAC front desk by being the first line of contact in answering and responding to email, phone calls, scheduling appointments, monitoring HPAC social media platforms and welcoming guests into the Center.

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