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Student Ambassadors


James Sagaser

James Sagaser is a volunteer who joined EverythingALS in March 2020, seizing the opportunity to contribute and expand his knowledge of ALS when everything transitioned to an online platform during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eager to make a difference in the medical field, James is set to commence his journey as a medical student at CHSU in the upcoming fall of 2023.



Bella Yarahmadi

Bella Yarahmadi is a graduating senior at USC, majoring in Human Biology. As her family has been personally affected by ALS, she is grateful to have found this community. In being part of a determined, compassionate, and innovative team, she is hoping to apply her experiences towards a future in medicine and is fulfilled in being able to establish real patient connections.



Lily Xia

Lily is a senior at the University of Southern California studying human biology and aims for a future career as a physician. She currently works as a medical assistant at a private practice and as a cell biology research assistant at the USC School of Gerontology. She joined EverythingALS in 2021 to learn more about ALS by building relationships with those affected by the disease, and hopes to contribute to improving how ALS is diagnosed and treated.

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Alex McKnight

Alexandra McKnight is a senior at Wake Forest University, majoring in Health and Exercise Science with a minor in Chemistry. On campus, Alexandra is the Alumni Director for the campus-wide Hit The Bricks philanthropic event that fundraises for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund. She also serves as a member and captain of Wake Forest’s Dance Team, competing yearly at Nationals and cheering on her fellow sports teams. 

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Olivia Manogaran

Hi I’m Olivia. I’m from Toronto, Canada and I’m currently studying biology. I joined ALS because I am able to foster connections with patients and raise awareness about ALS. 

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Casey Duan

Casey graduated from the University of Southern California and hopes to pursue a career in medicine. She joined EverythingALS during her first year at USC and found EALS to be one of her most meaningful involvements these last few years. She is excited to engage with you all and to continue growing our EALS community!



Bryan Truong 

Bryan Truong recently graduated with a BA in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin. He has been with EverythingALS for about a year now and is honored to obtain leadership and professional experience while engaged in this environment. He is excited to begin his journey as an EverythingALS Fellow!



Judy Chae

My name is Judy Chae, and I am a senior at USC majoring in Human Biology. I was born in South Korea, but grew up in Irvine, CA for the most part. I joined EALS because I wanted to partake in research and ongoing studies that are able to make real-time impact in those struggling with ALS. To be a part of long-term research with tangible changes has always been my goal, and EALS is an amazing opportunity for it!

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Karina Parikh 

My name is Karina Parikh and I am a rising junior at the University of Southern California. I am pursuing a B.S. in Human Biology, while also working towards a M.S. in Global Medicine. I am currently part of a few different pre-health organizations on campus and I participate in research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. 

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