Our Students & Trainees

The Wallace Center is committed to training and mentoring new leaders in at the intersection of technology, innovation, and MCAH

Aliza Adler

Student-Industry Collaboration

Aliza is an MPH student collaborating with Plan C to help analyze survey data from their Self-Managed Abortion Buddy training course. She is also aiding in the creation of a new set of surveys that will help inform the second iteration of this course.

Emma Anderson

Graduate Student Researcher

Emma is an MPH student working with the Wallace Center on their communications strategy (social media, newsletter, and events) and r/abortion research.

Renee Clark

Graduate Student Researcher

Renee is a DrPH candidate working on a mixed-methods study of the experiences and perspectives of Clinical Providers and Payors during the postpartum period.

Marisol De Ornelas

Graduate Student Researcher

Marisol is a DrPH student focused on studying novel interventions aimed at improving MCAH and health equity. Marisol helps lead research efforts with the Wallace Center's research partners at Alameda Health System.

Eliza Dolgins

Undergraduate Summer Intern

Eliza is a recent UC Berkeley graduate working with the Wallace Center on a mixed-methods study of an online health community for abortion.

Leilani Hernandez 

Undergraduate Student Researcher 

Leilani is working on an evaluation of Highland Hospital's BEloved Birth Black Centering project. 

Iddoshe Hirpa


Iddoshe is a postbacc student, doula, and prenatal yoga teacher interested in addressing racial disparities in maternal and infant health. She supports Wallace Center research in partnership with the Alameda Health System's Beloved Birth Black Centering program. 

Sabrina Li

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Sabrina is a current senior working with Dr. Lindsay Parham to investigate perimenopause and collaborate with the menopause app Clue to better understand the menopausal transition and the risk factors associated with it.

Betsy Pleasants

Graduate Student Researcher

Betsy is a DrPH student working on a mixed-methods study of an online health community for abortion, in collaboration with the Wallace Center and the Berkeley Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability.

Yucca Phun

Undergraduate Summer Intern

Yucca is a current senior majoring in Public Health. Over the summer, she worked with Betsy and Lindsay with the r/abortion and r/birthcontrol projects.

Ijeoma Uche

MPH Summer Intern 2022

Ijeoma is a 2nd year MPH student creating a digital platform to improve perinatal care for BIPOC women and birthing people while helping parents regain their trust in hospitals and providers.

Serena Wang 

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Serena is a current third-year studying Public Health and Data Science. She is working with Dr. Sylvia Guendelman to investigate maternity provider and patient practices/priorities in the postpartum.