Read about our lovely staff.

Phuong Nguyen

Patient Care Coordinator / Medical Assistant

Phuong (she/her/hers) is a native of the Bay Area. She received her bachelor's in Molecular and Cell Biology, Immunology and Pathogenesis emphasis from the University of California, Berkeley, in May 2022. Phuong is dedicated to promoting equity in the academic setting. During her undergraduate years, she took on the role of an academic tutor specializing in General and Applied Chemistry, supporting community college students of all ages. Outside of school, Phuong has a life-long dedication to boba. Previously, she learned how to make more than 40 different drinks from working at a boba store. Phuong aspires to attend medical school in the future, hoping that one day, she will specialize in Emergency Medicine. In her personal time, Phuong enjoys spending time with her family, trying out new food places, playing tennis, getting boba, and sleeping. 

Hilda N. Espinoza, B.S.

Patient Care Coordinator / Medical Assistant

Hilda (she/her/hers) was born in Mexico but considers Southern California home. She received her bachelor's in Human Biology and minor in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego in June 2020. Hilda aspires to go to medical school in the near future and hopes to become an advocate for immigrants and people in marginalized communities. She has previously volunteered as Spanish medical interpreter and clinic coordinator for various organizations. Most recently, she's been an educational coordinator for the organization Spanish in Healthcare at California State University, East Bay. Here, she creates presentations on healthcare policies and major diseases affecting the Latino community. In her personal time, Hilda enjoys gardening, building Legos, listening to true crime podcasts, and going to farmers markets. 

Charlene Chand, B.A.

Medical Assistant

Charlene (she/her/hers) was born in London but grew up in the Bay Area. She attended Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, where she double-majored in politics and philosophy. Currently, Charlene is enrolled in a post-baccalaureate program and is in the process of applying to medical school. Charlene is passionate about health and spirituality. She has experience working as a patient care advocate at UCSF. In addition, Charlene has been undergoing training this past year to become a birth doula. She is excited to assist and support expectant individuals as they prepare to give birth. In her free time, Charlene loves to read, meditate, and attend vinyasa yoga classes.