Ivana Orlovic, Karen Yi, Iris Zhou, Kareena Kevork, Mana Naeim

The Community Service Committee is dedicated to improving the community through dental and non-dental volunteering. Annual events include the Halloween Fair at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica, the Thanksgiving Day Health Fair, and Give Kids a Smile. Past events include beach clean-ups, oral health instruction at homeless shelters, and Griffith Park clean-ups. The committee continues to strive to increase its contribution to the community by targeting specific needs and having more events and participation.


Committee Goals

 

  • Expand our community service outreach beyond dental oral health events to reach different demographics of the community. We plan to host events to bring together the committee chairs to foster togetherness throughout the year, such as Chair Dinners.
  • Host events after community service events such as BBQs to bring together all  the volunteers and reward them for their service. We want to offer a minimum of 2 community service events a quarter, ideally one that is involved in dentistry and one that is not dental related, which serves the local and neighboring communities.
  • Plan to have one event in the works by the end of fall quarter.
  • In social media, we’d like to create a video compilation of our events to publicize our committee. We would like to further expand media outreach to pre-dental students, dentists, and other potential volunteers.
  • In dental supplies, we’d like to implement an organized system where all supplies and the locations of these supplies are accounted for. Therefore, when planning an event the coordinators can easily identify if there are adequate supplies available and, if not, who should be contacted.

Contact

 

When Kareena gets a break from school, she loves spending time with her family and sneaking in a quick yoga session. In her spare time, she loves trying new restaurants and being outdoors. When not studying, Mana loves experimenting in the kitchen baking sweets and pastries, playing with her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, traveling, and spending time with her family. Ivana enjoys traveling and being outdoors. She spends her spare time with family and friends and practices yoga. In her free time, Karen likes to do hot yoga, play badminton, and take long naps. She loves traveling and exploring new places, expecially discovering adventurous hiking trails. Iris enjoys playing tennis and going hiking in her free time, and relies on her daily cup of coffee to stay alive.

Kareena Kevork: kkevork@ucla.edu
Mana Naeim: naeim.mana@gmail.com
Ivana Orlovic: iorlovic@gmail.com
Karen Yi: karenyi122@g.ucla.edu
Iris Zhou: iriszhou@ucla.edu