Meet the Team

Alexa Azuara, BS | Administrative & Finance Officer

Alexa Azuara, BS, is a 
UC San Diego graduate where she studied Human Biology. She works as a research fellow and clinical trials coordinator in the department of radiation oncology at UC San Diego. She enjoys working on projects aimed at serving underserved and minority populations. Other interests include traveling, trying new food, and spending time with her son.

​Jim Murphy, MD, MS, is an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at UC San Diego, and he runs a cancer outcomes research laboratory focusing on improving cancer care quality and addressing health disparities, among many other areas of research. Other interests include palliative care, cycling, surfing, and spending time with family.
James Murphy, MD, MS | Faculty Lead

Kelly Fernandez, BA | Administrative Assistant

​Kelly Fernandez, BA, is a UC Los Angeles graduate where she studied Sociology. She works as a Research Administrative Assistant at the department of radiation oncology at UC San Diego. She is very passionate about volunteer work and serving underrepresented communities. Other interests include working out, traveling, and social justice.

Robert Casey Mundt (you can just call him Casey) is a college student working part time in the radiation oncology research lab at UC San Diego. His primary focus as of now is to complete his bachelors degree. His hobbies include working out at the gym, volunteering, and keeping up with the newest games and movies.

Robert Casey Mundt | Brand & Web Designer

​Leadership Alumni

Ekene Akabike, BA | 2018 Program Fellow

Ekene Akabike is a medical student at UC San Diego and a member of UCSD School of Medicine's PRIME-HEq (Program in Medical Education - Health Equity). As someone who has multiple identities regarding minority status and under-representation in the fields of medicine and S.T.E.M., she enjoys undergoing activities that provide opportunities to encourage others to pursue their goals and aspirations in areas that need more diverse populations. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking, binge-watching the latest Netflix craze, and traveling.​

​Dan Seible, MD, is a senior radiation oncology resident at UC San Diego with research interests in defining and addressing language disparities in cancer care among the Hispanic underserved. Other interests include outdoor adventures with his wife and two kids, mentoring, surfing, and reading epic fantasy.

Daniel Seible, MD | Director

Elena Sojourner, BS | Communications Officer

​Elena Sojourner, BS, is a recent graduate of UC San Diego where she studied Neuroscience and Physiology. She now works as a research assistant in a radiation oncology lab at UC San Diego. She is interested in becoming a physician and doing research to combat health disparities. Other interests include cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

​Cristal Vieyra is a first generation junior nursing student at SDSU and is interested in becoming a Nurse Practitioner focused on improving health disparities in patient care. In her spare time, she likes to give back to prospective first generation college students, hike, play volleyball, and spend time with family.

Cristal Vieyra | Operations Officer

Nic Villaneuva, MD | Curriculum Chair

Nicolas Villanueva, MD is a 3rd year Hematology/Oncology Fellow and Chief Fellow at UC San Diego. His research interests are in clinical investigation of targeted and immune therapies for advanced non-small cell lung cancer. His other interests include coffee, cooking, traveling, and rooting for his favorite baseball team, the Atlanta Braves.