Current students, prospective students, faculty and staff came together for our second-annual mixer on Monday evening, April 24.

Inside the cozy UCSF Faculty Alumni House, current students joyfully met each other for the first time. Prospective students got caught up in their excitement, asking questions about their experiences and what they’re learning. Faculty and staff happily answered students’ questions while partaking in a wide selection of appetizers and beverages.

Addressing the rapt crowd, Dan Dohan offered up remarks on the origins of the degree and how it has evolved since inception—thanks in no small part to our current cohort! Jaime King spoke next, illuminating three extremely fascinating capstone project topics—from changing legislation to bringing health access to the smallest community. Check back in the coming days for video footage of these remarks. But for now, peruse our photo gallery from the night’s festivities!

 

Kearney Coghlan, reproductive health administrator at UCSF (left), with current student Lisa Lim

Kearney Coghlan, reproductive health administrator at UCSF (left), with current student Lisa Lim

HPL faculty member Janet Coffman (right) explains the coursework with a prospective student.

HPL faculty member Janet Coffman (right) explains the coursework with a prospective student.

Current student Eugenia Bowman (center) speaks with the degree's Dan Dohan (left) and Jessaca Machado.

Current student Eugenia Bowman (center) speaks with the degree’s Dan Dohan (left) and Jessaca Machado.

Degree co-founder Jaime King (left) speaks with a prospective student.

Degree co-founder Jaime King (left) speaks with a prospective student.

Prospective student Colin James shows off his wife's badge.

Prospective student Colin James shows off his wife’s badge.

When current students and prospective students meet, it's all smiles.

When current students and prospective students meet, it’s all smiles.

HPL co-founder Dan Dohan speaks with prospective student Nargis Aslami.

HPL co-founder Dan Dohan speaks with prospective student Nargis Aslami.

From left: Jaime King, Jessaca Machado and a prospective student

From left: Jaime King, Jessaca Machado and a prospective student

Sarah Hooper (right) talks about the program with an interested prospective student

Sarah Hooper (right) talks about the program with an interested prospective student

Current students Leona Rajaee (right) and Lisa Lim share their experiences.

Current students Leona Rajaee (right) and Lisa Lim share their experiences.

Current student Lisa Lim (left) with HPL program analyst Jessaca Machado

Current student Lisa Lim (left) with HPL program analyst Jessaca Machado

When current students meet in person, it's all smiles!

When current students meet in person, it’s all smiles!

When current students meet in person, it's all smiles—and hugs!

When current students meet in person, it’s all smiles—and hugs!

Gregg Cochran (right) enjoying a stimulating conversation with a prospective student

Gregg Cochran (right) enjoying a stimulating conversation with a prospective student

Dan Dohan (right) chatting it up with a student

Dan Dohan (right) chatting it up with a student

 

Prospective student Melissa Center is all smiles.

Prospective student Melissa Center is all smiles.

Jaime King enjoying seeing current and prospective students interacting with each other

Jaime King enjoying seeing current and prospective students interacting with each other

Dan Dohan rapt in conversation

Dan Dohan rapt in conversation

Dan Dohan and Jaime King welcoming a prospective student to the event

Dan Dohan and Jaime King welcoming a prospective student to the event

When two current students finally meet: Leona Rajaee (left) and Nauvanie Xavier

When two current students finally meet: Leona Rajaee (left) and Nauvanie Xavier