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Meet the Diversity and Inclusion Team

The Dream Office has a close knit team of staff and students who work together to support all students from underrepresented backgrounds during their time at Berkeley Public Health.

Yuridia Hernández-Osorio, MSW

Director of the Dream Office


Yuri is a proud Latina born in Toluca, Mexico, she is an immigrant, first-generation student, and daughter of immigrants. Yuri earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from University of Portland and earned her master’s degree from University of Michigan. Yuri has extensive experience in university-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion (D, E, & I) work. Her passion, work, and academic research is in increasing access and support for QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color) populations, minoritized students, first generation, and undocumented students. Prior to her extensive career in academia Yuri worked in non-profit working as a community organizer and legal program coordinator. She is subject expert on DACA, undocumented, and immigrant populations. In her spare time, she serves on the Alumni Board of Governors for University of Michigan School of Social Work and is the Vice President for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Alumni Chapter at the University of Portland. Her hobbies include traveling, watching movies, and making beaded jewelry.

Hillary Nguyen

Biostatistics Tutor


I was raised in Little Saigon, a Vietnamese community in Orange County. I graduated from UC San Diego with a BS in Public Health and a minor in Environmental Policy. My research experience has largely focused on healthy aging, sedentary behavior, and physical activity among older adults. As a research assistant, I was trained to use various tools to collect data on physical and cognitive measures. I became interested in what comes before and after – study design and data analysis. I am now pursuing education in Epidemiology and Biostatistics to learn how to wield data to drive public health initiatives and promote human wellness. In my free time, I would love to play board/video games, go on long walks, and listen to live music.

Adenike (Nike) Omomukuyo

Retention Assistant


Adenike Omomukuyo is a current third year Master’s in Public Health student at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, concentrating in Maternal and Child Health Nutrition. After graduating from Cornell University with her BS in Human Biology, Health, and Society, she has spent the past five years working in the public health nutrition field as an anti-racist health policy innovator, implementation science researcher, and recovery coach. Her special areas of interests center eating behaviors around socio-ecological stress/trauma and food as medicine reformations. An aspiring pediatric dietician, she aims to transform the nutrition care process of vulnerable BIPOC youth through a health equitable lens that constructs racially intersectional models within treatment settings, offers language for strengths-based/trauma-informed feeding approaches, and ultimately prioritizes community-inclusivity, sustainability, and healing.

Edina Rozi

Marketing & Media Assistant


Hi, I’m Edina Rozi! I am an undergraduate sophomore at UC Berkeley studying Cognitive Science and Media Studies. I love to crochet, knit, cook, bake, and most importantly – design! I am the Dream Office’s Media/Marketing Creator and it is so nice to meet you!

Khanh Thai

Biostatistics Tutor


My name is Khanh Thai and I am an MPH Health Policy and Management student at UC Berkeley. With a background in clinical research and health-systems, I am passionate about addressing unmet medical needs by advancing patients’ access to innovative life-science and digital health therapies. In my free time, I enjoy exploring new hiking trails and restaurants around the Bay Area. If you need a travel recommendation or want to chat about biotech, please reach out!

Kevin Ru

Epidemiology Tutor


Kevin Ru is a second year MPH student in Epidemiology and Biostatistics as well as a NIOSH trainee in the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology program. He earned his BS in Biology with a minor in Society and Genetics at UCLA, where he has a background in social determinants of health and clinical research. He is interested in addressing chronic health disparities across marginalized populations, particularly in relation to occupational settings and exposures. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, playing video games, and trying new food spots with friends.

Sofia Ledesema

Recruitment Assistant


Hello, my name is Sofia Ledesema (she/her/hers). I am originally from the Bay Area and am a second year in the Health and Social Behavior MPH program at UC Berkeley. I am passionate about community health, health communication, and addressing structural health inequities using upstream approaches. After finishing my undergraduate degree, I was an academic advisor at UC Davis. In my role, I assisted in supporting the UC Davis undergraduate public health scholars summer program, a program aimed at increasing students from underrepresented backgrounds in the public health field. Through participating in similar programs as a student, I saw firsthand how essential programs like these are in cultivating a sense of belonging in higher education. I am passionate about working with students and am excited to be the Recruitment Assistant this year!