Kenny Chang ⌄
Hi my name is Kenneth but all my friends know me as Kenny. I am a fourth-year Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics major at UCLA and the current director of Total Wellness. My job includes overseeing the various aspects of magazine production, publicity, and professional relations with companies and the Student Wellness Commission. I have been interested in publications ever since my involvement with the high school yearbook, and upon picking up an issue of a Total Wellness magazine during my second year, I saw an opportunity to unite my love for publications and passion for public health. As an active scientist, I place great value in scientific literature and evidence-based findings, which are and will continue to be the foundation of our magazine. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, eating, praying, and playing all types of board games. My favorite foods include dumplings, ramen, and pizza.
Rachel Tsao ⌄
Thanks for stopping by! My name is Rachel and I am a second-year Psychobiology major and (aspiring) Food Studies minor. I have always been interested in issues of health and wellness, and being part of UCLA Total Wellness has only further consolidated that zeal. My journey as a staff writer and now, as Editor-in-Chief has played an important role in shaping some of the goals and values I have today. For example, it has encouraged me to seek out new ways to be healthy in my own life, as well as inspired me to empower others to take charge of their own health. When I am not working with my team of staff writers at Total Wellness or frantically finishing up assignments for classes, you can find me practicing yoga, developing recipes, watching Food Network, and exploring vegan spots in LA.
Prasann Ranade ⌄
Hey there! I’m Prasann, a third-year Human Biology and Society B.S. major from San Jose, California. Being part of Total Wellness allows me to learn and write about fascinating health and wellness topics, like what spices to add to my food or what medicine to take. On my downtime, you can find me drinking chai and other kinds of tea, cooking Indian food, and thinking about spirituality. In the future, I hope to travel the world to study and treat infectious diseases.
Sarah Noorani ⌄
My name is Sarah Noorani, and I am a third-year Neuroscience major. I am the copy editor for Total Wellness. I initially joined Total Wellness as a writer because I wanted to learn more about health and spread health awareness at UCLA. Being part of this organization has both increased my own knowledge and allowed me to relate scientific information to the UCLA student body in a way that is easy to understand. Even though I love being healthy, I still love having boba (who doesn't?). I also enjoy running, baking, and hanging out with friends.
Assistant Art director
Stephanie Yang ⌄
Hello! My name is Stephanie, and I’m a second year Psychobiology major at UCLA. I am currently the Assistant Art Director of Total Wellness and have been a staff designer ever since freshman year at UCLA. As part of my role, I help manage a team of staff designers, review drafts and final designs of the magazine spreads, and compile everyone’s work into the beloved magazine that we make! I joined Total Wellness because I have a love for design and thought it would be the perfect opportunity for me to continue that passion in college and, simultaneously, improve UCLA’s health literacy. A little bit about me: my favorite foods are rice and sushi; I’m a really big movie nerd and love having deep conversations about life; in my free time, I love looking for beautiful places to go someday and spending time with family!
Alison Jeng ⌄
Hello! My name is Alison, the assistant art director of Total Wellness! I study Design Media Arts and Pre-Business Economics with the intent to double major. My reason for joining Total Wellness was because I wanted to learn more about magazine design as well as because I wanted to be a part of a program that encourages healthy living. A few fun facts about me include: I love cooking and consuming brunch, I am terrified of small talk, and my favorite pattern to wear is stripes.
Rachelle Juan ⌄
Hello! My name is Rachelle Juan, and I'm a third-year Cognitive Science major with a Specialization in Computing. As webmaster for TW, I work with our web team to ensure that the website is built and maintained. I joined Total Wellness to learn more about the web design process and to promote wellness on campus. Things I love: boba, stationery, and sans-serif fonts!
Total Wellness writers are committed to presenting quality health information that is both accurate and interesting. They thoroughly research articles using peer-reviewed scientific journals and pull information from relevant new studies. Multiple drafts are reviewed by our copy editors and citations are checked for validity. Each article is read and edited by a professional reviewer, an expert in the field most relevant to the article. Writers work with the designer assigned to their article to ensure the layout and images of the article meaningfully convey the information within the text. The final product of all this hard work is an aesthetically pleasing and informative in-print and online article. Writers start their training as interns and are promoted to staff writers after one quarter.
The designers at Total Wellness are important as they bring the articles to life and create the clean, professional look of the magazine. The design process starts with the designers choosing one article that they want to design. If desired, the designer can meet with the writer of the article and discuss the article’s design. Next, the designers, brainstorm, manipulate the text layout and images using Adobe InDesign, and make a pdf file to which final aesthetic changes are made before the article is published.
Web DESIGNERS ⌄
Our Web Team is responsible for designing and maintaining our new website, hosted by Squarespace. Members of the web team write all text blurbs that appear online, manage the layout of text and images, update the site as issues are released, and will soon be transposing our entire archive of articles into a web format.
The outreach team is a very important and growing component of Total Wellness. We strive to reach as many people as we can by way of distributing fliers and magazines, advertising Total Wellness at Student Wellness Commision (SWC) and UCLA events, advertising our magazine at fraternities and sororities, and being active on social media websites such as Facebook and Instagram. We are always trying to come up with new ideas for how to reach out and increase our number of readers.
Jen Aceto | Savannah Badalich | Ryan Babadi | Cristina Chang | Leslie Chang | Sarah Chang | Peter Chu | Michelle Do | Julia Duong | Julie Escobar | Julia Feygelman | Samantha Leslie Fong | Catherine Hu | Sally Kim | Samuel Kim | Harini Kompella | Grace Lee | Sofia Levy | Lawrence Liem | Tiffany Lin | Josephine Liu | Alyssa Lok | Pavan Mann | Zoë Merrill | Jennifer Miskabi | Halee Michel | Samantha Mojica | Monica Morucci | Allison Newell | Brian Nguyen | Lillie Luu Nguyen | Niyati Patel | Jaclyn Portanova | Anahit Poturyan | Chalisa Prarasri | Nabeel Qureshi | Nikki Somani | Elsbeth Sites | Leanna Tu | Nicole Tu | Catherine Wang | Pauline Yang | Daniella Zola
Pankuri Aggarwal | Shana Bird | Kevan Carroll | Nicole Chang | Natalie Chong | Karen Chu | Emily Hsu | Jocelyn Kupets | Coco Liu | Chika Matsumoto | Keziah Pagtakhan | Catrina Pang | Kristen Sadakane | Mary Sau | Jessica Sun | Danielle Swenson | Annie Theriault | Alexandria Villanueva | Rebecca Wang | Barbara Wong | Helena Wong | Shannon Wongvibulsin | Karin Yuen
Web Designers ⌄
Pankuri Aggarwal | Erik Jue | Sofia Levy | Zoë Merrill | Brian Nguyen | Catrina Pang | Niyati Patel | Sepideh Parhami | Mary Sau | Elsbeth Sites | Maxine Tsang | Barbara Wong | Helena Wong | Karin Yuen