Ramtin Mobasheri  |    Founder & President  Since childhood, Ramtin has always had a soft heart for Reza, who was diagnosed with ASD as an adult. Because of this, he devoted his life towards the pre-medicine route at UCLA. Ramtin graduated from University of Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology.  During his time there, Ramtin took an Autism Education class where he learned how late diagnoses of ASD lead to poorer health outcomes.  Additionally, Ramtin devoted himself to extracurriculars, but was most excited about his research.  He researched the potential connection between the rise in Autism among adolescence and the poor air quality within metropolitan areas.  He created forReza to further devote his time to helping children on the spectrum, especially those in underprivileged communities.

Ramtin Mobasheri |  Founder & President

Since childhood, Ramtin has always had a soft heart for Reza, who was diagnosed with ASD as an adult. Because of this, he devoted his life towards the pre-medicine route at UCLA. Ramtin graduated from University of Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology.  During his time there, Ramtin took an Autism Education class where he learned how late diagnoses of ASD lead to poorer health outcomes.  Additionally, Ramtin devoted himself to extracurriculars, but was most excited about his research.  He researched the potential connection between the rise in Autism among adolescence and the poor air quality within metropolitan areas.  He created forReza to further devote his time to helping children on the spectrum, especially those in underprivileged communities.

  Ashley Nguyen  | Vice President  Throughout her life, Ashley has been a humanitarian, helping those in need, via the Soup Kitchen or simply educating others of the effects of bullying.  She graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Sciences in Psychobiology.  At UCLA, she chose to study Psychobiology because of her interest in how the brain functions and mental illnesses.  During her time there, she took an educational class on autism and was intrigued to delve deeper.  She learned that underprivileged and minority populations of children on the autism spectrum were the most at risk for having a worse health outcome than their peers.  She joined forReza to provide for those children and fight the social stigma of autism.

Ashley Nguyen | Vice President

Throughout her life, Ashley has been a humanitarian, helping those in need, via the Soup Kitchen or simply educating others of the effects of bullying.  She graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Sciences in Psychobiology.  At UCLA, she chose to study Psychobiology because of her interest in how the brain functions and mental illnesses.  During her time there, she took an educational class on autism and was intrigued to delve deeper.  She learned that underprivileged and minority populations of children on the autism spectrum were the most at risk for having a worse health outcome than their peers.  She joined forReza to provide for those children and fight the social stigma of autism.

 
  Rodney Ahdoot |  Treasurer  Rodney graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelors of Science in Psychobiology. While attending UCLA, he spent most of his time taking advanced level math and behavioral neuroscience courses in preparing for medical school. While taking a psychobiology course, he learned about the underlying genetic causes and behavioral effects seen in Autism. Because of his interest in Autism, he decided to volunteer in organizations that provide help to people on the spectrum and other mental illnesses. He decided to join forReza to play a more active role in empowering children with Autism to achieve greater independence, and inclusion within the community. He believes it is a privilege to work with children and adults with disabilities and help them reach their full potential.

Rodney Ahdoot | Treasurer

Rodney graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelors of Science in Psychobiology. While attending UCLA, he spent most of his time taking advanced level math and behavioral neuroscience courses in preparing for medical school. While taking a psychobiology course, he learned about the underlying genetic causes and behavioral effects seen in Autism. Because of his interest in Autism, he decided to volunteer in organizations that provide help to people on the spectrum and other mental illnesses. He decided to join forReza to play a more active role in empowering children with Autism to achieve greater independence, and inclusion within the community. He believes it is a privilege to work with children and adults with disabilities and help them reach their full potential.

  Diana Luna  | Executive Coordinator   Diana graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and minored in Spanish, Community & Culture. At UCLA, she was drawn to study Communications because of the significant effects individuals can have on one another. Joining this field allowed her to fully explore the way people and technology interact in our world today. During her time there, she joined The Daily Bruin photography staff and was involved in intramural soccer, basketball, tennis & most importantly is a life size hungry hippo champion. As a Mexican American first generation student, she has always felt a strong desire to connect, involve, and help others of similar underprivileged communities

Diana Luna | Executive Coordinator 

Diana graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and minored in Spanish, Community & Culture. At UCLA, she was drawn to study Communications because of the significant effects individuals can have on one another. Joining this field allowed her to fully explore the way people and technology interact in our world today. During her time there, she joined The Daily Bruin photography staff and was involved in intramural soccer, basketball, tennis & most importantly is a life size hungry hippo champion. As a Mexican American first generation student, she has always felt a strong desire to connect, involve, and help others of similar underprivileged communities

  Golbahar Azizi  | Executive Coordinator   Golbahar graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive science. She has always been fascinated with the human mind and how it functions. She’s also passionate about working with kids, this passion stems from her mother who dedicated her life to teaching music to kids in Iran. While at UCLA, her coursework emphasis was on child and adolescent development and throughout her time in college she was tutoring teenagers with intellectual disabilities such as ADHD and ASD. After graduating UCLA, Golbahar worked as a behavior therapist with kids of on the spectrum at a learning and behavior center. She aims to use her knowledge to provide ASD individuals with more educational technology resources.

Golbahar Azizi | Executive Coordinator 

Golbahar graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive science. She has always been fascinated with the human mind and how it functions. She’s also passionate about working with kids, this passion stems from her mother who dedicated her life to teaching music to kids in Iran. While at UCLA, her coursework emphasis was on child and adolescent development and throughout her time in college she was tutoring teenagers with intellectual disabilities such as ADHD and ASD. After graduating UCLA, Golbahar worked as a behavior therapist with kids of on the spectrum at a learning and behavior center. She aims to use her knowledge to provide ASD individuals with more educational technology resources.

  Florence Bansag |  Marketing & Social Media  Florence is currently pursuing a degree from University of California, Los Angeles in Pre-Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics. During her first year at UCLA, she was interested in the classes that are under the Institute for Society and Genetics. She became more exposed not only to modern societal problems in the field of science but also regarding what happens during the early stages when genetic problems. She joined forReza because she wanted to see a change within her community and wanted to see active people helping out giving back to the community having grown up from an underprivileged area. She believes that spreading knowledge and awareness makes a huge difference for the children.

Florence Bansag | Marketing & Social Media

Florence is currently pursuing a degree from University of California, Los Angeles in Pre-Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics. During her first year at UCLA, she was interested in the classes that are under the Institute for Society and Genetics. She became more exposed not only to modern societal problems in the field of science but also regarding what happens during the early stages when genetic problems. She joined forReza because she wanted to see a change within her
community and wanted to see active people helping out giving back to the community having grown up from an underprivileged area. She believes that spreading knowledge and awareness makes a huge difference for the children.