REACH Leadership


Hari Ayyar

Chair

Hari is an incoming medical student in Fall 2017 and has completed a Master’s Degree in Biological Sciences. He intends to pursue a medical career in surgery and internal medicine, and work in underprivileged communities around the world. In his free time, he enjoys playing music, tennis, and water sports.

Luis Carlos Perez

Advocacy Coordinator

Luis is a rising third-year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine from McAllen, Texas. Luis completed his undergraduate degree in finance at the University of Texas-Pan American, where he also focused on his government minor and second degree in Biology. During his undergraduate education, Luis interned at the U.S. House of Representatives, where he engaged policy daily.

With this knowledge and experience, he is driven to be an advocate for patients and physicians through both government and advocacy organizations. Back in Texas, he is an active member of several advocacy organizations where he also serves as an officer. Luis also conducts research on health disparities and the actions at the hospital and state level that can decrease these disparities. Another passion of his is teaching–Luis currently teaches health advocates in the community who then educate others; his peers in BLS; and serves as a mentor to undergraduate students interested in medicine. He joins AMSA for his second year as Advocacy Coordinator in the Race, Ethnicity and Culture in Health Committee.

Amber Navy

Programming Coordinator

Amber is a first-year medical student at University of Texas at Houston- Mcgovern Medical School. She graduated with a B.S in Biology from Baylor University. Amber grew up in south Louisiana but her family relocated to Houston when she was in middle school. She was very active at Baylor University in other organizations that supported and lobbied for policies that promote social justice and equality. Amber was also a member of AMSA’s local chapter at Baylor University which was imperative for her to gain a better understanding of the medical field and also helped provide tools for her subsequent acceptance into medical school. Throughout school, Amber hopes to learn how to marry my passions of social justice and medicine, so that she is equipped to continue to fight for those whose voices are not being heard. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and attempting to master a few Cajun dishes.