Meet The Team

Program Manger

Cheer Coach

Deneé

Deneé Easy serves as the Program Manager for the Physician Assistant Program at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.

Deneé completed her Bachelor’s of Arts in English and Public Health in addition to her Masters of Arts in African American Studies: Urban Health at the University at Albany, in Albany, New York. Deneé spent most of her undergraduate and graduate years working in different realms of Student Affairs including student activities, programming, research and development, and campus management.

In her spare time, Deneé serves at the Program Director and the  Head Cheerleading Coach at Glen A. Wilson High School. Cheerleading has been a major part of Deneé’s life; she loves that the cheerleading allows athletes to build extended families, become leaders, learn how to overcome fears, and overcome adversities.

Holly Johnson

Program Coordinator

Stefanie Elizarraras

Program Assistant

Disnerd

Deneé

Stefanie Elizarraras is the Program Assistant for the Physician Assistant Program at Charles R. Drew. Stefanie graduated from the University of Phoenix and received her Bachelor’s of Science in Health Administration. When Stefanie isn’t busy with the PA Program’s day to day operations she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, and escaping to Disneyland.

 

Laboratory

Travel and Coffee Enthusiast

MILLAN Revecca Millán assists with laboratory needs for the Physician Assistant and Biomedical Sciences Programs at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.

Revecca completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Classical Civilization at UCLA. As a student she spent her time volunteering in student run organizations (Chicanos and Latinos for Community Medicine and CDU/Carver Elementary Science Enrichment Program) and community organizations (PADRES Contra El Cancer) as a means to provide health and educational services to underserved communities.

In her spare time, Revecca enjoys visiting her family in her small hometown. She also loves coffee, sushi, and traveling. Revecca likes to venture out and explore different cultures, customs, and geography through travel.

Laboratory

Professional Binge-Watcher

Harry Potter Enthusiast

JIMENEZ Thalia Jimenez is the Laboratory Technician for the Physician Assistant Program and College of Science and Health at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.

Thalia graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology with a minor in Biochemistry. During her undergraduate years she participated in the MARC program.  As a MARC scholar, she investigated the role of cancer stem cells in Triple Negative breast cancer in Dr. Pervin’s lab at CDU. Her experience inspired her to pursue her Master of Biomedical Science at Charles R. Drew University. The title of her thesis is The Role of Nicotine and High Fat Diet on Triple Negative breast cancer.

When Thalia isn’t in the lab, she enjoys going out to eat, catching up on shows, playing tennis and spending time with her family and friends. She is also an adventure seeker and hopes to one day swim with a whale shark.