Our Mission. 

Sideline is the official online student publication of CNU CHS. Our platform showcases the diverse voices and talents of CHS’s students, faculty, and staff. We strive to unify and create connections amongst our CHS community by reporting on-campus events, student opinions, and so much more. The Sideline team of editors and contributors work to advance the art of communication and shed light on topics that impact student life at CHS and beyond through prose and multimedia projects.

Meet the Team

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Lead Editor

Hey everyone! I am a current third-year in the 3+4 BS/MD program here at CHS. A few things that I like to do outside of school are reading, working out, and hanging out with friends. I would say that running has become a hobby of mine now due to the years I’ve spent in Cross Country and racing on the track.  Most recently, I have started to get into video editing and have tried to pick up a few things here and there on my own. One of my goals right now is to launch Sideline Studios, a dedicated digital multimedia and video platform that would be a part of our school newspaper platform. Beyond this, I look forward to lead this semester's Sideline team!

Contact Me: jashandeep.bajaj9714@cnsu.edu

JASHANDEEP BAJAJ

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Managing Editor

Hey! I am a third year in the 3+4 BS/MD program. I am looking forward to putting my skills, such as writing and website editing, to use on Sideline. I really love adventures whether that entails food or something more active like hiking. I am very exciting for this semester with Sideline!

Contact Me: shreya.kalavala4868@cnsu.edu

SHREYA KALAVALA

Communications Editor

Hello all! My name is Tamana Gill and I am a second year 2+4 BS/MD  student at CNU CHS. I love rowing, going on runs with my dog, hiking, watching movies, dancing, and listening to music to name a few hobbies. Above all, however, I love languages and can speak five fluently. I can’t wait to express my love for language and community as Sideline’s Communication’s Editor!

Contact Me: tamana.gill6300@cnsu.edu

TAMANA GILL

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Co- Social Media and Events Coordinator 

My name is Trucvy Dang but I go by Vivian. I’m a second year 2+4 BS-MD student and I’m excited to be a part of Sideline! Some things about me are that I play 2 instruments, I enjoy video making, and I love listening to music (I am open to new music suggestions!). This semester, I will strive to do an amazing job being one of Sideline’s Social Media and Events coordinators and have a great time at CHS!

Contact Me: trucvy.dang5916@cnsu.edu

TRUCVY (VIVIAN) DANG

Co- Social Media and Events Coordinator 

My name is Alexander Cheung. I'm a 2nd year student in the 3+4 BS/MD program. I enjoy portrait photography and dabble in videography as well as photoshop. This year, I will strive to streamline the Sideline Instagram into a more comprehensive and central student news source. 

Contact Me: alexander.cheung6425@cnsu.edu

ALEXANDER CHEUNG

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Faculty Advisor

My first degrees are in literature, and I got my start in academia teaching English at the high school and college levels in the U.S. and Mexico. While pursuing my doctorate, I served as Managing Editor for Techné: Journal for the Society of Philosophy and Technology (https://www.spt.org/techne/). As a contributor, I have been a member of the Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective (www.social-epistemology.com) since its inception and have had the opportunity to collaborate with scholars/writers from a variety of disciplines. As Faculty Advisor of CHS Sideline since we began in 2017, I have had the opportunity to work alongside a growing group of dedicated students. From this group of contributors, I continue to learn a great deal about writing, video, and audio production in a digital age.  

Contact Me: william.davis@cnsu.edu

DR. WILLIAM DAVIS

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Faculty Advisor

Elizabeth Ryder holds a Master of Arts Degree in Music concentrating in Composition, and Creative Music and Technology for Media and the Arts, from Bangor University, Wales, UK. She has taught Music and English at the college level for ten years in both community college and university settings, and maintained an active career in the music field for over fifteen years.  In June of 2017 Liz became adjunct faculty at California Northstate University College of Health Sciences (CHS), teaching Music Appreciation, and English Composition, before coming onboard as full time English and humanities faculty in July of 2019. Ms. Ryder has worked closely with the Media and Communication Studio at CHS, and continues to help build on its vision to impact student success.

Contact Me: elizabeth.ryder@cnsu.edu

ELIZABETH RYDER

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Faculty Advisor and Content Creator

My name is Christopher Wostenberg, and most of you know me as part of the chemistry team. I got my undergraduate degrees (B.S. in Biochemistry and B.S. in Mathematics) from Cal State, Long Beach and my Ph.D. in Chemistry from Penn State University.  After a short stint at Colorado University, Boulder as a Post-Doc, I got my first full-time teaching position at CHS in June of 2015. Outside of work, my time is spent with my wife and daughter. I enjoy cooking, watching movies, listening to music, playing all kinds of games, and reading. I look forward to being a contributor to CHS Sideline by sharing my experiences and knowledge in the form of reviews.

Contact Me: christopher.wostenberg@cnsu.edu

DR. CHRISTOPHER WOSTENBERG

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Content Creator

My name is Soham Kondle and I am a part of the second-year 4+4 BS/MD class. I am excited to be a part of Sideline because it pushes me to become a better communicator, something I value greatly. When I’m not writing for Sideline or studying, I like to play basketball with my friends and have fun hanging out. My goal for this year is to have an impact. Whether that shows up on Sideline through my writing or in the CHS community is yet to be determined!

Contact Me: soham.kondle6396@cnsu.edu

SOHAM KONDLE

Content Creator

Hi everyone! My name is Melika Mirbod, and I am currently a second year in the 4+4 BS/MD program at CHS. This is my first semester joining Sideline, and I am really excited to be apart of it. I am from Southern California so I love going to the beach and spending time with my friends. I love traveling and experiencing new cultures. I can’t wait for a great semester as part of the Sideline team.

Contact Me: melika.mirbod6352@cnsu.edu

MELIKA MIRBOD

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Content Creator

Hello everyone! My name is David Park, and I’m very excited to be a writer for Sideline as a second year in the 3+4 premed program. During my time here, I hope to interview faculty, report the changes of our growing school, and review books. If I run out of things to write about, I might touch on my interests in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, going to the gym, bass fishing, or playing tennis.

Contact Me: david.park6362@cnsu.edu

DAVID PARK

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Content Creator

My name is Shivani Agarwal and I am in the 3+4 BS/MD program. I like reading, traveling, and listening to music. As a part of Sideline, I have written a short story, and am currently working on redesigning the website.

Contact Me: shivani.agarwal6388@cnsu.edu

SHIVANI AGARWAL

Content Creator

Hi everyone! My name is Sandy Elgendy and I am currently a second year 3+4 BS/MD student at CNU CHS. I am really excited to contribute to Sideline this semester! I love to play sports/workout, and hang out with my family and friends for fun. Above all, I absolutely love to try and experience new things whenever I can whether it is a new food or a place to travel. I can’t wait to share my passion for a family-feeling community through Sideline.

Contact Me: sandy.elgendy6428@cnsu.edu

SANDY ELGENDY

Content Creator

My name is Tamrin Bains and I'm in the 4+4 BS/MD pathway. Outside of school I like watching TV shows and reading. My goal for Sideline this semester is to become more involved in the club.

Contact Me: tamrin.bains6297@cnsu.edu

TAMRIN BAINS

Content Creator

Hey everyone! My name is Amna, and I am in the 3+4 BS/MD pathway. I'm really excited to take on this year by getting more involved and meeting new people. In my free time, I really enjoy making music, going for early morning runs, and getting lost in a good book. I am always down to try new things and am looking forward to expand my knowledge and understanding in these next few years.

Contact Me: amna.abbasi7328@cnsu.edu

AMNA ABBASI

Content Creator

Hey everyone! My name is Saif Abbasi, and this year I am an incoming transfer at CNU CHS coming all the way from Houston. Some things that I enjoy doing in my free time include playing and watching basketball, working out, running with my little sister, listening to music, and spending quality time with my friends and family. I look forward to this new opportunity and cannot wait to meet new people and form new relationships.

Contact Me: saifallah.abbasi7406@cnsu.edu

SAIF ABBASI

Content Creator

Hello! My name is Matthew Phan, and I am excited to be a part of the Sideline team as a first-year in the 3+4 BS/MD Program. In my spare time, I enjoy drawing comics, playing the piano, being in the outdoors, and trying new foods. I can’t wait to contribute to Sideline!

Contact Me: matthew.phan7222@cnsu.edu

MATTHEW PHAN

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