@Los Angeles


Students vs. Pandemics at LA is an interdisciplinary group of UCLA undergraduate and graduate students aiming to make a positive impact on health and overall wellness during times of crisis. Our three primary goals are to improve transparency and communication, build community at UCLA, and identify needs and innovate solutions.




Chantal Barksdale

President, Co-Founder

Winnie Liu

Internal Chair

Apsara Chopra 

Recruitment Chair

Evan Patel

Financial Chair

Lauren Kim

Publicity Chair



For up-to-date information on resources for students and opportunities to serve our community in the greater Los Angeles area: 



Project Hygiene Kit 

Take a look at some of our projects below!

Interested in joining a project or proposing a new initiative? To join our team, contact us via email. 

Service and Reflection Program

We’re working with Venice Family Clinic to gather hygiene supplies for the more than 4,000 unhoused persons who receive care at the clinic.

Consider making a financial donation.

The Service & Reflection Program is aimed at community strengthening (via service) and community building (via reflection).

You Can Be A Hero! 

You Can Be A Hero! is SvP@LA's very own children's book, taking kids on a journey to learn more about COVID-19 and how they can be a hero by protecting themselves and their families. 

Check it out on Amazon.

Be The Match Virtual Bone Marrow Registry Drive

Be The Match receives more than 90% of its registry submissions through on-campus college drives. We are now taking the drive online. 

Sign up to join the registry.

SvP Presents...

Food Oasis

"SvP Presents...!" is our new mental health initiative with different guest speakers leading wellness-focused activities over Zoom.

Please see below for a calendar of events and sign up here.

Food Oasis helped direct food insecure individuals, food pantries, food rescue organizations, and social workers to free food resources in Los Angeles.



  • NBC LA - Alysha's Corona Kindness: Connect for COVID-19

Daily Bruin



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