Sana Desai, BS

Care Team Navigator
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Sana graduated from UC Berkeley in May 2023 with a major in Integrative Human Biology and a minor in English. During college, Sana founded BioethiCAL, a club where students explored ethical dilemmas in biomedicine. As an Honors Fellow in the Fung Fellowship for Health + Innovation, she co-designed an app to support people living with multiple sclerosis. As a Patient Support Corps intern at UCSF, Sana worked as a COVID Hotline Healthcare Navigator helping patients navigate testing, vaccines, antivirals and care during the pandemic.

Sana joined the UCSF Memory and Aging Center as a Care Team Navigator and Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator with the Care Ecosystem Study, led by Dr. Katherine Possin to pursue her passion for health equity. She supports people living with dementia and their families, helping them navigate health and social services and cope with any challenges they experience. She enjoys creative problem-solving and promoting quality of life for patients living with neurodegenerative diseases and their families.