Jennifer Miller
Dr. Jennifer Miller graduated with a BA from Stanford in Human Biology in 2005, with a focus in International Health, and later went on to complete her medical degree at Stanford Medical School as well as Stanford internal medicine residency. She co-founded BeAGoodDoctor in 2002 in an effort to provide premedical and medical students with the ability to make an informed decision on their career choice and to create a more cooperative and noble premedical community.
Along the way, Jennifer had confirmed her desire to become a physician through a myriad of experiences with patients, physicians, and other health workers in the bay area, Nepal, and Honduras, and now Ghana through KaeMe, a new BeAGoodDoctor program. Jennifer is interested in travel as a means of expanding cultural awareness and language ability, and for her Fulbright Fellowship started the Roatan Clinical and Public Health Internship (RCPHI), later renamed HEAL (Health Education & Advocacy Liaisons) in Honduras for undergraduates and medical students (see

Jennifer plans to build a life in which she is constantly serving, growing, researching questions, teaching, and creating needed medical and educational programs. In her free time, she enjoys hiking (especially in Yosemite and to local hot springs), dancing (salsa and swing are her favorites), and a hammock/good book combo. She loves talking with students about their goals and aspirations, and welcomes you to email her with any and all questions.

Michael McCullough
Dr. Michael McCullough, MD, M.Sc. is an emergency medicine physician at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. McCullough was born in rural Oregon where he spent much of his childhood overcoming residual side effects from an eight-week premature twin birth and subsequent hydrocephalus including a severe speech impediment, migraine headaches, and other physical handicaps. Unable to speak clearly until high school, McCullough went on to speak professionally by age 19 and also served a term on the Oregon State Board of Education as its student representative while still in high school. At Stanford University, McCullough graduated Phi Beta Kappa with distinction. For much of this time, McCullough financed his own education working nights and vacations.

During his undergraduate years McCullough continued his public speaking-winning several national speaking awards, ventured briefly into stand-up comedy, won several teaching awards, and became the first undergraduate to teach at the Stanford School of Medicine (neuroanatomy). He was the first undergraduate on Stanford’s charter Investment Responsibility Task Force and founded the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program (SMYSP) with a friend and then directed it for two years. McCullough was awarded a Rhodes scholarship for these efforts in 1989 and successfully institutionalized SMYSP which continues to run today.

After returning from Oxford, McCullough created the Stanford Youth Environmental Science Program, now the Quest Scholars Program, with Ana Rowena Mallari. To the project, he brought the strengths and lessons learned from his creation of SMYSP. McCullough co-founded Quest during medical school at UCSF, balancing these two roles while garnering clincal honors in fourteen rotations. Now an ER physician, McCullough continues to work with Quest as co-founder and as the president of QuestBridge. McCullough also serves on Quest’s Board of Directors.


Mahta Baghoolizadeh
Originally from Los Angeles, California, Mahta Baghoolizadeh is an undergraduate in Stanford University’s class of 2013. Mahta plans to pursue a biology major while still enjoying all of the amazing classes Stanford has to offer. She loves to pass her time by playing basketball, baking, and teaching her baby sister all about the world around them. Mahta hopes that her role in the Courage Project will inspire others to do whatever they can to be a hero for those in need.

Sadia Dimbil

Sadia J. Dimbil was born and raised in the Bay Area and her family currently lives in Los Gatos, California. She is an undergraduate at Stanford University and a member of the class of 2013. Sadia hopes to major in biology and minor in Arabic. Her research interests center around clinical research, especially in terms of cystic fibrosis. Sadia hopes that working with the Courage Project will give her a better perspective on activism and the human potential.


Sayeh Fattahi

Sayeh Fattahi, class of 2014, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she attended a French school and took all of her classes in French. She hopes to double major in Biology and French Literature while she is at Stanford, and then hopefully go on to medical school to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a doctor. Her interests include reading and writing, playing the piano, and exploring campus with her friends!

Ubah Dimbil

Ubah Jimale Dimbil was born and raised in the Bay Area. Stanford has been her dream school since as far back as she can recall, and now a quarter and a half into the school year, she still feels the excitement she felt when getting in. She’s thinking about majoring in majoring in biology and hopefully international relations, and minoring in Arabic and Chemistry to go pre-med. She’s also beginning some research work in the cardiology department at the Stanford medical school, which hopefully will progress her desire to go to medical school.

Ovninder Johal

Ovninder was born and raised in the East Bay Area. He attended Salesian High School and then UCLA, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychobiology. He currently works in Fremont in a community clinic and hopes to enter Medical School in the Fall of 2013. He enjoys working with underserved populations and hopes to pursue a career involving public health. In his free time he enjoys hiking, working on cars and playing with his dog Toby.

Victoria Yee

Victoria Yee is a junior undergraduate who really doesn’t know what concrete thing she wants to do with her Stanford education. What she is certain of, however, is that she wants to take in all the wonderful experiences and live life like a beautiful work of art. She hopes that through the Courage Project, she will be able to combine her interests in humanitarian efforts and writing.