Our Board

President & Co-Founder

Hi everyone, my name is Nimi Patel and I am a freshman majoring in Public Health Sciences at UC Irvine. As President and an aspiring medical professional, my drive behind creating Sparkling Hearts Foundation was definitely my passion for the medical field and my lifelong goal of assisting my community. SHF is not just an initiative I took to help patients during the pandemic, but also is intended to enhance the well-being of all patients in their journeys to recovery. A fun fact about myself is that I love to bake!

Vice President & Co-Founder

Hi everyone! My name is Carissa Osterhoudt and I am an incoming Business Administration major at the University of California, Irvine. As the vice president of Sparkling Hearts Foundation, I am extremely passionate about this organization and have a strong desire to help patients in hospitals. Even with all of the accomplishments our organization has had thus far, I look forward to bringing smiles to even more patients this year and seeing our organization further expand. A fun fact about myself is that I really enjoy graphic design and I have recently got more into baking!


Hi everyone! I’m Vivian Vu and I’m a freshman at UC Berkeley. What attracted me to help start this foundation was that our mission was focused on helping patients during their most vulnerable times. I think that this project is a great initiative to get involved with if you are passionate about giving back to your community!

Project Managers

Hey, everyone! I’m Natalie Ngo and I’m a senior at Beckman High School. Right from the start, I fell in love with Sparkling Hearts Foundation’s mission. As an aspiring medical doctor, I find it so awesome how Sparkling Hearts is an outlet for my passions for medicine, community service, and patient hospitality. Outside of SHF, I love to bake, ski, play lacrosse, and make fun of Netflix original rom coms! Looking forward to another great year with this family!

Hi everyone! I’m Jacey Hwang, a senior at Beckman High School. As a Project Manager for Sparking Hearts Foundation, I am really excited to get to work with the people in our community. I became interested in SHF because I want to pursue a career in the medical field in the future, and this was a great way to start and help patients now. SHF’s mission is something I became very interested in and I hope that you will also take interest in our mission. Some things I enjoy are taking evening walks with my dog and watching sunsets. I hope that we have a great year and I’m looking forward to being part of this new family!

Instagram Managers

Hi! I’m Victoria Vu and I am currently a junior at Beckman High School. Since I enjoy being creative, I decided to apply to become an Instagram Manager for Sparkling Hearts Foundation. One of my goals in life is to run my own cafe one day. In my free time, I enjoy baking and going out with friends. I am excited for this upcoming school year and can’t wait for our new projects!

Hello! My name is Sophia Wen and I am a junior at Beckman High School. As I’ve always held a strong passion for the medical field, Sparkling Hearts Foundation became an interest of mine, especially since I wanted to immerse myself more in the field. Last school year, I was a part of SHF’s Advertising Team, and I wanted to become more involved with the organization. I hold a keen eye for creative projects and aesthetics, so I applied as an Instagram Manager. I am so incredibly grateful to be a part of this wonderful community and to help further this organization’s mission! In my free time, I love spending time with my family and friends, along with my dog, Hailey. I also enjoy cooking, baking, photography, playing the piano, and volunteering! SHF truly is such a positive organization, and I am so excited to see where this school year takes us!

Advertising Team Manager

Hi I’m Adithi and I’m a rising first year at UCI majoring in Public Health Sciences. I really enjoyed being part of the Sparkling Hearts Foundation as a member of the Advertising Team and I’m so happy to be back as Advertising Team Manager. As an aspiring doctor, the mission of SHF and the ability for me to be involved in the medical field garnered my interest. The impact that communities have on health and the healthcare system is so vital which is also why SHF was so interesting to me. Some of my hobbies include traveling, hanging out with friends, and going on hikes/outdoor adventures. I’m looking forward to being on the board this year and can’t wait to meet everyone and start working!

Administrative Manager

Hi! My name is Wilson Chau and I’m a Senior at Beckman High School! I joined Sparkling Hearts Foundation because I believe in helping as many people as I can, and I wanted to give back to my community. My hobbies include camping, wrestling, kayaking, hiking, boxing, and Scouting. I plan on joining the Marines and later going into politics. I enjoy the outdoors and am an active Boy Scout!


Hi everyone, my name is Philip Seastrom and I am a Junior at Beckman High School. As Treasurer, I am super excited to manage the funds for Sparkling Hearts Foundation and hopefully help change people’s lives! I joined SHF because I want to give back to the community and learn how to better manage money for a good cause. In the future I plan on becoming a lawyer and have my own law firm. I am super excited to learn and further grow as a person. I was on the Beckman wrestling team for two years and was able to meet many different people. I am super excited and thankful that I have this opportunity to be an amazing Treasurer!

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Sparkling Hearts Foundation is fiscally sponsored by Irvine Lights (irvinelights.org), a supporter of student-led projects and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (EIN: 84-2738488). All donations are tax deductible.