“To be recognized by an organization as committed to the community as Asian Women In Business is an utmost privilege and honor. In aiding my pursuit of a university degree, AWIB has also granted me the opportunity to develop and implement projects that better the communities that I live and work in. Thank you AWIB and associated sponsors for your dedication to the progress of young Asian women like myself. I look forward to pursuing a path of service where I may motivate, inspire, and empower future generations.”
- Subha Mohan, Class of 2014
Subha Mohan is a senior at UC Berkeley, where she is majoring in Molecular Environmental Biology. She is the current president of Project Vision, a student organization at UC Berkeley that educates and connects low-income individuals living in the East San Francisco Bay area with appropriate eye care services. Under her leadership, Project Vision was transformed from an organization that provided a very limited range of clinical services and eyeglasses to one that connected people to established humanitarian professional resources with access to a multitude of vision care services. Over the past two years, Project Vision has hosted over 30 referral events at homeless shelters, low-income housing complexes, and domestic violence shelters and has provided over 250 low-income individuals with access to vision care resources.
A 3-time recipient of the UC Berkeley Leadership Award and a 2013 winner of the Pearson Prize for Higher Education, Subha has demonstrated a clear commitment to community service and a relentless passion for educating low-income individuals about healthcare. She volunteers her time as an asthma health educator for the American Lung Association’s “Oakland Kicks Asthma” program, where she teaches inner-city asthmatic kids about asthma symptom prevention and was twice selected as the program’s “Educator of the Year.” She also tutors children who are hospitalized at the Children’s Hospital & Research Center in Oakland, California, to help ensure that they are academically prepared once they return to school.
Subha intends to pursue a career in medicine, helping disadvantaged and at-risk populations gain access to proper healthcare. She credits her experiences in Project Vision with helping her to realize her potential and recognize her passion for improving the health of underserved populations.