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Jonathan is Ready to Take Home the CHENpionship

Howdy y’all,

Today we travel back to Texas to meet our University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) contestant, Jonathan Chen ’18 from the Peach State (Dunwoody, GA).


J. Chen being a Texan. Just missing some cowboy boots.

Jonathan is one of the most involved students at UHCO. His involvement includes serving as the former SVOSH President, NOSA Treasurer, NOSA National Political Insight Committee member, COVD local liaison, and Secretary of the Houston Global Health Collaborative (HGHC) Grants Steering Committee.

In his free time, he likes to play tennis and badminton, try different foods (he really likes food – he wouldn’t mind becoming a food vlogger as a second career), photography, and board games.

His goal is to catch them all! This includes owning a private practice in a suburban area and becoming involved with a non-profit sector.

Fun Fact: He’s left-handed, but writes with his right hand…does that mean he will buzz-in with his left or right hand? Come out to OSB XXVI on Thursday, June 22 to find out.



Superhero J. Chen saving vision, one eyeball at a time.

Let’s cheer for Jonathan as he competes for the CHENpionship!





Sylvianne Dancin’ her way to Victory!

nguyen_sylvianneSylvianne Nguyen is from the University of Houston College of Optometry, Class of 2019. Originally from Plano, TX, she loves dancing, video games, traveling, and K-pop (Korean Pop Music). Her Fun Fact is that as an undergraduate student, Sylvianne competed in and won several awards at collegiate ballroom competitions. Sylvianne has also always loved languages, and her goal is to one day be fluent in at least five. Please cheer her on in Boston!!!

Bobby Saenz Can Do Anything!

The contestant from University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) is Roberto (Bobby) Saenz, Class of 2016.

His hometown is in San Antonio, TX. Bobby’s hobbies include golf, softball, and participating in the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists (FCO). Bobby wishes to do a residency post graduation in disease or specialty contact lenses

Bobby played in a world record 68-hour straight volleyball game that raised money for OIF (osteogenesis imperfecta foundation). Known by his classmates as the guy that does it all, but will he add OSB winner to his title?