WELCOME TO BRAINBOX
Transforming students' future is our mission.
BrainBox exists to provide every student the opportunity to succeed in achieving their academic and professional goals - regardless of where they are or where they come from. Through a series of masterclass lessons, live workshops, and mentorship, we bridge the gap students face in order to succeed.
"This program absolutely changed the way I look at school. No longer see my goals as out of reach, but instead something possible I can feel and see improving with every single session."
MEET OUR FOUNDERS
EDDIE MENACHO, CEO/CO-FOUNDER
Eddie Menacho is a National Medical Fellowship Scholar, a graduate from the PA Program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC in 2019 (The #1 PA program on the West Coast), and Co-Founder of BrainBox Methods. He received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology at California State University, San Bernardino where he graduated with both departmental and university honors. During his time at CSUSB, he participated and developed research in the fields of kinesiology and biology, held officer positions of various clubs, and co- founded the first Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Conference at CSUSB. During undergrad, Eddie worked for Loma Linda University where he developed exercise programs for children and young adults with developmental delay, Autism, Down syndrome, and Epilepsy. In 2013, Eddie was selected to become a Congressional Intern at the House of Representatives in Washington D.C. under Congressman Raul Ruiz M.D. After matriculating into USC, Eddie served as a clinical team coordinator for a Student-Run Clinic on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles. He would further become a National Medical Fellowship Scholar working with the world renowned Street Medicine organization, Boston Health Care for the Homeless. After graduation, Eddie worked with asylum shelters in San Diego to provide medical care to those from third world countries seeking asylum in the United States. Afterwards, Eddie accepted a Critical Care position working in the ICU, diagnosing, treating, and performing life-saving procedures on critically ill patients. Eddie was selected to become the Lead for Critical Care Education within the first year of employment. Recently, Eddie began working with the Street Medicine Team at USC to provide health care to the homeless population in Los Angeles. Eddie’s passion to work with students to achieve their dreams is unparalleled. He continues to develop BrainBox to provide underrepresented students the resources they need to spark change in their lives, their families, and their community.
ANTHONY MENACHO, CEO/CO-FOUNDER
Anthony is a National Health Service Corps Scholar, graduate from the PA program Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California (USC), and Co-Founder of BrainBox Methods. He received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) where he was nominated for Major of the Year before graduating with departmental and university honors. While at CSUSB, he led numerous student organizations, participated in a year of research in health disparities, and co-founded the first Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Conference at CSUSB. As an undergad, Anthony made the most of his summers by completing an internship at University of California, Riverside, School of Medicine, conducting research and community health projects within the underserved areas of Riverside and San Bernardino. Anthony went on to complete an internship at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Foundation where he worked on grants to help improve access to care for underserved. In the summer of 2013, upon completing his internship at Arrowhead, Anthony went on to become a Congressional Intern along with his brother, at the House of Representatives in Washington D.C. under Congressman Raul Ruiz M.D. - working on health legislation regarding the introduction of the Affordable Care Act. Upon returning from Washington D.C., Anthony became a Peer Advisor at the Career Center at CSUSB where he helped hundreds of students with study skills, resumes, personal statements, networking, job searches, and interviewing skills. After graduating from CSUSB in 2014, Anthony moved to Sacramento where he experienced the proudest moment in his life - the birth of his daughter, Celia Menacho. In Sacramento, Anthony continued his work to the underserved as a Health Policy Advocate at the California State Capitol and had his work published on the front page of the LA times.. Soon after, while still living in Sacramento, Anthony took on a position as an Emergency Room Technician at St. Bernardine’s Medical Center in San Bernardino, CA. Anthony stayed with St. Bernardine’s Medical Center before receiving a full-ride scholarship as a National Health Service Corps Scholar at his dream school at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Anthony recently founded and created the Sacramento Street Medicine organization to serve one of the most underserved and vulnerable populations in the nation.
Anthony has given workshops on mentorship, studying skills, networking, resume building, and the PA profession at numerous renowned institutions such as University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), University of California, Davis, Stanford University, California Baptist University, and California State University, Los Angeles. Currently, Anthony serves as the Co-CEO of BrainBox Methods to help fill the gap in underepresented students that lack the resources and mentorship needed to succeed in college.