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MBA student shares moment with president, governor during wildfire relief efforts

Aaron Byzak, a health care executive MBA student at UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business, met President Bush (pictured)…

November 20, 2007

Aaron Byzak, a health care executive MBA student at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business, met President Bush (pictured) and Gov. Schwarzenegger as the two leaders toured an evacuation center in Rancho Bernardo that Byzak worked at during the recent California wildfires. Byzak, who is a health policy advisor in San Diego County and also worked on an ambulance for six years, helped ensure area evacuation centers were properly supplied and assisted affected residents in navigating through the process of rebuilding their homes during the emergency. Byzak and his colleagues worked with the California State Senate, U.S. Congress, Red Cross and United States Marine Corps to provide a host of resources, including medical supplies, cots, staffing, food and blankets.