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EDUARDO LOPEZ


Major: Psychology

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Psychological research and treatment

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in the fields of cognitive and clinical psychology. Especially in regards to memory, visual cognition, abnormal behavior, and the applications of these studies in forensic science.

Skills: Excellent at time management, working under pressure, attending to details. Bilingual.

Eduardo Casillas

There are 24 hours in a day, 1440 minutes, 86400 seconds. How can I help?

Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Serve my community as a medical doctor.

Underrepresented Student

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Aiming to use my skills to conduct research in a rapidly advancing medical field, advance to medical school, and serve my community as a medical doctor.

Skills: Hard working, Resourceful, Independent, Communication, Organization

HEATHER OTTO

I am eager to start and open to all opportunities.

Major: Biology (Molecular Biology)

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Medical school.


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in working on subjects such as people, animals, the brain, and microscopic species.

Skills: Word, Excel Spreadsheet, some laboratory experience, French, communication, adaptability

DIGVIJAY JANI


Major: Chemical Engineering

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Chemical Engineer


Academic and/or Professional Interests: M.S./PhD in Chemical Engineering

Skills: Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Mathematics, Chemistry, Time Management

SIYUNG CHO


Major: Biology (Human)

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Medical Surgeon


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Interested in biology, mainly physiology and anatomy. Have an interest in cancer cells and neuroscience.

Skills: Organized, Work well independently and others, Willpower, Passion, Attitude

Trinity Lewis


Major: Anthropology (Biological Anthropology)

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Medical Doctor

Underrepresented Student

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in helping, learning, and making a difference socially especially through research and application.

Skills: fast learner, problem solver, leader, diversity facilitation, great communicator

CONG LI


Major: Psychology

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: researching psychologist


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Exploring the psychology of emotions, intimate/close relationships, and evolutionary psychology

Skills: curiosity, analytical ability, fast learner

WUJI JIANG


Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Molecular Synthesis

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: research in neurobiology


Academic and/or Professional Interests: independent research project in neurobiology

Skills: Immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, Confocal microscopy, Microtome, Data analysis

RAJ VAZA


Major: Biology (Human)

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Pursuing a career in psychiatry/medicinal research


Academic and/or Professional Interests: A motivated undergraduate student looking to get into research within the field of biology. Within the field of biology, I am primarily interested in physiological systems and psychiatric disorders

Skills: Python, Organized, Communicative, Time-efficient, Hard-Worker, Previous-lab experience

SHUYU WANG


Major: Biochemistry/Chemistry

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: biochemist, doctor

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: synthesizing molecules

Skills: fast learner

MCKENNA JOHNSON


Major: Biology (General)

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Research


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in gaining more lab experience outside of my curriculum and am particularly interested in genetics. I have taken lab courses and would help with research outside of a class.

Skills: Fast-learning, Patience, Personality, Dependable, Dedicated

LANLING JIA


Major: Biology (Human)

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Researcher


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Both cell biology and neurobiology. I am

Skills: Good at working with people

OMAR ABDELKARIM


Major: Biology (General)

Expected Graduation Year: 2023

Career Goal: I hope to become a Cardiologist

Underrepresented Student

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I would like to engage in scientific research to help advance and modify current studies. As a future physician, I want to help patients meet their goals and improve quality of life at all costs.

Skills: Communicator, Bilateral, Teamwork in collaboration, Problem solving and observation, Leadership

Brandon Gonzalez

3rd year Biochem with Computer Science

Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Graduate school then research

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in synthetic biology, immunology, oncology and computer related biology.

Skills: qPCR, HPLC, biochemical assays, Java, Python, R, machine learning

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SANJANA SHARMA

Always active, mindful and respectful.

Major: Biology (Human)

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Pursue career in medicine


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Physician shadowing, conducting research in biological sciences, Publicity/Review Board Member for UCSD Saltman Quarterly, UCSD Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Honors Society

Skills: Passionate, effective communication, willingness to learn, meticulous work ethic, collaboration.

DANIEL NARANJO

Hard-working, focused, very energetic. Fairly sarcastic, perhaps even a little bit funny.

Major: Cognitive Science (Neuroscience)

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Physician or Academia

Underrepresented Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Cognition, how esoteric processes translate to humanity. A goal in my life is to try and contribute positively to the lives of everyone I meet.

Skills: Writing/Editing, programming, interpersonal, multilingual, teaching/instruction

NATHAN CHAN


Major: Biology (Human)

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: To provide patient oriented care as a physician.


Academic and/or Professional Interests: My most definitive passion lies in the treatment of patients in an inpatient, long-term setting. I am also interested in regenerative medicine, particularly for cardiac diseases.

Skills: Passion, Teamwork, Problem Solving, Listening, Adaptable

DIVYA KIRANI


Major: Biology (Bioinformatics)

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Drug Discovery Researcher, Bioinformatician


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I hope to help cure fatal diseases one day.

Skills: Java, Python, Graphing techniques, Basic Matlab, Marketing Tools, Multilingual

CHRISTINE CHUNG


Major: Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: 3D Modeling or Graphic Design

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in working with virtual reality and augmented reality technologies, but I am also open to doing graphic design work.

Skills: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Blender, Substance Painter, Illustration

JALAN CHAU


Major: Structural Engineering

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Development of new forms of transportation

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: My passion has always leaned towards making life easier, helping others, and sciences, so new conveniences, such as bullet trains and smart cars have always fascinated me.

Skills: AutoCAD, Microsoft Word and Excel, Bilingual, Communication, Works Well Under Pressure

Mi Tran


Major: Biology (Human)

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Physician, general surgeon

First Generation Student


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am passionate in learning about genetics, human anatomy and physiology. I am interested in joining a research lab as an assistant or as a student researcher.

Skills: Logistics, customer service, phone, teamwork, Vietnamese, English, Minitab, Microsoft Office Suite

Destiny Dunham


Major: Psychology

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: prison psychiatrist or neuropsych research


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in abnormal psychology, clinical psychology, and behavioral medicine. I plan on pursuing these interests in medical school and as a psychiatrist in the prison system.

Skills: Managerial experience, human resources experience, adaptive, detail oriented, determined

Vanessa Cini


Major: Bioengineering

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Bioengineer


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in the STEM-related fields as well as psychology. I hope to acquire more work, research, and internship opportunities in order to better ascertain what I want to do with my future.

Skills: Customer service, organization, time management, hard work, and communication

NATHAN PUN


Major: Chemical Engineering

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Pharmaceutical Research

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in helping people through my interest and knowledge of chemical engineering. I enjoy learning more about the world around me and understanding how to best aid everyone around me.

Skills: leadership, clear communication, actively learning, team player, problem solving

Taylor Ozbun


Major: Biology (Molecular Biology)

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: I would prefer to research DNA and cancer.


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: Academically, I have always been interested in the sciences, specifically biology and biochemistry. My professional interests are similar, but more oriented around research and lab work.

Skills: Attention to detail, cooperation, time management, flexibility, fluency in Google programs.

Anna Gruszka


Major: Psychology

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Psychological research and treatment


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I'm interested in studying child development, social psychology, and anxiety disorders, as well as neurobiology and behavior.

Skills: Organization, productivity, critical thinking, empathy, active listening

CHRISTINE KESHISHYAN

Just a student with a desire to learn and experience everything this beautiful world has to offer.

Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Doctor


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I want to participate in research, learn about the different areas of science and medicine, and fulfill my deep interests in the many, diverse fields of medicine.

Skills: Reliability, Dedicated and Quick Learner, Communicative, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Sense of Humor

RAGHAV CHANCHANI


Major: Physics (Biophysics)

Expected Graduation Year: 2019

Career Goal: Biomedical research.


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Strong interest in research of biomimicry in computing and the molecular basis of cognition.Interest in biophysics, biological cell mechanics, and systems biology.

Skills: Cell culture, in-vivo and in-vitro tagging, microscopy, Java, Python, and Matlab programming.

Carolyn Duong


Major: Mathematics & Economics

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Statistician of Financial Analyst

First Generation Student


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: Probability and Statistics, Economics, Finance, Data Science, Spanish Language

Skills: Time Management, Organization, Written Communication, Data Analysis

KIANA CHEGENIZADEH


Major: Biology (Human)

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Physician; orthopedic surgery, cardiology, & OBGYN


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Human physiology and disease. Volunteering at hospitals and engaging in community service. Teaching and tutoring others in the biological sciences.

Skills: Initiative, Adaptability, Communication, Responsibility, Detail-oriented