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ADAM GOMEZ


Major: Cognitive Science (Human Computer Interaction)

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: UX designer, UX architect

Underrepresented Student

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: UX design, UX architect

Skills: bi-lingual

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

LULA COTSIRILOS

UCSD undergraduate student looking for positions in the STEM field.

Major: Biology (Human)

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Physician


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: Passionate about pursuing a career in medicine. Want to accumulate hands on experience.

Skills: Organized; Experience in healthcare; Follows instructions effectively; Hardworking; Punctual

WYATT FARMER

I am a motivated first year at UCSD interested in microbiology and conservation research

Major: Biology (Microbiology)

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Work in Biodiversity research, open a brewery


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in biological sciences, conservation research, as well as oceanography and earth sciences. Less academically, I also enjoy reading, writing, and cooking.

Skills: Basic lab skills, work ethic, teamwork, writing skills, and basic Excell skills

KAYLA ROGERS

There is more than one way to solve a problem

Major: Physiology and Neuroscience

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Lab Researcher or neurosurgeon


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in mental disorders and the affect of diseases on the brain. I am also interested in human behavior.

Skills: Communication, leadership skills, problem-solving, time management, flexibility

KARLY MORAN


Major: Physics (Astrophysics)

Expected Graduation Year: 2023

Career Goal: Academic Professor

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in getting a minor or major in Spanish, getting a degree in physics or math and researching alongside professors or other researchers trying to accomplish a similar goal.

Skills: Organization, sociability, leadership, self-efficacy, tenacity

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

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

Jenna Goosen


Major: Political Science (International Relations)

Expected Graduation Year: 2019

Career Goal: Intelligence, research, policy - military strategy


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am also the Co-Director of Travel and Training for our Model United Nations student organization and I have a passion for research with hopes to attend graduate school.

Skills: Public speaking, concise writing, critical thinking skills, teamwork, digital fluency

Victor Felipe Medeiros Pereira


Major: Chemical Engineering

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Doctor

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Interested in pursuing experiences in the biomedical and medical field, through internship and research opportunities.

Skills: Research Skills, Analytical Skills, Leadership, Problem Solving, and Critical Thinking

Jessica Davis


Major: Environmental Systems (Ecology, Behavior, & Evolution)

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Environmental Management/Consulting


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Academic interests in biology and terrestrial ecology. Professional interests in management, advising, and consulting.

Skills: Communication, Collaboration, Organization, Leadership, Problem Solving

XINRUI WANG


Major: Computer Science

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Data scientist, researcher

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Academic and/or Professional Interests: Academically, I am interested in studying real world issues through mathematical models and statistical analysis. Professionally, I am interested in researches in the field of Data Science.

Skills: 1)Python/ R 2)Statistical Analysis. 3)Mathematics 4)Accounting 5)Bilingual (English and Chinese)

MARIA ALARCON

I am a neurobiology major interested in how the mind and the brain function together

Major: Physiology and Neuroscience, Psychology

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: I aspire to become a top surgeon or researcher

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First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: medicine, autism, the functions of the brain and mind, antiaging research, surgery, travel.

Skills: bilingual: English and Spanish, organized, self-managed, resilient, tech-savvy

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: Time management, working under pressure, attending to details. Bilingual.

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

KAHLIL RAM

I love foreign affairs, especially in security, and I want to work for the Foreign Service one day.

Major: International Studies (Political Science)

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Foreign Service Officer


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I have an extremely high degree of interest in national security and military affairs, though I am interested in all aspects of foreign policy. I also love reading and writing.

Skills: Fast reading/writing, Communication/Teamwork, Critical thinking, Independent research, Very creative

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.

KI-YEON KIM


Major: Psychology

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Research or teaching.


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Interested in memory, development, and processing information. Open to experience to learn more about the professional environment, to build skills, and to learn more about the field in psychology.

Skills: Bilingual(Korean&English), Organized, Adaptable, Detail-oriented, Responsible.

DANIEL NARANJO

Hard-working, focused, very energetic. Passionate for gaining new understandings and kills.

Major: Cognitive Science (Neuroscience)

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Physician or Academic

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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

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

MUSTAFA NAGUIB

Earnest bioengineering student hoping to gain experience and bring energy to the workplace

Major: Bioengineering (Biotechnology)

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Career in the biotechnology industry


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Interested in human biology, disease, and working in research or industry in order to find ways to prevent/treat the afflictions of the human body. Hoping to attend graduate school.

Skills: PCR, Gel Electrophoresis, Buffer Preparation, Microsoft Office, MATLAB, Diligent, Enthusiastic

MARY NGUYEN


Major: Computer Science

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Software Engineer/Developer

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Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in the graphical/UI aspect of programming as well as artifical intelligence and web app development.

Skills: Java, communication, punctuality, attention to detail, problem-solving

YUXUAN YUE

Enthusiastic future researcher

Major: Physiology and Neuroscience

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: reseach in the field of neuroscience, psychology


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: I’m interested in laboratories in the field of biology, especially neurodegenerative disease and mental disorders. I want to bring people to the awareness of the seriousness of mental illness.

Skills: Lab experience in genetics and neuroscience, dedicated, fast learner, self-promoting, energetic

JIAQI HUANG


Major: Psychology

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: College Professor; Cognitive Psychologist


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Pursue a Master's Degree; Teach math at the college level (may also do bilingual teaching); Conducting/doing research in the field of Cognitive Psychology

Skills: Adaptability; Responsibility; Self-Management; Bilingual; Willingness to learn

CHRISTIAN MCELFRESH


Major: Biology (General)

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Primary Investigator


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in many different fields in biology. However, I am most passionate about molecular biology, genomics, and also ecology.

Skills: RT qPCR, recombinant plasmid creation, site-directed mutagenesis, R-studio, statistical analysis.

ALEX ZHAO

Everything can always be improved

Major: History, Political Science (Public Law)

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Provide litigation services as a lawyer.

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: My interests involve improving the laws and policy people create to provide social stability. Norms are constantly changing, therefore the rules should reflect that.

Skills: Analytical, Assertive, Clear, Complete, and Concise Writing, Efficient, Statistical Software

Kaifan Yue

I'm an inventor and a mechanic.

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Heavy industry, automobile, design, manufacturing


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Manufacturing machine: innovate the manufacturing system to meet people's increasing demand efficiently and intelligently. Engine design: create the kind of power machine that we need in the future.

Skills: Fast learning ability, hands-on skills, design ability: Inventor, AutoCAD, critical thinking ability

CHRISTIAN ROGERS


Major: Psychology

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: To find a job where I help impact lives.

Underrepresented Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Mental health.

Skills: Professional. Prompt. Leader. Adaptable. Organized.

WEILUN YAO

Student/Founder of CamOn Robotics

Major: Cognitive Science

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Tech Entrepreneur


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in developing my knowledge in the field of Artificial Intelligence, especially in the field of Deep Learning and improving my skill in mechanical design.

Skills: Programming (Python, Java, Swift), Product Sketching and Design (SolidWork, Photoshop)

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JOSEPH VILLARREAL


Major: Economics

Expected Graduation Year: 2019

Career Goal: To pursue Behavioral Economics


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am passionate in both psychology and economics and would like to study and understand the economic impact of human behavior.

Skills: Self driven, Analytical, Microsoft Word and Excel, Statistical Analysis, Independent Thinker