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Kimberly Apolonio

Physiology and Neuroscience Student at University of California, San Diego

Major: Physiology and Neuroscience

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Medical Doctor


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in the nervous system, and am searching for opportunities to learn more about the brain outside of the classroom setting.

Skills: Communicative, adaptable, good time management, independent, determined

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RENE MEJIA


Major: Biology (General)

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: To gather experience and enjoy what i do!


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I enjoy reading about science, history, and news, performing experiments, and working with people.

Skills: Works well Microsoft programs, sociable, can sterilize instruments, and willing to learn

QING LIU


Major: Biochemistry/Chemistry

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: researcher in laboratory


Academic and/or Professional Interests: biomedical studies; cancer-related research

Skills: passionate, conscientiousness, responsible

Emilee Elfsten


Major: Biology (Human)

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Pediatric surgeon or a Psychiatrist.

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: My main goal is medical school. I enjoy studying the human body and organic chemistry.

Skills: Reliable, Quick Leaner, punctual, Committed, Passionate

JULIA GOETZ


Major: Biology (Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution)

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: As an endgame, I hope to become an astrobiologist.


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in learning about the extreme environments on Earth and the life that excels there, and how it can be related to the possibility of life on other planets or moons.

Skills: Quick learner, Hard worker, Team player, Academically interested, Creative thinking

GIULIA LUERTI


Major: Biology (Human)

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Biology scientist


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Human Biology, Marine Biology

Skills: Committed, Open-minded, International, Flexible, Curious

Alyssa Kobayashi

Human biology second year student seeking to expand experiences in medical research

Major: Biology (Human)

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Medical Researcher/Surgeon


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am specifically interested in genetics and disease research. I am hoping to further narrow my interests and prepare for a future in medicine and research.

Skills: Self-motivated, organized, punctual, quick learner, some experience in laboratory settings

Salvador Villafana


Major: Global Health

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Pediatrician

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Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in Patient interaction and Health education/Promotion. I want to practice Medicine as well as combine Medical intervention with Laughter and Theater therapy.

Skills: Public Speaking, Acting, BLS CPR, Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint

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

DATSY TAMAI


Major: Physiology and Neuroscience

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Neuroscientist and researcher

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First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Biology, Pre-Med

Skills: Teamwork, Initiative, Passion, Organization, and Problem-Solving

KAITLYN GREGORY


Major: Biology (General)

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Orthopedic Suregon


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am a current undergrad pursuing a degree in General Biology with the hopes of going into medicine.

Skills: Basic Lab Skills, billingual (Spanish and English), and administrative experience.

Katelyn Luu

Currently a pre-medicine student interested in learning about life through direct observation

Major: Literature (English)

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Doctor


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in understanding how the world works on a micro and macro level.

Skills: organized; meticulous; prompt; observant; hard-working

VICTORIA HURLEY


Major: Aerospace Engineering

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: I currently am looking to be an engineer at NASA.

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Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am looking to pursue a Masters in Aerospace Engineering. I also am looking to gain experience and further develop my skills in engineering.

Skills: Effective communicator, Strong writer, Matlab, Experience in collaborative environments, Organized

ADAM GOMEZ


Major: Cognitive Science (Human Computer Interaction)

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: UX designer, UX architect

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First Generation Student


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

Skills: bi-lingual

ELIJAH HORWITZ


Major: Biology (Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution)

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Researcher out in the field


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Evolutionary Biology, Genetics

Skills: Proficient Swimmer and Runner, Interested in Research, R programming, Worked at Homeless Shelters

TIANYI ZANG


Major: Biology (Human)

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Lab researcher in biology field OR doctor


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Interested in human physiology, human diseases, sports science, medicine, nutrition, etc.

Skills: 1. Lab experience in diseases 2. Adaptability 3. Collaboration 4. Time management 5. Creativity

GARRETT WARD

Pre-Med Biochemistry major wanting to learn from any internship position

Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Surgeon


Academic and/or Professional Interests: My academic interests include biochemistry and organic chemistry, and the application of these subjects in the lab or a patient care.

Skills: Determination, Integrity, Critical Thinking, Communication, Leadership

ARJUN RAY


Major: Bioengineering

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Bioengineering research and development


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in physics-based bioengineering, with a peripheral interest in applied software. I enjoy using modeling software and working in a lab environment.

Skills: MATLAB, Java, Python, lab experience, organizational skills

Karen Chiem

Innovating today for a brighter tomorrow.

Major: Cognitive Science (Computation)

Expected Graduation Year: 2019

Career Goal: Data scientist/analyst, messing with algorithms


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in understanding factors that influence algorithm behavior, data-informed decision making, and information architecture.

Skills: Data analysis (Python), Design, Microsoft Office, Google Cloud Applications, Communication

LinkedIn: LinkedIn Profile

Victoria Lopez

A curious student exploring the study of life in its entirety and discovering my passion.

Major: Biology (General)

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Ophthalmologist, pediatrics

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First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I want hands-on experience, I want to study life, collect data, work in a lab, shadow professionals, and see for myself what "life" is about.

Skills: open-minded, strong team player, curious, creative, and quick learner

ALLAN LAM


Major: Psychology

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Clinical Psychologist


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: Biology, Clinical research

Skills: microsoft office teamwork photoshop leadership time management critical thinking editing

LinkedIn: LinkedIn Profile

XI WANG

First year hard-working bioengineering: bioinformatics student who has a passion in medical field.

Major: Bioengineering (Bioinformatics)

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Bioengineer, Doctor/ Medical Career


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in all science-related research with great curiosity of nature. Specifically, cancer research or medical research are particularly interesting to me.

Skills: Experience in biology lab course, Java language, and currently taking Differential Equation course.

Taylor Goto


Major: Political Science (Public Policy), Sociology (Law and Society)

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Environmental Lawyer


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Cares deeply about the environment. Specifically environmental studies, environmental justice issues for minority community issues of representation based on race, animal rights, and water litigation

Skills: Great Interpersonal Skills, Detail Oriented, Leadership, and Passionate

DONALD WOLFSON


Major: Computer Science

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Work in a place that pushes for creativity.


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I hope to gain a bit of experience in research, and front end programming and work with collaborative and creative individuals who wish to push their project to its limits.

Skills: Public Speaker, Cooperative, Adventurous, Ambitious Learner, Collaborative.

TAI NGUYEN


Major: Physics

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Hope to be a researcher at a Physics lab


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I wish to develop my interpersonal relationships as well as personal skills. The most important thing for me is to get exposure to different types of jobs and positions.

Skills: Confident Speaker, Hard Worker, Persistent, Team Player, Creative

THEO DUFFAUT


Major: Mechanical Engineering

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: R&D Mechanical Engineer

First Generation Student


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: Interested in research and development in mechanical engineering, CAD analysis and design, long-term and innovative projects.

Skills: Resourceful, Detail-oriented, CAD design, Problem solver, Handy

YIJIU ZHONG


Major: Computer Science

Expected Graduation Year: 2019

Career Goal: Go to graduate school and major in CS.


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Applied Computer Science related fields like AI, Machine Learning, Computational Biology, Data Science, and Bioinformatics, Computer Graphics and visualization.

Skills: Java, C, Python3, C++, MySQL, Spring, Matlab

Kelsey Wolin

I would love to learn how lab research can be applied to real world change.

Major: Biology (General)

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Wildlife veterinarian for animal rescue efforts


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am very interested in environmental conservation, especially animal rescue. I also have an interest in the body and medicine.

Skills: Passion, Organization, quick learner, takes intruction, works well with people

JUSTIN YEUNG


Major: Chemistry

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Researcher


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in getting experience in research to strengthen my understanding of scientific theories and understand the process of publishing scientific papers.

Skills: Communication Skills, Teamwork, Willingness to Learn, Adaptable, Ambitious

Brandon Shim


Major: Biology (Human)

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: I hope to become a pediatric neurologist.

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: As an aspiring pediatrician, I'm interested in finding extracurricular activities that will further my experience. Specifically, I would like to be involved in a neuroscience or molecular biology lab.

Skills: I'm a fast learner, adaptable, technologically skilled, passionate, and always willing to learn.