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Eduardo Casillas

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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

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.

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

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

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

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

LinkedIn: LinkedIn Profile

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

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

VIVIAN NGUYEN


Major: Biology (Molecular Biology)

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Physician, Researcher


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Genetics and stem cell research; CRISPR/Cas9; cancer biology; biochemistry, neuroscience, psychology behind trauma, memory, addiction, and human/animal responses to music

Skills: Lab experience: Bio, Chem, Organic Chem, quick learner, detail-oriented, organization, collaboration

SHIVA UPADHYE

Exploring Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Math, and everything in between.

Major: Cognitive Science (Computation)

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Cognitive Computing and Artificial Intelligence


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: Interested in data analytics, artificial intelligence and its applications, computational learning theory, natural language processing, and the underlying frameworks of intelligent systems.

Skills: Programming (C++, Python, JavaScript), Data Analysis, Machine Learning, Math, and Research.

Laili Xie

Looking to gain experience in psychology research

Major: Psychology

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Business/Clinical Psychologist

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I enjoy studying the psychology of social interactions amongst people, perception, and decision making.

Skills: Communications, graphic design, bilingual (Chinese), compassion, responsibility

Jiayan Tan

McNair Scholar; State Lab (UCSF) summer.2015; Guo Lab (UCSF) summer.2017

Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Cardiovascular Research/Cardiology

First Generation Student


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: Interested in learning research techniques and the different approach toward science/clinical research

Skills: microscopy& immunohistochemistry stain &DNA assembly&purification;cell culture;PCR; assays

LinkedIn: LinkedIn Profile

LINH NGUYEN

Naturally curious, motivated, and focused.

Major: Biology (General)

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Physician Assistant


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Interests include shadowing and/or interning with Physicians and other medical fields. As well as conducting research in a laboratory environment pertaining to Biological Sciences and Medicine.

Skills: Adaptable, organized, quick-learner, group-orientated, independent

AARON LUO

Machine Learning, Data Science, Graphic Design

Major: Cognitive Science

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Machine Learning and Neural Computation


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: Machine Learning and Neural Computation; Data Science

Skills: Machine Learning and Data Analysis using Python and MATLAB. Also familiar with Java and C.

Portfolium: Portfolium Profile

Raymond Hallmen


Major: Cognitive Science (Neuroscience)

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist

Underrepresented Student

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Interested in research related to psychology, neuroscience, neurology, neuropsychology, clinical psychology, and anything inbetween. Majority interest in pursuing a clinical psychology PhD program.

Skills: Empathy, individual and team-work, Excellent communication, Professional aptitude, Patience

DONGYAO ZHU


Major: Computer Science

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Algorithm engineer in computer vision / audition.


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Computer audition, computer vision, deep learning, software engineering.

Skills: Python, TensorFlow, C++, Software engineering, maching learning.

Emily Pettitt

Eager to learn, motivated to help, excited to greet new opportunities.

Major: Physiology and Neuroscience

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Aspiring to pursue a job in the medical field.


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Pursuing degrees in Neuroscience & Physiology and Cognitive Science, seeking experience/position enabling laboratory and research opportunities, as well as hands on experiences in a clinical setting.

Skills: Lab experience, Autodidactic, Ability to Work Under Pressure, Communication, Adaptability

Tyana Perera


Major: Biology (General), Human Development

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Physicians Assistant


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: Tutoring, proficient in biochemistry, chemistry (inorganic and organic), life sciences, research Ample laboratory experience

Skills: Ample laboratory experience. Communication, adaptability, interpersonal skills.

WISMMY LEE


Major: Biology (Molecular Biology)

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Genetic Counselor


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: Prospective genetic counselor aiming to gain an in-depth understanding of the molecular basis behind genetic diseases.

Skills: Approachable, Hardworking, Positive, Detailed, Organized

PETER KOPKOWSKI

transfer student ready to continue academic success with lab research

Major: Biology (General)

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Job in biological field (genetics/microbiology)


Academic and/or Professional Interests: interested in an undergrad laboratory position to continue my lab experience and credit towards bs/ms program

Skills: eager to learn, hardworking, experience with common biological methods

Yleia Sanchez


Major: Cognitive Science (Computation)

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: I hope to do something with machine learning.

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Academic and/or Professional Interests: I’m interested in machine learning, data science, neural computation, and natural language processing.

Skills: Experience with C++, Java, and Python.

Adria Trees


Major: Psychology

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Clinical Psychologist


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Become certified in ABA and MOAB, gain more knowledge in how to effectively provide mental health care.

Skills: Communication, empathy, organization, critical thinking

Michelle Savage

Live life to the fullest.

Major: Visual Arts (Art History/ Criticism)

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Professor

First Generation Student


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: Photography, graphic design, art and being creative.

Skills: Graphic Design, Customer Service, Photographer, responsible and confident.

SAKSHAM GUPTA

A student greatly invested in the biological sciences with a great passion for research.

Major: Physiology and Neuroscience

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Neurosurgeon


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Persistent, dedicated, and outcome-driven freshman greatly interested in the biological sciences looking for a position as an intern or research assistant.

Skills: Public Speaker, trained in research, confident in leadership, hard working, easily interested.

LinkedIn: LinkedIn Profile

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.

VENUS VELASCO


Major: Public Health

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Nutritionist

Underrepresented Student

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Interest in working with low income communities.

Skills: Communicative, energetic, teamwork, optimist, bilingual

Michelle Castro-Pilar


Major: Urban Studies and Planning

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Community Development

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Urban Planning and Policy, Community Engagement, Bettering our neighborhoods

Skills: Quick Learner, Flexible, Punctual, Team Player, Effective Communicator

BERENICE RAMIREZ LEAL

Hard-working Latina.

Major: Biology (Human)

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Oncologist

Underrepresented Student

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Interested in helping my community, physically, socially and mentally. In a long term, I would like to fight against cancer and know more about its connection with circadian rhythms.

Skills: Bilingual, Time-management, Continuous learning, Reliable, Teamwork