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Tri Dao


Major: Cognitive Science (Neuroscience)

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: I hope that I will work with AI after college.

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: My main interests are helping the environment and artificial intelligence. I am currently apart of the University's compost program. I am also learning the basics of coding, such as Java and Python.

Skills: Communication, Teamwork, Digitally Fluent(Excel, Word), Python, Critical Thinking

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

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

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

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

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

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)

LinkedIn: LinkedIn Profile

SHIVA UPADHYE


Major: Cognitive Science (Computation)

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Machine Learning / Neural Computation Research


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: Exploring data science, NLP, machine learning, and neural computation.

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

IULIA DINESCU


Major: Physiology and Neuroscience

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Physician, Research in neuroscience


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am majoring in neuroscience because this field allows me to combine my interests in biology and psychology. I would like to learn more about mental disorders and how the brain works.

Skills: I am a dedicated and organised person who learns fast.

MATTHEW KOESTER

Healthcare and mental health professional

Major: Physiology and Neuroscience, Psychology, Cognitive Science

Expected Graduation Year: 2019

Career Goal: Explore neural underpinnings of cognition/behavior

Underrepresented Student

First Generation Student


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: Looking to develop a better understanding of psychological information and neurological underpinnings of cognition and behavior.

Skills: Observant, Research Oriented, Analytical, Hospitality Service, Interpersonal skills, Leadership

LinkedIn: LinkedIn Profile

ADRIENNE AHO

I am a hard worker who is eager to learn and improve as a scholar.

Major: Physiology and Neuroscience

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Doctor MD

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First Generation Student


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: - Medicinal research - Neurobiology and behavioral research - Molecular biology - Laboratory experience

Skills: Critical thinking, Diligence, Communication, Charisma, Reliability

Elizabeth Peek


Major: Cognitive Science (Neuroscience)

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: I am hoping to go into clinical psychology.


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in aging in all its forms -- biological, medical, health (including public and mental), law, and ethics. I am particularly interested in caretaking and caretaker burnout.

Skills: Classical Statistics, Office Management, Experiment Design, Peer Mentoring, Event Planning

Raymond Hallmen


Major: Cognitive Science (Neuroscience)

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist

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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

Frederic Matalon

Hardworking veteran a biology undergraduate looking for research oppurtunities

Major: Physiology and Neuroscience

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Medicine, primary care or epidemiology


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Research, would love to work with CRISPR or any Neuroscience research

Skills: EMT certified, some lab experience , solid chemistry and biology background

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

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

AVANI MYLVARA


Major: Physiology and Neuroscience

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Career as Physician, focused on Neurology


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I hope to pursue a career in medicine, but specifically in neurology and would love to perform research in any biological field.

Skills: Communication, Leadership, Organization, Public Speaking, Spanish

Bryan Nguyen


Major: Cognitive Science (Computation)

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Data Scientist


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Interests in data and neuroscience related academics.

Skills: Python, Vietnamese

RAHUL SHAMARAYAR

Looking for biology-related research as an opportunity to learn more and make discoveries.

Major: Physiology and Neuroscience

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Surgeon


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Interested in topics of medicine, neurobiology, and animal research.

Skills: Responsible, Inquisitive, Dedicated, Quick learner, Know basic lab skills (pipet, gels, etc.)

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.

Jiawei Shen


Major: Mathematics (Applied), Physiology and Neuroscience

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: computational neuroscientist/neural engineer


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: Combine cellular neuroscience and mathematical modeling knowledges to analyze and explain phenomena observed in the nervous system as a computational neuroscientist/neural engineer.

Skills: Proficiency in bio lab, statistical and stochastic analysis, cellular neuroscience and biochemistry.

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

LinkedIn: LinkedIn Profile

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

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

KYRA WOODLAND


Major: Physiology and Neuroscience

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Neurologist, global health initiative diplomat


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: I plan to work in both medicine and policy in the future, seeking to expand the field of medicine as well as its reach throughout the world.

Skills: Leadership, communicator, intuitive, quick thinking, personable

Atharv Kulkarni

freshman at UCSD, i like soccer, Jon Bellion, mammals, and lab work

Major: Physiology and Neuroscience

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: research about medical treatments for diseases


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in calculus, biology, hands-on laboratory research, and scientific experimentation.

Skills: Determination, efficient worker, English grammar, multi-lingual, sense of humor

GABRIEL BETANCOURT

Highly accountable and engaged young person. Looking to learn from people smarter than I am.

Major: Cognitive Science (Human Computer Interaction)

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: UX/UI Field


Academic and/or Professional Interests: As both a blessing and a curse, I am not limited to one interest. Interested in why people do what they do, social dynamics, and neuroscience mostly.

Skills: Extremely reliable, thorough worker, efficient learner, compliant and easy to work with.

Natapong Stephen Jarrell


Major: Cognitive Science (Computation)

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Data Science & Machine Learning

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Academic and/or Professional Interests: -Data Management -Data Collection -Learning Algorithms -Teaching -Using machine learning techniques to optimize system efficiency

Skills: MATLAB, Python, SQL, C/C++, Fundamentals of Data Science

CAITLIN KIM


Major: Cognitive Science

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Researcher and professor at a university

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Interested in learning about cognitive science and psychology to explore outside the classroom and gain experience

Skills: Enthusiastic, quick to learn, organized, hard working, and diligent