Biophysics Graduate Club 2021
I work as the treasurer for the Biophysics Graduate Club. This is an organization of graduate students and postdocs, dedicated to providing exposure to various research topics in biophysics, refining the essential skills like presentation, writing, and computational skills of its members through its activities.
GROW Fellow (Graduate Orientation Week) 2021, 2020
I worked to support the graduate division at UC Merced with contributions related to GROW. I assisted in an designing an online course for the incoming graduate cohort, that consist modules of diversity orientation, research and economic development orientation, teaching assistant (TA) orientation, sexual harassment and prevention training, catcourses skills and outreach.
MERCED INDIAN GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (migsA) 2016 -2019
Being the president and founding member of this club in UC Merced, my team and me were successfully at gathering 50+ active memberships. We plan and execute cultural events like Holi (Festival of colors), Diwali (Festival of Light) and Garba (Annual dance event) for all undergrads, grads, faculty and staff. We host freshers events for incoming students. Previously, I made airport pick-ups for incoming students. My team and I have successfully secured 2000$ + funding from various campus resources. Through the club connections, we now organize student lunches, panel discussions, mentorship meet ups and other events which in turn creates a family away from family experience to all our members. It has been an immense learning experience in leadership roles and mentorship.
Women in STEm 2017 – 2019
I also contested and won the elections for Women in STEM (W-STEM) group in UC Merced campus. I was the graduate vice president for 2.5 years. I oversaw planning and organizing most of the W-STEM events on campus. I served as a mentor to two undergraduate women in biology and successfully reviewed and helped them edit their graduate school applications.
I taught consecutive workshops on ‘Introductory Biology’ to high school students from the California central valley region in the previous SPLASH conferences at UC Merced.
The world orphan/foster fund
I serve as the On-Campus Advisor for the new club ‘The World Orphan/Foster Fund’ which is designed help orphans/foster youth on both a local and national scale.
Homework club volunteer
I have been a volunteer for the The Enrichment Program – fun friday homework club in the Contra Costa Interfaith Housing. There are 20-25 students each Friday. I worked for Jessica Ahlering who is the Youth Enrichment Coordinator.
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