As a student majoring in computational neuroscience, I am very interested in the applications of the natural sciences to the technological advancements of the 21st century. Since I hope to become a practicing Medical Doctor in the future, I see the huge importance of being able to integrate disciplines (such as neurobiology and computer science) in order to develop better treatments of patients.
I have been accustomed to lab and research work throughout my educational years; my experience in biology, biochemistry, neurobiology, and organic chemistry, which involve rigorous lab and research, have given me valuable experiences in an independent environment as well as an awareness of importance of teamwork. Coursework including Linear Algebra and Differential Equations, in addition to statistics and multivariate analysis have also helped me build a solid foundation of advanced programming and computing techniques in order to enhance my problem solving skills.
Responsible for development of SpeechBanana web application, an online (public access) tool for cochlear implant users to learn how to understand and produce everyday speech.
Developing and modifying brain segmentation analysis pipelines of neural-imaging data from MRICloud (a cloud-based medical imaging service: https://mricloud.org/) in order to identify important points of brain atrophy in patients.
Studying the effects of adequate testosterone levels and lean body mass on the physical rehabilitation of patients recovering from spinal cord injuries
Presented findings on the positive correlation between lean body mass levels and increased functional activities in patients at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) 2019 Conference in Chicago, IL.
Publications and Conferences
Summer STEM Ambassador at Clear View Elementary School (Summer 2015): Tutored and assisted elementary school level students in subjects such as English, Math, and Science as part of a summer program for less fortunate families in Herndon, VA.
Ashburn Teen Library Committee Public Relations Officer (January 2014-June 2017): Planned free educational and library events such as free SAT prep, school tutoring (at all levels) for families and students in the Loudoun County Area.
Camp Invention Leadership Intern (Summer 2016): Tutored and helped elementary school students within a program designed to promote the use of creativity in the development of inventions.
AND1 Tutoring Co-Lead/President (September 2017-Present): Group of Johns Hopkins varsity student athletes who help tutor Baltimore High School student athletes in subjects such as Math, Chemistry, Physics, and English.
George University Medstar Hospital Volunteer (Summer 2018): Volunteered in the Nuclear Medicine Department by assisting patients to and from their scans. Also communicated with patients in order to check them into their appointments and organized medical records for the doctors.
Johns Hopkins Hospital Volunteer Wayfinder (October 2018-February 2020): Volunteered by assisting lost and new patients to appropriate departments and rooms within the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Johns Hopkins Hospital ArtCart Volunteer (February 2020-Present): Volunteered by helping patients create their own arts and crafts while in their hospital rooms or waiting for their appointments.
Member of the Johns Hopkins Varsity Men's Soccer Team
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