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Curriculum vitae

Experience

High School Research Intern

June 2024 - Present

UC San Francisco Weill Institute for Neurosciences

Working in the UCSF Helen Willsey and Matthew State Labs on a neuroscience research project and paper, as well as learning skills in the wet lab (cell culture, microscopy, transfections, antibody staining, image analysis, and more)

Mental Health Committee Lead and Executive Board Member

August 2024 - Present

MVHS Ambassadors

Voted in to lead mental health events such as Mental Health Awareness Week and the Unity Walk within the sixty-student organization at Mountain View High School, as well as collaborate on various other committee's events to foster community for all students on campus.

Member

August 2024 - Present

MVLA Superintendent's Student Advisory Board

Working with students throughout the district's three high schools to bring attention to the student's voice by directly working with the Superintendent and School Board and create change.

Member

September 2023 - Present

MVLA Wellness Collaborative

Working with a coalition of educational and community partners in my school district to discuss school-based wellness topics and to strengthen collaboration through networking and partnerships.

Student Research Assistant

August 2023 - Present

UC Riverside Department of Psychiatry

Working with Advisors and Mentors Dr. Lisa Fortuna---the UCR Chair of Psychiatry---and Dr. Michelle Porche doing paid qualitative research for a confidential social services project, targeted at supporting youth mental health.

Mental Health Committee Member

August 2023 - June 2024

MVHS Ambassadors

Student organization at Mountain View High School determined to spread kindness and promote student connections, while promoting mental health through events like Mental Health Awareness Week and the Out of Darkness Walk.

Club President

August 2023 - Present

MVHS Neuroscience Club

Diving deeper into the exploration of the human brain in order to better understand the functions of the different lobes and other components of this complex organ. Participating in the National Brain Bee competition, collaborating and discussing case studies, movies, and other media, as well as making models, talking to professionals, and partaking in volunteering and fundraising through outside neuroscience-related organizations.

NHS Member

August 2023 - Present

MVHS National Honor Society

Collaborating with other members on Community service and building upon current leadership skills through resources from the National Honor Society organization.

Peer-to-Peer Advisory Board Member

August 2023 - Present

The Children's Partnership

Advocating with the $10 million they received from the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative utilized by eight high schools to create peer-to-peer programs.

Student Research Intern

March 2023 - July 2023

UC San Francisco Weill Institute for Neurosciences

Worked with Dr. Belinda Wang as an intern using R for data analysis in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the Matthew State Lab the summer of 2023.

Student Research Assistant

March 2023 - August 2023

UC San Francisco Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Working with Advisors and Mentors Dr. Lisa Fortuna and Dr. Michelle Porche doing paid qualitative research for a confidential social services project, targeted at supporting youth mental health.

Club President and Teen Advisory Board Member

August 2022 - Present

Bring Change to Mind

Created and lead a Bring Change to Mind Anti-Stigma Club chapter to spread awareness and destigmatize mental health throughout the school through activities and workshops. I am also aBring Change to Mind California region Teen Advisory Board member. TAB is a group of 20 students from across the California club region that partakes in many activities to promote the youth voice inside and outside of Bring Change to Mind.

Youth Consultant

June 2022 - Present

Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing

Provide feedback on a youth curriculum currently being designed. Worked with Good for Media by helping promote the California Age-Appropriation Design Code Act.

Youth Advisory Board Member

March 2022 - Present

California Children’s Trust

Fight to raise the voices of our peers on a statewide platform by guiding adults on youth topics. Currently, partnered with DHCS to give feedback on their youth mental health app.

Freshmen Associated Student Body President

August 2022 - June 2023

Mountain View High School

Lead spirit and community-related activities for the Freshmen, including homecoming and unifying social events.

UCSF Research Intern

January 2022 - March 2023

UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Working with Advisors and Mentors Dr. Lisa Fortuna and Dr. Michelle Porche. Was a control subject and created a film documenting the UCSF phenotype study for future participants. Worked with Change SF interns on a mental health PSA.

Teen Advisory Council Member

September 2021 - October 2022

Mountain View Community Health and Awareness Council

Worked to promote, destigmatize, and advocate for the mental health of the youth in Mountain View while unifying youth and adult perspectives on mental health. Participated in panels to educate adults and clinicians on better ways to serve youth. Collaborated to create a mental health library book resource section for youth.

Editor-in-Chief

September 2021 - May 2022

Graham Middle School Journalism Staff

One of the three Editors-in-Chief for my school’s yearbook and newspaper staff, and managed, delegated, and organized the 30 students in my class. Led the remaining 60 kids in the other two classes for various assignments outside of class hours.

Founder and President

March 2021 - May 2022

Empathizers Club

Founder and President of a peer-to-peer, anti-stigma club at my middle school which eventually had 40 members by the end of my 8th grade year. When I left, I made sure the club was still sustainable and it is still active today.

Broadcasting Team Director and Anchor

September 2020 - May 2022

Graham Middle School Television

Anchor and Director for one of the five morning broadcasting announcements teams. I led 7 to 10 of my peers to write scripts, record, edit, and broadcast live, without missing a day. We went on to win the “Top Broadcasting Team” award from the school in my 8th grade year.

Worldreader Champion

February 2019 - August 2022

Worldreader

Partnered with Worldreader to raise $3000 to give an Anganwadi school in India access to a digital library of 500 books. This includes training for the teachers. All proceeds from the two novels I wrote and documentary prize money went towards my goal, which I achieved in August 2022.

Education

High School Student

Mountain View High School

August 2022-Present

Mountain View High School

  • Ambassadors (Mental Health Committee Lead + Executive Board)

  • Bring Change to Mind Club President

  • Neuroscience Club President

  • National Honor Society Member

  • Biology Club Member

  • AP Language and Composition

  • AP European History

  • Honors Chemistry

  • Honors Trigonometry and Math Analysis

  • Honors Spanish II

  • Honors Biology

  • Honors Algebra II

  • California Scholarship Federation Membership

  • Academic Peer Tutor

Awards

Assembly Certificate of Recognition

2024

California Legislature

For recognition from C-SPAN StudentCam

2nd Place for High Schools

2024

C-SPAN StudentCam

Mentally Educated

Teen Mental Health First Aid Certified

2023

Project Safety Net and the MVHS Ambassadors

For three hours of classroom mental health training

Supervisor Certificate of Recognition

2023

Santa Clara County

For recognition from C-SPAN StudentCam

2nd Place for High Schools

2023

C-SPAN StudentCam

The Peer-to-Peer Movement: Students Saving Lives

Mental Health Proclamation

2022

Mountain View City

For those doing tremendous work in their communities for mental health

1st Place for Middle Schools

2022

C-SPAN StudentCam

Stigma-Free Nation: Pathway to Parity

Honorable Mention

2021

C-SPAN StudentCam

Power to Save a Life

Best Middle School Academic Non-Fiction Film

2022

California Student Media Festival

Stigma-Free Nation: Pathway to Parity

Best Media & Information Literacy (Secondary) Film

2022

California Student Media Festival

Stigma-Free Nation: Pathway to Parity

Best Middle School Academic Non-Fiction Film

2021

California Student Media Festival

Power to Save a Life

Silver and Bronze Key Awards

September 2021 - October 2022

Scholastic Writing Awards

Two silver keys and two gold keys for four various pieces of my books and poems

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