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Location: Santa Cruz, CA, USA
School: University of California Santa Cruz
Field of study: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Rishika Vora
+1 (510) 634 - 2120 - ------------
18060 Jaymark Ct, Castro Valley, CA 94546
University of California-Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz — Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
September 2015 - June 2019
Undergraduate Dean’s Award - Received scholarship of $16,000 for 4 years for the academic and contributions made to the community of scholars.
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Santa Cruz — Intern
May 2018 - Present
Collecting and analyzing the mercury present in fog in coastal areas.
Understanding the impact of mercury has on the environment and how it affects global warming
UCSC - Office of Registrar, Santa Cruz — Grader
January 2018 - Present
Help professors out by grading exams and homeworks for classes previously taken. Currently a grader for an organic chemistry course.
UCSC Disability and Resource Center, Santa Cruz — DRC Notetaker
January 2017 - Present
Help taking notes for students with disability in classes. Give them accessible notes via email or hard copy or through any other method they prefer.
American Hospital, Middle East — Observer
August 2018 - August 2018
Exposure to how different tissues and cells in the human body are isolated from a small part of the organ and how they are analyzed
Observed how tests were done in each department including: Microbiology, Biochemistry, Hematology and blood bank.
UCSC International Student Office, Santa Cruz — Head of Marketing and Events
June 2016 - June 2018
Plan, organize and market several events for the International Student Organization every quarter.
Meet and greet every international student at the events and tell them information about the organization.
Stem Cure Lab, India — Intern
August 2014
Observed heart cells and how to isolate the cells and culture them.
Learnt the application of all the instruments in the lab including the advantages and disadvantages.

Recrystallization, Infrared Spectroscopy, Gas Chromatography, Liquid Chromatography, Thin layer Chromatography, Steamed Distillation, Titration, C and H NMR, PyMol, Mass Spectroscopy
Cell Culturing, SnapGene, PCR, Restriction Digests, Western Blot, Mini Preps, SDS-PAGE Electrophoresis, Affinity Chromatography, Bradford Assay
Other Skills

Multilingual: English, Gujarati and Hindi.
Python, MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel

HABC Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work for the first aid course
Trinity College London - Received four awards from Level 1-4 in Graded Examination in Piano Performance passed with 27 credits
Undergraduate Dean’s Award - Received scholarship of $16,000 for 4 years for the academic and contributions made to the community of scholars.