Bachelor of Arts, Cognitive Science
Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA (Expected May 2016)
Study Abroad, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK (Spring 2015)
International Baccalaureate, United World College Mahindra College, Pune, India (May 2012)
UWC Davis Scholarship (2012-16)
Iman Foundation Scholarship (2013-15)
Academic Student Project Award (2015-16)
Web and Digital Intern, Marketplace Business News, Los Angeles 9/2016-2/2107
Assisting with daily editorial and digital tasks in maintaining Marketplace’s website and online presence. Creating original content for Web. Managing visual assets and building photography resources for American Public Media.
Getty Intern, The Velaslavasay Panorama, 5/2016-9/2016
Participated in The Getty Center’s Undergraduate Multicultural Internship program at The Velaslavasay Panorama- museum, cultural arts and performance space. Daily maintenance duties, front desk, curation and logistical organization of various dance, film and lecture events. Created an original exhibition and lecture for Systema Naturae
Research Assistant, LAListens, Los Angeles, 9/2015-present
Facilitated the creation and analysis of sound compositions for urban and cultural research in Los Angeles. Managed audio equipment and conducted field recordings and sonic analysis using Raven Pro 1.5 and Audacity.
Station Manager, KOXY, Los Angeles, 8/2013-present
Planned, organized and conceptualized various events for Occidental College’s independent, student-run radio station and arts platform. Oversaw administrative affairs, employment and budget management. Increased community engagement by partnering with neighbourhood businesses. Increased radio listenership during management by 40% over fall semester 2015. Initiated a faculty podcast series for open access to the Occidental community.
Digital Scholarship Student Assistant, CDLA Occidental College, Los Angeles, 6/2015-10/2015
Oversaw day-to-day administrative affairs for the critical making studio in Occidental College’s Center for Digital Liberal Arts. Managed inventory of technology equipment. Collaborated with various campus entities in augmenting digital infrastructure. Conducted workshops on digital equipment such as DSLR’s, Sound Recording and using Arduinos. Initiated “Digital Stories LA”, a LA-centric, online, mini ethnography project.
Directed Research, Cognitive Science Department, Occidental College, 8/2014-12/2014, 10/2015-3/2016
Assisted Prof. Carmel Levitan in conducting the ManyLabs 2 project from The Open Science Framework, Center of Open Science by administering computer-based cognitive tests to over 60 Occidental College students. Assisted Prof. Aleksandra Sherman in conducting empirical research for senior comprehensive project in Cognitive Science.