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B.S. in Biomedical Engineering

Santa Clara, California, United States
August 23, 2018

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Kairi Y. Tezuka

Santa Clara, CA ***** 808-***-****

Dedicated, energetic, and motivated team player seeking a challenging position where I can apply my biomedical engineering background and hands-on approach to build impactful medical technologies that improve patients’ and their caretaker’s lives. Education:

University of California, Davis Davis, CA Sep 2014 - Jun 2018 Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, GPA 3.265 Good Fellowship EMS Training Institute West Chester, PA Sep 2013 - Dec 2013 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) student

Professional Experiences:

Department of Biomedical Engineering, UC Davis Davis, CA Jan 2018 - Jun 2018 Student Design Engineer

• Developed low cost poly-centric prosthetic knee for pediatric transferal amputees in Nepal, in a team of 5, while following the FDA Waterfall Design Process and maintaining Design History File.

• Performed landscape analysis of state of the art prosthetic knees in the U.S. and worked toward lowering production cost by taking Design for Manufacturing, Design for Assembly approaches while using inexpensive and readily available materials.

• Utilized CAD, 3D printing and CNC milling to create functional prototypes of the prosthetic and conducted various verifications and validations following ISO standards (10328:2016) where possible. TacSense Woodland, CA Aug 2017 - Oct 2017

Sensor Engineering Intern

• Developed testing plans and calibration systems for both sensors and quality control of the components using Solidworks, CorelDraw, 3D printers, laser cutters, basic electronic prototyping, woodworking and metalworking.

• Fabricated, tested, and prototyped sensors to improve the performance and increase the versatility of the product.

• Set up various fabricating/testing equipment and established protocols that were utilized for quality control testing for the incoming components of company products.

• Performed basic signal analysis and designed digital filters that provided calibration curve and more accurate SNR. Department of Biology, Kabir Peay Lab, Stanford University Stanford, CA Jul 2016 - Sep 2016 Undergraduate Research Assistant

(Project title: “Effect of Ocean acidification on Microbial Decomposition of Seagrass Posidonia oceanica Litter”)

• Used techniques such as DNA purification, PCR, and gel electrophoresis to prepare the microbial and fungal samples for Illumina sequencing under the direct supervision of a Ph.D. student Juhyung Lee.

• Collected data in field and laboratory settings, which contributed to the discovery that ocean acidification has a great potential to alter marine fungal and bacterial compositions and may have significant effect on the seagrass ecosystem. Skills:


• Solidworks • MATLAB • Arduino/C/C++ • CorelDraw • MS Office Machine shop

• CNC Mill • Lathe • TIG/MIG Welding • Heat Press • Drill Press Other Activities/Hobbies:

1993 Mazda MX-5 “Miata” Davis, CA May 2015 - Present

• Purchased a used vehicle with an intent to cultivate basic mechanical and electrical troubleshooting skills.

• Fabricated delrin differential mount bushings and aluminum coolant block off plate to relocate the cooling system of the engine block, utilizing Solidworks, Fusion 360, CNC mill and lathe. East Whiteland Fire Company Frazer, PA Jan 2014 - Jun 2014 Secondary EMT/Probationary Exterior Fire Fighter/Rescue Crew

• Trained in basic exterior firefighting techniques and basic vehicle rescue operations.

• Responded to medical emergencies, fire calls and automotive accidents in East Whiteland Township.

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