University of Massachusetts Amherst May 2020
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Restriction analysis, gel electrophoresis, and gel documentation
Light microscopy, fluorescence microscopy
Southern and Western blotting
Chemical Coordination Complex
Species Identification of Unknown Bacterial Cultures
Culture Transfer Techniques
Triple Sugar Iron test
Analysis of extracellular enzymatic activities of microorganisms
Experimental design/ developed research methodologies
Biochemical characterization of cells
DNA extraction, Differential staining
dissection and principles of transgenics
Conduct research interviews /Recruit clinics to participate in studies
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
Computer and Technical Skills
Python, matplotlib, Gnuplot.
FFmpeg and VISIT for scientific visualization, BLAST
Sleep monitoring lab UMASS Amherst, Research Assistant Summer 2019
Implemented research projects designed by other lab workers and supervisors, carried out research according to pre-outlined tasks.
Interacted with research participants in order to explain projects.
Astrophysics, Research Assistant “Scientific visualization of Black Holes” Summer 2018
REU at Rochester Institute of Technology with Dr. Yosef Zlochower Associate Professor of Mathematics and Dr. Hans Peter, Professor of computer science
Utilized python to make codes for the project
Worked with the FFmpeg to make visual presentation of codes.
Participated in the team meetings to discuss research progress and to discuss the current research in the astrophysics field.
Astrobiology, Research Assistant “Strategies to build a permanent habitat at MARS” Summer 2016
NASA aerospace scholar at NASA Langley Research Center Virginia
Formulate a research paper on how to build a permeant habitat on MARS, how to protect the future colonies from hunger, starvation, and the harsh environments.
Earned the highest rank, and the only woman selected from Massachusetts to work on the MARS Rover for future flights at NASA Langley Research center.
Worked as Financial Procurement manager for the Robotic MARS rover project. Led strategic and financial planning. Managed team of 9 students.
Psychology- Visual Cognition and Attention Lab UMASS, Research Assistant Sep 2019- Current
Developed materials and methods for data collection and analysis in Octave.
Ran human subjects through experimental procedures in while observing and analyzing findings.
Learned how to use various technologies to design, create and conduct Psychology surveys and assessments
Weekly lab meetings with the Professor to discuss the progress of the project and other studies in the lab.
“Scientific Visualization of Black Holes” RIT Undergraduate Symposium (Talk) August 3, 2018
“Efficient way to build a future MARS ROVER” NASA Langley Research Center (Talk) August 3, 2016
Upper Bound Math and Science Summer 2017-2019
Mentor students during residential and academic program.
Assist Instructors to implement curriculum and tutored youth during morning and evening academics.
Developed and conduct programs on diversity, personal development, relationships, security, and academic performances as well as social gatherings including the collaboration with orientation staff on opening of summer camp.
Extensively utilized communication and counseling skills to supervise 30+ women in a residential hall.
Boys and Girls club Summer 2018-2019
Worked with students from high school and middle school on different STEM projects to enhance the knowledge through interactive science projects.
Community Service, Gardner, MA January 2015 – 2019
Invited as a guest speaker at Fitchburg High School for spreading awareness for young students especially women for STEM fields, which involves coordination of over 40 high school students.
Encouraged high school women of color to participate in the STEM and community service, through speeches, organization of panels and other channels
Food Pantry, Mount Wachusett Community College
Assisted students with their applications for free housing, food insecurity and Tax returns.
Volunteered in the Student Service office to help students reach out to the services provided by campus.
Mentored Students Helped students build self-esteem and motivation
Provided interactive activities to promote learning
Heywood Hospital, Gardner, MA May 2015 – 2019
Responsible for prompt response to emergency situations.
Shadow doctor to learn about the medical profession in depth
Fisher Hospice May 2019- Present
Working as a volunteer to comfort residents, and maintain clean environment, also prepare food.
TRIO leadership program Sep 2015 – 2018
Recruit, produce, and manage a mid-semester gathering of 70 members for an academic celebration.
Attended 5 weeks of workshop on “How to build leadership skills”.
Organized and hosted an event for the graduated High School women from Gardner High School, Ashburnham High School, Athol High School to spread the awareness and need of women of color in the STEM fields.
Voice President, Phi Theta Kappa Jan 2018
NASA scholar Researcher 2016
STEM advisor Public School Mentor May 2015 – 2017
Phi Theta Kappa Member May 2015-Present
Dean’s List On merit Dec2014 – 2018
STEM Scholarship UMASS Recipient Sep 2014-Present
Edward Stevens Physics scholarship MWCC Recipient May 2016- 2017
PTK Vice President Officer June 2017- 2018
A student leader in civic engagement Leader June 2017- 2018
Fluent in English, Urdu, and Hindi