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Alumni

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Kelsey Li

Alumnus

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Kelsey is currently a fourth-year student at UCLA majoring in Psychobiology. After graduating UCLA, she plans on pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree with the goal of becoming a Pharmacist. Currently, Kelsey has been working at CVS Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician and will be one of the many immunizers for the COVID-19 Vaccine. In her free time, she enjoys raising plants, journaling, going to the beach, and spending time with her family.

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Selome Gebremedhin

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Selome graduated from UCLA in 2022 with a degree in Psychobiology and a minor in Global Health. After graduating, she is working as an Ophthalmic Technician for a Retina Specialist. She plans to pursue a Medical Degree and hopes to become a Physician in the near future. Some of Selome’s hobbies are reading, traveling, and cooking.

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Chloe Orsini

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Chloe worked as a Research Assistant on the Autism Genetics and Human Diversity. After graduating UCLA in 2021, earning her degree in Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Science and Global Health Studies, Chloe decided to retire from the project to pursue her master’s degree. This fall, Chloe will start a Master’s Program in Psychology at Columbia University. In her free time Chloe enjoys fostering puppies, snowboarding, going to the beach, and just about anything outdoors!

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Joyce Wu

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Joyce graduated UCLA in 2020 with a degree in Biology. She is currently working as a Medical Assistant and Scribe in a pulmonary clinic and was recently admitted to the Master’s of Nursing Program at UCLA. In her free time, Joyce enjoys watching anime, playing tennis, and gaming with her friends.

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Katherine Tsai

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Katherine was a research assistant on the Autism Genetics and Human Diversity Study from 2017-2019. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Biochemistry in 2019 and has worked as a research and program coordinator at UCLA CART for the last two years. In Fall 2021, she will begin a Master's in Nursing program at Azusa Pacific University to become a pediatric nurse practitioner. 

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Lily Lee

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Lily has been involved in the Autism Genetics and Human Diversity project from 2017-2019. She graduated from UCLA in 2019 with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology. After graduating, she followed her passions for early childcare and education by working as a fully certified Master Teacher at an infant/toddler center in Orange County. She began pursuing a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of San Diego in the Fall of 2020, and is currently participating in a traineeship at the San Diego Center for Children for her program. Looking forward, she hopes to continue to serve underserved and low-income families by working for nonprofits or governmental agencies.

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Pratir Doshi

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Pratir was a Research Associate on the Autism Genetics and Human Diversity study from 2015-2016. After graduating from UCLA in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, Pratir worked in Business Development at Roche Diagnostics until 2019. During his time at Roche, he also earned an M.Sc. in Biomedical Diagnostics, and in 2019, Pratir moved to the United Kingdom to get his Master's of Business Administration. In 2021, Pratir works as a Project Manager at Recursion, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, helping develop new medicines for the diseases which impact our world. Pratir spends most of his free time doing various outdoor activities, travelling, and car singing (screeching, really).

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Nina Sheridan

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Nina graduated from UCLA in 2020 with a degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and a minor in LGBTQ+ Studies. Since graduating, Nina has moved to Atlanta to pursue her Masters in Human Genomics and Genetic Counseling at Emory University, and hopes to one day work as a pediatric genetic counselor. She serves on the board of Health Students Taking Action Together, a patient advocacy nonprofit, and serves as the genetic counseling representative on the Emory School of Medicine Allied Health Council. In her free time, you can find Nina sampling oat milk lattes from every coffee shop in Atlanta!

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Namratha Gujje

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Namratha is currently a senior at UCLA majoring in Computational Systems and Biology. After graduating from UCLA Namratha plans on going to medical school to eventually become an Obstetric Gynecologist. In her free time, Namratha likes to spend time with her family, go hiking, listen to music, and watch horror movies.

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