President: Shreya Malik
Shreya is a fourth year Bioengineering: bioinformatics major minoring in business. She has experience in performing algorithmic quantitative analysis in the molecular engineering lab at UCSD and has successfully completed four summer internships. Her academic pursuits place her at the most innovative crossroads between biotechnology, computer science, and consulting. She hopes to use these experiences to further ISPE's goals by inspiring growth, networking opportunities, and overall learning through her contributions as President for the 2016-17 academic year. She's always willing to answer questions, so feel free to approach her with anything!
VP External: Erin Slattery
Erin is a transfer student in her last year studying Bioengineering: Biotechnology, with a minor in Psychology. She has spent the past five summers interning for research labs and biotech companies around the country such as Genentech, Inc. and The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. She also spent a year as a research assistant at the Cartilage and Tissue Engineering Lab here at UCSD. Erin plans to pursue an MS in Bioengineering and a career in the biotech industry. As Vice President of External Affairs, Erin hopes to maintain and broaden ISPE’s industry relations through networking events and info sessions, and to connect students with the many opportunities the biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields have to offer. Please feel free to contact her with questions regarding internships, transferring to UCSD, or anything else!
VP Internal: Alva Liang
Alva is a third-year Bioengineering major from Revelle College. He was a member of the ISPE's LRP program as the LRP lead during the 2015-2016 school year, and was also the TESC representative for ISPE. Alva is interested in the synergy between health and the applications of technology to improve our daily lives. He is especially passionate about cancer research. As VP Internal, Alva hopes to develop and prepare the 2016-2017 LRP team to be ready for future board membership, and to prime them for future internships and careers. In his free time, Alva plays the piano, break dances, eats food, and plays Pokemon Go. Do not hesitate to contact him!
VP Finance: Siddharth Chauhan
Siddharth Chauhan is a transfer student in his final year of undergraduate study. He has worked for 2 years as a college tutor in mathematics, physics, and Java programming. Siddharth has a passion for robotics and has competed in and won multiple robotics tournaments at the regional level. He wishes to pursue graduate school upon earning his bachelor's degree. He is willing to answer question on just about anything, so feel free to contact him.
Mentorship Program Chair: Rinoka Sato
Rinoka Sato is a 4th year Bioengineering:Biotechnology student pursuing a career in the healthcare industry. She is currently working in a Bioengineering lab and was previously in a School of Medicine Orthopedics lab. She was part of the industry mentorship program her first year, and came back to make sure other undergraduates can take advantage of it too (hint hint: You should apply - it's a great program!). In her free time, Rinoka enjoys drinking tea and eating out. She loves meeting and talking to new people, so please feel free to contact her if you have any questions regarding the mentorship program, bioengineering, UCSD, or anything else!
Mentorship Program Committee: Connie Gean
Connie is a second year Bioengineering: Bioengineering student with interests in prostheses and cardiac mechanics. She was a member of LRP and a mentee in the Mentorship Program last year, and is looking forward to using both experiences to help connect other students to professionals in the industry. In her free time, Connie enjoys reading fantasy novels, listening to indie pop, and marathon-watching tv shows. Feel free to contact her with any questions!
Public Relations Committee
Public Relations C0-Chair: Erin Gudger
Erin is a fourth year Bioengineering: Biotechnology major. She has worked at biotech/genetics labs at UCSD, UCSC, and Stanford. Erin is especially interested in drug discovery and plans to pursue a master’s degree in a related field. As public relations co-chair, she hopes to help fellow students learn how to make the best of their time at UCSD and in ISPE. Please feel free to contact her with any questions about on-campus research or ISPE!
Public Relations C0-Chair: Tharini Siddappa
Tharini is a third year Bioengineering: Biotechnology major. She was part of the UCSD Chapter’s Leadership Rotational Program last year. She hopes to augment interest and attendance for ISPE events through effective and efficient PR. She enjoys tutoring Chemistry at OASIS, and has worked there for the past year. In her spare time she enjoys beading, origami, reading, and organizing. Please feel free to contact her with questions!
Member Development Chair: Prarthana Prashanth
Prarthana is a 3rd year Bioengineering: Biosystems major in Muir College with a keen interest in medical devices. This past summer, she worked as an engineering intern at Wockhardt Pharmaceuticals in Chicago, and currently, is a Research Assistant at the UCSD School of Medicine. As Member Development Chair, she hopes to create platforms where ISPE members and other UCSD students can build professional skills and gain valuable knowledge about the industry to help kick start their careers. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, exploring new places, watching Netflix, more singing and playing with her cat. Prarthana’s here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact her about any questions you may have!
Bioengineering Day Committee
BE Day Representative: Vamshi Muvvala
Vamshi Muvvala is third year Bioengineering: Bioengineering student, also minoring in Economics. This past summer, he worked for DialAct Corporation, designing anatomical models on SolidWorks for other clients. He has been on UCSD ZOR, a Bollywood fusion dance team, for the past two years – the last year as captain. He enjoys sports and community service. As a BE Day Committee chair, he hopes to ensure a very successful BE Day for students to expand their interest within the department and medical industry.