LEADERSHIP & TEAMWORK
Leadership

Manager - Peer Mentor Program for Life Science Graduate students and Post-docs

2014-
Brandeis University; Waltham, MA

Managed a career development focused group consisting of 7 post-docs and 3 graduate students interested in pursuing a variety of biomedical career trajectories.

Arranged for professional PhDs working in diverse biomedical fields to meet with the group and provide mentorship.

Board Member, Women in Science Initiative

2014-
Brandeis University; Waltham, MA

Planned and executed various networking events and speaker panels to create a community of graduate students, post-docs and faculty to foster the development of women in sciences.

Liaison for Graduate Student Recruitment Events

2012
Brandeis University; Waltham, MA

Co-organizer, 1st International meeting of the 'Iron Fly Club'

July 2008
Queen Mary University of London; London, UK

Co-organized a 4-day conference; attended by about 50 scientists from all over the world.

Co-organizer and Session Chairperson: 'Biotechnology Conference Quest 2007'

2007
University of Essex; Colchester, UK

Student Union President

2005-2006
M. G. Science Institute, Gujarat University; Ahmedabad, India

Spearheaded all student activities and events ranging from blood donation and thalassemia awareness camps to the annual college festival.

Secretary, Collegiate Women's Development Committee

2005-2006
M. G. Science Institute, Gujarat University; Ahmedabad, India

Leadership role in the committee that strived to encourage gender equality and provided a platform for voicing women's issues.

Cultural General Secretary of Student Union

2004-2005
M. G. Science Institute, Gujarat University; Ahmedabad, India

Organized and implemented various cultural activities for students.

Class Representative: Biochemistry and Biotechnology

2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005-2006
M. G. Science Institute, Gujarat University; Ahmedabad, India

Headgirl

2000-2001, 2001-2002
Tulip High School; Ahmedabad, India