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Meet the Executive Board

Here is our Executive Board for the 2022-2023 School Year

Asha Agarwal


4th Year

Major: Neuroscience

Minor: Applied Developmental Psychology

My favorite part of TBE is getting to witness the creative and scientific genius in each and every one of our students as they explore and enjoy science through their science fair projects!

Fun Fact: I danced for 15 years before college!

Future Aspirations: I am hoping to become a teacher or child psychologist!

Sophia Westerkamp

External Vice President

3rd Year

Major: Chemistry 

I love working with the students! They are all so intelligent, and I love seeing all of the amazing projects they come up with!

Fun Fact: I'm allergic to kiwi lol

Future Aspirations: Research professor in astrochemistry!

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Mahika More

Internal Vice President

3rd Year

Major: Cognitive Science

Minor: Geography/Environmental Science

Seeing all the cool projects and each kid come out of their shell! It's amazing how much creativity each kid has and how excited they are to learn!

Fun Fact: I know how to play four different instruments!

Future Aspirations: I want to work at a non-profit that supports the education of women or children around the world!

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Khushi Gupta

Science Fair & Recruitment

4th Year

Major: Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics

I absolutely love seeing how involved both the mentees and their mentors are about their projects and watching them present at the science fair with the biggest smiles on their faces <3

Fun Fact: I've been bitten by an ostrich

Future Aspirations: I want to start my own company some day.

Victor Marano

Science Fair & Recruitment

3rd Year

Major: Biochemistry

My favorite part of TBE is the science fair! I love getting to see everyone’s hard work presented at such a fun and amazing event at the end of the school year. It really shows how much dedication both mentors and mentees have for TBE!

Fun Fact: I do genetics research on campus at UCLA!

Future Aspirations: I want to enter into a Ph.D. program with a focus in biochemistry or genetics after my undergraduate schooling and eventually become an academic researcher/professor at a university!

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Alan Zelin


3rd Year

Major: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology

Minor: Biomedical Research

My favorite part of TBE is getting to watch our mentee’s amazing ideas evolve into full-blown science experiments!

Fun Fact: I was in my hometown’s production of the Nutcracker twice as a kid.

Future Aspirations: My ultimate goal is to attend medical school and become an oncologist.

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Katharine Newman


4th Year 

Major: Biology 

I love getting to talk to the kids about science and see what projects excite them. I’m always amazed by what great ideas they have and how passionate they are!

Fun Science Fact: There’s more bacterial cells in the human body than human cells!

Future Aspirations: I hope to go to medical school and be a doctor.

Joshna Susai


4th Year 

Major: Neuroscience

I don't even know where to start! The bruin experiment has been a part of my life for 4 years, so I've seen some students grow with the program. If I had to choose, Id have to say science fair is my favorite part. All of our mentees put in so much effort during the year, so it's amazing to see all of their hard work pay off at our science.

Fun Fact: I love to paint and read during my free time!

Future Aspirations: Medicine or College-Level Teaching! :D

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Delaney Cheffer


4th Year

Major: Chemical Engineering 

I love getting to teach the students about the scientific method and seeing them apply the steps to their own experiments. Seeing all the students' hard work come together at the science fair is also very exciting!!

Fun Fact: I love running and am training to run my second half marathon in October!

Future Aspirations: I want to earn my Ph.D. in Chemistry and then work as a chemist/engineer either in the aerospace or biotech industry.

Samiha Molla


4th Year

Major: Physiological Science 

Minor: Spanish

I love all of the amazing people in TBE! It is so much fun to watch our mentees grow alongside such amazing mentors!

Fun Fact: I love to cook and bake!

Future Aspirations: I hope to go into medicine!

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Naren Ramesh


4th Year

Major: Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics

Minor: Bioinformatics

My favorite part of TBE is watching our students grow as students, scientists, and people. Both the years I mentored students, I loved watching my students get progressively more confident in themselves and their projects throughout the year.

Fun Fact: I used to be a Starbucks barista.

Future Aspirations: Physician

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Kaitlyn Chiu


3rd Year

Major: Psychology 

My favorite part of The Bruin Experiment is working with the kids and seeing them get so excited to learn about science! Their creativity is truly inspiring!

Fun Fact: I graduated high school when I was 16.

Future Aspirations: I am hoping to enter the fields of either teaching or healthcare.

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Meghan Krushena


3rd Year

Major: Psychobiology

Minor: Brain & Behavioral Health


My favorite part of the bruin experience is seeing young children pursue a genuine passion, and getting to watch as their unique creativity comes to life through their science fair experiments.

Fun Fact: I love pickles :)

Future Aspirations: In the future, I am planning on applying to medical school in pursuit of becoming a pediatrician.

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