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Juan Velasco (He/him)


Currently living in

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Work Preferences


Open to roles

Long Term Employee

I'm really into all forms of rock climbing. I've recently developed a taste for crossword puzzles and the daily wordle. I've taken up baking as a hobbie.

Ideal Workplace Values

Friendly and collaborative. We're encouraged to ask any and all questions

Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

Once I get fixated in a project I find personally motivating I can't stop myself from spending all my day thinking about, talking or working on it.

Technical Skills

Wolfram Research Mathematica

Microsoft Excel



Top 5 Soft Skills

CollaborationWorking AutonomouslyAdaptabilityCreativityCritical Thinking

Inclusion Essentials

Environments I'm comfortable with

Bright or blinking lights
Loud noises
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Standing for long periods
Working with animals
Driving a vehicle
Working with food
Interaction with the public
Heavy lifting
Variable temperatures
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)


Check out my work

My GitHub Page
Worked for 1 years, 10 months from Aug 2020 to Jun 2022

Graduate Research Assistant - UMN

Designed and led biophysics experiments. Met weekly with advisor to check up on progress and discuss projects.

Microsoft ExcelData visualization softwarePythonwet lab skillsmicroscopy
Worked for 3 years, 10 months from Sep 2018 to Jun 2022

Graduate Teaching Assistant - UMN

Led discussions, labs and office hours. Taught 3 groups of ~15 students every semester. Grading duties for lab reports and exams.

Microsoft ExcelCERN Physics Analysis Workstation PAWlogger protrackerlab set upphysicsCollaborationOpen mindedTime managementEffective communicatorQuestioning

Education and Credentials

Attended for 4 years from 2018 to 2022

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Master's degree - Physics

Attended for 4 years from 2014 to 2018

University of Virginia

Bachelor's degree - Astro-physics