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Puja Vasan (She/her)

Resumé

Currently living in

Santa Cruz, California, US

Work Preferences

RemoteHybridIn-Person

Open to roles

Long Term Employee

I recently graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a major in cognitive science and a minor in dance.


Skills and Strengths

Technical Skills

JavaScript

C++

Hypertext markup language HTML

C

Top 5 Soft Skills

CollaborationActive ListeningCreativityAttention to Detail

Inclusion Essentials

Accommodations

Closed captioningSpeech to text technologySend questions in advanceInterviewer experienced with neurodiversityAllowance of Fidgeting DevicesWritten interview instructionsEmail / calendar organizationCommunication planConcise instructions for processingWritten checklistsReceive information in advanceWritten Instructions1:1 meetingsChunking large amounts of contentFlexible scheduleExtra time off for appointmentsPeriodic rest breaksEnhanced lighting optionsErgonomic seatingSelf-stimulation tools / gadgetCounselingJob coachingAide / AttendantTherapyEmployee resource groupSupport with advocating1:1s with the team

Environments I'm comfortable with

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

Experience

Check out my work

Common Ground Center Instagram
Working since Sep 2022

Growth Hacker Intern - Refermarket

Working since Sep 2022

Brand Ambassador - 12 Tides

• Offer samples of kelp-based chips and sell product accordingly • Meet with 100+ people per demo

Worked for 2 months from Jun 2022 to Aug 2022

Psych Peer Adviser - UCSC Psychology

• Accelerated students' efficiency with progressing through personal tasks by providing information • Created marketing materials that reached 506 members of UCSC Psychology department • Completed 1 department related project and co-presented at 2 student experience panels

Working since Mar 2021

Coding Instructor - The Coding School

• Teach Python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Java to students in grades 3-12 • Instructed 11 students so far • Create lesson plans and assign projects for greater comprehension

Worked for 1 years, 9 months from Sep 2020 to Jun 2022

Media Coordinator - UCSC Common Ground Center

• Updated 10 pages on website: https://kresge.ucsc.edu/commonground/ • Created 61 posts on Instagram page and posted on story 50+ times per week • Created weekly newsletters using Mailchimp for 1500+ subscribers • Organized 18 events that promoted sustainability and empowered minorities

Worked for 2 months from Jun 2020 to Aug 2020

Growth Hacker Intern - 3D Printed Talent

• Built an online job board with a company in Barcelona, Spain • Found open positions for 3D printing jobs globally • Posted 9 pages of open global jobs to the online job board: https://3dprintedjob.com/list-of-companies/

Worked for 5 months from Oct 2019 to Mar 2020

Undergraduate Lab Researcher - UCSC Tech4Good

• Researched Amazon Turk's social impact by analyzing interviews and creating 74 lines of code • Built the foundation of 1 website by working with UX and UI components • Learned UX/UI fundamentals via Causeway

Worked for 8 months from Aug 2019 to Apr 2020

Intern - Omi

• Reached out to 8 bloggers in order to find potential collaborators • Updated Instagram page with 8 posts: https://www.instagram.com/omihello/

Worked for 6 months from Jun 2017 to Nov 2017

Sales Associate - Great America

• Helped Spanish-speaking guests feel more comfortable by speaking Spanish whenever possible • Aided with store presentation by restocking and cleaning stores • Assisted customers with sales and with finding items they needed

Education and Credentials

Attended for 4 years from 2018 to 2022

University of California Santa Cruz

Bachelor's degree - Cognitive Science