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MEGHA MAJUMDER

2650 Haste Street


Berkeley, CA 94720
megmajumder@berkeley.edu
(516) 761-6883

Objective
To obtain the position of a writer for Spoon University Berkeley.

Education
Plainview Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School
Plainview, New York
2010-2014
High School Graduate
GPA: 4.0

University of California at Berkeley


Berkeley, California
2014-2018
Freshman

Work Experience
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
2012-2014
Intern, Student Research Volunteer

Worked under the guidance of renowned oncologists, Dr. Alan Alfieri and Dr. Chandhan
Guha, aiding in their research in the field of radiation oncology and participating in
individual research on the subject of hypoxic breast and prostate cancer cells exposed to
low-intensity focused ultrasound therapy in 2012-2013; in 2014, worked with rare metal
Earth nanoparticles to determine their potential radiosensitization and radioprotectant
capabilities.

The Hawkeye: Official Newspaper of Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School
2011-2014
Weekly Contributor

Wrote articles in review-format regarding school- and town-wide cultural events.

Humans of India
2012-2015
CEO, Founder; Photographer, and Writer

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Constructed a photographic census of India, creating an exhaustive catalogue of the


country's inhabitants, collecting quotes and short stories from the countrys inhabitants.
These portraits and their accompanying interviews are showcased on the blog. Humans of
India provides a worldwide audience (200,000 followers) with daily glimpses into the
lives of strangers in India.
Acknowledged by TIME Magazine.
Featured on Buzzfeed, thevine.com, Mashable, dnaindia, almodon.com, and at the annual
Children's Hope of India gala.
Humans of India: The Photojournal was created based on the blog's photos, accompanied
by several photo essays. 300 copies were made and sold. All proceeds ($9,000, or
750,000 rupees) were donated to Sonali Mukherjee, an acid-attack victim, to fund her
reconstructive surgeries.

Community Service
Community Service Club
2012-2014
Vice President

Directed the Senior Citizen Tea and Senior Citizen Prom

Responsible for communication with the members, school, and community.

Posted flyers, made announcements via Facebook/Email.

Created club website.

Youth Against Cancer


2012-2014
Fundraising coordinator

Directed and managed events that provided both financial and emotional assistance to the
children and families of children impacted by the diagnosis of cancer, such as Relay for
Life and Breast Cancer Walks.

Children's Hope of India


2011-2015
Delegate on the Young Professional Committee

Strived to create awareness and raise funds for Children's Hope programs among students
and young professionals in the USA.

Held regular Get to Know Us events at exciting venues in New York City.

Supported local childrens organizations through volunteer work.

Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, Daya Dan, Kolkata, India


2013-2014
In-House Volunteer

Provided quality care and support to children suffering from severe paralysis and autism,
and taught the able children to speak, read, and write in English for 2 months.

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Clubs and Organizations


Residence Hall Student Association
2014-2015
Social Vice President of Unit 2 Griffiths, UC Berkeley.

Worked with the Residence Halls executive staff to coordinate free events for the
inhabitants of the housing units on campus.

Science Olympiads
2011-2014
Physics Olympiads President

Competed in the Anatomy, Dynamic Planet, Experimental Design, Sounds of Music,


Water Quality, Write It Do It, Astronomy, Thermodynamics, and Fermi Questions.

Placed 1st and 2nd in Fermi Questions and Thermodynamics.

Athletics
High School Varsity Swimming
2011-2014
Team Co-Captain

County Finalist in 100M Breaststroke, 2012-2014.

High School Varsity Golf


2011-2014
Captain

Served as Captain in 10th and 11th grade.

Mentored teammates.

Competed at Counties in 11th and 12th grade.

All-Conference in 12th grade.

Played in 2 tournaments sponsored by the Metropolitan PGA, Junior Tour, and was the
recipient of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards in 2011 and 2012.

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Awards and Honors


Science Honor Society
2012-2014

Selected based on GPA in Science classes: >3.8.

Participated in peer tutoring in science subjects.

French Honor Society


2012-2014

Selected based on grades in French class: >3.8.

National Honor Society


2013-2014

Participated in peer tutoring in math and english subjects.

Underclassmen Achievement Award of Excellence for English and Journalism


2012, 2014

Recipient of the awards, based on grades, behavior, and class participation.

NYSSMA Piano, Level 6


2012-2013

Performed Sonata No. 14 Moonlight 3rd Movement by Beethoven. Op. 27, No. 2 and
Liebestraum, by Liszt.

Young Authors Contest, International Reading Association


2010

Received 1st Place Award

Holocaust Remembrance Prose Competition


2014

Received 1st Place Award

Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK Talent Competition


2011-2014

Choreographed and performed a Bhangra dance (traditional Indian art form) for the
POBJFK Bhangra Team.

Recipient of 1st Place Award in 2013 and 2014.

Family Travel Forum and New York Travel Writers Association Teen Travel Writing Scholarship
2014

Entry titled A Love Affair With The City of Love.

Winner of $2000 scholarship.

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