I am a motivated recent graduate with an unrelenting passion for health and technology. Through my pursuit of becoming a health professional, I discovered that healthcare is more than just science and medicine, but also about better communication, intelligent monitoring, and access to information. My goal is to aid in the development of technologies that improve healthcare in every aspect in and beyond the walls of a hospital.

Current Project

  • In January 2018, I prototyped the PowerPod Case, a wireless charging case for my Apple AirPods.
  • In February 2018, I created a product video and web page and unveiled the PowerPod Case on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter.
  • In 40 days, I raised over $27,596 in pre-orders on Kickstarter, filed a patent, floated a corporation, and developed a distribution chain in the United States and Japan.
  • In June 2018, I began shipping the PowerPod Case to backers all over the world, raising over $32,000 in pre-orders.

Education

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Masters of Science, Health & International Development

(Degree will be rewarded in December 2018 after completion of dissertation)

  • Participated in Consultancy Project with Chatham House.

  • Co-authored report on public health data in conflict settings, focused primarily on the conflict in Yemen. Currently working with Chatham House and co-authors to publish Yemen research in an academic journal.

  • Worked part-time at Debate Mate, teaching debate and public speaking to secondary students in weekly, after school, one hour classes.

University of San Francisco (USF)

Bachelors of Science, Biology

Minors in Chemistry, Neuroscience & Health Studies

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude with 3.9 GPA

  • Served as Residence Advisor for 3 year

  • Served as Head Tutor of USF Speaking Center for 3 years

  • Served as VP & Director of Advocacy of USF Residence Hall Association for 3 years

  • Served as President of Hayes-Healy Hall Residence Hall Council for 1 year

The Resident Adviser (RA) is a part-time student employee of Student Housing and Residential Education. The RA is generally responsible for assisting resident students individually and in groups. In working with a floor, the RA is the primary facilitator of the development of a community and the growth of its individual members through staff and administrative duties. The RA acts as a role model for the community and aims to help USF residents achieve their goals at the university. Sameer worked for 3 years in this position developing his leadership and communication skills. The job taught him about time management and how to empower people to reach their goals.

The Speaking Center offers private instruction to individuals who wish to improve performance in public speaking. Tutors assist students with outline formatting, visual aids, and presentation style for personal speaking engagements and presentations in a classroom setting. As the head tutor of the center, Sameer served as a model for future speaking center hires and created and presented speaking workshops to faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

RHA is an organization that focuses on bettering residence life on campus. RHA executes programs, promotes advocacy and assist Residence Hall Councils in improving and running their individual halls. Sameer was appointed to RHA after serving as Hall Council President in 2013. From 2014 – 2016 he served as the Director of Advocacy where he led the charge of making positive, lasting change on campus. This included adding crosswalks, water fountains and various cafeteria improvements. In 2016 he was promoted to Vice President, a role that encompassed the job of the Director of Advocacy in addition to supervising the Residence Hall Councils and cultivating future leaders through various events and meetings.

The President is a peer elected position and the leader of the Hayes-Healy Residence Hall Council. The job included presiding over weekly meetings and organizing events for hall residents. Residence Hall Council was a Sameer’s first leadership opportunity at the university. This experience taught him how to motivate a group of individuals to work together and solve complex problems. The hard work of all the RHC members that year led Hayes-Healy Residence Hall to the title of the most award winning residence hall council in university history.

Internships

Summer 2015

Sameer worked under Dr. Suzaynn Schick with a small research team in a UCSF Human Exposure Lab aiming to discover the effects of electronic cigarettes, cigarettes, second-hand smoke, and third-hand smoke on human cardiovascular health. The responsibilities of interns consisted of collecting and organizing human samples, expanding on experiment protocol, recruitment of subjects, data entry and operation of experimental machinery. Sameer’s responsibilities were expanded to a 2nd project under Dr. Dimitri Palilis concerning hearing loss in police officers.

Summer 2014

Sameer worked under Dr. Peter Ganz and Dr. Payal Kohli in the cardiology department at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. The job consisted of attending medical intern meetings, observing medical cardiac procedure, visiting patients and attending and presenting at doctoral research meetings. This opportunity allowed him to learn about the clinical responsibilities of a medical professional as well as view first had the experience of first and second-year cardiology residents. This internship confirmed his passion for medicine and cardiology.

Work Experience

OneTres

Operations Manager

September 2015 - May 2017

OneTres is an R&D company that strives for innovation, simplicity, and functionality in all its products and endeavors. The companies first product, “SLiM Phone Wallet” was introduced in 2015 to solve a simple problem with a simple solution. Sameer was brought on board to help market and sell this product and future products developed by the company. After great success, Sameer was promoted to Operations Manager to oversee product production, quality, marketing, and sales.

University of San Francisco

Summer Guest Host

Summer 2015

Sameer worked at USF over the summer during his internship at the UCSF Human Exposure Lab. His main job was to provide service guests and residences of the University over the summer. This included working the front desk, providing security and assisting the guests of the University.

Kumon Math and Reading Center

Tutor

2012 - 2013

Sameer provided private academic instruction to individuals or a small groups of students to improve academic performance, improve skills, or prepare for exams. Sameer worked with the advanced student class, predominately in math instruction.

Videography

Over the years Sameer’s passion for creating videos grew. Here is a collection of works that were directed and edited (and sometimes acted in) by Sameer.

PowerPod Case Promotional Video 2018

PowerPod Case Ad 2018

University of San Francisco Drone Footage 2017

1st Place Roll Call at PACHUR Conference 2016

2nd Place Roll Call at PACHUR Conference 2015

3rd Place Roll Call at PACHUR Conference 2014

RHA Promotional Video 2014

Rhetoric Final Assignment 2014

Nominated Best Drama Campus Movie Fest 2013

Awards

Academic

  • Summa Cum Laude 2017
  • Dean’s Medal Finalist 2017
  • Kessel Award Finalist 2017
  • Carol Chihara Award for Academic Excellence 2016
  • Deans Honor Role 2013 – 2017

University Employment

  • Speaking Center Coach of the Year 2017
  • Resident Adviser Most Likely to Change the World Award 2017
  • Resident Adviser Staff MVP for Loyola Village Residence Hall 2016
  • Rising Star Award For Best New Resident Adviser 2015

 

Residence Hall Association

  • #1 Overall School out of 47 Universities at PACURH 2016
  • Top 10 Program for Team Recruitment presentation at PACURH conference 2016
  • Top 10 Program for Advocacy presentation at PACURH conference 2015
  • Top 10 Program for Social Media presentation at PACURH conference 2014

 

Residence Hall Council

  • Best Service Project 2014
  • Program of the Semester 2014
  • Hall of the Semester 2014
  • Individual Leadership Award (Dedicated Don) 2014
  • Best Social Program 2013
  • Best Community Service Program 2013
  • Hall of the Semester 2013
  • Individual Leadership Award (Dedicated Don) 2013

 

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