Ashley Trinidad

Ashley Trinidad

Vice President of Mentoring and Professional Development


About Me:

Hello! My name is Ashley and I am a fourth year Neuroscience major. In my free time, I enjoy powerlifting and learning more about how diet and exercise complement each other to reach a strength or body composition goal. In regards to academics, I personally enjoy doing work in the public health field and am part of the Porter Group research team at UCR. During my time here, we have worked with the community of Coachella Valley, an area known to have dangerously high levels of air pollution due to their proximity to the Salton Sea, by holding workshops where we teach residents how create an affordable, homemade air filter to help clean their air and collect indoor air quality data to better understand how we can help mitigate high levels of particulate matter. In addition to being involved in research, I am also part of the CNAS Science Ambassadors program. In this program, we act as student liaisons between the CNAS college and different communities in Riverside county. For example, we volunteer our time to outreach programs that encourage students in the K-12 grades to pursue a career in STEM and/or a higher education, provide tours to incoming college students, and communicate our passions, interests, and knowledge to prospective students and their families. I am currently pursuing a career in public health, specifically working with disadvantaged communities.

Goals and Aspirations:

After undergrad, I plan to take a gap year. During this gap year, I plan to continue working with the Porter Group as a Junior Researcher. I will also work on submitting grad school applications to Public Health or Anthropology PhD programs. Ultimately, I would like to continue working with disadvantaged communities to teach and conduct research on topics that are related to health.

Contact Me:

atrin036 [at] ucr [dot] edu

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