© 2019 by Sophia Batchelor 

Sophia Batchelor 

Education

 
Accepted: PhD Cognitive Neuroscience 2019 
University of Leeds, UK 
University of California, Berkeley

Double Major: 

          Psychology with Honors, 3.8 in major GPA

          Interdisciplinary Studies in Neuroscience, Computer Science, and Bioethics, 3.91 in major GPA

Senior Thesis: 

          Using Virtual Reality to Establish Standardized Biomarkers for Environment Dependent Learning.

 


Diploma of Muscle Physiology 

Work Experience

New Zealand Institute of Sport 

Double Major: 

       

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Double Major: 

       

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Neuroscientist in Residence
Neurosity | New York | June 2019 - Present
Neurosity | New York | June 2019 - Present
Neurosity | New York | June 2019 - Present
Neurosity | New York | June 2019 - Present

Research: 

  • Develop and validate signal processing software for brain-computer interfaces 

  • Test the efficacy and quality of brain-computer hardware

  • Build applications for a custom OS 

  • Conduct user research into product efficacy and safety

Product: ​​

  • Create and implement product roadmaps

  • Identify use cases and direct product development

  • Built product vision for 2019-2020 launch cycle 

Product Management Intern 
CodeCombat | San Francisco | June 2018 - May 2019
CodeCombat | San Francisco | June 2018 - May 2019
CodeCombat | San Francisco | June 2018 - May 2019
CodeCombat | San Francisco | June 2018 - May 2019 

Managed the design/build/ship process end-to-end over 5 sprints
Gained experience under our Senior PM on roadmapping, product planning, and feature design

Collaborated with Marketing Team on campaign implementation and social media strategy

Projects: 

  • Parent Landing Page

          - completed user research to inform design
          - researched and developed wrote specification documents and wireframes for page 
          - worked alongside engineers to implement and ship page

  • Google Classroom Integration 

          - worked with our marketing and support teams to identify user needs
          - pitched integration to company stakeholders 
          - wrote design and engineering costing documents 
          - ship date 28th Feb 2019 

  • User Case Study 

          - worked with a third party group to implement a case study in 3 schools 
          - analyzed qualitative and quantitative data from study 
          - presented results of study to company with product suggestions 

  • User Experience Research 

          - drove user research recruitment and co ordination process for a target audience

          - conducted qualitative user research to understand pain points
          - design appropriate solution while managing various time and costing constraints 

Senior Research Instructor
Undergraduate Research Labs at Berkeley 
Undergraduate Research Labs at Berkeley 
Undergraduate Research Labs at Berkeley 
Undergraduate Research Labs at Berkeley 
| August 2018 - Present

Taught research methodology, data analysis, and relevant subject matter 

Led 3 research groups of freshman and sophomores to develop and conduct qualitative studies         

Created an academic curricular based on student needs spanning research

Collaborated with various faculty to implement research experiments

Taught introductory neuroanatomy and cognitive neuroscience lectures 

Received IRB approval for 2 human subject and user studies to be conducted 

Product Management and User Research Intern 

NewPath VR | San Francisco | April 2018 - June 2018

NewPath VR | San Francisco | April 2018 - June 2018

NewPath VR | San Francisco | April 2018 - June 2018

NewPath VR | San Francisco | April 2018 - June 2018

Identified user pain points to plan and develop a VR application 

Defined product vision for a Gestalt therapy application 

Designed a biofeedback integration between Muse wearable and Unity

Built prototypes for the application in Unity

Research Assistant

University of California, Berkeley Dacher Keltner Lab 

Awe, the Diminished Self, and Collective Engagement

          - Assisted in gather, coding, and analyzing research data

          - Recruited participants, administered psychological, and cognition tests of perception

          - Edited papers submitted to the lab 

University of Florida Research Assistant Neurodegenerative diseases Lab

          - Literature reviews, data analysis, research design, ran observation studies 

University of Canterbury Biological Psychology Wet Lab 

          - Histology staining, slide mounts and analysis

University of California, Berkeley Ivry Lab for Augmented Cognition 
          - Literature reviews, data analysis, ran psychophysiological experiments 

| Fall Sophomore Year (2014)
| Spring - Summer Sophomore Year (2015)
| January 2017 - August 2017
| August 2017 - December 2018

University of California, Berkeley Dacher Keltner Lab 

University of Florida Research Assistant Neurodegenerative diseases Lab

           

University of Canterbury Biological Psychology Wet Lab 

          

University of California, Berkeley Ivry Lab for Augmented Cognition 
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University of California, Berkeley Dacher Keltner Lab 

University of Florida Research Assistant Neurodegenerative diseases Lab

           

University of Canterbury Biological Psychology Wet Lab 

          

University of California, Berkeley Ivry Lab for Augmented Cognition 
          -

University of California, Berkeley Dacher Keltner Lab 

University of Florida Research Assistant Neurodegenerative diseases Lab

           

University of Canterbury Biological Psychology Wet Lab 

          

University of California, Berkeley Ivry Lab for Augmented Cognition 
          -

University of California, Berkeley Dacher Keltner Lab 

University of Florida Research Assistant Neurodegenerative diseases Lab

           

University of Canterbury Biological Psychology Wet Lab 

          

University of California, Berkeley Ivry Lab for Augmented Cognition 
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Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach 

New Zealand Institute of Sport

New Zealand Institute of Sport

New Zealand Institute of Sport

New Zealand Institute of Sport

| January 2017 - August 2017

Coached and programmed over 30 athletes across 6 sports 

Was offered an Internship within the Athlete Development Program (ADP) of High Performance Sport after 3 of my athletes qualified for the ADP 

I was the only assistant coach working with high-performance athletes between the ages of 14-21

Set up and ran the ADP's injury rehabilitation protocols and worked alongside surgeons, PTs, and biomechanists to ensure safe return to sport 

Appointed coach for the National ANZ Dream Team

Spinal Rehabilitation Assistant 
Private Contractor | Christchurch | May 2016 - August 2017
Private Contractor | Christchurch
Private Contractor | Christchurch | 
Private Contractor | Christchurch 

Worked alongside physiotherapists and surgical teams

Reformed an individual's previous (unsuccessful) rehabilitation protocol

Successfully regained fine motor function and sensation

Following the success I had with the aforementioned individual I was contracted to work with the District Health Board on a further 7 adolescent spinal trauma cases, 4 of which regained full mobility

Personal Trainer 
Get Me Fitter | Christchurch | September 2016 - August 2017
Get Me Fitter | Christchurch
Get Me Fitter | Christchurch
Get Me Fitter | Christchurch

Ran business, marketing, and training sessions 

Maintained a 15-19 client base while studying full time. 

Programmed bootcamps and one-on-one training sessions. 

Worked with a wide range of clients on their fitness and health goals while helping them find the tools to create the life they want 

Prior to 2016
Senior Swim Coach (ages 4-16), Senior Lifeguard, Group Fitness Coach (spin, pump, certified 300hr yoga and classical pilates instructor), Orthodontic Assistant, Health Club Receptionist, Sales Assistant 

Skills

 
Academic 

Academic and Technical Writing 

Qualitative and Quantitative Research 

Experimental Design and Implementation 

Data Analysis and Interpretation 

Strategic Planning 

Technical 

R, Python, C#, MATLAB

Sketch

Unity 

Virtual Reality Development

Other

Highly detail orientated 

Strong time management skills 

Committed overachiever

Resilient and hardworking under pressure 

Competent and comfortable public speaker

 

Extra Curricular

 

Vice President of Virtual Reality at Berkeley 

I manage the largest student led VR organization in the States, and the largest STEM club on Berkeley campus. We have 19 project teams, an educational branch, and run events, tutorials, and other adventures in the Bay Area. I created the club's internal structure, got every project team on agile management (while we were in flight), personally onboarded 127 students into project teams and labs, run weekly meetings, throw down with ML@B for funding, and created a supportive environment for teams that connects undergraduates, graduates, and faculty on projects for the first time in the org's history. The 339 active students in the club challenge, and constantly bring out the best in me. If it's VR related, we're doing it. And if you think I'm cool, you should meet my club.

Volunteer Rehabilitation Assistant MS and Parkinson's Society Canterbury

Athletics 

2012 Olympic Qualifier - FINA selected Athlete 

Qualifier and Competitor for 4 Open World Championships 

NCAA All American 

Zonta Outstanding All Around Sports Woman 2011, 2012

Canterbury Young Sports Person of the Year 2012 

Brockett Award for Academic and Athletic Achievement 2010, 2011

Sir Richard Hadlee Young Sports Person of the Year 2011

157 National Records Broken within a 4-year time span

First Woman under 60 Seconds in the 100m Butterfly in NZ 

Academic Awards

Academic Awards

Duckworth Trophy for Outstanding Accomplishment in Academic Pursuits and Athletic Performance 2012

NCEA Scholarship English, and Classical Studies 

NCEA Excellence in English, and Biology

Distinction Level 1-6 New Zealand Speech Board 

High Distinction Level 7 New Zealand Speech Board

Accepted into Otago Medical School Honors Program 2015

HPSNZ Breakout Coach of the Year 2016  

Shortlisted for NSF Grant 2018

Seattle6 Hackathon - Top Technical Achievement

Invited BCI Conference 2018 

XRDC Panelist 2018

For References - Please Contact Me

Sophia Batchelor 

ssmbatchelor@gmail.com

@brainonsilicon

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