Meet the UIP/URP Team
Welcome to Winter 2023! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Undergraduate Internship Program’s events and workshops will all be held online. Updates and services will be uploaded on this page and sent in our weekly email.
- Samueli Covid Resources
- UCLA Student Affairs Guidebook
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is open and has transitioned to telehealth service
CAPS Samueli Engineering Satelite hours will continue in a virtual format Fall 2021: details will be announced soon.
- COVID-19 Bruin Resources & Tools
- Remote learning, adjusting to website by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching
- Career Center Virtual Events
- Career Center Virtual Services
- Residential Life has many virtual student events to help build community
- Samueli Engineering’s COVID-19 Information Page for updates including FAQs from the School’s Town Hall
Anjali Koganti, Aerospace Engineering
Hi! My name is Anjali Koganti and I am a third-year aerospace engineering major. I have a big interest in spaceflight and computer science, and I have had a previous internship doing rocket flight simulations at Relativity Space, a company that 3D prints rockets. This summer I will be working at the Aerospace Corporation through the Brooke Owens Fellowship program, which I am really lucky to be a member of. On campus, I’m involved in Rocket Project as the Outreach Director this year, and I have served as the hybrid rocket team lead in the past. I’m also one of the E96 Rockets class teachers and an Engineering Ambassador. Outside of school, I enjoy Indian classical dance, hiking, and trying new places to eat!
Sofia Lopez, Mechanical Engineering
Payton Bechefsky, Bioengineering
Vedha Sanghavi, Mechanical Engineering
Hello! My name is Vedha and I am a 4th year Mechanical Engineering student. This past summer I interned at Amazon Robotics – where I worked on their autonomous delivery robots. On campus I am involved with Bruin Racing, ASME and an EV Conversion Project with BHS. Outside of that I enjoy playing chess, biking and cooking!
Solia Valentine, Computer Science
Hi! My name is Solia Valentine and I am going to be a fourth year computer science major, with a minor in Spanish. I am interested in computer networking and cloud computing, and I have previously interned with AWS. This summer I will be working at Oracle within their Cloud Infrastructure division. On campus, I’m the External Vice President of LA Blueprint, and the webmaster of Nommo news magazine. Outside of school, I love to play tennis, write, and am a budding food critic!
Anna Cosmin-Spanoche, Aerospace Engineering
Sam Basu, Computer Science
Hi! My name is Samprikta Basu but I go by Sam for short and I’m a sophomore computer science and engineering major originally from Seattle, Washington. I’ve interned at a couple startups (one being a vc fund and the other being a platform helping people find accessible accommodations whilst traveling). I also was a high school intern at Microsoft, working on an NLP chatbot to support the Remote Desktop Infra Team. Most recently I’ve interned at Google through the STEP program doing full stack work on a debugging and experiment launching portal for Google Play engineers. Outside of engineering I also love watching films/learning about the industry so I’m working on getting a Film, Television, and Digital Media minor as well! On campus, I’m involved with SWE, specifically the lobbying committee, and Bruin Entrepreneurs.
Sasha Grishchenko, Chemical Engineering
Hi! My name is Sasha Grishchenko and I’m a senior chemical engineering student. I have interned with Entegris’ R&D department, and most recently worked in the implant operations team at Samsung Austin Semiconductor. At UCLA I’m involved with AIChE’s ChemE Car team, as well as the Student Alumni Association, and Engineering Ambassadors.
Hanna Co, Computer Science
Career Center Advising
(Virtual and In-person)
Visit the Career Center virtual drop-in room or come the Career Center in-person located at the Strathmore Building, 2nd floor. You will be able to get help with resume/cover letter reviews and job and internship questions.
Engineering Faculty Advising
Here's a link to the Engineering Faculty Advising Resources Page!