Neel Patel


Sep 2013 - Jun 2017

Bachelors of Science, Geophysics 

University of California, Los Angeles.  

Specialization in Planetary Science 

Professional Experience 

Work History
Oct 2013 - Present

Fellowship Director 

Undergraduate Internal Vice President's Office  

Recruited and shaped incoming freshmen and transfer students into being professional leaders through a developed year long internship. 

Initiated, coordinated and executed events throughout the year that catered to a diverse population. 

Controlled all aspects of event operations such as venue selection, transportation, catering, finances, marketing and hosting for events led by the Undergraduate Students Association Council. 

Secured and Consolidated a budget of $10,000 to be allocated towards an annual week-long initiative that educated students on LGBTQ related issues. 

Centralized resources and delivered administrative support to enable implementation of programs for 28000 undergraduate students and over a 1000 campus organizations. 

Nov 2014 - Jun 2015

Administrative Assistant 

Aerospace Engineering Department, UCLA  

Navigated departmental policies to provide administrative support. 

Exceeded expectations by completing assigned tasks prior to deadlines. 

Applied extensive software skills to reorganize data for professors and research assistants.

Enhanced information analysis for procedures and reports regarding research grants and course evaluations within the department. 

Sep 2012 - Apr 2013

Project Manager 

Real World Design Challenge 

Analyzed the laws of engineering with a focus on material science and emerging technology to increase wing efficiency. 

Outperformed on a national level working on real world engineering challenges in a research team setting. 

Refined designs of an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) capable of searching for and identifying a child lost somewhere within the given two-mile radius search area.

Utilized professional engineering software (Mathcad, Creo) to develop and present an innovative solution.