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WORK HISTORY

Dec 2017 – Current

Co-Founder & Program Director

GGHTx.

Avi Kerendian is the co-founder and program director of GGHTx, a nonprofit organization aiming to improve public health in rural Latin America and Uganda. Avi selected, managed, and help lead 45+ volunteers on five, week-long mission trips coordinating all logistical details from orientation to the setting up of medical sites. While there, Mr Kerendian built alliances with locals, fundraised, and developed initiatives promoting health education. To date, GGHTx has delivered medical and dental relief to some 1,000 patients, 70% of whom are women and children.

July 2019 – Aug 2019

Freelance Project/Legal Assistant

Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law.

Collaborated with president of legal nonprofit and completed full redesign of existing website for sister-program “Casa Libre,” a licensed shelter for unaccompanied immigrant minors and refugee children. Curated editorial content to increase social media engagement and donations.

Website: https://www.centerforhumanrights.org/

Jun 2019 – Jul 2019

Freelance Project/Site Coordinator

Wise Readers to Leaders.

Oversaw and coordinated the operation of a 6-week, academic summer literacy program that involved direct supervision of six teachers, 20 volunteers, and 75+ K-5 students from Title I LAUSD schools. Supervised daily curriculum, workshops, and extracurricular activities.

Website: https://wisereaderstoleaders.org/

Sep 2014 – Sep 2017

Peer Tutor

Yeshiva University.

Met with students struggling in STEM and research-focused courses, helping over 50% of them achieve a full letter grade improvement from previous tests.

Jan 2016 – Jan 2017

Neurology Cancer Research Assistant

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Met with students struggling in STEM and research-focused courses, helping over 50% of them achieve a full letter grade improvement from previous tests.

EDUCATION

2014 – 2017

Bachelor’s degree – Field Of StudyBiology/Spanish

Yeshiva University

Biology Major, Pre-Med focus: Dean’s list (2014-2017). Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Organic Chemistry, Genetics, Physiology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry of Metals, Statistics, Calculus, and Research. Elementary Spanish I, Elementary Spanish II, Intermediate Spanish I, Intermediate Spanish II.

2013 – 2014

Talmudic Studies

Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh (Israel)

Attended top seminary in Israel studying and researching Jewish Law, Philosophy, Talmud and critical readings of biblical texts in ancient Semitic languages.

2017 – 2017

Certificate – Field Of StudyFinancial Modeling & Investment Banking

Adkins Matchett & Toy (AMT)

In-person bootcamp course with a focus on financial analysis, accounting, basic financial modeling, DCF modeling, M&A, LBO analysis, and valuation.

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