Ilana Usiskin
Ilana Usiskin
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Mendham, N.J.
High School: Lawrenceville
Position: Coxswain
Major: Biomedical engineering
Residential College: Davenport

2011-12: Coxed the 2V to an undefeated regular season and an Eastern Sprints gold medal... Coxed the lightweight four at IRA's, finishing fourth.

2010-11: Won the Head of the Charles in the Lightweight Four... Coxed the undefeated, Eastern Sprints-winning 1F... Coxed the lightweight four at IRA's, finishing fourth.

Off the Water: Business Manager for Proof of the Pudding, Yale’s all-female jazz and swing a cappella group (2012–present), manages the group’s finances and organizes concerts, plans budgets for tours and other group expenses and leads outreach to alumni and fundraising efforts, has been a group member since 2010…Worked for the Red Ribbon Center in Hong Kong, supported by the Yale-China Association Public Service Exchange, within the HIV/AIDS division of the Hong Kong Department of Health and developed a survey to be distributed to secondary school principals to determine the extent and types of HIV/AIDS education provided to students (July 2012)…Worked at Leeway, a skilled-nursing center for people living with HIV/AIDS in New Haven, with the recreation directors to develop programming for the residents and shadowed the doctors and psychiatrist on rounds and on Saturdays for care-plan meetings (June 2012)…Interned at Fahmy Engineering and Immunity Lab, Yale University, funded by the Perspectives on Science Fellowship Program, and worked on optimizing a liposome/polymer system for the loading and controlled release of proteins to be used for adoptive immunotherapy (summer 2011)…Interned at Rubinstein Molecular Genetics Lab, Weizmann Institute in Israel and tested different members of the low-density lipoprotein receptor family to identify the cellular receptor for the Vesicular Stomatitis Virus, 1 of 19 American students funded through the Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute. (Summer 2010)…Language: Intermediate Mandarin Chinese (5 years of study)

Before Yale: Coxed at the Lawrenceville School.

Personal: Member of Davenport College.