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Edward Ryan Roxas Talatala

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1 LMU Dr Biology Department, Los Angeles, CA 90045


Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles CA

  • Bachelor of Science, Biology
    • August 2015-May 2019
  • Relevant Coursework
    • Comparative Anatomy + Lab
    • Principles of Ecology + Lab
    • Marine Biology + Lab
    • Urban Ecology
    • Urban Ecology Lab
    • General Physiology
    • Plant Interactions
    • SS: Mitochondrial Biology
    • Biomathematical modeling
    • Biochemistry

Career Interests

Receiving either a M.D. or D.O.


  1. Specializing in trauma surgery or surgical critical care
    • Open a trauma center (if trauma surgeon)
    • Become head of emergency care department of a hospital (if critical care surgeon)
  2. Becoming a doctor for Doctors Without Borders

Shadowing Experience

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, Carrollton TX | July 2018 – August 2018

Emergency Care Department

  • Shadowed Suresh Chavda, MD in the emergency room to experience exciting, urgent, and unpredictable situations

Richard Butlig, MD, Carson CA | January 2018 – April 2018

Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Pediatrics Shadowing

  • Shadowed several doctors and physician assistants at this primary care family clinic
  • Worked directly with patients by checking in patients, taking vital signs, and asking reason for visit


Loyola Marymount University Coastal Research Institute, Los Angeles CA | January 2018 – May 2019

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant | Environmental Sciences Research with James Landry, Ph.D.
    • Researched kelp Macrocystis pyrifera for abalone restoration in the Santa Monica Bay
    • Collected sieve tube sap from kelp in the Palos Verdes Peninsula to monitor heavy metal pollution
    • Used inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (IPC-MS) to measure heavy metal concentration in kelp sap
    • Determined the best location to outplant abalone in the kelp forest to replenish abalone stock

Work & Leadership

Loyola Rugby Club at LMU

  • Captain | August 2016-May 2019
    • Captained the entire team by creating new plays and drills to develop the team’s skills, fitness, and knowledge of the game
    • Set up social events for team bonding, such as dinners, BBQs, and post-match socials
  • Team Manager | August 2016-May 2017
    • Managed equipment needed for practice and set up field for home games
    • Oriented the new members to the team and culture as their mentor through social events
    • Recruited new members at club festivals and preseason touch practices
  • Safety Officer | August 2017-May 2019
    • Received Red Cross CPR/ First Aid certification to mend injuries when the trainer was not present
    • Reported injuries from matches and practices to the Club Sports Department

LMU Campus Ministry

  • Student Minister | August 2015-May 2016
    • Worked the front desk as the assistant to the Jesuit priests and ministers
    • Answered phone calls, managed appointments, and greeted visitors with a positive, welcoming attitude
  • First Year Retreat Leader | September 2016-September 2018
    • Led first year students on a spiritual retreat to form friendships, reflect, and look forward to their time at LMU
    • Supported retreatants during the emotionally challenging parts of the retreat

LMU Special Olympics Club

  • Coach | August 2016 – May 2019
    • Coached children and adults with intellectual disabilities in soccer and basketball to help lead the social justice movement

LMU Orientation Team

  • Orientation Leader | August 2017
    • Prepared students for their first year at LMU by assisting with registration and familiarizing them with the campus

Jesuit Medical Society

  • Guatemala Medical Mission Trip | March 2015
    • Worked under volunteer doctors and dentists at a free clinic in rural Lake Atitlan region
    • Worked directly with Spanish-speaking patients in triage, medical, and dental areas
    • Taught oral hygiene classes to children of the villages and provided toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss

Personal Interests

  • Rugby
  • SCUBA Diving
  • Traveling
  • Vegetarian
  • Favorite aspect of biology
    • The fact that it is such a vast subject, and there is always more to learn
  • Favorite aspect of math
    • The fact that it is universal, so people everywhere can learn it, regardless of language barriers


I worked with Austin Dias face-to-face outside of class. We worked on practicing our wiki skills together (links, uploading images/files, creating template).

I looked at Leanne Kuwahara's edit page to gain ideas on how to format my page and to see how she created links.

I worked with my homework partner Brianna Samuels face-to-face outside of class to review our user page and make sure we completed everything on the assignment.

I worked with Austin Dias face-to-face outside of class. We worked on answering questions for the Week 2 assignment together.

Except for what is noted above, this individual journal entry was completed by me and not copied from another source. EdwardRyanTalatala (talk) 20:07, 29 January 2019 (PST)


Dahlquist, K. and Fitzpatrick, B. (2019). BIOL388/S19:Week 1. [online] Available at:Week 1 Assignment Page [Accessed 29 Jan. 2019].

Dahlquist, K. and Fitzpatrick, B. (2019). BIOL388/S19:Week 2. [online] Available at:Week 2 Assignment Page [Accessed 29 Jan. 2019].

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