Ophira Barr
Ophira Berenholz
4745 Altschul | New York, NY 10027| ophira.bb@gmail.com


Barnard College of Columbia University (New York, NY)
Bachelor of Arts, expected May 2018
Major: Neuroscience and Film


Neuroscience Research (New York, NY),  Fall 2015- Present

Laboratory Assistant
  1. Working as part of Russell Romeo's laboratory at Barnard College researching stressors in adolescents with a focus on the effect of metabolism
  2. Learning about, observing, and helping with current research projects in the lab

Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio),  Summer 2015

  1. Worked in Noa Noy's molecular biology lab for seven weeks under the direction of Liraz Levi, PhD
  2. Aided in Levi's project which investigates the role of unsaturated vs. saturated fats in learning behavior of mice
  3. Learned laboratory technique such as Western blotting and immuno-staining and cultivated cells in cell culture

Mishelanu (New York, NY),  Spring 2015- Fall 2015

Student Leader/Intern
  1. Organized and led the group for Israeli-Americans at Columbia focusing on cultural identity
  2. Created events and meetings for group members and for recruitment
  3. Designed event posters and promotional images for regional retreats

Boyer Boarding School (Jerusalem, Israel),  Summer 2013- Summer 2014

  1. Served as part of the boarding school staff as part of this gap year program
  2. Responsible for a group of sixty 12th graders and in charge of their daily activities
  3. Organized activities and lead group discussions for the boarding school at large
  4. Tutored students in English and math and served as an academic resource

Through Their Eyes (film, shot in Israel/Cleveland, Ohio),  Winter 2011- Summer 2013

  1. Filmed, directed, and edited a documentary film titled Through Their Eyes, a movie about Holocaust survivors' experience combined with teen perspectives
  2. Screened the film at Shaker Heights High School in Ohio and Boyer Boarding School in Israel
  3. Copies of the documentary are held in multiple schools including Shaker Heights High School, Boyer Boarding School, and Cleveland Heights High School

Leadership and involvement

Student Playwriting Festival, Playwright (Cleveland, Ohio),  Spring 2013
A Cappella Treble Choir, Soprano I Section Leader (Cleveland, Ohio),  Fall 2012-Spring 2013
Venus Mentoring Program, President (Cleveland, Ohio),  Fall 2012-Spring 2013
Presidential Campaign, Volunteer (Cleveland, Ohio),  Fall 2012
Student Group on Race Relations, Volunteer (Cleveland, Ohio),  Fall 2011- Spring 2012



Python Programming Language, HTML/CSS, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office Suite


Fluent in Hebrew (including reading and writing), Basic Proficiency in Spanish


Guitar/ukelele, voice, theater, poetry