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WTP-EECS Staff


Summer 2015

Instructors| Residential Tutors|Residential Assistants



Instructors

Three female graduate students in the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science design and teach the Women's Technology Program classes in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Discrete Mathematics.

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Megan Fuller
Electrical Engineering Instructor


Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

 

Hello! I'm a PhD student studying image processing. (I'm one of those electrical engineers who doesn't actually do anything related to electricity, but don't worry--the electrical engineering class will still be all about how to make circuits work!) Before coming to MIT, I majored in electrical engineering at BYU. When I'm not studying, I like to read and write fantasy and science fiction stories. This is my first year teaching for WTP and I'm really excited to share the joys of engineering with you this summer!

 

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Rachael Harding
Discrete Mathematics Instructor


Hometown: Garden Grove, CA

 

 

Hi! I'm a PhD student in the Dabase Group at CSAIL. My research focuses on the performance of distributed databases, which are systems in which many computers work together to process huge amounts of data. Before coming to MIT, I majored in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie-Mellon University. I also spent a brief period designing computer processors at IBM. Outside of work I enjoy baking, running, playing board games, and exploring Boston. I also love logic puzzles, and you may get to see a few of my favorites in discrete math this summer!

 

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Angela Yen
Computer Science Instructor


Hometown: State College, PA

 


Hello! I am currently a Ph.D. student working in the Computational Biology Group at MIT with Prof. Manolis Kellis. My research is on epigenomics, which is closely tied to studying the genome. I enjoy my research because it allows me to apply my computational interests and skills to biological problems, with the hope of improving human health and understanding. My hobbies include playing violin, reading, and dancing, and other things I love to do (but that sadly, don't count as hobbies) include eating, spending time with friends, and watching uplifting television. I love traveling when I get the chance; I spent one summer living in Paris and have also been lucky enough to visit Colombia, Croatia, Taiwan, and much of Western Europe. I also care about encouraging young people, especially young women, to learn about and explore STEM fields like Computer Science. 

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Residential Tutors

Residential Tutors are current female MIT undergraduates or MEng students. They assist the WTP-EECS Instructors in the classroom, and also live in the dormitory with the high school students, chaperoning residential life, creating fun activities and field trips, and helping with homework.

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Eun Cho
Electrical Engineering Tutor


MIT Class of 2015
Major: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Hometown: Gwangju, South Korea




Hi everyone, I'm a graduating senior with a major in EECS and minor in biology. I have a wide range of academic interests, but I hope to contribute to the biomedical field in the future. Outside of academics and research, I like to read novels and plays, listen to music, run, and conduct cooking experiments. I also enjoy learning about new things, trying new sports, exploring new places, food, and culture. As a 2010 WTP-EECS alum, I'm excited to come back to WTP and meet you all!

 

Sarah
Sarah Edris
Computer Science Tutor


MIT Class of 2014
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Dallas, TX


Hi there! I graduated last year and am currently finishing my MEng in Computer Science. I enjoy baking things from the internet (ex: pake, oreo stuffed cookies), travelling, Star Trek, wandering inside grocery stores, and making interesting pottery pieces. Looking forward to meeting you all this summer! 

 

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Cynthia Jing
Computer Science Tutor


MIT Class of 2015
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Livermore, CA



Hi everyone! I am a graduating senior going to take a 5th year at MIT getting a masters in Internet architecture. In my free time, I like to read science fiction, bake, and get lost exploring somewhere new. I binge watch TV and I love playing card games. I did WTP in high school, and I am looking forward to coming back and getting to meet all of you guys!

 

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Nayoung Lee
Electrical Engineering Tutor

MIT Class of 2018
Major: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Hometown: Chattanooga, TN


Hi everyone! My name's Nayoung, and I'm a rising sophomore majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I'm interested in artificial intelligence, and I'm on the robotics team here. I'm a fan of movies, puzzles, and card games - and I know some pretty cool card tricks. I also enjoy listening to music and watching shows. I'm really excited and can't wait to meet all of you this summer!

 

Chelsea
Chelsea Levy
Discrete Mathematics Tutor


MIT Class of 2016
Major: Mathematics and Computer Science
Hometown: Bethpage, NY


Hey! I’m a rising senior studying course 18C, a combination of mathematics and computer science.  When I’m not doing math, I can be found singing with the chamber chorus and my a cappella group, serving as Vice President of my sorority, raising money for women’s shelters through Stop Our Silence, working as an MIT tour guide, and doing linguistics research at the RLE (Research Laboratory of Electronics). When I have free time, I like to spend it reading and watching bad movies. I’m really excited to meet you guys! I love learning at MIT and I’m sure you all will too.

 

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Quanquan Liu
Discrete Mathematics Tutor


MIT Class of 2015
Major: Computer Science & Mathematics
Hometown: Scarsdale, NY

Hi everyone! My name is Quanquan, and I am very excited to be a Discrete Math Tutor at WTP this summer! To give a little bit of background about myself: I am currently a senior majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics. I will be at MIT next year completing my MEng in theoretical computer science (a combination of my two favorite subjects--Math and CS) in CSAIL. I live at Epsilon Theta, which is an independent living group where you can meet friendly people, have interesting conversations, play (lots) of boardgames, and see an exorbitant amount of ducks. In my free time, I like to play boardgames and go running. I also go by 0101000101010001...

 

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Mrudul Thatte
Discrete Mathematics Tutor


MIT Class of 2017
Major: Mathematics
Hometown: Pune, India


Hello everyone! I am a junior majoring in Mathematics. I am also interested in philosophy and music. In my free time, I sing with the MIT Concert Choir, take Zumba classes, read novels and watch various TV shows on Netflix. I am very excited about WTP and can't wait to meet you all!

 

Wendy
Wendy Tsai
Computer Science Tutor


MIT Class of 2017
Major: Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Hometown: South Pasadena, CA



Hello! I’m a rising junior in brain and cognitive sciences. I’m also studying linguistics and music on the side! In my free time, I sing a cappella, play clarinet in the MIT Wind Ensemble, and watch lots of Netflix. I was also part of WTP-EECS when I was a junior in high school, and I can’t wait to be part of the program again from the other side! Looking forward to meeting you all!

 

Lisa
Lisa Zahray
Electrical Engineering Tutor


MIT Class of 2017
Major: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Hometown: Matawan, NJ

Hi! I'm a rising junior studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I'm currently interested in the applied physics side of EE, and I'm looking to explore other fields next semester. I'm also minoring in music - I play the trumpet and a bit of piano. Activities I enjoy are square dancing, underwater hockey (I swear it's real) and playing lots of board games. I'm excited to meet you all and have a really fun summer!


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Residential Assistants

Residential Assistants live in the dorm and help with evening and weekend activities, and assist with the final motor building project, but do not have other classroom or tutoring responsibilities. Residential Assistants are rising college sophomores; some attended WTP when they were in high school. They help make a warm community in the dorm and they organize residential activities and field trips into Boston and Cambridge.

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Mary Eccles


MIT Class of 2018
Major: Chemical Engineering
Hometown: Wahiawa, HI

 

Hi! I did WTP two summers ago, and I am beyond excited to be an RA this summer. I love to run, bake, cook, and craft. I am on MIT's cross country and track team, so I know a lot of great running routes around MIT. I can't wait for all of the adventures that we'll have this summer!

 

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Anna Frederich


MIT Class of 2018
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: La Canada, CA

 

Hi! I am a computer science major from Southern California. I'm on the varsity track and cross country teams here at MIT so I love running and pride myself on knowing all of the best routes around Boston. Off the track and out of the classroom I love puppies, scary movies, Grey's Anatomy and coffee. I'm super excited to meet all of you this summer and have a group of people willing to eat the outrageous amount of baked goods I create

 

 

 

 

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WTP Director and WTP-EECS Track Coordinator

CynthiaSkier


Cynthia Skier

MIT alumna: SB 1974, SM 1981
Hometown: Lexington, MA



I have been the WTP Director since fall 2002. Before that I managed computer software companies and worked in management consulting. My two children are "out of the nest." In my free time I like to sing, read mysteries, and watch old movies, especially film noire, musicals and science fiction. In addition to my WTP responsibilities, I also direct the Industrial Connection Program here in MIT EECS.


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