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Instructors

John DeNero

he/him

denero@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Tues 3-4PM (Warren 101A), Fri 8:45-9:30AM (Clark Kerr Track), Fri 10:15-10:45AM (Memorial Glade)

Swupnil Sahai

he/him

swupnil@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Mon 11AM-12PM (On Zoom), Mon 5PM-6PM (Free Speech Movement Cafe)

A Bay Area native, 2013 Cal grad and startup founder who is teaching Data 8 for the 6th time 📈 If he’s not at Wheeler, you can catch him playing tennis, hiking or being autonomously driven in his Tesla ⚡

Lead GSIs

All office hours are held in-person in Warren 101 unless otherwise specified

Content

Carter Sun

he/him

csun457@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Mon 12-1PM

Hey everyone, I’m a senior studying economics and data science, and I took Data 8 as my first exposure to data science! In my free time, I like to exercise and to just kick back and relax.

Scholars

Ciara Acosta

she/her

ciara.acosta@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Tues 12-1PM

Hi! I’m a fourth year DS + Econ major who took Data 8 as a Scholar and is beyond excited for you to join!! 🥰 Outside of the classroom, you can find me at Berkeley Social Club, Grégoire, or the lawn in front of California hall.

Content

James Weichert

he/him

jweichert@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Mon 11AM-12PM

Hi y’all! I’m a senior from Virginia studying computer science and data science. Data 8 is one of my favorite courses and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!

Course Director

Nicole Park

she/her

nicolepark@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Thurs 1-2PM

Hi everyone! I’m a fourth year data science and economics major who loves concerts, food, movies, and kickboxing ✩

Pedagogy

Oscar

he/him

oscarb@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Thurs 1-2PM

Senior studying CS from the Bay Area. Looking forward to a mega semester!

Logistics

Padma Venkatraman

she/her

vpadma@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Mon 9-10AM

Hi! I’m Padma and I study Astrophysics and Data Science. Looking forward to a great semester with you all!

Logistics

Rebecca Hu

she/her

rhu01@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Thurs 1-2PM

Data science and spreadsheets are my passion.

Tutors

Rithvik Sunku

he/him

rithviksunku@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Fri 1-2PM

5th year Data Science Master’s student excited for another semester of the best course on campus ;) Looking forward to meeting y’all this semester!

Grading

Sonya Kiskachi

she/her

sonyak@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Tues 12-1PM

Loves: long walks on the beach, good bike lanes. Hates: cold weather, the intersection of Shattuck and University.

Grading

Wendy Kim

she/her

wendykimm@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Tues 1-2PM

Hi everyone! I’m a fourth year studying Data Science who is looking forward to one last year with Data 8. :’)

Course Director

Will Furtado

he/him

willfurtado@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Tues 1-2PM

Applied Math and CS major from Massachusetts who took his talents to the Bay to join Data 8 course staff. Big Spotify guy, bigger Wii Sports guy.

Teaching Assistants (GSIs)

All office hours are held in-person in Warren 101 unless otherwise specified

Anna Zhao

she/her

anna_zhao@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Mon 11AM-12PM

Hey everyone! Here are some of my favorite things: my puppy Cookie, passion fruit green tea, pretty keyboards, and Data 8!

Atticus Ginsborg

he/him

atticus.ginsborg@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Mon 11AM-12PM

Hi everyone! I’m a junior studying Data Science and Economics. Outside of school I love watching and playing all sports (especially chess), reading, and going on hikes in the Berkeley hills.

Audrey Im

she/her

audreyim@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Tues 2-3PM

Hey everyone, I’m Audrey! This is my fourth semester on staff, and I’m so excited to teach you all this semester. I’m a big Yelper, Arctic Monkeys fan, and foodie, so if you wanna talk about Data 8 or food recs, hit me up!

Devin Sze

he/him

devin.sze@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Thurs 2-3PM

Hi yall, my name is Devin, and this is my 6th semester teaching Data 8 :D I’m super excited to meet you all, feel free to drop by if you wanna talk about internships, minecraft, gRaPhiC dEsIgN, or whatnot ❤️❤️

Diana Qing

she/her

dianaqing@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Mon 12-1PM

Hi! I’m a third year studying Computer Science. Data 8 was one of my favorite classes, and I’m excited to get to know everyone better this semester!

Eddie Liu

he/him

efliu@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Thurs 12-1PM

I’m a senior pursuing majors in data science and business administration, and this is my third semester as a uGSI on course staff! In my free time, I enjoy weight training, listening to electronic dance music, and watching Marvel movies/shows.

Eunice Choi

she/her

eunicechoi@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Wed 12-1PM

Hello! I’m a 4th year studying Data Science and Sociology. Outside of Data 8 I love reading books, looking at art, and picking up random hobbies. Excited to meet you all :)

Jeffrey Chen

he/him

xjeffreychen12@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Mon 1-2PM

Hello everyone!! I’m a Junior majoring in CS and DS. In my free time I enjoy listening to kpop, sleeping, and watching random videos. Feel free to email me some song recommendations!!

Jessica Qian

she/they

jaqian@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Tues 4-5PM

Hey y’all! I’m a senior studying Data Science (emphasis in Quantitative Social Science) and Japanese. I love sunsets, traveling, and teaching Data 8! Excited for another great semester! c:

Kanchana Samala

she/her

kanchoo@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Wed 11AM-12PM

Hey y’all, I am a fourth-year Data Science major and CalTeach minor who loved Data 8 and can’t wait for you to join! Outside of the classroom, you can find me meditating on the glade with SKY at Berkeley, learning pottery at the Berkeley Art Studio, or getting bingsu with Ciara, Sonya & Sara :)

Katherine Ma

she/her

katherine0806@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Wed 10-11AM

Hi! I’m a senior from Taiwan studying MCB and Data Science. Excited to meet you all this semester!

Kelsey Ley

she/her

kelseyley@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Mon 1-2PM

Hi! I’m a junior from the bay who loves baking and taking sub-par pictures of food. Looking forward to a fun semester!

Kinsey Long

she/her

kinsey.long@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Thurs 12-1PM

Ice cream connoisseur. Gig car enthusiast. Houseplant dealer.

Lillian Weng

she/her

lillianweng@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Mon 9-10AM

Hello! I’m a junior studying CS and Data Science. I switched my major because of Data 8, so super excited to teach :D

Matthew Shen

he/him

mattyshen@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Tues 1-2PM

I beep, I boop, I data 8.

Massimiliano (Max) Lucas

he/him

mlucas@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Thurs 2-3PM

Hey! I’m a senior doubling in IEOR and DS, and am super stoked to meet y’all! Out of class you can find me planning Homecoming and Bonfire Rally with the Rally Committee or playing D&D!

Miranda Shen

she/her

miranda.l.shen@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Tues 4-5PM

Hi everyone! I’m a junior from Toronto, Canada double majoring in Data Science and Psychology. I’m involved in neuroscience research and consulting here at Cal, but outside of work, I love painting, baking, and exploring Berkeley with my friends!

Nikaash Maheshwari

he/him

nikaash.maheshwari@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Tues 4-5PM

we all make mistakes

Noah Tran

he/him

noah.s.tran@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Wed 1-2PM

Hi everyone, I’m Noah! I’m a big fan of figure skating, tennis, and Data 8.

Oswaldo Pastor

he/him

oswaldo1603@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Thurs 4-5PM

Hi everyone! I’m a fourth year international student from Peru majoring in Civil Engineering. On my free time I enjoy working out, playing basketball and practicing jazz improv.

Peter Valverde

he/him

pverde1@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBD

Hey everyone, I’m Peter. I love running, hiking , lifiting, and reminding students to restart their kernel.

Prasann Guruprasad

he/him

gprasann@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Tues 12-1PM

Hi everyone! I am a senior from Bangalore, India studying economics and statistics. Outside of class, I am a huge soccer (brownie points if you call it ‘football’ and if you support Bayern Munich), Formula 1 and cricket fan.

Ron Wang

he/him

yifengwang@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Thurs 4-5PM

Hi there, I’m super thrilled to be returning from summer! I’m a rising junior majoring in economics and DS/CS. My hometown is Shanghai, China.

Sara Fang

she/her

sarafang@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Wed 11AM-12PM

cooler than sean B)

Sarah Song

she/her

sasong@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Wed 1-2PM

Hi! I’m a third year from Iowa studying DS and Statistics, and I adore cats, eating, and romping around town. Looking forward to meeting y’all!

Sean Wei

he/him

seanwei2001@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Wed 11AM-12PM

Hey everyone! I’m a fourth-year Data Science major from San Diego who loves sports and binge-watching stuff. Cooler than Sara B)

Shawn Huang

he/him

shawn.huang@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Tues 3-4PM

Senior studying CS from the Bay Area. Looking forward to a great semester!

Sofia Kwee

she/her

sofiakwee@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Wed 12-1PM

Hi! I am a senior studying data science. I am really involved in data science organizations at Cal and passionate about computational biology.

Sonya Shankar

she/her

sonyashankar@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Wed 10-11AM

Hi! My name is Sonya Shankar, and I am a senior studying Cognitive Science with a minor in Data Science & Dance. In my free time, you will always find me dancing, making Spotify playlists, or at the gym.

Steven Deng

he/him

stevendeng@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Wed 9-10AM

Hi, my name is Steven Deng and I’m a third year majoring in CS and Data Science. In my free time, I like to go on day trips, skateboard, and play videogames. Looking forward to meeting you!

Zayan Khanmohammed

he/him

zayankhanmd@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Thurs 12-1PM

Hi everyone! I am a senior from Los Angeles studying Data Science & Public Health. Outside of class, I love playing basketball, listening to music, and traveling the world. Excited for a great semester!

Tutors

Alex Goldberg

he/him

alexgberg@berkeley.edu

I’m a second year CS + Legal Studies major. Ask me about fencing, hiking, cooking, or the circadian rhythms of malaria parasites

Amanda Burns

she/her

aburns@berkeley.edu

Hi! I’m a junior from Oakland studying Data Science, Public Policy, and Journalism. Data 8 is by far my favorite course at Cal and I hope y’all enjoy it as much as I did!

Andrew Chen

he/him

andrew_chen04@berkeley.edu

Hi everyone! I’m a third year majoring in Political Science and Psychology and minoring in Data Science from San Diego who loves playing card/board games and watching YouTube. I enjoyed taking Data 8, and I hope you all will too!

AJ Grover

he/him

ajgrover26@berkeley.edu

Hi all - I’m AJ, a third year Math/CS/DS major from SoCal. I’m a proud member of the Cal Band, Berkeley Economic Review, and facilitator of the Poker DeCal. I’d love to chat - feel free to reach out!

Audrey Chun

she/her

audreychun@berkeley.edu

Hi!! I’m a second-year majoring in Data Science, originally from Portland, Oregon. I love running, hiking, oatmilk lattes, food, Madewell, and helping students out with Data 8 ;)

Brandon Chin

he/him

brandoncjw_25@berkeley.edu

Hi everyone, my name is Brandon Chin and I’m a sophomore majoring in EECS and planning to minor in DS and Math. I loved taking Data 8 this time last year, so I hope y’all have a great time too :D

Can Ruso

he/him

canruso@berkeley.edu

My name is Can Ruso and I am a third year student from İstanbul, Turkey. On my free time I love to jam on my guitar, watch sports and binge movies and shows!

Carrie Hu

she/her

carrie.hu@berkeley.edu

Hi everyone, I’m a third year Political Science major from Arizona, and am super psyched to be a Data 8 tutor again! Let’s chat about good places to eat in Berkeley or getting in-depth on tutoring worksheets.

Dhilan Nagaraju

he/him

dnagaraju25@berkeley.edu

Hi, I’m a sophomore intended DS + business student. I’m excited for this semester and looking forward to meeting all of you.

Ethan Chien

he/him

ekchien04@berkeley.edu

Hey everyone! I am a 3rd year studying Data Science from Irvine, California. Besides my love for data science, I enjoy playing basketball, swimming and listening to EDM and K-pop!

Hailey Holcomb

she/her

haileyholcomb@berkeley.edu

Hello! My name is Hailey Holcomb and I am a sophomore majoring in Data Science and minoring in IEOR. I’m super excited to be on course staff for Data 8 again this semester and can’t wait to meet everyone!

Ishani Gupta

she/her

ishani@berkeley.edu

Hi! I’m Ishani, and I’m a sophomore studying Economics and Data Science. I enjoy baking and crocheting stuffed animals in my free time, and I’m looking forward to meeting everyone!

Jacob Aldrich

he/him

jacobaldrich11@berkeley.edu

hey y’all, my name is Jacob Aldrich and I am a junior from SoCal studying Math and Data Science! if you ever see me, come talk to me about sports, music, cooking, or video games (except for League)

Jasmine Lin

she/her

jaslin@berkeley.edu

Hello, so excited to teach Data 8 this semester! Talk to me about anything, especially food-related topics!

Jessica Golden

she/her

jessicagolden@berkeley.edu

Hi! I’m a second year studying data science and cognitive science. Outside of school, I love solving all types of puzzles, playing percussion in UCBSO, staring at squirrels, journaling, and going on too many boba runs.

Julianna Lee

she/her

juliannalee@berkeley.edu

hello friendos i’m a second year from socal studying math who plays a bit too much word hunt and basketball! excited for this semesterr

Karen Li

she/her

karen.li@berkeley.edu

Hi everyone! I’m a fourth year majoring in public health and this will be my sixth semester on staff! In my free time you can find me getting food in Oakland or finding new shows to watch.

Kristen Vitolo

she/her

kvitolo@berkeley.edu

Hi! I am a junior from LA studying data science. In my free time I love to crochet, learn k-pop dances, and drink boba!

Lauryn Nakamitsu

she/her

ilaurynakamitsu@berkeley.edu

I am sophomore intending to major in Data Science! I love playing sports, listening to music, and hanging out with friends!

Lisa Liu

she/her

lisaycliu@berkeley.edu

Hi, I’m Lisa! I’m a Junior majoring in Data Science and Econ. I like streaming shows, hiking, and baking in my free time. Super excited to meet you all!

Maricruz Montes de Oca

she/they

maricruz@berkeley.edu

Hey everyone! I’m a 3rd year studying data science with a domain emphasis in business and industrial analytics. Some topics I care about are STEM education, politics, and financial literacy.

Meenakshi Mittal

she/her

meenakshi.mittal@berkeley.edu

I am a sophomore with an intended double major in computer science and applied math. Data 8 is one of my favorite courses I’ve taken at Berkeley and I’m so excited to help out!

Nikil Sunku

he/him

nikil@berkeley.edu

Hello my goofy data8 goobers, I’m Nikil! I like cooking, working out, and all sports from football to fútbol.

Noel Salmeron

he/him

n.s@berkeley.edu

Hey everyone! I’m a junior from the Bay Area and studying Data Science. I love pop music, horror movies, and spending time with friends. Looking forward to this semester!

Owen Sleigh

he/him

owensleigh@berkeley.edu

Hello, I’m a senior studying applied math and computer science. I’m excited to learn about some data science with you all!

Ramisha Kabir

she/her

ramishakabir@berkeley.edu

Hey! I am a second year studying Data Science and CS from Dhaka, Bangladesh and Assam. India. I love exploring new places, taking photos, hiking, reading, eating and watching fun shows and movies.

Ria Bhandarkar

she/her

riabhandarkar@berkeley.edu

I’m a third year studying Economics and Data Science. Data 8 is one of my favorite classes ever so I’m excited to be on the course staff again this semester!

Rodrigo Leiva

he/him

rodrigo_leiva23@berkeley.edu

Hey all! I’m a senior majoring in Data Science, and I’ve been working with Data 8 since my sophomore year. In my free time, I enjoy watching shows/movies, exploring the Bay and playing videogames.

Ryan Cottone

he/him

rcottone@berkeley.edu

Hey! I’m a EECS + Math sophomore and first time Data 8 Tutor. Outside of school, I enjoy long hikes and playing tennis.

Sameer Keswani

he/him

sameerkeswani@berkeley.edu

Hey everyone! I’m a junior studying CS and DS. When I’m not grinding school, I love watching/playing soccer, going to the gym, and playing the sax.

Sam Bobick

he/him

samuelbobick@berkeley.edu

Hi! I’m a second year CS major from Sunnyvale, CA. Looking forward to a great semester!

Sandra You

she/her

xinyueyou@berkeley.edu

Hi all! I’m Sandra and I’m a senior studying cs and data science. In my free time I love to hike, cook, and read.

Srikar Munukutla

he/him

smunukutla@berkeley.edu

Hi! My name is Srikar and I’m a junior from the Bay Area studying Computer Science and ORMS. I love watching and playing sports, listening to music, and trying new foods.

Su Min Park

she/her

m.suminpark@berkeley.edu

Hello! I’m a third-year studying data science and sociology. I am SUPER excited to teach:)

Ted Wang

he/him

tedwang@berkeley.edu

Hello! I’m a junior majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Data Science. Before coming to university, I played esports professionally in two different game titles and I couldn’t be more excited for this fall semester!

Thomas Gerken

he/him

wtgerken@berkeley.edu

Hi everyone, I’m a second year from SoCal studying data science and economics and I can’t wait to work with you all this semester! Outside of DATA8, I’m an avid jogger + podcast listener and I love discovering new (spicy) places to eat at.

Vinh Bui

he/him

vinhbui@berkeley.edu

Hello everyone, my name is Vinh Bui. I am a senior student majoring in Data Science. In my free time, I love to read books or hangout with friends.

Vivian Kuang

she/her

viviankuang@berkeley.edu

Hellooo my name is Vivian and I’m a third-year majoring in Political Economy and Data Science and minoring in Ethnic Studies. In my free time I like figure skating, concerts, and jigsaw puzzles!

Yasmin Ho

she/her

yasminho@berkeley.edu

I am half English and half Taiwanese, but I was born in South Africa. I am a sophomore intending to study Data Science.

Zach Mackin

he/him

zachmackin@berkeley.edu

My name is Zach Mackin, I am studying Data Science and Statistics, and am from Denver, Colorado. I am the captain of Cal’s Disc Golf Team and other than that I love hiking and traveling.