Staff

Instructors

EllenP
Ellen Persson (bio) Hi everyone, I'm Ellen, and I'm UCB graduate with a B.S. in Engineering Math and Statistics. I love to hike the Berkeley hills while catching lots of virtual pokemon in Pokemon Go. Looking forward to getting to know everyone this semester.
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OH: 11:30-12:30 Tue, 12:30-1:30 Fri, The Woz Terrace
Kevin
Kevin Miao (bio) Hi, nice to meet you! My name is Kevin. I recently graduated with an MS in EECS. My research interests include Deep Learning and Explainable AI. In my free time, I like to cook, take pictures or workout. I am excited to be working with you over the summer!
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OH: 11:30-12:30 Mon, The Woz Terrace; 11:30-12:30 Thu, remote(http://bit.ly/kjhmiao)

Teaching Assistants

AngelaG
Angela Guan (bio) My name is Angela Guan, and I am from San Jose, CA. I am a pursuing my 5th year masters in data science, and I love Data 8! I'm on the Cal Table Tennis team, and I enjoy going to beaches, hiking, baking, and traveling. Looking forward to meeting you!
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Atticus
Atticus Ginsborg (bio) Hi everyone! I'm a rising Junior double majoring in Data Science and Economics and a first time uGSI. Outside of classes I love to read, play chess, and watch as much sports as possible. I hope you have a great time in Data8 and I'm looking forward to meeting you all!
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Emily
Emily Guo (bio) Hey! I'm a rising senior studying Data Science and Economics. In my free time, I like to travel, listen to music, and watch YouTube videos. Looking forward to meeting you all!
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Jeffrey
Jeffrey Chen (bio) Hello everyone!! I'm a sophomore 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!!
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Joshua
Joshua Alvarez (bio) Yummy yummy in my tummy!
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Katherine
Katherine Ma (bio) Hi!! I'm a rising senior from Taiwan majoring in MCB and minoring in Data Science. In my free time I love to bake bread and paint shoes. Excited to meet you all this summer!
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Kelsey
Kelsey Ley (bio) Hello! My name is Kelsey; I like word hunt and baking
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Kinsey
Kinsey Long (bio) Hi all! I'm Kinsey, a rising senior from Hong Kong majoring in Chemical Biology and minoring in Data Science and Bioengineering. Come talk to me about music, politics, food, board games, or anything cool!
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Noah
Noah Tran (bio) Excited to work with everyone this semester! I'm a big fan of Parks and Rec, stationery, figure skating, and Data 8.
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Oscar
Oscar Bjorkman (bio) Looking forward to a great summer :D
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Padma
Padma Venkatraman (bio) Hi! My name is Padma, and I'm a senior majoring in Astrophysics and Data Science. I'm so excited to meet you and work with you this summer!
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Paul
Paul Loisel (bio) I am an international transfer student who began his academic journey at SciencesPo Paris studying politics and macroeconomics. When I arrived at Berkeley, I fell in love with Data Science. The quality of the support I received from the staff left a strong mark on me, so I decided to join the staff to return the favor to the students and develop a solid understanding of the content.
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Prasann
Prasann Guruprasad (bio) Hi everyone! I am a rising 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. Looking forward to a great summer!
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Ron
Ron Wang (bio) Hi, I'm Ron, and I'm a rising junior studying economics and data science from Shanghai, China. I love traveling, cooking, and playing soccer on the rooftop of La Loma Parking Structure. Always excited to be on Team D8!
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Samiha
Samiha Singh (bio) Hi! My name is Samiha and I'm a rising junior studying Data Science and Business. I fell in love with Data 8 when I first took it as a freshman and am here to help you with any and everything! Feel free to reach out for anything at all :)
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Sara
Sara Fang (bio) Hey guys !! I’m an incoming senior studying data science and computer science. I’m from Palos Verdes in SoCal, and in my free time I like sleeping, napping, and dozing off. Some of my hobbies include listening to music, vibing at pretty views, and playing piano :)
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Yiyan
Yiyan Hao (bio) Hi! I'm a rising junior double-majoring in Data Science and Molecular Environmental Biology. In my free time, I like streaming tv, traveling, and grocery shopping. Super excited to meet you all!
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Tutors

Aarushi
Aarushi Walia (bio) Hi I’m Aarushi! I’m a sophomore studying computer and data science, and love learning about AI and it’s societal implications. In my free time I like to swim and listen to The Weeknd! I’m super excited to get to know y’all this summer :)
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Andrea
Andrea Wang (bio) Hey y'all! I'm Andrea, a rising junior studying Business Administration and Data Science. I love singing, dancing, and eating copious amounts of desserts (especially ice cream). I'm super excited to get to know y'all this summer <3
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AngelaL
Angela Lin (bio) Hi! I’m Angela, a rising junior studying Data Science + English. Outside of classes, I can be found reading, painting, or cooking/baking. So excited to meet everyone this summer!
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Carrie
Carrie Hu (bio) Hi everyone! I'm a third year Political Science major from Arizona, and am super psyched to join Data 8 course staff as a tutor! Let's chat about weirdly in depth YouTube commentaries, good places to eat in Berkeley, or data questions!
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Evan
Evan Kandell (bio) Hey everyone, I'm Evan! Data 8 was the first coding class I ever took, and now I'm a third-year CS major. I'm super excited to be working with y'all this summer and to pass on some of my passion. In my free time, I'm on Cal's ultimate frisbee team. Feel free to reach out!
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Jacob
Jacob Aldrich (bio) Hi everyone, my name is Jacob Aldrich! I'm a Junior attending Berkeley from Oceanside, California. In my free time I like to play sports, cook, teach, and meet new people. Excited to help out this semester!
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Julianna
Julianna Lee (bio) heyoo i'm a second year studying math and i enjoy basketball, fruit, and word hunt! looking forward to meeting y'all :')
KevinN
Kevin Nguyen (bio) Hi! I am a junior studying Data Science. I love trying new foods, napping, and going on random adventures with friends.
Kristen
Kristen Vitolo (bio) 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!
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Lucy
Lucy Tran (bio) Hi friends! I'm a third year studying Chemistry, and I'm excited to meet you all this summer! Ask me about my TastyPot tier list, anime, or k-pop survival shows :D
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Mangai
Mangai Sundaram (bio) I'm Mangai and I'm a senior from Massachusetts studying Data Science + Public Health! I loved taking Data8 and am excited to share that with you all this summer. Reach out to me w/ any questions data-related or not!
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Mingsha
Mingsha Mo (bio) I'm a rising senior studying ORMS and Data Science from Guangzhou, China. Come talk to me about traveling, food, photography, or any movies you liked!
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Richard
Richard Soong (bio) My name is Richard and I'm a rising junior majoring in Data Science. In my free time, I enjoy working out, drinking boba, and going on bike rides. I'm excited to meet all of you!
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Selina
Selina Liu (bio) I am sophomore student double major in Chemistry and Computer Science. In my free time, I like reading, painting, and hiking.
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Stephen
Stephen Liu (bio) Second year studying data science and economics. Hope you enjoy the semester!
Vaidehi
Vaidehi Bulusu (bio) Hi! I'm Vaidehi, a sophomore majoring in economics and data science. This is my first semester on DATA 8 course staff and I'm really looking forward to teaching my favorite class at Berkeley! In my free time, I love reading Sally Rooney novels, hiking and trying new restaurants.
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Zachary
Zach Mackin (bio) 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.
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Readers

Ethan
Ethan Chien (bio) 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!
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Jonathan
Jonathan Ferrari (bio) hiya! i'm jonathan, a rising junior majoring in data sci, cog sci, and psych, with a minor in logic. outside of school you can either find me at FSMC hanging out with friends or out on a nearby trail hiking or backpacking! i love to travel; a fun fact about me is that i've been to 47 states and 2/3 of the national parks!
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Karen
Karen Li (bio) Hi everyone! I'm a rising senior majoring in public health and this is my 5th semester on staff. In my free time you can find me at Happy Lemon, trying the new Salt and Straw flavors, or watching Netflix!
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Lisa
Lisa Liu (bio) I am a sophomore studying Data Science and Econ. In my free time, I like baking, binging shows, and sleeping. Looking forward to meet you all!
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Natalie
Natalie Chan (bio) Hi! I'm Natalie, a (to be) third year data science major. I love Animal Crossing, swimming, and exploring new places, especially the Bay Area! Can't wait to get to know y'all!
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Nikil
Nikil Sunku (bio) Hello! My name is Nikil and I'm a second year data science major. I have an obsession with caffeine, liquid IV, and Gordon Ramsay youtube clips. I'm here to help if anyone needs it and understand how it feels to be behind, so make sure to reach out if you need help. I also love to cook, watch anime, and watch basketball!
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Raymond
Raymond Lui (bio) Hi everyone! I'm a fourth year student from San Francisco majoring in EECS and minoring in Data Science. In my free time, I will be grading your homework and responding to your regrade requests. I hope to meet some of you in office hours!
Rebecca
Rebecca Hu (bio) warriors in 4
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Zayan
Zayan Khanmohammed (bio) Hi everyone! I am a junior from Los Angeles studying Data Science & Public Health. Outside of class, I love playing basketball, listening to music, and traveling the world. Excited to meet y'all!
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