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We are happy to support your IntroSems course! You may request a CDA+ here. If you have questions, please reach out to our Academic Technology Specialist, Hollie Fortkamp: hollief@stanford.edu

All CDA+s are trained in Canvas, Academic Technology, IntroSems Course Enhancements, and Pedagogy. In addition to these skills, each student offers individual areas of expertise, as noted below. 

Meet the CDA+ Team

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Anavi Baddepudi

IntroSem I've taken:

EE15Q : The Art and Science of Engineering Design

Areas of expertise:

Python, C++, Java, Arduino (specifically with sensors and microprocessors), Chinese, Solar Energy Research, Social Activism, Tutoring in math and english, Drawing (pencil/pen), Graphic Design

Bio:

I'm a sophomore studying Computer Science with a concentration in Human Computer Interaction. I grew up in Singapore and am interested in pursuing the intersection of sustainability, design and technology. In my free time, I love watching Formula 1 and basketball. I am really excited to be a CDA+ this year and can't wait to be a part of the Introsem community!

Favorite study snack:

Toast!

 

Atharva Ekatpure

IntroSem I've taken:

CHEMENG 65Q: Chemical Engineering for Sustainability

Areas of expertise: 

1. Environmental, Energy and Sustainability Analysis

2. Former TA Experience

3. Familiarity with Python

Bio:

I am a 2nd Year MS student pursuing Environmental Engineering. Being from a city near Mumbai, India, I love creating things whether that be podcasts, start-ups or Indian food :). I also love traveling and soaking in fresh air from the beautiful national parks in and around us. I completed my undergrad in Chemical Engineering and am passionate about creating an impact that mitigates Climate Change. I work in the energy sector and ponder about how we can increase the implementation of Clean Energy Technologies to all corners of the world.

Favorite study snack: 

Peanuts

Bowen Jiang

IntroSems I've taken:

EE 14N: Things about Stuff

MI 70Q: Photographing Nature

Areas of expertise:

Curriculum development (high school); faculty experience (Stanford); tutoring; scientific research and writing experience; photography; extensive Zoom and Canvas; OWLs; programming (Python, R, C, C++)

Bio:

Hello! I am a senior majoring in Biomedical Computation and pursuing a coterminal M.S. in Biomedical Informatics. I love seeing the unique and engaging learning environments that IntroSems courses help create and I have enjoyed working with various instructors in the department for the past three years. Excited to get to know you and your course better!

Favorite study snack:

Hard to choose, but probably smoked salmon!

 

Julia Fischer

IntroSems I've taken:

LINGUIST 47N: Languages, Dialects, Speakers

CHEMENG 90Q: Dare to Care: Compassionate Design

Areas of expertise:

Programming in Python, C++, R (including data analysis & visualization), working with faculty as a research assistant (CESTA, PsychSummer), teaching programming in Python (Code in Place, Women in Computer Science Outreach) Familiarity with the French language (through FRENLANG 124) Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Workspace tools

Bio:

I am a junior studying Symbolic Systems. I'm excited to assist the IntroSems program by helping out with academic technology, event coordination, and more. I am especially interested in promoting accessibility and making the classroom an inclusive environment for all students.

Favorite study snack:

Chex Mix

Mishika Govil

IntroSem I've taken: 

APPPHYS 79N: Energy Options of the 21st Century

Areas of expertise:

I am experienced in Python, C++, Java, R, and familiar with a few other programming languages, as well as Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Notion, and Canvas. In high school I was a private tutor and led a tutoring club. I speak both Spanish and Hindi fluently, and I love learning new technologies, languages, skills, and ideas.

Bio:

I'm a sophomore studying Management Science and Engineering on the Operations and Analytics track and minoring in CS. What drives me is learning how things work - whether it be in the context of pure math, computing, the physical universe, the human mind, economic structures, or anything else. I also love watching Bollywood and playing ping pong and basketball with friends and family.

Favorite study snack:

Mangoes!

Moises Gonzalez De La Rosa

IntroSem I've taken:

History 24N: Stalin's Terror: Causes, Crimes, and Consequences

Areas of expertise:

Trilingual; English, Spanish, and French. Programming Language; Python. I have much teaching experience with middle schoolers and high schoolers, which often involved creating curriculums and tutoring. I tutor English Language Learners and was also a Science Explainer for my local town's observatory where I monitored and demonstrated science experiments for local students. I also know how to navigate archives and libraries from prior research paper experiences. Lastly, I'm always happy to learn a new skill.

Bio:

Hello everybody! I'm a sophomore studying history with an interest in Ottoman, Soviet, and Latin American history. I am also interested in the biological sciences and social sciences that intersect with history, especially public policy and biology. In my free time, I enjoy horseback riding, reading, drawing, and gardening.

Favorite study snack:

Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly with Graham Crackers

 

Paige Olson

IntroSems I've taken:

PSYC 60N: Psychology of Stoked

STRAMGT 110Q: Making Sense of Strategy

Areas of expertise: 

Python and C++; Excel and Powerpoint; working in a research lab; editing essays on Fiverr; tutoring in math, chemistry, and writing

Bio: 

I am a junior majoring in Symbolic Systems with a concentration in Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, but am also interested in human behavior, communications, design, and finance. On campus, I am involved in Stanford Women in Finance and Stanford Women in Design, and this summer, I interned at a healthcare investment company and worked on the Finance Team at The Farmlink Project. In my free time, I love going to the beach, swimming, cooking, and playing guitar.

Favorite study snack: 

Popcorn!

Sam Benabou

IntroSems I've taken: 

CHEM 29N: Chemistry in the Kitchen

CS 46N: Data-Driven Decisions and Discoveries

Areas of expertise:

Python, Biodesign, Conducting Research, Data Structures, Data Analysis, Raspberry Pi, French, General Lab Skills (i.e. pipetting, chromatography, etc.), Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, Organization, Graphic Design (Canva, Inkscape, Photoshop, etc.), Social Media

Bio:

I am so excited to be a CDA+ this year! I am a sophomore hailing from a small town in the East Bay called Martinez, CA with experience and interests in data science, medicine, and public policy. When I am not rocking out with the Stanford Band (LSJUMB), I am probably on a run, grabbing a Coupa coffee with some friends, or volunteering with the Cardinal Free Clinics.

Favorite study snack:

Unpopular opinion, but Almond Joys have my heart (and my stomach).

Scott Vu

IntroSems I've taken:

PSYCH 12N: Self Theories

PSYC 55N: Secrecy

PSYCH 28N: The Cultural Shaping of Emotion (CSRE 28N)

Areas of expertise:

Curriculum development in high school, Zoom, Canvas, Powerpoint, Excel, Microsoft Office, Vietnamese, Tutor for low-income students

Bio:

I am a sophomore planning to double major in Psychology and Management Science & Engineering. I'm from Carlsbad, CA, a small coastal town in Northern County San Diego. In my free time, I love playing indoor and beach volleyball with my friends on campus.

Favorite study snack:

Chips!!!

Sofia Raquel Gonzalez-Rodriguez

IntroSems I've taken:

EARTHSYS 41N The Global Warming Paradox

PSYCH 28N The Cultural Shaping of Emotion

ENGLISH 17N Animal Poems

Areas of expertise:

In addition to English, I am a native speaker of Spanish and Italian; I've worked with beginner English learners as an Habla tutor. I have extensive experience with writing and communications, from my role as an arts journalist and desk editor for the Stanford Daily to my work creating webpages on Wix and Squarespace (to this end, I also have some Python experience). I am an editor for the Stanford Undergraduate Law Review and the recipient of the 2021 fall quarter Boothe Prize for Excellence in Writing. I am currently assisting Professor Asad in his sociological research on immigration-serving organizations; I sit in on life story interviews and transcribe them using Trint software. My long-term aspiration is to become an immigration lawyer.

Bio:

I am a sophomore likely majoring in Sociology with long-term aspirations of working as an immigration lawyer. I am passionate about gender and racial justice, and spend my free time reading everything from pop cultural criticism to young adult fiction (I am currently about halfway through Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment!). I also love to stream just about any genre of music—and occasionally play some on the flute.

Favorite study snack:

any type of fruit (especially whatever is in season)!