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Instructors

Raza Khan

he/him

mraza@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: See Ed for information

Raza is a 2018 Cal grad. Currently, he is working as an Applied Scientist in the Amazon Music Spoken Language Understanding team and has worked at Microsoft and Google in similar roles in the past as well. This is the second time he is teaching Data 8 course. Outside of work, sketching and watching soccer matches are his favorite hobbies.

Swupnil Sahai

he/him

swupnil@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Monday 4-6pm @ FSM Café

Swupnil is a 2013 Cal grad, CEO of SwingVision, and 8-time lecturer of Data 8 🤓 Previously, he led object tracking at Tesla A.I. ⚡ If he’s not at Wheeler, you can catch him traveling, hiking or playing tennis 🎾

Lead GSIs

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

Logistics

Atticus Ginsborg

HE/HIM

atticus.ginsborg@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Tue 11-1PM

Hi everyone! I’m a Senior 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.

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Dana Benedicto

SHE/HER

dbenedicto@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Thu 2-3PM, Fri 11-12PM

super excited to be back for an awesome final semester with my favorite class on campus <3

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Edwin Vargas Navarro

HE/HIM

jedwin321@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Wed 3-4PM (online), Thu 12-1PM

Hey y’all! I’m a junior majoring in Data Science and minoring in CalTeach. I enjoy going on runs, biking, and playing video games with friends.

Logistics

Gamy Aguas

HE/HIM

gamyaguas@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Thu 11-12PM, Fri 1-2PM

Helloooo hellooo :D ! The name is Gamy and I am from Escondido CA, majoring math and CS! I am a HUGE fan of music (obsessed with kpop atm), coffee, minecraft and pokemon(dratini <3).

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Jonathan Ferrari

HE/THEY

jonathanferrari@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Tue 3-4PM, Fri 12-1PM

hi! i’m a senior majoring in DS, CogSci, Psych, and minor in CS. when im not teaching or in class, you can usually find me at a cafe around campus, playing zelda/smash bros with friends, or out at a nearby hiking trail! a fun fact about me is that i’ve been to 47 states and 2/3 of the national parks!

Grading

Kelsey Ley

SHE/HER

kelseyley@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Tue 1-3PM

Well-adjusted senior data science major with a slight addiction to mobile games.

Course Director

Noah Tran

HE/HIM

noah.s.tran@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Wed 12-2PM

Hi everyone, nice to meet you! I’m a big fan of crosswords, taking naps, and Data 8.

Scholars & Tutors

Ramisha Kabir

SHE/HER

ramishakabir@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Mon 1-2PM, Tue 11-12PM

hey! i’m a third year studying data science and cs. data 8 was my first coding experience and it changed my world. i’m so excited you’re here :)

Grading

Sam Bobick

HE/HIM

samuelbobick@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Tue 3-4PM, Thu 2-3PM

Hi! I’m a third year studying computer science. I’m a big fan of coffee, chocolate milk, and fruit smoothies.

Course Director

Sarah Song

SHE/HER

sasong@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Tue 12-2PM

Hi! I’m a fourth year from Iowa studying DS + Statistics, and I adore cats, eating, and romping around town 😄

Scholars & Tutors

Thomas Gerken

HE/HIM

wtgerken@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Mon 12-2PM

Hi everyone, I’m so excited to be returning as a 3rd time GSI to the best staff on campus! I’m a double major in Data Science and Economics, and I’m looking forward to getting to know you all this semester.

Pedagogy

Zackary Oon

HE/HIM

zackaryoon134@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Tue 2-4 PM

Hey there, I’m Zack, a 3rd year studying CS and DS, and I’m super excited to be returning to course staff! On my free time I enjoy playing super smash bros and pokemon showdown :^)

Teaching Assistants (GSIs)

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

Aileen Wu

SHE/THEY

aileenwu@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Mon 11-1 PM

Hi! I’m a junior from Vancouver, BC studying data science and econ. Probably chasing snow or fun hikes when not studying. Super stoked to meet everyone!

Bianca Del Rosario

SHE/HER

biancarein@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Wed 12-1PM

senior that’s developing a new york times games addiction, loves dilly dallying and in constant need of a morning bev

Brandon Su

HE/HIM

brandonsu@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Mon 1-2PM

Hi! I’m a sophomore from the Bay studying Applied Math and CS. I love teaching, nature, and recently been obsessed with honey 🍯

Cai Ibarra

SHE/HER

capibarra@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Wed 3-4PM

Hi! I’m a junior from Manila majoring in DS & MCB (triple major in eating sushi & drinking matcha). Excited to meet everyone!

Conan Smallwood

HE/HIM

conan.smallwood@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Fri 1-2PM

Hey everyone! I’m a junior from Japan studying Statistics and Data Science who loves playing tennis, ping pong, rocket league, and drinking coffee!

Ella DeGuzman

SHE/HER

elladeguzman@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Mon 11-1PM

Hi!! I’m a third year studying Computer Science and Bioengineering. Outside of school, I enjoy traveling, painting, taking film photos, and fashion!! Can’t wait to meet you all.

Hailey Holcomb

SHE/HER

haileyholcomb@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Tue 1-3PM

Hi! I’m a third year studying Data Science and Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, and this is my 6th semester on Data 8 staff. Talk to me about plants, music, crafts, and Tetris

Jessica Golden

SHE/HER

jessicagolden@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: 12-1PM

Hi, I’m a junior studying data science and cognitive science. Outside of school, I love solving puzzles, playing percussion in UCBSO, staring at squirrels, crocheting, and journaling!

Kaed Esposo

HE/HIM

kaedesposo@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Wed 11-12PM

Hey everyone, I’m a junior from Hawaii majoring in Data Science and Political Science. During my free time you can find me either at a concert, thrifting, or hanging with friends.

Sahand Adibnia

HE/HIM

sadibnia@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Wed 2-3PM

Hi everyone! I’m Sahand, a second year from the Bay studying chemistry and data science. I’m a big fan of soccer, cats, cars, and of course Data 8!

Sam Centeno

SHE/HER

samanthacenteno@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Wed 12-1PM

Hi everyone! I’m Sam, a 3rd year CS+DS major who loves sushi, Summer Walker and Data 8 <33 Beyond excited to meet all of you this semester!!

Sunya Abbasi

SHE/HER

sunya@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Wed 1-2PM, 2-3PM (online)

Hi! I’m a senior from the Bay studying Data Science and Demography.

Will Reed

HE/HIM/HIS

willy.reed13@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Wed 11-12PM

hi y’all :) my name is will and i’m a junior studying public health and data science! outside of school, i love listening to music, eating food, and playing/watching basketball. i’m super excited to meet and work with y’all this semester!

Zach Mackin

HE/HIM

zachmackin@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: Fri 11-1PM

My name is Zach Mackin, I am a Senior studying Computer Science and Statistics, and am from Denver, Colorado. In my free time I enjoy hiking, watching college sports, disc golfing, reading, and traveling.

Tutors

Alyssa Wong

SHE/HER

alyssa.wong@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

Hi! I’m a sophomore from Arizona studying data science. I love to dance, gym, listen to music and hang with my friends.

Anousha Athreya

SHE/HER

aaathreya@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

hey everyone! i’m anousha and i’m a second year studying eecs. i’m a fan of mystery movies and detective shows so let me know if you have any recs!

Arfa Momin

SHE/HER

arfamomin@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

Hi y’all! I’m a sophomore from Texas studying Geography and CS. Some things I enjoy are art, cool maps, matcha lattes, and messing around on Google Earth.

Ashley Chang

SHE/HER

ashley.chang@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

Hi guys! I’m Ashley, a sophomore from the Bay Area studying Data Science. Excited to meet everyone!

Azalea Bailey

SHE/HER

azalea.mbailey@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

Hi everyone!! I’m a sophomore from Upstate NY studying Computer Science. In my free time I like to learn new instruments, explore hiking trails, and play card games.

Bing Concepcion

HE/HIM

brandon_concepcion@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

Hi! I’m a sophomore from the bay area studying Data Science and CS. I enjoy hikes, k-pop, going to the gym, and walking my dogs 🐶. Looking forward to a great semester :)

Brian Whitney

HE/HIM

brianrw@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

Hi all, I’m a sophomore studying DS and I enjoy playing the harp, badminton, and working on data science. Excited to be tutoring this semester!

Dagny Streit

SHE/HER

dagnystreit@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

Hi! I’m Dagny, a sophomore from Orange County, California, studying applied mathematics and computer science. Outside of class, I enjoy baking, reading, gardening, and traveling!

Dylan Tay

HE/HIM

dylan.tay@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

Hi friends! Some things I love are making little cakes, badminton in the RSF and Lego City. Thank you for being a part of my Data 8 experience and I know we’ll do great together :)

Elena Lagrange

SHE/HER

elena.lagrange@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

Hi everyone, I’m a junior from the bay area double majoring in Economics and Data Science. I love traveling, R&B music, sunsets, exploring new bookstores or restaurants, and I’m a big cappuccino enthusiast :)

Isaac Wang

HE/HIM/HIS

isaacwang2004@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

Hi! I am a sophomore from Shanghai, China majoring in Data Science + Statistics. In my spare time I really enjoy soccer, driving, and classical music. So excited to meet everyone!

Isaac Chung

HE/HIM

ichung727@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

hi i’m isaac! i’m a sophomore trying to draw and read more this semester - let me know if you have music reccs! welcome to data 8 :D

Isabella Duong

SHE/HER

isabelladuong@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

hey! i’m isabella and i’m a sophomore studying computer science. i like cats and data 8 ;D

Ishani Basak

SHE/HER

ishanibasak@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

Hi! I’m a third year studying in Data Science and Applied Mathematics. Outside of academics, I love to dance and climb. Excited to meet everyone!

Jackson Hamada

HE/HIM

jhamada@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

My name is Jackson and I’m a third year Data Science Major with an Applied Math concentration.

Jinsheng Li

HE/HIM/HIS

ljs233233@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

Hey everyone! I’m Jinsheng, a second year physics major and classics minor. I grew up in Beijing, China, and spent much of my life in Fort Worth, Texas. Come and talk to me about Taylor Swift, J-pop, video games, places to visit in the SF Bay, or anything you like! Can’t wait for a great semester of Data 8!

Mariel Del Rosario

SHE/THEY

marieltdr@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

Hi everyone! I’m a sophomore studying data science and geography. Outside of school, I love maps, boba runs, and cooking fried rice with whatever’s in my fridge. So excited for this semester of Data 8!!

Marissa Lumpkin

SHE/HER

marissa_lumpkin@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

Hello!! I’m a sophomore from SF studying computer science and mechanical engineering. I like going on runs in the fire trails, designing race cars, and making art. Can’t wait for a Data gr8 semester!

Michael Florip

HE/HIM/HIS

michaelflorip@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

Hi! I’m Michael, a second-year Data Science major. I also hold positions as a Data Science Peer Advisor for CDSS and as a member of Data Science Society at Berkeley

Milena Novakovic

SHE/HER

mnovakovic@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

Whatsup ;) im Milena, second year data sci and cog sci student. reach out if you know of any cool concerts, or just for a chat. anyways, live love data 8

Paul Simon Castro

HE/HIM/HIS

paulsimoncastro@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

A senior transfer from SoCal majoring in Applied Math who’s a huge Pokémon & Studio Ghibli fan. I’m super excited to begin the new year with another semester of Data 8!

Rory Powell

SHE/HER

rory_powell@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

Baltimore girl turned Berkeley sophomore studying Cog Sci + Legal Studies. Runs on bagels, diet coke and an infinite love for data8 :)

Sean Rezaie

HE/HIM

seanrezaie@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

Hi everyone - I’m Sean, a third year from SoCal studying Computer Science. I love One Piece, chess, weightlifting, and Data 8.

Simone Nguyen

SHE/HER

simone.nguyen10@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

hi! i’m a third year from LA majoring in American Studies and minoring in Data Science. outside data 8, i’m stoked about running, overpriced coffee shops, and big thief.

Tiffany Louie

SHE/HER

tilouie@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

Hello! I’m a second year from San Francisco who is studying data science. My current interests include puzzle games / escape rooms and trying public transportation at different places.

Victoria Mouro Assahina

SHE/HER

victoriama@berkeley.edu

Office Hours: TBA

Hi everyone! I’m Vic/Vicky/VV, I’m a second-year majoring in Econ + DS. I love cats, cooking/baking and old music hehe. Super excited to be on staff this semester!!