Meet the TAs

We are very excited to teach you this spring! Please contact course staff if you have any logistical questions or concerns. Otherwise feel free to email any of the staff members below.

Teaching Assistants (TAs), also known as Graduate/Undergraduate Student Instructors (GSIs), focus their teaching efforts on a particular component of the course, such as sections, exam prep, or walkthrough videos. Head TAs additionally manage a broader component of the course, such as logistics, content, software, office hours, etc.

Some Head TAs have access to sensitive information, and so are listed first. A TA with the "cs61a@" tag has access to the cs61a@berkeley.edu inbox, and so will see (and likely respond to) anything that goes through that email. A TA with the "DSP" tag has access to DSP information, and so will see anything related to accommodations. TAs with access to both are the people you are most likely to be in contact with if you have a logistical need.

Cooper Bedin

Cooper Bedin
they/them/theirs

  • cs61a@
    DSP
    cooper.bedin@berkeley.edu

  • Hey there! I'm a senior studying linguistics and computer science. Outside of 61A I also do lots of tech theater, sewing and crafting, watching RuPaul's Drag Race, and hanging out with my cat. Feel free to bug me about anything!
Vanshaj Singhania

Vanshaj Singhania
he/him/his

  • cs61a@
    DSP
    vanshaj@berkeley.edu

  • hiya! i'm a junior majoring in cs & data science. this is my sixth semester on staff, and i'm just as excited for this one as i was for my first :) when i'm not teaching or studying, i'm probably starting yet another project to learn something new. if you see me around campus (or elsewhere), say hi!
Melanie Cooray

Melanie Cooray
she/her/hers

  • cs61a@
    melaniecooray@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I'm a fourth-year CS + Econ major from Sacramento, CA. Recently, I've been enjoying watching reality tv, kickboxing, and trying new foods! Looking forward to meeting all of you this semester!
Timothy Tu

Timothy Tu
he/him/his

  • cs61a@
    timothyktu@berkeley.edu

  • Name: Tim/Tu Pronouns: Him/Who Worst Text Editor/Framework: Vim/Vue Favorite Slime: Rim/Uru Who's Excited For 61A: Yes, I'm/Yes, you
Addison Chan

Addison Chan
he/him/his

  • addcninblue@berkeley.edu

  • hello! feel free to email or message me if you wanna say hi! my name is addison, and i'm a fourth year cs/stats/math major from san jose. i love listening to ~ chill edm vibes ~ (shameless plug: go.addcnin.blue/spotify:f).
Animesh Agrawal

Animesh Agrawal
he/him/his

  • animesha@berkeley.edu

  • My hobbies include listening to power metal, playing board games, and repairing antique typewriters. I love answering questions about those nearly as much as I love answering your cs61a questions!
Azad Salam

Azad Salam
he/him/his

  • salam_azad@berkeley.edu

  • Hey, I'm Azad! I'm a 3rd year PhD student in CS working in Reinforcement Learning. Outside academia, I like traveling, listening to music, watching movies and tv series, and improvisational theater. Super excited to introduce you all to the amazing world of computer science!
Ben Cuan

Ben Cuan
he/him/his

  • ben.cuan@berkeley.edu

  • Hi everyone!! I'm Ben, a junior studying CS and Psych from the South Bay. I am always looking for more books to add to my infinitely long reading queue, so please reach out if you have any suggestions (and/or want to chat about 61A or anything else)!
Charlotte Le

Charlotte Le
she/her/hers

  • charlottele@berkeley.edu

  • Hey I'm Charlotte! I'm a second year from Qatar majoring in computer science and minoring in politics, philosophy, & law. I love travelling, soccer, and melodic rap. I'm so excited to teach this semester :)
Connie Shi

Connie Shi
she/her/hers

  • constance.shi@berkeley.edu

  • Hi, I'm Connie! I'm a junior studying EECS from Thousand Oaks, California! This is my fourth semester on staff, and when I'm not attempting to cs, you can find me running, trying new recipes, or attempting to crochet! Feel free to ask me anything and really looking forward to cs-ing with y'all :)
Daphne Pan

Daphne Pan
she/her/hers
they/them/theirs

  • d.pan@berkeley.edu

  • Howdy-doo! I'm a third-year CS major born and raised in the Bay Area. I love cats and also forcing everyone in my vicinity to discuss inane topics such as whether or not cereal is a soup and whether or not the water in my hometown is making people short.
Grace Yi

Grace Yi
she/her/hers

  • graceyi89@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I'm Grace, a third year CS major from Union City, CA. I enjoy taking naps, binging dramas and listening to music as an escape from reality. I'm super excited to be teaching 61A this semester and I hope you all will have an amazing experience!
Jamie Hong

Jamie Hong
she/her/hers

John So

John So
he/him/his

  • johnianrso@berkeley.edu

  • hello! i enjoy finding new indie artists, boba spots, and people to send word hunts to (fun fact: my high score is 58600; if you can beat that—with proof!—i'll give you a cookie). i also enjoy 61a very much! talk to me about anything and everything :)
Jordan Schwartz

Jordan Schwartz
she/her/hers
they/them/theirs

  • jordanschwartz@berkeley.edu

  • Hey! I'm Jordan, and I'm a sophomore from the Bay Area. In addition to teaching, I like to bullet journal, listen to records, bake, and watch Netflix. I'm super excited to be TA-ing for CS61A again this semester! Feel free to reach out to me anytime for anything :)
Laryn Qi

Laryn Qi
he/him/his

  • larynqi@berkeley.edu

  • hello! my name's Laryn, and i’m a third-year studying cs & music. i <3 61A! besides teaching, i enjoy drumming, hiking, and video games. looking forward to an awesome semester :o
Marie Chorpita

Marie Chorpita
she/her/hers

  • chorpita@berkeley.edu

  • Hi everyone! I'm Marie, a junior from Los Angeles, California. I'm a Computer Science and Cognitive Science double major, and this is my fifth semester on CS 61A course staff. I love baking, playing video games, sewing, and watching baseball (go Dodgers!).
Mathilde McKeever

Mathilde McKeever
she/her/hers

  • mpmckeever@berkeley.edu

  • Hello! I'm Mathilde! and I'm a senior studying EECS. I'm from Albany, California and in my free time, I love to read, swim, bake, and go on road trips around California. I love 61a and I'm thrilled to be teaching it this spring!
Michelle Chen

Michelle Chen
she/her/hers

  • mchen9129@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I'm a junior studying CS and CogSci. When I'm not working, I'm probably watching asian dramas and bad reality TV (Singles Inferno), snacking, gaming, or listening to music. Feel free to reach out to me about anything, I'm so excited to meet you all :3
Molly Nicholas

Molly Nicholas
she/her/hers

  • molecule@berkeley.edu

  • Ahoy-ahoy! I’m a PhD student in CS here at Berkeley, and my research is in the field of Human Computer Interaction: I like to think about how to design interesting, useful, and compelling user interfaces. Before grad school, I worked on robots at Qualcomm. I also love hiking, gardening, and reading!
Patrick Wang

Patrick Wang
he/him/his

  • patwang123@berkeley.edu

  • Hello! I'm a sophomore studying EECS from Maryland! It's my third time TAing, and outside of 61A you can usually find me swimming/frisbee-ing, playing League, or jamming to IU. Looking forward to an awesome semester, hope you are too :^) woohoo
Richard Roggenkemper

Richard Roggenkemper
he/him/his

  • rroggenkemper22@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! My name is Richard. I'm a fourth year student from Los Gatos, California. I’m a Computer Science/Data Science major and this is my 9th semester on staff! I love skiing, cooking, and anything related to food. Super excited to meet y'all! Feel free to reach out with questions about anything!
Ruslana Yurtyn

Ruslana Yurtyn
she/her/hers

  • rusy@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I'm Ruslana, and I'm a junior studying Computer Science. In my free time, I love to knit and crochet, watch fun movies, and do puzzles. I also dance on campus with Thrive Dance Company. I'm super excited to hang out with you all this semester. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
Shaun Diem-Lane

Shaun Diem-Lane
he/him/his

  • shaunlane@berkeley.edu

  • Hey! My name is Shaun and I am a third year Computer Science major from Southern California. One of my main hobbies is researching credit cards so I can earn as much free travel as possible. You can reach out and ask me questions literally anytime.
Yersultan Sapar

Yersultan Sapar
he/him/his

  • yersultan@berkeley.edu

  • Hey! I am a senior CS major from Kazakhstan (from where the first astronaut was launched to the space). Email me to chat about anything!