Meet the staff

We are very excited to teach you this summer! Please email cs61a-su18@berkeley.edu if you have any logistical questions or concerns. Otherwise feel free to email any of the staff members below.

Instructors

James Uejio

James Uejio

  • jamesuejio@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours W 1-3 PM (521 Cory)

  • Hi! I'm James and I'll be one of the instructors this summer. I'm a CS major with a focus on full stack web development. I'm also a music minor and like hip hop, jazz, and edm. Click my name for more and check out my album on Spotify under the name DJ Uejio! My pronouns are he/him.
Jen Thakar

Jen Thakar

  • jthakar@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 2-4 PM (521 Cory)

  • I took 61A my first semester and it's been my favorite course at Berkeley ever since. I've TA-ed five times before and I'm excited to be one of your instructors this summer. Talk to me if you have questions about programming languages, scheme.cs61a.org, or gender feelings. My pronouns are she/her.
Mitas Ray

Mitas Ray

  • mitas.ray@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Tu 5-7 PM (521 Cory)

  • Hey, I’m Mitas, and I'm from North Carolina. I love southern barbecue and any fried and buttery foods. I also enjoy playing and watching basketball and football. My pronouns are he/him.
Tammy Nguyen

Tammy Nguyen

  • tammynguyen@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours M 3-5 PM (521 Cory)

  • Hi, I'm Tammy! :o) Besides teaching, things I love to do include skateboarding, listening to loud rock and electronic music, discussing mental health and sexuality, deconstructing social norms, and stuffing my face with delicious food. My pronouns are she/her, but I identify as non-binary.

Teaching Assistants

Alex Stennet

Alex Stennet

  • alexstennet@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours W 5-7 PM (521 Cory)
  • Lab 13 MW 2:30-4 PM (271 Soda)
  • Disc 103 TuTh 2:30-4 PM (320 Soda)

  • Asphalt, the most recycled material in the world (99% recycled, ~62mil tons/yr), is a liquid with a viscosity 230 billion times water's, it can be melted out of roads. This was measured via the pitch drop experiment, which started in 1927 (it's actually live streamed). My pronouns are he/him.
Alex Wang

Alex Wang

  • alxw1863@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours M 2-3 PM (521 Cory)
  • HW Party F 2-3 PM (521 Cory)
  • Lab 17 MW 5:30-7 PM (271 Soda)
  • Disc 107 TuTh 5:30-7 PM (320 Soda)

  • Hi, I'm Alex! I'm a former AI/Tutor and new TA this summer. Outside of teaching, I enjoy playing various video games (like Witcher 3, Dark Souls 3) and cooking. Feel free to reach out and talk to me about anything and I'll respond as soon as I have time! You can refer to me as he/him.
Cameron Malloy

Cameron Malloy

  • cmalloy@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 10-11 AM (521 Cory)
  • HW Party F 3-4 PM (521 Cory)
  • Lab 14 MW 2:30-4 PM (273 Soda)
  • Disc 104 TuTh 2:30-4 PM (310 Soda)

  • Hi, I’m Cameron! I’m an Applied Math major (2+2=4-1=3). I enjoy photography and messing with them through computer programs. I also like predicting things with super cool and intriguing algorithms or with a crystal ball. I'm also extremely against high costs of avocado toast. My pronouns are he/him.
Chae Park

Chae Park

  • pchae97@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours W 3-5 PM (521 Cory)
  • Lab 11 MW 1-2:30 PM (271 Soda)
  • Disc 101 TuTh 1-2:30 PM (320 Soda)

  • Hello! I'm Chae and I am a rising third year CS major from Carlsbad, CA (Legoland anyone?). Besides teaching, I enjoy baking, cafe hopping, and grabbing boba with peers. My pronouns are she/her.
Chris Allsman

Chris Allsman

  • callsman@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Tu 1-3 PM (521 Cory)
  • Lab 15 MW 4-5:30 PM (271 Soda)
  • Disc 105 TuTh 4-5:30 PM (320 Soda)

  • Hi there! I'm a 3rd year Computer Science major from Fresno, CA and my pronouns are they/them. 61A was my first experience programming, and I've been in love with it ever since. Outside of teaching, my interests include cooking, (computational) biology, and 20th century avant-garde music.
Christina Zhang

Christina Zhang

  • czhang51@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours M 5-7 PM (521 Cory)
  • Lab 20 TuTh 9:30-11 AM (273 Soda)
  • Disc 110 WF 9:30-11 AM (310 Soda)

  • Hello, friends! Besides teaching, some things I love to do include dancing, visiting the botanical garden and art museums, and going to church. I adored taking CS 61A, so I look forward to teaching and getting to know you all! My pronouns are she/her.
Derek Wan

Derek Wan

  • derek.wan11@berkeley.edu
  • HW Party F 2-4 PM (521 Cory)
  • Lab 22 TuTh 9:30-11 AM (330 Soda)
  • Disc 112 WF 9:30-11 AM (405 Soda)

  • Hello I'm Derek, and this will be my third time teaching 61A. I'm interested/involved in CS education for kids, video game development, the Ender's Game series, piano-ing, Chlamydia research, vision research, medical tech, Taiwanese movies, and what it means to be mortal. My pronouns are he/him.
Erica Kong

Erica Kong

  • waikeikong@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Tu 10-11 AM (521 Cory)
  • HW Party F 4-5 PM (521 Cory)
  • Lab 21 MW 4-5:30 PM (330 Soda)
  • Disc 111 TuTh 4-5:30 PM (405 Soda)

  • Hey everyone!! I'm a to-be second year CS major from San Francisco. Besides teaching, I love to go city hunting and museum browsing. I also like listening to various genres of music (chill, edm, kpop, cpop, hip hop, r&b, etc)! My pronouns are she/her.
Griffin Prechter

Griffin Prechter

  • griffinprechter@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Tu 3-5 PM (521 Cory)
  • Lab 12 MW 1-2:30 PM (273 Soda)
  • Disc 102 TuTh 1-2:30 PM (310 Soda)

  • Hi, I'm Griffin. I'm a rising Junior from Los Angeles, CA. In the past I've been an AI and Tutor for 61A, and this is my first time as a TA. It's my goal to share with you all the excitement that the wonderful field of Computer Science has to offer. My pronouns are he/him.
Jemin Desai

Jemin Desai

  • jemindesai@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 5-7 PM (521 Cory)
  • Lab 19 TuTh 9:30-11 AM (271 Soda)
  • Disc 109 WF 9:30-11 AM (320 Soda)

  • I'm an EECS/Nuclear Engineering joint major entering my third year. I chose this because nuclear power is the only way to produce large amounts of clean energy. This summer, I'll also be working on a security orchestration product with a friend. (getorchestrator.com). My pronouns are he/him.
Jennifer Tsui

Jennifer Tsui

  • jtsui@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours M 1-2 PM (521 Cory)
  • HW Party F 4-5 PM (521 Cory)
  • Lab 24 MW 2:30-4 PM (330 Soda)
  • Disc 114 TuTh 2:30-4 PM (405 Soda)

  • Hi, I'm Jennifer! I really love 61A and am excited to be teaching this summer! In my free time, I enjoy drinking tea and looking at cat pictures. My pronouns are she/her.
Jenny Wang

Jenny Wang

  • jennyjwang@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours MW 10-11 AM (521 Cory)
  • Lab 16 MW 4-5:30 PM (273 Soda)
  • Disc 106 TuTh 4-5:30 PM (310 Soda)

  • Hello! I'm Jenny. I grew up in New Zealand and came to the US for college, where I took my first computer science course and loved it so much that I decided to pursue CS over sheep herding. This summer I will be training for the SF marathon, with hopes of qualifying for Boston. Pronouns: she/her.
Kevin Li

Kevin Li

  • kevintli@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 3-5 PM (521 Cory)
  • Lab 23 MW 1-2:30 PM (330 Soda)
  • Disc 113 TuTh 1-2:30 PM (405 Soda)

  • Hey everyone! I'm a sophomore EECS major from Cupertino, CA. As a kid, I used to draw silly comics with friends (Calvin and Hobbes was my inspiration) - the reason I first got into CS was to bring them to life through games! I love skiing, tennis, piano and board games. My pronouns are he/him.
Nancy Shaw

Nancy Shaw

  • nshaw99@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours F 11 AM-1 PM (521 Cory)
  • Lab 18 MW 5:30-7 PM (273 Soda)
  • Disc 108 TuTh 5:30-7 PM (310 Soda)

  • Hi! I'm a 2nd year CS major from Texas. When I'm not studying, weebing out, or gaming, I enjoy trying the hottest restaurants in town, launching rockets, and long naps. I look forward to meeting y'all and hope we have a great semester together :) (My pronouns are she/her.)

Tutors

Aaron Chen

Aaron Chen

  • aaron_chen@berkeley.edu
  • Mentoring MW 2-3 PM (367 Cory)
  • Mentoring MW 5-6 PM (367 Cory)
  • Mentoring TuTh 5-6 PM (367 Cory)

  • Hey, I'm Aaron! I'm a computer science major from the Bay Area. Some things I like are dogs, the Office, and Melee. When I’m not doing teaching things, you can find me around campus playing cello with Celli@Berkeley. My pronouns are he/him.
Ajan Adriano

Ajan Adriano

  • ajanlorenz.adr@berkeley.edu
  • Mentoring MW 4-5 PM (557 Cory)
  • Mentoring TuTh 2-3 PM (283E Soda)
  • Mentoring TuTh 4-5 PM (557 Cory)

  • I'm a second year CompSci/CogSci double and Music minor from Livermore, and I go by he/him/his. I enjoy learning various instruments and making music. I play cymbals in Cal Band, am a part of various gamelan groups, and dance with AFX. I came in physics intending ME/MSE but switched last summer!
Amy Hung

Amy Hung

  • amy.hung@berkeley.edu
  • Mentoring MW 1-2 PM (283E Soda)
  • Mentoring MW 6-7 PM (283E Soda)
  • Mentoring TuTh 1-2 PM (283E Soda)

  • Hi, I'm Amy! I'm super excited to be one of the tutors this summer. I'm a rising sophomore, and took CS 61A this past fall. I love singing (I'm in an acapella group!), sushi, and bad jokes. My pronouns are she/her.
Amy Mendelsohn

Amy Mendelsohn

  • amymendelsohn@berkeley.edu
  • Mentoring MW 3-4 PM (258 Cory)
  • Mentoring TuTh 2-3 PM (258 Cory)
  • Mentoring TuTh 3-4 PM (258 Cory)

  • Hey! I’m a CS and History double major from Los Angeles, soon to be in my fourth year. I came to Berkeley as a history major, but then 61A happened. I'm also part of ReUSE, a club/store in MLK. My pronouns are she/her.
Asli Akalin

Asli Akalin

  • asliakalin@berkeley.edu
  • Mentoring MW 1-2 PM (258 Cory)
  • Mentoring MW 2-3 PM (258 Cory)
  • Mentoring TuTh 1-2 PM (258 Cory)

  • Hi! My name is Asli (she/her) and I will be one of the tutors this summer. I am an international student double majoring in computer science and economics. I like learning new languages, watching basketball, trying new food places, discovering new music and playing chess. Also 61A is the best yey!
Daniel Mao

Daniel Mao

  • daniel.mao@berkeley.edu
  • Mentoring MW 5-6 PM (212 Cory)
  • Mentoring TuTh 10-11 AM (258 Cory)
  • Mentoring WF 10-11 AM (367 Cory)

  • Hi there, I'm a Junior studying Cognitive Science and Computer Science. I enjoy spontaneous trips with friends, going to the gym, and trying to learn new, random life skills. You can probably find me on the 6th floor of Soda late at night during the semester, so come say hi. My pronouns are he/him.
Jacob Avelino

Jacob Avelino

  • jacobavelino@berkeley.edu
  • Mentoring MW 1-2 PM (557 Cory)
  • Mentoring MW 3-4 PM (283E Soda)
  • Mentoring TuTh 3-4 PM (283E Soda)

  • Howdy! I’m Jacob and I enjoy ramen, anime, photography, and being around canines. Back in high school my pastimes included running track and playing Pokémon Showdown, so hit me up if you're into either of those activities. My pronouns are he/him.
Hermish Mehta

Hermish Mehta

  • hermish@berkeley.edu
  • Mentoring MW 4-5 PM (367 Cory)
  • Mentoring MW 6-7 PM (367 Cory)
  • Mentoring TuTh 4-5 PM (367 Cory)

  • Hey, I’m Hermish, a rising sophomore from Toronto who loves indie pop, algorithms, dark roast coffee and recursion (In no particular order?), though I’m particularly interested in theory. Sometimes, when I’m stressed, I take the bus to SF to clear my head. My pronouns are he/him.
Jemmy Zhou

Jemmy Zhou

  • jemmyzhou@berkeley.edu
  • Mentoring TuTh 10-11 AM (557 Cory)
  • Mentoring TuTh 3-4 PM (557 Cory)
  • Mentoring WF 10-11 AM (557 Cory)

  • Hi! I'm Jemmy and I'm from the Bay Area. I took CS 61A in Fall 2017 and this will be my first time tutoring for this course. Outside of CS, I'm a huge chinese wushu nerd and have been practicing for over 14 years. My favorite teams are the Warriors and Niners! My pronouns are he/him.
Jericho Tang

Jericho Tang

  • jtang99@berkeley.edu
  • Mentoring MW 7-8 PM (258 Cory)
  • Mentoring TuTh 9-10 AM (557 Cory)
  • Mentoring WF 9-10 AM (367 Cory)

  • What's up, I'm Jericho, and I'm a second-year EECS major looking to minor in some kind of art thing. (Suggestions welcome.) In my spare time, I like drawing, writing, composing, and talking about political science or comparative literature. Come talk to me any time! My pronouns are they/them.
Kate Sanders

Kate Sanders

  • katesanders@berkeley.edu
  • Mentoring MW 3-4 PM (367 Cory)
  • Mentoring TuTh 3-4 PM (367 Cory)
  • Mentoring TuTh 5-6 PM (212 Cory)

  • Hi, I'm Kate! I'm a CS major from the Bay Area. I started teaching CS 61A as a CSM mentor last semester, and I'm looking forward to tutoring again this summer! Feel free to message me if you want to talk about computer science or avant-garde rock music. My pronouns are she/her.
Lauren Meier

Lauren Meier

  • laurenmeier@berkeley.edu
  • Mentoring MW 1-2 PM (367 Cory)
  • Mentoring MW 4-5 PM (283E Soda)
  • Mentoring TuTh 4-5 PM (258 Cory)

  • Hi there, I'm Lauren! When I'm not in Soda or Cory, I love spending time outdoors and enjoy listening to music. I am also a huge fan of Oreos and Netflix! My pronouns are are she/her.
Rachel De Jaen

Rachel De Jaen

  • rdejaen@berkeley.edu
  • Mentoring MW 2-3 PM (283E Soda)
  • Mentoring TuTh 10-11 AM (367 Cory)
  • Mentoring TuTh 2-3 PM (367 Cory)

  • Hi there! I'm Rachel and I'm from Seattle, here studying cs + minoring in spanish! Some things I like are whale sharks, teaching, bird-watching on campus, oxford commas, and trees. My pronouns are she/her.
Shide Dehghani

Shide Dehghani

  • shidedehghani@berkeley.edu
  • Mentoring MW 2-3 PM (557 Cory)
  • Mentoring TuTh 2-3 PM (557 Cory)
  • Mentoring TuTh 5-6 PM (557 Cory)

  • Hello! I'm Shide. I'm an intended math and CS double major and I wave a lot. I will be involved with some really cool astronomy research about adaptive optics in addition to being a tutor for 61A this summer. Feel free to email me about anything! I love getting emails! My pronouns are she, her.
Tiffany Perumpail

Tiffany Perumpail

  • tperumpail@berkeley.edu

  • Hey, I'm Tiffany from NJ! In my free time, I like skateboarding, writing short stories, and finger-knitting. I'm also a major fan of Kevin Abstract and Tame Impala. My pronouns are she/her.
Wenyuan Ma

Wenyuan Ma

  • wenyuan_ma@berkeley.edu
  • Mentoring MW 5-6 PM (283E Soda)
  • Mentoring MW 7-8 PM (283E Soda)
  • Mentoring TuTh 1-2 PM (367 Cory)

  • Hello! I am Wenyuan. I am a 3rd year EECS major. I am super excited to spend this summer with you all! Besides teaching, I like hiking and reading novels. One of my summer plans is to learn guitar. Feel free to email me if you have any questions! My pronouns are she/her.