Meet the staff

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

Instructor

John DeNero

John DeNero

Teaching Assistants

Albert Xu

Albert Xu

  • albertkx@berkeley.edu
  • Lab 103C Tu 9:30 am - 10:59 am (Soda 275)
  • Disc 103B Th 5:00 pm - 6:29 pm (Wheeler 220)

  • Hi everyone! I'm Albert, and some of my skills include planning naps but failing to set alarms, doing binge reads of irredeemable young adult fiction, and having neat conversations with my uber drivers. Excited to teach 61A!
Alex Stennet

Alex Stennet

  • alexstennet@berkeley.edu
  • Lab 119C Tu 6:30 pm - 7:59 pm (Soda 271)
  • Disc 119B Th 6:30 pm - 7:59 pm (Evans 9)

  • 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.
Annie Ro

Annie Ro

  • anniero@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours M 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (241 Cory)
  • Lab 149C [NPE] Tu 6:30 pm - 7:59 pm (Soda 277)
  • Disc 149B [NPE] Th 6:30 pm - 7:59 pm (Dwinelle 243)

  • Hi! I’m a third-year EECS major from the 626 area in LA. I love Asian food and am super excited to be studying abroad in Hong Kong next spring! My favorite Facebook sticker pack is Yarukizero ( ´ ▽ ` ) and on Sundays I go to church. Looking forward to a great semester with y'all (:
Annie Tang

Annie Tang

  • annietang@berkeley.edu
  • Lab 122C [NPE] W 8:30 am - 9:59 am (Soda 271)
  • Disc 122B [NPE] F 8:30 am - 9:59 am (Soda 310)

  • Heya pals! I'm a third year studying CS from the Bay (pronouns: she/her), and I'm excited to be back teaching 61A again this Fall ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ I love listening to music, and I honestly probably drink way too much water for my body size :^) Looking forward for another Exciting™ semester with y'all!
Audrey Thompson

Audrey Thompson

  • audreythompson@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 141C M 3:30 pm - 4:59 pm (Soda 277)
  • Disc 141B W 5:00 pm - 6:29 pm (Dwinelle 215)

  • Hi there! I'm a junior majoring in CS and this is my first semester TA'ing 61A. I love playing/making video games and in the future I want to be a game engineer, so talk to me if you want to work in the games industry! I also like skiing, eating lots of food, and playing tabletop and board games.
Brandon Fong

Brandon Fong

  • brandyfongfong@berkeley.edu
  • Lab 124C W 8:30 am - 9:59 am (Soda 275)
  • Disc 124B F 8:30 am - 9:59 am (Soda 320)

  • Junior / Computer Science / Torrance, CA. I tend to live at 1951 and exclusively eat Cheese N' Stuff for lunch. If I am wistfully looking out into the distance, I am either pondering the importance of truthful and deep relationships or thinking about the pupper that just passed me by. (he / him)
Catherine Cang

Catherine Cang

  • catherinecang@berkeley.edu
  • Lab 121C Tu 6:30 pm - 7:59 pm (Soda 275)
  • Disc 121B Th 6:30 pm - 7:59 pm (Dwinelle 242)

  • Hello! My name is Catherine and I'm a CS + Stats major from San Diego. I like cats, card games, and all-you-can-eat food. Also, I have a bad sense of direction, so please point me towards Soda Hall if I look lost. I love teaching and I love CS61A, so I look forward to meeting you this semester!
Chae Park

Chae Park

  • pchae97@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours M 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (241 Cory)
  • Lab 128C [NPE] W 11:30 am - 12:59 pm (Soda 271)
  • Disc 128B [NPE] F 11:30 am - 12:59 pm (Soda 310)

  • Hi! I am Chae, and I am a third-year CS major from Carlsbad, CA! In my free time, I enjoy baking, cafe hopping, and drinking boba. My pronouns are she/her. Excited to meet all of you!
Charles Hong

Charles Hong

  • charleshong@berkeley.edu
  • Lab 118C Tu 5:00 pm - 6:29 pm (Soda 275)
  • Disc 118B Th 5:00 pm - 6:29 pm (Dwinelle 243)

  • Let's have a great semester! he/him
Chris Allsman

Chris Allsman

  • callsman@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 131C [NPE] M 2:00 pm - 3:29 pm (Soda 271)
  • Disc 131B [NPE] W 2:00 pm - 3:29 pm (Soda 310)

  • Hi there! I'm a 4th 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 Th 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm (241 Cory)
  • Lab 158C M 6:30 pm - 7:59 pm (Soda 271)
  • Disc 158B W 5:00pm - 6:29 pm (2011 VLSB)

  • 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.
Dalton Omens

Dalton Omens

  • daltonomens@berkeley.edu
  • Lab 151C W 10:00 am - 11:29 am (Soda 277)
  • Disc 151B Th 5:00 pm - 6:29 pm (Evans 3)

  • Did you ever hear the tragedy of John DeNero The Wise? I thought not. It's not a story the 61B TAs would tell you. It's a CS legend. DeNero was a Professor of the EECS Dept, so powerful and so wise he could use the Python interpreter to influence computers to create... Programs! (I prefer he/him)
Danelle Nachum

Danelle Nachum

  • dnachum@berkeley.edu
  • Lab 139C M 5:00 pm - 6:29 pm (Soda 275)
  • Disc 139B W 5:00 pm - 6:29 pm (Soda 405)

Derek Wan

Derek Wan

  • derekwan@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours M 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (241 Cory)
  • Lab 133C M 2:00 pm - 3:29 pm (Soda 275)
  • Disc 133B W 2:00 pm - 3:29 pm (Soda 405)

  • Hello, I'm Derek, and I'll be one of the head TA's this semester. Feel free to reach out especially if you're pre-med and interested in CS. I get lonely sometimes.
Derrick Xiong

Derrick Xiong

  • dxzy@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 117C Tu 5:00 pm - 6:29 pm (Soda 273)
  • Disc 117B Th 5:00 pm - 6:29 pm (Wheeler 20)

  • Hello, call me Derrick
Ellen Luo

Ellen Luo

  • ellen.luo@berkeley.edu
  • Lab 111C Tu 2:00 pm - 3:29 pm (Soda 273)
  • Disc 111B Th 2:00 pm - 3:29 pm (Etcheverry 3119)

  • Hello! I'm Ellen, a third-year EECS major from Canada (eh) and this is my third semester TA-ing 61A! Besides teaching, you'll probably find me climbing, snowboarding or petting random strangers' dogs. I also have an identical twin sister so if you say hi to me and I ignore you-it's probably not me.
Erica Kong

Erica Kong

  • waikeikong@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours W 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 150C [NPE] W 8:30 am - 9:59 am (Soda 277)
  • Disc 150B [NPE] Th 5:00 pm - 6:29 pm (Evans 9)

  • Hey everyone!! I'm a 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)!
Farhan Toddywala

Farhan Toddywala

Griffin Prechter

Griffin Prechter

  • griffinprechter@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Tu 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 153C Tu 2:00 pm - 3:29 pm (Soda 330)
  • Disc 153B Th 2:00 pm - 3:29 pm (Latimer 102)

  • Hi, I'm Griffin. I'm a Junior from Los Angeles, CA. It's my goal to share all the excitement that the wonderful world of Computer Science has to offer. I like cooking, baking, Shiba Inus, and maximizing gains. My pronouns are he/him.
Hans Zheng

Hans Zheng

  • hzheng44@berkeley.edu
  • Lab 116C Tu 5:00 pm - 6:29 pm (Soda 271)
  • Disc 116B Th 5:00 pm - 6:29 pm (Etcheverry 3111)

Janaki Vivrekar

Janaki Vivrekar

  • janaki.vivrekar@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours W 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (109 Morgan)

  • Hello, I'm a third-year CS and Applied Math double major, and this is my fourth semester on CS 61A course staff! I love when people ask questions, and I enjoy talking about how we can learn with growth mindsets.
Jason Xu

Jason Xu

  • jasonwxu@berkeley.edu
  • Lab 105C Tu 11:00 am - 12:29 pm (Soda 273)
  • Disc 105B Th 11:00 am - 12:29 pm (Genetics & Plant Bio 107)

Jason Zhou

Jason Zhou

  • jasonzhou@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours W 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 129C W 11:30 am - 12:59 pm (Soda 273)
  • Disc 129B F 11:30 am - 12:59 pm (Soda 405)

  • I came to California to dodge the Canadian winter
Jennifer Tsui

Jennifer Tsui

  • jtsui@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 123C W 8:30 am - 9:59 am (Soda 273)
  • Disc 123B F 8:30 am - 9:59 am (Soda 405)

  • Hi I'm Jennifer :D Let me know if anyone's down to open a tea shop or a cat cafe! My pronouns are she/her.
Jerry Chen

Jerry Chen

  • jchen0022@berkeley.edu
  • Lab 114C Tu 3:30 pm - 4:59 pm (Soda 273)
  • Disc 114B Th 3:30 pm - 4:59 pm (Wheeler 202)

Jonathon Cai

Jonathon Cai

  • jonathon@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Tu 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm (241 Cory)
  • Lab 138C [NPE] M 5:00 pm - 6:29 pm (Soda 273)
  • Disc 138B [NPE] W 5:00 pm - 6:29 pm (Soda 320)

Joyce Luong

Joyce Luong

  • jsluong@berkeley.edu
  • Lab 135C M 3:30 pm - 4:59 pm (Soda 273)
  • Disc 135B W 3:30 pm - 4:59 pm (Soda 320)

  • Hi! I'm Joyce. and I'm old and a fan of birds. I've been climbing rocks for 3 months and I love it; currently v3/v4. This semester, I'm trying to learn how to cook "real food" so we'll see how that goes. In my free time, I do homework. (she/her)
Karthik Bharathala

Karthik Bharathala

  • krbharathala@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 136C M 3:30 pm - 4:59 pm (Soda 275)
  • Disc 136B W 3:30 pm - 4:59 pm (Soda 405)

  • Hi! I'm Karthik and I'm a 3rd year CS major from Fremont, CA. This is my fourth semester TA'ing CS61A and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. In my free, time you can find me binging The Office (again) or watching clips the 49ers on YouTube.
Kartik Kapur

Kartik Kapur

  • kapurkartik@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Tu 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (241 Cory)
  • Lab 115C Tu 3:30 pm - 4:59 pm (Soda 275)
  • Disc 115B Th 3:30 pm - 4:59 pm (Evans 3)

  • I'm Kartik, a third year studying Computer Science and Cereal Consumption (unofficially). I'm a fan of social interactions, witty (and non witty) puns, taking photos with bodacious fruits, swimming in swimmable liquids, and the NBA. "I'm a Walking Talking Enigma" ~Larry David ~Kartik Kapur"
Kavi Gupta

Kavi Gupta

  • kavi@berkeley.edu
  • Lab 143C Tu 9:30 am - 10:59 am (Soda 277)
  • Disc 143B Th 12:30 pm - 1:59 pm (Hearst Field Annex B1)

  • Hi! I'm Kavi, a fourth year EECS major interested in machine learning, security and theory. Outside of CS, I'm interested in scientific skepticism, science, and science fiction. "I refuse to be bound by an abstraction" -Most 61a quote I could get from Star Trek. [he/him]
Kelly Chen

Kelly Chen

  • kchen05@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours W 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 154C Tu 3:30 pm - 4:59 pm (Soda 330)
  • Disc 154B Th 3:30 pm - 4:59 pm (Dwinelle 205)

Keon Tsang

Keon Tsang

  • keonktsang@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 108C Tu 12:30 pm - 1:59 pm (Soda 273)
  • Disc 108B Th 12:30 pm - 1:59 pm (Barrows 140)

  • Hey there! I'm a fourth year CS major that switched over from English in my second year after taking 61A. When I'm not teaching, you'll probably find me napping, gaming, or singing poorly to Cantonese music. My pronouns are he/him.
Kevin Li

Kevin Li

  • kevintli@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (241 Cory)
  • Lab 106C Tu 11:00 am - 12:29 pm (Soda 275)
  • Disc 106B Th 11:00 am - 12:29 pm (Dwinelle 215)

  • 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 my stories to life through games! I love skiing, tennis, piano, board games and spicy food. My pronouns are he/him.
Kevin Wang

Kevin Wang

  • kwang626@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Tu 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 144C Tu 11:00 am - 12:29 pm (Soda 277)
  • Disc 144B Th 11:00 am - 12:29 pm (Etcheverry 3105)

Lillian Du

Lillian Du

  • lilliandu@berkeley.edu
  • Lab 109C Tu 12:30 pm - 1:59 pm (Soda 275)
  • Disc 109B Th 12:30 pm - 1:59 pm (Genetics & Plant Bio 107)

  • Hi, I'm Lillian! I'm a third year EECS major from Pleasanton, CA. CS61A was one of my favorite classes and I hope it will be one of yours too! If you send me cute pics of dogs I'll send you some back :)
Lindsay Yang

Lindsay Yang

  • lindsay.yang@berkeley.edu
  • Lab 147C Tu 3:30 pm - 4:59 pm (Soda 277)
  • Disc 147B Th 3:30 pm - 4:59 pm (Wheeler 120)

  • Hi! I'm a third year CS/Cog Sci major, and a big part my life at this point is how much I like boba and memes. I'm also involved in CSM 61A and UPE here at Cal, and you'll probably catch me karaokeing my heart out one of these days.
Marquita Ellis

Marquita Ellis

Mehrdad Niknami

Mehrdad Niknami

  • cs61a-tbi@imail.eecs.berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours M 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm (241 Cory)
  • Lab 142C M 5:00 pm - 6:29 pm (Soda 277)
    Disc 142B W 6:30 pm - 7:59 pm (Evans 3)

    Lab 113C Tu 3:30 pm - 4:59 pm (Soda 271)
    Disc 113B Th 5:00 pm - 6:29 pm (Wheeler 200)

  • Hi, I'm Mehrdad! I used to be a good student. ;) I was an undergrad here four years ago, and I've taken 20+ EECS courses so far, so ask me questions beyond 61A! I love learning & teaching, coding (only on Windows), hiking, badminton, squirrels, and humor. And puns. Puns that are organically groan. Also, see: https://xkcd.com/242
Michael Gibbes

Michael Gibbes

  • mgibbes@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm (241 Cory)
  • Lab 102C Tu 9:30 am - 10:59 am (Soda 273)
  • Disc 102B Th 9:30 am - 10:59 am (Hearst Mining 310)

  • My name is Gibbes, and this is my fifth semester teaching 61A. Talk to me if you're interested in video games! Fun fact: Half Life stole our logo.
Nancy Shaw

Nancy Shaw

  • nshaw99@berkeley.edu
  • Lab 101C Tu 9:30 am - 10:59 am (Soda 271)
  • Disc 101B Th 9:30 am - 10:59 am (Etcheverry 3113)

  • 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.)
Naomi Jung

Naomi Jung

  • naomi.jung@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours W 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm (241 Cory)
  • Lab 126C W 10:00 am - 11:29 am (Soda 273)
  • Disc 126B F 10:00 am - 11:29 am (Soda 405)

  • Hi! I’m Naomi (pronouns: she/her)! I enjoy dancing, hiking, and listening to music! I also like friends so please feel free to reach out to me about anything CS-related or not!
Neil Kulkarni

Neil Kulkarni

  • neil.kulkarni@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (241 Cory)
  • Lab 130C W 11:30 am - 12:59 pm (Soda 275)
  • Disc 130B F 11:30 am - 12:59 pm (Soda 320)

  • Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.
Nick Titterton

Nick Titterton

  • nicktitterton@berkeley.edu
  • Lab 140C M 2:00 pm - 3:29 pm (Soda 277)
  • Disc 140B W 5:00 pm - 6:29 pm (Etcheverry 3105)

  • Hello! I am a CS senior from Colorado. I am especially interested in CS theory. For fun, I enjoy hiking, biking, and light gaming. He/him
Nipun Ramakrishnan

Nipun Ramakrishnan

  • nipun.ramk@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours W 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (109 Morgan)
             W 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (241 Cory)
  • Lab 104C [NPE] Tu 11:00 am - 12:29 pm (Soda 271)
    Disc [NPE] 104B Th 11:00 am - 12:29 pm (Hearst Field Annex B1)

    Lab [NPE] 148C Tu 5:00 pm - 6:29 pm (Soda 277)
    Disc [NPE] 148B Th 5:00 pm - 6:29 pm (Etcheverry 3105)

    Lab 120C Tu 6:30 pm - 7:59 pm (Soda 273)
    Disc 120B Th 6:30 pm - 7:59 pm (Evans 3)

  • Hey everyone, I'm a senior and this is my second semester TAing for 61A. I’m an avid NBA fan and also enjoy playing chess and poker. I'm involved in AI research here at Berkeley, so if you're interested in that, come talk to me! Looking forward to getting to know all of you this semester!
Paul Bitutsky

Paul Bitutsky

  • pbitutsky@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Tu 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 132C M 2:00 pm - 3:29 pm (Soda 273)
  • Disc 132B W 2:00 pm - 3:29 pm (Soda 320)

  • Hi! My name is Paul and I'm a 4th year CS + Business (Haas) double major. This is my 3rd time TAing 61A. Besides teaching, I love watching Netflix, going to the gym, and exploring SF with friends. I'm also heavily involved with Computer Science Mentors so talk to me if you have questions about CSM.
Ryan Moughan

Ryan Moughan

  • rmoughan@berkeley.edu
  • Lab 107C [NPE] Tu 12:30 pm - 1:59 pm (Soda 271)
  • Disc 107B [NPE] Th 12:30 pm - 1:59 pm (Hildebrand B51)

  • Hey, I’m Ryan! I'm a 3rd year Computer Science and Statistics double major from Fort Mill, SC and my pronouns are he/him. 61A was my first true experience programming, and I've been in love with it ever since. Outside of teaching, my interests include neural engineering, working out, and cooking.
Samee Ibraheem

Samee Ibraheem

  • sibraheem@berkeley.edu
  • Lab 137C [NPE] M 5:00 pm - 6:29 pm (Soda 277)
  • Disc 137B [NPE] W 5:00pm - 6:29 pm (Soda 310)

  • Hello! I am a third-year PhD student doing research in Natural Language Processing (NLP). I like learning languages (mostly Japanese at the moment), singing and listening to music (if you're curious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpVvoPcrZWU), and doing logic puzzles. My pronouns are he or they.
Sequoia Eyzaguirre

Sequoia Eyzaguirre

  • sequoia@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours F 5:00-7:00 PM (400 Cory)
  • Lab 125C [NPE] W 10:00 am - 11:29 am (Soda 271)
  • Disc 125B [NPE] F 10:00 am - 11:29 am (Soda 310)

  • Howdy, I like playing in the rain and programming (often simultaneously). Click on my name to see the textbooks I'm writing, which are hopefully useful. I also teach CS 370, which you should talk to me about if you want to teach someday! :^)
Shea Conlon

Shea Conlon

  • sheaconlon@berkeley.edu
  • Exam Prep M 6:30 pm - 7:59 pm (Soda 275)
             W 5:00pm - 6:29 pm 2038 VLSB

  • Hi there! I'm a senior CS major and this is my 6th semester on course staff. Ask me about CS, life, anything!
Shreya Sahoo

Shreya Sahoo

  • shreyasahoo@berkeley.edu
  • Lab 112C Tu 2:00 pm - 3:29 pm (Soda 275)
  • Disc 112B Th 2:00 pm - 3:29 pm (Dwinelle 243)

  • Hi! I’m Shreya, a third year Computer Science student. I love trying new food and practicing brush calligraphy! :) My pronouns are she/her.
Tim Foster

Tim Foster

  • tfoster@berkeley.edu
  • Lab 145C Tu 12:30 pm - 1:59 pm (Soda 277)
  • Disc 145B Th 12:30 pm - 1:59 pm (Barrows 136)

  • Hi y'all! My name's Tim and I'm a 4th year Computer Science and Celtic Studies major. Feel free to reach out to me if you have questions about balancing CS courses and your interests in other departments or about studying abroad!
Yannan Tuo

Yannan Tuo

  • ytuo@berkeley.edu
  • Lab 152C W 11:30 am - 12:59 pm (Soda 277)
  • Disc 152B Th 5:00 pm - 6:29 pm (Dwinelle 242)

  • "when nothing goes right, go left" :^)
Yichen Sun

Yichen Sun

  • yichensun@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours W 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (241 Cory)
  • Lab 134C [NPE] M 3:30 pm - 4:59 pm (Soda 271)
  • Disc 134B [NPE] W 3:30 pm - 4:59 pm (Soda 310)

  • hello! i'm a junior CS major from the Bay Area & some of my favs are cats, makeup, and boba. generally when i'm not Struggling™ through school-related things you can find me sleeping, napping, or dozing off :-) if you ever need anyone to talk to about anything, please feel free to shoot me an email!

Tutors

Aaron Chen

Aaron Chen

  • aaron_chen@berkeley.edu

  • 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.
Abhinav Ashar

Abhinav Ashar

  • abhinav_ashar@berkeley.edu

  • Hey everyone! My name is Abhinav and I'm a second-year EECS + Business student from Houston. I'm a huge basketball fan (KD’s #1 fan), love playing the clarinet, and know where to get the best mango lassi in Berkeley. If you ever see me on campus, feel free to say hi!
Adam Loeffler

Adam Loeffler

  • aross.1311@berkeley.edu

  • Hey. I'm Adam. I really enjoy helping other people get good at programming, which is why I joined staff. I look forward to working with you this semester. When I'm not at school I'm probably rock climbing or driving to some place far away.
Ajan Adriano

Ajan Adriano

  • ajanlorenz.adr@berkeley.edu

  • 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!
Albert Huang

Albert Huang

  • albert168@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I’m a third year studying cs from freakmont, ca. I like to swim, play basketball, and enjoy a pretty wide range of music. I’m looking forward to the semester and hopefully help make 61a a fun experience for you!
Albert Yu

Albert Yu

  • albertyu@berkeley.edu

  • Hey there! I'm excited to help you through your CS journey! I'm a huge fan of OneDrive, Stephen Colbert, original-flavor cheerios, and peanut farming. I hope you'll not only develop a passion for CS but also for admiring smiling peanuts, which have been un-clinically proven to make you 20% happier.
Alex Yang

Alex Yang

Allan Yu

Allan Yu

Allison Yeh

Allison Yeh

  • allisonjyeh@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I'm Allison, and I'm a third-year CS major from the Bay Area. In my free time I like to read and be with friends and family. My current favorite food is Thai pumpkin curry. I look forward to meeting you! :)
Amy Hung

Amy Hung

  • amy.hung@berkeley.edu

  • Hey! I'm Amy, a second year EECS major from San Jose :) I took 61A Fall 2017, and was previously a tutor over summer. Some of my hobbies include singing (I'm in an acapella group!), sushi, and bad jokes. My pronouns are she/her.
Amy Mendelsohn

Amy Mendelsohn

  • amymendelsohn@berkeley.edu

  • I’m a fourth year CS and History double major. I came to Berkeley as a history major, but then 61A happened. I'm also part of ReUSE, a volunteer-run club/store in MLK. You can also find me in Soda and Cory a bit too often. (she/her)
Anirvin Sikha

Anirvin Sikha

  • anirvin@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! My name is Anirvin Sikha. I've been a tutor for 2 semesters now and am so excited for this semester. In my free time I like to listen to music, play video games, and hang out with my friends. My pronouns are he/him
Christopher Zheng

Christopher Zheng

Daniel Lujan

Daniel Lujan

  • dnlujan@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I am a second year studying computer science and data science. In my free time, I enjoy cooking and experimenting with different ingredients. I also play the viola and was part of UCBSO. I am very excited for this semester!
Daniel Mao

Daniel Mao

  • daniel.mao@berkeley.edu

  • Hi there, I'm a Senior studying CogSci and CS. My goal before I graduate is to visit every dorm on campus and be swiped into late night one more time. So if you happen to live in Blackwell and have meal points for days let me know. This will be my third time tutoring. My pronouns are he/him.
Eashaan Katiyar

Eashaan Katiyar

  • eashaank@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I'm a 2nd year EECS major from Folsom (near Sacramento). My hobbies include browsing Reddit and sleeping, but I also enjoy computer programming and think CS61A is a really cool class! I hope you'll find this class as useful and cool as I did!
Eric Ying

Eric Ying

  • eying@berkeley.edu

  • Hi everyone! I am a sophomore EECS major. Let's have a great semester!
Jack Coyle

Jack Coyle

  • coylejack1@berkeley.edu

  • Hey! My name is Jack and I am a third year EECS major. I actually came to Cal as a Mechanical Engineer, then switched to IEOR, and now I'm EECS. I'm excited to be a 61A tutor this semester! Outside of classes, I enjoy hiking, listening to music, finding new food in Berkeley, and watching movies.
Jade Singh

Jade Singh

  • jadesingh17@berkeley.edu

  • Hi, I'm Jade, a current sophomore studying CS and music. I'm also an East Coaster (from Ellicott City, MD, if you know it), so come talk to me if you're also from the East Coast and you miss it, or if you think that Californians use weird words for stuff :)
Jemmy Zhou

Jemmy Zhou

  • jemmyzhou@berkeley.edu

  • Hello everyone! I'm Jemmy. I'm a second-year CS major from the Bay Area. Outside of CS, I'm a huge martial arts nerd. I also follow the NFL and NBA (go Dubs and Niners!). Can't wait to help make 61A a better experience for you!
Julianna White

Julianna White

  • julianna@berkeley.edu

  • Hi ! I’m a fourth year from Los Angeles and I am so excited to help you all learn 61A this semester! In my free time, I love to eat (i’m a total foodie), cook, watch movies, explore SF, and bike / hike / do anything outside. Looking forward to a great semester :)
Kate Sanders

Kate Sanders

  • katesanders@berkeley.edu

  • Hello! My name is Kate, my pronouns are she/her, and I’m a second year CS major from the Bay Area. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any cs-related questions or just want to talk! Looking forward to a great semester 🌸
Katherine Liu

Katherine Liu

Kelvin Jue

Kelvin Jue

  • kelvinjue@berkeley.edu

  • Hello everyone! I'm a second year CS and Business major from Dallas, Texas. I really enjoy all sorts of exercise, which is a bit of a problem because it's kinda hard for me to motivate myself to walk all the way to the RSF. I may one day attain the drive I need to work out on a daily basis.
Kevin Ko

Kevin Ko

  • kevin.ko@berkeley.edu

  • Hi, I’m Kevin. I’m a third year CS major from Alameda, CA. Besides teaching, I like traveling, taking photos, and tagging my friends in memes! My pronouns are he/him.
Kevin Yu

Kevin Yu

  • kevin.j.yu@berkeley.edu

  • Hello there! I’m Kevin and I’m a second year from Fremont, CA pursuing computer science. Taking 61A is one of the greatest decisions I have ever made in my life, and I’m excited to be sharing its wonders. My favorite pastime is hanging out with my doggo, and Scheme.
Lauren Meier

Lauren Meier

  • laurenmeier@berkeley.edu

  • Hi there, I'm Lauren! My pronouns are are she/her. When I'm not in Soda or Cory, I love spending time outdoors and listening to music. I am also a huge fan of Oreos (they often make an appearance at my sections). See you around!
Lucas Pan

Lucas Pan

  • lucaspan@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I’m a senior English/CS major! My chief literary interests are poetry, criticism, and the twentieth century, but I’m currently somehow obsessed with Melville! In my free time, I generally like reading, writing, video games, and cartoons. Looking forward to meeting all you crystal clods! He/him.
Max Banister

Max Banister

  • maxbanister@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I'm Max, an EECS and Business major from the state of Arizona. I love playing soccer, retro computer games, and cooking (though I don't get the chance to do it much anymore). You can find me enjoying a cup of coffee at Cafe Milano or T-posing at the squirrels by the Campanile. Nice to meet you!
Michelle Cheung

Michelle Cheung

  • micheung@berkeley.edu

  • Hello! I'm a third year eecs major from the bay area. I like ice cream, stuffed animals, milk tea, mangos, memes, and league of legends streams. Excited for a great 61A semester and I hope y'all are too! :3
Nalin Chopra

Nalin Chopra

  • nalin.chopra@berkeley.edu

  • Hiya! I'm a second year EECS student from New Jersey. I love to run long distance and follow basketball and football and my favorite animal is a corgi. Looking forward to working with you all!
Omkar Waingankar

Omkar Waingankar

  • omkar.waingankar@berkeley.edu

  • Hi everyone! I'm a second year EECS major from Atlanta. I love anything and everything tennis, I'm a huge Marvel fan, and my favorite artists are Migos, BROCKHAMPTON, and The Strokes. This semester, I'm super excited to be a tutor/senior mentor for the first time!
Patrick Lee

Patrick Lee

  • p.lee@berkeley.edu

  • Hi everyone, my name is Patrick and I'm a fourth year CS/Cog Sci double major. In my spare time, you can find me watching random car videos or Netflix. Feel free to e-mail me with any questions!
Rachel De Jaen

Rachel De Jaen

  • rdejaen@berkeley.edu

  • Hi! I'm Rachel and I'm a second-year cs + spanish major. In my free time, you can probably find me watching NCAA gymnastics meets, cooking moderately decent food, listening to podcasts, or looking at cat pictures. Really excited to be working with you all this semester! My pronouns are she/her.
Shayna Kothari

Shayna Kothari

  • shayna.kothari@berkeley.edu

  • Hello! My name is Shayna, and I'm a second-year EECS major and Human Rights minor. Among other things, I love superheroes, science, and technology ethics; in my free time, you'll probably catch me perusing the aisles of Trader Joe's, listening to podcasts, or sleeping. My pronouns are she/her.
Shide Dehghani

Shide Dehghani

  • shidedehghani@berkeley.edu

  • Hello everyone! I’m Shide, a rising sophomore studying CS and math, and I wave a lot! 61A was my first CS/programming experience and I loved it ever since, but I love teaching it even more! Feel free to email me about anything. I love getting emails! My pronouns are she, her, hers.
Sophia Qin

Sophia Qin

  • sophia.qin@berkeley.edu

  • Hello friends! I'm a second-year EECS major from sunny SoCal. In my free time I enjoy attempting to bake desserts, making midnight food runs, and taking photos around the Bay with friends. I'm excited to meet all of you, so come say hi! :)
Varun Jhunjhunwalla

Varun Jhunjhunwalla