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Our Team

Our Team (Under Construction)


Who are the Project Advisors?

Our Project Advisors are Carnegie Mellon students who have a passion for their work and who are excited to inspire students in the Pittsburgh community. They have a wide range of specific skills gained through their own project based work at CMU. They are a wonderful and enthusiastic group of people who can't wait to get to work with you! .


Executive Board

Name: Jacob Neumann Graduation Year: 2019 Major: Math, Logic & Computation Other interests: Philosophy, reading, education (especially teaching math, logic & theoretical computer science), programming, cooking Fun fact: I am a firm believer that raspberries are objectively the best fruit, which is a stance I am more than willing to defend. 

Name: Jacob Neumann

Graduation Year: 2019

Major: Math, Logic & Computation

Other interests: Philosophy, reading, education (especially teaching math, logic & theoretical computer science), programming, cooking

Fun fact: I am a firm believer that raspberries are objectively the best fruit, which is a stance I am more than willing to defend. 

Name: Nick Roberts Graduation Year: 2019 Major: Computer Science Interests: Making cool things with computers, composing and improvising music (mostly piano, but I'm flexible), linguistics and language learning, math visualization Fun fact:  The first program I wrote was for those TI-83 calculators from math class, and I was surprised to find out how much easier it is to write programs for computers than for calculators.

Name: Nick Roberts

Graduation Year: 2019

Major: Computer Science

Interests: Making cool things with computers, composing and improvising music (mostly piano, but I'm flexible), linguistics and language learning, math visualization

Fun fact:  The first program I wrote was for those TI-83 calculators from math class, and I was surprised to find out how much easier it is to write programs for computers than for calculators.

Name: Ashley Wong Graduation Year: 2018 Major: Mathematics and Computer Science Interests: I love cats, music, video games, and hedgehogs. Fun fact: I don't raise my hand in class because people often times feel extremely uncomfortable with my double-jointed arm. And also teachers think I broke it.

Name: Ashley Wong

Graduation Year: 2018

Major: Mathematics and Computer Science

Interests: I love cats, music, video games, and hedgehogs.

Fun fact: I don't raise my hand in class because people often times feel extremely uncomfortable with my double-jointed arm. And also teachers think I broke it.

Name: Natalya Buchwald Graduation Year: 2018 Major: Information Systems and Social & Political History Interests: Natalya is a firm believer that educational technologies are revolutionizing the entire learning experience. Her long term goal is using her interdisciplinary skills in the classroom. For now, Natalya hopes to gain more knowledge in UI/UX (User Interface/User eXperience) design and collaborate with others. Outside of schoolwork, Natalya can be seen running around Pittsburgh with her cross country team. Fun fact: Natalya has been to Hong Kong over ten times. She eventually wants to work there.

Name: Natalya Buchwald

Graduation Year: 2018

Major: Information Systems and Social & Political History

Interests: Natalya is a firm believer that educational technologies are revolutionizing the entire learning experience. Her long term goal is using her interdisciplinary skills in the classroom. For now, Natalya hopes to gain more knowledge in UI/UX (User Interface/User eXperience) design and collaborate with others. Outside of schoolwork, Natalya can be seen running around Pittsburgh with her cross country team.

Fun fact: Natalya has been to Hong Kong over ten times. She eventually wants to work there.


Project Advisors

Name: Jonathan Merrin Graduation Year: 2018 Major: Computer Science Interests: Jonathan is increasingly interested in Artificial Intelligence and Mixed Reality (augmented and virtual). He is also pursuing a minor in Game Design. He dreams of someday making an augmented reality game with true AI. Fun fact: Jonathan is an avid storyteller and is terrified of water.

Name: Jonathan Merrin

Graduation Year: 2018

Major: Computer Science

Interests: Jonathan is increasingly interested in Artificial Intelligence and Mixed Reality (augmented and virtual). He is also pursuing a minor in Game Design. He dreams of someday making an augmented reality game with true AI.

Fun fact: Jonathan is an avid storyteller and is terrified of water.

Name: Tiffany Ma Graduation Year: 2021 Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering Interests: Robotics, Badminton, Photography Favorite quote: Live today like there's no tomorrow.

Name: Tiffany Ma

Graduation Year: 2021

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Interests: Robotics, Badminton, Photography

Favorite quote: Live today like there's no tomorrow.

Name: Ben Kaplan Graduation Year: 2019 Major: Decision science Other Interests: I like video games, including Minecraft and Overwatch. I enjoy playing pool and am a member of the Pool Club here at CMU. Fun fact: I'm a third degree black belt in Jiu Jitsu

Name: Ben Kaplan

Graduation Year: 2019

Major: Decision science

Other Interests: I like video games, including Minecraft and Overwatch. I enjoy playing pool and am a member of the Pool Club here at CMU.

Fun fact: I'm a third degree black belt in Jiu Jitsu

Name: Alvin Shek Graduation Year: 2021 Major: Biomedical Engineering and (Electrical and Computer Engineering or Material Science) Interests: Outside of school, I enjoy dissecting old electronics and making new ones, reusing trash in gardening and aquaponics projects, making 3D models, and playing tennis and badminton. I like making stuff. Fun fact: I like breeding freshwater shrimp and designing fish tanks.

Name: Alvin Shek

Graduation Year: 2021

Major: Biomedical Engineering and (Electrical and Computer Engineering or Material Science)

Interests: Outside of school, I enjoy dissecting old electronics and making new ones, reusing trash in gardening and aquaponics projects, making 3D models, and playing tennis and badminton. I like making stuff.

Fun fact: I like breeding freshwater shrimp and designing fish tanks.

Name: Kelly Ning Graduation Year: 2020 Major: Computational Biology Interests: Apart from my interest in (micro)biology and computer science, I am also very interested in product design and painting. Fun fact: Wherever I travel, the first stop must be a museum. Indeed, I am really a fan of museums. 

Name: Kelly Ning

Graduation Year: 2020

Major: Computational Biology

Interests: Apart from my interest in (micro)biology and computer science, I am also very interested in product design and painting.

Fun fact: Wherever I travel, the first stop must be a museum. Indeed, I am really a fan of museums. 

Name: Brian Scheuermann Graduation Year: 2020 Major: Mathematics Interests: I like to do math – I also like to find time to play soccer and some video games. Teaching has also always been really fun for me and I am excited to be part of Project Ignite again! Favorite quote: “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you say” – HDT  

Name: Brian Scheuermann

Graduation Year: 2020

Major: Mathematics

Interests: I like to do math – I also like to find time to play soccer and some video games. Teaching has also always been really fun for me and I am excited to be part of Project Ignite again!

Favorite quote: “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you say” – HDT

 

Name: Henry Nelson Graduation Year: 2021 Major: Computer Science Interests: Books, Programming, Math Fun Fact: I shook Barack Obama's hand.

Name: Henry Nelson

Graduation Year: 2021

Major: Computer Science

Interests: Books, Programming, Math

Fun Fact: I shook Barack Obama's hand.

Name: Michael Kronovet Year: 2021 Major: Business Interests: I really like to play sports, especially tennis. I am interested in the intersection of hardware and software in electronics, as well as machine learning. Fun fact: I am an apprentice welder for the formula one race car building team at Carnegie Mellon.

Name: Michael Kronovet

Year: 2021

Major: Business

Interests: I really like to play sports, especially tennis. I am interested in the intersection of hardware and software in electronics, as well as machine learning.

Fun fact: I am an apprentice welder for the formula one race car building team at Carnegie Mellon.

Name: Sarah Yae Graduation Year: 2021 Major: Decision Science Interests: Flute, Running Fun fact: I have a turtle named ET back home at New Jersey! 

Name: Sarah Yae

Graduation Year: 2021

Major: Decision Science

Interests: Flute, Running

Fun fact: I have a turtle named ET back home at New Jersey! 

Name: William Fahy Graduation Year: 2021 Major: Chemistry Interests: Music (I play flute and saxophone), robotics, game design, hiking and cooking. Fun Fact: I own and play 16 different musical instruments (mostly flutes). 

Name: William Fahy

Graduation Year: 2021

Major: Chemistry

Interests: Music (I play flute and saxophone), robotics, game design, hiking and cooking.

Fun Fact: I own and play 16 different musical instruments (mostly flutes). 

Name: Michelle Sun Graduation year: 2021 Major: Undecided Interests: Psychology, Environmental Science, Ultimate Frisbee Fun fact: I own over 30 scarves that I never wear

Name: Michelle Sun

Graduation year: 2021

Major: Undecided

Interests: Psychology, Environmental Science, Ultimate Frisbee

Fun fact: I own over 30 scarves that I never wear

Name: David Kim Graduation year: 2021 Major: Biological Sciences Interests: Playing Clarinet, reading, writing Fun fact: I played at Carnegie Hall with my youth orchestra.

Name: David Kim

Graduation year: 2021

Major: Biological Sciences

Interests: Playing Clarinet, reading, writing

Fun fact: I played at Carnegie Hall with my youth orchestra.

Name: Michelle Kim Graduation Year: 2021 Major: Business Administration Interests: Playing instruments, Listening to music, Dancing anywhere/everywhere, Bingewatching Netflix shows, but I always love to try a new hobby or something out of the ordinary!  Favorite quote: "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." -Walt Disney

Name: Michelle Kim

Graduation Year: 2021

Major: Business Administration

Interests: Playing instruments, Listening to music, Dancing anywhere/everywhere, Bingewatching Netflix shows, but I always love to try a new hobby or something out of the ordinary!

 Favorite quote: "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." -Walt Disney

Name: Minji Kim Graduation Year: 2021 Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering Interests: I am passionate about developing interactive technology for learning and educating students everywhere. I also like to spend my time drawing, designing, singing, and exploring restaurants with friends. Favorite quote: "The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."

Name: Minji Kim

Graduation Year: 2021

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Interests: I am passionate about developing interactive technology for learning and educating students everywhere. I also like to spend my time drawing, designing, singing, and exploring restaurants with friends.

Favorite quote: "The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."

Name: Oscar Dadfar Graduation year: 2021 Majors:: Art & Computer Science Interests: Digital Art, Computational Arts, Physics Quote: “Fail early, fail fast, fail often”

Name: Oscar Dadfar

Graduation year: 2021

Majors:: Art & Computer Science

Interests: Digital Art, Computational Arts, Physics

Quote: “Fail early, fail fast, fail often”

Name: Sydney Lee Graduation year: 2021 Major: Biological Sciences Interests: Art, marine animals

Name: Sydney Lee
Graduation year: 2021
Major: Biological Sciences
Interests: Art, marine animals

Name: Ali Guzel Graduation year: 2021 Majors: Materials Science and Engineering; Biomedical Engineering Interests: I play the violin and tennis. Additionally, like any other basic person, I look at memes. Unique/quirky thing: I went to high school is Kansas (Yay!)  

Name: Ali Guzel
Graduation year: 2021
Majors: Materials Science and Engineering; Biomedical Engineering
Interests: I play the violin and tennis. Additionally, like any other basic person, I look at memes.

Unique/quirky thing: I went to high school is Kansas (Yay!)

 

Name: Yuan Gao Graduation year: 2021 Major: Computer Science/Computational Biology Interests: Reading, instruments (piano, guitar, bagpipe-learning), cooking Fun facts: I'm ok with spiders and other bugs, but I'm terrified of frogs. 

Name: Yuan Gao

Graduation year: 2021

Major: Computer Science/Computational Biology

Interests: Reading, instruments (piano, guitar, bagpipe-learning), cooking

Fun facts: I'm ok with spiders and other bugs, but I'm terrified of frogs.