Michael Acolatse

Michael Acolatse

University of Virginia

Michael Acolatse is a fourth year at the University of Virginia studying Computer Science. This is his second year working with the Global Teaching Project as a Teaching Assistant for AP Computer Science Principles. Apart from tutoring, he has interned at Lyft and Google as a Software Engineer the past two summers. Additionally, he enjoys playing basketball, piano, guitar, and video games. Michael is originally from Manassas, Virginia.

Shan Akiraj

Shan Akiraj

University of Virginia

Shan Akiraj is a junior at UVA studying Computer Science. This is Shan’s first year working with the Global Teaching Project as a Teaching Assistant for AP Computer Science Principles. Apart from tutoring, Shan has worked as a student instructor teaching Taekwondo. Additionally, Shan enjoys playing soccer and chess and is a member of the Barbell Club at his school. Shan is originally from Richmond, Virginia.

David Bieger

University of Virginia

David Bieger is a junior at the University of Virginia studying physics. This is his second year working with the Global Teaching Project as a teaching assistant for physics. Apart from the Global Teaching Project, David has immense experience teaching tennis and tutoring students for the ACT. David also takes a passion in club ultimate frisbee and club tennis at UVA. David is originally from Bristol, Tennessee.

Decker Bristow

Decker Bristow

University of Virginia

Decker Bristow is a third year at the University of Virginia studying Computer Science in the school of engineering. This is his second year working with the Global Teaching Project as a teaching assistant for AP CSP. Decker loves to play pickup basketball and joined an intramural basketball team. He is also involved in Greek life at UVA. The past summer, Decker interned at Capital One as a software developer. Originally from Richmond, he grew up teaching swim lessons to kids of all ages.

Charlotte Browder

Charlotte Browder

University of Virginia

Charlotte Browder is a third year at University of Virginia studying systems engineering and environmental sciences. This is her second year working with the Global Teaching Project as a tutor for AP Computer Science Principles. Apart from tutoring, at UVa she is a member of Engineers Going Global, Society of Women Engineers, and Delta Zeta sorority. Additionally, Charlotte enjoys baking, running, and spending time with friends, family, and her dog. Charlotte is originally from Richmond, VA.

Gracemarie Buehlmann

University of Colorado Boulder / University of Virginia

Gracemarie Buehlmann is a first year Ph.D. student at the University of Colorado Boulder. This is Gracemarie’s first year working as a Teaching Assistant for AP Physics with the Global Teaching Project. Outside of tutoring, Gracemarie enjoys knitting, playing the trombone, and hiking. Gracemarie is originally from Arlington, Virginia.

Kushal Chattopadhyay

Kushal Chattopadhyay

Harvard University

Kushal is a sophomore at Harvard College studying Applied Math and Computer Science, originally from Fremont, California. This is his first semester working with the Global Teaching Project and has taught civics to citizenship applicants as well as math, English, and Spanish language arts at local schools. He is interested in learning languages and urban economics and is interested in pursuing a career at the interface of tech and economics.

Lasya Cheruvu

Lasya Cheruvu

Rutgers University

Lasya Cheruvu is a sophomore at Rutgers University, majoring in Genetics and minoring in Data Science. This is Lasya’s first year working with the Global Teaching Project as a Teaching Assistant for AP Biology. Apart from tutoring, she does research in neuroscience and genetics, and community health. She also volunteers as an EMT. In her free time, she enjoys music, working out, and swimming. Lasya is originally from Hillsborough, New Jersey.

Claire Cizdziel

Claire Cizdziel

Columbia University

Claire Cizdziel is a sophomore at Columbia University studying electrical engineering. This is Claire’s first year working with the Global Teaching Project as a substitute Teaching Assistant for AP Physics 1. Apart from tutoring, Claire is on the board of Robogals and the Society of Women Engineers at Columbia and is a member of the university’s China Dance team. Additionally, she likes painting, creating things in the Columbia Makerspace, and exploring New York City. Claire is originally from Oxford, Mississippi.

Christian Dunne

University of Notre Dame

Christian is a freshman at the University of Notre Dame studying computer science. This is his first year working with the Global Teaching Project as a Teaching Assistant for AP Computer Science Principles. Apart from tutoring, Christian participates in school- and community-wide music and theatre programs. Additionally, Christian enjoys programming and playing soccer. Christian is originally from Starkville, Mississippi.

Sarah Echols

University of Virginia

Kareem Elgohry

Vanderbilt University

Kareem Elgohry is a sophomore at Vanderbilt University studying Computer Science. This is his second year working with the Global Teaching Project as a teaching assistant for computer science. In his free time, Kareem enjoys being outdoors, playing sports, and learning new languages. He is a part of his school’s robotics, ultimate frisbee, and Table Tennis teams. Kareem grew up in Oxford, Mississippi.

Ian Espy

Harvard

Ian Espy is a Senior at Harvard majoring in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology. A Mississippi native and an accomplished student, Ian placed 2nd in the 2018 Mississippi State Science Fair in the Animal Science category. Ian also has extensive tutoring and volunteering experience through his work with the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and the Jack and Jill Club.

Christopher Goodhart

Christopher Goodhart

University of Virginia

Christopher Goodhart is a sophomore at the University of Virginia studying Physics with a minor in computer science. This is his first year working with the Global Teaching Project as a Teaching Assistant for AP Physics 1. Apart from tutoring, he is active in numerous organizations at the University of Virginia, including the Society of Physics Students, Chess Club, and Lambda Phi Epsilon. During breaks from school, he works at the National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia. Additionally, he enjoys playing volleyball and video games in his free time. Christopher is originally from Sterling, Virginia.

Olivia Goodrich

University of Virginia

Olivia Goodrich is a graduate student at the University of Virginia who majored in Physics and Math. Olivia has previously worked with Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory as an Air and Missile Defense Intern, and has done extensive mathematical research with UVA’s Math Department.

Marcos Gonzales

Marcos Gonzalez

University of Virginia

Marcos Gonzalez is a third year at the University of Virginia studying biology and psychology. This is currently his first year working with the Global Teaching Project as a Teaching Assistant for AP biology. Apart from tutoring, Marcos is an active member of Daniel Hale Williams pre-health honor society at his school and is the diversity and inclusion chair for his fraternity. Marcos enjoys intramural soccer, skateboarding and is an avid yo-yoer.

Evan Gregory

University of Mississippi

Jared Gross

Jared Gross

University of Mississippi

Jared Gross is a senior at the University of Mississippi studying computer science. This is Jared’s first year working with the Global Teaching Project as a Teaching Assistant for AP Computer Science 1. Apart from tutoring, Jared is passionate about backend software development and is currently applying for full-time positions in the field. Additionally, Jared enjoys working out and traveling abroad and is a member of the coding club at his school. Jared is originally from Flora, Mississippi.

Sean Hackett

University of Southern California / Yale University

Sean Hackett is a PhD candidate in computer science at the University of Southern California. He joined the Global Teaching Project in 2019 as a Physics tutor, while studying Physics and Computer Science at Yale University. When not tutoring or tinkering with computer science research, Sean can be found biking through the hills of Los Angeles and cooking vegan stews.

William Harkless

William Harkless

University of Pennsylvania

William Harkless is a Senior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Systems Science and Engineering, and minoring in Mathematics. William also has expertise in computer programming and has worked on several mobile and web-based apps, as well as co-founded a trading company for which he currently serves as CFO. William is a Mississippi native and has tutored and mentored students in elementary, middle and high school, as well as through Operation Shoestring.

Chris Hays

Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Yale University

Carson Hill

Carson Hill

Mississippi State University

Carson Hill is a first-year student at Mississippi State University studying Physics and Computer Science. This is his first year working with the Global Teaching Project as a Teaching Assistant for AP Computer Science Principles and AP Physics. In addition to tutoring, Carson participates in Sports Media. Additionally, Carson enjoys math, coding, chess, photography, and graphic design. Carson is originally from Brandon, Mississippi.

Geena Kim

Harvard University

Geena Kim is a senior at Harvard University studying Chemistry and Computer Science. This is her second year working with the Global Teaching Project as a Teaching Assistant for AP Biology. Apart from tutoring, she helps lead Harvard’s First Year Outdoor Program and the garden in the Radcliffe Quadrangle. She also participates in the Institute of Politics and Bok Learning Lab at Harvard. In her free time, she enjoys rollerblading and coloring. Geena is originally from Staten Island, New York.

Wyatt Kremer

Yale University

Wyatt Kremer is a junior at Yale University pursuing the Intensive Physics major with a certificate in Egyptology. This is his second year with the Global Teaching Project as an AP Physics 1 Teaching Assistant, and he is excited to share his passion for finding the elegance within the equations and why it is powerful to have this raw understanding of the natural world. In his efforts to expand the physics community, Wyatt serves as a Co-Outreach Chair for the Yale chapter of the Society of Physics Students and board member of the undergraduate student advisory committee. He has broad interests in quantum gravity, field theory, quantum many-body systems, and quantum computing. Additionally, he loves collecting rocks and minerals and reading Middle Egyptian hieroglyphic texts in the original. Wyatt was born and raised in Minden, Nevada.

Kevin Lin

Kevin Lin

Harvard University

Kevin Lin is a Senior at Harvard majoring in Neuroscience. This is his first time working with the Global Teaching Project as a teaching assistant for AP Biology. At Harvard, Kevin is the the Editor-At-Large of The Harvard Crimson’s long-form magazine board, tutors organic chemistry, physics, and biochemistry, and serves as a house advising peer (HAP) for his house community. In his free time, he enjoys endurance weightlifting, wheel-thrown ceramics, and thrifting and collecting jackets.

Yahya Naveed

University of Michigan

Yahya Naveed is a sophomore at the University of Michigan studying electrical engineering. This is Yahya’s second year working with the Global Teaching Project as a Teaching Assistant for AP Physics 1. On campus, Yahya is involved with Michigan Neuroprosthetics, a club designed to create affordable prosthetic arms for children. Additionally, Yahya enjoys participating in intramural sports, outdoor activities, and making bad puns. Go Blue!

Carlos Negron

Vanderbilt University

Carlos Negron is a first-year student at Vanderbilt University studying Mechanical Engineering. This is his second year working with the Global Teaching Project as a Teaching Assistant for AP Physics. Over the summer, he did research on conjugated polymer nanoparticles at the NanoScience Technology Center at the University of Central Florida. Additionally, he enjoys playing tennis, and video games. Carlos is originally from Coamo, Puerto Rico.

Assata Nkosi

Yale University

Assata Nkosi is a junior at Yale University studying Computer Science. This is her second year working with the Global Teaching Project as a teaching assistant for AP Computer Science Principles. Apart from GTP, she participates in parliamentary debate competitions with the Yale Debate Association and tutors English for Korean children and adults. Additionally, she enjoys playing guitar, doing photography, and going hiking! Assata is originally from Atlanta, GA.

Kieran O’Dell

Kieran O’Dell

University of Virginia

Kieran O’Dell is a third year at the University of Virginia, studying Computer Science and Mathematics. Kieran is excited to be starting his first year with the Global Teaching Project as a Teaching Assistant for AP Computer Science Principals. Apart from tutoring, Kieran works as the Executive Social Chair for the Virginia Beta Chapter of Phi Society at UVA, handling event planning and budgeting. Kieran also has a strong passion for music. He plays guitar, drums, and sings in his band which performs often around Charlottesville.

Sujith Panchumarthy

University of Virginia

Sujith Panchumarthy is a junior at the University of Virginia majoring in Physics and minoring in Data Science. This is his second year working with the Global Teaching Project as a teaching assistant for AP Physics 1. Apart from GTP, Sujith enjoys mountain biking, working out, and gaming among many other things. Sujith is originally from Roanoke, VA.

Soul Park

Columbia University

Soul Park is a senior at Columbia University studying Industrial Engineering and concentrating in Computer Science. This is her second year working with the Global Teaching Project as teaching assistant in AP Physics. Outside of GTP, she has interned at Amazon as a software development engineering intern. Additionally, she enjoys cooking for her friends and traveling. Soul is originally from Starkville, MS.

Alek Schultz

University of Virginia

Alek Schultz is a third year at the University of Virginia studying Computer Science and Economics. This is his second year working with the Global Teaching Project as a teaching assistant for computer science. Apart from GTP, he also competes for the UVA Collegiate Cyber Defense Team. Alek also enjoys gaming, watching and playing sports (including basketball and tennis), music, and is a huge Game of Thrones fan. He is from Falls Church, Virginia, but has lived all around the world.

Hannah Shin

Harvard University

Anna Szeto

Anna Szeto

Columbia University

Anna Szeto is a senior at Columbia University studying Computer Science and Operations Research. This is her first semester working with GTP as a teaching assistant for AP Computer Science Principles. Anna has two summers of experience working in the cryptocurrency industry and is passionate about web3 and blockchain security. At Columbia, Anna served as president of the Chinese Student Association and is a teaching assistant in the Computer Science department. In her free time, she likes to cook and explore New York City. Anna is originally from Philadelphia, PA.

Kendal Toy

Kendal Toy

Yale University

Kendal Toy is a Master’s student at Yale University studying Personalized Medicine and Applied Engineering and has a B.S. in biomedical engineering. This is her third year working with the Global Teaching Project as a teaching assistant for physics. Apart from GTP, Kendal is researching orthopedic leg injuries and is a volunteer assistant coach for the Yale gymnastics team. Additionally, she loves spending time with friends and finding new places to explore. Kendal is originally from Seattle, Washington.

Davis Tran

University of Pennsylvania

Davis Tran is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania studying Computer Science with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence. This is his second year working with the Global Teaching Project as a teaching assistant for AP Computer Science Principles. Apart from GTP, Davis is a TA for an Introductory Java Programming Course and a Co-Chair for an Asian Pacific Islander mentorship program at Penn. He has recently researched anomaly detection within real-life social networks and has several significant technical experiences from internships. Davis’s past involvements include the Vietnamese Student Association and Penn Band. During his free time, he loves to play volleyball and drum. Davis is interested in network theory and is passionate about both expanding algorithmic and technological understanding among the public and equitable diversity within tech. Davis is originally from Pennsauken, New Jersey.

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson

Yale University

Sarah is a junior at Yale University studying biomedical engineering. This will be her first year working with the Global Teaching Project, but she is eager to be a part of this program as a tutor for AP Physics. Apart from tutoring, Sarah does gymnastics on the Yale Gymnastics Team. Additionally, Sarah enjoys building LEGO model sets and drawing. Sarah is originally from Atlanta, Georgia.

Caden Wright

University of Virginia

Caden Wright is a junior at the University of Virginia studying Mathematics and Computer Science. This is Caden’s first year working with the Global Teaching Project as a Teaching Assistant for AP Computer Science Principles. Apart from tutoring, Caden enjoys playing both video and board games and is a member of the board game club and magic the gathering club. Additionally, He also enjoys hiking and swimming and is a member of the University’s outdoors club. Caden is originally from Williamsburg, VA.

Lydia Wu

Columbia University

Lydia Wu is a senior at Columbia University studying biology. This is Lydia’s first year working with the Global Teaching Project as a Teaching Assistant for AP Biology. Apart from tutoring, Lydia is a research assistant exploring RNA-binding proteins and worked extensively on a COVID-19 educational campaign. Additionally, Lydia enjoys dancing and exploring museums. Lydia is originally from New Jersey.

Catherine Yang

Catherine Yang

Yale University

Catherine Yang is a senior at Yale University studying Computer Science and History. This is her 1st year working with the Global Teaching Project as a Teaching Assistant for AP Computer Science Principles. Apart from tutoring, Catherine participates in basketball intramurals, a sketch and stand-up comedy group, and volunteers with Girls on the Run. In her free time, she enjoys reading murder mysteries and going on runs. Catherine is originally from Stamford, Connecticut.

Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou

Yale University

Laura Zhou graduated from Yale University with a degree in physics. This is her second year working with the Global Teaching Project as a teaching assistant. At Yale, Laura worked extensively with the Yale Society of Physics Students to foster a strong undergraduate physics community. She is currently a visiting researcher working at NIST Boulder. Outside of work, she enjoys painting, reading, and playing video games. Laura is from River Edge, New Jersey.