I am currently a coterminal (fifth-year) Master's student at Stanford University studying Computer Science, with dual concentrations in Human-Computer Interaction and Biocomputation. I recently completed my Bachelor's degree in Human Biology at Stanford as well, with a self-designed interdisciplinary concentration in Infectious Disease and International Affairs. I love teaching, and I'm the Head TA for CS106A: Programming Methodologies, Stanford's introductory Computer Science course.
I'm originally from the Bay Area, and when I'm not coding, reading public health news, or catching up on Middle East politics, I enjoy cooking, hiking, and gardening.
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I've worked on a variety of projects at the intersection of biology and computer science, ranging from writing scripts to analyze 30 million lines of genomic data, to helping re-implement DNAnexus' global-scale genomic data management platform. My design experiences include an interface for AMELIE, a diagnostic tool for clinical geneticists; Notable, a notetaking tool to help students with audio and visual disabilities; and V-Fend, an award-winning team submission to the Stanford health++ hackathon.
I'm currently the head TA for CS106A: Programming Methodologies, Stanford's introductory Computer Science course. In this role, I manage a staff of 30 section leaders (undergraduates who teach small-group sections), ensure that the class runs smoothly, and explore ways to improve the course. I served as a course assistant and residential advisor for a three-week summer intensive virology course in summer 2016. I have also been a section leader for CS 106A: Programming Methodology and a course assistant for CS 109: Probability and Statistics for Computer Scientists. Past responsibilities have included teaching sections of 10-14 students, holding office hours, grading assignments and exams, providing feedback to students one-on-one, and assisting professors in course planning.
While interning at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., I tracked American response efforts during the Zika crisis in early 2016, attending briefings on Capitol Hill and assembling daily and weekly updates as the situation unfolded. As a Stanford in Government Fellow at the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, I learned about policy implementation at the local level as I assessed the feasibility of a potential county-wide program to hire unemployed public benefits recipients into local government offices.
I have sought through my undergraduate and graduate coursework to explore a variety of interests while also developing skills in key areas. My classes have come from 24 distinct departments and programs, including Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Human Biology, Math, Computer Science, Sociology, International Relations, Ethics, Linguistics, Psychology, Comparative Literature, and Economics.
I have led or been involved with a variety of organizations at Stanford. In particular, I helped found - and have held a variety of leadership roles in - the Stanford chapter of J Street U, an organization dedicated to a peaceful future for Israelis and Palestinians. Other sustained extracurricular commitments include the Stanford Model UN Conference and the Stanford Jewish community.
I have taken advantage of a variety of opportunities to broaden my perspective in various locations around the world. Before Stanford, I studied abroad twice through linguistic and cultural immersion programs: once in France for six months at age 13, and once in Sweden for a gap year. While at Stanford, I spent a quarter in D.C. through Stanford in Washington, and took summer classes that brought me to Tanzania and Cambodia.
Based on research done by Hopelab, our four-person group designed V-Fend to dramatically improve health outcomes for children living with HIV. V-Fend provides consistent, rewarding reminders to take medication and allows kids to play fun and educational games that put them in the driver's seat as they battle foreign invaders, fight HIV, and strengthen their body's immune system.
Finalist at health++, Stanford's health hackathon, October 2017. Winner of Global Oncology prize for innovation.Project Overview on Devpost
Designed a notetaking platform aimed at reducing the need for college students with disabilities (particularly audio/visual) to seek classroom accommodations. Followed Stanford d.school design thinking methodology, conducted needfinding interviews, created a concept video, and tested low-, medium-, and high-fidelity prototypes.
Quarter-long group project for CS 147: Human-Computer Interaction Design.Project Website
AMELIE, or Automatic Mendelian Literature Evaluation, is a project of the Bejerano lab at Stanford. I am designing and implementing the user interface (not yet deployed) in consultation with the backend developers and target users (clinical geneticists).View Current Site
Collaborated with a small team to begin to re-implement a global-scale genomic data management platform using React.js and Redux, based on atomic design principles. Constructed interactive components for the platform re-implementation using functional programming, improving code reliability and reusability while decreasing complexity.Explore Platform
Designed, built, and managed content for the website for J Street U Stanford, a student political organization. Built on Wordpress in 2014, and managed and updated continuously since then. Site includes blog posts, events history, graphical and written descriptions of the group, educational resources, and connections to relevant outside sites.Visit Site
Programming: Python, Java, C, C++, Unix
Media: Final Cut Pro, Balsamiq, Sketch, Marvel
Task Management: GitHub, Jira
Paradigms & Practices: Functional programming, atomic web design, prototyping, user testing, iterative design process
English: native fluency
French: high conversational fluency
Swedish: moderate conversational fluency
Hebrew: elementary ability, including reading & writing in print & cursive