Patel Teaching Fellow

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2018

The Patel Fellowship is a university-wide financial award to support equity and inclusion efforts in CS education. I used the fellowship to serve as a specialized teaching fellow for Professor Stuart Shieber, working with struggling students and developing pedagogy to support students of diverse backgrounds. My efforts included teaching functional programming to students in individual and small-group sessions 5-7 days per week, coordinating with teaching staff to ensure equity and inclusion, and using new data management practices to track student progress and validate pedagogical choices.

Private Tutor and Teacher

The Academy at Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2018

The Academy at Harvard Square is a tutoring center aimed at helping recent immigrants, including children, teenagers, and adults, achieve educational and career goals. I taught English-language, math, science and test preparation courses in addition to one-on-one tutoring sessions.

AddisCoder Lecturer and Teaching Assistant

AddisCoder, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2018

AddisCoder is a program created by professor Jelani Nelson to increase access to computer science and offer mentorship to high school students in Ethiopia. With the other teaching staff, I created curriculum, gave lectures, and worked individually with students in summer computer science course for 180 Ethiopian high school students. Following their participation in the program, several students have now been accepted to top universities in computer science.

CS50 Curriculum and Software Intern

Harvard University CS50, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2017

CS50 is Harvard’s introductory computer science course. I spent the summer of 2017 working with the teaching staff to develop new curriculum and teaching materials for CS50. I also worked on an interview project aimed at increasing diversity in CS at Harvard.