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Hi, I’m Kevin. I am a master’s candidate in EECS at UC Berkeley in the area of computer science eduation, advised by John DeNero and Josh Hug. I also work with the Embodied Design Research Lab in the Educational Psychology department on understanding the ways in which novices practice and experience programming and debugging. I expect to graduate in Spring 2019 and intend to accept a teaching-track faculty and lecturer job for Fall 2019.
My goal is to find ways to make course material more personally relevant to students. Teaching at the university level, in my mind, has never been about the teaching: it’s about finding a compelling a narrative and context for students to engage with the material and then providing students the right pathways and support to make their own learning possible. That, along with building the right connections with my staff to convey this vision, is what I’m most proud of achieving as a lecturer for CS 61A and CS 61BL.
During my undergraduate career, I was an undergraduate student instructor (teaching assistant) for 8 semesters. I studied and implemented scalable teaching and learning techniques for CS 61A (CS 1) and CS 61B (CS 2) at UC Berkeley, two of the largest in-person computer science courses in the world. Most recently, I helped run all aspects of course operations in CS 61C (CS 3) with Dan Garcia, including expanding accessibility to the course by launching a new elective, small-group mentorship program for students in the course.
In Spring 2018, I served as President of Computer Science Mentors, a student organization composed of undergraduate students who volunteer to teach other undergraduate students. During my time, I helped scale the organization over two-fold, from a group of 100 mentors to a family of over 200 mentors, in total serving over 1500 undergraduate EE and CS students. A particular priority of mines was in improving the experience for mentors by creating more opportunities to develop interpersonal relationships through the family system and in branching out services to improve mentor training and support their long-term goals.
I was a part of the very first cohort of students in CSM Spring 2015. It inspired me.
I recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Computer Science and Cognitive Science. I previously worked with Berkeley Diversity to reimagine their web presence and user experience, iterating on different designs and implementing the frontend and backend components to tell compelling stories.