Jackie Aslarus

Jackie is majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (6-2). She enjoys exploring all types of media, but particularly loves knitting, crocheting, and sewing.

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Caroline Bao

Caroline is an undergraduate student from California studying Computer Science and Molecular Biology with a minor in 21M (Music). At MIT, she plays the flute in MIT’s Chamber Music Society and dancing with Asian Dance Team. In her free time, she enjoys listening to concerts at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, exploring cafes around Boston, and experimenting with new baking recipes.

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Elisabeth Bullock

Elisabeth is a graduate student in Course 18. She is interested in dance, particularly ballet and contemporary. At MIT, she is a member and sometimes choreographer for MIT DanceTroupe. She is also a member of Harvard Ballet Company. Elisabeth also enjoys crocheting, reading, running, and babysitting her plants.

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Dylan Cable

Dylan is a PhD student in computer science at MIT, studying computational biology. Previously, he completed his B.S. in mathematics at Stanford. Dylan’s interests include improv comedy and playing guitar. With a few colleagues at MIT, Dylan cofounded the band the Electric Manatees, which gives MIT students’ take on psychedelic rock through the eyes of aquatic mammals.

Levi "Veevee" Cai

Veevee is a PhD student in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program studying robots for ocean exploration. He also did a Masters at the Media Lab and worked on fabrication-related projects. He also likes to eat, travel, eat, play tennis or draw, and eat.

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Matthew Caren

Matthew is an undergraduate student studying computer science, music, and math, with a special interest in developing expressive music technology. He is also a mentor and staff member at the MIT Voxel Lab, a music and arts innovation makerspace, and a jazz pianist, film composer, and graphic designer.

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Sophia Chen

Sophia is an undergraduate student double majoring in Mechanical Engineering (2A) and Design (4B). Before her current research with GEAR lab, she was a researcher with the Conformable Decoders at the MIT Media Lab. Her work focuses on humanitarian innovation and user-centered product design. Since Spring 2021, Sophia has been the co-Editor in Chief of Infinite, MIT’s fashion magazine. Beyond art and design, she has interests in personal essays, poetry, photography, psychology, philosophy, and music. Her creative work centers around sensation and experience, between color, touch, perspective, and emotion.

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Yiming Chen

Yiming is a junior majoring in Course 18 (Mathematics) and 6 (Computer Science) and is interested in exploring the intersection of technology and creativity. She loves playing Guzheng, design, painting/drawing, singing acapella and making anything & everything. She is eager to explore other arts forms by learning from her talented peers!

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Madhurima Das

Rima is a current graduate student in MechE and a course 2A 2018 alum. She studies the role of sketching and prototyping in early stage design, equity in makerspaces, and the role of design justice in engineering pedagogy and practice. Her engineering work is fundamentally tied to the arts and she loves finding new links between the arts and sciences! Hands-on visual arts and crafts (currently ceramics and glassblowing) are her favorites but she’s always down to try a new type of art, whether it is dance, theater, or poetry! More than anything, she relishes being a jack of all trades when it comes to making and loves hopping from one medium to another!

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Stephanie Fu

Stephanie is an MEng student (double-majored in computer science and music in undergrad) studying computer vision and machine learning. She has been playing the violin for almost her whole life, and is currently a violinist in the MIT Symphony Orchestra. She loves the community aspect of playing in an orchestra, and hopes to one day have the skills to conduct one as well (if she ever develops actual coordination). Stephanie also likes using the little she remembers about music theory to arrange random tunes (think Christmas remix of your washing machine jingle, violin duet inspired by a pre-finals nightmare, etc…) She also spends way too much time thinking about food, buying food, watching videos of food, and taking photos of everything she sees (including food).

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Teresa Gao

Teresa is a member of the graduating class of 2023. She is double-majoring in Computer Science and Engineering (6-3) and Brain and Cognitive Sciences (9). Teresa loves playing viola, reading graphic novels, and otherwise exploring the great indoors.

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Audrey Gatta

Audrey Gatta is an undergraduate student majoring in Art & Design and minoring in Spanish and Economics. She loves all forms of visual arts, including drawing, painting, ceramics, sewing, and photography. Through the Memory Project organization, Audrey enjoys creating portraits for children around the world who have faced substantial challenges. When she’s not making art, you can find her playing volleyball, reading, visiting art museums, leading tours of MIT’s Public Art Collection, and going on long walks.

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Alicia Guo

Alicia Guo is a senior studying computer science with an interest in generative art. She loves to write poetry, spend time amongst the trees, and dabble in new mediums.

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Katherine Guo

Katherine is a current undergraduate in her third year, studying materials science and engineering and art and design. She is from Dublin but spent most of her childhood moving around various countries. From an early age, she has been involved in creating music, first via the violin and now as a part of MIT’s Concert Choir, in addition to also being active in various visual art and art history circles. Some of her favorite things to do in the Boston area are going to the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Thursday nights, running along the esplanade, and walking to Harvard Square for a cup of Berryline frozen yogurt.

Rihn H

Rihn is studying Mechanical Engineering with a Design concentration as well as Comparative Media Studies with a lil bit of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.They are a prolific illustration artist and maker, and they enjoy mixing technology and/or science in art. You can find some of their works here – instagram.com/rihnsworks. Rihn uses they/them pronouns and in their free time, they spin fire, climb ropes, administer ham exams, visit caves, and ferment foods that bring delight to 1/3 of their friends and horror to the rest.

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Catherine Ji

Catherine is from Idaho and is studying math and physics. Catherine enjoys reading and writing poetry and flash fiction. Outside of coursework, Catherine enjoys singing in an a cappella group, the MIT Logarhythms.

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Mulan Jiang

Mulan is an undergraduate from Kansas studying mechanical engineering with a concentration in medical devices and minoring in Spanish. On any given day, she can be found dancing with Asian Dance Team (ADT), designing a book cover in Photoshop, or playing pop covers on the piano.

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Sharon Jiang

Sharon is a senior majoring in computer science and engineering with a minor in mathematics. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Technique, MIT’s yearbook, photography, and design club. Outside of campus, you can most likely find her listening to virtuosic symphonies at the Boston Symphony Orchestra or roaming the varied galleries in the Museum of Fine Arts.

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Sohini Kar

Kar is an MEng at MIT studying 6-2 and 9, with an interest in the intersection of computer and human intelligence. They enjoy painting with gouache and acrylic, and their art can be found at the new MIT Welcome Center. Additionally, Kar is interested in design for technology and they founded the UI/UX@MIT club to spread more awareness for user interface and user experience design on campus.

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Rumi Lee

Rumi is a creative problem solver at the intersection of design, technology, and entrepreneurship. She comes from a background in music (solo violin for 13 years) and the arts (freelancing in communication/graphic design). Rumi is currently studying 6-2 (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) and 15-2 (Business Analytics) as an MIT undergrad.

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Kerri Lu

Kerri is a grad student in EECS. She enjoys creative writing, listening to music, learning about art history, and exploring Boston.

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Nghi Nguyen

Nghi Nguyen is an undergraduate fourth year majoring in 6-3, minoring in French, and concentrating in Japanese. She loves finding intersections between art and computer science, and has interests in UI/UX, web development, and graphic design. At MIT, she is involved in ActLingual’s ITEC, Codeit, and DynaMIT. In her free time, she loves drawing digitally, playing tennis, watching Sailor Moon, calling her family, and exploring different bakeries wherever she is.

Martin Nisser

Martin Nisser

Martin is a PhD student in MIT CSAIL where he develops fabrication methods to make hardware – from structures to robots – that is inexpensive, rapid, and customizable to individual needs and interests. He holds degrees from the University of Edinburgh, ETH Zurich and MIT, and has held appointments at Tesla Motors, Harvard University and the European Space Agency. Martin is particularly excited about engaging in drawing, painting, and classical music.

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Eva Smerekanych

Eva is double majoring in Mathematics and Art & Design. She enjoys exploring the intersection of the two fields, and finding the beauty in math.

Anna Waldman-Brown

Anna is a PhD candidate and MIT lifer who’s currently in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, where she researches automation and inequality and writes occasional poetry with the MIT Work of the Future Taskforce. As a science fiction writer, she’s a member of the Catalyze Playwriting Group and the Writers Block @ MIT. She enjoys cooking, theatre, hiking, and playing the djembe, and hails from San Francisco.

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Cindy Wang

Cindy is a senior in Course 6-2. She is interested in all types of performance. At MIT, she is a captain and choreographer for MIT Asian Dance Team. She is also a member of Syncopasian, an a cappella group. Cindy also enjoys knitting, reading, violin, and cats.

Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong is a graduate student at MIT studying computational cognitive science. Her fiction has appeared in publications including Shenandoah, Bayou Magazine, and the Chicago Quarterly Review, and she has made audio with the wonderful podcast people at State of the Human and WNYC. In another life, she biked across America, which she did not recommend in the moment but does now.

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Brinley Zhao

Brinley is a digital artist and game designer. They aim to create wholesome worlds that one can be relaxed and immersed in.

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Margaret Zheng

Margaret Zheng is an undergraduate student double majoring in Mathematics (18) and CS/Econ/Data Science (6-14) with a minor in music (21M). She actively engages with the visual arts community on campus, painting and animating 4 murals with the Borderline murals, designing the Class of 2023 Brass Rat, making STEM comics on @big_dijkstra_energy, and tending to her original comic character creation, Wide Tim (@wide_tim, pictured here!). Outside of classes, she can also be seen casually playing the piano or jamming with friends.

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  • Kidist Adamu
  • Miki Chiang
  • Amelia Dogan
  • Jenny Gao
  • Felix Li
  • Kristy Lin
  • Yutong Lin
  • Alexandra Nwigwe
  • Savoldy
  • Kasturi Shah
  • Max Siegel
  • Quentin Smith
  • Daniel Villagran
  • Izzi Waitz
  • April Wu
  • Diego Yañes-Laguna
  • Kitty Zeng