ESP Biography



ANGELICA CHIN, MIT junior studying computer science & econ




Major: 6-14/15-2

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2024

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi! I'm an MIT student majoring in computer science & economics. I also study music - I'm in the MIT orchestra and play piano and oboe. I also play chess!



Past Classes

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H15187: History of France, Told Through Music in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
Explore the last two centuries of France and classical music with us, told through pieces like Clair de Lune, Bolero, and Carnival of the Animals! Come learn about French music and discuss your favorite pieces and composers! No prior music study needed.


H15188: Crash course in oboe playing in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
Ever wanted to learn a new instrument but thought it was too late to start? We will give you an instrument, a reed, and a crash course in how to play the oboe! You will also learn a history of the instrument and principles of music theory. Designed for students who have prior music experience.


X15189: Fighting for a draw in the endgame in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
When playing chess, do you find yourself doing well in the opening and middlegame but losing in the endgame? Learn some important ideas to improve your knowledge of endgames and avoid losing winning or drawn positions. We'll be playing through some example positions to practice! For intermediate tournament chess players, roughly 1200-1600 USCF (but don't worry if your rating is not strictly within these bounds!) Topics: - Lucena position - Philidor position - King + pawn endgames - Rook + pawn vs. rook


W15443: Let's make origami! in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
Come make origami with us! Have you always been curious about how to create amazing shapes out of paper? You will learn how to make paper cranes and water bombs! If you already have experience, there will be instructions for more advanced origami, like 3D shapes with multiple pieces of paper!


X14975: Tournament Chess: Catch COVID By Being a Good Sport in Spark 2022 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2022)
Have you ever tried to play chess online? Wondered what competitive chess tournaments look like in-person? Want to trash-talk your opponents in the flesh? This class will teach you all about the tournament chess experience, pre and post-COVID!


A15000: History of France, Told Through Music in Spark 2022 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2022)
Come explore the last two centuries of France and classical music with us, told through pieces like Clair de Lune, Bolero, and Carnival of the Animals! No prior music study needed!


W14878: Extreme sports (~of the mind~) in Splash 2021 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2021)
Did you enjoy watching Queen's Gambit? Is overthinking every decision you make your definition of a good time? Come play chess with us and exercise your brain cells from the comfort of your couch! Join our tournament on lichess.org with cool commentary and prizes!!