ESP Biography



SHAYNA AHTECK, MIT MechE/EE frosh, part-time space queen




Major: Not available.

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Shayna primarily likes making things, and making things look cool. Informally a lightsaber duelist for years, now a member of Boston Lightsaber Stage Combat Club.

Likes: 3D printing, open source robotics, graphic design, photography, vlogging, tending to a herd of succulents, and overall just making cool stuff that lights up or does things.



Past Classes

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X14430: Embodiment in Spark 2021 (Mar. 13 - 27, 2021)
What messages do you hear about how you can or should move — whether sitting, fidgeting, singing, or anything in between? Can movement be a form of creative expression? Are technologies (like Zoom) designed with our physical bodies in mind? We’ll explore different ways movement relates to our lives through discussions, short readings/videos, and follow-along stretches/exercises you can do anywhere.


P13801: Intro to Lightsaber Dueling and Spinning in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
“I’ll try spinning, that’s a good trick!” In this class we will dive into some basic stage combat with learning a simple 4+6 beat lightsaber duel routine and some types of basic spins for flair. Please wear comfortable clothing! Prequel and OG Trilogy memes highly encouraged.


P13243: Intro to Lightsaber Dueling and Spinning in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
“I’ll try spinning, that’s a good trick!” In this class we will dive into some basic stage combat with learning a simple 4+6 beat lightsaber duel routine and some types of basic spins for flair. Please wear comfortable clothing! Prequel and OG Trilogy memes highly encouraged.