ESP Biography


Major: Not available.

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm an MIT undergrad class of 2023. I'm from South Mississippi where the sun was always beating down with a vengeance, so I was always more drawn to indoor activities. As a result of this, I found myself reading avidly and by middle school was spending countless hours programming robots. At MIT I'm a joint major in Computer Science and Molecular Biology and I currently have a research position under Phil Sharp where I study developmental biology and cancer through the lens of computational biology. Further, I plan to minor in literature with a concentration in Film studies. When I'm not in my science and art classes, I'm reading philosophy, cooking, or working on my research.

Past Classes

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C14467: Generative Art in Spark 2021 (Mar. 13 - 27, 2021)
Come learn to make art using computers! We'll cover a few influential and cool generative artists for inspiration and then dive into ways you can start making things on your own.

H13706: Introduction to Post-structuralist Thought in HSSP Spring 2020 (Feb. 29, 2020)
The class will briefly cover ancient and modern philosophy in the context of post structuralist thought before going on to explore post structuralist thought itself. Topics may include semiotics, metaphysics, ontology, pyschoanalysis, epistemology, phenomenology, and existentialism. Thinkers covered may include Kant, Plato, Aristotle, Hegel, Neitzsche, Deleuze, Foucault, Heidegger, Frued, Bacon, Spinoza, and Descartes among others. No knowledge of such topics or thinkers are expected.

H13634: Topics in Philosophy in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
An introduction to philosophy from Plato to Hegel

C13651: iHack: pwning stuff for fun and profit in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Ever jailbroken your phone and been curious about the magic behind the scenes? Ever watched somebody 'hack into the mainframe' in the movies and dreamed of disabling enemy systems? Ever gotten an email from one particularly well-endowed Nigerian prince? Alternatively, ever wanted to be a l33t h8x0r? Because you can do it too. Join us for an hour of rapid fire hacking. We'll talk about how the computery stuff you use on the daily breaks, and instead of fixing it we'll use that borked behavior to cause *even more chaos*. We'll see how forgetting a line of code (looking at you, autocorrect) can open up a hole for us to hack into, talk about 'hollywood' vulnerabilities that we can remotely typety-type into, and yeet ourselves into iOS by screwing with some binary code. We'll also be sharing lots of stupid memes, might accidentally blow up some virtual machines (that's why they're virtual, splash doesn't tolerate actual explosions i think), and might make a snack run if we're hungry. Come break things!!