ESP Biography



LUCIA ANN VAN HANKEN, ESP Teacher




Major: Not available.

College/Employer: Wellesley College

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Past Classes

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C14243: Data Visualization in R in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
Data visualization is SUPER important!! (But what is it exactly?) In short, data visualization aims to take a big chunk of information and turn it into a picture-- AKA, an understandable, visual narrative to show trends and make generalizations. Data visualizations are everywhere--news, textbooks, social media infographics-- so the ability to create, interpret, and critique them affects how we understand the world around us. The way an author chooses to present a certain set of data can completely change the way we think about it! We will look at several real-life case studies and decide whether data has been presented effectively. We will also introduce the programming language R, which has many applications in the world of data visualization and statistical computing! By the end of this class, you will be better equipped to critically analyze data visualizations and have the skills to create some of your own! No previous experience in programming or statistics is required.


L13324: Intro to Elementary Arabic 101 in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Have you ever thought twice about your pronunciation of common foods such as "falafel", "hummus", and even (the all-intimidating) "baba ghanoush"? Here's the class for you! In this class we will review the basic alphabet, words, and cultural greetings used in modern standard Arabic—by the end, you'll even be able to say the names of all your favorite foods as they were meant to be said!