ESP Biography


Major: 20/12

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Past Classes

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S14524: Cell Ag Crash Course: Meat Without the Animal and Ice Cream Without Cows in Spark 2021 (Mar. 13 - 27, 2021)
Lab grown meat? Vegan ice cream made from milk proteins produced by microbes instead of cows? How can we produce animal products without hurting animals? A single day crash-course for those interested in learning about cellular agriculture: the manufacture of animal products from cell cultures.

S14004: Geobiology and Astrobiology in HSSP Summer 2020 (Jul. 11, 2020)
Interested in aliens? So are we! This class is on the most extreme life on Earth and how it can inform us in the search for life outside Earth! A lot of the life forms that you can find on Earth seem pretty alien already -- there are microbes that can survive in boiling pools of acid, in Antarctic lakes that have been frozen over for millions of years, and at the bottom of the ocean around underwater volcanoes. What are the limits for life as we know it and what does this extreme life on Earth mean about the possibility for life on planets completely different from our own? We hope to not only share some of the insanely cool science being done, but to inspire students to ask questions of their own about life and the universe.

X12966: Exploring Asian Culture Through Making Food! in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2019)
DO YOU LOVE ASIAN FOOD? Do you want to learn how to make boba and spring rolls? Does learning about Asian culture while assembling yummy snacks interest you? Come join us for a delicious time!