Instructors

Alex Kassil

Alex Kassil

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DSP Data Access, Staff Email Access

Hello everyone! I graduated back in 2021 with my master and undergraduate degree at Berkeley studying computer science. I taught CS61A, CS61B, CS88, and Data 140 while at Berkeley. Currently I am a software engineer, but I am excited to return to instruct CS 61BL this summer. I like running and playing video games like Starcraft 2 and Slay the Spire.

Circle Chen

Circle Chen

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DSP Data Access, Staff Email Access

Hi! I am Liangyuan (Circle) Chen. I’m a rising senior studying CS + Data Science. I’ve been involved in teaching this course for two years, and I’m extremely excited to co-instruct CS 61BL this summer! I cook, literally and figuratively, whether it be real food, video games, or game music. Just don’t get me started drawing connections between Genshin Impact and real life…

Dominic Conricode

Dominic Conricode

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DSP Data Access, Staff Email Access

Hey y’all! I’m Dom, I’m a recent Berkeley CS graduate. I was a 5-time TA for the 61Best course and I’m incredibly stoked to be instructing this summer! In my undergrad I did everything from latin dance to rocket engineering to collegiate boxing and now I’m trying to get better at surfing :D I’m looking forward to talking with all of you as we dive into the world of data structures!

Erik Kizior

Erik Kizior

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DSP Data Access, Staff Email Access

Hey! I’m Erik, a rising 4th year majoring in EECS. I love eating burritos, playing Smash, and sleeping. I’m so excited to be instructing CS 61BL this summer and I hope you have a fun time in this class!

Teresa Luo

Teresa Luo

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DSP Data Access, Staff Email Access

Hi! I’m Teresa, a rising senior majoring in Computer Science and Data Science. I am currently getting my daily dose of Corgi content, keeping up with my Duolingo streak, and learning how to felt! Looking forward to a fun summer with you all!

Teaching Assistants

Anirudh Sreerama

Anirudh Sreerama

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Hello everyone! I’m Anirudh, a rising junior majoring in Math and CS from the Bay and this is my second time to TA for 61B. In my free time, I LOVE playing video games like Smash (Kirby is the best) and Overcooked with friends, especially when we’re working together as a team! I also really enjoy speed-solving Sudokus and KenKens whenever I’m bored. I’m super duper excited to work with you all :)

Daniel Wang

Daniel Wang

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Hello! I’m Daniel, a rising junior majoring in Computer Science from San Diego, CA. Besides teaching, I also enjoy graphic design, fashion, and badminton. Outside of class, you’ll probably find me around a local cafe, library, or literally everywhere. Feel free to reach out, I’d love to meet and talk!

Elaine Shu

Elaine Shu

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Hi I’m Elaine! I’m a rising junior studying computer science. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, taking care of my plants, and touching grass. Feel free to reach out to me anytime!

Ethan Tam

Ethan Tam

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Sup! I’m Ethan, an upcoming Junior from Chicago studying Computer Science. When I’m not CS61B-ing, I love listening to Olivia Rodrigo and playing Smash.

Jeffrey Yum

Jeffrey Yum

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Hi everyone! My name is Jeff and I’m a rising senior from Torrance, California studying EECS. Some things I want to do this summer are play tennis, cook more, and learn how to play the piano. Reach out to me if you wanna chat, excited to meet everyone!

Josh Barua

Josh Barua

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Hey y’all! I’m Josh, a rising senior from Austin majoring in CS. When I’m not writing bugs, I love to play anything Nintendo and show people photos of my 2 dogs. I’m super excited to meet everyone this semester! Don’t hesitate to reach out if I can help in any way :)

Julian Tuazon

Julian Tuazon

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Natalia Grondin

Natalia Grondin

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Hi, I’m Natalia and I’m a 3rd year studying cs and ds. I’m into surfing, running, climbing, and anything outdoors and I’m stoked to be teaching 61BL (the best class ever)!

Philip Ye

Philip Ye

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Hey guys! My name is Philip, and I’m an incoming 3rd year studying CS + Math. This is my second time on 61B staff, and I’m really excited to get to know you guys! In my freetime I lollygag, meander, frolick, and loiter. Looking forward to an amazing semester with y’all!

Ridge Huang

Ridge Huang

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Hey! My name is Ridge and I am a rising junior from the Bay Area (shoutout Pleasanton!). Outside of teaching I spend my days playing frisbee, working out, watching shows and listening to edm. Super excited to teach this summer and I hope y’all enjoy the course!

Stacey Lei

Stacey Lei

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Hey! I’m Stacey, a rising junior from Las Vegas majoring in computer science. In my free time, I love illustrating, swimming, and animating. I’m super excited to meet everyone– feel free to reach out for anything!

Vanessa Teo

Vanessa Teo

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DSP Data Access, Staff Email Access

hi! i’m vanessa, a rising senior from the bay area studying computer science and environmental economics & policy. in my free time i like to crochet, learn languages, make fun drinks, mess with robots, and make+listen to all genres of music. this is my 5th time teaching 61B(L) (woo!) and am incredibly excited to meet everyone! feel free to reach out anytime—i’m here to help :)

William Lee

William Lee

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Staff Email Access

Hi, I’m William, and I recently graduated UC Berkeley as a CS major. This is my 4th time teaching 61B, and I’m excited for what this summer has in store. I enjoy reading Wikipedia, rating restaurants on Beli, and listening to 70s–80s music.

Wilson Fung

Wilson Fung

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Hi everyone! I’m an incoming senior studying CS with a DS minor. This is my second semester as a TA, but my first time teaching CS 61BL. I came into Berkeley as ChemE and changed my major 7+ times before deciding on CS my sophomore spring, when I took 61B. In my free time, I love exploring new food spots, working at cafes, playing volleyball, and vlogging!

Tutors

Brian Sui

Brian Sui

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Hi! I’m a rising junior majoring in CS and applied math. In my free time, I like running and watching basketball. I look forward to meeting you!

Codey Ma

Codey Ma

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Hi! I am a rising junior studying CS. I enjoy sleeping and playing badminton. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

Iris Zhou

Iris Zhou

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hi everyone! i’m iris, a rising junior studying cs + astrophysics. in my free time i enjoy cafe hopping, scrapbooking, and collecting music albums. excited to be back on staff and to be meeting everyone this summer!

Lawrence Wu

Lawrence Wu

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Hello! I’m an upcoming 4th year from LA studying CS. I like to read and watch movies in my free time. Excited to meet you all!

Mihir Mirchandani

Mihir Mirchandani

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Hi everyone! I’m an incoming senior studying CS from Mountain View, CA. In my free time, I enjoy basketball, piano (rn really love Alicia Keys’ songs), long drives, and chess. This is my 3rd semester on 61B course staff and I can’t wait to meet y’all! Hope everyone has a great summer :)

Ryan Yang

Ryan Yang

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Hi, I’m Ryan and I’m a rising 3rd year majoring in cs! Outside of teaching, I’ve recently gotten into playing slaying the spire and I like playing a variety of strategy games. I also like playing the violin and writing in my free time. If you guys ever want to talk about anything feel free to shoot me a message!