Sunday, September 27th, 2020

1:00 PM -2:30 PM PST

Virtual, Zoom

The Speaker Series is a collection of seminars, workshops, and panels bringing in experts on all kinds of topics ranging from college to industry.

A free Zoom seminar bringing in a panel of college students to provide insight on the college experience! Learn about specific colleges, social life, internships, research, study habits, and more. 




1:00 PM    Introduction of speakers

1:05 PM    Closed Q&A​

1:35 PM    Open Q&A

2:00 PM    A Beginner's Guide to Hardware Engineering (Caitlin Stanton)

2:15 PM   Pursuing Passions in College (Amit Chakrabarti)


Caitlin Stanton (Cornell)
Caitlin Stanton is a recent graduate of Cornell University and incoming Masters student in electrical and computer engineering. On campus she was the founding president of the Beta Chi chapter of the engineering sorority Alpha Omega Epsilon, and is currently an executive board member for Women in Computing at Cornell, a teaching assistant for the ECE department, and a researcher for the Collective Embodied Intelligence lab. She's interned at places including Microsoft and Qualcomm, and was most recently a hardware engineering intern at Lyft Level 5 in their autonomous vehicles division. She's an advocate for diversity in tech through her public speaking and social media initiatives, and thoroughly enjoys opening up all kinds of students to the power of technology.
Amit Chakrabarti (Brown)
Amit Chakrabarti is a senior at Brown University in Providence, RI. He studies Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and he plans to attend medical school after graduating in May. He loves to perform and write music, and he sings in the Brown Derbies, an acappella group at Brown. He also does research on antibiotic resistance in the Belenky Lab and helps teach a biology class at Brown (Genetics).
Sarah Yang (Harvard)
Sarah is a rising junior at Harvard studying History and Science with a minor in Economics. She is super passionate about healthcare/health-tech, social impact, and advocacy in marginalized communities. In her free time, she really enjoys music, singing, playing around with graphic design and whipping up (interesting) concoctions in the kitchen!
Edwin Ong (Stanford)
Edwin is a sophomore at Stanford studying economics. Because he wants to go into politics, he does a lot of civic engagement and political work. This upcoming year, he will be co-chairing VSA's Public Service committee, managing a city council campaign, and hopefully will be the election commissioner for Stanford. In his free time,  he likes to play games and play jazz.
Muskaan Agarwal (Berkeley)
Muskaan Agarwal is a rising sophomore at the University of California, Berkeley on track to pursue a dual degree in finance and data science. She holds experience leading diverse teams, and envelops a passion to spur professional opportunities for women and minority groups while maintaining academic integrity and dependability. Muskaan is also the captain of a collegiate dance team at Cal and loves pursuing filmmaking and design projects in her free time. Fun fact - her name means smile in Hindi!
Akshat D Talreja (UPenn)
Akshat is a rising sophomore at The Wharton School studying Business Analytics, Data Science, and Finance. On campus, He serves as the President at AI@Penn, Vice President - Events at the Wharton Data Analytics Club, Business Director at UPMUNC, and as an Associate Consultant at the Global Research & Consulting group. In his free time, he loves playing pool, listening to music, watching movies, or trying new food. Fun fact: he once fell down a horse during a trek.

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