team

Adit Abraham

Co-Director

Class of 2021

Adit Abraham

Computer Science

Hi! I'm Adit and I'm currently a junior studying Comp. Sci. I'm really interested in consumer tech, ML, and startups, and want to eventually work on venture that includes all of those. In the past, I've worked as an ML intern at BlinkAI and conducted research at the Media Lab. Outside of StartLabs, I'm also a Venture Partner at Contrary Capital and part of the organizing committee of MIT 100K. Feel free to reach out if I can help with anything you're working on!

Shayna Ahteck

NME Program

Class of 2023

Shayna Ahteck

Mechanical Engineering

I aspire to bring one of my creations or inventions into reality. My interests are primarily in small electronic devices, but tend to fluctuate depending on what influences and concepts I find connections in at the moment. Currently I'm working on building a 3D model size visualizing device and custom Iron Man armor. I have previously built a wearable jewelry-based device that allows the user to type with mid-air gestures and a mural drawing robot.

Brendan Ashworth

Large Events

Class of 2022

Brendan Ashworth

Physics, Electrical Engineering

I'm passionate about social entrepreneurship and bringing existing technology to those who don't usually see the benefits from technical innovation. I'm particularly interested in data science, product design, and transportation.

Ruben Castro

NME Program

Class of 2022

Ruben Castro

Mechanical Engineering

My passion in life is machines. Robots, automation, manufacturing all fall under this umbrella. I am an engineer at heart with an entrepreneurial mindset. I want to make machines that benefit the fields of space and media. I've designed machines for research at MIT to be adapted globally, taught a group of high schoolers how to make a 'flying' broom, started a blog, coded a FRC world champion robot, and much more. On the side, I like to dance Bachata and be social with friends.

Christina Chen

VP of Web

Class of 2020

Christina Chen

Computer Science and Engineering

Hey! I'm Christina, a senior from Toronto Canada. I love skiing.

Leon Cheng

Web

Class of 2020

Leon Cheng

Computer Science

Born and raised in NYC -- just another lost boy trying to figure out the world. Interested in Human Computer Interaction, UI/UX, and Education.

Anthony Cheng

Internal Development / Advisor

Class of 2020

Anthony Cheng

Materials Science and Engineering

Former co-director (2018). Now focused on entering the electric power / energy storage space; believe we can utilize today's technologies in the rapidly changing energy markets to effect systemic improvements and tackle our emissions crisis. Mentorships director for the MIT Clean Energy Prize.

Jamie Fu

NME Program

Class of 2023

Jamie Fu

Computer Science and Business Analytics

I'm interested in applying my business and technical skills to a wide range of fields, from venture capitalism and consulting to machine learning and software development, and hope to explore them all in the future. Through StartLabs, my goal is to spread and help integrate an entrepreneurial spirit into people's everyday lives. In my free time, I like to play tennis, read, play cards or social deduction games, and take nature walks.

Avichal Goel

Web

Class of 2022

Avichal Goel

Computer Science and Mathematics

I'm a sophomore interested in algorithms, trading, and machine learning. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, traveling, and playing badminton.

Alex Gu

Web

Class of 2022

Alex Gu

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

I'm very interested in both computer science and entrepreneurship. On the CS side, I enjoy theoretical computer science, particularly in the areas of machine learning robustness and reinforcement learning. On the entrepreneurship side, I enjoy reading and learning about startups, as well as exploring venture capital and investing.

Caleb Harris

VP of Internal Development

Class of 2022

Caleb Harris

Computation and Cognition

I am interested in biomedical applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence, specifically for diagnosing and combating neurodegenerative diseases. Last summer, I worked at a biomedical startup using machine learning to diagnose amblyopia in pre-verbal children. This semester, I am working at CSAIL using machine learning to quantify the severity of pulmonary edema in heart-failure patients.

Adriano Hernandez

Recurring Events

Class of 2022

Adriano Hernandez

Computer Science

Hello! I'm a sophomore interested in Computer Science and Math. Currently, I am researching with CSAIL on how to make databases faster using basic learning techniques from ML. I plan to make a great company one day. I also want to visit mars, solve P = NP, and become a philosopher to understand the meaning of life. Alas, life is short and today is looking like another day of problem sets, but something cool is coming I promise.

Ally Hong

Marketing and Media

Class of 2022

Ally Hong

Aero Astro Engineering

Hey yalls! I'm Ally, and I really love anything related to space exploration. I hope to create or work in a startup/company within this field. Right now I'm going through Unified Engineering courses for 16-ENG, and I'm also UROPing for a NASA exoplanet satellite called TESS. It's pretty cool :) I also love stargazing, making music, and enjoying art!

Hannah Kim

NME Program

Class of 2023

Hannah Kim

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

I'm interested in learning from the fast-moving world of startups and using tech to improve daily life. It's important to me to constantly grow, learn, and have a positive impact on the world. Currently, I work in the Fluid Interfaces group of the MIT Media Lab and have a project through MIT Sandbox.

Isaac Lau

Large Events

Class of 2022

Isaac Lau

Electric Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering

As a moonshot engineer, I seek to push the boundaries of human capablities in speed and control through the power of autonomy and I am most interested in the interplay between mechanical and electrical systems. If I'm not working on p-sets, catch me on campus working on the Hyperloop pod or find me in a machine shop!

Amber Lu

Marketing

Class of 2021

Amber Lu

Mathematics, Economics

My primary interests lie in mathematics and its intersections with other areas, particularly economics and public policy. I'm interested in investigating the ways technology and innovation shape society, particularly in the realm of education, healthcare, and social equity. I aspire to foster innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, invest in great potential (whether it be companies, ideas, or people), and potentially create my own startup addressing issues within education and social policy.

Jeremy McCulloch

Web

Class of 2022

Jeremy McCulloch

Mechanical Engineering

My name is Jeremy, I am from San Diego, and I am interested in entrepreneurship related to medical devices. Last summer I worked at a surgical robotics startup, and I am currently UROPing in the bioinstrumentation lab. In my free time I enjoy running and sailing.

Anton Morgunov

Recurring Events

Class of 2022

Anton Morgunov

Chemistry and Biology

Most of my experience have been in working in an educational sphere. I'm deeply interested in the way different conditions may affect the child's attitude towards education. To be simple, I was always interested in why some people want to understand how things work, while others just prefer to cram for the exam. Following from that, I'm trying to create additional resources for students to increase the former group in size.

Thomas Ngo

NME Program

Class of 2023

Thomas Ngo

Computer Science and Engineering

Hey, I'm Thomas. I love food and I love trying out different places. At the same time, I try my best to eat healthy and workout consistently. So, it's kinda hard to keep a balance between the two. Academically, I'm currently interested in data aspect of computer science. I hope to work with machine learning projects soon whether that would be a UROP or a personal project. I hope to work in IoT startups or social startups that are data-driven.

Jennifer Pan

Finance / Corporate Relations

Class of 2022

Jennifer Pan

Mathematics and Economics

I'm really interested in startups in the biotech industry and would love to explore the commercialization of technological research into the market for real-world impact.

Alex Quach

NME Program

Class of 2023

Alex Quach

Computer Science and Engineering

At MIT, I want to simultaneously develop my entrepreneurial skills and my technical knowledge. I believe in not only being able to create an entrepreneurial vision, but also being able to propose and deliver on a technical solution. I'm particularly interested in interpretable/explainable AI, bridging research and consumer products, and inclusive & global design. Currently I'm working on applying machine learning to MIT facilities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Shruti Ravikumar

NME Program

Class of 2023

Shruti Ravikumar

Undeclared

Hi! I'm Shruti, a '23 living in Macgregor House. I'm super interested in neuroscience, genetics and almost anything biology related! In the future, I want to create medical technologies to help mitigate pain for individuals with neurodegenerative disorders and their families. Other than that, I also love playing waterpolo, bullet journaling and listening to music!

Saumya Rawat

Marketing

Class of 2022

Saumya Rawat

Computer Science

Interested in fintech, edtech, healthcare startups. Have co-founded/worked at startups in the past and am currently working on a public speaking and improv tools for kids startup.

Vaibhavi Shah

Co-Director

Class of 2021

Vaibhavi Shah

Biological Engineering

As an aspiring medical innovator and neurosurgeon, I am extremely intrigued by the intersection of technology and healthcare. I am currently involved in research in the fields of machine learning in medicine and computational neuroscience, and I hope to use this experience to help improve patient lives.

Ishana Shastri

NME Program

Class of 2023

Ishana Shastri

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering

I am extremely interested in using technologies such as AI and robotics to tackle common medical issues. In the past two years, I have conducted extensive research in developing neural networks to diagnose and predict cardiovascular diseases and multiple types of cancer. This past summer, I began developing apps focusing on social impact. I hope to bridge my various interests and head my own biomedical startups.

Anjali Singh

NME Program

Class of 2023

Anjali Singh

Biological Engineering

Pharmaceutical industry, biotech startups, nonprofits and B-corps. Currently beginning research in Weiss Lab. Interested in community service and ed-tech.

Jessica Sonner

NME Program

Class of 2022

Jessica Sonner

Biological Engineering

Hi! My name is Jessica Sonner and I am a sophomore studying biological engineering with a minor in business management. Being raised by 2 entrepreneurs, I'm inspired to begin a Startup of my own. As I'm passionate about biology and intrigued with business, I see myself working in the intersection between consulting and biotech-both advising others and pursuing entrepreneurial ideas of my own. Despite being from Naperville, Illinois, Boston has become my home!

Wilson Spearman

Large Events

Class of 2022

Wilson Spearman

Computer Science

I'm interested in building a startup focusing in the privacy and security space. I enjoy working on technical projects with high impact.

Spencer Toll

Finance

Class of 2021

Spencer Toll

Materials Science and Engineering

I'm passionate about batteries and furthering human sustainability. I'm currently working in Sadoway Group developing a new battery technology that should replace Li-ion batteries. In addition to this personal interest, I believe in asking questions and having the motivation to solve them without concern of having the necessary skill set. You will be amazed how far being a go-getter will take you.

Matthew Tung

Large Events

Class of 2020

Matthew Tung

Electric Engineering and Computer Science

A fun loving, always running guy who loves laughing, dancing, and playing with gadgets.

Sreya Vangara

Large Events

Class of 2022

Sreya Vangara

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Hey guys! I'm passionate about accessibility, education, and the environment! I just received my patent for a "smart wallet" for people with blindness; have taught CS in Mexico, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan; and worked with the Navajo Nation to develop and implement solutions to their water crisis. I'm currently helping organize nationwide workshops for girls in STEM and support systems for people in the Boston area with Traumatic Brain Injury.

Daniela Velez

NME Program

Class of 2023

Daniela Velez

Computer Science

I'm a freshman studying Computer Science and am interested in developing technology that can make a positive social impact and help those in need. My interests include AI/ML, quantum computing, and software engineering. She is also a CodeIt mentor, on the International Model UN board, and part of the TedxMIT team.

Allen Wang

NME Program

Class of 2023

Allen Wang

Computer Science, Mathematics, Business Analytics

I'm a first-year exploring how techniques in AI and math change the ways of our world. This past summer, I interned at Learn Ventures, a start-up revolutionizing e-learning. In high school, I co-founded ABMC, a math competition that has reached hundreds of schools across the US. When I'm not playing poker or p-setting, I'm most likely reading about Tesla or researching how to start a boba shop in Kendall Square.

Lilian Wang

Large Events

Class of 2022

Lilian Wang

Computer Science

Most of my experience stems out of making real-world impact through software engineering, an example being working on apps that teach students how to code. I am currently interested in autonomous vehicles and machine learning, in particular how to make self-driving vehicles safer for people. I hope to explore startup ideas in this field more, focusing not just on the tech side, but also social impact.

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