Sravani Yagalla

  • Class of 2022
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
  • Pronouns: she, her, hers

Courses supported: Current: CS-0007; CS-0447

Major: Computer Science

Academic Level: Senior

Achievements and Accolades: Dean's List

Activities and Clubs: Computer Science Club

Internship, Research and Experiential Learning: Computational Neuroscience Research Assistant at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Technology and Innovation Intern at PNC Bank

Post graduation plans: Full Time Associate in the Technology and Development Program at PNC Bank

Why did you become a UTA? Throughout my undergraduate experience I have constantly relied on my UTA's for additional assistance in my courses. I credit part of my success to those that have helped me in the past and would love to have that same impact in someone else's academic success.

What is the best advice you would give to a student who may need additional support? Never be afraid to ask for help! I'm sure you have heard this a million times but there are no dumb questions! We are all here to help you and want to see you succeed :) I understand it can be intimidating, but in the long run it's really important to get any doubts and confusions clarified ASAP so that they do not build up and cause greater confusion in your future coursework.

What is the best study tip you have for a student taking the course you UTA for? Start projects and assignments as early as possible! This gives you room to ask for help if needed and if not it ends up being one less thing on your plate you have to worry about!

Why should students come to your UTA office hours? Feel free to come to my office hours with any questions about the course! I'd be happy to lead you in the right direction and will do anything in my power to help you succeed! I would also love to chat about life or give advice on internships, resumes, etc.  

What is your favorite thing about the subject you UTA for? Nothing beats the adrenaline rush I get after coding and debugging for hours and finally getting my code to work as expected! :)