Hina Sekine

  • Events Coordinator
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
  • Pronouns: she, her, hers

Courses supported: CS 0441

Major: Computer Science & Mathematics

Minor: Philosophy

Academic Level: First-Year

Achievements and Accolades: TEDx Speaker: Baking a Theoretical Cake in an Oven

Activities and Clubs: Computer Science Club, Mathematics Club

Post graduation plans: I plan on pursuing a graduate degree in mathematics or surviving by exchanging mathematical proofs for food.

Why did you become a UTA? I became a UTA because in my recitation class for CS 0441, the UTA would take all of our questions seriously and we'd have a discussion that lasted more than the allotted time, and I wanted to hopefully become someone that would enable someone's curiosity like that.

What is the best advice you would give to a student who may need additional support? No matter how scary it might seem to go talk to your UTAs about the martial, it's our job to help you with it and that's why we're here. Ask as many questions in lectures / recitations as they come up in your mind even if you think they're stupid or annoying because someone else is probably wondering the same thing!

What is the best study tip you have for a student taking the course you UTA for? For CS 0441, you should read the textbook and additional mathematics material you're interested in before lectures so you can form deeper connections among them in class and ask as many questions as you have!

Why should students come to your UTA office hours? You should come to my office hours because I'm always excited to discuss mathematics in general and answer questions about the material (and I'll probably have cookies too :D).

What is your favorite thing about the subject you UTA for? My favorite thing about CS 0441 is how you're able to understand so many more mathematics memes after you've taken the course :D.

Anything else you would like to add? In the future, you should do a proof with structural induction with the set of events in your life, but for the inductive step use the set of events in my life and make sure they work under addition and multiplication ;)