Ashlyn Geevarghese

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

Courses supported: CMPINF-0010; CS-007; CMPINF-0401; CS-0011; CS-441; CS-445

Major: Computer Science and Computational Biology

Minor: Economics

Academic Level: Sophomore 

Achievements and Accolades: Dean's List

Activities and Clubs: CSC, WICS, Ice Cream Sundays, Pitt Program Council, Society of Women Engineers

Internship, Research and Experiential Learning: CGI Technologies and Solutions Development Engineer Intern

Post graduation plans: After graduation I hope to find a career path that combines the skills I have learned and my personal interests. 

Why did you become a UTA? I became an undergraduate teaching assistant to gain a deeper understanding of the concepts I have already learned. A way to gain this deeper understanding is to help assist other students in their learning process. 

What is the best advice you would give to a student who may need additional support? The best advice I can give to a student who may need additional support is the get help as soon as possible. There are an abundance of resources and people who are willing to help you and the earlier you start the more time and material that can be provided to help you do better. 

What is the best study tip you have for a student taking the course you UTA for? I would recommend for CS-0011 AND CMPINF-0401 that you create code samples that are based the examples you are given in class. Your code samples should have different tasks but should use the same data structures or algorithms being discussed in class. 

Why should students come to your UTA office hours? Students should come to UTA office hours because UTAs can often explain concepts from a student's perspective so there may be tips or tricks to remembering or understanding certain concepts. 

What is your favorite thing about the subject you UTA for? My favorite thing about the classes I UTA for is often these classes are a student's first introduction to computer science or the computational aspect of their major.