Jenny Jin

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

Courses supported: Current: CMPINF-401; Prior: CS-0007

Major: Neuroscience

Minor: Computer Science; Chemistry

Academic Level: Sophomore

Achievements and Accolades: Dean's List since Fall 2021

Activities and Clubs: Christians on Campus at Pitt

Post graduation plans: Medical school and becoming a physician

Why did you become a UTA? In my freshman year, I was introduced to CS through CS007. While I loved learning and solving CS problems, I enjoyed helping my peers to succeed and love CS even more. I wanted to continue using my knowledge and experiences in CS to help more students understand and enjoy computer science.

What is the best advice you would give to a student who may need additional support? Your peers, friends, professors, UTAs, peer tutors, etc. are all wonderful resources. Take advantage of these resources, and never be afraid to ask questions or ask for additional resources or support.

What is the best study tip you have for a student taking the course you UTA for? For CS007, be sure to practice good programming style early on. It will save you a lot of time later on! Both CS007 and CMPINF-0401 are fundamental. Make sure you understand and constantly practice applying the concepts.

Why should students come to your UTA office hours? Office hours are a great resource and time for you. Not only that, having taken these classes before, I can offer perspective on what the class is like and help you to succeed. Besides, I would love to get to know you and help you, so drop on by--even to just say hello!

What is your favorite thing about the subject you UTA for? Because CS007 is an intro CS class, I get to meet a variety of students from all different backgrounds. Furthermore, the classes I TA for teach fundamental topics in CS. Every time I explain a concept to a student, I am also reviewing the material as well.