Ruchi Hegde

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

Courses supported: CMPINF 0010

Major: Computer Science

Minor: Mandarin Chinese

Academic Level: First-Year

Activities and Clubs: Green Team, Club swim, Club water polo, Hindu Students Council

Internship, Research and Experiential Learning: CSC Hacks Cyberforce competition

Post graduation plans: Start an environmental non profit Work for a technical company to make the world a better place

Why did you become a UTA? To gain some experience and learn more about computer science along the way

What is the best advice you would give to a student who may need additional support? Try your best. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

What is the best study tip you have for a student taking the course you UTA for? For CMPINF 0010 (big ideas), make sure you don’t cram because some coding problems can be difficult and if you’re cramming it’s too late to ask for help.

Why should students come to your UTA office hours? I will try my best to help as much as possible if any problems arise in your code. Although I don’t have the most experience, I am willing to learn to help students. If you are having trouble, feel free to come to office hours!

What is your favorite thing about the subject you UTA for? I love coding. It is such a gratifying field of work. Also, it can solve almost any problem that exists.