Yarmi Kalokoh

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

Courses supported: Prior: CS-0007 Current: CMPINF-0401

Major: Computer Science

Minor: Philosophy

Academic Level: Sophomore

Achievements and Accolades: Deans List: Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021 Essay included in the University of Pittsburgh Spring 2021 Film and Media Studies Symposium

Activities and Clubs: WPTS Radio (DJ)

Internship, Research and Experiential Learning: Research Assistant at The George Washington University's Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

Post graduation plans: After graduation I hope to already have employment while pursuing my Master's Degree.

Why did you become a UTA? I really enjoyed the course when I took it and I hope to be as helpful to other students as my TA's were to me, as this class helped me decide my major.

What is the best advice you would give to a student who may need additional support? Please take advantage of Office Hours for both the professors and TA's. This is time that is allocated specifically to help students who need additional support.

What is the best study tip you have for a student taking the course you UTA for? Computer Science is similar to math in that the best way to "study" is constant practice. Memorizing commands and certain syntax may be helpful, but not as helpful as regular practice with concepts and consistent application of the logic.

Why should students come to your UTA office hours? Students should come to my office hours to not only get help with class, but also advice for anything related to being a student at Pitt! I noticed when taking the class that many of my classmates were freshman, and I think having an UTA that is dedicated to helping with both the class and transition into college life would be very helpful for them.

What is your favorite thing about the subject you UTA for? I love when we get to apply what we've learned through the programming assignments. Many of the computer science courses I've taken in the past were too abstract and only taught theory, so I really appreciate how this class prioritizes hands-on projects.