Hi! My name is Charan and I’m currently a graduate student at Columbia University studying electrical engineering with concentrations in AI and neuroengineering. I did my undergraduate studies at Rice University where I double majored in neuroscience and ECE. I have several years of experience helping students with college admissions, test prep, and math and science at the high school and AP level — I very much enjoy teaching at all levels, from elementary to undergraduate topics. Outside of tutoring and school, I love working out, drumming, playing video games with friends, and reading. I also love travelling and visiting new cities and am always looking for good recommendations. Career-wise, I’m very interested in entrepreneurship and biotech, and hope to eventually create a neurotechnology company that helps improve how humans and robots interact. But I also have a ton of other interests including space, animals, learning about new cultures, etc. and love to connect with others over these topics.


Education: Rice University
Undergrad Major: B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering; B.A. Neuroscience
Other Degrees/Minors: Columbia University - Masters in Electrical Engineering (starting in Fall 2023)

High School:

Awards & Honors: National Merit Finalist, State Band First Chair Percussionist, HOSA Creative Problem Solving First Place in State
Interests & Activities: Computation biology research at Doylestown Biotechnology Center, Science Olympiad, marching band percussion captain, symphonic band first chair, HOSA, National Honor Society, debate club founder and president
SAT Scores: 800 (Math), 790 (Verbal)
ACT Scores: 36 (for all subsections)
AP Exams: 5 Biology, 5 Calculus AB, 5 Calculus BC, 5 Chemistry, 5 Psychology, 5 Physics: Newtonian Mechanics, 5 Physics: E&M, 5 Macroeconomics
SAT Subject Tests: 800 Math Level 2, 800 Physics


Other Awards: Rice New Entrepreneur Grant Winner, Rice Pitch Competition First Place Winner
Other Interests & Activities: At Rice I was involved in: Rice Ventures (Director of Operations of Rice's student-run startup accelerator), Rice Owlspark (non-student run startup accelerator), HyperLoop Club, Club Rugby, Rice Neuroscience Society, Rice Biomedical Engineering Society. I recently graduated so am not yet involved in clubs at Columbia but will be joining a few including Jiu-Jitsu Club, engineering graduate student council, Columbia University Neuroscience Outreach, Columbia Entrepreneurs Organization
Location: Other

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