My name is Swathi, and I am an undergrad at MIT majoring in computer science. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA (go Steelers!), but I still haven’t adjusted to the cold winters that Boston has to offer.
I love working with students of all ages and have been a tutor/instructor since my freshman year of high school. Subjects that I enjoy teaching include math, computer science, and test preparation. Recently, I spent a month in Jerusalem teaching Israeli and Palestinian students web development!
At MIT, I am involved in my sorority, the Undergraduate Association’s Public Affairs committee, and am a board member of the Asian American Association. I also do CS research and am an associate advisor for students in the EECS department.
Outside of classes, I love going to concerts, watching the Steelers and the Celtics play, and consuming unhealthy amounts of coffee and ice cream. In my free time, you can find me watching Netflix, ruining my sleep cycle for no reason, trying new foods, or doing all three at the same time.
Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Undergrad Major: B.S. Computer Science and Engineering
Class Rank: 3
Awards & Honors: National Merit Scholar, NCWIT Aspirations in Computing National Honorable Mention, FIRST Dean's List Semifinalist, Top 10 Female Chess Players in Pennsylvania, Project Invent Bay Area Pitch Winners, Pennsylvania Governor's STEM Competition State Champions
Interests & Activities: Vice President of Class, FIRST Robotics (Lead Strategist, Media Lead, Programmer), Future Business Leaders of America (Chapter President), French Club (President), STEM Club (many social impact tech projects)
SAT Scores: 1550: 790 Math, 760 Verbal
ACT Scores: 35 Composite
AP Exams: 5 Chemistry, 5 APUSH, 5 Lang, 5 Calculus BC, 5 Calculus AB, 5 Computer Science A
SAT Subject Tests: 790 Math Level 2, 760 Chemistry
Other Interests & Activities: At MIT, I'm a lab assistant for the introductory computer science course, an advisor for freshmen in the EECS department, a board member of the Asian American Association, and a member of my sorority (Kappa Alpha Theta), Society of Women Engineers, and Women Business Leaders. I also do research in the Laboratory of Financial Engineering.