QCL Mentors

Daisy Achiriloaie
Daisy Achiriloaie ’24

Physics + Mathematics Double Major

Hi! I'm Daisy and I'm a sophomore Physics/Mathematics double Major from Scripps. I hope to help others find as much joy in physics and math as I do. I enjoy anything that has to do with fluids, optics, aviation, coding, inventing logic games, and building things!

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Nishka Ayyar ’23

Data Science & Econ

Nishka is a CMC junior from Saratoga, CA studying Data Science & Economics. Outside of the QCL, she is part of CMG, works for the Lowe Institute and the CMC Advancement Office, and plays volleyball for the 5C Women's Club Team. In her free time, she likes to cook and take virtual tours of cool houses on Zillow!

Miles Baffour ’24
Miles Baffour ’24

Data Science

Hi, my name is Miles Baffour and I'm a Junior at CMC studying Data Science. I like to spend my free time working on programming projects, watching movies, and hanging out my friends. I look forward to meeting and helping you at the QCL.

Jonathan Becker ’24
Jonathan Becker ’24

IR/Chinese + CS Sequence

Hello! I'm Jonathan, and I'm a junior at CMC studying International Relations and Chinese with a Computer Science sequence. Outside of school, I enjoy filling my Github with wacky projects, making coffee, and reading.

Claire Benjamin
Claire Benjamin ’23

Physics major, Writing and Rhetoric minor

Hi! I'm Claire Benjamin and junior at Scripps majoring in Physics with a minor in Writing and Rhetoric. I love talking physics with anyone who will listen, and am especially interested in solid-state theory. When I not doing that, I'm probably either playing the piano, reading a new book, or having a dance party to The Strokes.

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Sofia Buckle ’24


Hi everyone! My name is Sof, I’m a sophomore majoring in Econ-Accounting. In addition, I also play for soccer for the Athenas. Some of my favorite hobbies include baking, running marathons for charity, and doing puzzles.

Qiaoling Chen
Qiaoling Chen ’23

Economics - Accounting and Data Science

Hi everyone! My name is Qiaoling and I am a senior studying Economics-Accounting and Data Science. Feel free to ask me anything!

Monica Cheng
Monica Cheng ’23

Economics and Math

Hi there! My name is Monica and I am a junior at CMC majoring in Economics and Math. I love theater and music outside of coursework. Looking forward to seeing you around at QCL!

Matthew Choi
Matthew Choi ’23


Hi! I'm Matt, and I'm a senior at CMC from the Bay. I'm currently majoring in neuroscience and am also on the pre-med track. Outside of the QCL I am on the CMS swimming and diving team in addition to conducting research for the Wang Lab at UCSF. During my free time I like to play video games and mod/tune mechanical keyboards.

Lucy Deng
Lucy Deng ’23

Economics and International Relations

Lucy is a senior at CMC majoring in economics and international relations. She is passionate about photography, piano, and outdoor activities. In her free time, she loves watching movies, TV shows, or hang out with her friends.

Kieran Daly
Kieran Daly ’23

Data Science - Economics Dual Major

Kieran is a senior at CMC dual-majoring in Data Science and Economics. His favorite library is pandas and his interests are mainly python, machine learning, and quant finance.

Zarina Dhillon
Zarina Dhillon ’23


Hi! My name is Zarina Dhillon and I'm a transfer student from Santa Barbara City College studying math at CMC. Outside of studying you can find me nerding about ballet, music, chess, books, puzzles, puns, or looking up at the stars (I'm a certified look at the moon! friend). I'm excited to share my love of math with you!

Jhila Ferdows ’26
Jhila Ferdows ’26

Economics & Mathematics

Hi! My name is Jhila Ferdows, and I am a first year student at CMC. I am studying both economics and mathematics, while competing on the CMS women’s volleyball team. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, exploring the city around me, biking, and trying new activities. I look forward to meeting everyone, and helping them solve some math problems!

Otis Fischer ’26
Otis Fischer ’26


Hi! I'm Otis, a freshman from CMC. I'm majoring in Economics-Engineering. I like to play soccer and the double bass (big cello). I also love cooking and am looking forward to working with everyone.

Max Forst
Max Forst (Grad Student)


I am PhD student at cgu, but my advisor is Lenny Fukshansky, here at CMC. My focus is discrete geometry which lives at the intersection of linear algebra and abstract algebra.

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Angie Gagnon ’23

Computer Science, Math

Hey everyone! My name is Angie and this will be my third year as a QCL mentor! I am a Math and Computer Science dual major. I love all things problem solving and am excited to help you in the lab! Outside of school, I am a gardener and a yogi, Id love to meet you!

Wenjie Gao (Grad Student)
Wenjie Gao (Grad Student)

Math Ph.D.

I am Ph.D. student from CGU major in Mathematics. My focus is applied mathematics and data science. I play tennis, soccer and badminton.

Hanane Gbadamassi
Hanane Gbadamassi ’23

Data Science

My name is Abdoul-hanane Gbadamassi, feel free to call me Hanane, I am a junior majoring Data Science. During my free time, I love to play basketball, so, catch me at Roberts in you want to have free time. I also like to hangout with my friends or code some fun projects in Python. I look forward to meet you all at QCL.

Sara Habaibeh
Sara Habaibeh ’25

Engineering - Economics

Hello, My name is Sara Habaibeh and I am a freshman at CMC. I am in the 3-2 program ..for now.. and I hope I can be as helpful as possible to all of you!

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Kara Hagler ’24

Philosophy, Politics and Economics with a dual major in Economics

Hi everyone! My name is Kara Hagler and I'm a PPE major with a dual major in Economics. I am from New Jersey and love going on hikes, exercising, and hanging out with my dog.

Alex Horban
Alex Horban ’24

Data Science, Math

Hiiii I'm Alex and I'm from Ukraine. Come talk to me about math, coding, anime, dogs, or literally anything else.

Jerome Hsing
Jerome Hsing ’23

Economics and Engineering

Hey! I'm Jerome and I'm a junior studying Economics + Engineering from Tokyo. I love to talk about programming, food, anime, and just about anything, so feel free to stop by for help or just to chat!

Sophia Huang
Sophia Huang ’24

Data Science and Math

Hi everyone! I'm Sophia, and I'm a junior at CMC studying Data Science and Math. Outside of school, I enjoy playing Spikeball, looking for good restaurants, and watching reality TV.

Christopher Ibarra ’24
Christopher Ibarra ’24

Economics and Engineering

Hi y'all! I'm Chris & I am a CMC junior from Dallas, Texas. I love to talk about anything physics, DIY projects, or engineering related. I am a huge car enthusiast and have my own project car that I have modified by myself. Feel free to stop by to ask for help either in class or with your own projects!

Adi Jhunijhunwala
Adi Jhunjhunwala ’25

Economics and Engineering

I’m Adi, I’m a sophomore at CMC in the 3+2 Program. I was born and raised in Bangalore. I love food, sports (F1, Basketball,…), dogs, talking about random things, playing games (poker, golf, Catan, Apex Legends, etc). On campus you’ll find me procrastinating work in a different place each day, sitting on the Kravis terraces and playing die on Green Beach. I’m a member of the 5C Club Frisbee team - the Brains. I love nerve racking mechanics problems that seem simple and writing satisfying code.

Joan Jones
Joan Jones ’22


Joan is a CMC junior hailing from Chicago. Outside of the QCL, they are a new member of Harvey Mudd’s Lab for Autonomous and Intelligent Robotics. In addition to their academic pursuits, Joan enjoys binge watching Netflix Originals and curating monthly playlists.

Bryn Kable
Bryn Kable ’23

Neuroscience with a data science sequence

Hi my name is Bryn and I am a junior at CMC from Vermont majoring in Neuroscience with a sequence in Data Science. I am also a member of the Applied Mind and Health lab as well as the Claremont Business Group and I captained the CMS women's soccer team this past fall. Outside of school I enjoy hanging out with my dogs, reading, and cooking.

QCL mentor photo here.
Mehrin Khan ’25

Engineering and Economics

Hey! My name is Mehrin Khan and I'm a freshman at CMC from Dhaka, Bangladesh. My major is Engineering-Economics but I'm also considering Computer science and Economics dual with financial economics sequence. Outside of academic interests, I love solo travelling, chess, business, make-up and my cat. You can ask me for some makeup magic or a round of chess. QCL helped me a lot with my classes and adjusting to a new curriculum, I hope I can help you too!

QCL mentor photo here.
Joyce Kim ’23


Hi! My name is Joyce, and I am studying chemistry at CMC! I am from Las Vegas, and I love to golf during my free time.

Ivan Kolesnikov
Ivan Kolesnikov ’25

Economics and Mathematics

Hi! My name is Ivan, and I'm from Moscow, Russia. My non-academic interests include guitar, poker, soccer, gaming, and swimming. I'm very excited to share my passion for Mathematics with everyone else!

Brian Lee
Brian Lee ’24


I'm Brian, and I'm studying physics and math. I love learning more about both subjects, specifically classical electricity and magnetism and any mathematical theory. In my free time, I enjoy writing, reading, walking, and feeding cats sashimi on kitty collector! Feel free to ask my anything - I love helping and exploring almost any line of inquiry.

Min Lee
Min Lee ’23

Science Management

Min is a junior at CMC majoring in science management with a goal of founding his own startup. He is particularly interested in hydrogen fuel, battery, and other clean energy technologies and loves scientific modeling. On the campus, he works as a RA and TA at Lowe, analyzing economic data and teaching students econometrics and statistics. He is also involved in the Student Investment Fund (SIF) as an energy & utilities analyst. Outside of academics, Min enjoys hiking on potato mountains and going to new beaches!

Jenny Li ’24
Jenny Li ’24

Economic and Engineering

Hi :) my name is Jenny and I am from Beijing. I am a junior at CMC studying economics and engineering. I like to explain problems in a way that connect concepts together. Looking forward to explore math, physics, and programming with you at QCL. Outside of academics, I like musical theatre, video editing, and dance.

MJ Lindsey
MJ Lindsey ’23

Biophysics w/ Gender and Sexuality Studies Sequence

Hi! I'm MJ and I am a senior at CMC studying Biophysics. I am from the mountains of Pennsylvania. Outside of work, I love discovering new music/artists, going to concerts, and finding new LA art exhibits. I am looking forward to helping you with any math, physics, or programming questions you have!

QCL mentor photo here.
Austyn Masuno ’23

Physics and Economics

Hello everyone! I'm a junior from CMC studying Physics and Economics. Needless to say, I love math! Hopefully as we work together you will as well.

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Hugo Matousek ’23

Economics & Engineering

A junior studying Economics & Engineering (or Economics and Physics, we will see about that). In Budapest, Hungary for Spring 2022, but available for Zoom meetings.

Carson McVay
Carson McVay ’23

Physics Major, Math Minor

My name is Carson McVay and I am a junior at Scripps. I'm from Eugene, Oregon, and I compete for the CMS Cross Country and Track teams.

Claire Meier-Scherling ’25
Claire Meier-Scherling ’25

Economics and Data Science

Hi, my name is Claire. I'm a sophomore at CMC studying economics and data science. I'm originally from Frankfurt, Germany :) Outside of classes, I am a part of the Graphite Group, love visiting museums, trying every cuisine out there, and traveling! I firmly believe there are no dumb questions, so feel free to stop by and ask me anything.

Emma Munoz-Paisano
Emma Munoz-Paisano ’24

Data Science

Hello hello! My name is Emma Munoz, and I'm a junior at CMC majoring in data science. I love numbers and coding, so I look forward to helping you out this year! My hobbies include embroidery, hanging out with friends, and exploring restaurants!

Sahana Narayan
Sahana Narayan ’23

Data Science and Economic

I'm a junior at CMC majoring in Data Science and Economics. Outside of the QCL, I'm a member of the Claremont Consulting Club and a research analyst at FEI. In my free time, I love taking the trip to the beach, going for a hike, or cooking. I enjoy math and am excited to share my interest with everyone!

Gabie Ong ’25
Gabie Ong ’25

Economics and Psychology dual major, Data Science sequence

Hi! I'm Gabie and I'm from the Philippines. I love crocheting, eating mangoes, stargazing, and helping others -- I'm looking forward to working with everyone!

Liv Renfro
Liv Renfro ’23

Data Science

Hello! My name is Liv and I’m a senior studying Data Science at CMC. I was formerly an Applied Math major so I have a strong interest in mathematics. I primarily use R for programming but also have experience with Python, Matlab, Mathematica, and SQL. I love making jewelry, going to festivals, watching BattleBots, and doing puzzles. Show me pictures of your dogs.

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Catherine Ruan ’25


Hello! I'm Catherine Ruan, a freshman at CMC, and I'm happy to be your new QCL mentor! I'm a neuroscience major but I'm also greatly interested in art and dance! I also love playing badminton and having a good time with friends! Please don't hesitate to ask me questions (I don't bite!) and I hope I will do well as a mentor! Let's take care of each other :)

Matt Sanluis
Matthew San Luis ’23

Economics with a Data Science Sequence

I am a Junior at CMC from Honolulu, HI studying Economics with a Data Science Sequence. Outside of the QCL, I am a part of the Graphite Group and hope to work in technology one day. In my free time I love to surf, play basketball and read.

Gabi Seifert
Gabi Seifert ’23


Hi! I'm Gabi Seifert, a junior at Scripps studying physics and German. Outside of my interests in physics (which range from structural color to robotics) I spend my time drawing, playing Pokemon GO, and solving the Great Chicken Mystery of 2021 (the truth is out there and physics will help us find the feathered culprit).

Andrew Shannon
Andrew Shannon ’23


Hi, I'm Andrew and I'm a senior at Pomona studying math. Outside of class I enjoy playing the saxophone in the Pomona jazz ensemble, reading, and exploring the Claremont area. I'm excited to share my passion for math with everyone.

Marissa Singh
Marissa Singh ’23

Physics Major, Dance Minor

Hello, my friends! My name is Marissa and I'm a Physics Major with a Minor in Dance. I love to move and use my brain! Math and physics are both my safe spaces, and I would love to help you build that relationship too. Solving challenging problems is like a dance in itself! You move through complexities, hit some setbacks, but continue flowing. Let's dance!!!

Kaia Smith
Kaia Smith ’23

Physics and Math

Hello! My name is Kaia and I'm a dual physics and math major at Scripps College. I love working on computational problems in science, and have done research analyzing black hole mergers, and modeling infectious diseases. In my free time, I enjoy drawing and painting, knitting, and playing both board and PC games.

Justin Son
Justin Son ’25

Math and Data Science

Hi guys! My name is Justin Son and I am a sophomore majoring in Mathematics and Data Science at CMC. In my free time, I am interested in playing various card games with people and playing chess online.

Fai Tangkaravakoon
Fai Tangkaravakoon ’25


Hi friends! My name is Fai (rhymes with sky and dye). I am a Sophomore at CMC majoring in psychology. In my free time, I love to bake, go horse riding, and hang out with friends. Looking forward to working with everyone!

Aryan Totawat
Aryan Totawat ’24

Economics and PPE

I'm Aryan and I'm a junior at CMC from Dubai. I enjoy the challenge of wrapping my head around math concepts, and I'm eager to help others do the same at the QCL. Aside from that, I enjoy following sports from soccer to Formula 1, listening to mind-numbing rap music, and watching documentaries or true-story thrillers.

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Angie Wang ’23

Mathematics and Economics

Angie is a sophomore from the Bay Area, studying math and economics. Outside of the QCL, she is a research assistant at the Lowe Institute. In her free time, she enjoys running, listening to podcasts, and maintaining her food instagram.

Mentor Alumni

Aaron Oñate ’24
Joe Silva ’23
Weijia Song ’23
Andrew Wraith ’23
Diego Avila ’22
Erin Burke ’22
Miriam Caron ’22
Lauren Cashdan ’22
William Clark ’22
Makenna Fall ’22
Sam Harrison ’22
Matthew Hines ’22
Jinhyuk Kim ’22
Sam Kim ’22
Maisy Mills ’22
Michael Murphy ’22
Dhruv Narula ’22
Dorcas Saka ’22
Maya Shah ’22
Abhinuv Uppal ’22
Sascha Wolf-Sorokin ’22
Hannah Zhang ’22
Mia Syme ’21
Will Kimball ’21
Patricio Madero ’21
Amanda Huang ’21
Danielle Honan ’21
Yusuf Ismaeel ’21
Patrick Chen ’21
Coleman Cornell ’21
Raye Gleekel ’21
Mert Akan ’21
Erin Burke ’21
Valerie Chiang ’21
Emma David ’21
Vasu Rai ’21
Ray Song ’21
Siki Wang ’21
Ben Figueroa ’20
Andrea Amaya ’20
Richy Chen ’20
Natasha Harrison ’20
Tony Jiang ’20
Yao Li ’20
Edward Shi ’20
Eunice Song ’20
Kelly Watanabe ’20
Jason Yi ’20
Mackenzie Bradford ’19
Jack Huang ’19
Adonis Lu ’19
Michele Pashby ’19
Lan Phan ’19
Matthew Psaltakis ’19
Abel Leulseged Tadesse ’19
Kai Vogel ’19
Won Sang (Mike) Yoo ’19