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!

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.

Lauren Cashdan
Lauren Cashdan ’22


Lauren is currently a CMC senior studying Mathematics and Economics. Her academic interests include mathematical modeling and health economics.

Wiliam Clark
William Clark ’22

Economics and Chemistry

Hello there! My name is Will Clark and I'm a senior at CMC majoring in economics and chemistry. I love t-stats and p-values almost as much as I love my own cat. I'm also the captain of the CMS Water Polo Team and I like to spend my time backpacking, listening to The Smiths and watching MacGruber on repeat. Go Stags and Athenas!

Kieran Daly
Kieran Daly ’23

Data Science - Economics dual major

Kieran is a junior at CMC majoring in Data Science and Economics. 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!

Max Forst
Max Forst (Grad Student)


I got my B.S. in Math and Chemistry from University of South Carolina(the other USC), and now I'm a CGU student pursing a PhD in Math. My area of focus is algebra and number theory and I also have a strong interest linear algebra and discrete math.

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Angie Gagnon ’23

Computer Science, Math

Hi everyone! My name is Angie. I’m looking forward to working with all of you. I’m a Computer Science/Math major and I compete on the track team for CMS. I love solving Rubik’s Cubes, knitting, biking to the beach, paddle boarding, and listening to music. I love math and am excited to share my love with you all!!!!

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!

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.

Sophia Huang
Sophia Huang ’24

Psychology and Data Science

Hi! I'm Sophia, and I'm a sophomore at CMC from the Bay Area. I'm currently dual majoring in psychology and data science. Outside of school, I love exploring new food places, playing Spikeball, solving Sudoku puzzles, and watching Survivor!

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Yusuf Ismaeel ’21

Applied Mathematics and Economics

From a tiny island in the Middle East called Bahrain. Loves long walks on the beach with his pet iguana.

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.

Evan Kim
Evan Kim ’24

3+2 Economics and Engineering

My name is Evan Kim and I'm (approximately) a third-year studying Economics and Engineering. I'm from Mill Creek, WA but also spent some time growing up in Utah. I enjoy learning about modern applications of computer science and engineering, as well as quantum physics. Outside of the QCL, I play on the CMS Men's Soccer team and am in the Claremont Consulting Group. I've also been dragged into rock climbing with Mays.

Sam Kim
Sam Kim ’22

Economics and Engineering

Sam is a Junior at CMC and is currently pursuing a career in investment banking. Prior to joining QCL, he has worked as an analyst at Lakewood Partners, a private equity firm based in Seoul, Korea, where he participated in several buyouts. On campus, Sam is the President of The Claremont Chapter of Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences, an organization dedicated to transforming data into information, and information into insights that save lives, save money and solve problems.

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!

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!

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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.

QCL mentor photo here.
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.

Jacob Mays
Jacob Mays ’22


Hi, I'm Jacob Mays from Las Vegas, NV. I'm a senior at CMC and love everything that involves math or physics. I'm currently studying biophysics, and love being able to apply mathematical models to biological processes. During my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, rock climbing, and hiking.

QCL mentor photo here.
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.

Maisy Mills
Maisy Mills ’22

Economics with Finance Sequence

When she's not tutoring Calc I and II, Maisy can be found playing lacrosse on Zinda, catching up on old episodes of Love Island, or lounging on Green Beach with friends.

Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy ’22

Mathematics and Economics

A total nerd for Math! Can’t get enough of the stuff!

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!

Dhruv Narula
Dhruv Narula ’22

Economics (major), Computer Science (minor)

Hey! I'm Dhruv. I'm a senior at CMC studying economics and computer science. In my free time, I love playing video games, chess, making music, and cooking. Benson gang for life.

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Aaron Oñate ’24

Data Science & Economics Dual Major with a Sequence in Financial Economics

Hi everyone! I am a second-year at CMC majoring in Data Science & Financial Economics. I enjoy learning about math/cs and their applications to finance. I look forward to meeting everyone and helping all of you with your math-related assignments!

Vasu Rai
Vasu Rai ’21

Economics and Computer Science

I grew up in India. On-campus I do research for the Lowe Institute of Political Economy. I am interested in Finance, and machine learning. Love running Monte-Carlo simulations.

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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 :)

Dorcas Saka
Dorcas Saka ’22

Science Management

Dorcas is a senior at Claremont McKenna College from New York City. She is interested in the intersection between healthcare and finance and building better healthcare systems that are patient-focused. Outside of the QCL, she is an RA and a Senior Interviewer. In her free time, she enjoys baking, traveling, and playing tennis.

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).

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Joe Silva ’23

Applied Mathematics and Psychology

Hey everyone! My name is Joe Silva and I'm a senior at CMC majoring in applied mathematics and psychology. In my free time, I like going on runs, listening to music, and going to the village. Excited and ready to help you all!

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

Kaia is a physics major at Scripps. She’s done research running Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulations on binary systems of black holes, and loves talking about space and math. She’s on leadership for Blend at Scripps, and enjoys hiking, knitting, playing chess, and fooling around on the piano in her free time.

Weija Song
Weijia Song ’23


Hi! My name is Weijia, and I am a junior at Scripps currently majoring in Engineering. I love physics and computer science but I enjoy reading and writing on philosophy, politics and literatures in my free time. I like traveling on my own to explore the cafes, galleries and museums in different cities. Excited to meet and work with you all!

Aryan Totawat
Aryan Totawat ’24

PPE and Economics (double major) + Financial Economics Sequence

I'm Aryan and I'm a sophomore at CMC from Dubai. I've always enjoyed the challenge of wrapping my head around math concepts, and I'm always eager to help out when I can at the QCL! Aside from that, I enjoy following sports from soccer to Formula One, listening to mind-numbingly dumb 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.

Andrew Wraith
Andrew Wraith ’22

Economics Major with a Finance Sequence

Hi everyone! My name is Andrew Wraith and I am a senior majoring in Economics with a Finance sequence. I am very interested in statistics and data science, specifically with manipulating large sets of data in Excel and R. Outside the classroom, I am also on the water polo team and in the Claremont Consulting Group. In my free time, I like to surf, golf, and do anything outdoor!

Mentor Alumni

Diego Avila ’22
Erin Burke ’22
Miriam Caron ’22
Makenna Fall ’22
Sam Harrison ’22
Matthew Hines ’22
Jinhyuk Kim ’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
Patrick Chen ’21
Coleman Cornell ’21
Raye Gleekel ’21
Mert Akan ’21
Erin Burke ’21
Valerie Chiang ’21
Emma David ’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