QCL Mentors

Mert Akan
Mert Akan ’21


Loves math!

Erin Burke
Erin Burke ’21

Major: Computer Science

Erin is a junior from New York majoring in Computer Science. On-campus, she works as an Associate Director for the Claremont Consulting Group, the Professional Development Manager at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a grader/tutor at Harvey Mudd. Outside of work, you can find her building web apps, reading books about design and psychology or rewatching Bojack Horseman.

Miriam Caron
Miriam Caron '22

Major: Physics and Mathematics

Outside of the QCL you can find Miriam grinding on a problemset at the library, cooking with her housemates, reading for pleasure, or doing something outdoorsie. She's always happy to chat about knot theory or topology.

Valerie Chiang
Valerie Chiang ’21

Major: Economics & Engineering (3+2 program)

Valerie is a 3+2 major from the Bay Area who enjoys food blogging, baking, and Frisbee. Outside of the QCL, she is involved in Claremont Women in Business and Society of Physics Students.

Emma David
Emma David '21

Major: Economics and Psychology dual major

On campus, Emma is a Research Associate at the Kravis Leadership Institute. She is currently taking a hip hop class at Pomona in case her degree in psychology and economics doesn't work out. In her free time, Emma enjoys watching movies, longboarding, and exploring new foods.

Ben Figueroa
Ben Figueroa '20

Major:Applied Mathematics

Ben grew up in the Bay Area and is currently pursuing a career in quantitative finance and operations research. He is passionate about using mathematics and computer science to gain insight into complex real world problems.

Raye Gleekel
Raye Gleekel '21

Major: Molecular Biology

Raye is a senior at Pomona College from Minneapolis, Minnesota majoring in Molecular Biology. She is particularly interested in computer science and immunology and the cutting-edge research in bio/genomic-technology and computational biology. Outside of classes, she is a panelist on Pomona's student-run Judicial Board, a biochemistry and comp-bio research assistant, and a yoga-teacher-in-training. In her free time, she enjoys watching thrillers, hula-hooping and eating popcorn, sweet potato fries and scones. Upon graduation, she will start work for a healthcare consulting firm in New York!

Aryaman Gulati
Aryaman Gulati ’22

Major: Applied Mathematics and Economics with a Data Science sequence

Over the course of high school, Aryaman developed a passion for mentoring. This was the direct result of teaching at Literacy India and at the Aman Foundation. His international experience in the UAE, London, and Singapore, has helped Aryaman develop a culturally diverse point of view and enabled him to adapt to and flourish in new environments. In his free time, Aryaman watches and supports Arsenal in the Premier League, reads the Economist, and enjoys spending time with friends.

Sam Harrison
Sam Harrison '22

Major: Economics and Finance

Sam is a junior at CMC that loves playing with numbers, specifically on Stata or RStudio. In his free time outside of the QCL, Sam plays water polo for CMS and can be found in Ath tea telling everyone how awesome the CMC Class of 2022 is. Will talk for hours about time-series panel regressions.

Matthew Hines
Matthew Hines '22


Loves math!

Danielle Honan
Danielle Honan '21

Major: Applied Mathematics and Economics

Alongside mentoring at the QCL, Dani is a research assistant at the Lowe Institute and an Intergroup Dialogue student lead and researcher with the Dean of Students Office. She loves coffee, hiking, reading, and photography. Favorite subjects to tutor are Prof. Valenza's Linear Algebra and Amy Kind's Fundamentals of Logic!

Amanda Huang
Amanda Huang ’21

Major: Economics and Computer Science

On campus, Amanda is a student manager at the Lowe Institute of Political Economy, and works as a grader/tutor for Data Structures. She loves reading about history and can be seen outside the Hub waiting for twin dogs to pass.

Yusuf Ismaeel
Yusuf Ismaeel ’21

Major: 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


Loves math!

Jinhyuk Kim
Jinhyuk Kim ’22

Major: Economics and Engineering

Tutoring topics: Calculus I, II, III

I do a capella and golf.

Patricio Madero
Patricio Madero ’21

Major: Financial Economics

Patricio loves math and he would like to make you love maths as well, specially stats and econometrics.

Maisy Mills
Maisy Mills '22

Major: Econ with Finance Sequence

When she’s not working in the QCL, Maisy can be found playing lacrosse for CMS or hanging out on Green Beach with friends. She hates avocados and Morrissey but loves pickles and Robert Smith. She also thinks math is super cool!

Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy '22

Major: Mathematics and Economics

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

Dhruv Narula
Dhruv Narula '22

Major: Economics with a Computer Science Sequence

Hi, I'm Dhruv, a junior at CMC studying economics with a sequence in computer science. I love soccer, video games, chess, and of course, anything quantitative!

Vasu Rai
Vasu Rai ’21

Major: 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.

Dorcas Saka
Dorcas Saka ’22

Major: Science Management

Dorcas is a junior 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 involved with the College Programming Board, QuestBridge, and Microbiology research. In her free time, she enjoys baking, traveling, and playing tennis.

Edward Shi
Edward Shi '20


Loves math!

Joe Silva
Joe Silva '22


Loves math!

Ray Song
Ray Song '21


Loves math!

Mia Syme
Mia Syme ’21

Major: Physics and Mathematics

I am a senior at CMC studying Physics and Math. I'm from Seattle WA and I compete for the CMS Swim team and Track and Field team. On campus you can often find me at Ath tea. Off campus you can find me hopefully hiking or at the beach.

Abhinuv Uppal
Abhinuv Uppal '22

Major: Physics and Applied Mathematics

Abhi is a CMC Junior currently studying physics and applied mathematics with a data science sequence. His academic interests include (quantum) information theory, machine learning, and particle physics.

Angie Wang
Angie Wang '23

Major: 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.

Sascha Wolf-Sorokin
Sascha Wolf-Sorokin ’22

Major: Undecided

Tutoring topic: Calculus

I am a freshman from Boston. Outside of working at the QCL and school, I can be found relaxing outside, taking a walk through campus, or watching The Office.

Hannah Zhang
Hannah Zhang '22

Major: Mathematics and Economics

Hannah is a junior at CMC from Los Angeles, California. Outside of the QCL, she is a Vice President in College Programming Board, as well as working at the Lowe Institute of Political Economy. She loves working on chalkboards and discovering new foods.

Mentor Alumni

Andrea Amaya ’20

QCL Mentor. Degree Awarded: Economics and Philosophy

Richy Chen ’20

QCL Mentor. Degree Awarded: Computer Science and Economics

Natasha Harrison '20

QCL Mentor. Degree Awarded: Public Health/Science, Technology, Society

Tony Jiang ’20

QCL Mentor. Degree Awarded: Computer Science and Economics

Yao Li ’20

QCL Mentor. Degree Awarded: Mathematics and Economics

Eunice Song ’20

QCL Mentor. Degree Awarded: Psychology with a Legal Studies Sequence

Kelly Watanabe ’20

QCL Mentor. Degree Awarded: Biophysics

Jason Yi ’20

QCL Mentor. Degree Awarded: Economics & Engineering (3+2 Program)

Mackenzie Bradford ’19

QCL Mentor. Degree Awarded: Econ-Accounting and Finance

Jack Huang ’19

QCL Mentor. Degree Awarded: Economics and Science Management with Computer Science Sequence

Adonis Lu ’19

QCL Mentor. Degree Awarded: Mathematics with CS Sequence

Michele Pashby ’19

QCL Mentor. Degree Awarded: Computer Science and History

Lan Phan ’19

QCL Mentor. Degree Awarded: Applied Mathematics & Financial Economics

Matthew Psaltakis ’19

QCL Mentor. Degree Awarded: Applied Mathematics and Economics

Abel Leulseged Tadesse ’19

QCL Mentor. Degree Awarded: Applied Math & Computer Science Major with Data Science Sequence

Kai Vogel ’19

QCL Mentor. Degree Awarded: Philosophy and Public Affairs

Won Sang (Mike) Yoo ’19

QCL Mentor. Degree Awarded: Mathematics and Economics