I'm Sayer, a recent Computer Science graduate of Oberlin College. I am passionate about human-computer interactions and tech for social good. I love solving puzzles, natural language processing, and thoughtful design.
SAT Teacher and Tutor, Mazor Test Prep Company
Help high schoolers prepare for standardized tests, in class and on-on-one settings.
teach prep classes to 15-20 high schoolers at a time
tutor all areas of the SAT and ACT one-on-one
think quickly on my feet to engage and effectively teach students
Adapted an automated affect classifier to work for French, while researching multilingual NLP.
adapted a support-vector machine to classify affect in bilingual internet chat
researched multilingual computer-mediated communication and sentiment analysis
(see the paper I wrote with Katie Kuksenok about this project)
January & June, 2013
Tutor and Grader at Oberlin College, Math & Computer Science Depts.
Tutored students in Discrete Math, Linear Algebra, and two Principles of Computer Science classes, recapping concepts from class, making practice tests, and helping tackle homework. Graded for the Algorithms and the Programming Abstractions courses; evaluating students’ algorithms and proofs and giving feedback.
Webmaster, Oregon Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives
Maintain the Oregon Midwives website, updating events and managing the database.
Counsellor at Centauri Summer Arts Camp
Worked at an 8 week sleepover camp, in charge of campers aged 8-18, planned and taught 50+ workshops related to the arts, led social justice workshops and cafés, and coordinated social activities for other counselors.
Facilitator at Oberlin College, Harkness Co-op
Led discussions and elections at co-op meals, was the point person for any questions or problems.
was accessible 24/7 in person or by email to answer questions and concerns from ~130 people
held biweekly meetings with the Co-op Management Team to ensure the smooth running of the co-op
Computer Science, Bachelor,
2010-09-05 - 2014-05-28
Natural Language ProcessingArtificial IntelligenceComputer GraphicsComputer and Information SecurityHuman Computer InterfacesComputer OrganizationData StructuresAlgorithmsTheory of Computer ScienceSystems Programming
2nd Place in the Denison Spring Programming Contest,