Team 3: Feel free to introduce yourselves here

Hey Team 3,
@kpaul
@sarahmughal
@Victor_Jian
@ericacassidy
@medhini7
@Ethanlau
@Shanya
@tanishk
@AnanyaSingh
@Chai

Please feel free to introduce yourself to your teammates by letting us know who you are, where you’re from, and what you aim to achieve this summer.
Name:
Time Zone:
Previous Experiences with R, Python, or Bioinformatics:
Goals of joining STEM-Away:
One interesting fact about you:
Are you up for an informal chat soon to get to know each other?

Hi Team 3! Some changes were made to the teams so I’m going to page members again. We’d love to hear back from you all and get to know each other!
(Since I can only mention ten people per comment I’ll comment again with the rest of you!)
@akingsley
@kpaul
@Victor_Jian
@ericacassidy
@medhini7
@Ethanlau
@Shanya
@tanishk
@cym7sf
@AnanyaSingh

(second list)
@Chai
@Chae1738
@aliciarepka
@marc_sorrentino
@seneca_ung

Alright, that’s all of us in this team. We have some choices for an informal chat- we can have one for this team alone, or we can join with my other group (team 2) where I’ve set up two sessions on Saturday to accommodate those unable to join one or the other. Otherwise I was thinking maybe we could have a chat on Sunday just for team 3. Totally up to you all- if you want to do both that’s fine with me, too!

Here’s my responses:

Name: Alexandria Cook (Please call me Alex!)
Where You’re From: Dallas, Texas
Year in School/Job Title: Senior at University of North Texas; Former healthcare worker and data management specialist / maintenance program analyst at a material handling company.
Time Zone: CST
Previous Experiences with R, Python, or Bioinformatics: Very little experience with R and Python, basic experience with bioinformatics but very interested in learning all I can!
Goals of joining STEM-Away: I would like to gain some hands-on experience in project management, and also learn more about bioinformatics. In addition, build a network of peers! Network building will be very important when you’re starting your career- if you don’t have linkedin, please start a profile!
One interesting fact about you: In addition to my interests in project management and healthcare / bioinformatics, I am also an artist. I’ve been featured in an arts magazine for a sculpture, and have been designing graphics for over a decade. I’m thinking about starting a small business this summer using my new cricut machine on etsy or something like that. (Perhaps less interesting but a heads up, I have two toddlers ages 3 and almost 2, so they might be showing up in meetings with me sometimes.)
Are you up for an informal chat soon to get to know each other? Reply Y or N: Y, absolutely!

Hey,

I’m interested in attending the Team 3 Chat, do you know what time you want to hold the session on Sunday? I can create a Google Meet session or a Zoom call for everyone to join if you would like.

I added a session to my calendar with a google meet! Sunday at 1PM CST.

Hi everyone!

My name is Marc Sorrentino, I am an observer on the project. I live on the east coast (Monroe, NJ, EST). I have experience with Python in the spheres of basic programming and data science. With an interest in the field of neuroengineering, I am looking to build a foundational understanding of Bioinformatics and how it can potentially be applied to drawing insight from and manipulating neural data using tools such as R and Python.

I like practicing the piano to catch an occasional break from work and unwind, teaching myself some contemporary jazz arrangements and/or classical pieces (sometimes even arrangements from my favorite video games).

I am absolutely interested in meeting for an informal chat. I see that a google meet is set for today; looking forward to meeting you all then!

Hey, my name is Medhini Rachamallu. I’m from northern Virginia (EST). I have experience in R, python, and know a little about bioinformatics. I hope to learn more R and how to apply R to bioinformatics through STEM-Away. One interesting fact about me is that I have the same birthday has Harry Potter. I was unable to make the informal chat, but I am really excited to meet everyone!

We will probably have another chat this week!

@medhini7 your interesting fact is amazing, my husband and I are huge HP fans (we may have had a subtle HP theme for our wedding… :face_with_hand_over_mouth:), and his brother’s birthday is the same day as yours.

HI! My name is Chae. I’m from Virginia but I am currently back in Seoul (GMT). I have experience with Python. I am hoping to learn more about Bioinformatics and the application of Bioinformatics through STEM-Away. I totally missed the informal chat but I am looking forward to meeting you during the make up session! One interesting fact about me is that I like to paint.