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We are an organization dedicated to fostering hacker culture and building a computer science community at Vanderbilt University! We accomplish this by hosting an annual hackathon—a 36-hour software development marathon during which attendees think of an idea and build it—alongside regular hack nights, study nights, and many other fun events!

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Meet the Board
VandyHacks Org

The VandyHacks Board consists of 7 committees and around 60 organizers who are committed to creating learning experiences that are accessible and applicable to all. Meet the team below!

All
All of our VandyHacks board members!
Sarene Mun
Role:
Hacker Experience Member
From:
New York, NY
Year:
Third-Year
Why VH:
The people here are so tasty.
Fun fact:
I will one day travel around the world with an army of cats.
Kyle Burgess
Role:
Content Member
From:
Charlotte, NC
Year:
Second-Year
Why VH:
The community is so tight-knit and supportive! Plus, all of the events are fun and well-planned. Shoutout to Hacker Experience; love y'all dearly <3
Fun fact:
I have massive muscles (I love strength training and running)
Julian Delgado
Role:
Operations Member
From:
Deltona, FL
Year:
Third-Year
Why VH:
I love the VandyHacks community! It still amazes me how well-run this organization is.
Fun fact:
I love music and fine arts! At one point in high school, I was in band, choir, orchestra, theatre, and color guard simultaneously.
Haoli Yin
Role:
Sponsorship Member
From:
Katy, TX
Year:
Second-Year
Why VH:
Everyone is so supportive and works hard towards a common goal of making this event successful.
Fun fact:
I was "made in China" :D
Kevin Jin
Role:
Content Director
From:
Davidson, NC
Year:
Third-Year
Why VH:
Full of people passionate about sharing CS with the Vanderbilt community and beyond.
Fun fact:
I think I have 2 eyes and 10 toes
Izzy Hood
Role:
Operations Director
From:
Tallahassee, FL
Year:
Fourth-Year
Why VH:
The people! Organizing a major hackathon is a lot more fun when you're working alongside great people! Shoutout Ops!
Fun fact:
I once got 5 stars on all base game songs in Just Dance 4.
Aviv Roskes
Role:
Operations Member
From:
Washington, DC
Year:
Third-Year
Why VH:
I love being in an organization where people are so passionate about programming! It makes me excited about what a future in CS looks like.
Fun fact:
I got stuck in a bathroom once and the fire department had to get me out.
Emily Chang
Role:
Sponsorship Member
From:
Santa Clarita, CA
Year:
Second-Year
Why VH:
I love how passionate everyone in VandyHacks is about putting together an amazing hackathon. You can tell that everyone takes their jobs seriously and wants to make CS fun and accessible for all.
Fun fact:
I have made over 80 Spotify playlists... and counting!
Joyce Huang
Role:
Design Member
From:
Atlanta, GA
Year:
Third-Year
Why VH:
The community and the fact that we are all working on multiple parts of different projects but come together to do stuff like hackathons.
Fun fact:
I've changed my major 5 times at this point, might change again.
Abi Kothapalli
Role:
Development, Operations Member
From:
Overland Park, KS
Year:
Second-Year
Why VH:
The VH community is full of amazing and talented people, and we get to make a huge impact!
Fun fact:
I enjoying pouring copious amounts of Sriracha on basically anything I eat
Teyon Herring
Role:
Operations Member
From:
Hollywood, FL
Year:
Second-Year
Why VH:
I like the community of VandyHacks because everyone is so connected and welcoming to hang out with new people. I've met so many different people all connected to CS and made so many new friends.
Fun fact:
I am from Hollywood, the best one, the Florida one.
William Wu
Role:
Design Member
From:
Beijing, China
Year:
Second-Year
Why VH:
It’s active and energetic.
Fun fact:
I drink on average a liter of coffee a day.
Gabriel Orozco
Role:
Sponsorship Member
From:
Miami, FL
Year:
Second-Year
Why VH:
I love the community! Committee members are all very friendly and we’re all in it to make the next VandyHacks the best one yet :)
Fun fact:
I play table tennis! I’ve trained internationally and competed for about eight years!
Maya Anderson
Role:
Hacker Experience Director
From:
Atlanta, GA
Year:
Second-Year
Why VH:
It's a really strong and friendly community!!
Fun fact:
I am an imposter and secretly anti-cs major.
Karolina Groszewska
Role:
Co-President
From:
Warsaw, Poland
Year:
Third-Year
Why VH:
I love the opportunity of getting to work with so many smart and talented people!
Fun fact:
I am gluten-free :))
Seth Marx
Role:
Hacker Experience Member
From:
Marlboro, NJ
Year:
Third-Year
Why VH:
The opportunities to learn more about different areas of computer science.
Fun fact:
I almost made it onto College Jeopardy.
Heena Cho
Role:
Marketing Director
From:
Seoul, South Korea
Year:
Second-Year
Why VH:
VH has so many moving parts! We host a lot of different events (including the hackathon) and I love seeing everything come together.
Fun fact:
I can't bike!
Maggie Xu
Role:
Design Director
From:
Jonesboro, AR
Year:
Fourth-Year
Why VH:
Working with a group of incredible people with different skillsets! It's so fun getting to brainstorm and share feedback with the design team and work with other committees to bring everything to life.
Fun fact:
I used to be allergic to the sun.
Kabindra Shrestha
Role:
Operations Committee Advisor
From:
Kathmandu, Nepal
Year:
Graduated
Why VH:
The people.
Fun fact:
I got lost in the woods once and had to be rescued.
Violet Peng
Role:
Sponsorship Committee Advisor
From:
Nanchang, China / Los Angeles, CA
Year:
Third-Year
Why VH:
Basically where the CS kids congregate. Very chaotic in a good way.
Fun fact:
I have two names and two birthdays :)
Rohit Khurana
Role:
Content Member
From:
Phoenix, AZ
Year:
Fourth-Year
Why VH:
Love being able to teach relevant CS material to others during workshops. Also love the vibe of the org and getting to know more people through it!
Fun fact:
Love to play chess!
Sam Sliman
Role:
Content, Development Member
From:
Tupelo, MS
Year:
Third-Year
Why VH:
The ducks are definitely the best part.
Fun fact:
I am training to be a Blokus grandmaster.
Leo Yang
Role:
Operations Member
From:
Kunming, China
Year:
Third-Year
Why VH:
I can work with a bunch of cool people.
Fun fact:
Successfully broke the windshield on a mini van during a biking trip by means of body checking.
Anna Zhang
Role:
Operations Senior Advisor
From:
McLean, VA
Year:
Graduated
Why VH:
the logo (jk the people <3)
Fun fact:
I worked as a bartender/barista in Copenhagen!
Richard Song
Role:
Content, Marketing Member
From:
Herndon, VA
Year:
Second-Year
Why VH:
The community of like minded peers.
Fun fact:
I can juggle!
Jack Long
Role:
Sponsorship Director
From:
Shanghai, China
Year:
Third-Year
Why VH:
Complimentary ducks and burger binging with my team.
Fun fact:
I believe the key to happiness is a medium-rare rib eye.
Dov Chen
Role:
Marketing, Sponsorship Member
From:
Clarendon Hills, IL
Year:
Second-Year
Why VH:
It's super fun.
Fun fact:
Julian is my RA.
Ilya Ermakov
Role:
Operations Committee Advisor
From:
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Year:
Fourth-Year
Why VH:
I like spending time with the friends I made at VandyHacks!
Fun fact:
I was born on the Pi day.
Raquel Alvarado
Role:
Design Member
From:
Los Angeles, CA
Year:
Second-Year
Why VH:
How down to earth everyone is. People here are genuine and are doing what they are because they love it. It feels like a second home.
Fun fact:
Favorite Color: #0a5c42
Karen Pu
Role:
Operations Member
From:
Pleasanton, CA
Year:
Third-Year
Why VH:
The people!
Fun fact:
I got sent to the ER for a spider bite on the first day of freshman year.
Aadarsh Jha
Role:
Content Senior Advisor
From:
Austin, TX
Year:
Graduated
Why VH:
Working with people to make a hackathon!
Fun fact:
I have been in VH for 2 years!
Yiqi (Nick) Zhao
Role:
Hacker Experience Member
From:
Taiyuan, Shanxi, China
Year:
Third-Year
Why VH:
I love to meet people with different backgrounds and the experiences of planning different activities.
Fun fact:
I have fallen into a waterfall and survived (well, someone saved me from falling).
Jovian Wang
Role:
Design Member
From:
San Ramon, CA
Year:
Third-Year
Why VH:
Pirated software and the rubber ducks. (disclaimer: VH does not condone piracy of any kind)
Fun fact:
I snowboard, skateboard and surf(board).
Austin Wang
Role:
Co-President
From:
Garden Grove, CA (but actually, it's complicated)
Year:
Fourth-Year
Why VH:
I love the fact that at one point Kari spent more time with me in a day than she did with her roommate.
Fun fact:
I've had 3 surgeries above my neck, and I'm convinced that aliens put a secret chip in my brain during one of them.
Zi Teoh
Role:
Development Director
From:
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Year:
Second-Year
Why VH:
VH has one of the most chaotic & infectious energy!
Fun fact:
I once went to the Vanderbilt Emergency Room because of an allergic reaction to Advil.
Seok Hee Hong
Role:
Content Committee Advisor
From:
Portage, MI
Year:
Fourth-Year
Why VH:
I love the community and the friendships I've built in VH! Everyone around is amazingly talented and inspiring, it brings out the best in me :))
Fun fact:
I like the color green.
Keshvi Mahalingam
Role:
Content Member
From:
Kansas City, MO
Year:
Fourth-Year
Why VH:
I like the workshops! :)
Fun fact:
I have a dog named Zuko
Nisala Kalupahana
Role:
Content, Development Member
From:
Hillsboro, OR
Year:
Third-Year
Why VH:
I love teaching, whether that's in workshops or dev meetings :)
Fun fact:
I've never had peanut butter before.
Aadi Bajpai
Role:
Content, Development Member, Committee Advisor
From:
Kanpur, India
Year:
Third-Year
Why VH:
Dev team.
Fun fact:
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Ben Siraphob
Role:
Content, Development Member
From:
Bangkok, Thailand
Year:
Fourth-Year
Why VH:
People come together to solve all kinds of interesting problems, and there's always a familiar face no matter where you are on campus!
Fun fact:
I speak three languages (English, Thai, Spanish)!
Akash Munagala
Role:
Development Member
From:
Fremont, CA
Year:
Third-Year
Why VH:
It's fun to work with everyone else.
Fun fact:
I am fun
Chuka Munkh-Achit
Role:
Development Member
From:
Erdenet, Mongolia
Year:
Graduated
Why VH:
the ~memes~
Fun fact:
I like Rick Astley
Juyoung Kim
Role:
Development Committee Advisor
From:
Salt Lake City, UT
Year:
Graduated
Why VH:
I love how everyone in VH is super passionate and kind! I met a lot of amazing people through VH.
Fun fact:
I build and collect plastic model kits.
Samuel Lee
Role:
Development Committee Advisor
From:
Winchester, MA
Year:
Graduated
Why VH:
Being part of a team of passionate and talented individuals all striving to make an impact on the Vandy community. Also Aadi 😋
Fun fact:
I am undefeated in the eating competition community.
Jerry Chen
Role:
Development Member
From:
Birmingham, AL
Year:
Second-Year
Why VH:
A whole lotta fun
Fun fact:
I worked on this website!
Adaline Leong
Role:
Development Member
From:
Phoenix, AZ
Year:
Second-Year
Why VH:
I love how VandyHacks is a community of passionate people with different backgrounds and diverse interests.
Fun fact:
I own about 13 different types of Rubik's cubes!
Alex Oh
Role:
Hacker Experience Member
From:
Columbia, MD
Year:
Second-Year
Why VH:
VandyHacks is honestly such a great community as a whole. Even with different interests and skillsets, we all come together to put on such an amazing Hackathon every year and encourage programmers to develop new ideas. I truly love how every single one of us loves what we do, and honestly we all care for one another like we are family.
Fun fact:
I was lowkey a prodigy at the video game Guitar Hero at age 5 and sometimes attracted crowds when I played the demos at the local Best Buy. Legend has it that I could finish Through the Fire and Flames on Expert back then (not anymore though).
Katelyn Itano
Role:
Operations Member
From:
Scottsdale, AZ
Year:
Graduated
Why VH:
I love being a part of the tight-knit VandyHacks community and working with such fun and interesting people every year.
Fun fact:
I am allergic to avocado, but I still eat guacamole!
Sophia Chen
Role:
Marketing, Sponsorship Committee Advisor
From:
Naperville, IL
Year:
Graduated
Why VH:
I love the people! Everyone is so friendly and helpful.
Fun fact:
I’m a dual citizen in Canada and the US.
Jane Sun
Role:
Marketing Member
From:
Beijing, China
Year:
Second-Year
Why VH:
I love the supportive community and the passion everyone has!
Fun fact:
Two of my bikes have gotten stolen before :(
Parker Schultz
Role:
Sponsorship Member
From:
Woodbridge, CT
Year:
Second-Year
Why VH:
The community and mission of VandyHacks.
Fun fact:
I got recruited to play Overwatch in college, but declined to go to Vanderbilt.
Sneh Patel
Role:
Development Director
From:
Franklin Township, NJ
Year:
Fourth-Year
Why VH:
It's a great opportunity to learn a lot and get involved in hands on projects!
Fun fact:
I transferred to Vandy my sophomore year!
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