About me – Nike Ye

Hello, My name is Naike Ye, preferred to be called Nike. When they first meet me people say that I have a cool name for that it’s the name of the famous sports brand Nike, and that’s how people usually remember me!:)

I am from Beijing, China, a first-year student here at Vassar. I used to study in an international school implementing International Baccalaureate program for three years prior to coming to Vassar, and my high school life helped me navigate my interests in sciences. I also enjoy collaborating with others and work with students so I am also thinking of majoring in Education. One project that I have dedicated most of my time outside of classroom was working with the Bethel China Organization, which runs institutions that adopt orphans in local areas that are of visual impairments (you could find more information visiting http://bethelchina.org) We’ve been trying to raise people’s awareness and offering support in the ways we could. You could subscribe to our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bethelbcis to see our achievements for the past years and keep updated.

I look forward to working with all of you and am excited to explore how we could utilize technologies to enforce literacy teaching/learning in different content areas and how they could elicit critical discourses on different issues.

Sophie Sharp

Hi, my name is Sophie, I’m from Massachusetts, and I’m a junior here at Vassar. I’m a psychology major and I would love to go into developmental psychology research and eventually maybe even into teaching!

When I’m not doing research on brains you can find me reading, running and jumping on the track team, watching The Office, or hiking different parts of the Appalachian trail. I recently came back from a semester in Copenhagen, Denmark and one of my favorite new-found hobbies is making videos about all of my adventures.

I’m taking this class because I’m particularly interested in the way humans learn, and can’t wait to learn more myself about the different forms of literacy in our changing world.

Ben Costa

Hi! I’m a Junior math major at Vassar, also getting a teaching certification for middle and high school. I’ve lived all around the Boston area, but for the last decade or so I’ve lived in Cambridge. My hobbies include embroidery, student theater and dance, and reading. I’m also starting to work a little on contortionism with Vassar’s circus arts group, especially backbends. I work at Vassar’s math and science tutoring center, and I’ve also worked at several weekend and summer teaching programs. I have two cats, Buster and Elliot, who love everyone in my family except for me. I also edit the crossword for the student newspaper, so if you have any good ideas for themes, be sure to tell me!

Meet Mia!

Hi! My name is Mia Geiduschek and I am a sophomore at Vassar College. I grew up in Menlo Park, California which is about an hour south of San Francisco in the middle of the Silicon Valley tech boom. Aside from this giving me the ability to name WAY too many tech companies off the top of my head, this also gives me the unique ability to be consistently cold here in New York. At home I live with my parents and our two cats: Ricky and Fred. I also have an older sister who lives in San Francisco. At Vassar, I am studying Psychology and Education and I am interested in the intersection between these two topics. When I am not in class or studying, I am usually asleep. However, I do make time for my other campus activities: circus, tour guiding, being a peer listener with The Listening Center, and participating in Jewish Life. I also love spending time hiking, swimming, and cooking.