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Summer 2021

QC CSSI: Online 2021 Cohort

Final Presentation

Thursday, August 5th | 12:00 – 3:00pm

Program Tentative Agenda
Opening Remarks
Group Presentations (1-4)
Remarks
Group Presentations (5-9)
Community Building: Zen Counting
Group Presentations (10-14)
Wrap Up (That’s all we have folks)

Meet The Summer 2021 Cohort

Screenshot of participants from QC Google CSSI: Online 2021 Cohort.

Esther Abittan

Vadim Allayev

Vadim Allayev

Intended Major: Computer Science

Special Program: Macaulay Honors.

Fun Fact: I laugh at my own jokes

Personal Quote/Life Mantra: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

I code for inspiring others and bettering the world.

Ram Bagga

Ram Bagga

Intended Major: Undecided

Special Program: Macaulay Honors.

Fun Fact: The only books I ever had fun reading were the Harry Potter series.

Personal Quote/Life Mantra: Always try to learn from mistakes.

I code for learning and challenging myself. 

Gregori ("Greg") Barbecho

Gregori (“Greg”) Barbecho

Intended Major: Computer Science

Special Program: QC Scholars.

Fun Fact: I love to cook and experiment with different cultural recipes. I am also a huge fan of Combat Sports and hope to one day participate in the industry.

Personal Quote/Life Mantra: You don’t lose if you get knocked down; you lose if you stay down – Muhammad Ali

I code for underrepresented groups.

Michael Berger

Michael Berger

Intended Major: Computer Science

Special Program: QC Scholars Program.

Fun Fact: I am a Black Belt in Shotokan karate

Personal Quote/Life Mantra: “Just do it” -Nike

I code for the thrill of it.

Adina ("Adee") Black

Adina (“Adee”) Black –

Intended Major: Computer Science

Special Program: Macaulay Honors.

Fun Fact: I am a professional dancer

Personal Quote/Life Mantra: “successful people make decisions based on where they want to be”

I code for a better and more inclusive world.

David Collaguazo

Adriana DeBlois

Adriana DeBlois

Intended Major: Film Studies

Fun Fact: I was taught to hand sew in middle school and am currently working on a quilt!

Personal Quote/Life Mantra: “Smile darling, don’t be sad” Heaven Knows, Five for Fighting

I code for inclusivity and equality for everyone

Anliany Fabian

Loyd Flores

Tanvir Hasan

Intended Major: Computer Science

Fun Fact: I enjoy coding

Personal Quote/Life Mantra: be what you want to be.

I code for fun.

Ana Hernandez

Ana Hernandez

Intended Major: Physics

Special Program: QC Scholars.

Fun Fact: I have a twin sister.

Personal Quote/Life Mantra: God is good all the time and all the time God is good.

I code for empowerment.

Zaineb Hussain

Intended Major: Pre-med

Special Program: Macaulay Honors

Fun Fact: I have a Pet Bird.

Personal Quote/Life Mantra: Just keep swimming and enjoy the moment.

I code for my parents and other like me who don’t have the same opportunities.

George Iskander

George Iskander

Intended Major: Computer Science

Special Program: Macaulay Honors.

Fun Fact: A fun fact about me is that I rode a camel when I went to Egypt.

Personal Quote/Life Mantra: “You win some, you lose some.”

I code for the ability to create anything I can think of.

Jonatan Jimbo

Jonatan Jimbo

Intended Major: Early Childhood Education

Special Program: SEEK Program

Fun Fact: I volunteer time to time.

Personal Quote/Life Mantra: “With great power comes great responsibility.” – Stan Lee

I code for experience.

Navjot Kaur

Jacob Lopez

Ariana Martinez

Ariana Martinez

Intended Major: Science Researcher

Fun Fact: I’ve been into art and drawing since 5 years old

Personal Quote/Life Mantra: with time everything gets better.

I code for my future.

Sherlyn ("Ling" ) Martinez

Sherlyn (“Ling” ) Martinez

Intended Major: Computer Science

Special Program: ISACA Cyber Security Club, SEEK.

Fun Fact: I have 3 huskies!

Personal Quote/Life Mantra: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou

I code for the satisfaction of having a creative solution.

Eden Monhian

Eden Monhian

Intended Major: Neuroscience

Special Program: QC Scholars , Freshman Honors.

Fun Fact: I play the guitar and piano

Personal Quote/Life Mantra: Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations

I code for discovering new interests and passions.

Aliza Nagel

Intended Major: Biology

Special Program: QC Scholars , Freshman Honors.

Fun Fact: I live in Houston TX, but I’m moving to Queens for college.

Personal Quote/ Life Mantra: “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” -Stephen Covey

I Code for a brighter future!

Daniela ("Danny") Navarro

Daniela (“Danny”) Navarro

Intended Major: Computer Science

Special Program: Google CSSI.

Fun Fact: I am a cancer.

Personal Quote/Life Mantra: you miss 100% of the chances you don’t take – Michael Scott

I code for a stronger generation of women.

Jude Pierre

Jude Pierre

Intended Major: Computer Science

Fun Fact: I like birds.

Personal Quote/Life Mantra: Success and hard work come together.

I code for my dreams.

Joshua Piza

Joshua Piza

Intended Major: Pre- Engineering

Fun Fact: It’s Impossible to Hum While you Hold your Nose.

Personal Quote/Life Mantra: “My aim in life isn’t so much the pursuit of happiness as the happiness of pursuit.” – Charles Saatchi

I code for excitement!

Rezwan Riza

Eric Sandoval

Saumya Tripathi

Saumya Tripathi

Intended Major: Computer Science

Fun Fact: Computer Science

Personal Quote/Life Mantra: Everything happens for a reason.

I code for bringing imagination into reality.

Jayda Wade

Jayda Wade

Intended Major: Computer Science

Fun Fact: I’m currently working on growing a custom decor business where I personalize cups, t-shirts and more!

Personal Quote/Life Mantra: Life is too short to not take risks.

I code for world betterment.

Allen Yakobov

Allen Yakobov

Intended Major: Computer Science

Special Program: Google CSSI.

Fun Fact: Russian is my first language

Personal Quote/Life Mantra: Without struggle, there is no progress

I code for my dream job and as a hobby.

Samuel Yakbov