Meet Our LAs

Meet our wonderful team of undergraduate Learning Assistants (LAs) for the Spring 2020 semester.

Please scroll down past our group photos to see a short bio of all LAs covering CHM 2046, MAC 2210, MAC 2311 & MAC 2312.

CHM 2046

CHM Team

MAC 2312

MAC Team

MAC 2311

MAC

MAC 2210

MAC

 

 

 Chemistry - CHM 2046

YZ 

Hi, I am Yasmine Zerrouki

I’m a Junior at FAU majoring in Biology 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Finish a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and apply to Medical School

When I was in this class my favorite part was My favorite topic was thermodynamics and the related equations.

Something fun about me: I love learning languages to be able to communicate with people of different cultures and hope to learn many more throughout my lifetime. I also like weird socks.

My favorite food is: Sushi

My favorite color is: Blue

My favorite Superhero is: Iron Man

My advice for you this semester is: Don’t ever be afraid to ask for help; that’s what we’re here for!

 

BF

I’m a Junior at FAU majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: take the MCAT and start applying for medical schools!

When I was in this class my favorite part was learning about different acid/base reactions

Something fun about me: I love working out! I go to the gym 4-5 times a week.

My favorite food is: Pasta

My favorite color is: Blue

My advice for you this semester is: Whenever things get difficult, take a step back and breathe. Any new material learned can be overwhelming, so take your time to focus on one subject at a time until you master it. Also, always try to manage your time wisely so you don't fall behind! 

BH

I’m a Junior at FAU majoring in B.S. Chemistry 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: I'm still figuring out what I want to do after undergrad; I am considering graduate school and  biomedical research or going into education.

When I was in this class my favorite part was My favorite topic in chem 2 was electrochemistry.

Something fun about me: I took a gap year between high school and college and was able to travel, visit family, and work.

My favorite food is: My favorite food is mint chocolate chip ice cream.

My favorite color is: pink

My favorite Superhero is: Hulk

My advice for you this semester is: Go to office hours to ask questions and talk with your professors! 

OW

I’m a Senior at FAU majoring in Biology

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Attend a PA program.

When I was in this class my favorite part was Oxidation/reduction reactions

Something fun about me: I enjoy competing in the sport of Powerlifting.

My favorite color is: Red

My advice for you this semester is: To do the homework as soon as you can and do as many practice problems as you can. Also do not start studying the week of the test because there is a lot of material and it'll look overwhelming if you don't start early.

TN

I’m a Senior at FAU majoring in Chemistry. 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: be a Lab technician.

When I was in this class my favorite part was Chemical equilibrium.

Something fun about me: I have two fake teeth.

My favorite food is: Seafood – any kind.

My favorite color is: Blue.

My favorite Superhero is: Ant-man.

My advice for you this semester is: Images are helpful in studying chemistry. 

FH

I’m a Senior at FAU majoring in Biology & Health Science Major 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Pursue a Biomedical Masters degree before continuing on to Medical school to become a Pediatrician

When I was in this class my favorite part was Thermodynamics!

Something fun about me: My entire educational career up till now has been done on FAU campus. I went to AD Henderson University school from K-8th grade, the I went to FAU High school and I am now finishing out my degree at FAU.

My favorite food is: I love pasta!

My favorite color is: blush pink

My advice for you this semester is: work hard! Put in the time to study, do ALL the homework and extra credit, and use all the resources available to you as they were initiated to help you be successful in this course. 

BS

I’m a Senior at FAU majoring in I am a double major in Biological Sciences and Chemistry 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: I plan to continue my neuroscience research at Max Planck and attend medical school

When I was in this class my favorite part was I loved learning about nuclear chemistry in chapter 25. Even though it was the shortest, its applications are really interesting.

Something fun about me: I went to EDC Orlando (music festival) last year with some of my friends. We now have a bucket list to road trip to Ultra, Paradiso, and Wonderland by the end of this year.

My favorite food is: On most days, burritos

My favorite color is: Black

My favorite Superhero is: Iron Man

My advice for you this semester is: My advice would be to work hard and keep an open mind. I hated chemistry when I took it at first and didn't have high hopes for it. Still, I tried really hard in chem 2 and now I'm a chem major. Anything's possible. 

 Math - MAC 2311

SP

 

I’m a Junior at FAU majoring in Mathematics 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Attend medical school

When I was in this class my favorite part was Optimization

Something fun about me: I get lost easily

My favorite color is: Red?

My advice for you this semester is: Think through your homework! 

JH

I’m a Junior at FAU majoring in Biomedical Engineering / Computer Engineering 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Commission into the United States Air Force or Enroll in the U.S. Air Force Academy

When I was in this class my favorite part was Integration

Something fun about me: 2x State Champion VEX Robotics / National Color Guard Competition Runner Up

My favorite food is: Authentic Mexican Food

My favorite color is: Black/Maroon Red

My favorite Superhero is: Iron Man and Batman

My advice for you this semester is: Always make sure to take good notes and stay organized. Calculus 1 is a new subject and may come hard to many people. Makes sure to help those around you if you know the topic well, and always ask questions so that you get a full understanding of the topic. Communication is key. Never be afraid to communicate as success comes not only from yourself but from the help of those around you. Good luck with the semester and don’t procrastinate!

CD

I’m a Senior at FAU majoring in Mathematics 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Pursue a Masters in Applied Mathematics

When I was in this class my favorite part was Implicit Differentiation

Something fun about me: I build computers

My advice for you this semester is: Utilize LA office hours!

 MC

I’m a Junior at FAU majoring in Mathematics 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: become an actuary.

When I was in this class my favorite part was Related Rates

Something fun about me: When I was four I had a pet lamb and named it after myself.

My favorite food is: the Chicken Francese from Goodfellas on Oakland Park Blvd

My favorite color is: Light Purple

My favorite Superhero is: The guinea pig from Wonder Pets

My advice for you this semester is: If a topic is confusing and the textbook starts sounding like gibberish, Khan Academy is free, super helpful, and could be your bestie like it was mine. Also, come to office hours proactively, before the test, not reactively because of the grade. 

SS

I’m a Junior at FAU majoring in Ocean Engineering 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Continue into a Masters Degree while working full time

When I was in this class my favorite part was Working with integration, as it introduced multiple ways to solve problems, however it required some intuition as some processes would yield invalid results that may seem correct

Something fun about me: I play guitar and love biking!

My advice for you this semester is: Work hard and Love the process! It can sometimes be frustrating when getting stuck on a topic, but taking care of the variety of resources offered will help you to find success in this course! 

MAS

I’m a Junior at FAU majoring in Civi Engineering 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: start working for an Engineering Firm

When I was in this class my favorite part was Optimization Problems and Related rates

Something fun about me: I speak 3 languages

My favorite food is: Pasta (Lasagna)

My favorite color is: Blue

My favorite Superhero is: Spiderman

My advice for you this semester is: Calculus will be an amazing learning experience for you because it will start showing you how Math can solve real-life problems.

HP

I’m a Junior at FAU majoring in Biology 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Attend medical school and become a physician

When I was in this class my favorite part was L’Hopital’s Rule

Something fun about me: I am a diehard Twenty One Pilots fan, I have seen them in concert 3 times.

My favorite food is: Mac and cheese

My favorite color is: Blue

My advice for you this semester is: utilize all of the many resources available to you! 

RS

I’m a Senior at FAU majoring in Physics 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Work on quantum computing.

When I was in this class my favorite part was Limits

Something fun about me: I deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan while I was in the infantry.

My favorite food is: Steak and guacamole

My favorite color is: Green

My favorite Superhero is: Deadpool

My advice for you this semester is: Don't let yourself fall behind. Do whatever it takes to keep up with the pace of class. 

 

DD

I’m a Senior at FAU majoring in Computer Engineering 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Start Working as a full time software developer.

When I was in this class my favorite part was Integration by substitution.

Something fun about me: I love working out and being physically active.

My favorite food is: Chicken

My favorite color is: Purple

My favorite Superhero is: Dr Manhattan

My advice for you this semester is: Make sure you keep up with and complete all your assessments in a timely manner, never save anything for last minute. 

JZ

I’m a Junior at FAU majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Study aerospace engineering, then attend medical school.

When I was in this class my favorite part was L’Hôpital’s rule was my favorite topic that we covered. The problems are super fun to work through once it “clicks” in your head.

Something fun about me: I run on the cross country/track team!

My favorite food is: Chipotle.

My favorite color is: Red.

My favorite Superhero is: The Flash.

My advice for you this semester is: Use your resources! This class is set up so that you can succeed. Make the most of the opportunities you have and you will prosper. 

AN

I’m a Junior at FAU majoring in Computer Science 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: find a programming job

When I was in this class my favorite part was Derivatives

Something fun about me: I like to play video games

My favorite food is: Rice

My favorite color is: Yellow

My favorite Superhero is: Spider-Man

My advice for you this semester is: Do not procrastinate on homework 

LS

I’m a Junior at FAU majoring in Computer Science 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: I have no set plans regarding the future but my interest as of now lies in the field of security

When I was in this class my favorite part was Derivatives and antiderivatives

Something fun about me: I'm more lively than what I appear to be

My favorite food is: Pizza

My favorite color is: Blue

My favorite Superhero is: Spider-Man

My advice for you this semester is: College/University is a place for dreams and ambitions. If you have a goal in mind pursue it but if you feel your thoughts are astray then step away from the plate and take time to think. Your future is not set because you picked a major, anything can happen so be sure to enjoy the moment and walk the path you choose. 

NP

I’m a Junior at FAU majoring in Biological Sciences 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Apply to medical school to further my career goals of becoming a physician

When I was in this class my favorite part was Logarithmic Differentiation

Something fun about me: I am a huge proponent of environmental awareness and I am trying to adopt a minimal waste lifestyle!

My favorite food is: Anything Greek or Mediterranean

My favorite color is: Blue

My favorite Superhero is: Spiderman

My advice for you this semester is: Stick to a consistent schedule for completing homework and pre-worksheets on time and take advantage of LA office hours. If you are having a hard time with a concept, the LAs are more than happy to explain it in depth so that you are able to get corrections and learn the material in time for exams. 

MM

I’m a Junior at FAU majoring in Bachelors of Science: Biology 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Attend medical school or seek a graduate program.

When I was in this class my favorite part was L’Hopital’s!

Something fun about me: Math is my favorite subject to study (despite me being a biology major)

My favorite food is: Ramen

My favorite color is: Blue

My favorite Superhero is: Itachi Uchiha

My advice for you this semester is: Go hard at the beginning so you won’t have to at the end! Also, every exam is not life or death: just bumps on the road. 

 

JR


I’m a Junior at FAU majoring in Ocean Engineering 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Continue on my education by completing a Master's degree.

When I was in this class my favorite part was My favorite part was making friends I still hold to this day because of the group work we did together. There's some topics harder than others but the support of a whole group, the professor, and the LAs, helps a lot.

Something fun about me: In my spare time I love to play the piano.

My favorite food is: Steak, medium rare.

My favorite color is: Gray

My favorite Superhero is: Iron man

My advice for you this semester is: Use every resource that has been made available to you through the class and the MLC. All of these resources can be vital in helping you get an A in the class. Also, the HW sometimes may seem insignificant but it truly helps you understand the class material. 

Math - MAC 2312 

NA

I’m a Sophomore at FAU majoring in Math 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Go to grad school

When I was in this class my favorite part was Series and Sums

Something fun about me: I speak Russian

My favorite food is: Sushi

My favorite color is: Orange

My favorite Superhero is: The Flash

My advice for you this semester is: The only way to succeed is to do problems. Work through as many problems you need until you could teach the concept to someone else.

DC

I’m a Senior at FAU majoring in Computer Engineering & Computer Science 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Pursue a career within my field to further hone in my skills

When I was in this class my favorite part was Trigonometric Substitution

Something fun about me: I’m a Friends fanatic and can probably complete any dialogue  from the show

My favorite food is: Pizza

My favorite color is: Purple

My favorite Superhero is: Ant-man

My advice for you this semester is: Don’t be afraid to reach out for help 

JR

I’m a Sophomore at FAU majoring in Computer Science 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Become a programmer

When I was in this class my favorite part was Integration by parts

Something fun about me: I am learning how to cook more complex foods in my spare time.

My favorite food is: Steak

My advice for you this semester is: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. 

 JD

I’m a Senior at FAU majoring in Environmental Engineering 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: I plan to intern, continue my research, and go to graduate school.

When I was in this class my favorite part was Always math. Geometry doesn't count.

Something fun about me: If you round up, I can speak/understand four languages.

My favorite food is: I love salmon. A saucy lasagna will also do it.

My favorite color is: I really enjoy a dark red.

My advice for you this semester is: Keep up with the work as it comes, don't play yourself. 30% back on your homework will save your life and will help you prepare for the exams. You've got this! 

HM

I’m a Junior at FAU majoring in Biology 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: attend medical school

When I was in this class my favorite part was solving intergrals using trig substitution

Something fun about me: I do track and field

My favorite food is: ice cream

My favorite color is: blue

My advice for you this semester is: Calc 2 can be a challenging class but as long as you focus and put the work in it can be a lot of fun.  Don't be afraid to ask for help! 

JG 

I’m a Junior at FAU majoring in Mechanical Engineering 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Make dank memes

When I was in this class my favorite part was I N T E G R A L S

Something fun about me: I passed out and hit a door in front of 800 people.

My advice for you this semester is: do the homework 

AM

I’m a Senior at FAU majoring in Mathematics 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Pursue a Ph.D. in Mathematics

When I was in this class my favorite part was Series comparison test

Something fun about me: I have the biggest, curliest, most luxurious hair in the MLC

My favorite food is: South asian food

My favorite color is: Indigo

My favorite Superhero is: Spider-Man

My advice for you this semester is: Never underestimate the benefit that comes from practice. Intuition is a powerful tool for mathematics, but intuition only comes from experience. Take the time to make mistakes and learn, so that in the future you have the skills needed to succeed. 

 

PE

I’m a Sophomore at FAU majoring in Civil Engineering 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Become an apprentice contractor

When I was in this class my favorite part was Volume of solid revolutions

Something fun about me: I enjoy playing tuba in the fau marching owls

My favorite food is: Mac and cheese

My favorite color is: Blue

My favorite Superhero is: Thor

My advice for you this semester is: Even if you don’t succeed, keep your head held high

JK

I’m a Junior at FAU majoring in Computer Science 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Im still figuring out my plans

When I was in this class my favorite part was Taylor series!

Something fun about me: I reached grandmaster on Overwatch as a Zarya main

My favorite food is: Tacos

My favorite color is: Blue

My favorite Superhero is: Spiderman

My advice for you this semester is: Ask questions! Calc2 is actually a really cool class and asking questions will give you a better class experience 

JW

I’m a Sophomore at FAU majoring in Computer Science 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Get a job related to computer science (and sleep more)

When I was in this class my favorite part was Partial Fractions

Something fun about me: I will always have at least one pack of raisins as well as at least one piece of gum on my person at all times

My favorite food is: Raisins

My favorite color is: Green

My favorite Superhero is: the Joker (there's this really cool theory that the Joker in the film "The Dark Knight" actually intended to save Gotham, and the city actually turned out safer after the Joker was defeated)

My advice for you this semester is: Enjoy it, but leave some time to succeed. It's all about finding that balance between happy and successful. 

FN

I’m a Junior at FAU majoring in Biology 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Enter Medical School

When I was in this class my favorite part was Series

Something fun about me: Used to be on US 2002 Youth National Soccer Team from 2014-2016

My favorite food is: Pizza

My favorite color is: Black

My favorite Superhero is: Iron Man

My advice for you this semester is: Do your best outside of class to stay on top of the material and use the resources that FAU gives you to achieve the highest levels of success!

ML

I’m a Junior at FAU majoring in Biological Sciences 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Obtain my masters in public health, go to medical school, and eventually practice medicine as a physician.

When I was in this class my favorite part was Determining the convergence or divergence of different series

Something fun about me: I love to draw and paint!!

My favorite food is: Ramen

My favorite color is: Lavender

My favorite Superhero is: Raven from Teen Titans

My advice for you this semester is: Utilize your LA's office hours and master the material a little more each day!

Math - MAC 2210

 JB

I’m a Sophomore at FAU majoring in Computer Engineering 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Review my options...

When I was in this class my favorite part was Learning different methods to solve limit equations.

Something fun about me: I started hacking cars in 1999. I am a (now former) BMW Master Tech since 2003. I've worked as a shop foreman in Eurocar independent shops locally since 2009. I discovered Amateur Radio in 2013 and started hacking the airwaves with a different crowd. Thes

My favorite food is: Tacos or enchiladas

My favorite color is: Blue

My favorite Superhero is: Neo from "The Matrix" series

My advice for you this semester is: Don't forget to visit your favorite LA for extra help!! Any of us are happy to help you if you're struggling with concepts or the homework in this class. Come see us in the MLC, bring your laptop and homework if you need to, we even have our own printer there. The topics in the beginning of this course are important, so be sure to master them early because they are required in the 2nd half of the semester to solve different problems.

SGP

I’m a Junior at FAU majoring in Computer Science 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Working for an aeronautical company.

When I was in this class my favorite part was Pretty much everything.

Something fun about me: I love soccer

My advice for you this semester is: Work hard and it will pay off. 

LR

I’m a Sophomore at FAU majoring in Computer Engineering 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: go for my Master’s in Artificial Intelligence

When I was in this class my favorite part was Trigonometric identities, derivatives, and integration

Something fun about me: I love to paddle board and play raquetball.

My favorite food is: Two of my favorite foods are Penne alla Vodka and Chicken Tequila Fettuccine

My favorite color is: Green

My favorite Superhero is: Ironman

My advice for you this semester is: Do what you need to do, then do what you want to do. 

JM

I’m a Second Degree at FAU majoring in Electrical Engineering 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Work on systems integration

When I was in this class my favorite part was The Unit Circle

Something fun about me: Musician

My advice for you this semester is: Make sure you spend enough time mastering each topic because they continue to build on each other. 

SM

I’m a Second Bachelor at FAU majoring in Civil Engineering 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: start my career in engineering.

When I was in this class my favorite part was Integrals and derivatives

Something fun about me: I play rugby.

My favorite food is: Mexican

My favorite color is: Purple

My favorite Superhero is: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

My advice for you this semester is: Take your time doing your homework and don’t not be afraid to ask for help. 

 

JW

I’m a Senior at FAU majoring in Mechanical engineering 

After finishing my degree at FAU I plan to: Go to graduate school in NC

When I was in this class my favorite part was Proofs

Something fun about me: My interests are clothes, music, anime, and cooking 

My favorite food is: Cotton candy

My favorite color is: Beige

My favorite Superhero is: Billy the kid (son of mister fantastic)

My advice for you this semester is: Time management 



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