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Splash Biography



IAN CASTRO, 3rd-year, Media Studies & Microbial Biology major.




Major: Media Studies, Microbial Biology

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a junior at UC Berkeley studying Media Studies and Microbial Biology, hailing from the East Bay. I do a lot of work in data and computer science education, teaching the introductory Foundations of Data Science course to undergraduates and graduate students at Cal. I've also worked in Washington D.C. with the Internet Education Foundation, running the Congressional App Challenge.

I also really enjoy making and tasting tea, coffee, and other beverages!



Past Classes

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M673: Exploring Data Science in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 02, 2019)
Data science, a combination of statistics and computer science, is a rapidly expanding field and applicable to almost any subject. Learn how you can use numbers to figure out facts about the world, make predictions, and visualize trends. We aim to make this course accessible to all skill levels, regardless of past experience. Based on UC Berkeley's fastest growing introductory class with over 1300 students this semester and taught by current course staff. (Please bring a laptop!)


A674: Introduction to Tea Tasting in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 02, 2019)
Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis, tea has a long history and is deeply embedded in various cultures. This class will introduce students to various types of tea, brewing styles, and the art of tea tasting for industry and production competitions. We will be tasting various teas from around the world, so come ready to drink!


M514: Exploring Data Science in Splash Spring 19 (Mar. 16, 2019)
Data science, a combination of statistics and computer science, is a rapidly expanding field and applicable to almost any subject. Learn how you can use numbers to figure out facts about the world, make predictions, and visualize trends. We aim to make this course accessible to all skill levels, regardless of past experience. Based on UC Berkeley's fastest growing introductory class with over 1500 students and taught by current course staff. (Please bring a laptop!)