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Splash Biography

KYLE KISHIMOTO, Cal student and aspiring high school teacher!

Major: Mathematics

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi! I'm Kyle and I'm a current freshman at Cal. I intend to major in mathematics with a teaching concentration and minor in STEM Education through the CalTeach program. My goal is to become a high school teacher, probably in math, statistics, or computer science. I had amazing middle and high school teachers, and they have inspired me to do the work that they did for me. Outside of my professional goals, I'm a huge baseball nerd (Go Angels!) and am a member of the UC Berkeley Sports Analytics Group. I also participate in many mental health advocacy clubs and activities. I'm excited to teach at Splash, and I hope I get as much out of this experience as you!

Past Classes

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M636: I declare WAR! Fun with Baseball Analytics in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 02, 2019)
Are you a baseball fan interested in the advanced statistics used by front offices and sports media that attempt to quantify every aspect of the game? Fun with Baseball Analytics will tell the century-old story of the numbers and ideas that have shaped professional baseball and the way it is played today, and discuss how modern technology is currently creating a new revolution in statistical tracking.

M689: How to Lie With Statistics in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 02, 2019)
Statistics are used in almost every aspect of our lives. From news outlets to politicians to corporations, groups with varying agendas use numbers to manipulate the way we think and act. Based on the book "How to Lie with Statistics" by Darrell Huff, this course provides a brief introduction to the ways that statistics can be used to mislead, and attempts to educate students on how they can see the truth behind all the numbers in their everyday lives.