Spring 2024 Undergraduate Teaching Assistants

Carol Lu

Executive UGTA

Carol Lu is a junior studying Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics (Statistics), and is a part of Barrett and the Grand Challenges Scholars program. She currently is involved in biophysics research regarding bacterial predator-prey dynamics under Dr. Steve Pressé. She has previously helped develop targeted immunotherapeutic Cellborgs and magnetically-driven microrobots at Mayo Clinic and served as a student leader for GCSP.

Carol was the lead for the EPICS Vietnam Shrimp Farming team in Fall 2022 and has been part of the EPICS program since Fall 2021. She is now the Executive UGTA for EPICS, making sure that all teams are getting the support and feedback they need from their UGTAs/AAs and helping improve skill sessions and other resources for the program. Her vision is to help students learn how to do and present practical human-centered engineering with robust quantitative models. (Fun fact: If you take the Circuits I lab, you will also find her videos.)


Lilli Offenberger

UGTA + Grader

Lilli Offenberger, a student enrolled in the biomedical engineering (BME) program at Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, is actively participating in the 4+1 program. Her interest in BME stems from the unique fusion of medical and engineering disciplines. With a vision to address the pressing issue of organ shortages, Lilli aspires to develop 3D printed artificial organs and organ components. In the spring of 2022, Lilli successfully executed the Foster AZ project and is currently the team lead of Rewired Bionics. Collaborating with Dr. Halanski at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, she is engaged in the creation of a 3D printed femoral head testing model, aiming to assess the effects of different biologics delivery such as small molecule drugs, growth factors, or cells.

Beyond academic pursuits, Lilli actively contributes to the ASU community through involvement in clubs such as SASE, the Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP), and EPIC Movement. Her primary objective revolves around fostering community well-being, achieved through volunteer work with children, participation in EPICS, and the enhancement of existing health solutions for the betterment of society.

Anand Krishna Mishra

Anand is an EPICS UGTA for the Spring 2024 semester.

Anmol Rao

Anmol Rao is a Sophomore majoring in Computer Science with a focus on backend and cloud development. He has been actively involved in the EPICS program for over a year, serving in both student and teaching assistant capacities. His experience also extends to leadership roles, having served as the Industry Outreach Director for the Software Developers Association and a member of the Fulton Ambassadors.

Academically, Anmol is currently exploring algorithm development in computational finance. Professionally, he has worked on EPICS projects like 2Unify and an Attendance Management System. His internship experiences include a software engineering role at a startup focused on credit score improvement and an upcoming internship at Goldman Sachs in a similar capacity.

Ashna Goel

Ashna is an EPICS UGTA for the Spring 2024 semester.

Austin Hou

Austin is a sophomore majoring in computer science and Electrical Engineering. This is his 2th semester in EPICS and he is part of the Autonomous Safety escort team. This team focuses on creating an autonomous vehicle to assist physical impaired individual to travel ASU campus. He is willing to help and answer anyone who has technical or non technical questions.

Ethan Chang

Ethan Chang is a Barrett sophomore majoring in Computer Systems Engineering. He has actively participated in programs such as the Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP), the Barrett College Fellows Undergraduate Research Program (BCFURP), the Barrett Mentoring Program (BMP), and is currently involved in sensor recommendation and sensor fusion research under the guidance of Dr. Shenghan Guo and the FURI program.

Ethan has been a part of the EPICS program since the Spring 2023 semester, and is currently an embedded systems engineer for the Attendance Management System (AMS) team.


Izma Syed

Izma Syed is a sophomore studying Computer Science. She has previously participated in data visualization research for Dr. Guang Yao, and has experience programming in several languages including Python, Java, and C. Currently, she is interested in researching AI and Machine Learning, as well as all of the potential and limitations surrounding this field.

Izma has been active in EPICS for four semesters, and is a member of the Heat Warning Detection System. She is currently part of the Software Development Team, where she creates and tests Arduino based temperature and humidity sensors for mobile home residents in Mesa Arizona.

Meaghan D’Arcy

Meaghan is an EPICS UGTA for the Spring 2024 semester.

Namita Shah

Namita Shah is currently a junior pursuing Computer Science at Ira Fulton School of Engineering and is also a student at Barrett Honors College. This is Namita’s 5th semester as part of the EPICS program – where she works as part of team DocYou – and 4th semester as an EPICS UGTA.

Nishant Dhongadi

Nishant is a Sophomore currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in Computer Science at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. He is currently serving as a testing architect for the Attendance Management System Project which was originally developed as part of Devils Invent in 2022. Since then, the project has expanded to a development team of 23, with testing beginning in Fall 2023 in CSE labs.

Pratham Gupta

Pratham is an EPICS UGTA for the Spring 2024 semester.

Prathyush Vasa

Prathyush Vasa is a sophomore majoring in computer science. This is his 4th semester in EPICS and he is part of the Wheels2Africa team. This team focuses on creating a wheelchair powered assist for students in South Africa that suffer from cerebral palsy. He is excited to help anyone who has questions, so please feel free to contact him!

Rachel Hayes

Rachel is an EPICS UGTA for the Spring 2024 semester.

Sandra Perez

Sandra is an EPICS UGTA for the Spring 2024 semester.

Shreyas Kotamraju

Shreyas Kotamraju is a Junior majoring in Computer Science at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. He is passionate about coding and designed the app wireframes for the Mental Health Mobile Games group in his Freshmen semester. He has multiple semesters worth of experience as both an EPICS group member and UGTA, and knows a handful of useful programming languages, including Python, Java, C, C++, SQL, HTML, CSS, JS, HTTP, and is familiar with web development, cybersecurity, and data management.

Aside from EPICS, Shreyas is the Technical Lead / Instructor at Icode Chandler, where he tutors students on concepts such as Python drone coding, Raspberry pi, robotics, and more.

Shreyas is also a distinguished member of the IEEE Eta Kappa Nu honor society here at ASU, and he is prepared to serve you to the best of his abilities.