Members of the Advisory Board assist the RA team and Heads of House with their previous knowledge whenever possible. This might include sharing insights on previously adopted policies, report experiences with past events, or reach out to contacts in the greater MIT community. Members of the Advisory Board assist with coordinating events whenever the current RA team is experiencing a shortage of people to maintain the planned schedule. For more information about ABs, see the Resident Assistant FAQ.
Annie is a PhD student in the Biology Department, where she is studying the mechanisms of DNA replication during the cell cycle. Before coming to MIT, she lived in Hong Kong for 18 years and then came to the States and studied at the University of Chicago. Although most of the time you will find her in lab, she also enjoys cooking, baking, running and biking. Her favorite recipes are freshly pounded mochi, castella, chiffon cakes, and okonomiyaki!
Francis is a PhD student in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, where he studies the physiology of synaptic plasticity and how experience and pharmacological manipulations may affect these processes. Francis is from San Juan, Puerto Rico and attended the University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras where he received a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology. In his free time, Francis enjoys going on bike rides, playing baseball/softball (when it's not cold), playing guitar and talking about anything that is related to aviation.
Océane is a fourth year PhD student in the Department of Biology. She did her undergraduate studies at McGill in Montréal and before coming to MIT spent a year doing research in Madrid. She enjoys playing the violin, going on early-morning runs, and reading in bed.
Serin is a PhD student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, where she studies liquid phase in-situ electron microscopy. She is from South Korea, and she received her undergraduate degree from KAIST(Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). Serin enjoys walking around the city and finding new restaurants. She is looking forward to making her own “Boston-Cambridge neighborhood restaurant guide” someday.
Eunsoo is a PhD student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. She is interested in magnetic materials, especially thin films. Before coming to MIT, she received a BS in Materials Science and Engineering at Seoul National University. Outside the lab, she enjoys ballet, walking, and cooking. She also likes to explore grocery stores.