Warehouse RAs 2022-2023

Resident assistants (RAs) work alongside the Heads of House to build community among the first-year residents and to aid in ensuring the smooth functioning of the building as a living environment and student space. For more information about RAs and how to join, see Join the RA Team.

Email the RAs at wh-ras@mit.edu.

President: Océane Marescal

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.





Secretary: Christina Chen

Christina is a masters student in the Technology and Policy Program. Her research explores there different ways air quality disparities are defined and calculated. She received her bachelors from Yale University. In her free time, she loves to pretend to be an olympic figure skater, practice yoga, hike & bird watch, cook, and watch anime. She's also trying to learn taekwondo this summer! In the future, she aspires to be a retiree owning a B&B in the mountains with her 3 dogs and expansive vegetable garden. 





Welcoming and Wellness Co-Chair: Melanie Halim

Melanie is a PhD student in the department of Chemistry. She was born in Indonesia but grew up mainly in England and Hong Kong. Outside the lab Melanie enjoys drawing, yoga, baking and being surrounded by nature.








Welcoming and Wellness Co-Chair: Serin Lee

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.





Treasurer: Eunsoo Cho

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.






Building RA: Gyutae (Jack) Park

Gyutae is a Master's Degree student in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, where he studies nuclear thermal propulsion. Gyutae is from Korea, where he recently finished his military service. In his free time, Gyutae enjoys travelling, discovering new restaurants and gaming.






Lori and Steven Lerman Arts Co-Chair*: Cameron Krulewski

Cameron is a PhD student in the Mathematics Department. She is interested in algebraic topology, noncommutative geometry, and quantum field theory. She is from Pennsylvania, did her undergrad at Harvard University, and spent one year at the University of Cambridge in the UK before coming to MIT. Even after living in Boston for several years she is still exploring! Aside from research, she loves practicing archery, running, and going to rock concerts.





Lori and Steven Lerman Arts Co-Chair*: Justin Chen

Justin is a third year PhD student in the EECS department studying problems at the intersection of algorithms, data analysis, and machine learning. He grew up a couple hours north of Boston in Hanover, New Hampshire and was an undergrad at Stanford before coming to MIT. He loves going for walks and hikes around the area and spends his free time reading and listening to music.



*This RA position was created to honor the contributions and legacy of founding Warehouse Housemasters Lori and Steven Lerman who lived at the Warehouse from 2000 to 2010. One of Lori's many contributions to the Warehouse community was a music program to which she dedicated her talents and resources. Lori and Steve now live in Monterey, California, where Steve is Provost and Academic Dean at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Webmaster and Technology Officer: Changhwan Oh

Changhwan is a PhD student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, particularly interested in computational simulations of materials. He grew up in South Korea and received his BS from Seoul National University. There is a high chance of finding him in the Colbert room playing the piano in his free time. He also enjoys listening to music (mostly classic or jazz) and playing badminton in his free time.





Kindness and Outreach RA: Gabriel Afriat

Gabriel is a PhD student in the Operations Research Center. Before embarking on this long adventure, he did an MBAn at MIT. Gabriel is from France and loves bread and croissants. Outside of class, Gabriel likes to bake his own bread, work out, and he can also do (sometimes) impressive magic tricks.






Community Chair: Lorenzo Pinton

Lorenzo is a PhD student in Linguistics and his main academic interest is formal semantics, the intersection between the study of meaning in natural language and formal logic. Before coming to the US, he got a M.Sc. in Logic at the University of Amsterdam, and even before that he studied Philosophy in Venice, Italy, close to his hometown. Things he loves include music, hiking, and (wasting too much time in) chess!







Sports RA, Spring Term: Simar Kaur Mattewal

Simar is a PhD student in the Department of Chemical Engineering working on carbon based membranes for separations. She is originally from India and loves to go for long walks, specially along the river, with her camera ready to capture all colors of nature. She also enjoys exploring new brunch places and taking guided tours of historical sites and on quieter days enjoying the company of a book.