Advisory Board 2020-2021

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.

Brenden Butters

Brenden is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He specializes in circuits and systems with a focus on radio frequency and high speed applications. Brenden is from Sydney, Australia, and completed his undergraduate degrees at the University of Wollongong. He enjoys outdoor activities, competitive shooting, and working out in the gym.







Annie Zhang

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!