Annie Chen is a junior computer science major from San Ramon, California. In her spare time, she makes scarves in the Stiles Weaving Studio and reads articles about the science of cooking. Post-college, she wants to work in education technology, hopefully on software for personalized learning.
Chen has worked as a research assistant at the Yale Social Robotics lab since her first year, working on projects studying robots as adaptive tutors. She has also helped create curriculum for AP Computer Science Principles, a high school introductory computer science course, as a member of the AP team at Harvard’s CS50 Research and Development. She developed written curriculum and software tools for teachers teaching computer science for the first time.
Chen founded and leads Code Haven, a group of Yale students that teach introductory coding to New Haven middle school students, which has allowed her to teach in six middle schools throughout New Haven. She works with local teachers to bring Code Haven to their classrooms, and is excited to help hold a teacher workshop in December. Chen also works as a Teaching Assistant for two Computer Science courses, CS50 (Intro to Computing) and CS323 (Systems Programming), and holds 9 office hours a week. Previously, she has also been an administrator on the Yale Splash.