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Virtual Teaching Assistants (TAs)

This calendar shows the availability of GEP Virtual TAs that provide students with real time support in GEP activities and research. Click on the TA’s name in the calendar for information on their expertise or scroll down to Meet the GEP Virtual TAs.

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Meet the Team

D'Andrew (he/him)

Greetings! I am a Computer Science Major with a minor in Biology at the University of Nevada. When I’m not at school or working, you can usually find me tinkering with science in one way or another. As a student not majoring in Biology, I’m eager to share the intersection of Physical, Computational and Biological Sciences with you in the field of Bioinformatics!

Logan (he/him)

I’m a Biology major with a music minor at Worcester State University who wandered down the genomics pathway (pun intended) because it combined my love of puzzles, biology, and programming. I can usually be found drinking coffee and making dad jokes. I also dabble in rock climbing, jazz flute, costume design, tabletop gaming, and martial arts. My first annotation project was a challenge and gave me the opportunity to expand my toolkit, and I’m excited to help you build yours!

Nasayah (she/her)

Hi everyone, I am a recent college graduate who majored in biology with a mathematics minor. In my spare time, I love to sew, organize, and play the violin. I am happy to help and answer any questions as we work through your unique GEP annotations.

Sisi (she/her)

Hi! I go to school in Michigan. It’s been a really fun and rewarding experience to assist and learn from various students’ projects. I’m glad I can help students overcome and resolve similar issues that I used to struggle before. In my free time, I like spending my time outdoors such as hiking, biking, or just getting some vitamin D, but I also enjoy finding new food places too. Looking forward to working with you and learn new things about your gene.


Hi, my name is Christina, but I go by ’Stina! I’m currently attending UCSC pursuing my dreams to be on the front lines of positive environmental impacts using science, whether that be in genomic research, bioremediation, or as a professor. I completed my first gene annotation project in 2017 and I seem to still be learning even now, as there are seemingly endless opportunities for growth. As someone who struggled plenty along the way to becoming a GEP TA, I hope I can use my experiences and knowledge to help others see the sense and beauty in all the madness that is genome annotation.

Nikki (she/her)

What’s goin’ on folks!? Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at UC Davis in Molecular Microbiology with side-interests in Bioinformatics and Genomics. In my free time, I like to go for walks, hikes, contemplate life, watch the sunset and enjoy the sensory experience that new food, spirits, brew, tea and viticulture have to offer. I’m a big advocate for self-care and indulging in the simple moments life has to offer; there’s so much beauty around us at all times. One of my favorite mottos to live by is, “not everyday will be good, but we can find good in everyday.” Can’t wait to meet and go through this unique experience with you!


Hello! I’m a Biology major at Stevenson University. In my free time I find myself scrapbooking, thrifting, drawing, and my biggest hobby is plant shopping! My interest in the genetics field has continued to grow from my experiences in college. I am interested in pursuing a career as a cytogenetic technologist and am always eager to learn new concepts about it. Taking a GEP course is what sparked my interest and I hope to help you learn and understand the amazing knowledge we have to offer!