University of Minnesota

Joan Zheng grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and currently studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is currently pursuing a major in computer science and a minor in mathematics. She has been a teaching assistant for an introductory algorithms and data structures course since her sophomore year and does research with the Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Vision Lab at UMNTC. Joan can usually be found in caf├ęs with her laptop and a cup of coffee, or rock climbing at the university climbing wall. After finishing her undergraduate degree, Joan hopes to go to graduate school and continue teaching computer science.