Rustie Lin is an undergraduate Computer Science student at the University of California, Berkeley, and is Blockchain at Berkeley’s edX team lead. Rustie has lectured for the Blockchain Fundamentals course offered at UC Berkeley, as well as given talks and workshops internationally. Rustie has also helped to develop blockchain Proof-of-Concepts for startups and Fortune 500 companies. Rustie’s primary interests are in mobile and distributed systems, consensus protocols, computer networks and architecture, and education. In his spare time, Rustie enjoys writing on his blog, listening to Swedish power metal, and climbing mountains.
Mengyi (Gloria) Wang
Gloria is an undergraduate in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Computer Science and Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Before entering the blockchain space, she was an intern at Bain & Company. With the help and guidance of the Blockchain at Berkeley community, she quickly gained knowledge in the cryptocurrency space and has since then been a discussion leader for the Blockchain Fundamentals course at UC Berkeley. She was also a scholarship recipient for the Programming Blockchain seminar taught by Jimmy Song. Gloria’s primary interests in blockchain are use case theory, distributed systems, and Bitcoin mechanics. She also enjoys talking about emotional intelligence and negotiation.Gloria is also a level-9 Guzheng performer.
Derrick Li is an undergraduate Computer Science student at the University of California, Berkeley, and is the Platform Manager for the Blockchain Fundamentals edX shell. Derrick has built Ethereum decentralized applications and led discussions for the Blockchain Fundamentals course offered at UC Berkeley. Derrick’s primary interests lie in blockchain, computer security, full stack web development, and computer game development. In his spare time, Derrick enjoys Chinese cooking, playing video games, traveling, and hopefully exercising.
Nadir Akhtar is an undergraduate Computer Science student at the University of California, Berkeley, and the former President of Blockchain at Berkeley. He is the Quality Assurance supervisor and a transcript writer for this Blockchain Fundamentals edX shell. Starting in Fall 2017, Nadir has guided and taught the Blockchain Fundamentals course, the world’s only accredited undergraduate blockchain/cryptocurrency course with 150+ students every semester, at UC Berkeley. In addition, he has taught blockchain workshops and courses for institutions like Qualcomm and BerkeleyLaw, along with organizations in Taiwan and Mexico. His interests span a broad number topics, from cybersecurity to game theory to distributed systems.
Jen Hu is an undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley majoring in Data Science, and has been a member of Blockchain at Berkeley since January 2019. Since then, she has worked on an internal project about tokenizing the academic journal industry, as well as collaborating with the National University of Singapore to write a paper on the implementation of blockchain in the insurance sector. Currently, Jen is also a business consultant on one of the external projects this semester, where she is building out a proof of concept with a Fortune 500 electronics company on decentralized identity. Outside of Blockchain at Berkeley and her academic life, Jen enjoys reading a good book, exploring coffee shops, and photography. One of Jen’s biggest passions is also education equality and diversification and inclusion in the STEM field, and is heavily involved with the nonprofits Girls Who Code and CS KickStart.
Janice Ng is an undergraduate Computer Science and Cognitive Science student at the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently a Teacher Advisor and Educator for Blockchain at Berkeley’s Fundamentals course to undergraduate and graduate students at UC Berkeley, and has done research on Distributed Hash Tables. In addition, Janice is the Bay Area’s Blockchain Technical Ambassador for JP Morgan’s Quorum and is a published researcher of the academic research paper: The Disruptions of 5G on Data-driven Technologies and Applications, under the National University of Singapore. Her core interests lie in Blockchain, Computational Psychiatry, Cybersecurity and the intersection of technology and healthcare. In her spare time, Janice enjoys playing basketball, reading, cooking, and listening to music.