Alessondra Springmann has a very long name and is better known as "Sondy". She has a bachelor's in Astrophysics from Wellesley College and a master's in Earth & Planetary Science from MIT. She currently works in marketing and communications for several technology startups in the San Francisco area, though is eager to return to teaching and traveling.
Sondy enjoys improving processes, and how to communicate technical topics to wide audiences. She's worked for NASA and JAXA as a researcher, as well as PCWorld as a writer. Her work has taken her to Chile, Japan, and the Middle East. In Jerusalem she taught computer science and business skills to Palestinian and Israeli high school students through a program inspired by AITI: Middle East Education through Technology (MEET). An award-winning teaching assistant with significant experience tutoring students in mathematics and physics, she is tremendously excited about teaching entrepreneurship in Accra this summer.
In her free time, Sondy also enjoys sailing, cooking big meals for her friends, and hiking, as well as serving on the board for a non-profit in California. She's looking forward to exploring the local cuisine, languages, and sailing options in Ghana!
Writing, public speaking, teaching (college and high school levels), tutoring
Matlab, Python, Java, Mathematica, shell scripting, LaTeX
English (native), Spanish (intermediate), Japanese (beginner)