Splash Biography


Major: Math/Linguistics

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Past Classes

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E2450: Viking Runes in Sprout Spring 17 (Feb. 11 - 25, 2017)
An introduction to the Norse writing system, as well as Norse mythology and history. You will learn how to read actual runic inscriptions written by Vikings over a thousand years ago.

M2288: DECLASSIFIED: The History of Codebreaking in Splash Fall 16 (Nov. 05, 2016)
An introduction to cryptography, which is the study of making and breaking codes. Learn how generals, spies, and mathematicians have handled secrets throughout history, and try your hand at the processes of encryption and decipherment.

X1952: Politics of Skyrim in Splash Spring 16 (Apr. 02, 2016)
Sure, slaying dragons while wearing quasi-Viking armor is fun, but the 2011 video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim been acclaimed as much for its nuanced theme of civil war as for its fantasy storyline. We will explore how Skyrim deals with political topics such as imperialism, nationalism, racism, and political economy, and conclude with a role-played debate between the Imperial and Stormcloak factions.