Sophie Mori

courses 6 & 24

Contact: ksmori at mit dot edu


Hi! I am an undergraduate student at MIT, double majoring in computer science and linguistics. I want to use software to better education, public transportation, and our understanding of natural language. I love puzzles of all sorts.

Currently, I am interning at Khan Academy, working with React to create new features for the webapp.


Regarding my handle wishdasher: I do not identify as a dasher of wishes; rather, I think it is an amusing almost-spoonerism of dishwasher.


Projects

Electric Motor Boat

Building a boat over the course of a summer with students from Singapore!

Next Haunt

Designing and building a haunted escape-the-room for Halloween

Forces Frozen

Creating self-standing sculptures of cloth and ice

Aquarium Puzzlehunt

Writing puzzles for the freshmen's orientation event at the aquarium

Extra

A blog that I've been meaning to update.

I do a lot of puzzlehunts, usually with my team teammate.

Modular origami is an interest of mine.

I love teaching! I'm a member of the MIT Educational Studies Program, which organizes really cool outreach programs for middle and high school students in the Boston area. I've directed programs for them too.

For my freshman and sophomore years, I lived in Next House 4W, otherwise known as The Shire.

A paper: Universal Dependencies for Learner English, the website, and the finished treebank of annotations.