Meet the MIT Climbing Team Exec!
President: Amelia Becker, Class of 2017.
Amelia started competitive climbing in 2008, and since then has worked at a climbing gym setting routes and teaching adult technique classes. She served as floor chair for Burton 5 for nearly 3 years and was social captain for women’s ultimate frisbee for 2 years. She is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in EECS and has also participated in the Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership program (GEL) as a second year student.
Vice President: Sara Evensen, Class of 2018.
Sara has been climbing for six years, starting her competition career as a youth climber and more recently climbing as a finalist in the National Cup Bouldering Series. She coaches the youth competition team at Brooklyn Boulders, as well as running "Climb Like a Girl", a climbing class geared towards women who want to train in a supportive environment. Sara is currently pursuing a bachelors in Math with Computer Science at MIT.
Captain: Cathie Yun, Class of 2016.
Cathie has a little over 3 years of climbing experience - she discovered climbing partway through college - and is now a climbing leader with the MIT Outing Club and a staff member / setter at the MIT climbing wall. She is a graduate student doing research in the Parallel and Distributed Operating Systems group at CSAIL, and is actively involved in Pika, an MIT affiliated co-op.
Social Captain: Charlie Andrews, Class of 2017.
Charlie has been climbing for 14 years. During that time, he qualified for the US National team 11 times for all three disciplines of competitive climbing: sport climbing, speed, and bouldering. He medaled at Open Nationals, and represented the United States at 5 World Championships. This fall, Charlie competed for Team MIT in Team Ninja Warrior: College Madness, where he and Amelia placed second in the championship episode. Starting the MIT Climbing Team marked the realization of a dream Charlie had since visiting during CPW as an admitted high school student. Outside of climbing team, Charlie also does peer education and sexual assault prevention work through Pleasure (pleasure.mit.edu), which he has participated in since freshman year.
Treasurer: Sam Fierro, Class of 2018.
Sam took up climbing a few years ago after a track and field career in high school as well as her freshman year running varsity at MIT. She has local and collegiate competition experience and is excited about the growing climbing community at MIT. She is also webmaster for the climbing team, outer social chair for her sorority, Sigma Kappa, and is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering.