Olivia Scharfman





Olivia Helen Scharfman
(203) 461 4455

School Address:  							    	Permanent Address:
206 Elm Street							   	        18 Bryon Road
PO Box 201036							 Old Greenwich, CT 06870
New Haven, CT, 06520-0597


Yale University, New Haven, CT
B.S. Candidate, Intended Major: Electrical Engineering
Coursework includes: Math 230, 231 (Proof-intensive Vector Analysis on Manifolds and Linear Algebra) 
Activities: Yale Debate Association, Yale Undergraduate Aerospace Association (SEDS Chapter), Theoretical and Applied Neural Computing at Yale (Director of Development), Alpha Phi (Founding Member)

Greenwich High School, Greenwich, CT
Activities: Robotics Team (President), Debate Team (President), Finance Club (President), Mu Alpha Theta (National Math Honors Society), National Junior Classical League, Varsity Fencing
Scores: SAT 1600 (800 CR/800 Math), SAT II Math Level II 800, SAT II Chemistry 800
Honors and Awards:   • National Merit Scholarship Finalist (PSAT: 237)
• First Place Team, CT State Varsity Debate Finals 
• First Place, NCC Science and Engineering Fair 


Intern, DEKA Research and Development (All work under an NDA)
• Worked with Caffe software and Python to build and train feedforward neural networks
• Created mathematical models of adsorption and absorption behaviors
• Designed protocol for and performed biomedical experiments to test material properties
• Ran gel electrophoresis for protein polymerization analysis

• Panel on student involvement at SpaceApps NYC
• Track speaker on student involvement at the International Mars Society Convention
• Speaker to high school students on how Deep Learning works and its role in AI at DEKA
• Expected speaker at this year’s FIRST Women in Science and Technology Forum

Teaching Assistant and Peer Tutor, Greenwich High School
Assisted teaching an Extended Algebra class, tutored peers in Geometry, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB&BC, Honors and AP Chemistry, Honors and AP Physics and AP Economics.

Math SAT Tutoring Assistant, Carnegie Pollack at GCDS
Assisted tutoring small and large groups of students with a focus on the math section.