Qi Zhao holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA. At UCLA, he has worked in the Internet Research Lab and Network Research Lab for computer networking research, and in 2014 he won the Computer Science Departmental Fellowship. He is passionate about teaching and has taught multiple introductory and advanced Computer Science courses as a senior teaching fellow and a summer program as the instructor for students transferring into the UCLA CS department. He brings his enthusiasm for teaching to Summer Springboard and hopes to inspire and educate students interested in pursuing studies and careers in Computer Science.