Our alumni network is vast and varied. From 75 company presidents and CEOs to 50 professors, a Nobel Prize winner and an astronaut, Mu Tau men are impacting all parts of society. Our house is proud to stay in contact and work with our graduated brothers, making ours, truly, a brotherhood for life.
Kyle Swanson is a computer science and mathematics double major from Bronxville, NY, a small town just outside New York City. An avid flute and piccolo player, Kyle enjoys performing both as a soloist and in the MIT Symphony Orchestra. Kyle has dabbled in many instruments, among them alto flute, bass flute, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, clarinet, and water bottle (his favorite instrument). He can even play some notes on the piano and once got a sound out of a violin. When not performing, Kyle enjoys running along the Charles with the MIT Running Club.
Drew Bent hails from sunny Palo Alto, California and is a sophomore studying physics and computer science here at Mass Tech. Outside of the classroom, Drew investigates and exposes some of MIT’s highest profile news stories, and you can often find his work on the front page of the Tech. An avid runner, Drew also enjoys going on long (~3000 mile) bike rides, teaching kids about STEM, and agonizing over his courseroad.
Bertie Ancona grew up in Boston and was a runner in high school before transitioning into the master foil fencer that he is today. In addition to the fencing at MIT, he dabbles in other sports such ultimate frisbee as well as studies computer science. At AEPi, Bertie has a hefty load serving as both the lieutenant master and house manager, yet he manages to always find time and strike up a conversation with you. Bertie is also an aficionado of scifi books and has a life goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon!
Aaron Rose has always personified Aristotle’s philosophy of sodomiticum, the principle that what is on one’s outside pales in comparison to the importance of what one features in the inside. Just as the noble Sir Sandor Lehoczy once famously stated, “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate,” so too has Aaron Rose lived his life: with passion for the game and a sexual drive like an orangutan. Although not a germ-freak per se, Aaron Rose has had his encounters with fame, highlighted by a feature about in Vice magazine about his Dr. Doolittle-esque hairstyle that is claimed to be the inspiration for Elton John’s coming out of the closet. A sensitive soul, Aaron can be found feeding his broken toenails to his pet iguana, George Herbert Walker VI.
Jason hails from Monsey, NY and is a sophomore studying Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Bioengineering. During the times that he’s not doing P-sets, Jason enjoys whistling, watching TV, and singing along to Disney movies (he knows all the words to all the songs, literally). His huge and ever-present smile makes him easy to spot at AEPi events.
Lane is a sophomore in AEP. Originally from Chicago, he attended the prestigious University of Chicago Lab School. He now lives at Random Hall and studies chemistry (Course 5. In his spare time Lane participates in MIT’s Science Olympiad club and teaches for the Educational Studies Program (ESP).
Max Haubenstock. He is a man with a voice for radio, a face for Hollywood, and a brain as big as his heart. When he isn’t golfing or watching stocks or organizing AEPi’s social ventures, he is inventing new ways to be classy. For many reasons he will be on all those ‘Top 100’ lists that don’t even exist yet. World, you better keep your eye on that talented Computer Science major, Max Haubenstock.
Aiziairia “AiziairiaziriaiziA” Zornberg is the type of guy you want on your team. Whether it’s his enthusiasm as part of the MIT Cheerleading Team, his ability to bench press your body weight with his hulk-like physique, his CS skills that can determine the risk of cancer or catastrophe risk for insurance companies, or his winning personality which will score you a date at a party, Aiziairia has all the positive qualities you could wish for. This studly sophomore hails from Huntington Station, NY. As another famous inhabitant of his town, Walt Whitman, once said, “I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.” We certainly like Aiziairia enough, and are proud to call him our brother and friend.
Although born and raised in the Bahston area, Evan’s heart is in the Land of Israel where he visits frequently and wants to one day live. A sophomore in Biological engineering, he is known all over Burton 2 as a top notch B2 and C3 baker*. Don’t let his early to bed early to rise mentality fool you, when it comes to Friday night get togethers, whether at Hillel, or back at the dorms, Evan is always the life of the party.
B2 = Banana Bread C3= Chocolate Chip Cookies
Blake Elias. Dreamer of dreams. Hacker of hacks.
From the exotic hinterland of Pittsford, NY emerges the renaissance man that is Matt DeCross, class of 2016. Majoring in exactly the courses that are 8 mod 10, Matt is skilled with the whiteboard, studying topics from complex analysis to inflationary theory (in the lab of the man who founded the field, one would do well to add); the drumstick, playing in settings from MITSO to the Physics Rock Concert; the semiconductor, controlling its transistors according to his every whim when taking the helm at software from Mathematica to Team Fortress 2; and the pillow, sleeping for spans from a bit after midnight to like 2 or 3 in the afternoon the next day.Matt is AEPi’s Events and Culture Chair, spreading the joy of live music, thought-provoking plays, Halo nights, and other eventful culture throughout the brotherhood. He is also a polar bear. Whether the relationship between these is causal is an area for further research.
Adam Eagle hails from the beautiful city of San Diego, California. When he is not studying computer science, Adam likes to lift at the gym, shop for the latest fashions, drink exotic teas, and listen to opera. Adam was the first employee at Blade, a startup in Boston which he currently works for part-time. At the fraternity, Adam has served as House Manager and is most proud of being the first brother in recent history to construct a functional bike rack.
Originally from Los Alamos, NM, Micha is a junior studying chemical engineering. When he’s not busy trying to understand thermo, Micha enjoys playing video games, such as Mario Kart or Dota, or watch TV shows, like Breaking Bad and Arrested Development. He holds many positions in the house such as Brother at Large and Steward, but the most important (and delicious) one is Cake Chair!
Noam Buckman is a mean robot maker. Sometimes his math-related research leads him to work with crazy but awesome people in crazy places, like Israel, where he spent a year studying in yeshiva and a summer conducing economics research. Noam is greatly involved in Jewish life on campus, becoming Hillel president last year and serving in leadership positions for MIT Students for Israel, the Kosher Food Club, and the MIT Orthodox Minyan. He enjoys planning events and welcoming people into the community. You may also hear shouts of “DJ Nom-Nom” as he leads the party with the best beats. Noam is a junior, majoring in mechanical engineering and mathematics, and looks forward to TA-ing for 2.01 in the fall and continuing his research in oceanís engineering.
Code-wizard. Jazz-clarinetist. Sleep-deprived. These are all apt descriptions of Ziv, a junior from Brookline, MA
studying math with computer science. Outside of playing with microcontrollers, he enjoys Haskell, robotics,
algebraic topology, and making similarly complicated subjects look easy to kids he teaches through MIT’s ESP.
Among Ziv’s greatest contributions to the house has definitely been hacking together the Portal-themed graphic design
in Inkscape for our PIE fundraiser.
An aspiring double major in courses 14 and 17, he was the deputy field director of a congressional campaign the summer before enrolling at MIT, and has since worked on Capitol Hill in the office of Congressman Joe Kennedy (even running into him outside our house while Joe walks his dog, Banjo). He returned to DC after sophomore year as part of the MIT DC internship program to work at the Brookings Institution. A Brookline native, he has lived abroad and traveled extensively, making him quite the connoisseur.
Alex Borschow – Graduated from MIT undergraduate in 2006. Recently graduated from MIT Sloan School of Management and moved to New York City to pursue a career in sustainable food and agriculture systems.
Stephen Fried – Graduated from MIT undergraduate in 2009 with degrees in Chemistry and Physics. He completed his graduate training in chemistry at Stanford University in June 2014. Stephen is currently a Junior Research Fellow of King’s College, in Cambridge (UK) and conducts research on chemical and synthetic biology at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology.
Geoff Becker – Graduated from MIT undergraduate in 2005. Geoff is living with his now-fiancee in the suburbs of Philadelphia, working as a trader in commodities options. He is also starting an Urban Aquaponics company with a fellow MIT graduate and house friend of AEPi. While at MIT he was a bass in the Chorallaries of MIT, and was known during much of his time at AEPi as “Geoff Becker, Exchequer”
David Stiebel – Graudted from MIT undergraduate in 2009. Founded PawnGuru.com in January 2014, dedicated to building technology to help un- and under-banked consumers navigate financial services better. They recently launched www.PawnGuru.com to help pawn shops customers get the best deal from local pawn shops.
Matya Schachter – Graduated from MIT undergraduate in 2005. He currently works in in investment management in Boston and lives in Cambridge with his wife and two children. While at MIT, he was a regular on AEPi’s intramural sports teams and served as President and Treasurer of of MIT Hillel’s Student Board.
Eric Emer – Graduated from MIT undergraduate in 2014. Working in Chicago doing algorithmic trading. In college he was involved in Adelson Lab, chess club.
David Coleman – Graduated from MIT undergraduate in 2004. He now lives in Merrifield, VA, and is the Senior Director at Novetta, a 500-person advanced data analytics company. He’s supporting their corporate growth strategy, including organic technology development and acquisitions, business integration, and other special projects. He is also currently pursuing his MBA at Wharton, graduating in May of 2016. He married Kelli Coleman in June of 2010. While at MIT he was on the varsity swim team and held the positions of Lt. Master, Social Chair, Sentinel, Assistant Pledge Master and Member-at-Large.
Matthew Roitstein – Graduated from MIT undergraduate in 2006. After he completed his degrees in architecture and music at MIT, he went on to Houston to pursue his Master’s Degree in music performance at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. Since then, he spent time playing in orchestras of Honolulu and Miami, and moved back to Houston in the summer of 2014 to join the Houston Symphony as their new Associate Principal Flutist. www.houstonsymphony.org
Ben Solish – Graduated from MIT undergraduate in 2004. After graduating course 16 from MIT, he attended the University of washington to get a Masters Degree in aerospace engineering. Upon completion of this degree he accepted a position at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he has worked on the Phoenix, TRaiNED and OCO-2 Missions.
Joshua Siegel – Graduated from MIT undergraduate in 2011. He is currently at MIT working on his PhD. His company CarKnow is doing well and part of the MassChallenge 2014 class, and he recently got engaged to Katie Palusci.
David Held – Graduated from MIT undergraduate in 2005. He is currently a Computer Science Ph.D. student at Stanford. His focus is on robotics, computer vision, and machine learning, and has worked on perception for autonomous driving at both Stanford and Google. His website is http://stanford.edu/~davheld/. While in AEPi he held the positions of Vice President, Alumni Chair, Rush Chair, Academic Chair, Historian, Bowling Captain, Volleyball Captain, and Ultimate Frisbee Captain. He was also MIT Students for Israel Intergroup Relations Chair and Hillel Secretary during his time at MIT.
Jesse Marsh – Graduated from MIT undergraduate in 2007. He works on exhibit design engineering at the Exploratorium Studio for Public Spaces. There he helps create public spaces that are good for communities and are designed to be skated.
Yafim Landa – Graduated from MIT undergraduate in 2011. He completed his masters of engineering at MIT in 2013. During his time at AEPi he worked as Philanthropy Chairman and organized a very successful bone marrow drive for Gift of Life.
Michael Star – Graduated from MIT undergraduate in 2006. During his time at MIT he served as the Master of AEPi and was involved with Hillel. He attended medical school at the Technion in Haifa, Israel, and is now living in Chicago with his wife, Ariel, and almost-two-year-old son Yosi, where he is working as a Neurology Resident.