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Brothers

Executive Board

Master Ben Niewood (aepi-master AT mit.edu)
Lt. Master Ariel Schvartzman (aepi-lt AT mit.edu)
Scribe Evan Crane (aepi-scribe AT mit.edu)
Exchequer Noam Buckman (aepi-exchequer AT mit.edu)
Sentinel Alex Grinman (aepi-sentinel AT mit.edu)
Member at Large Micha Ben-Naim (aepi-mal AT mit.edu)
Pledgemaster Jesse Kirkpatrick (aepi-pledgemaster AT mit.edu)
Judicial Board Chair Ziv Scully (aepi-jboardchair AT mit.edu)

Current Brothers

 

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Aaron
 As the tallest brother in the house, Aaron Rose has led AEPi’s basketball team to many victories. Off the court, Aaron studies Course 6 and serves as house manager of our beautiful brownstone. Aaron is also a talented web developer, currently sitting on the AEPi web committee. When not studying, working, or shooting hoops, Aaron likes to take long romantic walks on the beach at sunset near his home in Boca Raton, Florida.
 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.
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Adam
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Ariel
 Ariel, a Senior studying Math with Computer Science, hails from the far-off land of Asuncion, Paraguay. In his free time he enjoys watching movies, going for runs, playing video games, and baking banana bread (you don’t want to miss it!). He is proud to become the patriarch of AEPi’s largest and most powerful big brother tree and carry on the legacy of his illustrious predecessor. He has held an abundance of house positions like Brother at Large and Historian, while he is currently the Lieutenant Master.
 Hailing from Newton, MA, Ben Niewood is the current Master of our brotherhood.  Co-Founder of the Kosher Food Club, Mechanical Engineer, and Aliza’s boyfriend are some additional titles that Ben has acquired over the years.  He enjoys spending time with Aliza, attending MIT Hillel events, and relishing his power as our President.  He will graduate in the spring of 2015.
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Ben
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David
  A native of Frankfurt, Germany, David Wyrobnik (’15) is the whole package. Combining fencing prowess, computer programming wizardry and the dance moves of some ridiculously good dancer, David is a force to be reckoned with on MIT’s campus. Not only did he snag an internship at Google Tel Aviv, but he did it after his sophomore year. This year, he added Apple to his Talmud of a resume (it’s long, that is), and has already been accepted for graduate study at MIT. Needless to say, we expect great things out of David!
Born and raised in New York, Elisha is a senior majoring in Chemical-Biological Engineering. In his position as social chair, Elisha has organized some of our best parties and retreats. In addition to being ambitious and accomplishing what he sets out to do, such as an internship at Genentech or 2 simultaneous urops (undergraduate research), Elisha is always looking out for his friends and can be relied on to do what is best for them. After graduation he will be going into consulting, a field which I am certain he will excel in!
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Elisha
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Jason
 Jason, 17′
 Hailing from Miami beach, Jesse, with his beach blond hair and athletic build, is a Tau Beta Pi scholar and accomplished bioengineer. When he has a free weekend, Jesse loves hiking in the New Hampshire mountains and training for the upcoming marathon. At the house he doubles as Pledgemaster and Philanthropy Chair, imbuing our freshman with a sense of moral obligation and leading the charge to raise money for charity – recently over $30,000!
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Jesse
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Lane
 Lane, 17′
  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!
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Micha
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Noam
  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.
 Steven Fine, (aka Stevie, half of Bevie, Lord of M3FL and Master of the Pies), hails from the great Garden City, Newton, MA. When not tearing up the snowy slopes of his motherland (Canada, it’s where his mom’s from), or nominating his roommates for awards, he can be found pondering the connection between his major, physics, and his concentration, philosophy or making inspirational videos for ESG about the Lorentz Transformation. He also enjoys taking classes in computer science and is currently working on algorithms for swarm robots as part of his UROP in the Media Lab. An active member of Hillel, he took third place in the 2014 MIT Hillel Humus Competition with ‘Honey Nut Hum-os,’ a delicious almond and honey take on the classic Israeli dish. He has been AEPi’s religious chair and house supervisor and is currently the guardian of Excalibro, the witty herebringer of Punnishment.
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Stevie
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Ziv
 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.
Jon is from New Rochelle, New York which is roughly 15 miles from the greatest eponymous city in the universe. He double majors in physics and math, and minors in the humanities (economics). In addition to playing guitar, doing coding projects, and stunning the ladies with his remarkably good looks and refined sense of humor (i.e., lots of puns), Jon holds numerous positions at AEPi including Chief of Staff, and is a member of Rush Board, as well as the House and Food Committees.
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Jon
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Isaac
 Isaac, 16′
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.
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Max
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Azaria
Azaria 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, Azaria 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 Azaria enough, and are proud to call him our brother and friend.
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.

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Matt
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Jordan
 Jordan is originally from the Chicago suburb of Northbrook, Illinois. While still in high school, Jordan was a well known professional magician in the Chicago area and published and sold numerous original tricks to magicians worldwide. His passion for physics and math began in High School where his original research on quantum cryptography resulted in his being a finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search. Jordan double majors in physics and math at MIT where he has continued his devotion to research. Recent research includes a publication on quantum computation with Professor Peter Shor, and ongoing research with Professor and Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek. Upon graduating MIT, Jordan plans to pursue a PhD in theoretical physics.
Hailing from sunny California, Jeff Sperling is a senior in AEPi and is studying physics at MIT. While he may not be in the running for tallest brother anymore, he’s still strong a contender for sexiest brother. When he’s not out making the ladies swoon, he’s busy demonstrating his pro skills on the courts as a member of MIT’s Varsity Tennis Team. His other skills include being ridiculously charismatic and being confused with other brothers in the house.
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Jeff

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