GradRat @ MIT

The ring to commemorate your graduate experience at MIT

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Your GradRat Team

The GradRat ring committee consists of graduate students across different MIT departments.

We firmly believe that every MIT graduate student and graduate alum should own a GradRat. There are many reasons to get a GradRat. Find out what ours are below!

Do you have any questions for us or are interested in joining the committee? Get in touch! We are here to help!

Xueying Zhao

Role: GradRat Chair

Hometown: Shanghai, China

Degree Program: Materials Science & Engineering, PhD

Hobbies and Interests: Kickboxing, planning events, painting, pole dancing.

Xueying on why you should get yourself a GradRat:
The ring symbolizes all the hard effort we have spent in school and it has an aesthetic appeal that brings extra beauty to our life.

Geeticka Chauhan

Role: Committee Member

Hometown: New Delhi, India
Degree Program: EECS, PhD
Hobbies and Interests: 
Photography, drawing, cooking, teaching, yoga.

Geeticka on why you should get yourself a GradRat:
Purchasing the GradRat ring will allow you to take part in a long tradition for MIT students and will remind you of being a part of a dynamic community for years after you have graduated.

What she is wearing:
Rose gold in antique finish and small bezel.

Krithika Ramchander

Role: Committee Member

Hometown: Delhi, India
Degree Program: Mechanical Engineering, PhD

Hobbies and Interests: Outdoor activities, music, reading.

Krithika on why you should get a yourself a GradRat: Because GradRat is one of the oldest longstanding traditions and a trademark of MIT! 

 

Tobias Ehrenberger

Role: Committee Member, Webmaster

Hometown: Kematen an der Ybbs, Austria
Degree Program: Biological Engineering, PhD
Hobbies and Interests: Riding, racing, and talking about bikes; all kinds of other outdoorsy sports, including hiking, running, and climbing.

Tobias on why you should get yourself a GradRat:
Not only is a GradRat ring on your finger a great way to show your affiliation with MIT; it is also a great souvenir you can take home from the exciting journey that grad school is.

What he is wearing:
Yellow gold in antique finish and large bezel.

M. Doga Dogan

Role: Committee Member

Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey
Degree Program: EECS, PhD
Hobbies and Interests: Film making, biking, tennis.

Doga on why you should get yourself a GradRat:
It allows MIT graduates to recognize each other -- what a great way to start a conversation and network!