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

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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.

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

Geeticka Chauhan

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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

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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! 

What she is wearing:
Yellow gold in natural finish and small bezel.

 

Anny Zheng

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Role: Committee Member, Webmaster

Hometown: Beijing, China
Degree Program: EECS, PhD
Hobbies and Interests: Sailing, photography, painting

Anny 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 she is wearing:
Yellow gold in natural finish and small bezel.

M. Doga Dogan

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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!

What he is wearing:
Rose gold in antique finish and medium bezel.

Amir Karamlou

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Role: Committee Member

Hometown: Granite Bay, California
Degree Program: EECS, PhD
Hobbies and Interests: Volleyball, weight lifting, sailing, hiking

Amir on why you should get yourself a GradRat:
It’s a symbol and a reminder of your journey at MIT that will stay with you long after you graduate from the Institute!

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

 
 

Somayajulu Dhulipala

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Role: Committee Member

Hometown: Hyderabad, India
Degree Program: MechE, MS
Hobbies and Interests: Astrophotography, Improv Comedy, Badminton, Adventure Sports, Art, Video Making, Blogging, Piano and Music Production.

Somayajulu on why you should get yourself a GradRat:
IronMan has it too! The MIT class ring is super famous and an easy way to bond with fellow MIT alum (both fictional and non-fictional)!

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

Zade Koch

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Role: Committee Member

Hometown: Milford, Michigan, USA
Degree Program: City Planning, MS
Hobbies and Interests: Card and Board Games, Chess, Fitness

Zade on why you should get yourself a GradRat:
Class rings visibly unite our school’s past and future alumni. Anyone familiar with MIT can instantly recognize a GradRat and its associated prestige. Whether you’re interviewing for a job or just happen upon a fellow alum in a coffee shop, your ring will initiate a conversation about your fond and not so fond memories at MIT.

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