Who we are

Seven Mile Coding is made up of student volunteers who study computer science and computer engineering at the University of Michigan. Our mentors bring their experience and knowledge directly to the students in the Detroit community. Seven Mile Coding is a part of Seven Mile, a nonprofit organization that works to provide accessible education to youth in Detroit.


Maverick Cook - 7MC Chair

Class: Senior in Computer Science BSE

Interests: Animation, movies, digital art, guitar, technology, photography

Ask me about: Batman, making popsicle stick sculptures, movies

Ritam Mehta - Curriculum Director

Class: Senior in Computer Science BS

Interests: Comedy, News & Politics, Hip Hop, Space Jam, Reading

Ask me about: Being Funny, faking it till you make it, coding fun projects, NYC

Tara Safavi - Teaching Director

Class: First year PhD in Computer Science

Interests: Discovering new music, outdoor activities like hiking and camping, politics/world news

Ask me about:


Jule Schatz (Pronounced like you-la shots) - Teacher

Class: Senior in Computer Science BSE

Interests: drawing, playing volleyball, running, teaching

Ask me about: people always mispronouncing my name, being super tall, and programming a sudoku solver

Shreedhar Deshpande - Teacher

Class: Junior in Computer Science BSE

Interests: Huge sports fan, drummer, hip hop fan, food lover

Ask me about: Isaiah Thomas, Kanye West, coding without any experience, Boston

Jonathan Hamermesh - Teacher

Class: Junior in Computer Engineering BSE


Ask me about: Playing a string instrument, listening to classical music and Broadway shows, or the keyboard that I built (and use) and other ways to interact between the physical world and computers.

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