Vinny Chakradhar is the newest addition to our star-studded intern line-up at Quizlet. Vinny is a programmer and math whiz, exploring Quizlet's data and analytics so that we can make Quizlet an even more powerful educational tool. Not to mention, he's currently undefeated on the Quizlet ping pong table this summer. Vinny hails from Manalapan, NJ, where he attended High Technology High School, before starting at MIT in 2012.

Quizlet: Who was your most memorable teacher and why?

Vinny: My 7th grade English teacher, Linda Truszkowski. She taught me how to translate my thoughts to spoken and written word, and really shaped the way I perceive the world around me. I’m a math and science guy at heart, but she instilled in me a lasting appreciation for the arts and humanities.

Q: What was one thing you wish you could have changed about high school?

V: My graduating class only had around 60 kids. We’re all really close, but being pretty extroverted, I probably would have enjoyed being part of a larger class. Also, our school was too small to support athletics - I had to play sports at a different high school instead.

Q: Why did you decide to work at Quizlet?

V: I get to develop tools and solve problems that impact the educational experiences of tens of millions of students worldwide, while spending every day with some of the coolest and most dedicated people I’ve ever met. Where else can I do that?

Q: What was your most rewarding learning experience?

V: I worked for the US Department of Energy last year, doing theoretical physics research on a nuclear fusion reactor. Scientists in this field across the world have come together, committed to clean energy, and it was awesome to be a part of that.

Q: What's the most useful thing you've ever learned?

V: Nothing is permanent. For better or worse, everything can be changed. To me, that means that all problems can be solved, but also that existing solutions to problems can go wrong. It’s about always working hard towards meaningful goals and celebrating success along the way, but never getting complacent.

Q: Who's taught you the most?

V: My younger sister, Anjali. She’s compassionate, gentle, and a wonderful girl in general. Sometimes, I get caught up in day-to-day hassles, and she’s a constant reminder to step back and enjoy life.


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  2. NecromancedGuts

    Good job. Congrats!

  3. jmalinoski322

    3rd comment. Congrats! :-P

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  5. whatsitya

    5th comment!!!

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  7. weaam1981

    hi job my friend

  8. NinjaKirby

    10th Welcome!

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  10. EnglishRose98

    Welcome, Vinny! So glad you are now apart of the amazing Quizlet team!!

  11. bestwingman

    welcome vinny

  12. lwhitehu

    Congratulations! Sounds like Quizlet did a great job in hiring the right person!

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  14. phoebers

    welcome & congrats!!
    16th :D

  15. brianji22

    hello vinny!! 17th

  16. odunayo_atunrase

    nice one man. It is a great feeling to be respected for your skills. Goodluck with everything man!!

  17. JEDIpower

    Congratulations and welcome to Quizlet, Vinny !! 19th here lol

  18. Preona

    20th!!! Welcome to quizlet!!

  19. AY2013

    21st comment! I am so boss

  20. BicyclingBonnie PLUS

    Those who say the youth of today are lazy and dumbed-down at school should be aware of such bright and willing to work teens such as you Vinny. You are an inspiration.

  21. pacabaca

    You are amazing!

  22. EnglishRose98

    BTW, I was reading through some of the earlier blogs, and I got to one called "TechCrunch Video: Andrew Sutherland on Quizlet's Growth and Future Plans". This was written in November of 2012. In the interview, Andrew talks about a multiplayer game that he is working on...Is this something that you guys are still working on? It sounded like SO MUCH FUN!

  23. vchakradhar

    Thanks everyone!

  24. jinnybean13

    The Quizlet team is growing quickly~
    Congrats to the staffers!


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  28. annamccorkle

    Here is my impromptu Welcome Vinny song!

    Welcome welcome Vinny, quizlet welcomes you! we hope you like it here and study here too!

    *sung to the tune of "99 bottles of beer/milk/whatever on the wall"*

  29. mitz333

    hello vinny

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