Director | New Haven, CT
As we prepare for our fifth annual hackathon to be held from November 30th to December 2nd, I am coaching sub-teams through the sponsor acquisition phase to raise $250,000. I also work with my
co-directors to leverage team member strengths to effectively coordinate logistics (registration, transportation, venue, food, sponsors, contracting, A/V, scheduling, materials, safety) for this 36-hour hackathon.
Prior to becoming a director of this event, I joined the team as a member. I coordinated with rideshare services to reduce airport to campus transportation costs and improve hacker experience. I also
facilitated the formation of diverse groups and adding diversity-based activities to the 2017 YHack schedule.
Developer | New Haven, CT
Through a class project, I discovered that Yale students often struggle to discover career paths that interest them because of the
university's liberal arts structure. I also knew that the career office publishes a list of graduating students (along with their major, industry, and position) each year.
Despite the resource's potential to be immensely useful for students needing more guidance, no one really knows about these lists. My hypothesis is that
no one is using these lists, first because they are difficult to locate and, second because they aren't easily searchable -- they're merely unlinked excel sheets. In order to make this data more user-friendly, I am building a software that uses a simple SQL backend to store all the data, Python to run the program,
Global Patterns of Gender-Based Participation in Tech Industries
Researcher | New Haven, CT
Last semester, I produced a research paper for a class that explored reasons why women were underrepresented in the technology industry, despite having many features that experts have stated appeal to
women when choosing a career path (flexibility, shorter timelines, etc.). In my research, I compared primate habits to human habits and found that females are socialized to prefer to collaborate with
all types of people while males prefer only to collaborate with males. As such, it may be that if more females enter the technology industry, males will start to exit. While this wasn't the point of
my research for your class, I was intrigued by this theory and began to do some independent research. I am now exploring the possibility of a “gender-fication” of the tech industry by studying human
tendencies and international patterns.