Aether is a mobile application that aims to connect members of universities and corporations to increase innovation from within.
Right now, my responsibilities range widely from grant writing, to software development, product management (business model creation, strategy, competitive analysis), and project management.
Once I week, I teach middle school women programming to encourage interest in Computer Science and other STEM fields!
Founder, Chair ACM-W @ RPI
Last semester, I became the Founding chair of RPI's ACM-W. ACM-W strives to recruit, engage, and rejoice in the accomplishments of female computer scientists within the institute by providing a variety of workshops, networking events, and career advancement opportunities.
This past summer I worked as a Program Manager Intern at Microsoft on the Connected Device Experience Team!
In 3 months I got to design a highly requested user feature, work with User Research on an experimental project, and pitch my own feature idea for future Windows releases!
Microsoft Student Partner
As an MSP I lead the Microsoft Student Community at RPI. I demonstrated the newest technologies, hosted tech events, and connected with like-minded students and faculty.
Grace Hopper Conference
For the past three years I've been lucky enough to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference. In 2013 I was awarded the Anita Borg Scholarship to attend and in 2014 I was awarded a Microsoft Travel Scholarship.
I'll be there this time around so poke me if you wanna meet up!
Events Chair, Upsilon Pi Epsilon
As the Events Chair of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the Computer Science Honor Society, I organized tech talks for the student community and raised campus awareness for the chapter.
My Junior year I was honored with the Founder's Award. The Founders Award of Excellence honors students who embody qualities of creativity, discovery, leadership, and the values of pride and responsibility at Rensselaer. Rensselaer’s Founders Award of Excellence is the highest honor of the Convocation ceremony and about 1% of the student population is honored each year.
Explorer @ Microsoft
Summer 2014 I interned at Microsoft as an "Explorer" Intern where I got to try all out of Microsoft's core technical roles: Program Manager, Software Development Engineer, and Software Development Engineer in Test. My team and I developed a WPF application that helps streamline the process of localizing content for Xbox One and Xbox websites!
My freshman year, IBM partnered with RPI to bring Watson to campus. I was lucky enough to be highlighted in a multitude of press releases.
My sophomore year, I joined a small group of undergraduate students tasked with developing a Watson-like question-answering system using only open source components.
I focused on the natural language processing components and developed the complex question fact-decomposition system, which essentially extracted key information from questions and re-wrote the query in a structured format that could be ingested by our system.
Founder, Free Hug Friday
My sophomore year I founded "Free Hug Friday at RPI" with the goal of increasing RPI's sense of community, and helping relieve students' stress and anxiety caused by demanding courseloads.
Augmented Reality Application
My team and I developed an Augmented Reality Application that included 3-d models, panoramas, and audio for a historic building in downtown Troy. Click here for a demo.
My freshman year I became part of the Leadership House community. Leadership House is a residential theme community that provides first-year students who are interested in leadership with the opportunity to explore leadership topics through fun, hands-on activities and interactive workshops.