I began studying at OSU in 2016, and I am a computer science and engineering graduate student with a focus in cybersecurity and formal methods.
My academic interests are in cs theory, math, and algorithms. I am in the process of completing a five year combined BS/MS degree in computer science and hope to work in cyber security or theoretical computer science after graduating. I am currently completing a master’s thesis in the area of formal verification. I am also very interested in engineering education, and completed my undergraduate thesis in the Engineering Education Department (EED) involving student perceptions of iPad technologies in the first-year engineering program. I am also the recipient of a Graduate Research Appointment through the EED to fund my master’s degree and work on a project involving integrating an entrepreneurial mindset into engineering capstone design courses.
My passions outside of academics involve women’s issues, and I devote as much of my free time as I can to volunteering with organizations devoted to women and girls. I am most passionate about fighting human trafficking in Columbus and creating a culture of compassion towards survivors. Throughout my time at Ohio State, I have been working with 26 other students to start an anti-human trafficking organization called Enlighten, and was the Co-President of this organization before passing it off to new members this year. My passion for the rights of women, children, and immigrants inspire and motivate me in this project.
Also in the area of women’s issues, I am very interested in encouraging girls and women to participate in computer science and STEM. I have been involved with the national women in computing nonprofit NCWIT since high school, and my ongoing participation in that community has continued to inspire me in the field. Since coming to Ohio State, I have joined two amazing organizations involving women in STEM, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the Association for Computing Machinery- Women’s Chapter (ACM-W). I am involved with the outreach programs in both of these organizations, and my volunteer experiences with teaching young girls about engineering and computer science have been some of my most rewarding experiences at Ohio State.