I began my time at OSU in 2016, and I am a computer science and engineering student with a focus on cyber security and software engineering. I am originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, but I have come to see Columbus as a second home. I have spent my time at Ohio State so far trying to take advantage of as many opportunities as I can and meet as many people as possible. Ohio State is one of the best places I can imagine to help me meet these goals, and I will continue to experience as much as I can in my time left here.
My academic passions are math and algorithms. I plan to complete the five year master’s program in computer science and hope to work in cyber security or software engineering after graduating. I am also very interested in engineering education, and I am currently working on my thesis with the Engineering Education Department involving student perceptions of iPad technology in the first year engineering program.
I am most passionate about 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.
More recently I have discovered a passion for fighting human trafficking in Columbus. Throughout my time at Ohio State, I have been working with 26 other students to start an anti-human trafficking organization called Enlighten, and I am currently the Co-President of this organization. My passion for the rights of women and children inspire and motivate me in this project. My hope for this organization is to make a difference in the Columbus community by promoting a culture of compassion towards survivors of human trafficking.