I started at OSU in fall of 2016, and I am majoring in Computer Science and Engineering. I am originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, but I have come to see Columbus as a second home. I am also fortunate enough to be an Eminence Fellow at Ohio State. I have spent the past year trying to take advantage of all the experiences that are part of this amazing opportunity, and to get to know the incredible people in the program.
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 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).
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. I hope this organization will reach nonprofit status so we can start making a difference in Columbus. Currently, I am working on the website for this project, and hope to work on hosting events and working with children who have been trafficked.