Founders

 

Fiona Liang

BS Industrial & Systems Engineering '19

MS Industrial & Systems Engineering '20

Fiona is a GWC 2014 Summer Immersion Program Alumni. Initially she wanted to become a lawyer but after participating in the program, she fell in love with engineering. She hopes that bringing this opportunity to young girls and exposing them to coding will spark their interest in STEM just like it did with her.

Caitlin Hall

BS Industrial & Systems Engineering '19

MS Industrial & Systems Engineering '20

Caitlin  believes that all young women who are passionate about STEM should have a group of supportive women and a healthy environment to explore their interests. After her first engineering class at BU, she realized it was essential to provide this support for girls at a younger age. She hopes that GWC Club can give that to girls across the region. 

Kasey Hill

BS Industrial Engineering '18

MBA '19

Kasey is passionate about inspiring those around her to achieve greatness through continuous learning and growth.  She was inspired by a group of women in her Engineering Sorority to dream big.  Now, she hopes to continue that legacy by encouraging the future of young women to pursue STEM opportunities and discover their full potential.

Spring 2021 E-Board

 

President

Abigail McHugh

BS Computer Science '21

Abby has a passion for recruiting girls to pursue careers in STEM. Originally a Biomedical Engineering major, she switched to Computer Science after teaching herself Python. She was inspired to join the program after her experiences in her computer science classes at Binghamton. She is a Division-I athlete and member of the Society of Women Engineers.

Co-VP Programming

Stephanie Greenberg

BS Computer Science '21

Stephanie first developed a passion for coding in middle school, when she started her own blog, and has been pursuing computer science ever since. She hopes to encourage girls to overcome the intimidation of joining a male-dominated field. She also hosts two weekly radio shows and loves discovering new music.

 

Co-VP Programming

Amelia Chesebro

BS Computer Science '22

Amelia began coding in high school and discovered a passion for solving interesting problems. She is hoping to encourage girls to pursue STEM and help them find like-minded individuals that inspire them.

 

VP External

Jasmin Zelaya

BS Mechanical Engineering '22

 

Jasmin is currently a junior studying Mechanical Engineering at Binghamton University. She first took an interest to coding in high school, learning Java. In her spare time she likes to make sketches.

Marketing Manager

Michelle Pao

BS Biomedical Engineering '21

Minor in Graphic Design 

 

Michelle believes that it is possible for anyone to learn coding and hopes to become a UI/UX designer. She loves using the Adobe Creative Suite to tell stories and bring her ideas to life. 

Secretary

Michelle Chen

BS Computer Engineering '21

Michelle is interested in virtual and augmented reality. She wants to see more girls take interest in the STEM field.

External Shadow

Jessica Derderian

BS Computer Science '23

Jessica is from New Jersey. In her free time she loves to run, watch movies, and read books. She is also a major foodie and loves to try new restaurants. 

Marketing Manager Shadow

Gabriela Banaag

BS Computer Science '24

Gabriela is a freshman majoring in computer science and hopes to pursue UX/UI design full time. She first became interested in coding after learning about web development in middle school. In her free time, she enjoys working on graphic design projects, taking photos, and hanging out with her friends.

Lead Teaching Instructor

for H.S. Beginner Python

Jessica Swift

BS Computer Science and Mathematics '22

Jessica developed an interest in coding during her freshman year at Binghamton University. She believes a good STEM education is essential to creating a better future and hopes to inspire girls to be confident in their skills. She also enjoys playing the saxophone, staying physically active, and reading.

Lead Teaching Instructor

for H.S. Advanced Python

Jennifer Seibert

BS Computer Science '23

Jenn has always had a passion for math and science but learned she loved to code when she joined her high school's robotics team. She hopes to inspire and encourage girls to pursue their own passions in the STEM fields. She is also in a sorority for women in STEM and hopes to go into machine learning research.

Lead Teaching Instructor

for Middle School Python

Sophia Azaraev

BS Computer Science '22

Sophia enjoys traveling, teaching, listening to music, and watching good movies with her friends. She's excited to work at Girls Who Code because similar programs helped inspire a change in her career path and empowered her.

 

Community Outreach Committee

Danielle Anzelone

BS Computer Science '21

Danielle is from Long Island and started coding in high school. She wants to give other young girls the opportunity to learn to program in hopes of increasing female involvement in a male-dominated field, as well as making coding a more popular skill.

 

Sherine Sawwan

BS Computer Science '23

Sherine is currently a sophomore and is a GWC 2018 Summer Immersion Program Alumni. She strives to make other young women feel the passion and empowerment she felt learning code for the first time. She would like to inspire others to feel confident and courageous, because computer science is awesome.

Taylor Bruck

BS Computer Science '24

My name is Taylor Bruck and I am a freshman studying computer science at Binghamton! I love to play soccer and spend time outside whenever I get the chance. My dream in life is to one day work with NASA, as space and space travel has always fascinated me.

Teaching Instructors

 

Catherine Swail

BS Mechanical Engineering '21

Minor in Economics

Catherine has always been interested in the STEM field because she loves designing and creating. She hopes to encourage more girls to explore their interests and realize how much potential they have.

 

Eleni Demas

BS Biomedical Engineering and Education '21

I’m so lucky to be apart of such an amazing program where I get to work with bright young women inspiring the future of women in stem! Outside of the classroom, I love to bake! I have such a sweet tooth! I also love to be outside and stay active.

Julia Williamsen

BS Mechanical Engineering '21

Julia gained an interest in coding in high school and went on to learn more about it at Binghamton University. Her mechanical engineering classes taught her about how important of a skill it is to have in a STEM career, and she hope to help young girls get a head start in it through being a Girls Who Code teaching instructor. She loves hiking, reading, and cooking.

 

Kaitlin Wan

BS Computer Science '23

Kaitlin has been interested in computer science since elementary school when she started playing video games. She is excited to be pursuing her interest through clubs and internships in the tech field. She hopes that girls of all ages feel welcome and are encouraged to pursue STEM! In her free time, she enjoys biking, playing video games, and cooking,

Anjali Kapur

BS Computer Science '22

Anjali is currently a junior studying Computer Science. She took interest in coding after talking to her high school Physics teacher who encouraged her to pursue Engineering/Computer Science. Since this conversation changed her entire career path, she wants to help other girls discover their interests and pursue STEM fields as well. Outside of programming, Anjali likes to dance and run. 

Katie Welcher

BS Computer Science '23

Katie is from Syracuse New York, loves music, playing volleyball, and being outdoors. Her interest in math and science led her to coding, and she is excited to encourage more girls to feel confident in pursuing their passions and exploring the possibilities the STEM field has to offer.

Simrohn Iftekhar 

BS Computer Science '21

Simrohn entered Binghamton University with no prior coding experience. However, she picked up computer science quickly, even earning first place with her English to ASL translator program at HackBU's 2020 hack-a-thon. She loves finding innovative ways to use her newfound programming prowess for real-life applications. Simrohn hopes to help foster that same creative energy in young girls with Girls Who Code. 

Marwa Chowdhury

MS Electrical Engineering '22

My name is Marwa Chowdhury. I'm a Watson Graduate Student and I'm getting a masters degree in EE in 22'. I want to share the joy of making beautiful, concise code and getting your program to finally run. I hope to show girls that anyone can code, and that girls in particular, can be exceptionally good at it. In my free time I like to do yoga, watch reality TV, and hug my mom. 

Kiersten Pierce

BS Computer Science '23

Kiersten always knew she wanted to go into the STEM field but was unsure of which path to take. She hopes to provide young women with the direction and encouragement to pursue STEM careers and find passion in a field as rewarding as Computer Science. In her free time, she enjoys painting and listening to music.

 

Professional Staff

Meghan Crist

Meghan Christ '10 is a member of the Watson Advising Team and previous Electrical Engineer at BAE Systems in Endicott, NY. Meghan is  passionate about STEM and eager to share her industry insight with students.

Koen Gieskes

Professor Koen Gieskes '09 is the engineering lab coordinator for the EDD 111/112 courses.  Mr. Gieskes received both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Binghamton University. He is excited to join the GWC team as a member of the professional staff.

Hiroki Sayama

Professor Hiroki Sayama is a professor and researcher specializing in systems science and engineering , network science, simulation, etc.  

A special thank you to Maureen Van Deusen, Liz Kradjian, Rachel Flores, and various administration on Binghamton campus for their guidance and support. This chapter would not be possible without you.

 

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