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Founders

Founders

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Spring 2024 E-Board

President

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Emily Greene

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BS Computer Science

Emily first became interested in computer science when she took a coding class in high school. After taking computer science classes in college, her interest and passion have only grown! Emily is excited to help girls to pursue their interests in STEM and to encourage more female representation in computer science. In her free time, she likes to read, listen to music, and spend time with friends.

Vice President of Programming

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Taylor Bruck

she/her

BS Computer Science and Math

My name is Taylor Bruck and I am 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.

Marketing Manager

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Sharika Ahsan

she/her

BS Computer Science

Sharika has always enjoyed math and science and grew an interest in coding during her freshman year at Binghamton University. She hopes to help young women pursue their passions in computer science and is eager to encourage women to join the STEM field. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies and listening to music.

External Manager

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Shreya Shetty

she/her

BS Computer Science

 My name is Shreya Shetty and I am currently studying computer science at Binghamton. I learned I was interested in computer sciences when I was in high school and I am hoping to help more girls discover their passion for it. Outside of school, I love hanging out with my friends, going to the gym and playing video games.

Secretary

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Katherine Perrone

she/her

BS Computer Science

 

Katherine has always been interested in technology, but when she was introduced to coding in a high school course, she was certain she wanted to major in Computer Science when she went to college! She hopes she can inspire girls to pursue their own interests in the field and show them they can accomplish anything they set their minds on. In her free time, she likes to crochet, play video games, and listen to music.

Vice President of Outreach

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Tamanna Arora

she/her

BS Computer Science and Physics

Hi! My name is Tamanna Arora, I also go by the nickname Tam. I am a sophomore student, computer science and prospective physics double major student. Fun fact about me is that I am pursuing a passion project to build a motorcycle. 

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Manjot Kaur

she/her

BS Computer Science

 Manjot first became interested in computer science after joining a coding program much like Girls Who Code! Since then, she was inspired to major in computer science and help more girls discover a passion for coding. Manjot hopes to become a machine learning engineer but outside of school she likes to weightlift, read, and draw. 

Vice President of Programming Shadow

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Alicia Unterreiner

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BS Computer Science

Alicia has always been interested in STEM but found a passion for coding in their freshman year of college. They look forward to helping girls feel more confident in their technical abilities and in pursuing their passions in STEM. In their free time, they like to embroider, bake, and listen to music.

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Sydney Palmer

she/her

BS Computer Science

Hi my name is Sydney and I’m a sophomore majoring in computer science! I’ve always been interested in STEM but my interest in tech began in highschool when I built a computer for my personal project. I strive to be a jack of all trades and learn as much as I can. In my spare time I like to play video games, go to the gym and hangout with friends.

Marketing Shadow

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Fatime Useini

she/her

BS Computer Science

My name is Fatime and I am studying computer science at Binghamton. I was first introduced to coding in middle school and now hope to help young girls explore their interest in STEM and learn about programming. In my free time I enjoy reading and spending time with friends. 

Lead Teaching Instructor for Robotics

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Laura Cunningham

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BS Electrical Engineering​

 

Laura discovered her love for coding in high school where she designed games in her intro coding classes. She hopes to incorporate coding into her electrical engineering career and cannot wait to show GWC girls how fun and satisfying coding can be. In addition to coding, she also loves to run, crochet, and go thrifting!

Lead Teaching Instructor for Advanced Web Development

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Anusha Raihan

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BS Computer Science

Anusha took her first coding class in her junior year of high school, but really found her passion for it during college. She hopes to encourage young women to get involved in the tech field. In her free time, she likes to play piano, spend time with friends, and listen to music.

Lead Teaching Instructor
for Python

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Calia Kugler

BS Computer Science and Math

Calia developed an interest in programming in her freshman year of highschool. Ever since then her abilities and passion for it grew.  Having experienced the gender gap first hand, she would love to spark a passion for programming in other females and show them that females can also be great programmers. In her spare time she also enjoys ballroom dancing, swimming, kayaking, biking, traveling, skiing, sledding and reading.

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Teaching Intructors

Teaching Instructors

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Manika Baddam

she/her

BS Computer Science

 

Manika first became interested in coding when she took a computer game design class with her friends in her sophomore year of high school. From then on, she found a love for computer science and continued taking coding classes throughout highschool. She hopes to share her love for coding with other girls and open them to the many opportunities the field offers. In her free time, Manika enjoys reading, playing the piano, hanging out with friends, and video games.

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Kathleen Ri

she/her

BS Computer Science

I'm Kathleen, and I am studying computer science at Binghamton. I was first introduced to programming through GWC Summer Immersion Program '21, and so I am super excited to now teach and introduce other young girls about programming. Along with coding, I also love listening to music on spotify, binge-watching shows, and eating good food with friends.

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Lucy Murphy

she/her

BS Computer Science

In high school, I developed a love for programming and it changed the way I process problems. Many people have the impression that it is cold and boring, but programming is far from dull—it can be creative and wonderfully fun. It is not often you get to learn a subject from scratch, separate from other things you know, but that kind of experience is very exciting. I want to see other people discover the delightfulness of programming and hope to help make it apparent.

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Leah Draluck

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BS Electrical Engineering

Leah has had a passion for science for as long as she can remember, but discovered her love for coding once she got to Binghamton. She is excited to help other girls who are excited about STEM to fuel their passions. She wants to inspire them to learn as much as they can and create things that excite them. In her free time, she likes to sing, play guitar and piano, and film and edit videos.

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Ally Thavee

she/her

BS Computer Science

 

Ally is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science at Binghamton. She developed a passion for coding during high school and is excited to teach other girls and hopefully inspire a similar interest in technology. In her free time, she enjoys baking, drawing, and listening to music.

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Nolan Smithers

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BS Computer Science

I'm Nolan and I study computer science at Binghamton University. My passion for coding comes from my interest in computers and my love of being creative. I want to share this profession with young girls in hopes that they realize their potential for success in the STEM field. Besides coding, I enjoy playing both board and video games, listening to music, and watching basketball.

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Roisin Smith

she/her

BS Computer Science

 

Roisin is a sophomore studying computer science. She has always been interested in STEM subjects, but first gained a passion for computer science after taking a class in high school. She is excited to join GWC in empowering young women on their journey in computer science. In her free time, Roisin loves to play basketball, complete puzzles, and hang out with friends. 

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Lela Donaldson

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BS Computer Science

 

Lela is a sophomore studying Computer Science at Binghamton University. She has been interested in technology since she was young, but gained a passion for coding after being introduced to Javascript during her freshman year of high school. She hopes to help young girls delve into the world of coding and hopefully inspire them to pursue a career in the STEM field. In her free time, you can find her playing games, listening to music, or watching shows.

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Gizem Yavuz

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BS Computer Science

 

I'm Gizem and I am studying Computer Science at Binghamton. My coding journey began at university, and my passion for this field has grown rapidly ever since. It took me a while to discover my enthusiasm for this area, but now with Girls Who Code, I am eager to help young girls find their passion for coding at an early age. At GWC, I aim to strengthen the place of young girls in the world of technology and improve my own knowledge and skills throughout this process. In my free time, I enjoy drawing and spending time with friends.

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Chantal Jenkins

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BS Computer Science

 

Chantal discovered they had a deep passion for coding during high school, and the support they received from teachers and friends allowed them to gain the confidence to major in Computer Science when college came around. They hope to return the favor, supporting young women and fostering their love for coding and technology at an early age. They have an interest in web development and responsive design. In their free time, they enjoy drawing, writing, theatre (especially running tech!), and reading about the New York City subway system.

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Michelle Lam

she/her

BS Computer Science and Math

 

Michelle first became interested in coding after taking a coding class in high school. Since then, she pursued a Computer Science and Math major. She hopes she can help young girls to pursue their goals and passions in the STEM field. In her free time, Michelle likes to read, hang out with friends, and listen to music. 

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Ankita Ghosh

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BS Biomedical Engineering

 

Hi! My name is Ankita and I am a sophomore majoring in biomedical engineering. I learned to code in my first semester of college and loved it so much that I decided to take additional classes to learn more. As a part of Girls Who Code, I would like to give confidence to girls that I wish I had going into STEM. In my free time, I love to draw, play video games, and hangout with friends :-)

Community Outreach Committee

Community Outreach Committee

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Serena Patel

she/her

BS Biomedical Engineering

My name is Serena Patel and I am a junior in biomedical engineering. Although I’m not a computer science major I love learning how to code because it applies to almost any field! I also love helping younger girls build confidence in the STEM field. Outside of academics I like crocheting and painting.

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Gianna Orofino

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BS Computer Science

I actually learned to code through a Girls Who Code program in high school and since then GWC has meant a lot to me. I knew I wanted to give back to the organization once I got to college and I’m happy to help plan events for the local community!

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Arianna Carchi

she/her

BS Computer Science

Hi my name is Arianna and I am currently a sophomore majoring in Computer Science and considering double majoring in Finance. I've always known I wanted to do something in the STEM field, but after taking a CS class my senior year of high school is when I found my passion. In my free time I love to rewatch old movies and tv shows!

Professional Staff

Professional Staff

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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.

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Koen Gieskes

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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.

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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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