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  2020 Managing Board

 

Internal Manager

Co-External  Manager

Co-External  Manager

Co-Programming Manager

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.

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. 

Jasmin Zelaya

BS. Mechanical Engineering '22

 

Jasmin is currently a sophomore 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.

Caitlin Tsang

BS. Biomedical Engineering '21

Caitlin is passionate about supporting other girls in pursuing their dreams. She hopes to bridge technology and storytelling through film and animation.

Co-Programming Manager

Lead Teaching Instructor

Python

Lead Teaching Instructor

Java

Stephanie Greenberg

Cassandra Link

Amelia Chesebro

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.

 

BS. Computer Engineering '20

Cassandra picked the STEM field because she has a passion for new technology and creating. She believes that more girls should be encouraged to explore their interest in coding. She also loves creating visual art, listening to music and dancing.

BS. Computer Science '22

Amelia began coding in high school, loves animals and is passionate about the environment. She is hoping to encourage girls to pursue STEM and follow their dreams no matter what anybody tells them.

 

Teaching Instructors

 

Sophia Azaraev

BS. Computer Science '22

Sophia is from New York City and enjoys travelling, listening to music, and going to concerts. She's excited to work at Girls Who Code because similar programs helped inspire a change in her career path and empowered her. 

 

Danielle Anzelone

BS. Computer Science '21

Danielle became interested in UI development in her freshman year of high school when she took a class on webpage design.  She wants to give other high school students 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.

 

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.

Jennifer Seibert

BS. Computer Science '23

Jennifer 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 field. She also enjoys playing board games, practicing yoga, and spending time outdoors. 

 

Eleni Demas

BS. Biomedical Engineering '21

Eleni loves being a part of a community that encourages young women to reach for the stars! She enjoys learning about new technology and how it can impact the future. She is passionate about helping others and learning from all her experiences.

 

Catherine Swail

BS. Mechanical Engineering '21

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.

 

Asim Kapparova

BS. Mechanical Engineering '22

Asim’s passion for computer science began in high school after learning Python, Java, and C. Now studying Mechanical Engineering, she is excited for the opportunity to encourage girls to explore STEM and see where it might take them. She also enjoys fashion, reading, and music.

Sherine Sawwan

BS. Computer Science '23

Sherine is currently a freshman 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.

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. 

Mavi Ruiz Blondet

MS. Biomedical Engineering '14

Ph.D. Cognitive and Brain Sciences '20

Mavi has always been interested in brain-computer interfaces. In order to learn how to analyze the electrical signals from the brain, she got a degree in Electrical Engineering, where she discovered her love for programming. Now that she is pursuing her doctorate in Cognitive and Brain Sciences, brain signal analysis is her strongest skill and her passion.

Bynn Lee

BS. Computer Science '21

Bynn is from Korea and moved to New York City when he was 10. He is excited to be able to give back to his community by exposing more girls to coding at a younger age. He hopes to see a more balanced work environment in the future. 

Zenzele Franklin

BS. Computer Science '21

Zenzele participated in Girls Who Code’s Summer Immersion Program as a rising senior in high school. The program introduced her to several programming skills, as well as numerous fields within the tech industry. The exposure inspired her interest in User Experience and influenced her to go on to study computer science. She has decided to be an instructor for the Binghamton GWC club as a means of giving other girls the experience that she was provided.

Alison Lee

BS. Computer Science '22

Alison started her coding journey in middle school when it was not available in schools, and even less so to girls. She hopes to inspire more girls to join the computer science field.

 

Professional Staff

Meghan Christ

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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