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.

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.

Fall 2021 E-Board

 

President

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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.

VP of Programming

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Programming Shadow

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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.

Lead Teaching Instructor
for Java

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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.

Secretary

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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,

Lead Teaching Instructor

for Middle School Python

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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

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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. 

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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.

Teaching Instructors

 
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Pauline Macapinlac

BS Biomedical Engineering '23

Pauline has always been drawn to math and science but learned to love coding during her freshman year at Binghamton University. She hopes to help young girls discover their love for STEM and help them feel confident in their own skills when pursuing their passions in the technical field. In her free time, she likes to read, paint, and discover new music.

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Calia Kugler

BS Computer Science and Math '24

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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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.

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Kiana Williams

BS Computer Science '22

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Sophie Saremsky

BS Computer Science and Math '22

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Jenny Chen

BS Computer Science '24

I was once a digital arts major and my interest in math led me to the stem field. Through coding I have improved my communication/ teamwork skills and the sense of accomplishment when you finish your code is memorable. In my spare time I enjoy baking, and listening to music.

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Devika Kannambadi

BS Biomedical Engineering '22

Devika is a senior studying Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Binghamton University. She enjoys reading,
dance, and horror movies. Her first exposure to coding was in her BME classes in MATLAB. With the
Teaching Instructor position, she hopes to give young girls a head start in their journey learning code
and help foster a love for STEM.

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Kathryn Kalandia

BS Biomedical Engineering ‘23

I'm a junior biomedical engineering major from Queens, NY and I have always been adamant about influencing young women to go into the STEM field. I first became interested in STEM during
my first coding class in middle school where I developed a minecraft website. I hope to impact young women to be just as excited about learning new skills in computer programming as I was. Outside of coding and engineering, I love snowboarding, hiking, and cliff diving!

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Emily Greene

BS Computer Science and Math '24

Emily first became interested in computer science when she took a class in it during 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, work out, listen to music, and spend time with friends.

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Laura Cunningham

BS Electrical Engineering '24​

 

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!

 

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.

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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