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.

Fall 2022 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 application security research.

Co-VP of Programming

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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.

Co-VP of Programming

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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.

External Manager

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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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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.

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 M.S. Beginner Python

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Taylor Bruck

BS Computer Science '24

My name is Taylor Bruck and I am a junior 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.

Lead Teaching Instructor

for H.S. Beginner Python

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Jessica Swift

BS Computer Science and Math '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 Beginner C++ 

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Anita Feng

MS Computer Science '23

My name is Anita Feng and I'm a transfer student at Binghamton university. I am interested in teaching computer science in the future and am passionate about helping girls in this field. I look forward to improving my soft skills, critical thinking skills, and ability to handle pressure well. In my free time, I often watch cat videos.

Community Outreach Committee

VP of Outreach

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Isabella Frederickson

BS Biomedical Engineering '24

I first got introduced to coding in my freshman year engineering class and absolutely fell in love with it. Sitting there, I wished that I had gotten the ability to do some coding in high school. I remember how scary it was for me to get started so I’m super passionate about getting more women involved in coding and STEM, especially at such a young age. I love piano, yoga, painting, and crocheting!

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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.

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Kathryn Kalandia

BS Biomedical Engineering ‘23

I'm a senior 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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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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Ami Chauhan

MS Computer Science '24

I am a Graduate Student studying Computer Science, I took a coding class in High School and never knew that I would do so well in it, which motivated me further to get my degree and finally come to the US to achieve my dreams. I want to help other girls around the world follow their passion and know that they can succeed in STEM.

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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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Alicia Unterriener

BS Computer Science '25

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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Ashley Cheung

BS Industrial & Systems Engineering '24

Ashley became interested in coding during her sophomore year at Binghamton through exposure from friends. She worked with Python this summer during an internship at GlobalFoundries, a semiconductor manufacturing company. This sparked her interest code, and a desire to inspire young women to pursue STEM, especially to pursue coding even if they do not have a computer science background. In her free time, she can be found rock climbing, doing all sorts of crafts, and hanging out with friends.

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Katherine Perrone

BS Computer Engineering '25​

 

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.

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Shreya Shetty

BS Computer Science '25

 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.

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Sharika Ahsan

BS Computer Science '24​

 

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.

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Wendy Carter

PhD Industrial & Systems Engineering

 

Wendy has completed her BS in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Processing and Automation and a MS in Systems Science and Industrial Engineering. She currently is pursuing her PhD in SSIE with a focus on Mechanical and Electronics Reliability Optimization.

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Manjot Kaur

BS Computer Science '25​

 

 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. 

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Maya McDonald

MS Biomedical Engineering '23

Maya has been interested in coding since high school but got her first experience as a freshman at Binghamton and has loved it ever since! She is excited to help give girls the opportunity to learn coding, and hopes to encourage them to pursue their interests in STEM. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, listening to music, and cooking. 

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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!

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Leah Draluck

BS Electrical Engineering '24

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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Sara Wu

BS Computer Science '24

Sara gained an interest in computer science through participating in the GWC 2019 Summer Immersion Program.She hopes to inspire and empower young girls to explore the field of STEM. In her free time, she likes to bake, cook and draw.  

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Katherine O'Keefe

PhD Mechanical Engineering '27​

 

My name is Katie O'Keeffe and I am a first year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering.  I got my Bachelor's degree here at Binghamton in Biomedical Engineering.  My interest in coding increased after designing a Whack-A-Mole Arduino game, and I am super passionate about encouraging women in engineering and science fields!  In my free time I love to play the acoustic guitar, go running and listen to music.  

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Nikita Mandlik

MS Computer Science '23

 

Nikita Mandlik is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Computer Science at Tomas J Watson college of engineering at Binghamton University. She belongs to the central part of India where she has completed a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering at Cummins College of engineering where she developed an interest in coding in different programming languages. She is currently working on full stack development and Cloud computing. Other than this she is also interested in music, particularly singing, and playing the guitar.

 

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

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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