ACM-W NA Profile: Dr. Casey Fiesler

Dr. Casey Fiesler, assistant professor and founding faculty member in the Department of Information Science and Computer Science (by courtesy) at the University of Colorado Boulder talks about how she uses her TikTok to mentor PhD candidates, how we can use social media to find community, and using education to build up a more ethical technological future.

ACM-W NA Profiles: Akila Prayaga

Akila Prayaga is an Account Manager at Microsoft, working in Customer Success in the Microsoft PromoteIQ team. She graduated Cornell in May 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics and management. She worked as a technology consultant at Ernst & Young primarily working on Digital & Data Analytics consulting.
Outside of work, she’s on the NYC Leadership team for Out in Tech, a nonprofit that organizes events and programming for LGBTQ+ technology professionals, and is involved with Out for Undergrad and Open Finance. She started a website,, to post professional opportunities for diverse students who are interested in careers in finance.

ACM-W NA Profiles: Laura Jiang

Lauren Jiang is a student at Oregon State university. How did you come to computing? What was the “spark” that got you interested? Honestly, I chose computer science as a major on a whim when it came time to finally decide on my major prior to first-time class registration. I was really nervous and honestly, […]

ACM-W NA Profiles: Mary Baker

Working in 3D print is the first time I’ve been able to apply programming, design, mathematics, and artistic license all at once.