ACM-W NA Profiles: Wendy Powley
Wendy Powley is an Associate Professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She worked for 24 years as a Research Associate at Queen’s from 1992-2016 with a focus on autonomic systems and workload management for database systems. She teaches undergraduate courses in Database Management Systems, Web Development, Ethics and Introduction to Programming courses. She […]
ACM-W NA Profiles: Blanche Pinto
Blanche Pinto is a Tools and Automation engineer at Apple on the macOS Bluetooth Quality team. She writes code and scripts for automation testing for Bluetooth and wifi connections within the Mac side of Apple. Blanche completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of South Florida.
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, NewNorms.org, to post professional opportunities for diverse students who are interested in careers in finance.
ACM-W NA Profiles: Bishakha Upadhyaya
Bishakha is a Senior at Knox College, majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Neuroscience. She was the president of ACM-W chapter at Knox College for 2019-2020 school year and is involved in Nepali Women in Computing. After interning at Bank of America as a Global Technology intern in 2020, she looks forward to joining the bank as a full time employee.
ACM-W NA Profiles: Dr. Carol Hullin
Carol Hullin is a Senior Lecturer Digital Health at Swinburne University of Technology. She has given multiple Ted Talks and aspires to by the first indigenous president of Chile by 2030. She is also the Global Strategic Advisor for the Latin American Digital Innovation center.
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, […]