I stay active on and off campus in a number of organizations related to engineering, and representation of underrepresented minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
During Fall of 2017, I became the Founding Chair of the Women in Engineering Society at the University of Washington. WIE at UW represents both students and faculty who encourage and celebrate women in engineering.
I am currently an Officer with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), UW-Seattle Chapter. I have been on the Officer board from 2015, working as the events team lead. I have also been a part of the Officer team, Graduate Student Association (GSA), Dept. of Electrical Engineering @ UW-Seattle for this period.
I work with Society of Women Engineers (SWE) as the Regional Graduate Representative, Region J for GradSWE. I am also the Regional Student Representative (Regions 1-7) for the Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE-RAS), representing students in North America.
To build a more inclusive and supportive online community for everyone, I volunteered a campus ambassador for HackHarassment from 2016-17.
During my time at UW, I mentor a number of undergraduate and high school students that come through the lab. I believe it is important to help students navigate their career paths and make the idea of research a little less daunting for those trying to take their first step. Along those lines, I have also spent a lot of time discussing electrical engineering with students and the general public at STEM outreach events.
I lead a student organization called Time To Invent (TTI), a STEM outreach program that introduces girls from third through fifth-grade to the fun side of science. We encourage every child to ask “Why”, something that makes a world of difference to get kids hooked on science.
Taking forward my love for Robotics, my current outreach involvement also includes serving as the Robotics Workshop Leader for ChickTech-Seattle. I have also led workshops for development of Augmented and Virtual Reality applications for Android during my workshops.
You may have also seen me at Discovery Days, Science Olympiad, PAWS on Science or AnitaB-Seattle/Women Techmakers/Women Who Code – Seattle/ChickTech Seattle events.