Service and Leadership

During my time at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I served on several committees and formally as a mentor for undergraduate researchers.

Graduate Student Diversity Advisory Board

Member

Working with other students and administrative staff, reviewed department initiatives related to equity, diversity, and inclusion in an effort to improve diverse student admission and retention.

Graduate Study Committee

Student Member

Worked with faculty to review and adjust academic policies within the Computer Science graduate program.

Fellowships, Assistantships, and Admissions Committee

Student Member

Worked with faculty to review student applications for admission to the Computer Science graduate program and offered a graduate student perspective on the applicants’ merits.

Promoting Undergraduate Research in Engineering

Mentor

Independently lectured, led discussions, and presented papers to help undergraduates engage in research.

Named “Best Mentor” (Fall 2013) by the Promoting Undergraduate Research in Engineering committee

Graduate Student Advisory Committee

Member

Served as a point of contact between Computer Science graduate students and the department administration, enabling concerns to be voiced and facilitating positive change.

Graduate Student Ambassador

Served as a resource to help new Ph.D. students acclimate to graduate school.