CompilHER: Empowering the Next Generation of Women Technologists

Karina: Realizing Your Worth

An episode of CompilHER: Empowering the Next Generation of Women Technologists

By CompilHER Podcast Series
Welcome to CompilHER! This podcast is all about helping you learn more about computer science and creating a community for young women in tech to support each other! We want to inspire you to jump into this amazing field full of opportunity, help us beat the statistics, and become tomorrow’s leaders of technology!

We are currently recording Season 1 in NYC and would love to hear feedback from our listeners! Feel free to reach us via email- (Maddie) & (Surbhi).

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Season 1 Recap with Surbhi & Maddie
In this final season 1 episode, Surbhi and Maddie recap some great moments through recording season 1 of CompilHER, all we have learned, and our reflections both through this process and our past four years at college, "Senior Wisdom" if you may. We love the community we have formed through this experience, and are looking forward to finding new ways to expand CompilHER and this awesome community.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for listening, enjoying, and interacting!  In the meanwhile, drop us a line through our website: Or reach out to us via email or LinkedIn: Maddie:, Surbhi:,
April 30, 2019
Special Edition Episode: Dr. Rebecca Wright
Dr. Rebecca Wright is a visiting professor of Computer Science and Director of the Vagelos Computational Science Center at Barnard.  She is currently on leave from Rutgers University, where she served as director of the DIMACS center and as the founding faculty advisor for the Douglass-SAS-DIMACS Computer Science Living-Learning Community for first-year Rutgers women in Computer Science. Wright's research is primarily in the area of information security, including privacy, applied cryptography, foundations of computer security, and fault-tolerant distributed computing. Wright serves as an editor of the International Journal of Information and Computer Security and of the Transactions on Data Privacy, and is a member of the board of the Computer Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W). She received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Yale University, a B.A. from Columbia University, and an honorary M.E. from Stevens Institute of Technology. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Distinguished Member of the ACM.
April 30, 2019
Karina: Realizing Your Worth
Karina Popovich is a high school senior at Brooklyn Technical High School and an incoming freshman at Cornell University. Karina is pursuing a career at the intersection of Computer Science and Business. While facing a number of challenges in the tech world as a female and first-generation   college student, she created an organization, Connect with Tech, to provide underrepresented students with the opportunities to explore STEM. For all of her work in CS and STEM education she has been honored by the Malala Fund and received the Regional Affiliate NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award. She was also recently selected to be 1 of a 100 Amazon Future Engineers. Feel free to connect with Karina on LinkedIn:
April 30, 2019
Vivian: Keep Asking & Keep Wanting
Vivian Shen is a senior at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University studying Computer Science. She has done research at the Columbia Creative Machines Lab, NASA, and Disney. Most of her CS career has been based around hackathons and robotics, and after a gap year she will be getting her PhD at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute. She is planning to work in the field of conservation robotics, i.e. robots that automate the process of rehabilitating the environment and preventing further harm. She encourages everyone to go to hackathons and learn by doing and asking! Feel free to connect with Vivian on LinkedIn:
April 16, 2019
Serina: Actualizing What You Care About
Serina Chang is a senior at Columbia University studying Computer Science and Sociology. After graduation, she will be pursuing a Ph.D. in CS at Stanford University. Currently, her research interests center on natural language processing and computational social science, which she has explored as a research assistant in Kathleen McKeown's lab at Columbia. Serina is also deeply passionate about education and student diversity, and has served as a teaching assistant in CS, Co-President of Lean In at Columbia, and Academic Chair of Columbia WiCS [Womxn in Computer Science].  Feel free to connect with Serina on LinkedIn:
April 12, 2019
Zoe: There Isn't Just One Path
Zoe Gordin is a senior at Barnard College studying Computer Science and minoring in Biology. She is the current community chair of Columbia WiCS [Womxn in Computer Science] and will be working at Peloton in NYC as a SWE. She previously interned at Udacity as a content developer and worked as a researcher in a biology lab at Columbia University.  Feel free to connect with Zoe here:ë-gordin/
April 8, 2019
Yulissa: CS is for Everyone
Yulissa Arroyo-Paredes is a senior at Barnard College studying Computer Science and Urban Studies. She was the former community chair at ADI, a computer science & technology club at Columbia University, and is a founding member of Systemic. Yulissa interned at Google for three summers as a Software Engineer and is currently interning at Sidewalk Labs in NYC.  Feel free to connect with Yulissa here:
April 8, 2019
Lucille: Creating Community
Lucille Sui is a senior at Barnard College studying Computer Science and Economics, and she will be moving to the Bay Area after graduation to become a product manager at Uber. She’s also the president of Columbia WiCS [Womxn in Computer Science], a student organization that aims to support the computer science community of women on our campus.  Feel free to connect with Lucille:
April 3, 2019
Introducing CompilHER
Hey everyone, welcome to our podcast, CompilHER! We are Surbhi Lohia and Maddie Wu, two seniors at Barnard College studying Computer Science.  Feel free to contact us with feedback or inquiries at (Surbhi) & (Maddie).  Connect with us in LinkedIn:
April 3, 2019
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