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CompilHER: Empowering the Next Generation of Women Technologists

CompilHER: Empowering the Next Generation of Women Technologists

By CompilHER Podcast
Welcome to CompilHER, a podcast by and for women in tech. Season 1 told the stories of early career women technologists, and in Season 2 we'll be focusing on issues in tech ranging from DEI and interdisciplinary tech to ethics and social responsibility.

We are currently recording Season 2 and would love to hear feedback from our listeners! Feel free to reach us via email at hello@compilher.com

Follow us on Instagram for more updates: www.instagram.com/compilher

Know someone who would be a great guest on CompilHER? Fill out our nominations form here: forms.gle/FGryRv34uXnYRZcJA
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Julia Hirschberg: Creating an Academic Culture that Cares
Julia Hirschberg is Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Computer Science and was most recently the Chair of the Computer Science Department at Columbia University from 2012-2018, serving as one of two female chairs of the department. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.  She worked at Bell Laboratories and AT&T Laboratories -- Research from 1985-2003 as a Member of Technical Staff and a Department Head, creating the Human-Computer Interface Research Department.  Professor Hirschberg has been active in working for diversity at AT&T and at Columbia. She has been active in supporting the Emerging Scholars program and other diversity initiatives at Columbia and has actively advocated for the further representation of minorities and women in the faculty and encouraged diversity in the undergraduate Computer Science community as well. We are so excited to share this episode with you about the importance of encouraging diversity in academic communities, and the value of creating deliberate programming to ensure the success of minority students in the field of Computer Science.
25:13
March 5, 2021
Chelsea Barabas: Shaping our Future Workforce
In this episode of CompilHER, we interview Chelsea Barabas, a PhD student at the doctoral program of Media, Arts, and Sciences at MIT. Barabas shares with us the Heuristics, Algorithms, and the Gatekeepers of opportunity in technology and the concept of 21st-century redlining in the technology industry. 
30:32
December 11, 2020
Lea Coligado: Diversity & Inclusion is a Must-Have
In this episode of CompilHER, we interview Lea Coligado, the founder of Women of Silicon Valley, who speaks with us in-depth about why diversity and inclusion is a must-have in today's tech industry and how D&I initiatives are imperative to her retention and the many colleagues around her. 
26:12
December 11, 2020
Brandie Nonnecke: Tech Policy, Deepfakes, & Election Integrity
In our first episode of Season 2, Brandie Nonnecke joins us to discuss her research on tech policy, including deep fakes and AI for good. We also get her thoughts on election integrity as we approach the 2020 U.S. presidential election.  Brandie Nonnecke, PhD is Founding Director of the CITRIS Policy Lab, headquartered at UC Berkeley. Brandie has expertise in information and communication technology (ICT) policy and internet governance. She studies human rights at the intersection of law, policy, and emerging technologies with her current work focusing on fairness, accountability, and appropriate governance mechanisms for AI. She is a Technology and Human Rights Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. She served as a fellow at the Aspen Institute’s Tech Policy Hub and at the World Economic Forum on the Council on the Future of the Digital Economy and Society. She was selected as a 2018 RightsCon Young Leader in Human Rights in Tech and received the 2019 Emerging Scholar Award at the 15th Intl. Common Ground Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society. Her research has been featured in Wired, NPR, BBC News, MIT Technology Review, Buzzfeed News, among others. Her research publications, op-eds, and presentations are available at nonnecke.com. We are currently recording Season 2 and would love to hear feedback from our listeners! Feel free to reach us via email at hello@compilher.com Follow us on Instagram for more updates: www.instagram.com/compilher Know someone who would be a great guest on CompilHER? Fill out our nominations form here: forms.gle/FGryRv34uXnYRZcJA
27:58
October 20, 2020
Season 2 Intro with Surbhi & Maddie
Welcome back to CompilHER, a podcast by and for women in tech! In Season 1, we shared the stories of early career women technologists, and in Season 2 we'll be focusing on issues in tech ranging from DEI and interdisciplinary tech to ethics and social responsibility. In this quick welcome back episode, we'll discuss our ideas a little more in depth. We are currently recording Season 2 and would love to hear feedback from our listeners! Feel free to reach us via email at hello@compilher.com Follow us on Instagram for more updates: www.instagram.com/compilher Know someone who would be a great guest on CompilHER? Fill out our nominations form here: forms.gle/FGryRv34uXnYRZcJA
02:30
October 20, 2020
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 via email: hello@compilher.com and follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/compilher 
23:01
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.
04:50
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: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karina-p-ba4827126/ www.karinapopovich.com
14:18
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: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vivianhshen/
18:55
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: https://www.linkedin.com/in/serina-chang/
32:39
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:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/zoë-gordin/
18:02
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: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yulissa-arroyo-paredes-46a497117/
30:29
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:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucille-sui-56b67b112/
21:49
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  sl3893@barnard.edu (Surbhi) & mcw2175@barnard.edu (Maddie).  Connect with us in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/surbhilohia27/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/madelinecwu/
01:39
April 3, 2019