AiC Campus Rep Directory

About the 2023 AiC Campus Reps

Campus Reps are drawn from the Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Community, a network of more than 22,000 women, genderqueer, and non-binary technologists from high school to early workforce. If you are already an AiC Community member, or you are interested in joining, AiC Campus Reps serve as your ultimate source for information and connections.

Reach out to AiC Campus Reps whenever you want to know about:

  • how to connect and meet up with AiC Community members in your region
  • activities on your campus
  • how to join the AiC Community
  • how to join and participate in the private “NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Community” Facebook group and Slack workspace
  • how to connect with NCWIT member representatives at academic and workforce institutions
  • how to join a local WIC group
  • NCWIT opportunities, like the NCWIT Collegiate Award or the NCWIT Summit Change Leader Scholars program

Below, you can find information about the current Campus Representatives and learn more about how to connect with AiC community members on campus. If you see a ★ before the name of a Campus Rep, that means they've served in this role for an entire school year or more. To connect with your local AiC Campus Rep, email

★ Adriana Lopez Cajigas

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Adriana was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and attended The American Military Academy, where she was top of the class. She was also heavily involved in many STEM programs, which is how she first got involved with NCWIT. Then, in 2016, she moved to Houston, Texas, graduated from Cywoods High School and is now an undergraduate at University of Houston, majoring in computer engineering with a minor in creative work. Adriana believes combining the STEM field with the arts can lead to new and insightful discoveries. She proved this working with the Brain Machine and Interface Lab at University of Houston. With them, she created a comic book about new and innovative projects in the field of neuroscience. With NCWIT, Adriana created the first Mentor Circle program, along with TEALS educator Tonya Davis, which assists and informs girls with opportunities in STEM. Adriana is also the president of University of Houston TEA Club (Themed Entertainment Association). Here, she assists students getting into the niche theme park industry. Furthermore, she tutors young children at a Mathnasium location and wants to expand her Mentor Circle project. As a long term goal, she plans on being a theme park engineer or an educator. In her free time, she likes to draw and watch animated movies.


Aerin Krebs

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Aerin Krebs is an Undergraduate Computer Science and Engineering student at Ohio State University. Her minor is in Humanitarian engineering and Global Studies. She is a member of Society of Women Engineers and Chi Omega Zeta Alpha Fraternity. Additionally, she is a Recruitment Chair for The Ohio State Student Alumni Council. She is a member of the Society of Women Engineers National Leadership Cohort. Aerin is also an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for a Fundamentals of Engineering Course and has a strong interest in the intersection of STEM and humanities. Her senior year of high school, she joined the NCWIT community through a regional Aspirations in Computing award.


★ Akhila Yellapragada

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Akhila Yellapragada is currently a second-year computer science and artificial intelligence student at The University of Georgia. She has been working with NCWIT for the past four years as an AspireIT Leader, where she partnered with research faculty at The Georgia Institute of Technology and the Fulton County Education Foundation to curate a technology mentoring program, Tech Talk, for young female students coming from marginalized backgrounds. She is actively involved with multiple organizations on campus aiming towards bridging the gender gap in the technology field. Some of these organizations include, but are not limited to Women in Technology, girls.code(), Girls Who Code, and ACM. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, coding, and photography. Akhila is looking forward to working alongside other highly driven women in the campus representatives group at NCWIT and bringing exciting, new ideas to her university.


Alissa Honigford

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Alissa Honigford is a senior at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, who is majoring in Computer Science and getting a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovaction. At Purdue, she is involved in the Computer Science Women's Network (CSWN), Kappa Delta Sorority, and is also a TA. She joined the NCWIT community this year, just became a campus rep, and is very excited to be a part of this community! In her free time, Alissa really enjoys being outdoors – hiking, golfing, walking, literally anything outside – and travelling as much as possible. She is also trying to start cooking more, but it is definitely a work in progress.


★ Alyshia Bustos

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Alyshia Bustos is a Ph.D. graduate student at University of New Mexico, Computer Science Department where she works in the Hand and Machine research group with Dr. Leah Buechley. Alyshia is the lead graduate student on the Interactive Mural project for Dr. Leah Buechley and is working on new technology to teach and engage diverse youth in computer science. She is the president of the Women in Computing organization and the Computer Science Graduate Student Association at UNM. She has worked in the technical computer science field for four years as a software developer. Her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree are in Computer Science which she received both from UNM. She has received the Outstanding Junior Award through her department during her undergraduate degree program. Recently, she has been accepted as a finalist for the NCWIT Collegiate Award. When she is not working her favorite hobbies are snowboarding and skydiving.


Angela Weigl

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Angela Weigl is a freshman studying Computer Science and Business Administration at Northeastern University in the Honors Program. She joined the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing community in 2022 when she was named an Affiliate Winner in Colorado. During her time in high school, she led her school district’s Educational Technology Advisory Committee and worked alongside school board leaders to broaden the usage of educational technology and improve internet accessibility for low income families in her community. She also founded her school’s chapter of Science National Honor Society and served as a 2022 Colorado DECA State Officer. She has enjoyed developing her coding skills through her experiences as a software engineering summer intern for the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Lockheed Martin Space. Angela hopes to continue growing her knowledge of programming and business management throughout her time in college and is eager to represent the NCWIT AiC community.


★ Anika Pruthi

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Anika Pruthi is a senior studying Computational and Mathematical Biology and Chemistry at the College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in the Honors Program. She joined the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing community in 2019 as an Honorable Mention for her “Smart Sutures” project. As a leader for the Biology Honor Society and National Society for Leadership and Success on her campus, Anika enjoys transforming leaders into visionary change-makers. Between many other activities of Student Government or the American Medical Student Association, Anika also works on research in a computational chemistry laboratory. She is currently working on research regarding the computer-guided design of novel biopharmaceutical formulations and applying to medical school. Anika hopes to continue growing her knowledge of programming and STEM in her last semester at TCNJ and is eager to represent the NCWIT AiC community!


Ariana Maria Perez

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Ariana Perez attends Fullerton College, in Fullerton, Calif., and enjoys spending time watching 80's movies with her cat "Kiki". She also plays the piano and the violin, and is currently working on a CM Program for music and music theory. In her free time, she also likes to play golf. Ariana is active in church as an altar server and participates in ministry events and youth group. She is also a member of the LEO club, and does community service hours through programs like the Ronald McDonald House and the LIONS Health and Vision Fair. Ariana also enjoys writing original poetry and reading her poems. While still young, Ariana hopes to serve in the Space Force program and use her computer skills. To date, she has won the following awards: 2021-2022 Phi Theta Kappa- Honor Society – 4.0 GPA at Fullerton Community College; 2021 SAR Orange County Chapter Oration Contest- Club Level – First Place; 2020-21 FRA - Fleet Reserve Association Americanism Essay – “The Bill of Rights and me;” 2021 President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) – 135 hours of service for 2020-2021 in the community; and 2022 President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) – 250 hours of service for 2021-2022 in the community.


Banan Garada

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Banan Garada is a current sophomore at the University of California, Los Angeles studying on merit-based scholarships within the college of engineering. An ambitious visionary, Banan has led many initiatives reaching the national scale, including authoring a children's book about COVID-19, which was sent to the White House and highlighted by the former First Lady of the United States. She additionally founded an ongoing Safety Matters Webinar series, connecting government with community and the Sticky Notes Wall Project involving the use of 10,000 sticky notes with positive messages hung at school annually during finals season, a tradition that continues to this day. Banan’s understanding of technology led to her contributions as part of the selective International Summer School Fellowship in Trentino, Italy. There, her work on utilizing artificial intelligence and deep learning to enhance medicine, was acknowledged by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) when she was nominated as an Aspirations in Computing winner for two consecutive years.


Briana Virella

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Briana Virella is a senior at Montana State University. She is majoring in Graphic Design with a minor in Computer Science. She has been involved with NCWIT since 2017 and was announced as an affiliate winner in 2019 in Nevada. In high school she was the State President for SkillsUSA as well as chapter President of her local chapter. Briana continues her passion for design by designing the covers of her university newspaper and interning at Caterpillar Apparel. Briana also loves skiing and teaching skiing. Since high school, Briana has helped middle schoolers in Las Vegas learn how to code and to inspire middle schools to start their own chapters of Girls Who Code. Briana loves to teach, design, and inspire. She hopes to continue doing this after she graduates next spring.



Catherine Osinubi

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Catherine Osinubi is a freshman at University of Delaware and is majoring in Management Information Systems. She’s been a member of the NCWIT since 2020. Two of her passions are business and technology, and she aspires to pursue a business tech career. On the way, she dabbles in coding and loves pitching businesses and partaking in STEM competitions. As a campus rep, she is looking forward to connecting with the AiC community.


★ Daniela Markazi

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Daniela Markazi graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in December 2019 with dual bachelor's degrees in Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE). As an undergraduate student, she created her own computer science class within the ABE Department, conducted multiple research projects, including one in robotics engineering, and held leadership positions in various STEM organizations. Currently, she is an Informatics Ph.D. student at the School of Information Sciences at UIUC. Her research focuses on how technology is designed to contribute to, enhance, and influence social change and development. Outside of the university, Daniela has been working since 2018 as a robotics engineer at the John Deere Technology Innovation Center in Champaign, Illinois. Moreover, Daniela has been the chair of the Central Illinois Chapter of NCWIT Aspirations since 2015.


Danielle Pottinger

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte.



★ Genevieve Chin

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Genevieve Chin (pronouns she/her) is an undergraduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) studying Computer Science and Community Engagement & Social Change. She is passionate about making technology education accessible in the Los Angeles area and is interested in the overlaps of technology, social impact, ethics, and public policy. She got her start in technology through communities like BUILT BY GIRLS, Kode With Klossy, Girls Who Code, and Major League Hacking. She wants to empower underrepresented groups in technology and ensure that their voices are included in the development of future innovations.

Genevieve was a 2021 NCWIT AiC National Honorable Mention and Los Angeles Affiliate Winner and a member of Major League Hacking’s Top 50 Class of 2021.



Isita Talukdar

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Isita Talukdar is currently an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science major at University of California Berkeley. Throughout high school, she immersed herself in utilizing CS and Artificial Intelligence to tackle global issues, including machine learning projects for predicting food shortage, wildfire occurrence, and Parkinson’s Disease, and has published a paper on developing a Python script for predicting Mongolian wind erosion through an internship at the Stanford Natural Capital Project. Additionally, she is passionate about making CS education accessible and inclusive, and led the Bay Area’s premiere all-girl hackathon PixelHacks for 3 years, as well as her own non-profit AI-Next, which has impacted over 50 students K-5 through CS education initiatives. When she is not immersed in engineering, Isita sings opera, knits, and translates Ancient Latin.


★ Kayley Seow

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Kayley Seow, pronouns she/her, is a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, hailing from the Bay Area, California. She is pursuing a Bachelors in Computer Science and Statistics, with honors in liberal arts. At UW Madison, Kayley serves as a College of Letter and Science Dean’s Ambassador, working closely with L&S and University leadership. Through the Undergraduate Research Scholars program, she joined the UW Madison Justice Lab, assisting the Prison Proliferation Project. She is also a part of the University Band as a flutist, Society of Women Engineers (SWE), ACM Women in Computing (W-ACM), Honors Student Organization (HSO), and Rewriting the Code (RTC). In her free time, she tinkers with her latest creations, takes photos, cross stitches, writes postcards, cares for her goldfish, and geeks out with friends. She often frequents Madison’s museums and bookstores, the campus’ aquariums, and plays campus pianos — especially Memorial Union’s Steinway. Kayley is a recipient of the 2021 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing National Honorable Mention award, as well as a Winner of the San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate award. Serving as a Campus Representative, she hopes to continue supporting more students of underrepresented backgrounds in computing and technology.


★ Lucy Kuo

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Shin-Tsz (Lucy) Kuo is a senior studying computer science and economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She grew up in Wayzata, Minnesota (Minneapolis) with her Taiwanese immigrant parents and a younger brother. On campus, she has been serving as the Service Chair for the Honors Student Organization, an officer of ACM-W, and Historian for the Chinese American Student Association for the past two years. She has been an active member of her social and STEM sorority since her freshman fall semester and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society her sophomore year. She also joined a psychology research lab to work on a project connecting color visualization with sound. In her free time, she can be found doing photography, playing violin, running as an ex-track and field athlete in high school, and going on nature walks. For her fun fact, she used to be a rhythmic gymnast.


Manasvi Perisetty

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Manasvi Perisetty is a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s in electrical and computer engineering. Manasvi is interested in focusing on software engineering and management. Manasvi has been involved in the NCWIT community for the past 3+ years. Initially, she started off as an Austin Affiliate winner during her sophomore year of high school. Since then, she has attended numerous NCWIT-affiliated events and has found a guiding hand through this organization. Manasvi is excited to provide such help for other women in tech at UT Austin, and is more than thrilled to represent the wonderful community of NCWIT! Manasvi conducted research in data visualization focused on COVID, and works on bringing such innovation to local middle school girls through CompSci Bytes. Apart from computing, Manasvi immerses herself in immigration advocacy and works closely with the non-profit organization Improve the Dream. In addition to this passion, Manasvi is a dancer. She was on her high school’s drill team and loves to perform.



Paridhi Latawa

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Pari Latawa is a freshman at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) hoping to major in Computer Science & Molecular Biology. She enjoys pursuing research and was recently recognized as a 2022 Regeneron STS Scholar for her research projects in biology, computer science, and math. She has been an avid Science Olympiad competitor, ranking top ten nationally in genetics and ecology. Pari is the Founder and Executive Director of SparkED, a nonprofit seeking to improve education equity and scientific literacy. She joined the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing community in 2019 as a high school freshman and has enjoyed being a part of it since!


★ Rachel Daniel

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Georgia Tech




★ Sanmati (Sana) Choudhary

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Sana is a current third year undergraduate student at Columbia University in New York City. She is planning to major in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics and Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Sana hopes to contribute to building a diverse and inclusive CS community at her university through multiple clubs and organizations. Currently, she serves as the co-president of the Robogals Columbia Chapter where she organizes after school clubs at nearby NYC schools to teach them a variety of STEM topics. She also is an Executive Committee Member for the Society of Women in Engineers and plans the annual Engineering Exploration Event (EEE) for local high school students. Sana also is a mentor for the Application Development Initiative where she helps her peers out with classes, homework, or any advice they may need. Besides Computer Science, Sana enjoys playing tennis with her younger brother and wishes she could play more at college. She also plays the viola and loves to compose music and learn more about the origins of certain compositions. In her free time, she loves to cook different cuisines with her friends! Sana is very excited to be a Campus Representative this year and continue to bridge the gender gap in STEM


Sarah Olson

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Sarah Olson is a sophomore Computer Science major at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA. She became a part of the NCWIT community in 2021, and is excited to be a Campus Rep and meet the AiC community. Two of her passions beyond CS are video editing (and other forms of storytelling) and anything to do with airplanes. Her all-time goal is to help dyslexic children thrive, specifically in a public school setting. She has seen how amazing specialized schools and outside services can be for dyslexic children as she and her sisters are among those lucky few. Now, she hopes to one day be able to help make that kind of support available to everyone who needs it.


Saumya Jain

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Saumya Jain is a junior studying Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Saumya was introduced to the NCWIT community in high school when she won the AiC award. She is passionate about helping other students on her campus find opportunities to help them succeed, just as how NCWIT has for her. Apart from engineering, Saumya is also on a Bollywood dance team and serves on the Student Engineering Council at UT.


Soumya Khera

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Soumya Khera is a junior at New Jersey Institute of Technology. One of her involvements on campus is NJIT’s Women in Computing Society, and she currently serves as the vice president. She was formerly a co-event coordinator and was the lead organizer for GirlHacks 2022, one of the university’s annual hackathons. She is also an outreach assistant/mentor for Women in Computing, where she discusses computing with students of all ages. Her hobbies include traveling and listening to music.


Vonesha Shaik

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Vonesha Shaik is a CS major at The Georgia Institute of Technology. She has been actively involved with HexLabs, Girls Who Code, and Women in Computing at Georgia Tech to connect with fellow women in STEM regarding common aspirations and challenges. Esha has been engaged in the NCWIT community for several years as an AspireIT Leader, Advisory Council Member, and panelist, taking a stand on narrowing the gender gap in technology through many initiatives. Looking to the future, Esha aspires to continue to use technology for social good and instill a joy for computing in youth, bringing more inclusion and diversity for all. Connect on LinkedIn.


Wendy Shi

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Wendy is a senior at Yale University majoring in electrical engineering. She got involved with NCWIT in 2017 when she won a Maryland Affiliate Honorable Mention, and was a Maryland Award Winner and National Honorable Mention in 2018. Wendy has found an amazing group of women in the AiC community, and has met so many members, whether individually, during NCWIT meetups, and at the Grace Hopper Celebration( GHC). She also received funding from AiC to host several programs on teaching girls coding and robotics in her high school and community. On campus, Wendy is involved with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and ROTC. She hopes to continue her passion for computing to forward national security and diplomacy. Beyond tech, she is passionate about the environment and loves hiking, plant identification, and anything outdoors! She is a scuba Divemaster and received her certification in Honduras during her gap year. Now, she is excited to meet everyone as a Campus Rep!


★ Zoie Keys

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Zoie Keys is currently a third-year undergraduate student at Hendrix College, a private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas. She majors in Computer Science, and is highly involved in the CS community at her college. She has been a teaching assistant since freshman year for Foundations of Computer Science, and enjoys helping her peers with their CS coursework in her free time. She is also the President of Hendrix’s Computer Science Club, a member of the college’s programming team, and has started a Girls Who Code college loop at Hendrix. Zoie focuses on increasing retention and inclusion in the Computer Science field, and she has worked on this goal through her own extracurriculars at Hendrix. Zoie has another passion besides Computer Science, which is creative writing. She enjoys writing poetry as a hobby, and would like to combine her CS and creative writing skills to pursue video game design. However, Zoie currently works with her college’s HelpDesk, and would love to pursue a career abroad working in Information Technology at a U.S. foreign embassy. Being born and raised in Arkansas, she would love to study abroad as well, and see how different cultures interact with technology across the world.


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