Where Are They Now

  • Award: 
    2016 National Award for AiC Honorable Mention, 2016 Georgia Affiliate Award for AiC Winner
    Computer Science
    Georgia Tech
    Atlanta, Georgia

    AiC Community Member and TECHNOLOchica Alexandra Marlette uses mentoring to conquer imposter syndrome.

  • Award: 
    2016 NCWIT Collegiate Award Winner
    MIT Media Lab
    Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Rhodes Scholar and Fulbright Fellow Joy Buolamwini has been very active in the movement to bring greater ethical oversight to the tech industry. Based at the MIT Media Lab, she describes herself as “a poet of code who uses art and research to illuminate the social implications of artificial intelligence.” Buolamwini founded the Algorithmic Justice League, which aims to raise awareness about the existence and impact of “coded bias.” She delivered a TEDx Talk called “How I’m Fighting Bias in AI Algorithms” that was featured on the TED Radio Hour.

  • Award: 
    2008 National Award for AiC Winner
    INTech Foundation
    Charlotte, North Carolina

    2008 National Award for AiC Winner Khalia Braswell was working on her master’s degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Human Computer Interaction when she got a job offer from Apple. She moved from Charlotte, North Carolina to California to pursue a career as a UX engineer working on enterprise applications, but she remained passionate about encouraging girls from her own hometown to get involved in computing. 

  • Award: 
    2016 South Carolina Affiliate Award for AiC Winner, 2017 National Award for AiC Honorable Mention
    Clemson University
    Charleston, South Carolina

    Since receiving two honors from NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC), Rebecca has applied her computing skills towards her passion for medicine: for example, Rebecca has volunteered at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) hospital and has conducted a patient flow analysis with her fellow volunteers.