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Blakeley is currently in her third year studying computer science at the University of South Carolina. She's a total geek about algorithms and is currently conducting undergraduate research in the area of submodular function optimization. In addition to theoretical research, Blakeley enjoys building apps that leverage the media arts in interesting ways. Her last summer was spent doing research at Washington University in St. Louis and she is currently searching for an industry internship. Blakeley currently plans to pursue a PhD in computing after completing her undergraduate degree and one day she hopes her job title will read "Algorithms Princess." In her free time, she is the co-president of her university's Women in Computing group, drinks excessive amounts of coffee, and maintains a blog.