I am a Software Engineer at Amazon working in the Secure AI Foundations org of Alexa AI, implementing privacy-preserving Machine Learning algorithms.
Previously, I was a Citizen Ambassador and Fellow of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX). As a Fellow, I represented the U.S. in Germany for a year-long cultural exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Congress and the German Bundestag. During my fellowship, I was a research intern at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems with Dr. Krishna Gummadi, focusing on ethical interventions for computer science and AI research/projects.
I attended George Washington University and double-majored in Computer Science and Mathematics with a minor in Creative Writing. At GW, I worked with Robert Pless using deep learning to recognize eating disorder content and designing applications for the public to promote wellness. I've also worked on a project to promote fairness and diversity in the hiring process with Reinforcement Learning, advised by John P. Dickerson. In Summer 2018, I interned at Microsoft Research New England with Henry Cohn, using group theory to speed up matrix multiplication algorithms.
My research interests are broadly in the realm of artificial intelligence, including graph theory, learning theory, algorithms, and algorithmic fairness. I enjoy working on research projects with a theoretical focus as well as ones that aim to promote social good (bonus points for projects that accomplish both!).
During Summer 2017, I worked at UMD's REU CAAR on a project modeling kidney exchange as a RL problem, advised by John P. Dickerson. In 2017, I studied online harassment and creating tools to combat it with technology, funded by a grant from Intel called Hack Harassment. In Summer 2016, I contributed to a project using NLP to generate reading comprehension tools for low-literacy adults in GW's Learning Technologies Research Group. In my free time, I read incessantly and write poetry + fiction.
Earned my B1 Goethe Zertifikat in German!
I'm honored to have been awarded the Marvin Green Prize from the GW Math Department!
I won the 2019 Baer Award for Excellence from GW for my leadership and scholarship!
I got an Honorable Mention for the 2019 NCWIT Collegiate Award! Thanks again, NCWIT.
I hosted this speaker event for GW CS Dept. with Vint Cerf---Google VP, Turing laureate, and one of the fathers of the Internet!
I was awarded the Best Student Paper Presentation at AIPR 2018 for my paper "Characterizing the Visual Social Media Environment of Eating Disorders" with Dr. Pless.
Check out my senior design project webpage here.
I'm honored to receive a GW Undergrad Research Award and a Data Master Fellowship for my work with Robert Pless.
I got an Honorable Mention for the 2018 NCWIT Collegiate Award! Thank you, NCWIT.
2nd place for Best Engineering Poster at GW Research Days 2018 for the ED project!
I'm a 2018 Google Lime Scholar! Thank you, Google.
Media mention of our project analyzing images of Eating Disorders with deep learning.
Both of my posters on my work with Dr. Dickerson and Dr. Pless were finalists in the GW SEAS 2018 R&D Showcase!
I organized and hosted this event with real-life Hidden Figure Christine Darden.
Hackital was awesome! Check out the HackHarassment projects!
I founded a new Dean's initiative at GW SEAS, the Dean's Council of Women in Tech (DCWiT)! Our goal is to support GW women in STEM through mentorship and workshops.