Women in Computer Science @ Tufts University

Connecting and supporting women and femme nonbinary individuals studying Computer Science at Tufts.

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  • Connecting Women in CS

    Do you giggle when someone mentions interesting algorithms? Do you wish you could meet other people who love the way sublime looks? WiCS wants to help you meet people like you. And more importantly, women like you.

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  • Providing a Network of Opportunities

    We all know how import connections are within the working world today. Meet someone who has a full-time position at Google and you're one step closer to getting one yourself. WiCS helps establish those networks.

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  • Supporting All Members Endeavors

    Perhaps most important is the support that WiCS offers. If you're working on your own side project, tell us! We'll be sure to spread it to all of our members and maybe provide you a helping hand!

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Use your fellow WiCS students and alumnis as resources to meet professionals and establish connections.

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Create relationships with other female coders and work on projects and assignments or even attend a hackathon together.

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Sometimes the world of CS can be overwhelming, WiCS is here to help you along your journey whenever it gets tough.

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  • Lexi Walker
    Lexi Walker - Co-President
    Lexi is a senior from Maine, studying computer science through the school of Engineering. She’s also president of JumboCode this year! In her free time, she loves baking cookies and biking around Cambridge.
  • Emily Tran
    Emily Tran - Co-President
    Emily is a junior in the School of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Foreign Policy Analysis. At Tufts, she is a Teaching Fellow for Comp 11; she is also a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and the Vietnamese Students Club. She enjoys watching cooking shows, reading, using Google Calendar rigorously, and exploring Boston in her free time. She was previously a Software Engineering Intern on the Information Security team at Intuit. Fun fact: She’s only lived with other Emilys for her entire time at Tufts!
  • Alexandra Theodora Tsitsiringos
    Alexandra Theodora Tsitsiringos - Vice President
    Alexandra is a junior studying Computer Science and International Relations. This summer she worked on a graph based anomaly detection project to detect DDoS attacks on drones at her Booz Allen Hamilton internship. Before that, she worked at a tech startup in Greece and as an intern for Governor Charlie Baker while doing research at Harvard. Outside of WiCS, Alexandra is also a Project Manager at the Tufts Consulting Collective (TCC) and a member of Tufts Debate Society. She grew up in Athens so she loves any activity that involves being by the sea like swimming or water skiing!
  • Nandita Subbiah
    Nandita Subbiah - Mentorship Program Lead
    Nandita Subbiah is a junior majoring in Computer Science. She is the WICS Mentorship Program Lead. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, listening to music, playing the piano, and hanging out with friends. Fun fact: I have found 13 four leaf clovers in my lifetime (including 11 during one summer).
  • Lily Zhang
    Lily Zhang - Mentorship Program Coordinator
    Lily is a junior in the school of Arts and Sciences, double majoring in computer science and cognitive and brain sciences. At Tufts, she does research in the Autonomous Intelligent Robots lab, is a teaching assistant for Comp 15, and walks dogs for Animal Aid. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying out new recipes, and raising succulents.
  • Anita Lam
    Anita Lam - Logistics Chair
    Anita Lam is a junior from California majoring in Computer Science and Cognitive Brain Science. At Tufts, she is an editor and writer for the Tufts Observer and a website designer for Tufts Women in IR. This past summer she worked as a software developer for Harvard University. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, painting, and watching Bob Ross videos!
  • Erica DeBarge
    Erica DeBarge - Social Chair
    Erica DeBarge is a junior at Tufts University. She had never coded a day in her life before going to college, but she is now a computer science major! She has been a teaching assistant for COMP15 (Data Structures) since spring 2019. Erica’s other involvements on campus include Strong Women Strong Girls and Tufts Marathon Team. In her free time, Erica likes to spend time with friends, eat, browse memes, run, hike, and explore the city. She worked as a software engineering intern at Novetta this past summer.
  • Grace Melcher
    Grace Melcher - Underclassman Representative
    Grace is a sophomore in the School of Arts & Sciences considering a major in either Computer Science or Engineering Psychology. She’s interested in UX/UI and human computer interactions. Outside of Halligan, Grace likes to run long distance, play soccer, and hike in the White Mountains!
  • Anna Yuen
    Anna Yuen - Professional Development Officer
    Anna is a junior studying Computer Science and Urban studies. She is interested in using computer science to better understand the development urban and suburban neighborhoods. Outside of the classroom, she enjoys watching comedy stand-ups and hiking around New England.
  • Kate Hanson
    Kate Hanson - Secretary
    Kate Hanson is a junior majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Cognitive and Brain Sciences. She is interested in Data Visualization and Machine Learning and is currently doing research with the Visual Analytics Lab at Tufts. In her spare time, she likes to draw, binge watch tv shows, and cook big family dinners with her friend
  • Amel Hassan
    Amel Hassan - Women in Tech Chair
    Anna is a junior studying Computer Science and Urban studies. She is interested in using computer science to better understand the development urban and suburban neighborhoods. Outside of the classroom, she enjoys watching comedy stand-ups and hiking around New England.

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