Service & Professional Experience

Academic/Departmental Service

In 2011, I recruited Lila Ibrahim as the Keynote Speaker for MIT’s Graduate Women @ MIT (GWAMIT) Spring Empowerment Conference. Lila was my former Intel supervisor, and now is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer.  The conference drew over 200 attendees, and GWAMIT is one of the few student organizations with direct funding from MIT’s Office of the Graduate Dean of Education.

During 2012-2013, I was one of MIT’s GSC Housing Community Activities Family Subcommittee Leads, and campaigned to have back-up childcare options extended to all graduate students at MIT. This led the Graduate Student Council (GSC) to commit $30,000 to a pilot for the program, which was matched by the administration. The program is now fully funded by MIT, and considered a success.

From 2012-2013, I was the Treasurer for the CSAIL Student Committee and (most importantly) created “Muffin Mondays,” a weekly opportunity for MIT’s graduate community to bond over baked treats from Flour Bakery.

From 2013-2014, I was a student representative on MIT's Women's Advisory Group Presidential Committee, and additionally was elected as a GSC Housing Community Activities Co-Chair. As co-chair, I worked with our subcommittee leads to create a third month of maternity benefits for EECS graduate women, create a $1M+ fundraising target for a needs-based grant administered to graduate families at MIT, successfully negotiated a 4% stipend increase for MIT graduate students for the 2014 fiscal year (approved by MIT's Academic Council), and worked with HCA's Transportation Subcommittee to expand new transportation options for the 2/3 of graduate students that live off campus (many in the Somerville area). We also published a related article in MIT's Faculty Newsletter detailing the importance of Graduate Housing.

For 2012-2014, I served on MIT's Eastgate Dorm Executive Board as the Information Officer (website/mailing list/IT manager, not some new version of the Stasi).

In 2014 I served as the Connection Chair for the Women in Machine Learning Workshop co-located with NIPS. The workshop had 134 attendees, 81 poster presenters, 5 student oral presentations, and 4 invited speakers.

From 2014-2015, I served as a graduate student member of MIT's CJAC (Corporation Joint Advisory Committee on Institute-wide Affairs), a committee to which the Corporation can turn for consideration and advice on special Institute-wide issues.

Since 2015 I have served on MIT's Presidential Committee on Foreign Scholarships, working with MIT students to create competitive applications for distinguished international scholarships. I have also been a board member of the Women in Machine Learning organization.

In 2016, I co-organized the Machine Learning for Healthcare (ML4HC) workshop at NIPS in Barcelona. There were 108 submitted papers, and our speakers included Leo Anthony Celi, Eric Xing, Jenna Wiens, Sendhil Mullainathan, Neil Lawrence and Niels Peek.

Work History

I interned at Hewlett Packard and IBM as an undergraduate, and worked at Intel for 2.5 years after graduation as a Rotational Engineer and Program Manager.