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Currently Attending
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sixth Year Graduate Student in MS/Ph.D. Program for Computer Science: Ph.D. Candidate
Degrees
M.S. Computer Science (2016, University of Massachusetts Amherst)
B.S. Computer Science with Honors (2012, Wake Forest University)
B.S. Mathematics with Honors (2012, Wake Forest University)
Awards
2017 Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence (EAAI) New and Future Educator Program Award Recipient
2015 National Science Foundation Graduate East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (NSF EAPSI) Fellowship Recipient / Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Summer Research Fellow
2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSFGRFP) Honorable Mention
2013 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSFGRFP) Honorable Mention
2012 John W. Sawyer Prize in Computer Science - The Wake Forest University Computer Science Department's award for outstanding undergraduate student in the senior class
2012 John Y. Phillips Prize in Mathematics - The Wake Forest University Mathematics Department's award for outstanding undergraduate student in the senior class
2012 Carlton P. West Phi Beta Kappa Award - The Wake Forest University's Phi Beta Kappa Chapter's award for highest GPA in the senior class (about 1200 students)
AMS and ASA Award for Excellence in Student Exposition and Research - Awarded at the 2010 National Meeting of Pi Mu Epsilon held at the MathFest 2010 Conference for the presentation "Understanding Hailstone Sequences Using a New Coding Process"
Professional Organization Memberships
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) - student member
ACM's Special Interest Group in Artificial Intelligence (ACM SIGAI)
ACM's Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI)
ACM's Women in Computing (ACM-W)
Honor Society Memberships
Phi Beta Kappa
Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines
Pi Mu Epsilon National Honorary Mathematics Society
Golden Key International Honour Society
Other Positions Held
University of Massachusetts Computer Science Women's Welcoming the World to Amherst (WW2A) Mentor (2016 - 2017)
University of Massachusetts Amherst Graduate Women in STEM (GWIS) Professional Development Committee Member (2014 - 2016)
University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Computer Science Social Committee Member (2014 - 2016)
President of the Wake Forest University Pi Mu Epsilon National Honorary Mathematics Society Chapter (2010 - 2012)
President of the Wake Forest University Mathematics Club (2010 - 2012)
Vice President of the Wake Forest University Mathematics Club (2009)
Service
Volunteer for Computer Science sessions of the 2017 Eureka! Summer Program run by Girls, Inc. (of Holyoke) held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lead Co-Organizer and Proceedings Editor for the User Interfaces and Scheduling and Planning (UISP) 2017 Workshop at the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS)
Member of Organizing Committee for Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction (AI-HRI) 2016 at the AAAI Fall Symposium Series 2016 (FSS-16)
Volunteer for Computer Science workshop during the 2016 Women in Engineering and Computing Career Day held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Volunteer for Computer Science sessions of the 2016 Eureka! Summer Program run by Girls, Inc. (of Holyoke) held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Volunteer for Western Massachusetts Scratch Meetup for Educators for Scratch Day 2016
Volunteer Session Chair (Moderator) for the 22nd Annual Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference
Volunteer for Computer Science workshop during the 2015 Women in Engineering and Computing Career Day held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Volunteer for Computer Science workshop during the 2014 Women in Engineering and Computing Career Day held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Volunteer for Computer Science sessions of the 2014 Eureka! Summer Program run by Girls, Inc. (of Holyoke) held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Volunteer Session Chair (Moderator) for the 20th Annual Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference
Student Volunteer for weekly meetings during the 2013 Research Experience for Undergraduates at UMass (REUMass)
Student Volunteer for the AAAI-13 Conference
Volunteer Session Chair (Moderator) for the 19th Annual Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference
Student Volunteer and Presenter at the Wake@Hanes Google CS4HS Teacher Workshop 2012
Student Volunteer for the 2011 American Mathematical Society (AMS) Fall Southeastern Section Meeting
Marshall at Wake Forest University 2011 Graduation Ceremony


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