Leadership/Service

Professional Service:

  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Student Activities Chair, 2008-2010
    • 1 student selected worldwide; Proposed, led, and organized activities for the member association board for the 1500+ students at premiere robotics conferences. Initiatives: mentoring programs, leadership workshops, and a student column in IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine

University Service:

  • Member, Engineering Alumni Board, SCU, 2008-present.
    • 1 of 15 members elected to meet with the dean once a month to discuss alumni activities
  • Board Member, Whiting School of Engineering Diversity Council, JHU, 2006-2007.
    • initiated engineers appreciation week
  • President, Computer Integrated Surgery Student Research Society and National Engineering Research Center Student Leadership Council, JHU, 2005-2007.
    • Ran the National Engineering Research Center Student Leadership Council and yearly ERC meeting for the 23 student leaders across the US.  Designed new high school robotics competition with 100+ students.
    • Won $500 community action grant to help buy robotic kits for low-income high schools in Baltimore to participate.
    • Organized speakers for Hopkins undergraduate, graduate, and medical students interested in engineering, medicine, or both. Speakers include surgeons, faculty, and industry affiliates.
  • Treasurer/Founding Board Member/Peer Mentor, Women of Whiting Graduate Women’s Organization, JHU, 2005-2006.
    • Organized panels on topics such as challenges of breaking into male-dominated fields, planning for a career and family, and the opportunities that science and engineering provide for women.
  • Treasurer, Computer Integrated Surgery Student Research Society, JHU, 2004-2005.
  • Co-Chair, Engineering Executive Council, SCU, 2003-2004.
    • Engineering leaders from various organizations meet quarterly with the dean to coordinate event
  • Vice President, Society of Women Engineers, SCU, 2003-2004.
    • SWE/ACM Industry Night (Won Golden Gate SWE Regional 1st place for event, 2004).
    • SWE Carnival: Showcased senior design project and robotics to 40 elementary school students.
    • Spearheaded STARS event: 60 middle school students learn about Autocad, Underwater Robotics, and basic science experiments. (Won Golden Gate SWE Regional 2nd place for event, 2004).
  • Founder and President, Association of Computing Machinery, SCU, 2002-2004.
    • Wrote bylaws and selected officers across Computer Engineering and Computer Science.
    • Invited speakers from industry and academic, organized tours of Silicon Valley companies.

Invited Outreach Presentations:

  1. Three hour college workshop, Mountain View High School, Vancouver, WA. October 3, 2006.
  2. WISE college panel for Garrison Forest High School girls, Baltimore, MD. October 19, 2006.
  3. Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Santa Clara University Student Chapter, Santa Clara, CA. June 2004.
  4. Society of Women Engineers, Santa Clara University Student Chapter, Santa Clara, CA. May 2004.
  5. College Panel, Wilcox High School, Santa Clara, CA. February 2004.

Educational Outreach Activities:

  1. JHU Robotics Systems Challenge. Organized and designed high school robotics competition (March 31st, 2007 and April 1st, 2006).
  2. Computer Mania Day, Center for Women and Information Technology. Taught three one hour long sessions on computer vision (“Seeing Is Believing,” April 9, 2005) and haptics ( “Force FeelIn,” May 6th, 2006) to middle school girls.
  3. Surgical Lego Competition, Feb. 4, 2005.
  4. HeadsUP What Is Engineering? Fair, January 27, 2005.
  5. SWE/ACM Industry Night (Won Golden Gate SWE Regional 1st place for event, 2004).
  6. SWE Carnival: Showcased senior design project and robotics to 40 elementary school students.
  7. Spearheaded STARS event: 60 middle school students learn about Autocad, Underwater Robotics, and basic science experiments. (Won Golden Gate SWE Regional 2nd place for event, 2004).
  8. BotBall Competition, November 13, 2003.

Professional Activities:

  • National Organizations: IEEE Robotics and Automation, SWE, AAAI, ACM, AAUW, MentorNet
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