About Us

The Association for Women in Computing is a student-run, non-profit organization at Virginia Tech.  For over 20 years, we have worked to promote the recruitment and retention of women in technology- and computer-oriented professions.  This mission is more critical now than ever, as the number of women pursuing Computer Science degrees has fallen below 10% nationally, and below 5% at Virginia Tech.  Toward restoring diversity, we work with the close support of the Department of Computer Science, affiliated CSRC and other IT companies, and the College of Engineering. Our organization is comprised of undergraduate, graduate, and faculty members from various disciplines.  Most of AWC's members are Computer Science majors, but we also have Computer Science minors, Computer Engineering and BIT majors, and a variety of members from other disciplines.  Anyone and everyone is welcome at the AWC--you don't have to be a woman in computing to join, you just have to like them! AWC is involved in many different activities that are designed to foster professional development and contribute to the local community. We also have many social activities to help build an enduring sense of community.  You can find out more about what we do on our Activities page, and if you’d like to support our efforts, please visit our Sponsorship page.  And, if you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us!

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Officers

Judy El Hakie
Judy El Hakie

President

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    Leah Triplett
    Leah Triplett

    Vice President

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      Katherine Staepel
      Katherine Staepel

      Treasurer

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        Olivia Ritz
        Olivia Ritz

        Webmaster

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          Asha Cheruvu
          Asha Cheruvu

          Women in Computing Day Co-Chair

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            Anshul Singh
            Anshul Singh

            Women in Computing Day Co-Chair

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              Catherine Nguyen (Zini)
              Catherine Nguyen (Zini)

              CAMEO Chair

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                Priyanka Dangi
                Priyanka Dangi

                Social Chair

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                  Heather Cole
                  Heather Cole

                  PR Chair

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                    Shannon King
                    Shannon King

                    PR Chair

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                      Rachel Kitchen
                      Rachel Kitchen

                      Student Engineer Council Chair

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                        Ragavi Murali
                        Ragavi Murali

                        Student Engineer Council Chair

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                          Ariel DeVall
                          Ariel DeVall

                          Outreach Co-Chair

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                            Liz Dao
                            Liz Dao

                            Outreach Co-Chair

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                              Sasha Reynolds
                              Sasha Reynolds

                              Hackathon Chair

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                                Sasha Chnyrenkova
                                Sasha Chnyrenkova

                                Conference Chair

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                                  Deborah Tatar
                                  Deborah Tatar

                                  AWC Advisor

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