Women* in CMS**

What is the WiCMS Steering Committee?

We are a group of undergraduate and graduate students who care deeply about advocating for women in the Computing and Mathematical Sciences department. We brainstorm and plan events and initiatives aimed at creating a welcoming and supportive environment, as well as career/academic development for women in CMS. We are responsible for publicizing those events and others to our respective communities.


Who is on the WiCMS Steering Committee?

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Sara Beery
Year: G2
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Natalie Bernat
Year: G2
House:

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Carly Robison
Year: Senior
House: Blacker

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Cathy Ma
Year: Senior
House: Lloyd

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Preethi Periyakoil
Year: Senior
House: Ruddock

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Ching Yun (Chloe) Hsu
Year: Senior
House: Ruddock

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Anne Zhou
Year: Junior
House: Avery

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Juliette Xiong
Year: Junior
House: Fleming

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Julia Reisler
Year: Junior
House: Page

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Tanvi Gupta
Year: Sophomore
House: Avery

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Megan Durney
Year: Sophomore
House: Blacker

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Ruoyun Zheng
Year: Freshman
House: Lloyd

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Kriti Devasen
Year: Freshman
House: Ricketts


Events/Partnerships/Initiatives

  • Send a group of 40 women to Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
  • Dinners with alums and women in industry
  • Partner with companies for tech talks and panels
  • Grad Panel and Grad/UG Mixer -- for undergrads curious about graduate school
  • Women in CMS email list for relevant speakers/mixers/coffees/events.
  • Invitations to diverse speakers for regularly scheduled CMS department talks.

* We use an inclusive definition of "woman" and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people.
** We use an inclusive definition of “CMS” and we welcome all members of the Caltech community interested in the Computing and Mathematical Sciences (regardless of option/ department/ or division you are officially associated with).