Education

Active Academic Memberships

  • British Computing Society
  • British Psychological Society
  • Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architecture Society
  • Cognitive Science Society
  • British Neuroscience Association
  • University of Glasgow Robotics Society
  • University of Glasgow FemEng
  • University of Glasgow Entrepreneurship Society

Social Robots Journal Club

Organizer

  • Started and organized Social Robots Journal Club -- with student members from four departments across the university.
  • Organized "Field Trip" to Edinburgh for Social Robotics exhibit.
  • Organized "Bring Your Robot To Club" Day for cross-discipline idea exchange..

Other Active Memberships

  • Glasgow Ultimate Society
  • Scottish Mountaineering Society
  • University of Glasgow Triathalon Team

STEM Ambassadors

Volunteer

  • Volunteer for STEM Ambassador program.
  • Participate in career talks and robotics demos for high schoolers.
  • Facilitate and mentor high school robotics team.
  • Regularly volunteer with primary schools to teach STEAM lessons about team-based engineering.

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Organizer: Hack Your Data Beautiful Workshop

Data Science Workshop for Qualitative Grad Students

Team lead for designing, organizing, and teaching 3-day datascience workshop including data mining, visualizations, and website hosting using R and R Studio for novices in qualitative research.

Athena SWAN

Committee Member

  • On Student committee for department Athena SWAN chapter.
  • Designed and implemented initiatives to encourage students to become STEM Ambassadors.
  • Implemented metric gathering mechanism to track demographics of seminar and workshop participation.
  • Collaborated with sociology department on evaluation metrics and surveys to ensure validity of efficacy reports.

Student Representative

SRC Class Representative

  • Gathered feedback on courses, program structure, and student experience.
  • Participated in Student Council meetings to represent program cohort.
  • Collaborated with faculty and staff on program and messaging improvements.

Girl Guiding

Volunteer

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  • Troupe volunteer for Girl Guiding program, ages 9-11.
  • Volunteer weekly with troupe leading leadership and cooperation building skills.
  • Supervise weekend trips to museums and venues around Glasgow.

Resilient Coders

Mentor and Organizer

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  • Cogito corporate sponsor and technical mentor for Resilient Coders -- an organization which trains non-traditional background adult students to become software developers.
  • Developed a 8-week "boot camp" curriculum for two apprenticeships.
  • Trained apprentices in software development practices, and in presenting to company.

Cambridge Inventors Club

Volunteer Mentor & Organizer

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  • Organized and designed engineering curriculum for Cambridge Inventors Club.
  • 40 children age 11-13 each term participated weekly in engineering challenges, including engineering design principles like iterative testing and collaborative working.

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Girls Who Code

Instructor

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  • Instructor for Girls Who Code program.
  • Supplemented given curriculum with weekly lessons on computer science basics.
  • Brought in speakers for work presentations, demos, and artists who employ technology in their work.

Women in Computer Science

President

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  • Coordinated logistics of club hackathons, speakers, and outreach.
  • Led executive board in creating WiCS mission and club constitution.
  • Grew club 4x over two years.

Girls Computer Club

Mentor and Organizer

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  • Instructor and curriculum designer for the Girls Computer Club for secondary school students.
  • Recruited 20 girls from local secondary schools.
  • Taught computer science basics, including sorting algorithms, pointers, and python basics.

Data Science Intern, AI for Good

Volunteer internship with (AI for Good)[aiforgood.co.uk] working on mixed-method data analysis for project in collaboration with (Care Leavers)[https://www.careleavers.com/] and (Spectra)[https://spectraconnect.co.uk/] to identify obstacles and improve outcomes for children leaving government care.