Outreach and Diversity


GradSWE at Illinois

During my undergraduate and graduate academic career, I discovered that support and community are essential for recruitment and retention of students, especially for those who are underrepresented. I founded and directed the Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) at the University of Illinois in 2012 to establish a support network for female graduate students in STEM (science, […]


we-STEM Conference

As the Founder and Director of GradSWE at Illinois, I directed the first annual weSTEM (Women Empowered in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on April 20, 2013.  The goal of the this event was to provide a forum through which current and future STEM leaders could motivate and inspire […]



Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES) is an annual week long camp at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, designed to give academically talented girls an opportunity to explore exciting engineering and scientific fields through demonstrations, classroom presentations, hands-on activities, and contacts with women in these technical fields. Read more on the GAMES […]