I am a sophomore at Penn State majoring in Information Sciences and
Technology. Since I was a kid, I have had a passion and interest in
computing technology and information systems and their impact on the
world around us. With a drive to innovate and create, I hope to work
to expand and inspire new technologies in the world around us.
B.S. - IST Design and Development• June 2018 - May 2022
August 2014 - June 2018
Assistant Executive Director • March 2019 - Present
Co-founded and direct a student-run nonprofit organization whose
goal is to make computer science education more accessible
through outreach to women and underrepresented minorities.
Assist in the management of outreach and organizational affairs
with the goal of providing CS education in the form of
hackathons and workshops.
- Responsible for assisting in managing and directing all HAX activities and operations.
- Oversee multiple directors tasked with spearheading different teams including social media, outreach, design, content creation, and management.
- Report to founder and executive director, and act as director in their absence and stead.
- Through this, reach out to educational and public institutions to spread and encourage growth of STEM education, particularly for women and underrepresented minorities.
Undergraduate Research Assistant • May 2019 - Present
Participated in a REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) in the Summer of 2019 with the goal of assisting in the research and development of Sysfake, a system intended to accurately investigate, analyze, and detect fake news articles.
Throughout my high school and college undergraduate educations, I have had the opportunity to develop my skills in and learn more about many different computer languages and technologies.
HAX is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to expand and improve computer science education for women and underprivileged minorities. As the Assistant Executive Director, my responsibilities include ensuring that the organization's operations and events run well.Computer Science, Advocacy
Vertex Development is an innovative, forward-thinking web development company that has completed web applications and websites serving well over 10,000 people. Specializing in TypeScript and Node.JS, the company employs over 6 developers and is completing new projects and commission projects frequently, while also honing their skills in the latest and greatest frameworks and programming languages.Programming, Web Development
I am a member of HackPSU's Technology Team, which is responsible for designing, creating, and maintaining the extensive technology stack that runs HackPSU's event, registration, participant tracking, and website. With over 1000 participants yearly, the hackathon's stack must be created to be both scalable and versatile to a large-scale hackathon, as well as open sourced for the use of other similar events.Hackathon, Computer Science
As the Corporate Relations Officer of the Penn State ACM, I am responsible for interfacing and liasing with various large companies that have an interest in recruiting Penn State's top computer science students. By making connections while doing so, I am able to hone and improve my diplomacy and business skills as well as make valuable connections for my future careers.Computer Science, Associations
As the Assistant Executive Director of HAX and a close friend and mentor, Michael has supported me in both my professional and personal endeavors. He has helped me build HAX since day one, whether that be through screening executive team applications, doing outreach and 501(c)(3) paperwork, or leading onboarding meetings for potential hackathon organizers. I've learned a lot from him regarding both technical and soft skills, like various aspects of programming and becoming a thoughtful, responsible director. With his help, I've been able to launch HAX and grow as an individual, leader, and aspiring computer scientist.Justina Chua