Professional Activities

Leadership Experience & Diversity Outreach

Celestini Project Director in India, in collaboration with IIT Delhi & Marconi Society, Sponsorship from Google, 2017

Panelist at Stanford-Berkeley Women in CS Workshop , Apr 2018

ACM N2Women Fellowship Co-chair, 2017-2018

Co-organizer, 2nd MobiSys Women’s Workshop, June 2017

Chair, 5G Opportunities and Challenges, Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2015

  • Organized a panel discussion on technical and policy perspectives with five prominent academic and Microsoft researchers.

Guest speaker, Planning graduate school career workshop at Princeton CS, Nov 2016

Guest Speaker, The First Annual Washington State Middle School Computer Science Competition, May 2015
Taught an audience of 200 middle-school students how to program robots using kinect. Video URL

Co-chair, IEEE Student Leadership Summit at Microsoft Research October 2014

  • Designed a leadership training program for 34 IEEE student branch chairs from 14 universities across USA.

Women in Engineering (WiE) Chair of Stanford IEEE Student Branch 2010-2013
Financial Chair of Stanford Women In Electrical Engineering (WEE) 2011-2012
Initiated and led innovative projects, raised funds, and planned and executed more than twenty events to enhance the diversity of Stanford campus, especially women in engineering students. Selected contributions are below:

  • Demonstrated unprecedented initiative to raise more than $10,000 in funds for new projects targeted toward women in engineering through grant proposals when the group was poorly funded through IEEE, National Center of Women in Information and technology (NCWIT) etc.

  • Initiated quarterly lunches for women engineering students with the women engineering faculty to help them find inspiring role-models and foster a strong community.

  • Introduced a novel component of industry ‘big sisters’ or mentors in the mentorship program for women.

  • Successfully organized and moderated the first-ever panel in electrical engineering and computer science on the topic ‘‘Graduate School vs Business School vs Industry’’ that reached out to more than 80 undergraduates. The panel had six Stanford alumni including four women and discussed the pros/cons of a variety of career paths, how the panelists made their career choices, and what led them to their dream job.

  • Pioneered and organized a new conference at Stanford known as EWIDE (Engineering Welfare & Innovation in Developing Economies). The conference brought together social entrepreneurs, researchers, and students from a wide variety of engineering disciplines to discuss the issues and future roadmap for design of engineering technologies that can empower developing economies.

Science-in-Service Mentor, Haas Center for Public Services, Stanford 2009-2010
Served as a science mentor in youth mentorship program by Haas Center for Public Services, Stanford. Organized weekly fun science activities for ethnically and economically diverse youth enrolled in Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula (BGCP).