Emma M.

Emma M.

To Emma, computer science acts as a force multiplier and as a bridge between cultures. Emma is a sophomore Computer Science and Mathematics major at Washington University in St. Louis. During the summer of 2017, Emma formed lasting friendships with girls from the Middle East and North Africa, while she helped them learn to program in Python, at the State Department funded Tech Girls program. Emma focuses on helping low income girls, and girls who are underrepresented minorities, gain the underlying math skills they need to enter college as computer science majors. She tutors elementary school children on math every week in St. Louis, MO. During the summer of 2016, Emma worked with Dr. Gloria Washington at Howard University to develop software, in Python, to identify people of color from pictures of their ears, by improving existing algorithms for ear recognition. From 2017-2019 Emma created a website in HTML for the lab of Dr. Wendell Hill at the Joint Quantum Institute at The University of Maryland. Now, Emma works at The Remote Sensing Laboratory for Dr. Raymond Arvidson doing research and data analytics on the Mars Rovers. She hopes to inspire other girls to pursue careers in Computer Science and Aerospace.