Due to my unexpected (and very exciting!) journey into computer science research, I want to expand our ideas of what “computer science” is to encourage more diversity in this field. Stereotypes about computer science and computer scientists can deter many women and underrepresented groups from pursuing a career in this discipline [read more].
Stumbling upon this wonderful career path after taking a course on design in undergrad has led me to realize how broad computer science is. Just look at the interesting and interdisciplinary work being published at top computer science venues such as CHI, CSCW, FAccT, among others to understand how this discipline can be used to improve and understand human life and society.
If you are from the social sciences and interested in pivoting to computer science, please feel free to reach out to me and I’d be happy to chat.