Stephanie Milani

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Stephanie Milani, a Computer Science and Psychology major at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, is a student leader dedicated to improving diversity and access to education in computer science. For the past year and a half, she has been a leader of the Computer Science Education Club, an outreach-oriented organization dedicated to broadening participation in the field. Through this club, Stephanie has worked with other club leaders to organize and execute a variety of computer science events at UMBC and in the surrounding community. Stephanie is a thoughtful, passionate, and supportive leader capable of inspiring others to act on a wide range of issues. Her passion to improve computer science education for marginalized populations is evident through her involvement as the Curriculum Development Coordinator for Creative Coders, a mentoring program that she co-founded to introduce computer science to middle school students, as well as her previous work in curriculum development for Computer Science Matters in Maryland. Stephanie looks forward to continuing to enact social change as she pursues a career in machine learning research.

Freeman Hrabowski III
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Personal Statement

What motivates me to serve is empowering underrepresented students to be a part of the exciting field of computer science (CS). On campus, I lead the Computer Science Education Club, which broadens access to computer science by planning and executing events on campus and at local middle and high schools. This club is unique compared to other CS-focused clubs on campus because it has more female leaders and members than male, and a significant LGBTQ membership. I also founded and developed the curriculum for a program called Creative Coders to introduce middle school students to computer science through game development with UMBC mentors. Previously, I worked in curriculum development for Computer Science Matters in Maryland, where I was able to advocate for issues of diversity and accessibility in CS education on a national level.

Stephanie Milani
Computer Science (B.S.), Psychology(B.A.): Class of 2019
written 2018

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Terrell Saunders, UNC Greensboro Lizbeth Morales, Univeristy of North Texas at Dallas Evelyn Denisse Monreal Pitones, Universidad de Monterrey Mikita Thompson, University of Baltimore Jayda Williams, University of Central Arkansas Madeline Mills, University of Central Florida Kalen Russell, University of Central Oklahoma Wanjiku Gatheru, University of Connecticut Sarah Richard, University of Dayton Liliana Diaz-Solodukhin, University of Denver Krista Smith, University of Florida Mariana Grijalva, University of Houston-Downtown Marvin Slaughter, University of Illinois at Chicago Alix Fisk, University of Kansas Cynthia Corona, University of La Verne Taryn Jones, University of Maryland Eastern Shore Stephanie Milani, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Josue Rivera Valdez, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Faith Boone, University of Miami Anna Maria Genovesi, University of Michigan-Flint Jennifer Mossgraber, University of Missouri - St. Louis Sophie Moon, University of Montana Spencer Whyte, University of Mount Union Cassandra Griffin, University of Nebraska Omaha Daniel Suber, University of North Carolina Asheville Sreevidhya (Vidhya) Balasubramanian, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Katherine Rasmussen, University of North Florida Brittaney Dyer, University of North Georgia Ashley Sánchez, University of Northern Iowa Prathm Juneja, University of Notre Dame Sabine Brown, University of Oklahoma, Tulsa Heidi Lee, University of Pennsylvania Matthew Bell, University of Puget Sound Victoria Stabile, University of Rhode Island Alicia Jiggetts, University of Richmond Josefina Jaramillo, University of San Diego Daizha Green, University of South Carolina Tiana Burgess, University of South Carolina Beaufort Michael Sullivan, University of St Thomas Wendy Hoang, University of Wisconsin - Madison Yoger Aguilar, University of Wisconsin - Parkside Zoe Betancourt, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Sydney Mastey, University of Wisconsin-Superior
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