Hi! I'm Emily, a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. in Computer Science. I currently work at Twitter as a software engineer.
While I love writing code (you can see some of my projects below and on Github), I also like writing essays. I have experience writing editorials and indepths from my high school days where I spent 3 years on staff for our national award-winning newsmagazine, Lakota East Spark (check out our Issuu). Now I occasionally produce pieces on my Medium.
While I no longer do any journalism-related activities, I still believe it's important to have people's stories get told and people's voices get heard. I'm very fortunate that I have found avenues to apply my software engineering skills towards this goal.
My other interests include: full-stack web development, software for social good, data science and machine learning, and technology policy and ethics.
A Chrome Extension showing how safe and LGBTQ-friendly a city is based on Airbnb listings.
A prototype for a social network and article sharing site targeted towards AAPI LGBTQ young people.
Analyze characteristics of Myanmar townships and how that influences ability to pay for electricity.
Fictional novella set in the future, postulating on what would happen if VR went unregulated?