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Diversity and Inclusion in Technology

Come learn about career insights on issues related to race, ethnicity, gender, LGBTQIA, and other marginalized identities in technology!

Date: Thursday, Dec 9, 2021
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Virtual Zoom Panel (Meeting ID: 94023298719)

Fostering diversity and inclusion in the technology spaces requires strong intentions and difficult conversations. The CS DUG is hosting a virtual panel, inviting alumni to share their experiences as members of historically underrepresented groups in CS. Come learn about their career pathways and insights on issues related to race, ethnicity, gender, LGBTQIA, and other marginalized identities in technology!


  • Cailyn Hansen ’19 (she/her)
    • Cailyn graduated with an AB in Ethnic Studies and Computer Science and was also a CS 22 and 1010 TA. She’s now a full-stack web developer who has worked in government, civic tech, environmental, and education spaces. She is based in Brooklyn, NY and just started at Duolingo on the Schools team. Previously, she was the third engineer at a sustainability focused start-up Ridwell based out of Seattle, WA. She’s passionate about digital humanities and restorative justice and is interested in exploring the ways technology can help challenge us to imagine and explore alternatives visions for the future.
  • Rebecca Vitale ‘04 (she/her)
    • Rebecca is the founder and a data scientist at VolSweep, a data analytics company which uses unsupervised learning in voter targeting. She lives in Brooklyn, cooks a lot, and tries to ride her bike every day. At Brown, Rebecca studied Old World Archaeology and Art and received a master’s in Statistics from Columbia.
  • Jenna Tishler ‘20 (she/her)
    • Jenna Tishler is a software engineer at Duolingo. She has previously interned at Facebook and Teachers Pay Teachers. She concentrated in Computer Science and Visual Art and graduated from Brown University in 2020. Some of her relevant extracurriculars are TAing for CS15 and being a WiCS mentor.
  • Jasmyn Nicole Samaroo ‘13 (she/her)
    • Jasmyn is an operations manager for Digitization Services at Google, where her primary responsibilities are North American production for Google Books and Special Projects. Previously, Jasmyn studied English and International Relations as an undergraduate at Brown, and attained a master’s in biotechnology at John Hopkins, and an MBA. She co-leads the Google Ann Arbor chapter of the Black Googler Network, among other community service roles.