Meet the Computer Science + X Mentors!

Angie Cheng (Lead Mentor)

Hello! My name is Angie and I’m going to be a senior in Math and CS with a minor in Statistics. This summer I’ll be interning at Amazon as a SWE intern remotely, but hoping to visit the office at least once! I’m heavily involved with student organizations on campus such as Reflections|Projections, MechMania, and Women in Computer Science. I also currently work with a couple professors on some fun research projects. In my free time I love playing golf, playing video games, hanging out with friends, sleeping, and eating. I’m excited to be a WIE mentor this year and I can’t wait to meet all of you in August!

Alycia Bhargava

Hello! My name is Alycia. I am going to be a junior in majoring Computer Science and Geography/GIS. I have also just completed my Leadership Certificate. This summer I will be a Software Engineering Intern at JPMorgan Chase. On campus, I am a course assistant for CS 233 and am involved with my engineering sorority, Alpha Omega Epsilon. In my free time I enjoy doing art, being outside, and watching movies. I am super excited to be a WIE mentor and meet all of you this Fall!

Riya Gupta

Hi everyone! My name is Riya, and I’m going to be a junior in Computer Science and Linguistics. On campus, I’ve been involved with Women In Computer Science (WCS), Pulse, SIGCHI, and UI Black Chorus. I’m interested in software engineering and product management. In my free time, I love singing, listening to music, photography, and playing tennis. I’ve had a great time exploring UIUC the past two years, and I can’t wait to meet you all in August 🙂

Romina Parimi

Hi all!! I’m Romina, a sophomore in CS + Advertising and from Santa Clara, CA. This summer, I’m working as an SQE intern at Amazon; my internship was hybrid (virtual + in-person), so feel free to ask me any questions about it!! At UIUC, I’m involved with Women in Computer Science (WCS), Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), and American Advertising Federation (AAF). In my free time, you’ll find me engaged in some physical fitness / creative leisure activity. I’m super excited to be a WIE mentor after attending WIE as a freshman last year, and I’m even more excited to meet all of you, answer any questions you may have, and make your transition to college as smooth-sailing as possible!

Aparna Ayyah

Hi! My name is Aparna and I’m going to be a junior in Statistics and Computer Science. This summer I’m working at JPMorgan in Chicago as a Software Engineering Intern. I’ve also worked in Data Science, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing at previous internships. On campus, I’m involved in AI research through the C3SR URAI program (check it out!) and am also a Project Manager for Project Code. In my free time, I like to watch true crime documentaries, cook, and go biking, especially in the summer. I’m super excited to be a WIE mentor this year, and I can’t wait to meet you all!

Sana Madhavan

Hi! My name’s Sana and I’m going to be a sophomore in Computer Science+Linguistics. I hope to pursue the intersection of language, technology, and social impact. This summer, I’m a Digital Innovation intern at Ameren working on automation through software projects where I get to apply core CS concepts in the real world. On campus, I will be a course associate for an intro CS course this fall, the Outreach chair for CS Mental Health Committee, and a Scholarship Co-chair for Alpha Omega Epsilon, a professional engineering sorority. In my free time, I love to write and spend time with family. I’m so excited to be a WIE mentor and looking forward to seeing you all on campus!

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