Elana is a Junior at Stern College for Women and a double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science. This past fall, she participated in the Yeshiva University hackathon where she had the opportunity to engage with, and meet other computer science students. She says she was extremely impressed by how much they were able to accomplish in 24 hours by collaborating together. From her experience, she was inspired to organize an all-women's hackathon event at Stern College to help bring confidence to her female STEM peers and encourage them to get involved. She says, "By making the event more accessible to all levels, I hope to inspire others to participate in future hackathons."
Additionally, Elana is also on the board of the Computer Science club at Stern, where she helps to plan events such as the hackathon, and is a co-editor of Derech HaTeva, which is a bible and science journal at Stern. Elana was also recently invited to compete in the Google Games computer science competition where she and her teammates worked to solve a variety of puzzle games.
We are so impressed with Elana's passion for the STEM field!