Student Ambassadors

Tara Aggarwal, sophomore

  • taraggar@iu.edu
  • Majors: Computer science, marketing
  • Hometown: Lombard, Illinois
  • Internships/Involvement:
    • Women Who Code intern at IU’s Center of Excellence for Women in Technology
    • Intellectual development associate for Women in Business

Renee Bialas, senior

  • rbialas@iu.edu
  • Major: Computer science (intelligent systems specialization)
  • Minors: Informatics, Spanish
  • Hometown: Darien, Illinois
  • Internships/Involvement:
    • Intern at Google (twice)
    • Intern at CME Group
    • Study abroad in Madrid, Spain
    • Team lead for Serve IT
    • IU Dance Marathon
    • Alpha Delta Pi sorority

Gabrielle Cantor, junior

  • gcantor@iu.edu
  • Major: Intelligent systems engineering (cyber-physical systems concentration)
  • Minors: Mathematics, urban planning and community development
  • Hometown: Denver, Colorado
  • Internships/Involvement:
    • Resident assistant for the SICE Living Learning Center
    • Has studied how to better design technology for patients with discordant chronic comorbidities in SICE’s ProHealth Informatics Lab

Anne Effron, senior

  • ayeffron@iu.edu
  • Major: Informatics (biology cognate)
  • Minor: Biology
  • Hometown: Evansville, Indiana
  • Internships/Involvement:
    • Intern in the Proactive Health Informatics Lab
    • Marketing analytics intern at Roche
    • Team lead for Serve IT
    • President of the Sociotechnical Ethics Society

Brian Emmons, junior

  • briemmon@iu.edu
  • Major: Informatics (business cognate)
  • Minor: Business
  • Hometown: Bloomington, Indiana
  • Internships/Involvement:
    • Front-end development intern at GP Strategies
    • Serve IT
    • Phi Kappa Psi fraternity
    • Awkward Silence Comedy, which performs improvisational comedy

Ferris Esposito, sophomore

  • fesposi@iu.edu
  • Majors: Computer science (artificial intelligence specialization), mathematics
  • Hometown: Dyer, Indiana
  • Internships/Involvement:
    • SICE’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Computing
    • Code@IU

Maddie Fain, junior

  • madfain@iu.edu
  • Major: Intelligent systems engineering (bioengineering concentration)
  • Minor: Linguistics
  • Hometown: Greenwood, Indiana
  • Internships/Involvement:
    • Co-founder of the Biomedical Engineering Society
    • Co-founder of the INgineering club
    • New Student Orientation Team
    • Scholarship Advisory Committee
    • Greek life
    • Intramural flag football

Brandon Fischer, sophomore

  • bfisch9@iu.edu
  • Major: Intelligent systems engineering
  • Minor: Mathematics
  • Hometown: Carmel, Indiana
  • Internships/Involvement:
    • INgineering club
    • Biomedical Engineering Society
    • SICE Living Learning Center resident as a freshman

Renan Jewell, freshman

  • renjewel@iu.edu
  • Major: Intelligent systems engineering (cyber-physical systems concentration)
  • Hometown: Bloomington, Indiana

Davis Joseph, sophomore

  • datjosep@iu.edu
  • Major: Informatics
  • Minors: Business, computer science
  • Hometown: Bloomington, Indiana
  • Internships/Involvement:
    • Google Summer of Code
    • Undergraduate mentor for I101
    • Serve IT
    • Teach IT
    • Product Management Club
    • INgineering club

Andrew Kim, junior

  • anykim@iu.edu
  • Major: Computer science (systems specialization)
  • Minors: Business, cognitive science
  • Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Internships/Involvement:
    • Intern at the Department of Defense (twice)
    • Programming work for a security research lab at IU

Tristan Kollar, senior

  • ttkollar@iu.edu
  • Major: Informatics (business and human-centered computing cognates)
  • Minors: Business, marketing, human-centered computing
  • Hometown: Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Internships/Involvement:
    • Medical affairs business analyst at Shire
    • LDP IT intern at Textron
    • Study abroad in India

Bhasi Mehta, senior

  • bvmehta@iu.edu
  • Major: Informatics (business cognate)
  • Minor: Business
  • Hometown: San Jose, California
  • Internships/Involvement:
    • Intern at Liberty Mutual Insurance
    • Intern at Ford Motor Company
    • Study abroad in Australia
    • Maintenance team lead for Serve IT

Michael Mitsch, freshman

  • mfmitsch@iu.edu
  • Major: Intelligent systems engineering (molecular nanoscale engineering concentration)
  • Minor: Mathematics
  • Hometown: Muncie, Indiana
  • Internships/Involvement:
    • INgineering club
    • Honorvol

Erin Moloney, freshman

  • emoloney@iu.edu
  • Major: Intelligent systems engineering (bioengineering concentration)
  • Minor: Cognitive science
  • Hometown: Cedar Lake, Indiana
  • Internships/Involvement:
    • SICE Living Learning Center resident
    • Women in Computing

Umar Qureshi, senior

  • umquresh@indiana.edu
  • Major: Informatics (business cognate)
  • Minors: Business, marketing, financial literacy
  • Hometown: Columbus, Indiana
  • Internships/Involvement:
    • Financial services risk technology analytics intern at Crowe
    • External relations intern for Serve IT
    • Public relations chair of IU’s Pakistani Student Association

Stephen Railing, senior

  • sjrailin@iu.edu
  • Major: Computer science (artificial intelligence specialization)
  • Minors: Security informatics, entrepreneurship and small business management
  • Hometown: Columbus, Indiana
  • Internships/Involvement:
    • Serve IT

Zoe Railing, senior

  • zrailing@iu.edu
  • Majors: Informatics (linguistics cognate), Spanish
  • Minors: Linguistics, East Asian languages
  • Hometown: Columbus, Indiana
  • Internships/Involvement:
    • Technology analyst program intern at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    • Women in Computing
    • Center of Excellence for Women in Technology

Paul Roesler, freshman

  • proesler@iu.edu
  • Major: Intelligent systems engineering (cyber-physical systems concentration)
  • Minor: Mathematics
  • Hometown: Beverly Hills, Michigan

Stephanie Runte, junior

  • srunte@iu.edu
  • Major: Informatics (business cognate)
  • Minors: Business, human-centered computing
  • Hometown: Fishers, Indiana
  • Internships/Involvement:
    • Intern at Baxter International Inc. working on Amazon Web Services and security
    • Teach IT
    • Women in Computing

Katie Spoon, senior

  • kspoon@iu.edu
  • Major: Computer science (artificial intelligence specialization)
  • Minor: Mathematics
  • Hometown: Columbus, Indiana
  • Internships/Involvement:
    • AI research intern at IBM
    • Cyber analytics and decision systems intern at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory
    • Serve IT
    • Research assistant in IU’s Computer Vision Lab

Payton Thackery, senior

  • pcthacke@iu.edu
  • Major: Computer science (intelligent systems specialization)
  • Minor: Game design
  • Hometown: Anderson, Indiana
  • Internships/Involvement:
    • Software engineering intern at Raytheon
    • Software engineering intern at Target

Taylor Uhl, junior

  • tayuhl@iu.edu
  • Major: Informatics (business cognate)
  • Minors: Financial literacy, business foundations, marketing
  • Hometown: Floyds Knobs, Indiana
  • Internships/Involvement:
    • Enterprise procurement and vendor services intern at Humana
    • Risk advisory services intern at Grant Thornton
    • SICE Summer Camp
    • Serve IT
    • Student Athletic Board

Nina Updike, sophomore

  • nupdike@iu.edu
  • Major: Informatics (graphic design cognate)
  • Minor: Human-centered computing
  • Hometown: Fishers, Indiana
  • Internships/Involvement:
    • Design executive for the Informatics and Computing Student Association
    • SICE Summer Camp
    • Kappa Kappa Gamma

Connor Ward, senior

  • conward@iu.edu
  • Majors: Computer science (systems specialization), management
  • Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Internships/Involvement:
    • Intern at GE Appliances
    • Intern at Amazon
    • Study abroad in London, England
    • Researches human-computer interaction at SICE and published a paper on designing conversational agents like Alexa and Google Assistant

Mallory Weber, junior

  • msweber@iu.edu
  • Major: Informatics (security cognate)
  • Minors: Spanish, leaders and leadership
  • Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Internships/Involvement:
    • Serve IT intern
    • 3D printing intern at the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology
    • SICE Tech Trek in Belize

Cassidy Wichowsky, senior

  • cwichows@iu.edu
  • Major: Computer Science (artificial intelligence specialization)
  • Minor: Japanese
  • Hometown: Crown Point, IN
  • Internships/Involvement:
  • Study Abroad - Nagoya, Japan for one semester
  • Alpha Delta Pi - Former technology chair
  • SICE Help Center Tutor
  • Former ServeIT intern
  • Former Undergraduate Assistant
  • Former UROC (Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Computing)
  • Participant Internship at MiJack Corp. - Programming Intern Summer 2017
  • Internship at Target - Software Engineering Intern Summer 2018

Become an Ambassador

SICE Ambassadors talk to high school students, parents, and current IU students about our school. They host students who visit SICE, and also go to high schools and events like robotics competitions.

By becoming an Ambassador, you’ll build your leadership and communication skills, add to your resume, network with students and employers, and give back to your school.

Apply

You can apply to become an Ambassador in the spring semester. For more information, contact Natalie Edwards at natjedwa@indiana.edu.