Hi, I'm Emilie.
I'm a developer community manager and computer science educator located in Seattle, Washington.
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I'm currently Discord's Developer Community Manager. I also teach computer science part-time at North Seattle College. I hold a M.S. in Computer Science from UC Santa Barbara and have taught computer science for almost a decade.
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CM && Teaching && PM
Emilie manages the Discord Developers (DDevs) community, the second-largest community server owned by Discord. Working closely with developer advocates and software engineers, they deliver events and other activations to engage with the developer community, and ensure it remains a safe and valuable corner of the Internet.
They are also an adjunct professor at North Seattle College (Seattle, WA). They previously taught for Foothill College (Los Altos Hills, CA). At UC Santa Barbara, she was a lead teaching assistant and summer instructor for the introductory computer science course. They have also hosted a high school Summer Immersion Program based at Amazon Lab126 (Sunnyvale, CA) with Girls Who Code.
In her past program management role with the Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS Program, Emilie supported high schools across the Pacific Northwest develop equitable and inclusive computer science pathways. They recruited and managed relationships with technical volunteers, managed and scaled relationships with high schools and other stakeholders, and organized and hosted training sessions and other events.
As Emilie was a first-generation college student and identifies as a queer, non-binary woman in computer science, they understand the importance and urgency of addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the field. With their background, they relate to many who are just starting to learn to code, and strive to set an example for future computer scientists.
Code && Research
A Python-powered pet for your command line. Currently in development.
Purposeful Plans for Computer Science Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
During this ACM SIGCSE workshop, participants were supported through discussions that focus on specific areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Participants left the session with a purposeful plan inspired by new allies and frameworks from the Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS Program to address these issues within their own classrooms.
TEALS's Plans for Addressing Social Justice in Computer Science Education: Creating Inclusive CS Communities
This ACM SIGCSE lightning talk covered Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS Program's efforts in mitigating the disparity of access and participation of Black and Africian American students in high school computer science classes.
This web application uses Google's Map API to generate, save, and edit a visual representation of all giftees of a RedditGifts user.
Twisted Edwards Curves in Elliptic Curve Cryptography - 2015
This tutorial introduces Twisted Edwards Curves and relates them to Edwards Curves and Montgomery Curves. It covers projective and other coordinate systems for Twisted Edwards Curves and discusses their application within the Edwards-Curve Digital Signature Algorithm.
Cellular Automata (CA) Encryption Generator - 2013
This cellular automata encryption generator allows users to learn about CA encryption techniques in a visual manner. It allows the user to input any CA rule (mod 256) and set output preferences.
Honors && Awards
Master of Science, Computer Science - June 2016University of California, Santa Barbara
Course emphasis on Theory & Foundations, Research in Cryptography
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science - June 2013University of California, Santa Barbara
Honors Program Distinction
Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics - June 2013University of California, Santa Barbara
Distinguished Teaching Assistant - June 2015University of California, Santa Barbara
Received for Emilie's work during the 2014-2015 school year. The purpose of the award is to "recognize those teaching assistants who went above and beyond to support our students and faculty" and "demonstrated this excellence again and again."
Graduate Student Association Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee - 2015, 2016University of California, Santa Barbara
This campus-wide award recognizes the dedication of graduate students who have shown excellence and have gone above and beyond in their roles as teachers.
Women in Science and Technology Award Winner - 2012Visionary Integration Professionals
The nationwide competition awards support for 10 women seeking a career in computer science, information technology, or other applicable fields.
Chancellor's Scholarship Award Winner - 2009-2013University of California, Santa Barbara
Sam Walton Community Scholarship Award Winner - 2009-2013Wal-Mart Foundation
South Coast Business & Technology Award Winner - 2009-2013South Coast Business & Technology