Brenna Nieva

Brenna Nieva

About Me

Student

Caffeine Connoisseur

Junior at Western Washington University (WWU) double majoring in Political Sciences and Computer Science.

I am passionate towards increasing diversity and inclusivity in the CS field through standing as the President of the Association for Gender Inclusion in Computing (AGIC). I also work with Machine Learning doing research with HutchResearch

Resume

Student

Education

Current

Western Washington University

Junior (Class of 2023)

Computer Science Scholars Program

Current

Western Washington University

Junior (Class of 2023)

Political Science (Political Theory)

Experience

Present

Microsoft

Technical Intern

Intern for Summer 2021 and 2022

  • Worked in disinformation research in the News and Feeds Team
  • Created an indepth competitive analysis comparing top news sources
Present

HutchResearch

Undergrad

Machine Learning (DeepLearning) in Climate Sciences

  • Currently working on a machine learning (Deep Learning) project focused predicting climate weather data in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Labs
  • Published to multiple conferences and journals
  • Completed a Deep Learning Study
Present

Student Technology Center

Manager

Completed technical projects and administrative tasks for Western Washington University by leading projects for the software development team

  • Wrote and maintained documentation for staff website using tools such as Docker, Django and HTML/CSS
  • Support students and professors with technology by providing one-on-one tutoring, teaching classes and assisting with trou bleshoots
  • technology workshops for classes (Wordpress, Arduino, VR Development, Raspberry Pi, HTML/CSS, Python, 3D Printing, Excel, Word, Adobe Lightroom, Canvas)

2020

Pacific Northwest National Labs

Computer Science Intern

  • Completed training in Microsoft Azure and Azure Data Explorer (Kusto)
  • Attended conferences focused on energy and lighting in relation to technology and public policy.
  • Utilized tools such as Power BI to work analyze data and create reports

2019

Google CSSI

Student

Was selected to participate in a month long program at Google’s Seattle headquarters. This was created for rising college freshman interested in Computer Science. This program tested skills such as Python, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and the Google AppEngine. A final project was built with two other students which we showcased to Google Engineers.

2019

Girls Who Code

Advocate

Only alumni to testify on behalf of Girls Who Code to the Washington State House and Senate Education Committees on multiple accounts, advocating for passage of an act that would track and report data on girls’ participation in K-12 computer science courses. Spoke on multiple accounts in front of House of Education, Senate and met with Gov. Jay Inslee. (HB 1577 / SB 5574)
- February 14th 2019 - Testified
- February 25th 2019 - Met with Founder & CEO Reshma Saujani
- April 17th 2019 - Gov Jay Inslee Signed Bill into Law

2014-2019

Varsity Speech & Debate

Competitor

National Rankings & has attended NITOC (National Invitational Tournament of Champions) multiple years

2018

NSLC

Student

National Student Leadership Conference-Medical internship and educational experience at UCLA

2017

Girls Who Code

Student

Selected to participate in innovative, seven week immersion program focusing on hard and soft skill development. One of twenty teenage girls at GWC' Twitter Seattle. Learned mobile app development, robotics, web design, as well as data structures and analytics. Prepared a final project and presented to executives, corporate and field leaders, technical professionals and parents.

Projects

Things Ive Been Working On

Contact

Get in Touch

Reach Out

Say Hello!

Seattle, WA
bnieva101@gmail.com
@brennanieva