Brenna Nieva

Brenna Nieva

About Me


Poltical Science & Computer Science

I am a senior at Western Washington University (WWU) which is located in Bellingham, Washington, USA. Here I am double majoring in Political Sciences and Computer Science.

GitHub Field Expert - US

Campus Experts is a global program that consists of student leaders that strive to build diverse and inclusive spaces to learn skills, share their experiences, and build projects together. As the Field Expert representing the US, I travel to conference and speak at workshops, providing students with the tools needed to build their circles into inclusive and safe environments.
If you're interested in learning more about the program, reach out!

President of the Association for Gender Inclusion in Computing

I have always been extremely passionate towards increasing diversity and inclusivity in the CS field. In high school I was consistently doing advocacy work through Girls Who Code and passed a bill supporting K-12 CS classroom demographics! I knew I wanted to continue this work once I started at university, which brought me to AGIC. We have built a community that aims to support women, non binary, gender nonconforming and other minority CS students through their academics and career.


Since 2019, I have been a part of a machine learning research group called HutchResearch, led by Dr. Brian Hutchinson. In addition to contributing to projects and publications, we place a heavy emphasis on reading deep learning and related papers to stay up to date with the field. Currently I am working to use deep learning to predict information on global weather and climate.





Western Washington University

Junior (Class of 2023)

Computer Science Scholars Program


Western Washington University

Junior (Class of 2023)

Political Science (Political Theory)




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



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

Student Technology Center


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)


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


Google CSSI


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.


Girls Who Code


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


Varsity Speech & Debate


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




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


Girls Who Code


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.


Things Ive Been Working On


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Seattle, WA