July 5, 2020: I am attending ACL (virtually)! My pre-recorded presentation about my paper “Classification and Analysis of Neologisms Produced by Learners Spanish: Effects of Proficiency and Task” went live. Additionally, I held a virtual Q&A on the paper through the WiNLP workshop.
May 30, 2020: I have a paper accepted to Widening NLP (co-located with ACL) on coinage production in a Spanish learners corpus! I will be presenting it July 5 at WiNLP, remotely.
May 15, 2020: I am excited to be joining the Executive Board of guWeCode (Georgetown University Women Coders) for the 2020-2021 academic year!
October 04, 2019: I am attending the Grace Hopper Celebration, for the second time, in Orlando, FL as a GHC Student Scholar!
June 28, 2019: Article published on the Germantown Academy website about my work with Women in Computing.
May 25, 2019: Today I graduate magna cum laude from Lafayette College with a B.S. in Computer Science and B.A. in Spanish!
May 13, 2019: At the Lafayette College Honors Convocation, I have been awarded the Frank Kline Baker Spanish and Latin American Civilization Award, awarded to the student who attains the greatest proficiency in the study of Spanish and Latin American Civilization, and the Benjamin F. Barge Oratorical Prize – Honors Thesis Defense, awarded to the graduating senior who has demonstrated exemplary oratorical skills in the presentation and discussion of their senior honors thesis.
May 12, 2019: Series of articles published on the Lafayette College website about my work planning Women in STEM Week.
“Shira was the driving force in putting together Women in STEM week,” Ordille says. “Her leadership has been an incredible asset to the computer science department and to women in STEM-related fields on campus. Her efforts expanded Women in Computing to include an outward focus that is having impact across campus and amongst alumni.”– Joann Ordille, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Lafayette College and faculty mentor for Women in Computing, “Celebrating Women in STEM”, Lafayette College
May 10, 2019: I have received the 1974 Award at the Aaron O. Hoff Awards, which recognizes the student who most exemplifies the groundbreaking spirit of the first class of women to graduate from Lafayette College by working toward equality for women on campus.
Additionally, Women in Computing, an organization for which I serve as President, is awarded the Big 8 Program of the Year. This award recognizes the student organization who planned and implemented a program or initiative that most impacted the campus community in its emphasis on cross-cultural dialogue, intellectual exploration of a sociocultural issue, and/or social integration across identities. This award is presented for Hidden Figures Week.
April 5, 2019: Article published in The Lafayette student newspaper on Women in STEM Week, a week-long series of events dedicated to empowering women in STEM fields and educating the Lafayette community.
April 1, 2019: While serving as President, Women in Computing hosts and organizes Lafayette College’s first Women in STEM Week, an interdisciplinary week-long event discussing the experiences of women in STEM.
November 26, 2018: Under my leadership, Women in Computing plans and organizes Hidden Figures Week, a week of events discussing the role of underrepresented groups in STEM.
January 1, 2018: Study abroad in Rome for a month, studying the history of ancient Italy.
October 4, 2017: Attending the Grace Hopper Celebration for the first time, with other members of Women in Computing. As President of Women in Computing, I secured funding for members of our group to attend the conference from the Lafayette College Computer Science Department.
May 11, 2017: I spoke on a panel about student research at Lafayette College at the groundbreaking of the Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center, discussing my research computationally modeling the biological process of signaling cascades.
January 3, 2017: Study abroad in Europe for a month, studying classical art and literature. We traveled from Munich, to Verona, spending much of our time in Rome, and ended in Pompeii. Check out my Italian Journey!
December 3, 2015: I gave a Tedx talk at Lafayette College discussing the role of women in computing throughout history. Article on the Tedx conference is released in the Lafayette student newspaper.