For female students, in particular, attending the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing can be a critical launching pad for careers in computer science in either academia or private industry. For that reason, UC San Diego’s Center for Networked Systems (CNS) provides funding each year to help defray the cost of attending the Grace Hopper Celebration to a deserving student who wants to play a leadership role in computer science.
The CNS Grace Hopper Travel Grant awardee selected to attend the 2018 conference, September 26-28 in Houston, is Nadah Feteih. Feteih is working on her M.S. in Computer Science with a specialization in Systems and Security.
Nadah Feteih is going into her last year in the M.S program, with an anticipated graduation of March 2019. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from UC San Diego and graduated December 2017 with highest honors (summa cum laude). During her time as an undergraduate, she has been involved with the CSE Department in different capacities. She has been a tutor for various introductory programming courses and most recently a TA for the Programming Languages and Compilers courses. She was an undergraduate researcher with a growing interest in security and privacy research. With her most recent role this summer as a software engineer at Google, she worked on the Data Retention and Wipeout team under the privacy org. During previous summers, she has also completed internships at Facebook and Intuit. As a graduate student, she has also been interested in Computer Science education and co-founded a student organization (CS foreach) focused on mentorship, outreach, and teaching Computer Science in underserved communities throughout San Diego County. She received the Contributions to Diversity award within the Master’s division this past June.