Bachelor of Science - Computer Science & Religious Studies
New Haven, CT
Class of 2020
Teaching Assistant: Systems Programming & Computer Organization; Data Structures; Introduction to Computer Science; Introduction to Computer Programming
Computer Science Coursework: Software Verification; Natural Language Processing; Computer Vision & Biological Perception; Artificial Intelligence; Systems Programming & Computer Organization; Data Structures; Algorithms; Linear Algebra & Matrix Theory; Discrete Mathematics; Ordinary & Partial Differential Equations
Religious Studies Coursework: Biblical & Constitutional Interpretations in Dialogue; Theology & Medicine; The End of Metaphysics; Religion & Society; Spiritual But Not Religious; Holy Hipsters – Spiritual Heterodoxy in Post-War America; Religion & Grief
Coursework: Mobile Software Development
June 2017 - July 2017
Class of 2016
Introduced handwriting recognition into the student math editor to allow students to convert their handwritten math into LaTeX that is inserted into their document.
Integrated a Ruby on Rails logging system into the Notebooks (student document system) codebase to log student and teacher usage of editor functionality and determine areas for further improvement.
Redwood City, CA
May 2019 - August 2019
Used Grafana and Prometheus to visualize incoming data for all the CSTA K8S environments from MongoDB representing worldwide cyber security threats and attacks on the AT&T servers into order to debug, monitor, and track performance and resource utilization.
Enhanced 10 Java codebases for the Corporate Security & Threat Analytics (CSTA) team to remove potential security flaws indentified by Veracode Greenlight.
June 2018 - August 2018
Zhang, R., Westerfield, C., Shim, S., Bingham, G., Fabbri, A., Verma, N., Hu, W., Radev, D. (2019) “Improving Low-Resource Cross-lingual Document Retrieval by Reranking with Deep Bilingual Representations.” Association for Computational Linguistics.
Fabbri, A., Li, I., Trairatvorakul, P., He, Y., Ting, T., Tung, R., Westerfield, C., Radev, D. (2018) “TutorialBank: Using a Manually-Collected Corpus for Prerequisite Chains, Survey Extraction and Resource Recommendation.” Association for Computational Linguistics.
Yale Law School
Determined the most common phrases (bi-,tri-, and four-grams) in the U.S. Legal Code and mapped changes in the rankings of these phrases from 1925-2012.
January 2019 - Present
Developed a data analysis sytem using Python-based NLP libraries to process opinions written by the U.S. Supreme Court Justices to draw conclusions about the complexity, sentimentality, and polarity of their writing.
October 2018 - December 2018
Determined the optimal re-ranking system as applied to multilingual tasks for the development of a cross-lingual information retrieval system specifically for low-density and surprise languages, with training data in Swahili and Tagalog.
September 2017 - May 2019
Create and update the All About NLP (AAN) website interface and database with a focus on improving search queries through machine learning as part of a team of developers.
September 2017 - December 2018
Used R to research mutations in the RAS pathway in Caenorhabditis elegans to determine possible sites of cancer in the equivalent human pathway.
September 2015 - July 2016
Westerfield, C., Nijhawan, S., Lee, A. (2018) "Hello World! Teaching Coding Fundamentals to K-8."
WE18 Society of Women Engineers National Conference.
Teach review sessions, host office hours, grade assignments, and mentor final projects for Systems Programming, Data Structures & Programming Techniques, Introduction to Computer Science, and Introduction to Computer Programming, as well as participate in teacher training workshops.
New Haven, CT
January 2018 - Present
Developed a year-long computer science curriculum applicable for students in grades 5 – 8 to teach programming fundamentals that culminated in a final project.
New Haven, CT
January 2018 - May 2019
Organized a computer science project fair for more than 120 students to showcase student progress after a year of the Code Haven curriculum.
Directed a conference that will guide more than 50 teachers from elementary and middle schools across Connecticut on how to introduce computer science and programming software into their classrooms.
New Haven, CT
Foster greater community among Yale women and gender minorities in the computer science major through workshops, social events, town hall meetings with professors, and company partnerships.
May 2018 - May 2019
May 2017 - April 2018
New Haven, CT
Create pathways for women engineers at Yale to explore post-graduate opportunities by hosting professional development events and organizing group attendance at the National SWE conference.
April 2018 - May 2019
May 2017 - March 2018
Founded first ever club at Evanston Township High School to encourage more girls to participate in higher level science courses and pursue careers in STEM.
Organized shadow days at Northwestern University, design competitions, monthly meetings, and tutoring programs for more than 150 club members.
Lesbians Who Tech San Francisco Summit 2019, Yale Sponsored Attendee
Grace Hopper Women in Technology Conference 2018, Microsoft Diversity Conference Scholarship Recipient
WECode 2018 – Women in Computer Science Collegiate Conference, Yale Sponsored Attendee
WE17 – Society of Women Engineers National Conference, Yale Sponsored Attendee