Meet the Committee Heads
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Lana Verschage (She/Her/Hers)
Director of Women in Computing
Office: GOL-2371
Director of Women in Computing
Responsible for the development of all programs, events, presentations, communications and marketing associated with Women in Computing at RIT whose purpose is to motivate and inspire girls and young women to choose computing as a profession and to recruit and retain women students for the Golisano College of Computing at RIT.
General Meetings: Wed • 6:30pm • Zoom & GOL-2400
Rita McCarthy (She/Her/Hers)
Sr. Staff Specialist of Women in Computing
Office: GOL-2371
WiC Staff
Supports recruiting and retention efforts for women and ALANA students in GCCIS. Manages logistics and administrative activities for all programs, events, presentations, communications, and marketing initiatives. Some of these events include, our annual WiCHacks, Accepted Student Overnight Program, WiC After-Hours and K-12 outreach programs. Also manages day to day operations in the new WiC spaces (2372 & 2350).
General Meetings: Wed • 6:30pm • Zoom & GOL-2400
Emily Crilley (She/Her/Hers)
Logistics

Logistics Committee Head
The responsibilities of Logistics are to assist the Director, maintain WiC calendar, send updates regarding upcoming events, maintain membership information, and maintain historical information.
Mililani Rosare (She/Her/Hers)
Public Relations Alumni Committee Co-Head
PR Committee Co-Head
The responsibilities of Public Relations committee are to update and maintain Social Media, brochures and newsletters. They are also responsible for scheduling company tech talks, info sessions and cultivating relationships with university recruiters at the RIT career fair. This committee plans and executes WiConnects, a networking event for Golisano faculty, students and WiC Allies.
PR Meetings: MON • 6:30pm - 7:30pm • GOL-2500
Catherine Liu (She/Her/Hers)
Public Relations Social Media Committee Co-Head
PR Committee Co-Head
The responsibilities of Public Relations committee are to update and maintain Social Media, brochures and newsletters. They are also responsible for scheduling company tech talks, info sessions and cultivating relationships with university recruiters at the RIT career fair. This committee plans and executes WiConnects, a networking event for Golisano faculty, students and WiC Allies.
PR Meetings: MON • 6:30pm - 7:30pm • GOL-2500
Katherine Nayan (She/Her/Hers)
Outreach Committee Co-Head
Outreach Committee Co-Head
Responsibilities consist of planning and executing activities for the K-12 population such as After-Hours, the Accepted Student Overnight Program, secondary school visits to campus for tours and workshops, Orientation, College & Careers, Open Houses, Kids on Campus Summer Camp, and shadow visits from prospective students.
Outreach Meetings: FRI • 6pm - 7pm • GOL-2500
Jaime Campanelli (She/Her/Hers)
Outreach Committee Co-Head
Outreach Committee Co-Head
Responsibilities consist of planning and executing activities for the K-12 population such as After-Hours, the Accepted Student Overnight Program, secondary school visits to campus for tours and workshops, Orientation, College & Careers, Open Houses, Kids on Campus Summer Camp, and shadow visits from prospective students.
Outreach Meetings: FRI • 6pm - 7pm • GOL-2500
Ella Cronk
Events Committee Head
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Events Meetings: MON • 7pm - 8pm • GOL-2350 AKA WiC Space
Ananya Misra (She/Her/Hers)
WiCHacks Committee Head
WiCHacks Committee Head
The responsibilities of the WiCHacks committee are to plan and execute the annual WiC Hackathon, a women only hackathon. Planning includes obtaining company sponsors and mentors, scheduling API workshops and tech talks, and planning a Newbie Track for women who haven’t coded before.
WiCHacks Meetings: MON • 6pm - 7pm • GOL-1445
James Testa (He/Him/His)
Projects Committee Head
Projects Committee Head
The responsibilities of the Projects committee are to encourage students of all majors to come together and work on a project of interest that is fun and can grow students’ technical skills. The goal is to present the project at Imagine RIT.
Projects Meetings: FRI • 7pm - 8:30pm • SUN • 12pm - 4pm GOL-2350 AKA WiC Space
Darlene Ardila (She/Her/Hers)
Webmaster
Webmaster
The Webmaster is responsible for updating and maintaining the Women in Computing website and the WiCHacks website. The WiC website was revamped in 2019 by Lauren DiDonato and in 2021 by Amy Tan.
Saranya Dadi (She/Her/Hers)
Allies Committee Head
Allies Committee Head
WiC Allies is a group of RIT and GCCIS community members committed to furthering the mission and goals of Women in Computing, for the purpose of affecting positive change and fostering a more inclusive GCCIS culture.
Allies Meetings: FRI • 7pm - 8pm • GOL-2400 • Zoom