Pranchal Narang  • Student Chair
Hi, I’m Pranchal and my pronouns are she/her. I’m a stage 3 Computer Science student and I am the Student Chair for W@CS. I am passionate about creating a more equal, diverse and inclusive environment in the Computer Science field and have been working towards this shared goal with all our committee and members. I love a good chat so feel free to reach out to me on any of our social media platforms if you want to learn more about the stuff we do or just have a chat 🙂
Idil Bilgic • Student Vice Chair

Hellooo, I’m Idil (she/her) and I am a stage 1 Computer Science student from Turkey. Some of the aspects of computer science that I am interested in the most are neural networks, Green IT and game development. I am also quite passionate about sustainability and social justice. Whenever I’m AFK (away from keyboard), I seek opportunities to be more active by playing tennis, swimming and surfing.

Shauna Dowling • Alumni Representative

I am delighted to be joining the W@CS committee as the Alumni member. I looked forward to working with and mentoring the current committee members throughout this academic year. Having been a UCD Computer Science student myself I look forward to creating a meaningful impact for current students through relaying my experience in industry so far. As an individual with a passion for diversity and inclusion, and having assisted with the Alumni Roundtable earlier this year, I look forward to creating content and voicing perspectives that will be of further relevance to all current Computer Science students.

Karol Wojcik Graphic & Visual Designer  

Hey, my name is Karol Wojcik and I am a Computer Science Undergrad at UCD. My job as a committee member of W@CS is that of a Visual/Graphic Designer. I am really looking forward to working with everyone involved to make some great content!

Shreya Tadas StudentMentoring

I am a PhD student at the Insight Center for Data Analytics in the School of Computer Science. I got my Masters degree from RIT, NY and have also worked in the bay area as a UX designer. Having worked in the software industry in the bay area where men outnumbered women in every meeting room, I highly value the role that women @ CS plays in each institution to engage and mentor more women in the computer science field. Hope to meet you all soon (virtually of course!)

Mudita Verma • Social Media Manager

Hi everyone, I’m Mudita, the Social Media Manager for this year. I’m a 3rd year Computer Science student and have an ardent interest in art ^.^
Looking forward to a great year with you all!

Charity Delmus Alupo • Events Coordinator

I am Charity Delmus Alupo, a first Ph.D student at ML – Labs.
My Ph.D in Machine Learning will be focusing on Analytics for Sustainable Energy Development. I am the Events person at Women in CompSci.

Kalkidan Dessie • Undergrad Representative

Hi my name is Kalkidan Dessie.
I am a first year student in computer science. I have been elected as the undergrad rep for Women@CompSci. I joined Women@CompSci because I really appreciated the work that they have done to broaden diversity and inclusion in computer science. I am very delighted to be elected as the undergrad rep and excited to work together with everyone at Women@CompSci this year. Hopefully we’ll make the best out of it.

Tanaya Badve • Postgrad Representative

Tanaya recently joined Women@CompSci committee of UCD as Post Graduate representative.She’s currently pursuing her Masters in Computer Science. Prior to studies she worked as a Software developer back there in India, her home country. She spends her spare time reading books,writing poems or her personal writeups,cooking being her new hobby and what she loves the most is exploring people and places!

“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.”

Nia Northime • Members Representative

Hi there, my name is Nia and I’m the Member’s Rep (and the person who has been writing the member’s emails!). I’m from Galway and currently doing my Masters in Computer Science. I’m super excited to be a part of the Women @CompSci committee and ensure everyone in Computer Science in UCD feels included and represented.


Fatemeh Golpayegani • Staff Co-chair








Fintan Costello • Staff Co-chair









Catherine Mooney • Outgoing Staff Co-chair








Eleni Mangina • Staff Rep








Rupert Bowen • Industry Liaison
I work in marketing and graduate student recruitment for the school. After university I tried out careers in photography and garden design. Since 1984 I have worked in marketing and management roles in publishing, training, banking, telecoms and now education, which I love. I just graduated with a MSc from UCD’s Smurfit School of Business. I am British but Ireland has been my home for 30 years! I have two adult daughters who are starting to make their way in their chosen careers.



Claudia Mazo Vargas • Postdoc Rep








Rosemary Josekutty Thomas • Networking sub-committee