Hi, I'm Paulina Lei.

I'm currently a first year graduate student at UC Davis pursuing a Master's degree in computer science. I completed my Bachelor's degree at UCLA in computational mathematics, a major that combines curriculum from applied mathematics and computer science.

I'm really passionate about finding the intersection of mathematics, computer science, and art. I'm currently interested in human-computer interaction, visualization, and machine learning.

Diversity and inclusion in STEM fields are especially important to me, so I am an ardent supporter and participant in bringing underrepresented communities into STEM.

Also, I have an infinite love for hamsters and "Calvin and Hobbes".

Experience

June 2018 – Sept 2018 Microsoft Software Engineering Intern
June 2017 – Sept 2017 American Express Software Engineering Intern
Dec 2016 – June 2018 Jaehoon Sul Lab Undergraduate Researcher
Dec 2016 – June 2017 Novacoast Developer Intern
June 2016 – Sept 2016 WatchGuard Technologies Software Engineering Intern

Feel free to shoot me an email if you would like to see my resume.

Extracurricular Activities

April 2017 – May 2018 Association for Computing Machinery – Women Design Chair
June 2018 – May 2018 Association for Computing Machinery Designer
June 2016 – June 2017 Daily Bruin Assistant Online Director
June 2016 – April 2017 Association for Computing Machinery – Women Intern
Sept 2017 – June 2017 Daily Bruin Project Manager
Jan 2016 – June 2017 Daily Bruin Web Developer
June 2015 – June 2016 Daily Bruin Assistant Editor
Oct 2014 – June 2016 Daily Bruin Copy Editor

Awards/Honors

2017 National Pacemaker Award for Best 2016-2017 College Online News Outlet
2017 College Media Association Pinnacle Award for Best Online Main Page
2017 College Media Association Pinnacle Award for Best Website Third Place
2017 California Newspaper Publisher's Association's Better Newspaper Contest Online General Excellence First Place
2017 California College Media Association Best Website Second Place
2017 California College Media Association Best Magazine Website Second Place
2017 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper Finalist
2016 Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Winner
2016 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Best Website
2016 National Pacemaker Awards Best College Online News Outlet
2016 National Pacemaker Awards Best College Newspaper
2016 California College Media Association Top Daily College Newspaper