Laurel Hopkins

Chapter Co-Lead

Laurel is currently a second-year graduate student at OSU pursuing a Master’s degree in Computer Science. Her research involves exploring machine learning methods for species distribution modelling. Laurel graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a BS in Electrical Engineering and worked as a hardware designer for four years at Inogen Inc. Her work focused on product design involving all aspects of the design cycle – from theoretical design all the way through manufacturing. Her exposure to firmware development during her time at Inogen inspired her to pursue an advanced degree in CS. In her free time, Laurel enjoys outdoor activities (backpacking, camping, hiking etc.) and enjoys practicing yoga.

Catherine Stevens

Chapter Co-Lead

Catherine is a web designer at a web agency in Corvallis. Her focus is on implementing web designs on client websites and redesigns. She has been with ChickTech for 2 years and prior to being co-program manager she led the Web Design workshop.  She enjoys learning new CSS web design tricks and spends time baking, knitting and biking.

Annie Lei

Annie is a fourth-year computer science major and Honors College student at Oregon State University. In addition to her work with ChickTech, she is currently working on her honors thesis and her major-related senior capstone project. Her past work experience includes waitressing at a sushi belt, TAing for undergraduate computer science courses, contributing to projects at the OSU Open Source Lab, and interning at ScaleFT. Her interests outside of school and ChickTech include art, music, history and fiction.

Margaret Mellinger

Margaret has volunteered with ChickTech Corvallis since 2014 and loves to see girls connect with tech. She is currently head of Emerging Technologies & Services at Oregon State University Libraries, where she has worked since 2003.

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