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McCormick Student Named to Board of Anita Borg Institute

Eugenia Gabrielova, a computer science senior in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, was recently appointed to the board of the Anita Borg Institute as one of the first two student members.

Based in Palo Alto, CA, the Anita Borg Institute provides resources and programs to help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and develop women leaders in high-tech fields. As a student on the board, Gabrielova will help with the organization's strategy and outreach to students while helping to make computer science a sustainable field for women.

"It's really exciting to be able to get involved and try to involve more women in science and technology," she says.

Gabrielova, who was nominated by Seda Memik, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has worked on distributed systems research with Fabian Bustamante, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science. Last summer she performed research at the Databases Lab at the University of Washington. Now she's applying for graduate school and hopes to get her PhD in computer science with an emphasis on distributed systems.

"I'd like to build systems that can help people," she says.