Meet Chelsie, CEWiT's Peer Advisor
By Chelsie Kasun
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Fellow techie women,
Hello! My name is Chelsie Kasun, and I am joining CEWiT in a new role as a peer advisor to help YOU get connected with tech at IU.
To tell you a little more about myself, I am currently a junior majoring in Informatics with a cognate in Graphic Design and minor in Human-Centered Computing. I went through a rather unique route to get to where I am and to what I am studying. I was fortunate enough to have exposure to programming in a computer science class in high school. I started at IU as a Computer Science major, but I came to realize during my freshman year that I wanted a more holistic view of technology. In particular, I wanted to be on the front-end development side because I was so inspired by art and aesthetics in relation to technology.
Our goal at CEWiT is creating a safe and accessible place for women (and men too!) to explore and build skills in technology. This goal is what brought me to my new role as a peer advisor with CEWiT. As a peer advisor, I will be available to talk to students who wish learn how to get connected with technology and how to plug into CEWiT’s resources to assist them in finding their opportunities and options. I am thrilled to be able to work with CEWiT to help students understand the potential personal and professional growth learning or studying technology can give them.
I also will be talking more about my experience and my path in blog posts I will be writing to help other students understand not all paths to the technology field are direct and that technology touches all disciplines.
Don’t be shy! Have any questions about getting connected? Contact me to set up a meeting to talk more about how YOU can find your pathway to connect with tech by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!