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Computer Science Panel – Fatima Ali, Haana Janmohamed

Haana Janmohamed is a rising senior studying Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. She was born and raised in Austin, Texas. Haana loves anything to do with computer science, statistics, healthcare, and teaching. She has worked as an academic coach, a research assistant, and is a returning software engineer intern at Facebook this summer. In the fall, Haana will work as a mentor to incoming CS students under her university’s computer science department and will also be serving as Co-President for UT Austin’s Ahlul Bayt Student Organization. In her free time, Haana loves to read books, write on her blog (http://aninspiredtechie.blogspot.com), spend time with friends & family, and work on her brush pen calligraphy.

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Fatima Ali is a rising senior studying Computer Science and researching in Human-Computer Interaction and Health Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. Currently, Fatima is at Twitter, interning as a software engineer and building dashboards for the Twitter API. At her previous position at Apple, she built features for a Machine Learning platform, and before that, at Google, she created a web app to support a nonprofit that has delivered 20 million pounds of extra farm produce to food banks. As an advocate for inclusion in the tech industry, she has organized professional development workshops for various groups, including early-career women at Muslim Women in Tech, interns and new graduates at Minterns, and incoming students at UC Irvine’s Muslim Student Union. Outside of work, she loves to paint, edit photos of her hiking trips, and soak in the golden hour sunshine. Fatima grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and she most cherishes the Northern California redwood forests.