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Tatiana Wiener


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I had never liked any classes previous to college. When I was advised to take computer science, my life drastically changed for the better. I finally found a field I was truly passionate about. I found comfort in my professors and my peers, but I did not know that the odds were stacked against me. As I look around in some of my classes, I realize I am the only woman in the room. As much as women want to stand up and speak their minds, constantly being silenced by men internalizes sexism and the thought that women should stay quiet. I want to change this. Throughout my time at Connecticut College, I have joined the Student Advisory board to help other young women, I have become the president of the ACM-W Chapter at Connecticut College to encourage young women to try computer science, and I have even created a web application for current women in tech at the college. I want other generations to be filled with equal opportunity to find what they love, just as much as I did. In the future, I want to become a badass female boss who empowers all to try coding. Maybe they will find a passion just as I did. A female role model is something that I did not have while in school or something I did not know I was allowed to aspire to be. I want to change the game, with my high platform I will help reform school systems to encourage women to pursue STEM fields and do just as I did. I want to help.


Connecticut College

Bachelor's degree program
2017 - Present
  • Majors:
    • Computer Science
  • Minors:
    • Philosophy


  • Desired degree level:

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Computer Science
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Computer Software

    • Dream career goals:


    • Technical Intern

      Fidelity Investments
      2019 – 2019
    • Teachers Assistant

      Connecticut College
      2018 – Present6 years
    • Software Engineer Intern

      Publicis Sapient
      2020 – Present4 years


    • Computer Science

      Connecticut College — Head Researcher
      2019 – Present


    • Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology

      Computer Art
      All College Symposium
      2018 – Present

    Future Interests





    codePost Computer Science Education Scholarship
    When I was in high school, I did not enjoy one subject I was learning. Chemistry was the closest I had ever gotten to "enjoying" a subject, and I even took three years of it, but something was still missing. I decided I would try to take computer science since I knew I wanted STEM, but nothing I had tried before. My math teacher at the time was teaching computer science for the next academic year, so after math one day I asked him if I could take his computer science class. "You won't like it, it's only for boys," he responded. I was grateful at the time for his honestly and I truly thought he had my back and did not want me to feel uncomfortable or out of place within the class. It was not until my second semester of freshmen year of college when I realized I had the same problem as high school. I did not find a subject I was passionate about. I went to a trusted advisor, and they suggested that I give computer science a try. Thankfully, I took their advice and everything clicked. I found a passion. Sitting in a few lectures and meetings, I kept remembering: "It's only for boys". I wanted to change this. I was tired of being the only woman in my study group and feeling like I did not have a place within this community. I did not want to feel destined to fail. I took the first step and became a TA for the Introduction to Computer Science class. We learn Python in this module, and this is where all the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed students seem to be. I wanted to encourage female students to continue with this course of study, and I was a TA for two years, from my sophomore year to the present. This was not enough. I wanted to do more. I became a career liaison for the Computer Science Student Advisory Board. I would put on events for the computer science department and help women gain confidence in what they were doing. I still wanted to do more. I became the president of the Connecticut College ACM-W chapter, and have worked tirelessly to gain members and create a coherent union of women computer science students. This has been much more difficult than I previously anticipated. Throughout the past few semesters, I needed something to supplement ACM-W. I created a web application for women in tech at Connecticut College called I made this website as a resource for young women in computer science to realize the full potential of women within a tech field. I am still continuing my research, but I received overwhelmingly positive feedback on the website. This was a step in the right direction and I am extremely excited to see where my studies take me, and if I have the power to change one girl's life. Just as another had done for me.