Prior Profiles

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WiE Profile: Madison Haley smiling in front of a leafy green bush

Madison Haley

SEAS Undergraduate, Civil Engineering

Ms. Haley is a senior and her primary interest is in engineering and public health. She has been actively involved in Engineers Without Borders (EWB) throughout her four years at SEAS, and last January, she participated in a project assessment trip to India, which she and the EWB co-captain led. Ms. Haley also tutored at School Without Walls, studied abroad in South Korea, and worked as a research assistant in Dr. Samer Hamdar’s Transportation Engineering Laboratory. Last fall, she served as a teaching assistant (TA) in a civil engineering course taught by Dr. Sameh Badie.


WiE Profile: Annamaria Konya Tannon giving a presentation

Annamaria Konya Tannon

Chief Evangelist for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Invention, SEAS

In addition to her role as chief evangelist for innovation, entrepreneurship, and invention at SEAS,  Ms. Konya Tannon is also the executive director of the GW Innovation Center. She is a technology entrepreneur and angel investor who has been involved in technology enterprise creation for more than 15 years, primarily in Silicon Valley.  She also is the founder and CEO of Equita Accelerator, a non-profit corporation dedicated to advancing women-led technology companies. Previously, she was a guest lecturer on innovation and entrepreneurship at Stanford University and served as an entrepreneur in residence at Stanford University's Technology Venture Lab.


WiE Profile: Samsara Counts standing and smiling

Samsara Counts

SEAS Undergraduate, Computer Science

Ms. Counts is a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics with a minor in Creative Writing. She is a Teaching Assistant for the Computer Science Department and a mentor for incoming freshmen in the SEAS Student Peer Advisory Network (SEASSPAN). She also has served as a 3-time Executive Board member of the GW chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (GW ACM). In Summer 2018, Ms. Counts interned at Microsoft Research New England, working on speeding up matrix multiplication with group theory. She is a 2018 Google Lime Scholar and received two Honorable Mentions for the 2018 and 2019 NCWIT Collegiate Awards for her research. After graduation, she will spend a year doing Artificial Intelligence research in Germany as a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange fellow and then pursue a Ph.D. in Computer Science.


WiE Profile: Caitlin Carfano standing against a wall with colorful hearts painted on it

Caitlin Carfano

SEAS Undergraduate, Electrical Engineering

Ms. Carfano is a junior pursuing a degree in electrical engineering with a concentration in medical preparation. She is a member of Alpha Omega Epsilon and a mentor for incoming freshmen as a member of the School of Engineering and Applied Science Student Peer Advisory Network (SEASSPAN). She also serves as a volunteer at an elementary school STEM club that she co-founded. During the summer of 2018, Ms. Cargano conducted nanoscience research at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and she recently completed a study abroad semester at the University of Sydney, Australia.