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National Center for Women & Information Technology honors three local award winners

The INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati recognized local award winners for receiving accolades from The National Center for Women & Information Technology.

INTERalliance Leadership Council members Ayushe Nagpal and Mina Ryumae were recipients of the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing High School Award, and Board Member Jillian Maher received the 2021 Kentucky Affiliate Educator Award.

Ayushe Nagpal is a senior at Mason High School with a passion for IT. Outside of school, Ayushe serves on the Leadership Council for the INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati. As the organization’s COO, she works to encourage local high school students to pursue IT Careers in the Cincinnati region by leading TechOlympics, the nation’s largest student-run tech conference, and professional development series. She, alongside Mina, runs the INTERalliance Girls Who Code Club.

Beyond her role as COO, Ayushe has interned at Procter & Gamble for Olay’s Super Bowl LIV Campaign: #MakeSpaceForWomen. At P&G, Ayushe helped create landing pages to recognize fellow fearless women in STEM. She plans to further her love for IT by majoring in Computer Science at a four-year college. Ayushe has received the 2021 and 2020 Ohio Affiliate: Honorable Mention.

Mina Ryumae is a senior at the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky. Throughout her high school career, Mina has actively participated and taken charge of multiple IT groups and programs. As the Director of Online Systems, Mina helps implement new software, manage websites, and fulfill all technological needs.

Jillian Maher

She is currently working as a data analytics intern for P&G Olay’s eCommerce Search Team. In this role, she helps improve Olay.com’s error tracking process, ensure accurate data collection, and design ads for their Gmail Campaign. Mina has been accepted to The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) through Early Action and plans to dual major in Computer Science and Digital Media/Art. Mina has received the 2019, 2020, and 2021 National: Honorable Mention and has won the 2019, 2020, and 2021 Kentucky Affiliate Award.

Board Member Jill Maher is a Computer Science Teacher at Randall K. Cooper High School, where she teaches Intro to Programming, AP Computer Science Principles, Project-Based Programming, and many more courses. Jill is also the CTE Department Team leader and INTERalliance sponsor. She consistently works to advocate and support educating students in IT at all learning levels.

Regionally, she works as the President of the Northern Kentucky CSTA chapter and serves on the INTERalliance Board of Directors. She is currently furthering her expertise by working on her Rank 1 certification in Teaching and Leading with an emphasis on Dual Credit Computer Science certification. Jill has received the 2021 Kentucky Affiliate Educator Award.

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