2020 Student Speaker: Sarah Kollins

  Sarah Kollins

Sarah will graduate with a degree in Software Engineering and a minor in Interactive Media Studies. While at Miami, she was involved in Girls Who Code as a volunteer and club president as well as a member of the Association for Computing Machinery for Women (ACM-W).

Both these organizations taught her the importance of being a strong advocate for women in technology which is why it has become one of her passions. Sarah also feels fortunate to have attended the world’s largest women in tech conference, the Grace Hopper Celebration twice with the first time as an AnitaB Scholar and the second time as a Miami University Computer Science and Software Engineering student sponsor.

In addition, her college career consisted of being a teacher’s assistant for the CSE department and a student research assistant in the Alumni Teaching Scholars Program.

During the summer of her junior year, Sarah interned at Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis as an Information and Digital Solutions intern. She fell in love with the company and the work she was doing so much that she accepted a full time offer. 

She also participated in the San Francisco Digital Innovation Program during the spring semester of senior year. While in the Bay Area interning at Curology as a full stack software engineer she thoroughly enjoyed immersing herself in the startup environment and building a professional network while there.

Some of her favorite Miami memories have included hammocking while reading a great book, attending the many hockey games with friends, and ordering The Dinah sandwich from Bodega almost every single week.