Valeria Velasquez-Zapata attended the Grace Hopper Conference in Orlando, FL

Valeria Velasquez, a BCB student in Roger Wise's Lab got a full scholarship to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration at Orlando, from October 1st to 4th 2019.  This conference is the largest event for women in tech worldwide. Participants spent three days interacting with computing researchers and professionals from multiple companies in technology. Additionally, the conference offered information on graduate school survival skills, as well as more personal development insights. The workshop included a mix of formal presentations and informal discussions and social events. To Valeria, interacting with this large group of women entrepreneurs and computer scientists was a valuable experience that enriched her journey in her PhD program at ISU.