2021

  • Co-ran a writing tutorial (How to write an NLP paper) with Sabrina Mielke at the WiNLP 2021 satellite workshop at EACL. YouTube video: Recording of the workshop.
  • Reviewed for ACL-IJCNLP 2021.
  • Co-led ColourID, a Dialpad Employee Resource Group to support and centre the voices of employees who are Black, Indigenous and people of colour.
  • Organized and moderated a panel on intersectionality in NLP at NAACL 2021. YouTube video: Recording of the panel.
  • Mentored 4 people who contacted me through LinkedIn, Twitter or email for career and school advice (4 of 4 come from under-represented communities in tech).

2020

  • Co-founded ColourID, a Dialpad Employee Resource Group to support and centre the voices of employees who are Black, Indigenous and people of colour.
  • Led interactive sessions with 6 classes (from grades 1-7) at local school, to introduce kids to coding. I was invited to the school for Computer Science Education Week.
  • Reviewed for EMNLP 2020.
  • Organizer of Queer in AI socials at EMNLP 2020, AACL 2020 and COLING 2020.
  • Taught a virtual 4-hour workshop on VBA for Excel to 15 business students, as part of the Young Women in Business WISE program's Spring 2020 workshop series.
  • Moderated group mentoring sessions at ACL 2020.
  • Mentored 11 people who contacted me through LinkedIn or Twitter for career and school advice (6 of 11 come from under-represented communities in tech).
  • Created copylefted linguistics-related emoji. Image: waveform emoji. Image: spectrogram emoji. Image: syntax tree emoji.

2019

  • Data Science Mentor at Try/Catch 2019 Computing and Technology Conference for high school girls.
  • Mentored 1 person (from an under-represented community in tech) who contacted me through LinkedIn for career and school advice.
  • Started the Vancouver Social Committee at Dialpad.
  • Volunteer at Next Steps, an open house event for admitted students to learn more about life at Simon Fraser University.
  • Emcee at Perform for Pride, a benefit cabaret for LGBTQ+ organizations around the Greater Vancouver Area, Canada.

2018

  • Member of the GE Digital Social Committee.

2017

  • Photographer at Try/Catch 2017.
  • Elected as the VP (Communications) to the Residence Hall Association.

2016

  • Elected as a House Chair (student liaison) to the Residence Hall Association.
  • Coding mentor at Kids Learning Code and Girls Learning Code (now Canada Learning Code)

2015

  • Elected as a House Chair (student liaison) to the Residence Hall Association.
  • Volunteer at the SEA Games 2020 in Singapore, as a bus host.
  • Volunteer, Pakistani Students Association at Simon Fraser University.