Girls Who Code

The Fred Hutch Girls Who Code club is a year-long after-school club for high school aged (grades 10-12) girls run by computational biology graduate students at Fred Hutch and UW. We meet weekly after school at the Fred Hutch campus.

Goal of Girls Who Code

The goal of the club to build a foundation in the logic and vocabulary of computer science through collaborative projects. In this past this has included bioinformatics projects related to infectious diseases and protein evolution as well as building and programming a robot to navigate a maze. We aim to explore coding and its applications in a wide variety of domains!

Girls Who Code welcomes all students who identify as female or non-binary in grades 10-12. We strongly encourage participation by students from under-represented backgrounds. 

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Fields Trips

We go on several field trips a year to expose the club members to different careers which use coding. In the past, we have taken tours of computational biology labs at Fred Hutch and met with female programmers and data scientists at Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Just Biotherapeutics, and Microsoft. 

Meet Our Facilitators 

All our facilitators are junior researchers at the University of Washington and/or Fred Hutch who use computational approaches in their work and enjoy mentoring the next generation of women in science and technology!

Sarah Hilton

Viral Evolution, Bloom Lab

Genome Sciences (UW)
Basic Sciences (Hutch)
Computational Biology (Hutch)

 

Emma Hoppe

Mechanisms of Splicing, R. Bradley Lab

Genome Sciences (UW)

Basic Sciences (Hutch)

Computational Biology (Hutch)

 

Cindy Yeh

Experimental Evolution in Yeast, Dunham Lab

Genome Sciences (UW)

 

 

 

April Lo

Functional Cancer Genomics, Berger lab

Genome Sciences (UW)

Human Biology (Hutch)

Computational Biology (Hutch)

 

Alex Corella

Prostate Cancer, Nelson Lab

Genome Sciences (UW)

Human Biology (Hutch)

Computational Biology (Hutch)

 

Khrystyna North

Splicing Factor Mutations in Cancer, R. Bradley Lab

Genome Sciences (UW)
Basic Sciences (Hutch)
Computational Biology (Hutch)  

Kate Dusenbury

Viral Evolution, Bloom Lab

Genome Sciences (UW)

Medical Scientist Training Program (UW)

Basic Sciences (Hutch)

Computational Biology (Hutch)

Alli Black

Viral Epidemiology, Bedford Lab

Epidemiology (UW)

Vaccine and Infectious Disease (Hutch)

Computational Biology (Hutch)

 

Robin Aguilar

Rotation Student

Genome Sciences (UW)

 

 

 

Emma De Neef

Cancer Immunogenecity, R. Bradley Lab

Genome Sciences (UW)

Basic Sciences (Hutch)

Computational Biology (Hutch)

 

Louise Moncla

Viral Evolution, Bedford Lab

Vaccine and Infectious Disease (Hutch)

Computational Biology (Hutch)

 

 

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