RSVP by 9AM PT on August 21, 2020
Please join us for lightning talks hosted by the Asians at Microsoft Employee Resource Group (ERG) and hear Microsoft interns share their thoughts on spending a summer working at Microsoft. Learn more about what makes an outstanding applicant, advice on hitting the ground running as an intern, and stories and lessons learned from 12 productive weeks at one of the world’s most exciting tech companies.
Bring questions and be prepared to feel inspired!
This event is only open for current and past University of Washington Bothell students.
I’m a rising senior at Cal Poly SLO majoring in Business Information Systems and minoring in Political Science, Psychology, Ethnic Studies, and Asian Studies. I currently serve as the Secretary of Diversity & Inclusion on my University’s ASI Executive Cabinet. At Microsoft, I’m an ACE Product Marketing Manager Intern on the Business Applications Events Experience team under the Cloud Marketing umbrella. In my career in the tech industry, I’d love to pursue initiatives to eliminate bias and discrimination in both the workplace culture and the products itself – accessibility, equitable technology etc. In my free time, I love thrifting, hiking, hammocking at the beach, and watching Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj on Netflix.
Laura is an incoming senior at Oregon State University studying computer science. She is passionate about diversity & inclusion initiatives and learning, which is why Microsoft has been a wonderful place to intern at. As an Explore intern, she currently works on the SQL Server team under Azure Data Studio and has worked on both sides of the product and engineering discipline. At Oregon State, she is the Grace Hopper Conference Scholarship Lead, fundraising $40,000 to send students to GHC and involved as an officer in her ACM-W chapter as well
Lindsay is a rising 3rd year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she double majors in computer science and linguistics with a minor in Japanese. At UNC, she serves as a director of two hackathons—Pearl Hacks and the Carolina Data Challenge—as well as the treasurer of UNC’s data science club, a technical project lead for CS+Social Good, a CS student ambassador, and an undergraduate teaching assistant in the computer science department. Although Lindsay has discovered a passion for tech in college, she’s also a creative at heart! Outside of tech, she is a member of UNC’s Chinese Dance group, Flying Silk, and she’s currently working on a novel as a hobby!
Senior Program Manager, Airband Initiative
Fatema Kothari is the Senior Program Manager for Microsoft's Airband Initiative within the Technology & Corporate Responsibility organization. With 10+ years in large-scale program execution, strategic management, and engineering, Fatema leads Airband’s global operations to expand internet connectivity to unserved rural communities in over 20 countries.
Fueled by her passion to bridge the digital divide, she currently serves on the Board for the San Francisco Internet Society, championing an open internet that is accessible to everyone. As an advisor on digital empowerment, Fatema has also contributed her expertise to the Federal Communications Commission. Fatema is an avid advocate for gender parity in technology. She served on the board for the global non-profit Girls in Tech SF for three years and currently, is an advisor to leading women entrepreneurs from Africa through the TechWomen program run by the U.S. Department of State.
An engineer by education, Fatema holds a Master's degree in Telecommunications from the University of Maryland, College Park. Outside of work, Fatema spends her time experimenting with DIY craft projects and plotting exhaustive maps of her future travels.