Alaina Kafkes

Alaina is a senior at Northwestern University, where she studies computer science and sporadically dabbles in medicine and linguistics. At Northwestern, she is best known for co-organizing Women in Computing, founding a Chicago-area women’s hackathon called BuildHer, and not understanding how to pronounce the word “corgi.” Recently, she’s coded cool things at GE Healthcare and at the Feinberg School of Medicine, but right now, she’s a proud developer-evangelist-in-training at Clarifai and an iOS dev in Northwestern’s Delta Lab. Current fascinations include origami and Samoyed puppies.