Hi! I'm Shayna.

I'm currently a software engineer at Facebook, where I work on ads transparency. I'm an engineer and writer passionate about social justice, education, the environment, and Taylor Swift.

I recently graduated from UC Berkeley, where I studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and Human Rights. In my time at Berkeley, I was lucky enough to be named a Regents' and Chancellor's Scholar, a GLOBE Ambassador, a Big Ideas Competition winner, and a Jacobs Innovation Catalyst Grant awardee.

In my free time, you might find me learning to play guitar, writing poetry, or hiking around the Bay Area!

I like to keep myself busy; here are a few of the things I'm currently working on and have worked on in the past!

current:

  • software engineer @ facebook
    making advertisements more transparent through things like facebook's ad library
  • research assistant @ berkeley laboratory for usability and experimental security
    researching compliance with the california consumer privacy act
  • volunteer teacher @ microsoft teals
    volunteering to help teach an introductory computer science class at the accelerated learning laboratory in tuscon, az
  • previous:

  • undergraduate student instructor @ uc berkeley eecs
    taught sections of 30+ students weekly for cs61a, an introductory computer science course taught in python, scheme, and sql.
  • director of technology @ opportunity through data
    worked to provide access to data science education to underserved high school students & women in prison; a big ideas competition funded venture.
  • software engineering intern @ facebook
    worked on preserving users' privacy by detecting web scrapers
  • software engineering intern @ khan academy
    developed features for the mobile app to aid internationalization and help bring a free, world-class education to everyone
  • head chair & usg of technology @ berkeley model united nations
    led a team of developers to build technology that makes the oldest model united nations conference in the world possible.
  • engineer @ just another robotic limb [jarl]
    worked on a robotic arm for people in wheelchairs with limited hand mobility; a jacobs institute for design innovation funded venture.
  • Currently, I'm a volunteer teacher with Microsoft TEALS, a program that brings computer science education to high school students across the country. I volunteer remotely at the Accelerated Learning Laboratory's Green Fields campus in Tuscon, Arizona, helping cover material from the CMU CS Academy curriculum.

    I was also involved in teaching computer science for all four years of my time at UC Berkeley. I've been on staff for two courses, CS 61A, our introductory computer science course, a fast-paced introduction to Python, Scheme, and SQL, and CS 370, a course focused on teaching pedagogy to aspiring undergraduate and graduate student instructors.

    To view some of my teaching resources for CS 61A, head to my teaching page, where I have uploaded my slides and guides on material!