Introducing #StudentsInSTEM, a new series where we highlight students studying STEM at Barnard as a part of the #BarnardYearOfScience.
First up, meet Esha Julka ’24, a sophomore majoring in computer science. Esha was drawn to computer science because of the versatile applications of STEM education: “What drew me to STEM was the different fields where you can apply your knowledge such as medicine, automobiles, environmental sciences — really anything where you need to innovate and use algorithms.”
This past summer, during the Summer Research Institute, she worked with Professor Adam Poliak from the Computer Science Department scraping Reddit for posts about text anxiety. From there, she and her team used natural language processing techniques to extract topics, trends, and demographic information from the data.
Visit our Instagram story to hear more about Esha’s studies in STEM. #WomenInSTEM