Former UCSD Comm major is first female engineer at Instagram

Brina Lee, who majored in Comm here at UCSD, was interviewed in ELLE magazine about her experience as the first female engineer employed at Instagram. She reflects on her experiences with gender in engineering, including the challenge of finding older female role models to mentor her–something many male engineers take for granted.

http://www.elle.com/news/culture/brina-lee-instagram-engineer-interview

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About Marisa R. Brandt

Always thinking about how cultural meaning-making and knowledge-production go hand-in-hand. I completed my Ph.D. in Communication and Science Studies at UCSD in May 2013. My dissertation, War, Trauma, and Technologies of the Self: The Making of Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy, is a biography of a virtual reality system called Virtual Iraq/Afghanistan which was designed to aid therapists in making their war veteran patients re-experience their traumatic experiences in order to overcome them. I am also a freelance writer, editor, and comics creator, a homebody and an adventurer. I care a lot about people and things.
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