Our Students' Stories

Students studying in the Department of Computer Science get a solid foundation in computer science—and do amazing things with it. Read their stories and learn about the opportunities they have—and then imagine your own.


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Sarah Morin & Grant McClearn

"We get to do work that is actually making its way into the real world.” That is how Sarah describes the elections security research that she and Grant were able to do with Professor Poorvi Vora.  Read their story.

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Monica Kavathekar & Caitlin Carfano

CS student Monica Kavathekar and her roommate Caitlin Carfano launched an after-school STEM program for elementary school students in Washington, DC.  The idea took root and grew into a program with more than 30 GW student volunteers. Read their story.


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Jay Kaplan

Jay chose to study computer science at GW because it is designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity by the National Security Agency. Less than 10 years after his graduation, Jay co-founded his own cybersecurity company and was named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list.  Read Jay’s story