Graduate Research Assistants

Ali Roberts

Ali Roberts is a graduate student in Women and Gender Studies at Arizona State University. She is interested in exploring and describing visual and narrative culture, the impacts of narrative voice, and the ways narrative culture produces biases. Ali graduated from ASU in 2020 with a B.A. in Global Health and minored in Women and Gender Studies. Ali was an undergraduate research apprentice on the ASU ADVANCE Social Science Research team, which explored the life course experiences of women and faculty of color in STEM fields to identify gaps and discover opportunities to support professors throughout their careers. Ali is a self-identified artist, which provides an understanding of the influence of art on our lives and worldview, particularly in the realm of popular culture and media texts. Ali is interested in exploring feminist critique of these media texts and the implications of representations of historically marginalized communities, particularly in the realm of science fiction. In her free time, Ali loves painting, hiking, and rollerskating, as well as spending time with her partner and pets.

Rachel Ware

Rachel Ware is a first-year master’s student studying Computer Science at ASU. They graduated with a BS in Computer Science from ASU in May 2021. They started with CGEST as a Barrett College Fellow to further their knowledge and gain interdisciplinary insight into opportunities for equity in STEM. As their own journey into engineering was through a program targeted towards girls, it inspired them to want to invest in and support the opportunities of others to try STEM in an encouraging environment. They are interested in methods of teaching computer science topics and how technology, art, and social justice intersect.

Barrett Scholars

Guadalupe Bustamante 

I am a Junior at ASU studying Human Systems Engineering and Applied Quantitative Sciences. I am working with the HEART LAB to better understand how to serve the Hispanic community, as well as prior research with ASU Lincoln Center for Ethics to find solutions for invasive technology. As a Barrett Scholar, I hope to learn the systemic issues that create inequality, and how to use technology to expose women and underrepresented communities to STEM fields. 

Alexis DeVries

Alexis DeVries (she/her) is a double major in Computer Information Systems and Management at Arizona State University, and she will be graduating with honors in May of 2023. Her challenging academic program required her to have excellent skills in the Microsoft Office suite, manage databases, and utilize various coding techniques to create solutions to business problems. Alexis served as the Vice President of Activities for the Business School Council, where she planned social and philanthropic events for all of the W. P. Carey School of Business. She also recently competed in the National 2022 Nike Insidious Hacking Competition and received first place! Her mission at CGEST is to encourage more women in STEM to reach their dreams by facing and overcoming challenges to increase their confidence. 

Emilie Gunti

Emilie Gunti is a sophomore in Computer Science with a minor in Business at ASU. She is interested in problem solving and programming. She is currently learning and gaining experience through her courses on how to expand her programming and development skills. At CGEST, she hopes to be part of the mission to include and drive women to various areas of STEM. She additionally hopes the exposure here at CGEST drives her towards her future goals and research.  In her free time, Emilie likes reading novels, discovering new music, and watching true crime documentaries!

Isha Sathe

Isha Sathe is a Junior at ASU studying Computer Science with minors in Business and Data Science. She is an undergraduate teaching assistant and a tutor with an interest in the way education can help empower and motivate women in STEM fields. As a Barrett Scholar, she hopes to learn more about underrepresented women in STEM and ways to create more opportunities for them.

Tejal Tripathi

Tejal Tripathi is a Junior studying Computer Science at the Barrett Honors College at ASU. She is an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant at the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering and has also worked as a Teaching Assistant for Honors 272 - the Human Event. She has joined CGEST during Fall 2022 as a Barrett Scholar and is interested in learning about minority groups participating in STEM fields and potential gender inequalities in similar fields of work.