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Software Engineer based in NYC

Big fan of technology, gender studies, politics, and short hair.


       Rina Schiller is a software engineer passionate about building technology for social change. They currently work at TargetSmart, a political data company servicing Democratic and Progressive organizations. Rina mentors for Open Classrooms, teaching and supporting students just learning how to code.

      Previously, Rina worked as a software engineer at JPMorgan Chase, AOL, The Seelig Group, and the Financial Women's Association. She is skilled in Java, Python, Javascript, web development, and back-end services.

       Rina was awarded a a Masters of Engineering in Computer Science from Cornell University. She graduated as Valedictorian for the Class of 2017 from CUNY Hunter College in the Macaulay Honors program. She was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Emerging Media and minors in Computer Science and Women and Gender Studies. 



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Ash is a holistic sexual wellness brand that celebrates sex and gives you freedom to explore your sexuality. 
Founded out of Cornell Tech's startup studio, and selected as one of four Startup Awards finalists.


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Constitute (WIP)

An updated version of PST that detects harassment against female politicians on Twitter using sentiment analysis and data visualizations. Winner of the GenEquality Hackathon. Built using Django, React, Posgres, Redis, & D3.js


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Wrote an instructed Build Your Web Project with Rest APIs for Open Classrooms, an online education platform with more 2.5 million users. The course has 60%+ completion rate.


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Political Sexism on Twitter - PST

A web app that displays sexist tweets about female politicians and their locations of origin in real-time using  Twitter and Google Maps APIs, Flask, Bootstrap, and SocketIO.


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BiteSize News

BiteSize News is an app that uses NLP to generate a video summary from a text-based article that is perfect for social media sharing in minutes. Project was selected to present in Cornell Tech's Open Studio.

Final Deck

Cornell Tech Buildboard

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Executive Gender Gap

A project meant to shine a light on the lack of women in executive leadership in the top 100 Fortune Companies using D3.js, Flask, and Bootstrap.




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CUNY Students Bring Diversity to the Tech Industry

Quoted in NYC Biz News Article about bringing diversity into technology as a CUNY and Cornell Tech Student

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2017 Best and Brightest

Spoke about my experiences at Hunter College as part of the valedictorian honor at City University of New York (CUNY)

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Feature in As Told By Women, a website where women share their experiences to inspire, empower, and motivate each other.

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Extraordinary Women Graduate and Inspire at Hunter College

Interviewed at Hunter College graduation by ABC-7 about my journey to becoming Class of 2017 Valedictorian

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Featured in a NY Post article discussing the importance of creating an inclusive environment for women in technology

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Take the Pledge

Featured in a promotional video for Eshel Take the Pledge Campaign, a movement to help make Orthodox schools more inclusive for LGBTQ students


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