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Software Engineer and Writer based in NYC

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



       Rina Schiller (she/they) is a software engineer and screenwriter passionate about creating for social change. Whether it's through websites or scripts, they create work that makes a positive impact on the world. They currently work at TargetSmart, a political data company servicing Progressive organizations. 

      Previously, Rina worked as a software engineer at Open Classrooms, JPMorgan Chase, AOL, and The Seelig Group.  She is skilled in Python, Javascript, AWS, Java, Web and Back-end Development.

       Rina was awarded a Masters of Engineering in Computer Science from Cornell University. She graduated as Valedictorian from CUNY Hunter College with a B.A. in Emerging Media.  


Public Projects

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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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Wrote an instructed on video 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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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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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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CUNY Media

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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New York Post

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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