Member of the Week

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November 10-16 2019

 Meet Katrina Balestino! Katrina is a senior studying IST design & development and minoring in SRA. She joined WIST because she wanted to get involved outside of her classes. Besides WIST, she’s involved in IST Consulting Group and on the executive board of CODEvelop! You can usually find Katrina watching Penn State football or Project Runway. She enjoys eating Death by Chocolate from the Creamery and singing any Celine Dion songs! Her favorite class that she has taken is IST 311. Make sure to connect with Katrina on LinkedIn! https://www.linkedin.com/in/katrina-balestino-218a08126


November 17-23 2019

Meet Kara Ristey! Kara is a freshman studying IST integration and application. She joined WIST because she wanted to make friends with people who have similar interests as her as well as being able to have networking opportunities within her major. Besides WIST, she’s involved in IST Benefiting THON and the Tea Society of PSU! You can usually find Kara running, watching The Office, or trying out different restaurants downtown! She enjoys chilling with her friends and listening to music. Her favorite class is currently Psych100 and she loves Penn State because there’s always so much to do! Make sure to connect with Kara on LinkedIn! https://www.linkedin.com/in/kara-ristey-87a30b191/


December 1-7 2019

Meet Shraddha Venkatraman! Shraddha is a senior studying IST design & development. She joined WIST because she wanted to support other women in tech! Besides WIST, she is involved in Active Minds and IST Benefiting THON. You can usually find Shraddha watching movies or her favorite tv show, Suits. Shraddha loves PSU because she is able to meet different people on a daily basis! One of Shraddha’s all-time favorite class is IST 311. Make sure to connect with Shraddha on LinkedIn! https://www.linkedin.com/in/shraddha-venkatraman/


February 2-8 2020

Meet Cydney Howard! Cydney is a sophomore majoring in cybersecurity! She decided to join WIST because she wanted to meet more women in IST and make new friends! Besides our club, she is a part of IST Diplomats, LGBTQA Roundtable, and Opulence. She loves photography, reading, & watching Criminal Minds on Netflix! You can usually find her sleeping in on weekends. Cydney’s favorite class she has taken here is WMNST227. Her absolute wow factor about PSU is the energy and the football games! Make sure to connect with Cydney on LinkedIn! https://www.linkedin.com/in/cydney-howard-29966516a


February 16-22 2020

Meet Taylor Kost! Taylor is a junior majoring in IST design and development. She decided to join WIST because she wanted to get to know other girls who have the same interests as her and to network with different companies! Besides our club, she is involved in VALLEY Mag, Blue and a White Society, Campus Dining Social Media team, and the Relay for Life Fundraising Committee. She loves drawing, reading, working out, traveling, and rewatching Friends. Her favorite class she has taken is BISCI (she highly recommends it and say you won’t regret it) On the weekends, you can find Taylor going to PSU football games. She knew Penn State was her school because she describes it as her home away from home!


February 23-29

Meet Amanda Karas! Amanda is a junior studying cybersecurity. She joined WIST so that she could meet other women in the College of IST since she was new to the major. She really enjoyed her creative writing class here at Penn State. Her favorite aspect of the school in whole are all the different opportunities presented to us! On the weekends, you can usually find Amanda watching Game of Thrones or reading. Be sure to connect with her on LinkedIn!  https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-karas-27554a193/