2014 Scholars

Nadya Pena

Nadya Pena is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer science at The College of New Jersey. She became interested in computer science while interning at Prudential Financial, where she created software tools to do tasks more quickly and efficiently. Since then, Nadya has also interned at Wiley & Sons, where she developed in-house software solutions. At her university, Nadya serves as president of the Association for Computing Machinery, and Women in Computer Science.

“Being able to create useful software and solve real-world problems gives me confidence and personal satisfaction. I like rising up to meet challenges, and in computer science, I can do that while helping to improve the world around me.”