aerin malana

she/they · seattle, wa ·

Ilokana settler on Unceded Duwamish land. Graduate of the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering with a B.S. in Computer Science and Diversity and Labor Studies minors.


University of Washington

B.S. Computer Science
Diversity and Labor Studies Minors, Received Undergraduate Service Award

GPA: 3.6

September 2018 - June 2022

Bellevue College

High School Diploma and A.A.S

GPA: 3.99

September 2016 - June 2018


Software Engineer


Starting October 2022 in the IS&T organization.

December 2021 - Present

Course Content Developer

Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

Helping to develop course content for the new UW Computer Science Intro Series (CSE 12X).

June 2022 - September 2022

Software Engineering Intern


Implemented tool to automate onboarding of development environment for all developers in the org, as part of the AWS@Apple Core Engineering Team. Technologies utilized include shell scripting and Python.

June 2021 - September 2021

Software Engineering Intern


Implemented automated internal bug logging tool in GUS (internal agile development workboard) through Jenkins runs of automated tests, as part of the Customer 360 Data Manager Q3 Team.

June 2020 - September 2020

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

University of Washington

Leads discussion sections and review for classes such as CSE 142 (Intro to Java), CSE 373 (Data Structures and Algorithms), CSE 311 (Discrete Logic), and CSE 190E (Direct Admit Seminar). Conducted office hours and aids students in understanding specifications, debugging assignments, and explaining concepts to wide array of audiences.

September 2019 - August 2022



Chair, Co-Founder

GEN1 is an Allen School student organization that celebrates and supports the Allen School’s vibrant and diverse first-generation community by providing resources and a community to ensure academic, professional, and personal success.

Led an officer team to develop community bonding opportunities as well as utilize budget to support first-generation Allen School students.

February 2020 - June 2022


Executive Organizer (Logistics)

Dubhacks is the largest collegiate hackathon in the Pacific Northwest promoting accessibility and representation in tech (1,000+ hackers in attendance).

Responsible for leading all event-related tasks and driving details behind hacker experience (i.e. event big picture, workshops and activities, administration details, etc.)

DH '21: 650+ hackers in attendance, 400+ hackers being firt time hackers, raised ~$1,300 for local mutual aid organization.

January 2021 - November 2021


Vice Chair, Associate Officer

ACM-W is dedicated to cultivating a strong supportive community of women within the Allen School and sparking dialogues concerning the importance and necessity of diversity in the computing world.

Assigned and tracked officer task completion, acted as backup Chair.

January 2019 - June 2020