Swathi Balakrishnan

Balakrishnan has programming experience in Java, Python, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Her interests include programming, dance, community service and visual arts. In 2016, she spent 8 weeks in Kolkata, India as part of a DukeEngage program and worked with underprivileged communities to improve community healthcare, teach foundational English, and lead engineering workshops to empower women. She is a member of Duke Rhydhun, a competitive dance team, the Association for Business Oriented Women and Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science (FEMMES). In 2014, she was a Teaching Fellow for Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA, where she formulated curriculum, lesson plans, and assessments to lead an intensive six-week physics class for 20 low-income 8th grade students. She speaks English, Tamil and Spanish.

Class of 2019
Major: 
Computer Science and Economics

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