Chamila is a 5-year BS/MS student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research is in computer-aided education. She has been investigating methods of improving dialogue and engagement between students and their instructors in large lectures utilizing Lecture Helper, an educational application that she co-developed. Chamila has interned at Caterpillar and LinkedIn. At LinkedIn, she worked on the newly released iOS app and developed a patent-pending feature. She is currently completing her second internship at LinkedIn on the Learning (Lynda.com) iOS team. In addition to her internships, Chamila’s passion for teaching led her to work as a teaching assistant for the University of Illinois for three different classes over eight semesters. Outside of school and work, Chamila volunteers in STEM outreach and has been active in the Society of Women Engineers.