Erika Chin · Software Engineer · Twitter

Erika Chin

Erika Chin · Software Engineer · Twitter

One day, while Erika was studying Computer Science at the University of Virginia, her Data Structures professor Ruth Anderson called her into her office to let her know she had scored the highest grade in the class, much to Erika’s surprise. Ruth mentored Erika throughout her undergrad degree and encouraged Erika to get her PhD at UC Berkeley. At Berkeley, Erika built tools to help Android developers identify security vulnerabilities in their applications. Now Erika continues to make the internet a safer place by protecting Twitter from hackers on the Account Security Team. Erika’s advice is for people to “call out people who you see are doing well at your school or job. A little bit of encouragement goes a long way!”