Isabelle Stanton · Senior Software Engineer · Google, Search Quality

Isabelle Stanton

Isabelle Stanton · Senior Software Engineer · Google, Search Quality

If you’ve ever used Google search to discover articles, you can thank Isabelle for helping you find it. Isabelle helped build in-depth article search which surfaces high quality articles related to your Google search query. After finishing her Bachelors in Math and a CS minor, Isabelle took some time off to work in a local radio station WNRN. While not DJing, she spent 8 hours a week hand copying data like ads to play when from a whiteboard into the radio program logs and quickly realized that this job could easily be done by a computer. She wrote a database and web interface for generating the logs, which transformed an 8 hour job into 30 minutes and is still used today. Isabelle went on to get her Masters in Math and CS from the University of Virginia and a PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley. Isabelle says to remember “Coding is a skill. Nobody is good at it until they practice it .”