Rajshree Shrestha, the graduate program manager for the Computer Science department, was recently recognized as a CU woman who makes a difference at the December 8th, 2021 ceremony held by the Center for Inclusion and Social Change.
Ken Anderson, Computer Science chair, said Shrestha "is always making a difference in the lives of CU students. It is inspiring and wonderful to see."
The celebration seeks to "honor the women who deserve appreciation that surround us every day."
Shrestha has been at CU Boulder for sixteen years, and in that time she has supported many cohorts of students in myriad ways. Shrestha advises graduate students with the program requirements and helps them through their academic career. At every step of their journey, Shrestha is a support and advocate for student success.
Christine T. Chang, a PhD student in Computer Science and recent member of the Computer Science Graduate Student Association, said "Rajshree is always there to advocate for her grad students, answer our endless questions, and support us in any way she can. She is a wealth of knowledge and seems to have endless energy. Rajshree is an integral contributor to the department, the college, and the campus -- this recognition is much deserved!"
Shrestha also helps with recruitment and orientation, and in 2020 pivoted to support the department's virtual PhD visit day and later recruitment hub, facilitating, among other efforts, over forty-five information sessions with faculty so prospective students could learn more about the department's offerings.
The department is grateful for Shrestha's continued support and advocacy for students.