ACM Officers

Joy Hauser | President

I am Joy Hauser and I am the current President of ACM-W. I am also the Open House Chair for ACM and involved with several other student organizations. While I enjoy many of the areas in computer science, my interests are focused in cyber security and artificial intelligence. I have had internships at Garmin International and Softek Solutions Inc. In my free time, I like to play games on Steam or hang out with friends. If you ever need to find me, I will most likely be in a coffee shop or DUE 1118.

Jen Spero | Vice President

Hi there! My name is Jennifer Spero, but most people call me Jen. I am currenly the vice president of ACM-W. I came to K-State as a transfer student with a background in philosophy and pre-law, but I’ve been studying computer science (independently and academically) most of my life as well. I’m part of the CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service program here on campus, so my main focus within the field of computer science is cyber security. I love learning and sharing new perspectives in computer science and beyond, so I happily got involved with ACM-W in order to encourage others to consider the field and to help women feel more welcome in a male-dominated environment.

Casey Poole | Treasurer and Secretary

Greetings and salutations! My name is Casey Poole, and I am the current Secretary and Treasurer of the ACM-W and a Junior in Computer Science. I joined the K-State family in 2014 as a transfer student after previously attending community college in Sacramento, California. Prior to this I served 6 years’ active duty in the United States Air Force, where I met my wife Rebekka. I also have a 4-year-old daughter, who makes me strive to work hard every day. I have yet to narrow down exactly what it is in computer science I want to go into, but at the moment my top choices are embedded systems and web development. In my free time I will usually be found hanging out with my family enjoying all the amenities Kansas has to offer.

Doina Caragea | Academic Advisor

Hello ACM-W friends! I am an associate professor in CIS, and the academic advisor of the ACM-W at K-State. My research interests include machine learning and data mining, with applications to bioinformatics, security informatics, and social network analysis. I have an M.S degree from University of Bucharest in Romania, and a Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University. As a woman in computer science, I understand the challenge of being in a male-dominated field, and I am committed to provide mentorship and support to female students. In my free time, I like to travel, learn about other cultures, eat ethnic foods, and spend time outdoors.