IT/Arts Undergraduate

    Lalitha Polamraju

    "The inherent beauty of variety is not considered enough,” stresses IT/arts student Lalitha.

    IT and Arts undergraduate Lalitha Polamraju is passionate about increasing diversity in technology and STEM

    Lalitha Polamraju loves language and is excited about the prospect of a career in cyber security, so she signed up for a degree in IT and Arts at Monash University.

    When she’s not studying or taking part in cool events like security hackathons, she’s also the student co-lead on the Monash diversIT team, an initiative that aims to support under- represented students in the IT community.

    “This year, we asked, ‘How do we increase diversity in IT beyond the university?’” she says.

    Their answer? Talking to high school students. “I’m working with our entire committee to curate and present workshops at high schools,” Lalitha says.

    “I think this project is taking us one step closer to our mission to inspire under-represented students to pursue IT, and by extension, STEM.”

    “The inherent beauty of variety is not considered enough,” she says.

    Lalitha’s study and career pathway

    • Bachelor of IT and Arts, Monash University
    • Programming Bootcamp Facilitator, Monash University Faculty of IT
    • Co-Lead, DiversIT, Monash University

    Looking for a uni with a conscience?

    Monash University’s Faculty of IT is leading more than 200 projects under its ‘IT for Social Good’ mission – from lifesaving Artificial Intelligence, to inclusive tech for people with vision impairments. Find out more here.

    This article is brought to you in partnership with Monash University and originally appears in Careers with STEM: Technology 2021.

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