Ashwag Alasmari is a Ph.D. candidate at UMBC. Ashwag is originally from Saudi Arabia and moved to the states for graduate school. Ashwag is very passionate about supporting women in technology and connecting them across the globe. As part of her efforts, she has become involved with organizations dedicated to supporting women including ArabWIC. It is a significant accomplishment that she played a leadership role as one of the founders of the ArabWIC in Saudi Arabia. She received the competitive scholarships from Women Techmaker and AAUW Fellowship recognizing her technical contributions and commitment to increasing the diversity in tech.