Emma Kohanyi '16

Meet Emma, the President of Open Source, Oxy's computer science club!

Name: Emma Kohanyi

Age: 21

Major: Cognitive Science

Minor: Computer Science

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA


What are you involved in on campus? Open Source Oxy Club

Why did you choose to take a leadership position? I thought it would be a cool way of meeting more people interested in what I’m also interested in, and it’s fun leading a group.

What’s your favorite part of Open Source? The people, I love my fellow E-Board members!

What are you looking forward to most about this semester? I have a really awesome internship doing web development stuff, I’m excited to really get into it and make something cool.

What’s you favorite flavor of cooler ice cream? Butter pecan, hands down.

What’s on your bucket list? Go to comic con at least once, learn Spanish, be able to finish a level of Mario Kart without falling off the road.

Who inspires you? Mostly my mom, but also successful STEM women like Janna Levin and Grace Hopper and Ada Lovelace, and stylish women like Alexa Chung and Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn. Just strong women in general.