Ishana Narayanan, a double major in Computer Science and Statistcs & Data Science, was elected to the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Society. Established in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most respected scholastic organization in North America. Election is by invitation only to 1% of graduating seniors nationwide in recognition of high achievement across an interdisciplinary array of demanding courses within the classic liberal arts.
Ishana was a member of the 2022 Executive Team of the UCSB Data Science Club. In her role, she played a part in numerous activities promoting data science across campus, including presenting at the Inaugural Data Science Summit in December 2021 and increasing industry involvement at the 2022 Data Science Club Showcase.
Ishana was also awarded with Distinction in Computer Science as a result of her participation in the CS Capstone track. She was a member of 404: Team Name Not Found, sponsored by Teladoc. Her team's goals were "to ensure doctors have a better understanding of patients' concerns and symptoms before meeting physically or virtually, ensure patients are comfortable voicing all their concerns in a virtual pre-checkup environment, the creation of an interface with an avatar to understand the patients’ medical problems and questions, and the creation of compiled reports of patients’ symptoms and concerns with a suggested course of action available for doctors to view."