Carnegie Mellon University

Student Organizations

Women@INI (WINI) and Graduate Organization@INI (GOINI) plan and host events throughout the academic year and provide a community of support for all students during their time in graduate school.

Women@INI (WINI)

Creating a nurturing and inspiring learning environment that promotes and celebrates gender and cultural diversity, both within and beyond the INI. 

Group of WINI members

WINI Officers

We’re happy to announce our new WINI Officers! We look forward to an exciting semester!


Jiin Jeong, Pittsburgh Co-Chair
Natasha Timothy, Pittsburgh Co-Chair
Samridhi Agarwal, Pittsburgh Co-Chair

first ice cream social

When Dena Haritos Tsamitis joined the INI as associate director in 2002, not even one in 10 students were female. She founded WINI in 2005 to create a nurturing and inspiring learning environment that celebrates gender and cultural diversity. 

t-shirts of wini

WINI plans networking opportunities, social events and community service. All students are welcome! In addition to gaining confidence, students are equipped with tools for success through workshops, speaker series and mentorship opportunities. 

hiral shah alumna

WINI helped make the INI feel like home when Hiral Shah (2009) first came to the U.S. from India. The positive experience inspired her to co-found a similar organization during her time at Apple. Other alumnae have done the same at Salesforce and YP. 

Graduate Organization@INI (GOINI)

Nurturing the leadership and networking skills of INI students.

GOINI spring picnic

GOINI Officers

We’re happy to announce our new GOINI Officers! We look forward to planning some fun events for everyone this semester!


Aditya Desai, President
Riyaz Ahmed, Vice President
Ezra Fu, Treasurer
Prachi Doshi, Events Co-Chair
Dhvani Kapadi, Events Co-Chair
Fivos Allagiotis, SV Events Co-Chair
Irtasam Ali Wains, SV Events Co-Chair
Nandan Desai, GSA Representative


end of semester celebration

GOINI works with its members to instill an ideal blend of professional values and social networking skills in student life at the INI. We strive to build a local and global community and to foster an awareness of the INI identity.

We also aim to create a safe, comfortable environment for INI students, helping them to be more productive, and to create stronger bonds between students that will last well beyond their time at the INI.

food bank

GOINI offers students a number of chances to take leadership roles, explore the city and region, network with other students, engage in community service and deepen their relationships with each other.

Our goal is to make everyone feel not just welcomed but also excited to participate.


Don't Struggle Like I Did (DSLID) is a workshop series led by GOINI to assist incoming students with acclimating to grad school life, including positives and negatives to stress, different ways of dealing with stress reactions, and how to evaluate and improve your environment and study time.