Women's Open House 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2017 Women's Open House! 

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Registration and Campus Tours

Multiple tours will start about 15 minutes apart.

The final tour for the morning will depart at 10:30 AM.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Welcome and Introduction

Perspectives on Olin - Keynote Speaker: Ellen Chisa '10

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Community Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Experience Experiential (prospective students only)
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Admission and Financial Aid Q&A (families and guests only)
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM Coffee, Tea, and Conversation
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM Academic Life Panel
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Admission Process

Closing Remarks

*After the official program ends, there will be a final, optional campus tour leaving from the Milas Hall Lobby at 4:00 PM.

Keynote Speaker

Ellen Chisa '10

Ellen Chisa

Ellen Chisa was a member of the Olin College class of 2010, graduating with a degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering. While at Olin, Chisa was the co-founder of Alight Learning (along with five other Oliners). The company was a collaborative learning software platform for middle schools, and it was released it to three private schools in the Greater Boston area.  

Since graduation, Chisa has remained active in the Olin Community through teaching. In the Fall of 2016 she helped reboot & co-taught Human Factors in Interface Design with Amon Millner. She also taught an early alumni seminar on Product Management, and represented Olin at the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Program Summit in Washington DC.

Outside of Olin, Ellen Chisa is the founder of a new startup, focusing on making it 100x easier to write software. Prior to this, Chisa was the first employee and VP of Product at Lola, a travel startup that was an early pioneer in the conversation commerce space. She helped grow the team to 50 people and move towards the business travel space. Prior to Lola, Chisa worked as a Product Manager at Kickstarter in New York City. While at Kickstarter, Chisa helped develop the company’s Discovery features, as well as leading a major redesign of the start page, providing resources to that encouraged creators to start new projects. Chisa started her career with Microsoft, working as program manager for the Office Hub on the Windows Phone 8, as well as Microsoft Apps for Symbian. 

Chisa's work centers around helping others to create and experience new things. She lives between Boston, MA and San Francisco, CA, with her husband, Tom Rudick, and her cat, Gutenberg. You can learn more at www.ellenchisa.com.