Meet Our Graduate Dean's Ambassadors

Are you interested in talking to a current master's student about Drexel's College of Computing & Informatics (CCI)? Our Graduate Dean's Ambassadors are here to welcome you to the CCI community, share their first-hand knowledge about the CCI academic experience, and are eager to answer your questions about life at Drexel. Please feel free to reach out to one of our Dean's Ambassadors below:

CCI Graduate Dean's Ambassadors

Estifanos Tsehay Abebe

Degree Program: MS in Computer Science - Full-time, on campus
Undergraduate Institution: Seoul National University
Personal Interests: Photography, Learning Languages, DIY Projects
Career Goals: Machine Learning Engineer/AI Engineer
Advice to Prospective Students: The professional connections you make while at school are crucial for your career advancement. Capitalize on the opportunity to engage with peers and cultivate impactful connections with faculty members.

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Khue Dao

Degree Program: MS in HCI/UX - Full-time, on campus
Undergraduate Institution: Drexel University
Personal Interests: Pottery, painting, drawing, watching movies, traveling, exploring cuisines
Career Goals: Working as a UI/UX Designer or UX Researcher in non-profit sectors
Advice to Prospective Students: Join different events hosted by CCI and other colleges - you'll make great connections and gain new skills and knowledge that might come in handy in the future.

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Elizabeth Dawson

Degree Program: MSI Library and Information Science - Full-time, on campus and online
Undergraduate Institution: University of Delaware
Personal Interests: Reading, writing, singing, music, taking walks, swimming, watching movies.
Career Goals: To one day work as an archivist at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
Advice to Prospective Students: Don't be afraid to reach out to other students in your program, whether they are in your program, in your college, or in your classes, they can be really helpful and supportive!

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Chinonso (Chino) Eziefule

Degree Program: MS in Information Science - Full-time, on campus
Undergraduate Institution: University of Port Harcourt
Personal Interests: Traveling, learning new IT concepts, anime, cooking and eating
Career Goals: To pivot my career towards Data Science and actively participate in innovative research and discoveries within the field.
Advice to Prospective Students: Don’t be scared of failure. Your only failure is never to try.

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Geeta Kukreja

Degree Program: MS in Computer Science - Full-time, on campus
Undergraduate Institution: K J Somaiya College of Engineering
Personal Interests: Hiking, traveling, being around nature
Career Goals: Become a full stack software developer. Build an NGO for community betterment.
Advice to Prospective Students: "Rest if you must, but don't you quit.” Take breaks when necessary and not be too hard on yourself. It's important to recognize when you need to step back and take a breath, and then come back to tackle challenges with renewed energy and determination. Don’t forget to reward yourself even for your smallest achievements.

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Shawn McCollum

Degree Program: MS in Computer Security and Privacy - Part-time, online
Undergraduate Institution: Lycoming College
Personal Interests: Cooking, video games, trying new restaurants in Philly
Career Goals: Enter the public sector either working on cybersecurity research or helping key infrastructure agencies (DOT, DOE, etc) protect their systems
Advice to Prospective Students: Utilize the resources around you to help you achieve your goals, whether that is Drexel career services, professors, family or friends.

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Srinivas Pai

Degree Program: MS in Data Science - Full-time, on campus
Undergraduate Institution: NMAM Institute of Technology (India)
Personal Interests: Soccer, MMA, cricket, video games
Career Goals: To gain experience working in the data science domain before eventually starting a business
Advice to Prospective Students: School can be stressful at times and thus, my advice is that you need to find things to do outside of school to de-stress yourself. Meet as many people as possible, build connections and don't be afraid to try something new.

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Lida Susan Sabu

Degree Program: MS in Software Engineering - Full-time, on campus
Undergraduate Institution: APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University (Kerala, India)
Personal Interests: Painting, Badminton, Anime
Career Goals: Software Architect
Advice to Prospective Students: Actively engage in Drexel events, seek assistance whenever needed, and fully utilize the available resources to maximize your academic and personal growth.

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Abhishek Shetty

Degree Program: MS in Data Science - Full-time, on campus
Undergraduate Institution: Drexel University
Personal Interests: Cricket, Geopolitics, Reading
Career Goals: Data Scientist
Advice to Prospective Students: Develop good time management skills. Learn not only in class but from everyone around you. Make good friends and ensure that you make time for sleep, food, and self-care.

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Jasjiv Singh

Degree Program: MS in Computer Science - Full-time, on campus
Undergraduate Institution: Chitkara University
Personal Interests: Squash, Running and Coding
Career Goals: To develop impactful software in the domain of distributed systems and computer networks
Advice to Prospective Students: Talk to the professors and TAs, you will gain more knowledge about the course that you are interested in.

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Vishnupriya Thokala

Degree Program: MS in Computer Science - Full-time, on campus
Undergraduate Institution: IIT Hyderabad
Personal Interests: Reading, Traveling, Cooking, Sports
Career Goals: To attain the expertise needed to lead and drive impactful software projects.
Advice to Prospective Students: Prioritize time management, build a supportive network, seek mentorship, and keep that spark of curiosity alive.

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Danielle Vasquez

Danielle Vasquez

Degree Program: MSI Library and Information Science - Part-time, online
Undergraduate Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Personal Interests: Reading, storytelling, swimming in Lake Michigan, adventures with my kids, and gardening
Career Goals: I hope to be a children's librarian, but am excited about seeing what other career opportunities as I go
Advice to Prospective Students: Have fun along the way! Take time to get to know some of your professors and classmates. Ask as many questions as you need or want. Be open to seeing where the journey takes you.

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Become a Graduate Dean's Ambassador

The CCI Graduate Dean’s Ambassador program is focused on promotion of the graduate student experience to prospective and new graduate students. Graduate Dean's Ambassadors will have a role in recruiting and admissions events, as well as driving new graduate student growth and engagement. By becoming a Graduate Dean’s Ambassador, you will help fellow students; strengthen your leadership and communication skills; and develop unique experiences with CCI's academic partners.

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