Major: BS Computer Science
Hometown: Alexandria, Egypt
I chose this major because…: Because I just love exploring new tech and I am so interested in learning about how AI works because its so freaking cool!
Favorite course(s): CS275-Web and app development-This was the first class that helped me gain a better understanding of web technologies which lead me to want to dedicate the rest of college years into learning more about web design and development so I also minored in Interactive Digital media
Clubs/Extracurricular Activities: Drexel Women in Computing Society (WiCS), Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Co-ops I’ve done:
- Software Engineer at Dell Boomi
- User Experience Researcher at MilkCrate
Favorite thing/place at Drexel: Definitely the Quad! If you do not know where the quad is that’s completely fine because I did not at first haha! It's the open area in front of Korman! It’s the best in the summer too!
When I’m not at Drexel, I’m…: Playing the piano or practicing squash or going out with friends/family
When you are in Philadelphia, I think you should…: Eat ice cream at Franklin Fountain!
Advice to new/incoming CCI students: Always explore your interests and never be afraid to do so before it's too late!
What is your dream job? To work as UX Researcher at Amazon
Favorite animated character: Merida from Brave
I have a different start than everyone else because it took me awhile to learn what I wanted to do eventually. I started off being a Biomedical Engineering major, later to discover it was not something I ever wanted to do which lead me to Computer Science. I think a CS can take you anywhere and I finally have an understanding to what I want to do in CS, I want to get more involved with User Experience Design because it's something I am really passionate about.