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

Sophia Ezomoghene

Degree Program: MSI in Library & Information Science - Part-time, online
Undergraduate Institution: Northeastern University
Personal Interests: Writing speculative fiction, traveling, reading and Pilates
Career Goals: Children’s Literature Special Collections Curator
Advice to Prospective Students: Do not be afraid to ask for help. As a graduade student, you may feel you are too experienced in school and life to need support. However, regardless of where we are in our careers, there comes a time when you need a little assistance. Be proactive and give yourself some grace. Reach out.

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Allison Gong

Degree Program: MS in Computer Science - Full-time, on campus
Undergraduate Institution: Bryn Mawr College
Personal Interests: Drawing & painting, yoga, taking walks and hiking, makeup/beauty
Career Goals: Working as a software engineer for a couple of years, then go back to school for my PhD and eventually teach undergraduate computer science
Advice to Prospective Students: Being a graduate student is demanding and it's difficult to manage your time effectively, but you should always try to take some time every day for yourself. It can be as simple as unplugging for an hour or taking a short walk.

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Janaé Hester

Degree Program: MSI in Human-Computer Interaction & UX - Part-time, online
Undergraduate Institution: Old Dominion University
Personal Interests: Softball, Competitive Powerlifting, Yoga, Watching Sports
Career Goals: UX Designer
Advice to Prospective Students: It is important to have good time management skills, especially when you have other jobs. Be sure to stay organized and complete assignments early if you can to alleviate stress!

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Edmond Mbadu

Degree Program: MS in Computer Science - Full-time, on campus
Undergraduate Institution: Chestnut Hill College
Personal Interests: Music, Reading, Writing
Career Goals: Software Engineer
Advice to Prospective Students: When in doubt, ask.

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Aakanksha Prashant Rao

Degree Program: MS in Computer Science - Full-time International Student, on campus
Undergraduate Institution: SVKMs - Mukesh Patel School Of Technology Management & Engineering
Personal Interests: Talking with new people, learning to play musical instrument, organic gardening
Career Goals: Software Developer and eventually a Full-Stack Developer
Advice to Prospective Students: Try to have a balance between your personal and professional life and goals. Work hard and enjoy harder. Consistency and patience is the key to bring a new change. It's okay to ask for help and guidance well within time.

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Sarah Shillinglaw

Degree Program: MSI Library and Information Science - Part-time, online
Undergraduate Institution: Assumption College
Personal Interests: Reading, Traveling, Museums
Career Goals: Children's Librarian
Advice to Prospective Students: It may seem scary, but take everything one step at a time. The professors are here to help, ask questions when you need it; they want to see you succeed!

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Tina Shirasb

Degree Program: MS in Information Systems - Full-time, on campus
Undergraduate Institution: Boston University
Personal Interests: Yoga, crocheting, film, baking
Career Goals: Software Developer
Advice to Prospective Students: Make the most of the expertise of both Drexel faculty and your peers. Don't be shy — ask questions, make connections and explore

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Ron Tassoni

Degree Program: MS in Computer Science - Full-time, on campus
Undergraduate Institution: Washington and Lee University
Personal Interests: Reading, running, ocean activities, spending time with family

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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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