Name: Fernanda Moreno
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Campus involvement: CM Ambassadors, Bits of Good, CS 1100 Mentor, Girls Who Code
In fifty words or less, describe yourself.
I started coding in the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program in high school and have been passionate about designing and building websites ever since. I’m also a hazelnut-coffee enthusiast and self-proclaimed meme queen who watches and re-watches too many TV shows on Netflix.
What is the coolest thing you have done in your studies as a CM major?
In my CM classes, I’ve gotten to work on technical projects that allow me to show a bit of my personality in them. For instance, I built a humorous Twitter Bot that tweets Georgia Tech-related memes in a satirical poetic form (think Milk and Vine), and developed a GameBoy Advance game based on my favorite Disney Pixar movie, Inside Out! The skills I gained in my CM classes have also helped me land a software development internship at NASA.
What are your professional goals?
After graduation, I hope to work in product design, management, or front-end development in a collaborative environment among other designers and engineers.
In one sentence, explain why students should choose the CM major.
Computational Media is unique in that it allows you to develop computer science and visual design skills to create impactful applications in the fields of software engineering, user experience design, animation, film, video game development, and beyond.