Name: Fernanda Moreno
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Campus involvement: CM Ambassadors, CS 1100 Mentor for CM students, 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 computer science and equal representation in tech 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, and created emojis based on the faces of my CM friends to represent the CM community. 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 as a front-end developer in a collaborative environment among other designers and engineers.
In one sentence, explain why students should choose the CM major.
Computational Media allows you to develop computer science and design skills to create impactful applications in the fields of software engineering, user experience design, animation, video game development, and beyond.