Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction

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FRIDAY FORUM: Alazandra (Alex) Shorter

September 30, 2016

Friday Forum is here! It's a chance for everyone to get to know our HCIM cohort. Catch up every week to learn about the diverse backgrounds that make up UMD's HCIM. 


What year are you in the HCIM program?

I am a second year. 


Where are you originally from?

I am from Bowie, Maryland.


What was your undergraduate degree in?

My undergraduate degree is in Computer Science. 


Do you have any work experience? If so, what did you do and for how long?

I work full time as a Technical Business Analyst at Aptify which is an Association Management System.


Why did you choose UMD's HCIM program?

It was an interesting program in which I could connect with other people interested in a wide range of topics and learn something new!


What classes are you taking this semester?

I am taking Interaction Design and Capstone Preparation.


What is your favorite class so far in the program?

Inclusive Technology Design. It was awesome learning how to design for a broad range of users.


After school, what is your dream job?

To become a UX Designer at a store I like to shop at.


Do you have any hidden talents? 

I decorate cakes for fun! (See below!)