FRIDAY FORUM: Vanessa Oguamanam

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 makeup UMD's HCIM.

What year are you in the HCIM program?

I am a second-year HCIM student.

Where are you originally from?

I am from Baltimore, Maryland.

What was your undergraduate degree in?

My undergraduate degree is in Computer Science.

Why did you choose UMD's HCIM program?

Well, UMD was the only school that provided me with full funding, which for me was the ultimate deciding factor. I did however find the HCIM program attractive because of the amazing faculty and their awesome projects! Also, come on, have you seen the Makerspace/HCIL?

What classes are you taking this semester?

I am taking INST 728D: Interactive Design Methods, INST 775: HCIM Capstone Preparation, and doing an Independent Study.

What is your favorite class so far in the program?

INST632: HCI Design Methods with Dr. Chetty. I learned about the entire User Centered Design Process. We also had fun, interactive in-class exercises and assignments.

After school, what is your dream job?

I would love to be a User Experience Engineer/Researcher.

What was the last TV show you watched?

The last thing I watched on TV was Insecure! I love that show! Go Issa Rae!

What is the last book you read?

The last book I read was I'm Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi. I am currently reading Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie.

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