Rebecca Davis ‘25
Software engineer at Akamai Technologies
Program: Master of Software Engineering
In her spare time, Rebecca loves to play different video games across many different systems. She also enjoys doing custom computer builds for both herself and her friends. Outside of computers, she collect plushes, clay and glass figurines, purses and bags, and video game-related stuff.
Get to know Rebecca Davis!
Why did you choose Brandeis GPS?
I was sorting through lists of schools with working professional-friendly programs. I recognized the Brandeis name, and after asking around about the school in general, I learned that Leslie Lamport, a well known computer scientist, had received his PhD from Brandeis. After learning this, I was certain that I would receive an excellent education in my field from Brandeis GPS.
What inspired you to choose your field of study?
I originally became interested in programming after taking a Visual Basic class in high school. I had to fill an elective slot and my guidance counselor recommended it, since I was good at math and liked the teacher. I fell in love and then went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Studying software engineering is the next logical step in working on improving myself as a developer.
How have you enjoyed your experience at Brandeis thus far?
I was initially hesitant about the course format being completely online. The GPS folks made it easy for me to see if I liked it before committing, and I’m glad I was able to give it a try. I’ve very much enjoyed working with other students, professors, and the staff.
What has been your favorite class to-date?
I’ve only finished Software Testing Techniques so far, so I suppose it would have to be that one. It was a great experience and definitely helped cement my choice to study here. I am very much enjoying the class I’m currently taking this session.
What are your hopes and aspirations for the rest of your time at Brandeis?
I hope to take many classes on subjects that are new to me. My undergraduate program was a great foundation, but the classes available to me here will help give me experience in the application of current technologies.
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