I chose my major because... I knew I liked to be around technology and gadgets, plus math is one of my strengths. The first two years of undergrad work at DePaul, I had no idea really what I was getting into when I said 'computer science' and realized in those years that I did not want to be in that direct field. Later that second year, I had a class called 'Systems Analysis and Design' with Dr. Olayele Adelakun, who made me realize that that my passion was project management, and so I added the information systems minor. (It was too late to change the full major, and besides, I wanted the math part.) Also, I knew what path I wanted to take as a graduate student and was able to go into information technology (IT) project management.​​

My favorite thing to do on campus is... attending networking events and socializing with friends and classmates. One can spend hours just doing this and not realize where the time has gone! I absolutely love some of the events that DePaul CDM (formerly CTI) -- and DePaul in general -- holds for its students; they really are great opportunities for all.​​

My favorite professor at DePaul is... not just one professor—but if I were to choose—it would be two. Dr. Olayele "Yele" Adelakun and Dr. Lucia Dettori. Both of these professors have had a significant impact on my studies and personal growth. Dr. Yele has helped me find my career path through his teaching styles and methods and Dr. Lucia has been almost a motherly figure in getting me through my undergrad years. She was the reason why I became so involved with CDM and learned to appreciate my school and represent it. I am truly grateful to these professors.​

The class I most enjoyed here was... the global Study Abroad course to Brazil in Spring 2007. This course was a 10-day class trip to Brazil, visiting three different cities: Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, and Florianopolis. Being out of the American culture in a third-world country was truly an amazing experience. It was very different, yet so much fun. Our purpose was to examine the technology level in Brazil and we were pretty impressed—being third-world, they had strong ambitions. A very awesome experience, to say the least.​

DePaul's School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems (CDM) program appealed to me because... of its great advising staff, extracurricular programs, professors and networking events. I have absolutely enjoyed and continue to enjoy my experience at CDM because it has been so rewarding. CDM professors relate to students and are flexible, caring and creative. They have so much knowledge and experience to share, and some really go the extra mile and take their time to help us. I have been fortunate to meet and develop great relationships with these professors.​

The experience of working on a combined undergraduate/post-graduate degree with CDM has been... absolutely the most beneficial program I was able to partake in. I knew that I would not want to go back to school if I took a break in between and with work overtaking most of my mental health and time, it would be very tempting not to go back. This program allowed me to transition smoothly into post-grad studies with an added benefit of having three undergrad/grad classes roll-over onto the new graduate degree! With so many benefits, why not join it? I would highly suggest this option to those wanting to obtain a master's degree.​​

The best thing about DePaul is... diversity. There are so many different types of students, cultures, religions, etc., and all are honored here at DePaul. It really just makes you feel at home and comfortable.​

The best thing about DePaul is... diversity. There are so many different types of students, cultures, religions, etc., and all are honored here at DePaul. It really just makes you feel at home and comfortable.

After completing my combined undergraduate/post-graduate degree, I plan to... to continue working full-time as a project manager. I hope to achieve my long term career plan of becoming an executive level manager and will do everything to work towards this goal. Also, I am looking to continue school to obtain an MBA; in the future, I do plan on pursuing a doctoral degree.​​

My greatest success as a student here has be​en… getting involved in the research field and being able to present my work at conferences. This experience has given me so much more than I could have ever asked for. It has helped me work on my communication skills, confidence, speaking abilities and more.​​​​

Area of Study: IT Project Management
Graduation Date: June, 2008
Hometown: Bensenville, Illinois
High School:
Awards & Achievements:
  • ​Commencement Speaker for School of CTI (June 2007)
  • Dean’s List
  • O’Brien V-RBA Scholarship
  • DePaul Faculty/Staff Scholarship
  • Bensenville Rotary Club Scholarship
  • Community Service Based Grant Scholarship
  • Nominee for the Jack Cooke Kent Graduate Scholarship
  • Annual 2006 Grace Hopper Scholarship for Women
  • Arthur J. Schmitt Academic Scholarship for Leaders & Scholars
  • Published in: International Conference of Knowledge of Management, West Charlotte, NC (October 2005), Women in Machine Learning Workshop, San Diego, CA (October 2006), SPIE Medical Imaging Conference, San Diego, CA (February 2007)
Campus Involvement:
  • ​Student Representative, CTI Leadership Board Council
  • Treasurer, Upsilon Pi Epsilon
  • Event Coordinator, Computer Science Society
  • Student Mentor, herCTI (currently member for herCTI)
  • Member, IEEE
Current Employment:
​AT&T Inc.​