In a Nutshell with Annabelle Macleod, a 2nd year student in Computer Science at RGU

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By Janice


Main Focus of what you do?
Developing my skills in various areas of Computing Science through the modules presented by the University.

What was your very first job?
I worked as a waitress in a Casino in Aberdeen during my first Degree some years ago.

How did you get into IT?
While on a career break from my previous qualification I started being more and more interested in data and data usage; at the same time I was looking for a different professional path so it seemed like a natural progression.

Interesting fact about you?
I love science! I was a Molecular Biologist in a previous life and it has taught me a way of thinking that applies to many other areas of my life and to computing too.
Because of my love of science I also was a volunteer docent at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences when we lived there.

Favourite Place?
Moab, Utah

Dream Car?
Lotus elan S3

Who would you most like to meet and why?
Ben Silbermann (co-founder of Pinterest)

Current Aspirations?
I have a number of little projects on the back burner which I would love to develop over the next few years and of course finish my degree. I would love to get involved at the junction of healthcare and data science/management, especially when it comes to the use of wearables to gather useful data.

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First published on February 2016
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