Biography: Hello! I'm Emily and I'm from the suburbs of Chicago enjoying my time at U of I. Aside from Information Science, I also enjoy listening to music, hiking around outdoors, drinking tea, and seeing my friends.
Why Information Sciences: As someone who has a love for the social sciences as well as a newfound appreciation for computer science, I believe majoring in Information Sciences would be the perfect collision of those two disciplines – something technical that also explores the human side of machines.
After all, it is humans who design and interact with the machines, as well as endure the consequences. I want to major in Information Sciences because I have really enjoyed the information science classes I have taken so far and look forward to completing more in the future.
In Information Sciences, I can explore a bit of psychology again, except this time focusing specifically on humans and technology. Being in IS 202, I see how a degree in Information Sciences really brings forward a humanistic perspective on information technology, questioning how we make and use technology, exploring how technology can be used to engineer society. From my short experience within the major classes, I have found an emphasis on thoroughness and design thinking, and I want to explore more.
Involvement & Experience: Part of WPGU 107.1 Radio Station Internship including writing and hosting, Women's Glee Club, Data Science Projects