Ruth Powell
Ruth Powell

Ruth Powell

Years of professional experience?
5

Year that you started the iCAN program

  • 2022

What was your major and background?
Linguistics

Research/Engagement Experience

What are your interests within computer science?
Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Human-Computer Interaction, Software Development

Project Title

How did you get interested in Computer Science?
I was inspired to study Computer Science because I want to develop forward-thinking solutions and develop technology that empowers everyone.

What social interests matter to you?
Accessible technology, health technology, socially responsible computing and entrepreneurship.

What is your most impactful iCAN experience?
The iCAN program has promoted a collaborative culture of working toward the future of technology. Everyone in our cohort has been encouraged to bring their own unique background and experiences to the table, and the high level of engagement of the instructors and students has made the iCAN program an excellent experience.

What are your hobbies/outside interests?
Spending time with family and friends, hiking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, music, reading and experimenting in the kitchen.

Where are you from?
Seattle, WA