Computer Science + Anthropology
Seth Hubbell, 2014 CS + Anthropology graduate, is a quality assurance software engineer at Bazaarvoice, a ratings review company. "When I started, I found research that I enjoyed and I found connections across two different fields,” said Hubbell. During his senior year, Hubbell completed a capstone research project with Anthropology Professor Brenda Farnell that included an ethnography study of virtual communities. Hubbell concluded that Twitch, the social video platorm and community for gamers, can be considered a third space comparable to home (1st space) and work (2nd space) where people go to socialize.
In his current job, Hubbell and his colleagues deal with millions of online shoppers’ reviews, and they analyze shopper behavior after they read reviews and see actual products. “I work with the data scientists,” he said. “My CS + Anthropology degree has helped me understand the scope and implications that come in viewing shoppers’ behavior.”