VI-A Blogs: Jessica Lin
MEng student in VI-A program
Research interests: HCI and computer systems
MIT SB in Computer Science and Engineering, 2012
I’m Jessica, a native of northeastern Massachusetts. Though I wasn’t physically far from Cambridge, I’ve come a long way to get to the MIT VI-A program. When I was in kindergarten, I thought computers were for DOS games. In middle school, I thought AOL was the internet. In high school, I programmed almost exclusively in Visual Basic. I may never have righted my ways had I not come to MIT (as a bio major, initially), but thanks to the rigorous computer science curriculum, I’ve more than shored up on basics and am excited to tackle new problems. In particular, I like to think about people, so the field of human-computer interaction has naturally caught my interest.
This summer I’ll be on my first VI-A internship at NetApp in Sunnyvale, CA. I’m looking forward to working in their user interfaces division and exploring the Bay Area for the first time.
Besides coding, I enjoy playing violin. I live on Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms.