Hippo is currently a 2nd-year Bachelor of Information Technology student at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Her interests mainly lie in the areas of web development, graphics design and project management, but she’s been known to delve into other areas of IT as well. Hippo recently completed an six-month internship at IBM Australia Ltd., working in the Office of the CIO.
She works as a Student Promotional Representative for UTS Women in Engineering & IT, hoping to inspire girls to get interested in IT. She has spoken at several high schools so far and at the annual Sydney IBM EXITE (EXploring interests in Information Technology & Engineering) Camp. Hippo also recently became an ambassador for the Sydney chapter of Girl Geek Coffees, a regular meetup of women in technology. She’s also a part-time waitress and barista.
When she’s not working, studying or geeking out at the things she can do on her Acer Aspire 5740G (8GB RAM baby!), Hippo enjoys cafe hopping, cooking, swimming, playing piano or gaming.