Ginger Gilsdorf – Outstanding Graduate
Ginger Gilsdorf came to ASU to chart a new career path in computer science. She previously earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2003 and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from ASU in 2010.
What has been most rewarding about your undergraduate years at ASU?
The most rewarding skill I’ve learned at ASU is how to attack complex problems in a practical way. It’s one of the best feelings in the world to take a task that appears overwhelming at first and study it, break it down, understand the pieces and start building the connections that gradually form a solution you can be really proud of.
What are your plans after graduation?
I accepted a job as an application engineer at Intel Corporation in Chandler. I’ll work with a team that enables software for enterprise applications, particularly in the area of big data. I hope to begin working on a master’s degree in computer science within the next year.
What are your long-term career aspirations?
I’m really excited to be working in the field of big data and I hope to stay involved with the latest technologies that drive innovative solutions to current challenges.