Ginger Gilsdorf – Outstanding Graduate

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Ginger Gilsdorf – Outstanding Graduate

Ginger GilsdorfGinger Gilsdorf
B.S. in Computer Science
Graduated from Blacksburg High School in Blacksburg, Virginia

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.

About The Author

Erik Wirtanen

Erik Wirtanen graduated from Arizona State in 2001 with a B.S. in Recreation Management and Tourism. He got his start in the communications field as an undergrad with the ASU Athletics Media Relations office. He worked at UC Irvine from 2002 until 2014 in the Department of Athletics and then The Henry Samueli School of Engineering. In August of 2014, Wirtanen joined the communications office at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Media Contact: erik.wirtanen@asu.edu | 480-727-1957 | Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Communications

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