By Megan Wagner, MH ’16
Computer science major Clarissa Skipworth, BA ’22, interned with Associate Professor of Cybersecurity Renita Murimi, Ph.D., CISSP, as they launched the blockchain company WildChain. Using blockchain technology, they are aiding global conservation efforts. We wanted to learn more about Skipworth’s unique opportunity and what she’s learned on the job.
How did you choose computer science as a major? What are your other academic areas of interest?
I remained undeclared for my first year at UD while I took a lot of Core and some upper-level STEM classes to help me discern my major. I was torn between my passion for languages and the appeal of mathematical logic. I tried out computer science in my second year, and proceeded to adopt it as my major when I realized it was the intersection of these two passions: a way of communicating logic through programming languages.