My Story in the iSchool as a double major student!
Alexis Gordon is a fourth-year double majoring in Web and Mobile Computing and Human-Centered Computing student in the School of Information (iSchool). She concentrates on Mobile Development and Natural Language Processing. Alexis switched to HCC (Human-Centered Computing) and WMC (Web and Mobile Computing) programs after her first semester at RIT. She likes the idea of being able to build an application, not just the theoretical one. From that, she really enjoyed taking a MySQL class taught by Prof. Jim Habermas and a Native App Development course taught by Prof. Bryan French.
For the past two years, she has worked as a research assistant for Dr. Matt Huenerfauth (the Dean of the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences in his ASL-accessible technology research. She has been a co-author of two different CHI-approved submissions. She primarily conducted user interviews and organized data. She completed two co-ops working remotely at Rocket Mortgage. In her first co-op there, she worked as a UX Research and Design Intern for the Design Research team. In this role, she co-facilitated a four-week future of product workshop, and she contributed to agenda planning and construction of the Miro board/activities. Following this project, she primarily developed, analyzed, and presented content testing for UX/UI designer prototypes. To achieve this, she conducted unmoderated user interviews for content testing and compiled data in Miro and Lucid. With this data, she has conducted heuristic analysis, affinity mapping, analysis, etc. She worked with other researchers and presented findings to designers and product managers. Some smaller projects included: conducting a competitive analysis for persona research by exploring financial personalities and generating surveys to obtain insight into consumer/client financial goals. Following the summer, they offered her an extension, and she continued working part-time while in classes until May of 2022. For her second co-op, she worked there as a Software Engineering Intern on the Aperture team, which focused on the development of storefront web pages. She was responsible for the frontend and backend development and management of storefront applications contained within Rocket Companies utilizing Angular, HTML5, SCSS, Cypress, and the CMS, including Adobe events, element design and placement, refactoring, text content updates, feature flags, and e2e and unit testing.
Currently, she is a Student Ambassador of the iSchool, the Golisano Ambassador, and part of Circle K, and she is hoping to get more involved in their service events this semester.