Georgia Tech Alumnus Named Rhodes Scholar

Joy Buolamwini, a 2012 computer science graduate, is the fourth Georgia Tech student to be selected for the prestigious honor
Midtown Patch

Georgia Tech alumnus Joy Buolamwini has been named a Rhodes Scholar and will attend the University of Oxford, where she plans to pursue degrees in African studies and global governance and diplomacy.

The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. The application process requires the endorsement of the student’s college or university, five to eight qualified letters of recommendation, a personal essay, transcript and list of activities.

A 2012 computer science graduate from Memphis, Tennessee, Buolamwini plans to use her skills to lower barriers in communication with the goal of increasing commerce, keeping governments accountable and improving the quality of life for millions of people.

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