Degree(s): Accounting (Minor: International Business), Computer Science, Computer Science (Machine Learning)
Undergraduate Institution: Kent State University, Central Methodist University
Graduate Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
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Ms. Mariah Rucker is a software engineer, graduate student, and the founder of Wizards in Tech and Wizards Who Code (#WizardsInTech and #WizardsWhoCode). She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in computer science with a machine learning specialization at Georgia Tech. She is currently working to develop a robust machine-learning portfolio by leveraging applied experiences within accounting and finance. Her experience includes accounting internships with JPMorgan Chase and Grant Thornton, as well as a career at Ernst & Young auditing Fortune 500 companies. While she was accustomed to computers and customizing MySpace layouts at a young age, she did not pursue a computing degree and career until the age of 25, after completing various internships at a security startup. She is a curious trailblazer in tech and enjoys participating in conferences, hackathons, programs, research, and more within business and technology.