Joy Alemu

Hometown: Alexandria, VA

Intended Major: Computer Science

Through expanding my horizons, I developed two passions in high school, one for computer science and the other for graphic design. To achieve this and much more, I want to learn about many interdisciplinary fields. Growing up I became more interested in immersive technologies, be it Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), extended reality XR, and 360-degree videos. In addition I got the chance to be a NASA VASTS scholar. I want to build upon my graphic design and digital imaging skills and work on these technologies. I am excited to be a part of the Milstein Program which will allow me to build upon my ideas while engaging in research with my peers. In my free time, I love digital art, writing opinion pieces, listening to R&B, cooking, and hanging out with friends.