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Odessa Thompson

Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity Class of 2024

Educational Background

Camas High School, WA


Hometown: Camas, WA

Major: Computer Science 

I am from Camas, Washington, a small suburb across the river from Portland, Oregon. I’ve grown up hiking the Columbia River Gorge trails, planting trees in the wetlands (aka swamp), and truly loving nature. I enjoy the spontaneous challenges that life presents, whether it’s climbing a glacier or baking bread. However most notably, I have zest for life and for oat milk.

I applied to the Milstein Program because I think effective communication between scientific experts and the general public is crucial to our future. I’m excited to explore this niche using a combination of computer science and the humanities.


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