Abby Spilkevitz, U0 Computer Science and Philosophy 

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“I did not intend on majoring in CS, but fell in love with programming and decided to double major in computer science and philosophy. I chose to study philosophy along with CS because the mathematical and logical aspect of the field fascinates me. I'm really interested in artificial intelligence, and how machines can mimic the cognitive functions of humans, such as learning and conversation. I think the concept of machines ‘thinking’ is really cool. I'm still new to programming, but so far my biggest accomplishment is finishing my COMP 206 assignment!”

Advice: “Don't give up - if you're new to programming and it seems kind of difficult, don't drop the course out of frustration. Believe in yourself and in your abilities to program and you can do anything you set your mind to.”

Abby Spilkevitz; Plainview, New York; U0 Computer Science and Philosophy 

Photographed by: Sonia Ionescu