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Omoju Miller

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Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Berkeley; studies human cognition-how people reason and learn.
Grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, where they never had a constant power supply.
Because there was no power, she didn't spend time watching TV, and she had to "invent" her play-that forces you into "maker mode."
Always liked studying how people learn; believes the best way to educate people is by teaching them how to educate themselves.
Says it took her a while to jump into one thing-"it was like when you go to the beach and you put your little toe in," but now she's "fully immersed."
Huge Star Wars fan; says she honestly chose UC Berkeley so she could be closer to Skywalker Ranch.
When she was younger, she chickened out of going to a huge conference where she could've met some of her film and computer graphics heroes.
After that, she started taking baby steps-speaking at a computer education day, going to small conferences-and now major engagements don't intimidate her.
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Career

Software Technologist

I do strategy. I invest in computer science education non-profits using technology at scale to achieve social good.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Technology
Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

I currently wear two hats. The first hat is I am a Berkeley Computer Science Education PhD candidate. I spend a lot of time researching and writing my dissertation. I do most of my work around artificial intelligence and how people reason (human cognition); I'm working on applying that to how people learn. The second hat is I help Google with strategy surrounding nonprofit investment in computer science education. There, I manage a $15M CSEd portfolio and work to grow that portfolio.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

You have the capacity to do whatever it is you want to do. Take small steps to build up the muscle of courage and go for it.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I'm just this little piddly thing, what could I possibly offer to any of these people [in technology]. "

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant

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