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Coding for the future

Cole Sosebee

UGA student Aniyah Norman advocates for others in tech while carving out her own spot

When she applied to the University of Georgia, Aniyah Norman had one goal in mind: to leave her footprint on the campus in the arena of technology and innovation.

Now entering her final semester, Norman can finally say that she has accomplished exactly that.

Growing up in Gainesville, Georgia, she was always drawn to STEM fields. She even tutored other students in math and science while at Johnson High School.

But Norman didn’t get her start in coding until the summer before college. Using free online resources, she taught herself how to code in Python, which led her to immerse herself in the history of computer science and its real-world applications.

This discovery ultimately led her to change her major during her freshman year, from pharmaceutical science to computer science. She will graduate from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences this May.

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Image: Computer science major Aniyah Norman (Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA)

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