Today we feature Rachelle Trotman one of our 2019 Calico Challenge participants. Rachelle is from Barbados and is participating this year through our international partner Automattic.
My name is Rachelle Trotman and I am from one of the most beautiful Caribbean islands surrounded by golden sands and crystal blue waters. This island is Barbados. While my life in the gem of the Caribbean Sea has been nothing short of amazing, I chose to leave to pursue a degree in Computer Science at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus, Jamaica.
I live in code; coding computer programs has been a way of expressing myself. It is satisfying to be able to command a program to do what I want it to do using languages such as python, java and c, just to name a few. There is much zest in knowing that I can use something I am passionate about to solve a problem or fulfill a societal need.
Most areas of Computer Science intrigue me but my top three areas are Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Language Processors. Soon, I hope to pursue a master’s degree in Computer Science in Europe. My goal is to have a successful career in computing and in doing so, I hope to use all the skills I would have garnered to impact lives regionally and internationally, through both charitable organizations and my substantive career.
I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to be a participant in the Calico Challenge 2019, specifically with Automattic. I look forward to everything it has to offer.