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Another of our exciting and energetic NMI Scouts, Katie Badeaux has more than earned her student spotlight! Katie is a junior here at UGA majoring in Geography. Between her intense courses and working so closely with the New Media program, Katie finds time to nurture her loves for both trumpet-playing and writing. She amazed us with her passions for non-profit work and her fight to intertwine the worlds of social justice and technology.
Question: “What about technology are you in love with?”
Katie: “You have to check out http://www.thebrain.com/
This software helps you perform mind mapping to help your organize thoughts and ideas. I love this because it blends my interests of technology and mapping, and has the potential to be an incredible tool for whoever uses it.
“The Brain is cool because it is a mind mapping software. I’ve always been interested in both internet and mind mapping and I think this could be a really interesting way of organizing information that is intuitive and mimics how the brain naturally stores information. I was looking up mind mapping and I stumbled upon it.”
Question: “What has been your favorite moment in the NMI? How about at UGA?”
Katie: “My favorite moment at the NMI was working with my group, Townscout, for our final project in NMIX 2020. We had a lot of fun and put together a great final product that we were proud of.
“My favorite moment at UGA was realizing I wanted to change my major to Geography and realizing that I could spend another 3 years learning about something I really loved.”
Question: “Where can you see yourself going with your NMI skills?”
Katie: “I see myself using my skills in a number of different areas. I know that I can volunteer with non-profits by offering to update their websites. I have an internship doing social media and public relations work and that depends heavily on things I’ve learned in the NMI. I know that whatever field I choose these skills will help me succeed.
“I haven’t been working with non-profits on websites or managing social media just yet, but I’m anticipating starting that sort of thing soon. I think it would be a great way to volunteer and potentially a great career path for me.”
“If I could have coffee with anyone alive or dead it would be Amy Poehler. She is a hilarious comedian and has also done a lot of great work with her Smart Girls program, which uses a lot of social media to empower women and girls. I feel like she would have a lot of amazing stuff to say.”
Want to keep up with Katie? Follow her on Twitter.
Katie Atkinson, a Senior from Peachtree City, truly inspired us this week with her views on technology and the future. An extremely clever budding developer, Katie is fully ready for the future and excited to explore more and more growing opportunities. As both a Mass Media Arts major and one of our fabulous NMI Certificate candidates, Katie participated in the first ever TEDxUGA class! We’re so happy we got to pick her brain this week.
Question: What about technology are you in love with?
Katie: I love that technology is always changing and that it connects people to one another.
Question: What has been your favorite moment in the NMI?
Katie: My favorite moment is seeing the graduates coming to the digital brown bag class to discuss their jobs and how the NMI helped them prepare for the future. My favorite moment at UGA was being accepted into the Mass Media Arts program.
Question: Where can you see yourself going with your NMI skills?
Katie: I hope to develop a life changing app or technology in the science field that will benefit society.
Question: You can have coffee with one New Media or technology person, alive or dead. Who is it and what would you talk about?
Katie: I would like to have coffee with Heddy Lamar. She was an actress in the 194O’s. She developed a frequency-hopping idea. Lamar and Antheil’s frequency-hopping idea served as a basis for modern spread-spectrum communication technology, such as Bluetooth, COFDM used in Wi-Fi network connections, and CDMA used in some cordless and wireless telephones.
I would love to ask what her ideas are for technology in the future. Also, I would ask how she came up with her frequency-hopping idea.