Simply Blazing Trails: Emily Goroza

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Simply Blazing Trails: Emily Goroza

Posted On: Friday, June 24, 2016 Posted By: Vivian Obodo Tags: A Week in an Intern's Life, Information Technology


One of the biggest things as Social Media Intern for Information Technology that I have to do is showcase the skills and projects of some of the interns I am working with. They are immensely intelligent, super hardworking, and are so grateful to have such an amazing opportunity at this institution. And they show this appreciation by doing great work!

This week, I would like to talk about a bright young mind that would probably be able to code and engineer her way out of any situation. Emily Goroza. Emily is a rising sophomore at UMASS Amherst. As a Computer Science major and the new Technology Development Program Intern for IT, she has been applying her skills and back knowledge along with welcomed tips and suggestions from coworkers and supervisor Willy Ci.


Emily has been working on building a Digital Light Processing (DLP) 3D printer. And after lots of time, effort, patience and determination, this project has been completed with incredible results!

Chess piece” I couldn’t believe that I had made this thing all by myself by the time I finished it. It’s probably one of the most extraordinary things I’ve accomplished in my lifetime. If you asked me before the summer if I could make something like this, I definitely would have said no. As you can imagine, I was pretty ecstatic!”-  says Emily Goroza

It is important to highlight that this wasn’t just another job well done for Emily or another step towards innovation for UMass Medical School, but a contribution to history. Emily has a pioneering mind that we know will serve this world well, but most importantly, she is excelling in a field that is dominated by men. This fact has worked against so many women for so long, and takes a certain kind of zeal and strength to overcome. Men make up more than half of the people who work at some of the leading tech companies. Emily is now joining trailblazing women like Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook and Susan Wojcicki, Chief Executive Officer of YouTube in rearranging the cards that were dealt to them and diminishing stereotypes that hold so many down. Emily is breaking the mold with every line of code and with every perfectly wired circuit!

It is refreshing to witness history being made and amazing to know that opportunities like Emily’s exist right here at UMASS Medical School.

Peace, Love, and Innovation,

Vivian Obodo

Social Media Intern | Information Technology

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