Hi, I'm Lina Kaval, a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, with a B.S. in Computer Science (through the College of Engineering and
Applied Science) and a certificate in Business Analytics.
Through my various co-op experiences, I have worked as a Security Operations Center analyst, web developer, and data engineer. I am very excited to be joining Prudential as an Infrasture Developer following my graduation from the University of Cincinnati.
My interest in computer science was fostered with the help of many educators. I'd like to give them a shoutout here, as one day I would also like to become an educator.
Mr. McKain - the person who taught me all the fundamentals of programming and computer science. Although some concepts took me a while to grasp, Mr. McKain's steady mentorship encouraged me to continue working towards understanding computer science and realizing that it was the field I wanted to pursue.
Dr. Montjoy - despite only being in his class for one semester, he made a big impact on my freshman year. With his help, I was able to attend a workshop at Cornell University, which exposed me to research and fueled my goal of one day working towards a Ph.D.
Dr. McFall - funny enough, I never took Dr. McFall's class. I worked as his TA for four semesters. During this time, Dr. McFall was my greatest mentor, encouraging me to grow both in my studies and as a person.
Badri - an unlikely ally, Badri had a significant impact on my senior year of studies. While his class may have been the most challenging computer science class I took, the concepts we learned were strangely fun. Understanding finite state machines and Turing machines made me feel like I understood how we progressed from primitive machines to modern-day computers.
Outside of tech, my interests include traveling, music, and bringing joy to the people around me.