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She Just Became the First African American Woman to Graduate With a PhD in Computer Science from Purdue

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She Just Became the First African American Woman to Graduate With a PhD in Computer Science from Purdue

This is the type of news we love to report! 30 year old Amber Johnson just became the first African American woman to graduate with a doctoral degree in computer science from Purdue University. According to The Exponent, Johnson identified her love of computers early, receiving her first computer at just 4 years old. She learned to code early as well, using a Microsoft Disk Operating System (MDOS). Growing up, Johnson used to program her calculators and can even remember trying to fix her Nintendo 64 when it malfunctioned.  “I’ve always been really into gadgets, figuring things out, taking things...

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