Ellen Borkowski is an RPI graduate who would work in software engineering for various companies in the defense contract industry. She eventually went to work with Ben Shneiderman at the University of Maryland. At Maryland, Borkowski learned that she loved to make computer interfaces easy to use for the common person. Borkowski climbed the ladder at the University of Mayland.
The software engineering field is still a very difficult field for women to get leadership positions in. Today, Borkowski is the CIO of the University and focuses in online learning and usability of various software.
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CIO Profiles: Ellen Borkowski Of Union College