Hometown: Burkina Faso
Major: Computer Science
Future Plans: Software (Site Reliability) Engineering at Google
Salut! I am Oumar Karaga, and I am from Burkina Faso, a French-speaking country in West Africa. I am more than grateful of my journey at Fisk University. I started out as a Mathematics major in my freshman year in 2011, my love of Mathematics has led me into Computer Science where I discovered I could do amazing things. I never would have imagined prior to 2011 that I would get such a huge opportunity as interning at Google in my freshman year. This was possible thanks to Fisk’s Google In Residence Program from which I learned the basics of programming in Python. Fisk University’s particularity is that professors are close to and know their students individually and make it a priority for them to prosper and pursue personal projects beyond class work. It is mesmerizing for me to imagine that there once was a time in high school that I would get scared that my laptop was broken just because I would inadvertently open the Command Line GUI on my Windows laptop! Thanks to Fisk for what it has taught me , I am glad that upon graduation I will be joining Google as a Software Engineer in Site Reliability, contributing to developing cutting-edge solutions at scale and doing so with maximum reliability.