Student Spotlights

Our Information Systems Student Spotlights showcase how the IS Department is a community of innovators and leaders making an impact on our world.

Shawnda Littlejohn selfieShawnda Littlejohn a tax accountant, shares with us why she opted for a career change, her love of coffee, and the versatility of data science.





Jack Lopez and familyJack Lopez is a current graduate student in our Online MS program. He was kind enough to answer questions about his Puerto Rican heritage and why he chose to study at UMBC and strengthen his software architecture background.




Kayla Tomas spotlightKayla Tomas ’23 shares stories of her Peruvian roots, how she is able to succeed at UMBC, and what her plans are for the future.





Maria Lopez Delgado headshotMaria Lopez Delgado is a first-year Ph.D student and shares why she chose to study at UMBC.




Courtney Burkett headshotCourtney Burkett recently started her second year as a graduate student took time to answer questions about how she got interested in cybersecurity as a career, gives advice to prospective students, and how she gets to travel the world playing professional football!