Computer Science alumna Aubrey Baker is part of the inspiring viral campaign #ILookLikeAnEngineer. She was interviewed in an MLive article that featured her work downstate at CQL where she codes web applications. Baker also hosts a regular BitCamp event for middle school students and a semester-long Girls Who Code course.
Viral hashtag #ILookLikeAnEngineer inspires campaign in Michigan
Aubrey Baker was surprised that a woman in her field was called out for not belonging.
Still, Baker, 25, who writes software code at CQL, notes that when she was hired by the Grand Rapids firm in December, she was the only female web developer. Now, there are three.
Her interest in computers developed between middle school and high school. She was the person in her house who took care of the routers and fixed the computers when there were issues.
While a freshman at Reeths-Puffer High School in Muskegon, she took a networking class.
After graduating early with college credits, she finished her general education requirements at Muskegon Community College before transferring to Michigan Tech. She was familiar with the Upper Peninsula college after attending two weeklong summer programs there in high school.