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Fast Facts:
Name? Carissa
Title? Software Engineering Intern
Major? Computer Science
School? Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Why did you choose to intern at EA?
When I told my family that I’d be interning for EA this summer, they basically asked, ‘Why a video game company?!’

It’s understandable, since I’m not much of a gamer, but I wasn’t expecting it. I thought of when I first started playing an instrument. Playing the viola for a significant amount of time, I gained this huge appreciation for string players. I started listening to bands more than anything, mainly because the guitarists are so skilled. I love listening, but I’ve never thought ‘I want to learn how to do that!’ Then, when I started programming during high school, I began looking at the technology I use differently. Since I’ve been at MIT, I’ll be going through a webpage or playing a game on my phone and wonder what work must’ve gone behind it to create something so complex! For me, that’s why I’m here. Rather than just appreciating the product like I do with music, I want to learn more about what work goes in to create something like a video game.

Tell us something we don't about you.
I enjoy taking naps in the EA shuttle on the way to work.

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