I am Colum Cross, a third-year Human Centered Computing major at the Rochester Institute of Technology. My hometown is Guilderland, New York, a suburb of Albany. I enjoy spending my free time working with computers, and am a big Mets fan. I recently started research in the field of psychology and am beginning to realize my true passion. This past January I was in Rwanda surveying Congolese refugee camps for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). This semester I started working in RIT’s Comparative Cognition and Perception Lab to help with ongoing research on visual object recognition in goldfish. I am also working with Dr. DeLong on creating a new comparative cognition task for orangutans. I am expected to graduate from RIT with a BS in HCC in May, 2018.
One of my passions is web design and development. Over the summer, I worked in the Web Development department of the State Employees Federal Credit Union (SEFCU). There I built an article curating web app by myself. The project involved the use of ColdFusion, Database Management, Web Design, and Web Development with the help of multiple frameworks.
Comedy and acting has always been a past time of mine. I have been doing improv since I came to RIT, and I am now the President of Fowl Play, RIT’s oldest improv troupe.
I enjoy travelling to foreign lands. I have been to Ireland, France, Germany, and Rwanda, and my family owns property on the Canadian side of the Thousand Islands.
Phone: +1 (518) 956-3953