Tia Pope’s first job was with International Paper as a Process Control Engineer. When she first learned about the OMS CS program, three of her computer science interns suggested that she apply to the program and to her delight - she was accepted! While working and participating in the OMS CS program, she had the opportunity to TA for several courses in the program including HCI, Educational Technology, and Health Informatics in the Cloud. Pope currently works at Cisco Systems as a Cryptographic Engineer. While participating in OMS CS, Pope was able to attend the College of Computing Career Fair and was hired by Cisco, who she has been working with ever since! Pope is still an OMS CS student, works full-time, and is a TA in the program. She dreams of one day applying to Georgia Tech’s Human-Computing Interaction Ph.D. program.