Bachelor of Science with emphasis in Computer Science, 2012 | Entrepreneurship Scholars
Title: Product Architect, EyeVerify
Hometown: Guwahati, India
Why did you choose UMKC?
I think UMKC has one of the most underrated computer science programs. You cover the same material – if not more – from really knowledgeable professors as you would at any top-five university in computer science. But the class sizes are a lot smaller, so you have more chances to interact with faculty.
The Kansas City community was just blossoming at that point. We weren’t where we are today, but we had just enough to make things interesting.
Being in Kansas City and being at an urban university allowed me to play a part, not just in academic circles, but also in the startup and business world. It helped me develop a network that, upon graduation, served me very well.
How does your UMKC education help you in your day-to-day work?
At UMKC, I studied computer science, mathematics, entrepreneurship and innovation. So that gave me broad exposure to not just the technical work, but also questions like “How do we identify market need? How do we build a product customers love? How do we understand customer needs?”
“I came to school very introverted and very reserved. It was the UMKC experience that helped me get out of that shell.”