Ana McTaggart

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Where were you born?


Where did you earn your undergraduate degree?

UMass Amherst

What's your research?

Computer privacy - the intersection of privacy and storage systems.

What inspired you to choose this major?

I am very concerned about surveillance... providing ways to keep data secure is important to me.

What do you like best about UC Santa Cruz?

So much! I hate winter. Campus is beautiful - I like hiking in upper campus and enjoying the redwoods. My lab is 50% women and my advisors are great. I like that we're so close to Silicon Valley. I also like how politically involved the campus is. I'm active in the TA union and it's been great seeing student workers have a voice.

Computer Science and Engineering