Meet the Insider exploring assistive technologies for everyone without a voice

At the age of 15 months, Rebecca Houston couldn’t speak. One speech pathologist believed that she would have a lifetime of difficulty communicating, but a specialist at the University of Iowa was finally able to make a correct diagnosis. Rebecca had a swallowing disorder, combined with severe apraxia, a motor speech disorder that makes it difficult for children to speak. Today,….

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Meet the Insider using radical honesty, curiosity, and grit for a career in tech

Cassandra Oduola recently landed a job offer from Microsoft’s Machine Learning group, another exciting step in her journey as an engineer. At the top of her field and with both a PhD in Computer Science and a BS in Physics under her belt, Cassandra was also a Grace Hopper Awardee. What’s driven her success? The answers might surprise you. Radical….

Woman standing next to a sign that reads 'Microsoft.'