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Larissa Silva Teixeira

Larissa Silva Teixeira
Larissa is an exchange student at the University at Albany, attending on a scholarship from the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program. She is taking courses at UAlbany in computer science and expects to graduate from Federal Fluminense University, Niteroi - RJ, Brazil with a Bachelor of Science in December 2015.

What brought you to the Center for Technology in Government?
I was looking to apply what I've learned throughout college and to experience how the real IT world works, so I looked for an internship where I could practice and improve my skills in my field. A friend who interned here last summer told me about CTG and it sounded exactly what I wanted from an internship.

What did you do prior to coming to CTG?
Back in Brazil I've worked as intern developing websites for an e-commerce company. That was my first experience in my field, which gave me assurance that it really is what I want to do for my life's career. When the opportunity of studying abroad came up, I embraced it as way to make a differential on my resume.

What are your plans/goals for the future?
At the moment, I only want to enjoy my time in U.S. and learn as much as I can. After I go back to Brazil, my priority is to graduate. After graduation, I expect to work for an IT company that encourages creativity, new technologies, and innovation.

How can CTG help you reach your goal for the future?
CTG will help me to improve my skills and resume and better prepare me to face other job experiences. Since my focus is to learn new technologies and innovate, CTG will prepare me very well in this aspect.