UofM: 2019 Schulich Leader: Mia Battad
Drawn to technology from an early age, Mia Battad loved racing home from school to play on the family computer. Constantly trying to gain access to the newest Nintendo game or handheld console, Battad’s interest in electronic devices never waned. Rather, it developed into a curiosity of how videos games are made, which lead her to programming.
“The problem-solving and creative thinking that are at the core of programming suited my own way of processing problems incredibly well,” Battad explains. “It soon evolved from a hobby into a very real career option: not just for making video games, but for creating software solutions that enhance and make life easier for others.”