Lisa Torrey
Dartmouth College

I'm going into my senior year at Dartmouth, with a major in Computer Science modified with Engineering. During the summer of 2002, I participated in CRA-W's Distributed Mentor Program. My mentor was Professor Linda Shapiro, at the University of Washington, and my project was in the area of biomedical informatics.

I first became interested in computer science when I took an introductory class during my sophomore fall at Dartmouth. I was taking the class mostly out of curiosity, but ended up deciding to major in it. The engineering part got tacked on because of a wonderful first-year internship in that department. Since then, I've been trying to fit all the classes in, while still leaving room for things like history and French. (I'm sort of a jack-of-all-trades by nature, and I like to do a little bit of everything.)

The DMP internship helped me to start narrowing down my interests, and also helped me decide to apply to graduate school. I spent 10 weeks in Seattle, WA- it actually doesn't rain much in the summer!- working with the Structural Informatics Group at the UW.

Outside of academics, my activities include swing dancing, hiking, skiing, reading lots of sci-fi/fantasy, and trying to learn foreign languages. I have a slightly outdated webpage here.