It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.Paulo Coelho
If I had asked people what they wanted, they would've said faster horses.Henry Ford
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.Winston Churchill
B.S. in Industrial Engineering & Statistics• May '14
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Machine Learning Intern• Oct '17 - Jan '18
Research Assistant • Aug '13 - May '14
Moorissa spent a couple weeks assisting and teaching Pre-Grade R and Grade R students in Khayelitsha, one of the poorest neighborhoods in South Africa.
As a lifetime advocate for education, she also took part in helping schools and educare centers provide after school programs, which play a role in boosting students' academic performance, reducing risky behaviors, promoting physical health, and providing a safe, structured environment for the children.Education, STEM, Social Good, Sustainable Development Goal
Apart from crunching numbers during her internship at NBC Universal, Moorissa promotes the importance of technology for social good by spending free time helping organize social hackathons around the city. Responsibilities include events hosting, student recruitments, and corporate partnerships with IBM, Amazon, and API among many others.Hackathon, Social Good, Coding, Women Who Code
As part of the CDSS Executive Board, Moorissa shared her interest in improving data literacy with her graduate colleagues, faculty, and communities by helping organize data science workshops, hackathons, and panel talks around campus and New York City.Columbia University, Data Science, Graduate Life
In her spare time as a full-time analyst, Moorissa joined the United Nations Association of Atlanta (UNA) to support the sustainable development goals (SDG) in Atlanta. She later founded the UNA Young Professionals subchapter and was selected as the youngest member to help navigate the organization in the Board of Directors. She helped lead and organize thirty-two board meetings and thirty events and drafted membership growth and retention strategies for the board, which resulted in 220% growth rate in new membership rates.
Special thanks to all UNA colleagues, volunteers, and many organizations: Alpha Kappa Alpha chapters in their UN classroom programs, Trees Atlanta and Captain Planet Foundation for volunteering opportunities, National Center for Civil and Human Rights for UN Day sponsorship, Kennesaw State University and Clarkston Career Information Fair for both educational and cultural partnership, and Peaceful Demonstration for workshops regarding abolition of genocide in Myanmar.United Nations, Sustainable Development Goals