Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Hamre ’20 Secures Software Engineer Post at Nordstrom
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Hamre ’20 Secures Software Engineer Post at Nordstrom

Morgan Hamre ’20 has accepted a position with Nordstrom as a software engineer in Seattle, Washington office, where she will create technological applications to support the daily operations for the luxury department store chain.

Hamre interviewed for the job at the Grace Hopper Celebration, which she attended in the fall of 2019 in Orlando, Florida. Named for pioneer computer scientist Grace Hopper, the celebration hosts speakers who are experts in aerospace engineering, social impact entrepreneurship and machine learning. The event is the largest national gathering for women in technology.

“Attending Grace Hopper was an incredible experience where I was able to network with and learn from distinguished women in the field of technology,” Hamre says. “I interviewed with several companies at the conference in addition to Nordstrom, but after attending a Nordstrom networking event where I met many intelligent and inspiring women in technology, I knew that Nordstrom was where I wanted to start my career.”

A computer science major, Hamre says coursework with Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Stina Bridgeman in “Intermediate Programming” and “Artificial Intelligence” prepared her to “persevere through difficult problems.”

On campus, Hamre is a member of the William Smith tennis team. She is also a member of the HWS chapter of the Public Leadership Education Network and Hai Timiai. She works as an Office Assistant in the Hobart Dean’s Office. During her junior year, she studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark.