Rita Wondrak's Bio Page
Welcome to my bio page.
This page will contain a brief biographical sketch of my life, describing
how I originally got interested in data processing and giving more information
about my life and career as a computer programmer.
I was born and raised in Chicago
Illinois, in the heart of the
American midwest. That's a
very practical place, and by the time I entered college, I knew I wished to do
something very practical, and accomplish something in this world, so I enrolled
at the Illinois Institute of Technology as a student of Metallurgical
Engineering. No 'vague' liberal arts stuff for me, practicality was my goal.
But it didn't quite work out that way for me, the very first semester I was
placed in a philosophy class as part of an experimental program. The experiment
must have worked for me because even after the very first class session, I was
hooked. Eventually, I changed my major to philosophy of science, in which I
received a bachelor's degree from Johns
The next phase of my life took me to New Haven Connecticut and Yale University,
where I completed my formal education with a Master's Degree in History of
Science and Medicine.
Wondering how all of this led me into data processing, since it seems that
by this time I had spent years away from computers. Well that was exactly what
got me too. I was trying at this point to get a university teaching job, but
this proved fruitless at the time. So I looked around for something to do with
my life. By this time, I was living in Brooklyn New York, feeling rather useless, but life
had a few surprises in store for me. I asked myself what I could do, and
started to look alphabetically at the New York Times want ads. Eventually, I
started wondering about computers, after all I had 2 whole computer courses in
college while I was an engineering major so what did I
have to lose?
I applied and believe it or not, I got the very first job that I applied
for. That was at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company...
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Last Updated on 10 January 2009
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