Indigo Brunson

Villanova University
NSF Scholarship Recipient

Born on October 11th 1994, Indigo was always a very passionate and curious person. She always wondered how things worked and was very inquisitive. She remembers playing on her mother’s Gateway computer and discovering what all it’s programs and functions were purposed for as well as being fascinated by the internet. In elementary school she found that she had a passion for acting and exploring the lives of others so she started performing in plays and musicals at school, church and local theatres. In middle school she found a new interest: computers. Her favorite class was called ‘Computers 1’ and it was where she learned the basics of computers and practiced improving her wpm. In high school she was able to take multiple classes related to technology, which really inspired her. In the Fall of 2012 Indigo entered Villanova University as an undecided Freshman. With a lot of inward reflection on what it was that she liked, what she wanted to do with her life, and talking to several computer science majors and people in the Department of Computer Science, she decided that she wanted to pursue it. In the Spring of 2013, she declared Computer Science as her major. In the Summer of 2013 she applied for an Information Technology internship at HOPE Worldwide and was accepted on the spot at her interview. Though she hadn’t much experience she was excited to learn. She was able to learn a lot about computers and how they work as well as gain valuable office experience. Since then her love of computers has grown stronger. She was also awarded a scholarship to attend GHC and she is looking forward to attending in the fall.

“I think it’s important for me to attend GHC because I believe in order to be successful one has to look at the people that have gone before them and learn from them. I also think it is important to celebrate the accomplishments of those who inspire you.”