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Alumna Soars in Science

Siobahn C. Day, Ph.D.

Heroes don’t always wear capes, sometimes they wear white coats. North Carolina Central University (NCCU) alumna Siobahn C. Day is the first woman to receive a Ph.D. in Computer Science from North Carolina A&T State University.

Siobahn, a 2009 graduate who earned a master’s degree in computer information science from NCCU’s School of Business, has an distinct passion for computer information science.

In addition to operating a web and graphic design company, Dreams Creative Group, she has worked in higher education for over 10 years including roles such as an instructor at a number of colleges and universities, where she taught computer science courses. 

Meet Siobahn, a true Eagle soaring.

The Basics

Name: Siobahn C. Day, Ph.D. 

Degree/Grad Year: 2009

Hometown: Hillsborough, N.C.       

Current City: Greensboro, N.C.

Job: Lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

About You

Who would you choose as the one person who has impacted your life the greatest? My parents. They are simply amazing.

Best accounts to follow on social media? I tend to follow world leaders, those I admire, respect, and who provoke thought.

What motivates you? My faith.

Favorite Quote? “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t attempt.”

What is your life mantra? “You have not because you ask not.”

Where can we follow your work? You can follow through my website, www.siobahncday.com.

Education

What influenced your decision to attend NCCU and select your major? My father influenced me, he is an NCCU alumnus.

How did your education prepare for your career? My education helped me advance in my career and further spurred me to pursue a Ph.D.

What advice would you give a current college student? Maximize your time at NCCU, take advantage of every opportunity, and do all things in excellence!

Career

Tell us about your job. I’m a new faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the department of Computer Science. I inspire, teach, do research and serve.

Sounds of the office? What music are you feeling this week? This week I’m currently listening to H.E.R.’s new album, I Used to Know Her: The Prelude.

How has working in your industry changed the way you look at the world? With technology ever changing, I’m challenged to stay abreast and learn new things. The constant evolution of technology keeps me in a creative space.

Who/What do you look to for inspiration? I read a lot. This involves news (current, tech, business, etc.), daily scripture, and also books for enrichment. They all inspire me to get involved (community) and also work on becoming a better me each and every day.

How do you handle work-life balance? It’s something I continuously work on. I have learned the power of saying “no” and accepting that I can’t do it all.

What is an important quality you look for in your relationships with others? Authenticity.

Judge Me Not: 6 Questions

  1. Maroon or Gray? Maroon
  2. Mac or PC? Mac
  3. Hip-Hop or R&B? R&B
  4. iPhone or Samsung? iPhone
  5. Netflix or Hulu? Netflix
  6. Snapchat or Instagram? Instagram
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