Jule was never good at studying languages until she found C++, Java, and Python. After finding her new passion, she graduated from the University of Michigan with a BSE in Computer Science and a minor in Art and Design. She continued on to the PhD program at U of M, studying computer science and specializing in artificial intelligence. Her research involves trying to program a computer to think like a human using a cognitive architecture. While in the program she has maintained a 4.0 GPA and is the recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
When she's not researching artificial intelligence, Jule enjoys sharing her passion with others through teaching. Jule has been an instructional assistant and GSI graduate student instructor for 9 semesters covering 4 different computer science courses. During this time, she won multiple awards for her teaching and mentoring. Jule has also worked extensively with high school students through volunteer work at two different high schools and through computer science summer programs. Her teaching specialties include intro to computer science, data structures, algorithms, and artificial intelligence. Jule believes in approaching each student with an open mind and adjusting her teaching style accordingly. She will work hard to improve a student’s confidence, knowledge, and excitement on a topic.
Besides research and teaching, Jule enjoys painting, rock climbing, and playing video games.