Undergraduate Keynote Speaker: Jamie Sampson


Jamie Sampson (she/her/hers) is a senior at Iowa State University majoring in Software Engineering with a minor in Psychology, from Springfield, MO. She discovered her love for programming in high school after taking Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science in her junior year. Upon starting college, Jamie pursued opportunities for her passion in engineering through study abroad experiences, industry internships, and attending conferences. She also shared her newfound passion through leading hackathons and mentoring fellow minority engineers.

In addition to her engineering studies, Jamie takes classes about the animation pipeline and volunteers with Student Union Board to host live concerts on campus. Her experiences have empowered her to follow her dream of having a career within the media industry in gaming or film upon graduating.