CIS Undergraduate Student Rodriguez Wins 2016 GEICO Achievement Award

Maria Laura Rodriquez Portrait

CIS Undergraduate Maria Laura Rodriguez was awarded the 2016 GEICO Achievement Award for $2,500 in recognition of her dedication to academic success, leadership, and service.

Originally from Venezuela, Rodriguez is in her second year of studies at the University of Oregon. She currently works as a 100-level teaching assistant in the Computer and Information Science Department by assisting instructors during class and helping grade homework assignments. As part of the International Cultural Service Program (ICSP), Rodriguez contributes 80 hours per year of cultural and educational presentations to local schools and community groups. Topics of her presentations range from the Venezuelan history, politics, and economics to folk festivals and traditional food. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

Please join the department in congratulating Maria Laura Rodriguez on her great accomplishment!