At a very early age, Wafa Elmannai recalls being intrigued by science and technical problems. As a result of that, she pursued a career in IT education and continues to expand her knowledge and experience. Last year, she taught IT at a local high school and prior to that she served as a Computer Science teacher in Libya for four years. Wafa has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Computer Science.
“As I progressed through my education, I wanted to be one of few women engineers who added their fingerprints in the IT career.”
Currently, Wafa attends the University of Bridgeport pursuing a PhD. in Computer Science and Engineering. She heard about the convergence technology program at the University of Bridgeport from her advisor, Dr. Khaled Elleithy, associate vice president for Graduate Studies and Research. “I learned through him the principles of the program and its positive impact on any involved university.“
Wafa believes that she has received the best education in a computer science field at Bridgeport. “They provided us with all necessary resources that allows us to compete with well-known universities in different conferences and events.” Upon receiving her PhD, she hopes to earn a tenured position at an academic institution.