Ethical IT

Philosophy and computer science might not strike you as the most natural pairing. But for Eduardo Rosado ’21, a dual CITS and computer science major from Holyoke, MA, the pairing is plain as day.

“My favorite class at Elms has been bioethics, which explores medical science, ethics, and technology,” says Eduardo, who is also minoring in philosophy. Taking an interdisciplinary perspective on his majors helped him improve his abstract thinking skills, he said, which is an essential ability for working in IT.

Eduardo says he transferred to Elms College for its number of majors and overall affordable costs.

Like many college juniors and seniors, Eduardo made the most out of virtual learning when the pandemic hit in spring 2020. As an intern for National Ambulance, he merged his interest in ethics and computer science by building an online training platform for EMTs, which enabled them to complete their trainings while following social distancing. He also helped the company reinforce its databases, which gave him the opportunity to work on multiple challenging projects at once.

After graduating, Eduardo wants to gain a few years of experience as an IT professional before branching out and working for the good of others.

“Whether it’s a business or community project, I want to do something of outward benefit that’s greater than just myself.”