Spring 2014 Systers Pass-It-On Award Winner
Kalkidan works for a government institution as a Senior ICT Export. Previously, she worked at Hawassa University as a lecturer, where she taught for four years. She received a scholarship to study Information Technology at the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, where she earned her Master’s of Science degree. Prior to earning her degree, she joined the computer science department at Hawassa University as a graduate assistant, teaching basic computer science courses and assisting in laboratory sessions.
Kalkidan graduated with distinction, scoring highest in her department, earning her undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics and minoring in Computer Science. She was an outstanding student throughout school, often first in her class, and finished high school scoring the highest marks. She is from a small town called Harar, in Ethiopia.