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GIMM senior graduates with honors and pursues a career in mobile app/web development

Jessna Rodriguez is a Games, Interactive Media and Mobile Technology (GIMM) major, minoring in Information Technology Management and graduating this spring. She is originally from Boise, Idaho.

Jessna Rodriguez

Rodriguez went to Meridian Technical Charter High School. While there, she learned how to program websites and really enjoyed it. That is when she knew she wanted to pursue it in college. She chose Boise State because of the unique GIMM program and has really enjoyed getting involved with the local community on campus.

She has enjoyed the wide range of skills she has learned as a GIMM major, including web and mobile app development, as well as the GIMM community she has been a part of. Rodriguez is also a part of the GIMM Dev Team. On the Dev Team, they all work together as a team to develop mobile apps. Rodriguez has also learned programming, coding languages and skills such as problem solving, patience, resilience, leadership and how to be a good teammate.

To students starting college, Rodriguez said, “Take risks. Step out of your comfort zone. Do things that you might not originally think that you’re capable of. Taking that step is how you will grow the most.”

In addition to her participation in the GIMM program, Rodriguez is also a part of the Honors College and has participated in Cru for the past four years. Aside from her studies, Rodriguez enjoys hanging out with friends, playing video games, such as Stardew Valley, riding skateboards and longboards, nature photography and taking spontaneous adventures.

After graduation, Rodriguez hopes to pursue a career in mobile app/web development and work on the programming side of game design.

The GIMM Senior Showcase is coming up on April 12th, 3-6:00pm, first floor of the Albertsons Library. This is a great opportunity for GIMM seniors to showcase their portfolio after four years in the GIMM program.

At the GIMM Senior Showcase, Rodriguez plans to showcase her senior virtual reality game, Ethereon. In Ethereon, the player lives in space. A witch steals your pet and turns the world evil. It is the player’s mission to rescue the pet, grow magical crops and tame the animals. She also plans to showcase her portfolio website, which she is working on coding from scratch using HTML, CSS and Javascript.

Ethereon Game
Ethereon Game