Andrew Leonard

(CS 10)

IT Support Professional, Senior

What were the circumstances of your coming to work at the College of Computing?

I graduated into the teeth of the 2008-10 recession so went to work at the Apple Store for a few years. During undergrad I had worked for TSO, so when a HelpDesk position opened up at the College, I jumped at the chance to come back.

Prior to this, had you ever thought about coming back to work at GT Computing?

Definitely – I love Georgia Tech, and have spent much of my life running around the College of Computing. My father worked under Dean Peter Freeman as the head of what would become TSO starting in 1991.

What is one of your favorite memories from your time as a student?

The Men’s Glee Club trip to England, Scotland, and Wales.

How has the College changed since you were a student?

So much construction! Overhaul of most of the CCB, and the building of Coda.

What sets the College apart from similar institutions?

A passion for making computing accessible for everyone, and joy for explaining complex computational issues in layman’s terms.

How would you like to see the College grow in the next decade?

A continued emphasis on the undergrad experience. While the graduate programs drive rankings, the undergraduate program is what drives so much of GT’s attendance.