Leah Seupersad, 404-413-1354
ATLANTA – Lubna A.R. Memon’s obsession with technology began at age 12. That’s when the master’s student in Computer Information Systems (CIS) began tinkering with her father’s first computer, learning on her own the disk operating system from reference manuals.
|When she's not studying computer information systems, Lubna Memon is often playing ping pong in the Student Recreation Center. Memon was a divisional table tennis champ in her native Mumbai, India.|
By the time she reached 8th grade, she knew everything about DOS. It left her wanting to know more about the backbones of other operating systems.
“Since that time, information technology has become an unforeseen passion in me,” Memon said. “I like to be a part of an innovative environment and I believe that IT is one field that provides innovative solutions and products almost every day.”
Memon, who will graduate from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business next year, credits this early exposure to her current success. She was recently named one of six Bergeron scholars for Women in Technology Leadership.
The Bergeron scholarship, funded with a $1 million endowment from Sandra and Douglas Bergeron, is awarded annually to six female undergraduate or graduate students with high potential for leadership careers in technology.
“It is a very prestigious scholarship and I feel honored to be one of the winners,” Memon said. “It is exciting to be mentored by successful executives as part of the Bergeron scholarship. It serves as a great source of motivation for us to put in our best in every project that is undertaken. It is more like living up to the title every single day.”
Before Memon came to Georgia State, she spent three years working for IBM in India, where she worked with the Queensland government, Disney BVHE and ING Real Estate Finance.
“It was a great experience for me,” Memon said. “I was part of the SAP competency providing consulting expertise to some of IBM’s most valued Fortune 500 clients.”
But it was Georgia State University she chose when she decided to pursue her master’s degree in CIS because of the structure and the course work that it offered, she said.
“Coming to Georgia State was one of the best decisions that I have made. I love the CIS program, the university culture, Atlanta as a city and most importantly the amazing people that I work with,” Memon said. “I like the flexible course structure which has an amazing blend of business and technology courses. It also allows me to take courses from the other business majors, which is a big plus. It offers the ideal academic environment that I had once envisioned before I came here.”
When Memon isn’t expanding her repertoire of computer information systems, she enjoys water sports and is often seen playing ping pong in the Student Recreation Center. Memon was a divisional table tennis champ in her native Mumbai, India.
“I have been playing ping pong for about 11 years. I love it because it is a game of quick reflex,” she said. “I tend to learn something new from each game, which makes it even more addictive.”
Published Nov. 29, 2010