PhD grad Rachel Harsley named one of Crain’s Tech 50
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After becoming the first black woman to receive a doctorate in computer science from UIC in 2017, Harsley joined Google as a software engineer. Before that, she built a messaging app that won the UIC Startup Challenge. The St. Louis native, whose research focused on natural language processing and machine learning, interned at Intel, GE, and AT&T before joining Google.