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Jonathan (Jojo) Rendon-Lazo

  • Undergraduate Student Ambassador
  • Major: Artificial Intelligence


Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

High school: Ben Davis University High School

Career goal: Undecided

I’m Jonathan, but everyone calls me Jojo. I’m a first-year majoring in Artificial Intelligence. As a kid, I was in love with technology, having a Super Nintendo and the first iPod as a kid really made me interested in how they worked. When I saw Iron Man’s J.A.R.V.I.S., it really made me wonder, how does a computer act so human-like? It’s been a big dream of mine to create a J.A.R.V.I.S. in real life.

In the SoIC Summer Tech Workshop, I found out about the brand-new program IUPUI was bringing on: Artificial Intelligence. I instantly fell in love with it because that’s what I’ve always wanted to do. I had a great time learning and having a better understanding of it through the workshop. After that, I toured the SoIC and have never felt more welcomed. They made me feel like family. Though IUPUI is big, SoIC is more like a family.

I want people to learn what SoIC has to offer. Not only with resources to help you be successful, opportunities students have, but to also make you feel like family. That’s the main reason I became an ambassador. In my free time I like listening to music, working out, going to church, and spending time with friends.