Marissa Ann Mayer
(born on May 30,1975) is Vice President of Location and Local Services at the search engine
. She has become one of the public faces of Google, providing a number of press interviews and appearing at events frequently to speak on behalf of the company.Holson, Laura (2009-03-01). "Putting a Bolder Face on Google". New York Times
, 1 March 2009, page BU-1. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/01/business/01marissa.html?th&emc=th.
Education and career
After graduating from Wausau West High School in 1993, Mayer was one of two delegates from Wisconsin selected by the Governor of that state to attend the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia. The NYSC is funded by the
Mayer received her B.S. in Symbolic systems
, graduating with honors
, and M.S. in Computer Science
from Stanford University
. For both degrees, she specialized in artificial intelligence
. In 2009, the Illinois Institute of Technology
granted Mayer an honoris causa
doctorate degree honoring her pathfinding work in the field of search.
Mayer was the first female engineer hired at Google and one of their first 20 employees, joining the company in June 1999. Prior to joining Google, Mayer worked at the UBS
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