In 2009, I began taking Japanese language classes, which proved to change the course of my college career. I quickly grew to love the language despite its intense difficulty. In 2011, I added Asian studies as a second degree to further both my knowledge of the Japanese language and the international relations of Asia as well. These additional classes provided a 'human' side to my college experience and a pleasant reprieve from a Unix terminal.
After five enriching years, I graduated from the university; a truly bittersweet experience. As of fall 2013, I have accepted an offer to work for the exploration and production company ConocoPhillips as an information technology analyst.
I still feel like this is only the start of my life's journey. My life has taken me to some amazing places already and led me to some extraordinary people. I simply cannot wait to see where the next years take me. I still have dreams of teaching English in Japan and attending graduate school, but for now, the future is bright and unexplored.
AREAS OF INTEREST
- Web and graphic design
- Software engineering
- Mobile application development
- High-performance computing
- Language study using apps
- International relations and politics of Southeast Asia
- Game design using open-source software
- Evolutionary biology