What inspires you to be eager and successful?
The satisfaction derived from creating something meaningful
Who is your role model and/or inspiration?
Helen Keller, the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor’s degree
What does you future look like? What do you plan to do?
It is too early to tell, but I hope that somewhere along the line I will use my skills and knowledge to contribute to society in a significant way
What is the best piece of advice you have received to help you be successful?
“The rest of the world giving up on you is not nearly as bad as you giving up on yourself.”
What motivates you?
I am very grateful for the opportunities given to me and I strive to do my best in order to not disappoint myself and others who rely on me
What do you do in your free time?
I participate in programming contests, expos, and hackathons. I swim, play board games, badminton, table tennis, and golf with my fellow Yellow Jackets.
What advice do you have for fellow or younger students?
Embrace every opportunity presented to you and pursue each passionately with your heart and mind
What’s your favorite TV show at the moment?
How has your life and daily routines changed as a result of COVID-19?
COVID-19 has certainly limited my person-to-person interaction to a significant degree. I work remotely and meetings are conducted via video conferences. But naturally, I would prefer working onsite where it is more conducive to have greater interactions with others at the office
If you could go back in time, is there, if at all, anything you’d do differently?
I wouldn’t change a thing
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
“New York State of Mind” by Billy Joel
In your opinion, who do you think is the most impressive person in the world right now, and why?
The three sisters name Julia, Yulissa, and Kenya Flores who live in a jungle on the east coast of Nicaragua, which is one of the world’s poorest countries. Every morning they row across the Rio Escondido river to go to school. The river is not only one of the largest rivers in the country, but also one of the most dangerous routes to school. Their journey is an unimaginable one and they expose themselves to life-threatening dangers all for the chance to have a better future.