Years of professional experience?
Year that you started the iCAN program
What was your major and background?
What are your interests within computer science?
Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Computing.
How did you get interested in Computer Science?
After the pandemic, I came to the realization that acquiring soft skills was essential, given my background in engineering I believed that pursuing a degree in computer science was the most suitable option for me.
What social interests matter to you?
Feeling like you're a part of a community is crucial. It can give you motivation and make you feel loyal when you have a connection to the place through people, like friends at a club, colleagues at work, or fellow students at university. A positive community makes a healthy environment that encourages productivity. So, it's important to be a part of a thriving community for a happier and more fulfilling life.
What is your most impactful iCAN experience?
During my participation in iCAN, I experienced numerous moments that left a lasting impact on me. One thing that stood out as particularly significant was the unwavering support that I received from the program. Whether it was through interactions with instructors, advisor or fellow students from diverse backgrounds, I always felt that I was being taken care of. The program's leadership and ongoing support were truly invaluable, and played a crucial role in my personal growth and expansion of knowledge. Overall, the sense of warmth and opportunity that iCAN provided was truly remarkable.
What are your hobbies/outside interests?
I have a deep passion for exploring new places and engaging in outdoor activities, such as travelling, swimming, hiking, camping, and outdoor BBQ. I find these activities to be incredibly calming and rejuvenating, providing a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Participating in these pursuits allows me to clear my mind and focus on the present moment, which I believe enhances my productivity in other areas of life.
Where are you from?