Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI
Majors: Computer Science and Math
Study Abroad: Budapest Semester in Cognitive Science
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Anything but Superman
In 10 words or less, why should someone want to be a part of this department?
We can teach you how to build awesome things.
When did you know you wanted to study this area? What pathway led you to this department?
The first time I saw the insides of a TV, I decided I needed to know how it worked.
What is the best way to get (and stay) connected to this department?
To meet people and to stay connected, it’s a great idea to come to the Math/Physics center to meet other students. The weekly tea talks are a great way to meet and get to know the faculty as well.
What would you miss the most if you were no longer a part of this department?
I’d miss hanging out and programming in the lounge with everyone else in my class.
What are your career aspirations/next steps after K?
I’m considering pursuing graduate-level education in computer science, possibly looking towards a career in the software engineering fields, or in post-secondary education.
What has been the biggest surprise you have encountered at K?
I think my biggest surprise has been how easy it has been to get to know my professors and fellow students outside of class, which I think can be attributed to the fact that K is a pretty small school. It’s been a very pleasant surprise.
How does your department connect to your other interests and activities?
I really like problem solving of all kinds, and the Math/CS/Physics departments are all really focused on different types of problem solving.
What has been your favorite class at K? Why?
Pictures and Sounds: CS 107. It’s a ton of fun, and you learn how to do a lot of really cool stuff. It’s a great way to experience a computer science class.
What is your SIP?
I’m studying effective ways to teach computer science concepts to middle school students.