Carnegie Mellon University Class of 2018
Majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Minoring in Robotics and Neural Computation
Having physical projects allows me to make a bigger impact on the world. Plus, quadrotors > Node.js any day.
From Debate in high school to Mock Trial in college, I've always been big on oral presentation.
"Make something people love" is a goal that really appeals to me. I like projects where I connect with real users.
Getting smarter, better, faster, stronger is what drives me every single day. I work hard so I can work better.
Made my first website- a small one about hieroglyphics- in third grade, picking up a bit of HTML
Started learning Java and began programming for the first time
Motivated by a competition, began working with databases and SQL- and made it to the state level
Got into Carnegie Mellon University's ECE program to study the field I'm most passionate about
Became a National Merit Scholar after getting a 236 PSAT, 2400 SAT, and 36 ACT
Graduated valedictorian from Memorial High School in Houston, Texas
Went to my first hackathon- BoilerMake 2014- after getting introduced to maker culture by my roommate
Introduced to Arduino and hardware hacking by mentors at CMU, found a new motivation to guide me every day
Won my first hackathon prizes at SteelHacks 2015
Won PennApps XII, the largest collegiate hackathon ever, with an intense hardware hack
Won Kent Hack Enough 2015, pivoting away from my original hardware idea after 24 to work on rap battle analysis software
Got my first bit of experience with startups by interning at Suitable, an edtech company focused on out-of-class development