WHERE DID YOU GROW UP? WHAT WAS YOUR ACADEMIC PATH?
- I was born and raised in Mukilteo, and still live there (yes, the commute sucks).
- Since 6th
ish grade, I've been really into math, and originally wanted to pursue that. In my junior year of high school, however, I signed up for running start. With my extra freedom, I decided to take my first programming course (C), and loved it ever since. After I graduated and got into UW, CSE was my initial career choice, and I haven't looked back.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR HOBBIES, TALENTS, AND SKILLS?
- I played violin throughout grade school (12 years!), but I unfortunately had to put it down for now due to the lack of time. Since then, I've dilly dallied with the classical guitar, but haven't gotten serious about it.
- I am quite in to Tetris, specifically 40 line sprint, and currently have a best time of 33.11 seconds. For reference, the world record
is 16.95 seconds. I've still got a lot of work to do.
- I've also recently gotten into Diddy Kong Racing time trials
, and currently spend a majority of my free time playing that.
HAVE YOU DONE OR EXPERIENCED ANYTHING REMARKABLE OR MEMORABLE?
WHAT COMMITMENTS WILL BE CONSUMING YOUR CYCLES THIS QUARTER?
Classes, of course, will take a major amount of my time. My largest time commitment, however, will be my work on the Formula team
(a team of 70ish students that design, manufacture, and compete with a Formula One-styled racecar every year). This year, my projects include the torque vectoring and traction control modules, as well as pioneering the perception module for potential driverless implementation. I'm super stoked for it, but will no doubt take an insane amount of work.