My road in life has been direct.
As a child, my computer and TV time was restricted, so I didn’t really have much experience with computers or technology until college.
I went to University of California, Riverside, and started out as a math major, thinking that I would go into actuarial sciences and run insurance numbers.
While working on my undergrad degree, I was required to take a computer science course and ended up loving the problem-solving aspect of the field, so I added computer science as a double major.
After receiving my bachelor’s degree, I decided to continue my education and pursue both a master’s degree and doctorate from UC Riverside.
By the end of my first year in grad school, I was a teaching assistant for an embedded systems course—which was actually the class that made me want to go to grad school in the first place!
After receiving my master’s degree, I got promoted to teach computer science courses—I even taught courses abroad in Switzerland and performed research in Taiwan.
As a computer science doctoral candidate, my research was focused in computer-aided design algorithms for disposable cartridges for the biomedical field.
I now work as a lecturer at UC Riverside—I teach courses on embedded systems, software construction, algorithms, and more!
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