Why did you choose and/or what did you like about Northeastern? Why?
My main reason for choosing NJC was because it was close to home, and it was cheaper than starting at a university. I've never felt as at home as I did at NJC. The professors always made time to help their students, even if it wasn't something related to their class, and the other students were friendly and happy to be at the school. The students and professors together created an amazing community and a fun learning environment that I will always treasure.
What do you like about your area of study? Why?
I've always enjoyed math and computers, and even though it doesn't seem like it sometimes, I enjoy challenging myself. Studying general science helped me to figure out just where I could go with my math skills and led me to computer science! I also met a lot of people through my math and science classes that I really seemed to fit with, so sticking with it seemed like it was meant to be!
What did you do after graduation?
After my graduation from NJC I went to Regis University to pursue a degree in Computer Science. After graduating from Regis University I hope to find somewhere I can put these skills to use, preferably as a video game programmer or designer. I've always loved video games, and I think it would be amazing to be able to make my own. I want to make something that helps people find joy in life!
What inspires you?
My parents have always been a big inspiration for me, and I always found inspiration from my professors at NJC. They always made me laugh, and encouraged me to be the best I could be, and not doubt myself. I also see how technology is improving life for a lot of people, either by making difficult tasks easier, or by bring people joy (through video games for example) and that makes me want to be a part of that technology.
What is your favorite memory or awkward moment at Northeastern?
I have a lot of good memories from NJC, but I think one of my favorite was sitting in the study room outside of Mr. Vair and Ms. Garrett's office, listening to Mr. Vair and Mr. Stump being sarcastic with each other and others in the room. These professors truly enjoyed their jobs and because of that, I and many other students enjoyed being around them, and felt inspired to work harder.