University of Chicago '18: Physics Major with Specialization in Astrophysics and Statistics Minor
Statistics minor included: Statistical Models/Methods, Applied Regression Analysis, Analysis of Categorical Data, Statistical Theory/Methods, Linear Models/Experimental Design (all of these courses required R)
Physics major included: Quantum Mechanics, Modern Physics, Experimental Physics, Intermediate Mechanics/Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Waves, Heat, Statistical/Thermal Physics, Spacetime and Black Holes (General Relativity), Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
Astrophysics Specialization included: Physics of Stars and Stellar Systems, Physics of Galaxies and the Universe, Modern Topics in Astrophysics (Gravitational Lensing and Exoplanets), and Introduction to Cosmology
During the summer of 2016 I conducted research on gravitational lensing of black holes under the guidance of professor Henric Krawczynski at WashU at St. Louis and wrote a paper featured in UChicago's undergraduate research magazine. In the summer of 2017 I participated in research regarding ultra-faint dwarf galaxies (HERON project) with professor R. Michael Rich at UCLA alongside two foreign exchange students from Nanjing University.
I am passionate about STEM and spent 40+ hours volunteering with an After-School Science Program at an elementary/middle school (in Chicago) where we held small physics/biology/chemistry/engineering experiments with kids from ages 5-14. I always enjoy helping people solve problems that have been giving them trouble before.
I am seeking a position where I can utilize the analytical skills I developed while pursuing my physics degree for a company with innovative and sustainable technology.
Although I may not have an immense background in engineering or coding yet, I hope to be given the chance to show what I can do. I am graduating with a Biology degree, however coding continued to interest me throughout these years in college. I realized I didn't want to pursue a career toward dentistry anymore, but instead found that my true passion lied in software engineering.
I have made it a goal of mine to work my hardest in these following months after graduating Spring 2020. Although not an easy path, I know with my determination I will be able to be just as competent as others in the engineering world. I hope for a great opportunity in which I gain the mentorship and developmental tools to become a better student and engineer. When I am passionate about something, I put forth all my efforts. I can guarantee that this new path I am following is one I want to accomplish.